GOTHSTIN

AUSTIN'S STARTUP SCENE

 

Like Hollywood, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Madison Avenue, Gothstin is a nickname for the startup ecosystem of Austin, Texas.

A portmanteau of Gotham, the fictional city of Batman, and Austin, it was coined by Thomas Marriott and inspired by the bat colony under the Congress Avenue bridge.

Envisioned as a startup district anchored by Conjunctured in 2008, Gothstin metonymically evolved to a figure of speech encompassing all Austin startups.