The Dilemma’s Innovators: Day 3 of SXSW V2V

The theme that resonated most for me on day 3, the final day, of SXSW V2V came from a phrase turned by Brian Solis during his Customer Experience presentation on Day 2, when he spoke about “the dilemma’s innovators” as a way of standing the book The Innovators’ Dilemma on its head. As wealthy as [...]

SXSW V2V Day 2: Community = Diversity

After a big Monday night of music and managed mayhem, Day 2 of SXSW V2V was another full program packed with speakers, mentoring, and special events. While Day 1 reminded one of the value of a smaller conference like V2V to complement (not replace!) a bigger conference like SXSW Interactive, Day 2 made clear another [...]

Greetings from SXSW V2V: A Little KAW in Vegas

I’m in Las Vegas this week, taking in the inaugural SXSW V2V conference.  (You can follow moments from the proceedings on your social media of choice.) First things, first. I can already say: I think you need to put this conference on your calendars for next year for several reasons. Of course, there are the [...]

Big, Mobile, and Innovative: Appconomy in China

I spent nearly all of 2012 living and working in Shanghai, China. Because of this experience, AustinStartup asked if I wouldn’t mind sharing a few observations about the start-up life in China.

I’m a little Dewey: Honoring the spirit of Dewey Winburne

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Chances are, you may have never heard of Dewey Winburne, especially if you are somewhat new to Austin. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time to help change that possibility, in a small way. Because, regardless of whether you never met Dewey Winburne before he died [...]

Where New Mobile Ventures Come From

mobileTechTuesday, by Steve Guengerich I just completed my second year of teaching the New Ventures class for the Digital MBA program at St. Edwards University. It will be my last time to teach the class, as I expect to be out of the country next year. (More on that later.) Serving as a professor for [...]

Mobile and the Austin Chamber

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Tech start-ups, at least in my experience, have a notoriously conflicted relationship with traditional business networking groups, like our city’s Chamber of Commerce. The conflict comes because, on the surface, what each needs from the other is hard to come by. The Chamber needs financial support (membership fees, etc.) and [...]

Mobile Education Is?

mobileTechThursday, by Steve Guengerich Mobile education is cool. In April of this year, Disney executive producer Starr Long spoke coyly but confidently at AMD’s GameOn Texas! Conference about Disney’s mission to make “educational” games the coolest, best games. (Games, by the way, that run on AMD-powered tablets and laptops, one would hope.) Mobile education is [...]

This is not a smart-phone and I don’t care

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich I attended Dell World 2011 last week and it was pretty remarkable on a number of levels. On one level, I reflected on Dell’s maturation as an enterprise. While the majority of what we write about in AustinStartup.com are new hardware and software ideas being brought to market, it’s easy [...]

SXSW Eco, ArtPrize and GigaOM: 7 Days, 3 Events Apps

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich The past week has been a whirlwind of travel and events: from San Francisco to Grand Rapids to Austin. Along the way, I’ve had a chance to try out apps for each event, using my trusty iPhone 3GS – yes, I’m one of those who skipped 1st gen iPhone 4 [...]