Infographic: The Startup Scene in Austin, Texas

A handy infographic about the startup scene in Austin, Texas.

College Retention Partner Upswing Opens Headquarters in Austin after Graduating from Dallas Tech Accelerator

Higher education in Austin, and the surrounding areas, may see an increase in student retention rates and technology-facilitated learning, if recently migrated company Upswing has anything to say about it.

Global Survey Shows Austin Business Growth Outpacing Global Average

The Austin chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization today announced results from the latest Global Entrepreneur Indicator, showing that Austin business leaders have experienced strong growth — far outpacing the global average — and expect continued success going into the second half of 2014.

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 [...]

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.

Austin Tech Happy Hour is Tomorrow (5/24)

Last change to pre-register and buy the cheap tickets to happy hour tomorrow. It’s $7.50 if you pre-register, $10 at the door, and we give everyone two drink tickets. We’ll be at Molotov from 6pm – 8pm with all your friends from the Austin tech scene, so please come on by and say hello!

Flash Valet Launches Mobile App

Every driver has wanted to drop their car off with the valet on a night out but couldn’t because they didn’t have any cash. And every business owner has wanted to know what the night’s business looked like in real time without waiting for a lengthy report to be produced the next day. Convenience for the customer and control for the business owner – this is what Flash Valet introduced today for the parking industry. If you live in Austin, you might have noticed your parking receipt, or the valet stand having the “Flash Valet” logo for the past several months. Today it officially launches in the iTunes App Store.

I Choose Austin

Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He’s currently the CEO of OtherInbox and Director of Capital Factory. Joshua has helped start a dozen companies, sold four of them, invested in more than fifty of them, and is a mentor to many others. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuabaer

Rackspace Chairman Graham Weston at ATC Summit [Video]

Rackspace CEO Graham Weston makes the case that the Austin-San Antonio region is one of the fastest growing technology regions in the country. His main thesis: It’s not about the city, it’s about the region.

ATC Adds New Board Members

Austin Technology Council, along with Austin’s technology leaders, approved the addition of Dennis McWilliams of Apollo Endosurgery, Lynn Atchison of Homeaway, John Arrow of Mutual Mobile and Adam Berman of TVA Medical to the ATC board. These executives reflect the fast growth areas of Austin technology – bio tech and medical, mobile and wireless, consumer and Web 2.0 technologies. All four will join the already-strong existing ATC board in continuing to make sure ATC is an organization that creates high value for the Austin technology community.

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