Austin Startup Week remix

NewTek’s Philip Nelson’s kickstarter CD project

Philip Nelson is best known in the San Antonio high-tech community as a marketing executive with NewTek, a company which makes special effects software for the movie and TV industry. NewTek also makes the Tricaster, a portable TV studio in a little black box that lots of media outlets, bloggers, companies and schools use for […]

HomeAway’s CEO gives lessons on entrepreneurship

Be paranoid, curious, strategic and humble. Those are just a few of the secrets of being a successful entrepreneur, according to Brian Sharples, CEO of Austin-based HomeAway. He gave an insightful speech recalling some of the lessons of his life at Capital Factory’s Demo Day recently. “I’ve been an entrepreneur all of my life,” Sharples […]

SXSW to feature a startup village

What do Foursquare, Twitter and Foodspotting have in common? They launched or gained major traction at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin. The SXSW conference has become a magnet for high-tech entrepreneurs looking to get attention for the next big thing. Last year, dozens of entrepreneurs climbed aboard startup buses to code and create companies […]

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 […]