SXSW

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…

SXSW

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…

Jobs

The 15 Highest-Paying Cities for the Tech Industry

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Indeed.com, 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…

Acquisition

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

Austin’s EduSync Is Aiming to Compete Against EdTech Giants Like Edmodo

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Moving education in the modern technological era has been an ongoing task for school districts and administrators alike. With the ever-evolving education tools at hand, there are so many options from which to choose that paralysis by analysis can easily set in. EdTech has…

Ecosystems

Has Keeping Austin Weird Led to Its Startup Scene’s Success?

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

A cathedral made of junk. A massive bat migration every summer night. An outdoor art gallery specifically for graffiti. There are plenty of quirky locales and hidden gems that help Austin, TX hold its unofficial motto “Keep Austin Weird.” But beneath the almost Seussian…

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…

Ecosystems

5 of the Hottest Places for Startups

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

When you think of tech startups, you think of sprawling campuses in Silicon Valley fed by venture capitalists from across the bay. San Francisco is synonymous with fresh faced programmers with a penchant for disruptive technology. But rising costs has made San Fran a…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Vote Online for the Startup of the Year [Austin]

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 2:55 am

It’s almost here: Celebrate 2015 is the time of year when we celebrate all things startup, which includes mentor sessions, inspiring keynotes, and workshops. Though, perhaps everybody’s favorite part of the conference is our Startup of the Year Competition. Over the course of the…

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…

SXSW

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…

SXSW

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…

SXSW

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…

SXSW

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…

SXSW

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…

Interviews

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…

SXSW

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…