SpeakerMix connects event planners with speakers

Jack McGary, co-founder of SpeakerMix, gave a presentation to investors and others at the Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011 Wednesday morning. SpeakerMix was one of five Capital Factory 2011 Finalists. Speakermix is a one-stop shop for finding a speaker for an event. The company’s website is like an online match making service for event planners […]

Groupcharger’s app engages almuni

Kirtus Dixon, co-founder and CEO of GroupCharger was selected as one of the five Capital Factory 2011 Finalists.  He pitched his company to investors during Austin Startup Week at the Capital Factory’s sold-out event Demo Day 2011. Dixon’s company, GroupCharger, seeks to get alumni more actively involved and donating to their Alma Maters through its first […]

TeamTopia seeks funds to tackle youth sports market

SwimpTopia makes it easy to join a swim team. The Austin start-up, known as TeamTopia, first product is SwimTopia, a web-based application that reduces the paperwork hassle involved in joining a swimteam, said Mason Hale, CEO of co-founder. Launched earlier this year, SwimTopia has 2,700 registered users and 1,100 athletes for 6 teams. It has processed $120,000 […]

At Demo Day, Storymix pitches its video storytelling site

Ariane Fisher, co-founder and CEO of Storymix Media kicked off  The Capital Factory’s Demo Day Wednesday morning. “We create stories from your personal videos,” Fisher said. The market for a tool that allows someone to put together a personal video easily with automated video editing software is huge, she said. Last year, people bought 78 […]

First Austin Startup Week kicks off

At WeStart, the first  Austin Startup Week kicked off Tuesday evening at the Tiniest Bar in Texas. The event featured 10 entrepreneurs answering five questions each about their venture. The companies included Jeremy Guillory’s Three Day Startup, Mark Philips’ sports site Are You Watching This, Eric Katerman’s social networking app Forecast , Anslee Connell’s curvy […]

Networking over cocktails at Austin’s High Tech Happy Hour

By L.A. Lorek Austin’s High Tech Happy Hour takes places about eight times a year at the Molotov Lounge in downtown Austin. It’s an opportunity for people to meet and mingle. But it’s also a place where deals get done and employees get hired.  The next Austin High Tech Happy Hour is this Thursday during […]

Austin companies seek tech talent in Silicon Valley

By L.A. Lorek Got tech talent? Then Austin companies want to recruit you. A group of Austin CEOs plan to travel to San Francisco and Sunnyvale on Sept. 13th and 14th to hire engineers, software developers and others with technology skills. Many Silicon Valley area companies already have a presence in Austin, but this will […]