Ecosystems

Startups to Smart Grid: Austin’s Cleantech Economy

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Long known as the dot of blue in a red state; Austin, Texas has always been a little more “down to earth”. With an economy with deep technology roots dating back to Dell’s early days and the semi-conductor boom in the 1990s, following the…

Entrepreneur

This 9-Year-Old CEO Knows more about Cyber Security Than You Do

By | May 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Meet Reuben Paul. He has a black belt in in Kung-fu, is CEO and founder of Prudent Games inc., a gaming company that teaches users while they play, and very well established in the cyber security universe as “The RAPstar.” Oh and he’s only…

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Startups & Apps

HoverStat: “Drone Automated Roof Inspections”

By | May 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Assessing roof damaging is can be long process for homeowners who want roof repairs. Most insurance adjusters can only assess two roofs a day and sometimes the reports aren’t accurate, but Leanne Eckelberg and Mark Saap have created a solution with their company called…

Accelerator

Seed Sumo Announces New Startup Accelerator Class

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Startup accelerator, Seed Sumo, announced the eight participating companies in its second annual year. The founders will participate in the three-month program starting May 20, which includes intensive mentoring, business model design, and a twist on demo day for investors.  “We really had a…

Ecosystems

Here’s Why Tech Startups Are Flocking to Austin

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

When most people think of the tech industry, they instantly visualize Silicon Valley. Although this area has been responsible for some of the most innovative technological changes of modern times, there is a new city that is well-poised to become Silicon Valley part two:…

Product Launch

Acton School of Business Launches Web-Based Entrepreneurial Training Platform

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Acton School of Business, located in Austin Texas, is launching a web-based entrepreneurial training platform called Acton On Demand. Think of it as “CodeAcademy for a contrarian entrepreneurship education.” The Acton School of Business was founded in 2002 founded by Jeff Sandefer, an entrepreneur and teacher at the…

SXSW

To Teach STEM Effectively, Make It Fun [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson delivered a powerful TED Talk on how our current model for education prevents curiosity and kills the creativity that used to be so inherent to the nature of learning itself. Despite the massive popularity of his talk and the…

SXSW

Charlene Li Wants to Help Leaders Be More Open [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Charlene Li is the CEO of Altimeter Group, an organization that helps leaders thrive with disruption. She launched her third book, The Engaged Leader, during SXSW and shared with us the reasons she decided to write this book. Image Credit: Charlene Li   Leaders are…

SXSW

Frictionless Communication is Crucial for Success [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

It might sound like an easy question at first glance: why is it important that your team communicate effectively? Most people would be quick to offer a relevant answer, but there are fewer people who offer a relevant solution. WorkingOn, a platform dedicated to…

SXSW

Your Entrepreneurial Ideas are Worth Fighting For [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s never easy to get up and pitch your idea to a room full of people. It’s not any easier when you have to stand in front of ABC’s Shark Tank crew, pitch your idea, and then hear how they don’t like it. Lori…

SXSW

RIISE: Building Custom Marketing Strategies for Clients [VIDEO]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Dallas, went to Louisiana State University for his undergraduate degree, and ultimately ended up back in Austin where he started his first company. RIISE, as he’s called it, is a consulting agency that focuses on SEO and the entire…

SXSW

Mattr: Why Influencer Marketing is Great for Startups [Video]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Startups make important and necessary pivots all the time. For San Francisco-based startup, Mattr, the change proved to be timely. Mattr provides marketers with consumer insights that includes personality data, as well as values, interests and demographics. The startup started as a social segmentation…

SXSW

Glif: Petroglyphs Brought Into the 21st Century [VIDEO]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Ancient people used to leave behind petroglyphs when they traveled to new locations, marking fertile valleys, amazing views, or areas of shelter for those that would come after them. Michael Ham and Jacqueline Shen founded Glif as an extension of that ancient belief, brought…

SXSW

Publicize: How to Get Your Startup Story Published [VIDEO]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Every entrepreneur understands the value of getting the right media attention for their startup. It creates opportunities when raising funding, and it can also help acquire more users. But getting noticed by journalists can be difficult when you’re busy building a company. Moreover, if  you’re…

SXSW

A Look at the Future of Integrated Reality Technology [VIDEO]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

While the future of virtual reality may be inevitable, that doesn’t mean we have to accept a reality in which people are wearing goggles and zoning out of the real world every day. At least that’s what Jameson Detweiler, CEO and cofounder of Fantasmo…

SXSW

Get People Emotionally Invested in Your Product [VIDEO]

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

When brides-to-be are going through the process of selecting their wedding dress, it takes an enormous amount of time and energy to pinpoint the right one. In more ways than one, finding the perfect dress is largely an emotional experience for a woman –…

SXSW

It’s Time we Change the Retirement Industry [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When people think retirement, they think of the traditional model that says you’ll retire when you get to 65 years old. However, that effectively sets a life cycle on how long a company can profit off of you before you retire. After all, if…

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