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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…

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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 –…

Interviews

ffVC’s John Frankel: Lazy People Make the Market for Tech

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Lazy people make the market for technology. At least, that’s one philosophy of ffVC founder and managing director John Frankel. I sat down with Frankel at SXSWi, last month, to speak about what makes a successful tech entrepreneur and how he looks for opportunities…

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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…

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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…

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Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Events You Won’t Want to Miss

By | Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Since 2010, we’ve hosted some huge events that showcase startups from across the globe at South by Southwest (SXSW). Last year, we hosted an all-day #Startuplife celebration that included live interviews with entrepreneurs, startup founders, and thought leaders; a lunchtime event; and our classic startup showcase Mixer…

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A Few Tips for Your First Time… At SXSW.

By | Feb 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

SXSW has become the launchpad to all things cutting edge and creative in Interactive, Film and, Music. Twitter launched, or ‘blew up‘ according to co-founder Evan Williams, at SXSW in 2007. Prince performed a six-hour comeback concert last year. Chelsea Clinton will be a keynote…

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New Orleans

Chris Schultz Talks About New Orleans-based Launch Pad and the Newly Launched Niko Niko

By | Mar 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Over the last few years, New Orleans has been in a constant state of rebuilding. Along with the volunteers and contractors who have worked to rebuild the historic city, came a crop of talented, smart entrepreneurs looking to build companies, too. In the video…

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Austin

MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Talks about The New “Digitizer” [VIDEO]

By | Mar 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

At his opening remarks at SXSW Interactive last week, MakerBot cofounder and CEO Bre Pettis announced the 3D printing company’s latest product: the Digitizer, a desktop 3D scanner. The Digitizer is still in the prototyping phase, but it will ultimately be able to scan…

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Austin

Nataly Kogan on How to Be Happier [VIDEO]

By | Mar 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Nataly Kogan’s happiness realization took place in Vienna at the age of 13. She and her family were in “horrid refugee housing,” but her father insisted that they enjoy little things like a day at the zoo. That’s the anecdotal inspiration for Happier, an…

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Trina Chiasson of InfoActive: Infographics Are Only the Beginning [VIDEO]

By | Mar 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Trina Chiasson has an eclectic background. She worked at Media Make Change, using social media for social change. She did online campaigns for a youth leadership organization and helped organize hackfests. And she worked on a Knight Foundation-Mozilla project in Germany. Throughout it all,…

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Austin

Kelly Hoey of Women Innovate Mobile: Accelerators Need More Women [VIDEO]

By | Mar 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Among her many talents, Kelly Hoey is an expert at making connections. Her colleagues call her a “top networker” and a “serial connector” who knows how to bring the right people together. That’s part of her job as cofounder and managing director of Women…

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Austin

Founder Jon Oringer Reflects on 10 Years of Shutterstock [VIDEO]

By | Mar 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

In 2003, Shutterstock was just a place for founder Jon Oringer to sell his photography. From a few thousand of his own images, the site has grown to over 24 million stock photos that businesses and publishers can license. And that’s all without venture…

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Austin

Eric Koester of Zaarly: I’m Bullish on the Midwest [VIDEO]

By | Mar 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

In 2011, Zaarly probably set a record by raising $1 million in funding just three weeks after they started. What began as an idea at Startup Weekend LA soon had the backing of investors like Paul Bucheit, Naval Ravikant, and Ashton Kutcher. Zaarly went…

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Austin

Cindy Gallop of MakeLoveNotPorn Tells SXSWers to Hook Up (and Film It)

By | Mar 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

Always shaking things up, Cindy Gallop and her MakeLoveNotPorn team partnered with BangWithFriends at SXSW this year to encourage you to “bang” with friends…and record it. MakeLoveNotPorn is an amateur porn site that aims to show real sex, dispelling the myths and unrealistic expectations…

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Austin

Juan Diego Calle of .CO: Get Off the Couch and Start Something

By | Mar 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

At two and a half years old, .CO is experiencing a growth spurt. Over 1.4 million companies sport the .co domain, and .CO came to SXSW this year with one hundred of them. The company, which handles .co domains, celebrated its second birthday in…

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Austin

DC Mayor Vincent Gray Visits SXSW Festival [VIDEO]

By | Mar 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

At the SXSW Interactive festival this weekend, DC mayor Vincent Gray and some of his colleagues were on hand in Austin to learn more about the technology industry and talk about DC’s plans. One of Mayor Gray’s five-year goals is “to grow the most…