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 [...]
“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 [...]
BuildASign won the first ever Austin Startup Olympics Summer Games. The company, co-founded by Dan Graham, received a $10,000 prize to donate to its charity of choice. BuildASign chose Austin Pro Bono, a nonprofit that connects lawyers and other professionals to nonprofit organizations. “SpareFoot took home the silver this year, earning $5,000 for Kure It [...]
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will kick off July 27th in London. But you don’t have to wait that long. Some of the best geek athletes in Austin will be demonstrating their athletic prowess this Saturday at the Summer Austin Startup Olympics. (And if it’s anything like the Winter Austin Startup Olympics, held last January [...]
Never underestimate the importance in play in the workplace. People who play together have better collaboration and social skills, according to SocialWare, which produced this info graphic on the Importance of Play in Enterprise. But the guys at uShip already know that. They got together with seven other startups companies: BuildASign, Mass Relevance, Adlucent, Sparefoot, [...]
uShip took the top prize in Austin’s inaugural Startup Olympics competition Saturday at the uShip headquarters. BuildASign.com captured second place and Sparefoot came in third. We’ll post a full story and a video later on, but for now, here’s some photos from the event.