Bloggers to meet, eat and create at BlogathonATX

About a year ago, Ilene Haddad, started the first BlogathonATX because she wanted to meet other bloggers and learn from them. “I’m not a good or consistent blogger,” Haddad said. “I was looking for accountability.” Apparently, a whole lot of other Austin area bloggers wanted to network with others too. The first BlogathonATX sold out […]

Rackspace sponsors StartupCamp at ITExpo West

Rackspace has taken an active role in fostering startup companies. On Tuesday, the San Antonio-based hosting company announced the formation of the first cloud-based focused TechStars in San Antonio. The company has partnered with TechStars for awhile. It offers free hosting services to companies selected for the technology incubator program. Tonight it’s sponsoring StartupCamp. StartupCamp […]

Rackspace brings TechStars: a startup incubator program to San Antonio

TechCrunch reports that San Antonio-based Rackspace has teamed up with Boulder-based TechStars to bring its innovative startup program to San Antonio. The program is called the TechStars Cloud. It’s a “themetically focused accelerator that will fund companies working exclusively on cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, and Openstack.” The program’s mentors include Pat Condon, one of Rackspace’s […]

Eight startups to watch from Demo Day in Austin

A gaming company, weather site and even an organic grocery delivery service pitched their startup companies at the Capital Factory’s Demo Day in Austin last week. In an afternoon session, 17 entrepreneurs fast pitched their ventures on stage at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center to other entrepreneurs, investors and the media. Here’s my […]

Austin Startup Bazaar fosters entrepreneurship

Dave Michaels with Tech Ranch Austin promotes the Austin Startup Bazaar during Austin Startup Week. The day-long event Thursday at Austin City Hall downtwon featured speed-mentoring sessions, pitch sessions, city hall tours, company demonstrations and a marketing talk. At the Austin Startup Bazaar, Mark Philip, founder of Are You Watching This, talks about his sports […]

Infochimps acquires Keepstream

Tim Gasper, co-founder of Keepstream, an alumni of the Capital Factory program, talks about his company’s acquisition by infochimps. Infochimps, an Austin-based data marketplace company with 14 employees, announced the deal at the Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011. Keepstream is a social media curation tool that gathers content from Twitter, Facebook and other social media […]

One semester startup UT students create

These guys are part of one semester startup at the University of Texas at Austin. The program has more than 100 undergraduate students enrolled. So far, they have formed 22 companies. These guys created a political news site, PurpleSight that aggregates the blue and the red perspective on stories. The idea is to give both […]

Doing the Austin Startup Crawl

After the action-packed Capital Factory Demo Day, techies hit the hotspots on the Austin Startup Crawl tour to network, nosh on snacks and drink. More than 700 people RSVP’ed to the event on Facebook and Plancast, said Josh Baer, one of the Austin Startup Week founders. San Antonio-based Rackspace sponsored the event which included shuttle […]

A storify wrap up of The Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011

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An explosion of entrepreneurship at Demo Day 2011

Like a hungry mob at an all you can eat buffet, people gorged themselves on entrepreneurship information Wednesday at the third annual Capital Factory Demo Day 2011. The day-long event at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin kicked off with a keynote speech by Bob Metcalfe, the co-inventor of the Ethernet, founder of 3Com […]