Silverton and Floodgate Now Match Capital Factory Investments

The benefits of putting your tech startup into the Capital Factory incubator continue to grow. Today it was announced that some top Venture Capital firms will provide matching investments. To get accepted into the incubator, you must get two lead mentors to each invest $25K in your company. The Capital Factory Fund will match that $50K with another $50K. Then Silverton and FLOODGATE will each kick in $25K bringing your total funding to $150K when you get into the incubator.

ATI Graduation and Celebration

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), hosted a graduation event to recognize 25 companies who successfully graduated from the incubator over the past two years. ATI will also celebrate its 25th anniversary, and announce the winners of the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic Entrepreneurship Award and the new John S. Butler Distinguished Alumni Award.

Startup Billionaires: The Numbers Behind Their Success

Tech startup companies have long been a source of millionaire founders and employees. In more recent years, there have been tech billionaires out of the IPO starting gate for dotcom companies.

Reviewing the New SAFE Investment Instrument

Recently made available by Y Combinator, the SAFE investment instrument is intended to improve on the highly popular convertible note used by startups during the seed stage or as a short-term bridge between equity rounds.

Exclusivity – Run Away or Embrace?

First, getting a request for an exclusive relationship is far more of a blessing than a curse, as long as you play your cards right.

An Unfair Advantage All Startups Have Against Big Companies

This blog post originally appeared on Gordon’s blog “Shockwave Innovations” here. It’s not innovation or company culture or a desire to win.  Those are important but successful big companies have at least some of those things too.  It’s nimbleness (aka – agility).  Startups have a “turning radius” measured in inches whereas really big companies can barely turn around in [...]

Top Schools for Startups : InfoGraphic

Some of the top colleges and programs producing entrepreneurs and new companies. Let’s get UT on this list!

Global Survey Shows Austin Entrepreneurs Experiencing Positive Growth in Hiring, Revenue

The Austin chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization today announced results from the latest Global Entrepreneur Indicator, showing that Austin business leaders are experience strong success and preparing for continued growth.

Young Entrepreneur to Represent Austin in Global Competition

The Austin chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global network of business owners, today announced that Austin Archuleta will represent the city in the organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals.

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 [...]