The Austin Technology Partnership Announced Today

The Austin Technology Partnership (ATP), is a unique partnership formed between the City of Austin and the Austin Technology Council (ATC). The ATP positions Austin as the first market in the country to establish a public-private investment to study and strengthen tech as a key economic engine impacting the broader community.

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 […]

Urban Transportation Gets A Lift As RideScout Launches In Austin

Urbanites and UT students have a new way to get around as RideScout™ announced its formal launch in Austin this week.

New Report: There’s Tech Jobs In Austin But Others Lead In New Tech Growth

A recent report shared by the Austin Technology Council and sponsored by Engine Advocacy, was part reinforcement and part surprise. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute prepared the report, “Technology Works: Patterns of High-Technology Employment and Wages in the United States,” and shows Austin and the Austin-San Antonio corridor is a favorable hub for high-tech employment. That’s not the surprise. “Given the size […]

SXSWECO Session: Startups And Corporations: Bringing Clean Technology To Market

Cleantech Group’s Greg Neichin opened up this morning’s panel “Startups and Corporations: Bringing Clean Technology to Market” with an important observation. The cleantech market, and certainly the broader energy energy space is a bit different when it comes to getting big companies in the same room with startups.

ATC Sharpens Austin’s Pitch, Targets Life Sciences

Packaging a city’s value is a little different these days. It goes beyond regional battles and attempts to poach HQ’s from other metros. Cities compete globally, so in addition to quality of life, it’s important for local leaders to understand everything from national policy to industry trends and growth opportunities. And while Austin’s entrepreneurial diversity is one of its strengths, it can be tough getting to a sales deck everyone can agree on.

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, […]

Austin Flexes Its SmartGrid Muscle As Pecan Street Data Comes Online

You might call it big data meets the grid. Panelists from Austin Energy, Meridian Solar, ERCOT, and Pecan Street Inc., came together recently at the CleanTX Forum to pitch the value of cleaner and connected communities. With Austin’s Mueller community as the centerpiece, the discussions focused on the impact of electric vehicles and rooftop solar. […]

Electric Cab Of Austin Wants To Shakeup The Urban Transportation Market

You might call Chris Nielsen an artisan. His company, Electric Cab of Austin, actually makes things. And as good a tinkerer as he might be, his goal is to shake up Austin’s urban transportation market. That means everything from how you flag down a pedicab to the type of bus you’ll board in 2020. “We […]

How Important Are Industry Clusters To Startups?

If I suggested a way for your clean energy startup to set-up shop near a bunch of companies involved in things like renewable technology and the smartgrid, what would you say? If I sweetened the deal and told you the list of companies included a few of the Fortune 500 and a slew of established […]