Austin Startup Week Kicks off on Monday

Austin Startup Week kicks off Monday and runs through Friday and it’s the biggest one yet. Along with all the festivities celebrating startups, the Captivate Conference kicked off Sunday and South by Southwest Eco begins on Monday. Both have sessions and talks geared to technology startups. Jacqueline Hughes and Josh Baer created the first Austin […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HelpJuice takes the pain out of online customer relations

Emil Hajric, CEO of HelpJuice, gave a demonstration to investors at the Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011. His company was one the five Capital Factory 2011 Demo Day Finalists. HelpJuice makes an application that makes updating knowledgebases like Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs for companies easy.

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 […]