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Meet the Investors & Tech Leaders Judging at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whenever you get the opportunity to talk with an investor, do it. Getting face time with VCs or people of influence is an ongoing challenge for startup founders, and it may take layers of introductions to get to the right person. Fortunately, for those…

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Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. “The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches. Businesses continued to suffer the majority of breaches and more than eight times…

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Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

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Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Everything is bigger in Texas. And while that cliché has been said about everything in the Lone Star state for years, it rings particularly true for the hottest startups showcasing their big innovations at SXSW Startup Night 2018 presented by the Kauffman Foundation and…

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7 Notable Tech & Startup Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Feb 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

While South by Southwest (SXSW) is easily one of the most recognizable events in the world, its definition is surprisingly hazy. Is it a music festival? A tech conference? Or simply a collaboration between the most interesting industries in the country for one of the…

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Startup Night SXSW 2018 Is the Place to Elevate Your Network

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Whether you’re a creative soul, a music enthusiast, a foodie, or a serial entrepreneur, SXSW 2018 has something for everyone. During SXSW 2017, 421,900 attendees, media and companies enjoyed over 2,000 music acts, 600+ trade show spaces, 400+ screenings, 200+ gaming spaces, 1,000+ parties,…

Acquisition

Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…

Ecosystems

10 Fastest Growing Companies in Austin, Based on Revenue Growth

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, Austin was nothing more than home to the biggest media conference in the world, South by Southwest. However, in recent years, the river-side Texas city has become a hub for startup activity, spurred by the innovative minds and companies…

Gear & Gadgets

Konnected Security System Upgrades Your Old Wired Security System [Review]

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

From the beginning of my smart home automation journey in 2004, a personal goal of mine has always been to somehow integrate my aging hardwired alarm system into my smart home system. I’m guessing that Nate Clark of Konnected and I shared that vision,…

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Meet the Featured Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’ve never been to South by Southwest (SXSW), you’re missing out. Between the cornucopia of live music, the dozens of celebrities walking the streets of Austin, and the lively atmosphere of a city in the depths of one of the most popular experiences…

Accelerator

Techstars Launches New Accelerator Dedicated to Social Good

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are founders who start their day with a mission to do good and solve the most pressing social and environmental issues facing the world today. In response to the increase in socially conscious startups launching around the world, Techstars launched Techstars Impact Accelerator,…

Accelerator

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

Events

Battlefield to Ballot Box, Cybersecurity is a War Game [VOTE]

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

Whether it be a small business or government entity, cyber attacks are coming at full throttle and hackers are finding ways to penetrate through systems. In a recent study, 94 percent of people think they can spot a phishing email, they couldn’t be more…

Startups & Apps

Startup Embark Unlocks the Genetic Mysteries of Your Dog

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When people get curious about their genetic heritage, they might turn to Ancestry.com or other genetic tracking services. For dog owners that want to understand the true ancestry of their four-legged friend, one startup provides such a service. Austin-based Embark Veterinary built their company…