Intel® kicks of Fall IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20

This week Intel® is unveiling new software and hardware at the Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco. Part of these updates includes new features to their Galileo Gen 2 Development Board. Austin is lucky enough to be the first city to experience these updated Dev Kits first hand. Intel® is kicking off their IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20 and will be handing out free Galileo boards to the first 100 attendees who have registered for the event.

Whole Foods Mobile Payment Saga

There is one awesome thing about having a really hip grocery store headquartered in your city; you get to be the test bed for new technologies. Especially if you are downtown at the flagship Whole Foods store.

A Phone System for your Startup is Finally Cheap and Easy

In the process of starting and growing several companies over the past 25 years, one of the things I always dread is finding a phone system. Historically it involves some kind of PBX or switch, which has to go in a phone closet somewhere, phone wires, buying phones, long term contracts, plus a monthly service contract for when things go wrong, or something needs programming. Well, no more.

DreamIt Austin 2015 Applications Now Open!

Attention all entrepreneurs… applications for DreamIt Austin 2015 are now open! We’re extremely excited to bring back the DreamIt Austin program for its third year running.

Upland Software Files IPO

Upland Software, Inc. will soon join the rarefied air of Austin-based public companies. The company announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock in an effort to raise $50M in capital. It was founded by Jack McDonald, former CEO of Perficient, and Chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Powerhouse Team of Women Leading Entrepreneurship at McCombs

Violina Rindova, Zlotnick Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship in the McCombs Department of Management, has been appointed as the new director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal. Lauranne Jarrett, managing general partner for G-51 Capital Management, LLC, is the incoming entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for 2014-2015; and Laura Kilcrease, previous EIR, is returning to further her support for entrepreneurship at the school.

SXSW Eco Announces Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today announced the finalists for its third annual entrepreneurial pitch and and second annual public space design competitions, the Startup Showcase and Place by Design. SXSW Eco will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Austin Tech Happy Hour Tonight at The Dogwood

Come to The Dogwood tonight, August 21st from 6pm – 8pm for Austin Tech Happy Hour!

Polygraph Media Acquires Offergraph; Harvard Data Science Expertise

Polygraph Media today announced it has acquired Offergraph, the predictive marketing technology company founded by Ian Karnell, Jeremi Karnell, and Dr. Edo Airoldi.

UnLtd USA Selects First Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurs

UnLtd USA, Austin’s first incubator for entrepreneurs solving pressing social and environmental problems, has selected its first cohort. Six impact enterprises have been chosen to receive seed funding and a full year of Incubation Support. The entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of over 80 applicants and went through a rigorous selection process that included pitching to two Final Selection Panels composed of business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. The year-long program kicks off in September. Entrepreneurs will receive seed funding, on-going mentorship and training from the UnLtd USA and their network of partners and mentors.

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