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 […]

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.