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.

CopperEgg Releases v3 of RevealCloud

CopperEgg, Corp., a real-time monitoring and analytics company, today announced the release of RevealCloud™ v3, the leading, real-time monitoring service for cloud, virtual, physical and hybrid IT deployments. RevealCloudv3 delivers a number of new features, including support for thousands of simultaneous nodes across any deployment model, enhanced at-a-glance user interface and real-time system Process Monitoring. RevealCloud’s robust feature set and pay-per-use pricing scheme makes it an ideal monitoring service for SaaS Web Developers and IT System Administrators.

Austin Looks Well Positioned For Future Job Growth

With the economy in a lukewarm recovery, it appears companies are starting to ramp up hiring efforts. If we look at the broader recovery, it’s easy to get excited about Austin’s momentum. Take a look at the map from Atlantic Cities (below) showing the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Austin ranked […]

Bazaarvoice Stock Opens Trading Today

After filing their registration statement in August, Bazaarvoice began trading on the NASDAQ today. It’s the first Austin tech company to go public this year, with the most recent Austin tech IPO being HomeAway. The company initially looked an a $8 – $10 price for the stock, but it priced last night at $12 with […]

How Important Are Industry Clusters To Startups?

If I suggested a way for your clean energy startup to set-up shop near a bunch of companies involved in things like renewable technology and the smartgrid, what would you say? If I sweetened the deal and told you the list of companies included a few of the Fortune 500 and a slew of established […]

I’m a little Dewey: Honoring the spirit of Dewey Winburne

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Chances are, you may have never heard of Dewey Winburne, especially if you are somewhat new to Austin. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time to help change that possibility, in a small way. Because, regardless of whether you never met Dewey Winburne before he died […]

BlackLocus Establishes in Austin

I had an opportunity to meet BlackLocus CEO Rodrigo Carvalho a few months ago. It was right after they had landed their funding, and they were searching for office space in Austin and making some key hires. It’s now official with today’s announcement of Austin as their new headquarters and some new team members. With […]

Chaotic Moon Creates Labs Division

Chaotic Moon, the world’s most proven mobile application studio, announced today the launch of Chaotic Moon Labs, a new division created to drive mobile innovation and serve as the center of Chaotic Moon’s intellectual property strategy. Steering the direction of the Labs will be whurley (William Hurley), co-founder and former CTO of Chaotic Moon Studios. […]