SXSW 2013 Open for Registration

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As further proof that time flies, South by Southwest just announced it is open for business today. That means you can register for the conference, which takes place next March 7 through March 16, but it’s going to cost you. Badges to attend SXSW 2013 are $100 more than last year’s early bird prices for […]

Need a Cofounder? Apply for FounderDating

By Damon Clinkscales Entrepreneurs: Connect with Amazing People to Start Companies/Projects With. No, it’s not romantic. FounderDating (FD) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with cofounders. What makes them different? High Quality – members are carefully screened for quality and readiness (no recruiters, etc.) Applications and members’ identities are confidential, but a […]

GE Aviation Acquires Austin Digital

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GE Aviation has acquired Austin Digital, an Austin-based supplier of flight operations data analysis. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Austin Digital brings some of the best flight operations technology to GE Aviation’s Services business, further expanding our commitment to deliver results for our customers. We are delighted that Austin […]

Video Game Testing and Services Firm Opening Austin Office

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San Francisco-based Pole To Win America will establish a new Austin office next month to offer video game testing services. Pole To Win America’s Austin office, which will focus on console and personal computer games, plans to hire 50 employees. The company has more than 80 customers and plans to expand its North American presence […]

Six Nonprofits Chosen for CreateAthon Austin

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AIGA Austin and BuildASign.com will host the 24 hour CreateAthon Austin starting Sept. 20 to bring volunteers together to help nonprofits with free marketing and creative services. The nonprofit organizations chosen for CreateAthon Austin include: Austin Clubhouse, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Con MI MADRE, ECHO, Hope Alliance and Without Regrets Foundation. They […]

Co-founder meetup tonight at Capital Factory in Austin

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One of the keys to a successful high tech startup is the team backing the venture. And solo-entrepreneurs can find it difficult finding a technical cofounder in central Texas where people with technical skills are in high demand. Other startup founders are looking for partners with different skills such as marketing, sales and business development. […]

Austin-based Jumpshot launches on Kickstarter and raises nearly $100,000

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A startup software company, Jumpshot, has successful raised $98,255 on Kickstarter to create a software program to clean up the hard drive of PCs and combat malware and viruses. Its Kickstarter program exceeded its $25,000 goal and still has more than 40 days to go. The software comes on a really cute USB stick and […]

DreamIt Ventures Launches Pre-Seed Stage Accelerator in Austin

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Got a dream for the next big thing? Then DreamIt Ventures has got an pre-seed stage accelerator program for you. The Philadelphia-based incubator will launch its first accelerator program in Austin, which will kick off in mid-December and run through March. The companies in the program will launch at South by Southwest Interactive. DreamIt Ventures […]

A Bootstrapper Born Out of Necessity: BuildASign

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“Sign, Sign everywhere a sign” – Five Man Electrical Band “Warning: This house protected by Ninjas” That’s one of Dan Graham’s favorite signs. The CEO of BuildASign occasionally goes into the company’s 60,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facilities to look in its sign bins to see customer orders. “It’s never a dull time,” he […]

Sparefoot Spearheads Back to School Supply Drive

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Will Tweet or Facebook post for school supplies. That’s the idea behind a social charity program spearheaded by Austin tech startup Sparefoot, which puts consumers in touch with storage facilities. Sparefoot will donate $3 worth of basic school supplies for every Facebook share and Tweet about what memento they’ve stored since grade school. The donations […]