Interviews

Cory Doctorow on Education and the Importance of Mentors – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Helping others is a common thread you’ll find with Cory Doctorow. As a son of teachers, and a professor himself, finding ways to provide educational tools for the classroom led him to hold policy positions at Creative Commons. Cory also works to defend civil…

Startups & Apps

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix Wins Samuel Adams Pitch Competition

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While startups are often associated with hi-tech gear and innovative ideas, it’s important to remember that food and beverage companies are changing the way people eat and drink every day. From innovative flavors to groundbreaking presentation, innovation has never been a more delicious experience….

Entrepreneur

Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Exemplifies the Celebrity Entrepreneur

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Celebrities sometimes make the best entrepreneurs. Not only do they have the influence and the capital to get the startup ball rolling, they’re also willing to take the risks necessary to turn a good idea into a great idea. And no one exemplifies the…

SXSW

Tech.Co Top SXSW Stories: Samuel Adams, Pledge 1% and the Vatican

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

For ten years, Tech.Co has been attending and participating in the SXSW Conference and Festivals. By supporting startups, engaging influencers, and rubbing shoulders with tech leaders, Tech.Co has solidified itself as a staple of the Startup Village. In recent weeks, we’ve covered a wide…

Mobile

The One SXSW Event Wireless Startups Need to Check Out

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Mobile and wireless startups are in high demand. After all, one of the biggest mobile priorities for enterprises today is a focus on cloud integration. However, that doesn’t mean life is easy for them. Wireless startups need just as many funds, networks, and mentors as any…

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Meet the Judges for SXSW Startup Night

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

There are plenty of famous judges out there, from Ginsburg and Judy to Reinhold and Dredd. With their decision making process constantly under scrutiny, these brave individuals make the hard calls in the name of justice. But when it comes to pitch competitions, we need investors, ecosystem…

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Samuel Adams Announces Participants in SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is inching closer, and today Samuel Adams is announcing the participants in their SXSW pitch competition. As part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream popup, a program designed to give small food or beverage entrepreneurs a leg up, four startups will vie for…

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These Companies Are Competing at SXSW Startup Night [Poll]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is place of collaboration and community. With thousands of people in attendance to see everything from film premieres to innovative products, the atmosphere is abuzz with enough entrepreneurial enthusiasm to power a small ship. But while being supportive is a staple of the…

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10 Startups Launching New Products at SXSW Release It [Poll]

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’ve ever been to SXSW, you already know that its a hotbed for burgeoning startups with new and innovative ideas. Whether it’s Foursquare making its debut in 2009 or Twitter using the conference’s popularity to make itself known in the social media landscape, SXSW…

Augmented Reality

Startups at SXSW Can Game Their Way to $50,000 in Funding with AR Game

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Raising capital is one of the toughest feats for any startups. Trying to network, meet the right people, gain warm introductions, get your pitch deck together, and present it around town takes a ton of energy and time. One company is making it easy for…

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These Mentors Will Be Imparting Wisdom at SXSW Startup Lunch

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The importance of mentorship is undeniable. While most entrepreneurs are forced to learn through failure, having a mentor allows you to bounce your ideas off of an experienced mind that has likely been through the mountain of successes and failures more than enough times…

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CTA and Tech.Co Join Forces to Boost Your Influencer Network at SXSW

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

As one of the largest conferences in the country, SXSW is made for networking. Between the high-profile investors, the innovative startup founders, and the bevy of celebrities sauntering through Austin, this 10-day conference has more opportunities to build your network than you can wrap…

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Samuel Adams to Host SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

When it comes to tech entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, the similarities are uncanny. At first, nobody wants to give you money, you have little access to experts and mentors, and traction is a seemingly impossible mountain that you must climb. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, also faced…

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The Vatican Is Going to Be Participating in SXSW

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When you go to SXSW, you expect to run into someone famous. Whether it’s a movie star debuting a brand new film or a musician hitting one of the many stages at the Austin conference, celebrities are typically on the menu. But if you…

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The Importance of Mentorship in the Startup World

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs are infamous for learning through failure. Whether it’s a botched investor meeting, a disastrous panel discussion, or an abandoned startup, the education of doing it wrong is unmatched in the entrepreneurial world. However, there is something to be said about learning without failing,…

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Startup Night at SXSW Now Has Awesome Prizes Thanks to American Airlines and LaunchKC

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The crowds at SXSW are often hungry for the next big thing. With film producers, musical artists, and huge corporations releasing everything from hit singles to hot trailers, it’s hard to focus your energy on anything but the big ticket items. But if you’re…

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4 Keys to SXSW From an Austin Expert

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Since it began in 1987, South by Southwest has been one of the top conferences and festivals in the country, celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. At this Austin conference, you’ll find features, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a host of…

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