Stark Center Features Exhibit on 1936 Berlin Olympics

December 7, 2015

The roar of thousands of people with their arms outstretched in the Nazi salute fills the stadium as three-year German Chancellor Adolf Hitler watches the opening ceremonies approvingly.

Swastika flags and Olympic banners line the crowded streets above athletes and spectators from nearly 50 different nations, where only a few weeks before were signs reading “Deutsche kauft nicht beim Juden”: “Germans don’t buy from Jews.”

Angry German speeches filled with anti-Semitic hatred clash with American Olympic officials reassuring the country that there’s no reason not to do business with the new German regime.

The triumphant opening notes of the American national anthem accompanies the handing of the gold medal to Jesse Owens, now an Olympic hero.

No, this isn’t Berlin 1936. It’s Austin 2015, at The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibit.

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Capital Analysis Survey Finds Lack of Later-Stage Investment Funds for Austin Startups

November 23, 2015

Austin is an ideal place to start a business, but there aren’t enough sources of local investment to help startups grow, according to a recent study by two Austin business associations.

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