Startups & Apps

SXSW To Host Student Finalists for Digital Startup Tournament

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

SXSW is a smorgasbord of music, film, and innovation. In fact, they’re so committed to innovation that they’re giving college student entrepreneurs who’ve innovated in the digital media sector a chance to prove their worth. That’s right eight student startups will be competing for…


Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…


Tech.Co’s Startup Night at SXSW 2017 Is Where You’ll Get Discovered

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you haven’t heard, SXSW is one of the hottest events of the year for entertainment fans, technology enthusiasts, and startups of all shapes and sizes. Whether it be the endless networking opportunities, the electric atmosphere of Austin, or the mountains of free food…


8 Tips on Surviving and Thriving at SXSW

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you haven’t heard, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a multi-faceted event with showcases of entertainment, business, and technology. The event happens between March 10-19 in Austin and thousands of people from around the world descend on the Texas city to take in the sights, the…


The 15 Highest-Paying Cities for the Tech Industry

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm, bastion of list-based information for job seekers, has released a new report. By combing through their site’s data, they were able to match the top in-demand tech jobs with the top 15 cities in their ranking of popular tech job search destinations. The result: A breakdown…


Whurley: An Entrepreneur Thinking Outside the Box

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

One commonality among top entrepreneurs is their ability to innovate across multiple markets. They can prospect the opportunities in nearly any industry and find a way to commercialize them. And that’s exactly what Whurley has done in the past few years alone. Whurley –…

Startups & Apps

Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing Is Replacing Uber and Lyft in Austin

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Ride-sharing startups Uber and Lyft stopped all services to Austin, Texas, on May 9 due to a city law requiring them to run fingerprint background checks on their drivers. Now 33,000 Facebook users have joined the Arcade City Austin page to crowd-source their own…

Product Launch

Evodesk Launches Customizable ‘Deskshields’

By | May 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

Shopping for desks to match your home, office or personality can sometimes be a challenge. Plus, some of the desk offerings currently on the market are low-quality or standardized, which is why Evodesk launched Deskshields yesterday. Deskshields are like a “second skin” and gives users the…


Steve Case on the Third Wave of Entrepreneurship in America

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

At this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, I sat down with Steve Case to talk about his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship in America, the Rise of the Rest, and his new book The Third Wave. In our exclusive Steve Case SXSW interview (which…


What the Future of Mobility Looks Like, According to Jonathan Spalter

By | Mar 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

Mobility is changing how and where we work. It’s projected that 40 percent of the workforce will be working independently by 2020 –  that’s 60 million workers. Mobile networks help free us up to work wherever, whenever. And with continued network investments and upgrades, the 5G…


Cocktail App HOOCH Wins Anheuser-Busch InBev Startup Pitch Competition

By | Mar 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm

You know the world is becoming more innovative as a whole when long-time food and beverage companies start hosting their own startup pitch competitions. That’s exactly what Anheuser-Busch InBev did this year at SXSW along with ZX Ventures, the incubator and venture capital team that it…


DC Tech Invades SXSW with Help from WDCEP and Event Farm

By | Mar 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

One of my favorite parts of attending SXSW this year was seeing a little bit of home – home being Washington, DC – in Austin. This was the fourth year that the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) had a presence at the festival, and it…


Designing Happiness with Puppies and Cookies at SXSW

By | Mar 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Happiness – how to find it, create it, share it, and maintain it was a hot topic at SXSW this year. From Gretchen Rubin‘s presentation on the effects of habits on happiness, to a session on ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) which is a perceptual experience…


Gretchen Rubin On the Relationship Between Habits and Happiness

By | Mar 15, 2016 at 11:57 am

Gretchen Rubin has made a very important realization since her best-selling book The Happiness Project. She learned that, more than anything else, its habits that drive happiness and that the two are very much connected. That realization has led to her most recent book…


Anthony Bourdain’s Business Model: Don’t Give a F*ck

By | Mar 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Anthony Bourdain says that he jokes that not giving a fuck has been a good business model for him, but more often than not it has turned out to be true. He says he wrote his first book, Kitchen Confidential, under the assumption that…


At SXSW, a Future Dedicated to Autonomous Vehicles

By | Mar 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The future is here, and not surprisingly, it was all over SXSW Interactive. One of the biggest trends we saw at SXSW was conversations and exhibitions around autonomous vehicles. Now, we know that companies and researchers have been testing self-driving cars for a while, but it…


You’ve Probably Been A/B Testing Wrong All Along

By | Mar 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

If you do a lot of A/B testing in your company, congratulations! Analytics are very important when it comes to figuring out the right way to engage your audience and get them to ultimately buy whatever it is your selling. But now for some…