Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Tony made a considerable financial commitment to the Downtown Project of $350 million, to […]

V is for Venture: Day 3 of V2V 2014

The final day of SXSW V2V 2014 was all about the “v” for “venture” in the name.

It Takes Leaving Austin to Know it Better at SXSW V2V

Yesterday was a full day of programming, one-on-one meetings, and the great synchronicity of surprise meetings in the lunch-line hallway or at the Tech Cocktail reception at the Chandelier bar, as Day 2 of SXSW V2V unfolded.

SXSW V2V – Sophomore Year

I’m at SXW V2V for its sophomore year run this week. Monday (yesterday) was the first full day of programming, with Sunday mainly being devoted to the kick-off party and finding one’s hotel room.

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 […]