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Joshua Baer Instructor

Joshua helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.

In 2008 he founded Capital Factory, a startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. Josh was recently recognized as the Austin Community Leader of the Year, Tribeza Person of the Year, Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Eisenhower Fellow and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum. Josh lives in Austin with his wife Amy and three children.

Bob Metcalfe Professor of Innovation

Bob has 23+ years of successful experience in science, engineering, high-tech entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

He is UT Austin Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise, directing the Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering and Professor of Information Management in the McCombs School of Business.

Ben Dyer Entrepreneur in Residence

Ben is a serial entrepreneur in software, interactive media, banking, mobile payments, and venture capital.

Ben Dyer is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cockrell School of Engineering. He is best known as the founding president of Peachtree Software in Atlanta. He is a member of the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame but now resides in Austin. An engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, he has a lifetime of involvement there and is currently on the board of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation.