Born in Austin 1984

Born in Austin 1984, SXSW 2022 - Austin, Texas

Born in Austin 1984, SXSW 2022 – Austin, Texas

There are entrepreneurial stories about Silicon Valley startups born from garages. We have our origin story in Austin — Dell Technologies started in a dorm at the University of Texas by Michael Dell in 1984.

According to Wikipedia, Dell is the 3rd largest PC vendor and the 6th largest company in Texas. They had a sizable presence at SXSW 2022 — renting out an entire 2-story venue with community outreach areas and product showcases. It was my favorite corporate showcase from this year’s event.

This message in the staircase dramatically emphasized their origin.

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