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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…



14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Dallas area is the economic and technological hub of North Texas, which is no easy feat. More impressively, it’s officially the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States (Sorry, Chicago). But what does the startup community look like? Dallas, and the entire DFW area (an…



Austin’s Best Local Spots to Check Out While at SXSW

By | Mar 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

For the thousands of entrepreneurs and tech employees planning to descend on my beloved home of Austin, TX on March 10 for SXSW Interactive: welcome! Honestly, despite the challenges of adding 40,000+ people to downtown Austin for a week, it’s an honor to be the…



The DEC Gets a Changeup, Says Goodbye to Jennifer Conley

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

One of the coolest parts about entrepreneurial life, to me at least, is the level of support people give to others in the community. I don’t know if that’s something inherently special about entrepreneurs, but it’s absolutely something I see every day in my…



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…




Here’s Why 2014 Was Austin Tech’s Best Year Ever

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Built In Austin released today the 2014 Annual Austin Digital Startup Report  highlighting the growth in Austin’s digital tech sector. Austin digital tech companies had a record-breaking year in 2014, raising a total of $993 million in investments and over $437 million in acquisitions. More investors…



UT Austin Fuses the MBA with a Master’s in Technology

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

The University of Texas at Austin was the sponsor of our Austin Mixer & Startup Showcase event last September. We want to thank them for their support! Lisa Deluca, an Omni-Channel Technology Strategist and Master Inventor at IBM, first heard about an interesting program at the University…



Fashion Metric Secures $1M From Tahoma Ventures, Others

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Fashion Metric recently announced that they have successfully closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Tahoma Ventures. Along with Tahoma Ventures, Fashion Metric welcomed investments from Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures, Geekdom Fund, and multiple angel investors in Los Angeles and Texas. To…



LawnStarter: “The Lawncare Industry is Broken”

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

LawnStarter announced today that they have secured $1 million in a very successful seed funding round. The money comes at the perfect time as LawnStarter continues their growth into expanding lawn care markets. The funding round comes from several angel investors like Rob Taylor,…



Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last…



Dallas Was Built on a Can-Do Spirit and Enterprising Attitude

By | Jan 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) truly believes that Dallas was built with a can-do spirit and an enterprising attitude. That’s precisely why they hosted their second annual State of Entrepreneurship, bringing together a dynamic network of local and national business leaders to celebrate the…



Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

By | Mar 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re…



A History of the Dallas Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

As Tech Cocktail rolls into Dallas, Texas, for a mixer and startup showcase tonight, we’d like to stop and recognize how much the startup scene has grown in the past few years. Alexander Muse, a serial entrepreneur and cofounder of ShopSavvy, started rallying the…



Tech Cocktail @ South By Southwest 2013

By | Jan 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Every year we lose sleep in anticipation of South By Southwest.  Since 2010, we’ve hosted huge events that showcase startups from across the globe.  Last year we hosted an all day #Startuplife celebration that included live interviews with entrepreneurs, startup founders and thoughtleaders, a…



Demo Day: Surge Accelerator in Houston Launches 10 Energy Startups

By | May 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

As temperatures heat up and electricity demand soars, Texas is at risk for blackouts this summer. It’s a reminder that we need to keep innovating in energy technology just to keep the lights on. One innovator in this space is Surge Accelerator, which launched…


Rainbow Chronicle Aims to Be Yelp for the LGBT Community

By | Feb 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

During one lunch hour in 2010, reporter Travis Lowry was listening to NPR and heard about the It Gets Better project, with inspirational videos encouraging LGBT youth to believe that life will improve. Lowry decided that rather than telling them it gets better in…

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A Wedding Planning Basecamp For Happy Planning by Marrily

By | Oct 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm

While the world seemed satisfied with The Knot, the Wedding Channel (part of The Knot) and even for years, a new crop of sites has been sprouting up around the web targeting the newly engaged among us. In the past few years we’ve…