Grant ‘val­i­dates’ Austin as tech city


Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - B deb­o­rah can­non / amer­i­can-states­man

very good match,” she said.

Hur­ley said he wants to use the trip to start build­ing a re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two pro­gres­sive cities.

“This is more than a recog­ni­tion for me, this is a recog­ni­tion for the city,” he said. “This is about how in­no­va­tive Austin is. I’m very hon­ored to get this grant; it’s fan­tas­tic, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t have got­ten this grant liv­ing in any other city. This is a city that al­lows guys like me to do the things we do.”

Su­san Daven­port, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of global tech­nol­ogy strat-

Wil­liam Hur­ley moved to Austin in the mid-1990s to work for Ap­ple. His com­pany, Chaotic Moon Stu­dios, makes apps.

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