Apply for SXSW Accelerator 2015

SXSW Accelerator returns for its seventh edition to showcase some of the most exciting startup innovations in technology – do you know a company that could be presenting?

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.

XBRL Data Forum Brings Opportunities To Austin’s Developer Community

XBRL is visiting Austin this Fall for a one-day conference designed to educate and enlighten developers and software companies about a data standard that is rapidly growing across the country and around the world. On September 11 at the Austin Hilton, XBRL experts, developers and technologists will get together to discuss XBRL standards, build databases, […]

Uber at SXSW (We Have the Hookup)

If you read TechCrunch you’ve probably read about white hot valley startup Uber. The company’s iPhone app provides car service at the press of a button, pre-paid, and priced based upon demand. Just for SXSW, Uber can be used for Pedicab service during the conference.

What Form of Business?

I get asked this question all the time, and here’s a great infographic from talking about the various forms of incorporation. I’m not a lawyer, but there are tons of great firms in town that specialize in tech startups. Visit for more resources on How to Start a Business

Startup Community Helping Fire Victims

Over the weekend I read accounts of some firefighters from one area of Bastrop where 11 of 24 firefighters at a station lost their own homes. I also saw some horrible pictures from local tech entrepreneur Richard Bagdonas who went to Bastrop over the weekend to offer any assistance he could provide. Thanks to the […]

Without Chips, Mobile Is Nothing

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich As I was on my way to pick up my Monday morning coffee at 6am, I had an audio double-take when I heard this exchange on the morning news report between the KUT anchor and a reporter from the Austin Business Journal about chipmaker Altera Corp’s announced intentions to move […]

New Jobs Section

I have changed the way that our Jobs section works, and it is now powered by Along the right hand side is a list of all the emerging technology companies that are hiring in Austin (in my humble, personal opinion). Click on any of those company names, and you’ll see all the current job […]

Open Positions at the ATI

Interested in being part of the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem in Austin? Here are two awesome-sounding jobs that will remain posted till Wednesday, so please check them out promptly. The Austin Technology Incubator is hiring for these positions, so make sure to apply now. ATI has served the entrepreneur community for over twenty years and […]