Capital Factory: center of gravity for tech startups

They call it a factory, but visitors won’t hear any clanging of machinery except possibly the soda machine.

On a drizzly Tuesday morning at the Capital Factory ­— the business accelerator and co-working space in downtown Austin — high-top tables in a kitchen featured cards with names of veteran business people scheduled to mentor younger entrepreneurs. In a larger adjacent room, entrepreneurs and technologists were scattered along four long tables and stared into laptop screens while sipping assorted beverages.

A framed Lyle Lovett poster adorned one wall, and the words “truly the center of gravity” covered a wall mural at the end of the room near rows of brightly painted storage lockers.