Challenge Cup


Four Startups Win Austin Challenge Cup, Prepare for DC

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Last night Capital Factory in Austin, Texas hosted 1776 when they came through town on their 2015 Challenge Cup Tour. In total four startups were announced winners, one in each category of Education, Energy & Sustainability, Health, and Transportation & Cities. The roster of…



Capital Factory to Host Kickoff of Challenge Cup 2015

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

What happens when you pair the startup incubators 1776 (DC) and Capital Factory (Austin) together? Simple, really, you get the kickoff of the 2015 Challenge Cup, a global competition that spans 16 cities in 11 countries. The Challenge Cup 2015 will officially kick off…



Ten-Hut! Austin Wants Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Last week the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Fort Hood’s leadership announced Operation Austin, a partnership designed to bridge critical talent gaps in Central Texas and position Austin as one of the national leaders in veteran recruiting. Specifically, the coalition will develop new programs…



Fashion Metric Secures $1M From Tahoma Ventures, Others

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Fashion Metric recently announced that they have successfully closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Tahoma Ventures. Along with Tahoma Ventures, Fashion Metric welcomed investments from Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures, Geekdom Fund, and multiple angel investors in Los Angeles and Texas. To…



LawnStarter: “The Lawncare Industry is Broken”

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

LawnStarter announced today that they have secured $1 million in a very successful seed funding round. The money comes at the perfect time as LawnStarter continues their growth into expanding lawn care markets. The funding round comes from several angel investors like Rob Taylor,…



Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last…

Location Based Services


‘Avoid Humans’ App Will Help You Avoid People in Your Hometown This Winter Holiday Season

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The winter holidays are wonderful…beautiful…cheerful; the winter holidays are terrible…stressful…awful. No matter who you are, this time of year often represents some of the best and the worst of what this life has to offer. Sure, many of us get to go back to…



Dropoff Launches to Provide Trustworthy Same-Day Delivery in Austin

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

On November 12, Dropoff will be launching for businesses to ensure their same-day deliveries get from Point A to Point B safely. There are many industries that have been advanced by same-day delivery, but courier services have not progressed. Local businesses are still trusting…



Improve the Planning and Running of Meetings with GoodMeeting App for iPad

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Why do most business meetings feel long and unproductive?  One big reason is because most people–up to 92 percent—multitask during meetings. Meetings are supposed to be engaging and a way to discuss ideas. GoodMeeting, a new app for iPads designed to improve the planning and…



Clarify Closes $1M Round for Media Analytics API Platform

By | Nov 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Clarify Inc is a self-service API that allows you to make your audio and video files actionable via search and extracted keywords and topics. The team, founded by Paul Murphy and Ivo Rothschild, chose this name for their startup because Clarify is “what we do. We make opaque data searchable….



Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is…



Cognitive Scale Launches After 18 Months in Stealth

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

For the past 18 months, the Cognitive Scale team has focused entirely on product and technology development for their platform, and today they officially launched from stealth. The company is headed up by a team of serial entrepreneurs and technologists with a deep level…



Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

By | Oct 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize…



Clarify, GeoSafe and Kalisi.Tv Win Austin Hottest Showcasing Startups

By | Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Hey Austin, Thank you for coming out to our mixer and startup showcase this week at Capital Factory. We loved the energy and would like to congratulate all of the startups for getting out there and pitching. The time has come to announce our winners!…