If you’re a student in the Austin area who wants to start building a business, you’re in the right spot. That’s because, while Austin may not have the heavyweights Silicon Valley has, it’s often referred to as the most supportive startup community in the nation.

From nationally-recognized incubators and accelerators, like Capital Factory and Techstars, to angel investors and mentors, Austin has all the tools you need to turn your tech idea into a scaling company. And that’s on top of having a relatively low regulatory barrier to starting a business, no state income taxes and trailblazers from Dell to HomeAway to the city’s most recent IPO-bound company, Yeti Coolers.

But all that startup infrastructure also means that it’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially for incoming students, said Harlan Beverly, assistant director of Texas Venture Labs at the University of Texas.

“When they get here, there’s so much happening with entrepreneurship,” he said. “They don’t know what’s what, what’s important and what’s good or bad or helpful to them. They don’t know where to start.”

That’s why Beverly suggests new students start with smaller organizations and university-affiliated groups, such as 3-Day Startup and Texas Venture Labs, before diving into the larger startup scene. And he encouraged students to try building things from web pages to prototypes available for pre-sale, even if it’s outside of their strengths or not part of their major.

“It’s OK that you don’t know how to build everything,” he said. “But you have to be willing to try.”

So, to kickstart your startup, we’ve pooled Austin’s best startup resources into one place. It includes more than a dozen startup events to network at this fall, investors who fund early-stage companies, news feeds, co-working options and a few of Austin’s most interesting tech-oriented Twitter personalities.

Let’s dive in.

Accelerators and Incubators

Early-Stage Startup Investors

Photo by Brent Wistrom

10+ Cool Co-Working Spaces

12 Startup and Tech Leaders (not companies) to Follow on Twitter

5 Local Tech and Startup News Sites

Newsletters, Facebook Groups and More

16 Events to Attend in Fall 2016

A Few Books By Local Authors to Consider

(Image via Flickr by Earl McGehee. CC by 2.0)