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 [...]

ATI Companies Raise $35M in Q1

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), in the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), and its companies have had a very successful start to 2013, highlighted by capital raises in excess of $35 million. In addition, ATI member companies and alumni continue to receive widespread media coverage for their impact on the development of emerging technologies across several industries, earning several accolades in Q1.

How to be an Accidental Entrepreneur in Austin (Purposefully)

Planning to be a future “accidental entrepreneur” is street smart and book smart. Purposefully setting the intention to be an accidental entrepreneur mitigates your risk exposure. Lets set an intention to audaciously become a successful accidental entrepreneur with little or no downside risk.

JBA is a Jedi in Business Administration

Jedi’s do things that seem impossible or just extremely lucky and coincidental. Well, I’m here to speak from behind the Jedi curtain. I’m here to reveal the secrets of the Jedi Order.

How Mass Relevance Worked Hack Week

This past week, Mass Relevance hosted its very first Hack Week. Daily tasks and ongoing projects were put on the back burner in favor of innovative new ideas and creative concepts. Here’s why we did it, and how it was done.

Choosing Austin, The TapSavvy Story

I recently was introduced to Brandon Ramirez, co-founder of TapSavvy. I read his very first blog post, and asked him for permission to post it here on AustinStartup. I’m always interested in the perspectives of people who are choosing to start their companies in Austin.

Lead Development: 6 Tips for Building Lead Workflow

Lead development is an art wrapped in science, wrapped in modern art, wrapped in prosciutto. It can help a company grow significantly, only if you put in place the workflow, conventions, methodology, and discipline that must happen in order for it to succeed. These for founding principles of lead development will be looked at over the next few days, and it is important for us to start at the very beginning, lead workflow.

Move Your Startup to Austin for Free at SXSW

In conjunction with Capital Factory’s Demo Day at SXSWi 2013, one company will receive a relocation package worth over $50,000 to move their startup to Austin. If you think you might be a fit, check out Capital Factory’s investment thesis, find out more about how to be one of 10 companies to pitch on demo day, and apply on AngelList.

We Are Austin Tech: Larry Warnock

Larry Warnock is the President and CEO of Gazzang, responsible for the company’s leadership, operations, and strategic direction. He brings more than 27 years of operational expertise working with both startups and established technology companies, particularly in the enterprise software and data center tools markets, to his role at Gazzang.