Today on WAAT we spoke with Gary Hoover. Gary founded Bookstop which sold to Barnes & Noble along with Hoovers, a leading business information website. His experience with these and other startups has made him the perfect person to share some hard won advice with entrepreneurs everywhere. Gary believes that the most succesful businesses are those that are customer centric.
The DreamIt program in Austin is getting ready to start soon. There is a kickoff reception coming, and the program is also looking for important people to add to their ecosystem.
Many have asked me “Why did you move downtown? How has it been?” As a public service to fellow entrepreneurs, I’d like to share our experience…
There is a great deal of discussion about the value of analytics and big data management in the technology industry today. Deloitte’s Center for the Edge has research called “The Big Shift” that has looked at the changing world of global business. Among the research findings are points that suggest that with increasing globalization, lower barriers to entry, and the speed of communications, companies that can collect information, assess it, and act on it quicker than the competition may have some fundamental advantages in the marketplace.
On Sunday night is a special 1 Semester Startup Speed Dating event at UT. Guest Blogger Larry Chiang has some advice on how to succeed at the event. I give special homework that makes people rich. Im hiLarryAss like that. This event/party/mixer is on my radar for December 2 By “speed dating” it means UT undergrads [...]
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce yesterday recognized 28 innovative technology start-ups as members of The Chamber’s 2012 A-List at a ceremony at Capital Factory.
I do what Augie Garrido mentors UT baseball players to do: Question authority while following the rules. It is in the ESPN movie, “Inning by Inning”.
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.
After years and years of getting lead generation outsourcing companies cold call me asking “can you put me through to the decision maker” I thought let’s make it even harder for these folks to phone SPAM and tarnish the 1% of sales and marketing people who actually do some research before “GETTING ON THE PHONE” “DIALING FOR DOLLARS” and sales managers who have spent far too much time watching Glengarry Glen Ross.