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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,…

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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…

Inspiration

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

Marketing & Social Media

Staying Authentic Is the Key to Attracting Customers

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Before investors are really going to dump a pile of cash in your lap to build your business, they are going to want to see some traction and customer acquisition. We asked three startup companies what they did to acquire customers through social media…

Social Media

Should a Brand Ever Drop an Influencer Over a Scandal?

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week, Rob Kardashian landed in serious trouble after posting inappropriate photos of Blac Chyna to his Instagram. The photos were taken down, but the act of posting them can never be erased. The move — and what it says about how Rob sees the women…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

Food

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

Funding

Austin’s Opcity Raises $27MM to Match Home Buyers and Sellers With Realtors

By | May 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Cofounder of Yodle, Ben Rubenstein, who sold the company to Web.com in 2016 for $342MM, is at it again. He’s scaling his next venture with Opcity, the real estate technology company improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…

Acquisition

Online Coupon Company RetailMeNot Just Sold for $630 Million

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

As one of Austin’s most high-profile, publicly traded software companies, RetailMeNot is always big news. However, it’s apparently going private again, with the news that Harland Clarke Holdings Corp is set to acquire the company for $630 million at $11.60 per share. The digital coupon site RetailMeNot offers deals directly through its web…

Inspiration

How One Man Turned to Coding to Feed His Family

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs as a piano player and photographer wasn’t going to cut it. One morning, Awofeso showed up for an interview for a customer service…