About Capital City Innovation & Austin's Health Innovation District


Capital City Innovation is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that is providing vision, strategic direction, advocacy, and synergy among the organizations and individuals creating, growing, and sustaining Austin's Innovation District.

It was founded by Central Health, Ascension Seton, and The University of Texas at Austin and began operations in 2017.


The Vision
An inclusive community where Austinites collaborate to create new models of health and economic growth for all.

The Mission
To support and encourage innovation among academic institutions, health organizations, companies, startups and entrepreneurs, developers, government, and creative individuals by combining creative placemaking and programs that promote partnerships. 


The Capital City Innovation board


Ray Anderson

Senior Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer
Ascension Seton

Stephanie McDonald

Chief of Staff
Central Health

Kerry Hall

Austin Region - Texas Capital Bank
and Board Director
 Opportunity Austin

Maninder “Mini” Kahlon

Vice Dean, Health Ecosystem
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin

Dewitt Peart

President and CEO
The Downtown Austin Alliance