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Let’s Get Back to the Point of Healthcare

https://medium.com/media/bb74d9421d2b64cfd43996d0cd812fca/href We all know healthcare isn’t fun, and probably never will be. After all, who likes being sick? But, healthcare should at the very least make patients feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, the current system too often causes fear and frustration from beginning to end for patients.Matt Dale, our CEO, saw the same issues as everyone else and asked, “what can I do to make healthcare easier?” Matt had worked at his family’s company, Th...
Tags: Startups, News, Austin, Healthcare, Austin Texas, Matt, Karis, Austin Startups, Health-startup, Digital-health, Matt Dale, The Karis Group, Karis Group, Point Health, Point of Healthcare


Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program

By: Kasheef Wyzard and Michelle Ferguson Image: Dream Corps TECH Black Engineer Educators Let’s face it — we know the future is being written in code. Big Tech has shattered boundaries and made the previously impossible a new reality — but at the expense of Black and Brown talent. To be truly inclusive, our people must be the architects creating that future.That’s where we come in, Dream Corps TECH, formerly #YesWeCode, is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from un...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Tech, Austin, Equity, Dream Corps, Austin Startups, Diversity-and-inclusion, Dream Corps TECH, Kasheef Wyzard, Michelle Ferguson, Dream Corps TECH Black Engineer Educators Let, Corporate Cohort Training Program, Optum UnitedHealth Group Target, Share Dream Corp


Dream Corps TECH Town Hall powered by TGS

December 7th, 2020 7 PM EST/6 PM CSTAs the economy continues to go digital and high-tech, Black and Latinx communities are slowly tracking to gain equity in the tech space. At the same time, high-tech and Fortune 500 companies are struggling to hire and retain talented people of color.What if we could solve both problems at the same time? That is what Dream Corps TECH is all about, and it is also the focus of their inaugural TECH Town Hall powered by TGS on Dec 7 @ 7 PM EST/6 PM CST. Join this ...
Tags: Startups, Events, Tech, Maxine Williams, Town-hall, Van Jones, TGS, Austin Startups, Diversity-and-inclusion, Bryan Michael Cox, Silicon-valley, Tech Town Hall, Dream Corps TECH Town Hall, Dream Corps TECH, Facebook Tune, Corps TECH Town Hall


Austin: a magnet for talent and resources

I led the seed round not long ago for an Austin-based SaaS company that had all of the qualities I look for in a software investment — a founding team with deep domain expertise, novel technology, and rabid early adopters.The startup founder had a notable coastal VC firm that they really wanted in the round. While they had not previously invested in Austin, this firm was excited about the opportunity and had spent weeks performing diligence on the company. Ultimately, the firm passed with the s...
Tags: Google, Startups, Technology, Funding, Startup, Austin, WSJ, Joe Lonsdale, California New York, Capital Factory, AAPL AMZN, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Xoogler, Restream


Strap Technologies Prepares For New Round of Growth With New Technology Officer: Benjamin Eynon

Strap Technologies is on a mission to become the world’s first substitute for the white cane. Strap Technologies has announced that Benjamin Eynon will join the rapidly expanding Strap team. Eynon will serve as a Technology Officer overseeing software development of Strap, a state-of-the-art wearable device that enables blind people to detect any type of obstacle and notify them of possible collisions.Eynon has spent the majority of his career in the semiconductor industry, over 20 years of whic...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, News, Austin, Innovation, Board, University Of North Texas, Ben, Denton TX, Rochester NY, Rochester Institute of Technology, Eynon, Board of Advisors, Strap, Austin Startups, STRAP Technologies


Texas Startup Roadshow goes Virtual during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Capital Factory Founder, Joshua Baer, introduces 2019’s Texas Startups Roadshow in Austin. Texas Startups Roadshow goes Virtual during Global Entrepreneurship Week Take a statewide virtual tour across the 10th largest economy in the world with the , during Global Entrepreneurship Week. You will make valuable connections with the country’s top tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. The journey will showcase startups from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding cities — c...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Abc, Dallas Mavericks, Entrepreneur, Startup, Innovation, Nba, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Investors, Bic, Capital Factory, Joshua Baer, Austin Startups


STRAP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES GROUND BREAKING DEVICE TO AID THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

First Ever Wearable Device to Help Blind People Navigate Without a White CaneSTRAP Technologies announced today, the creation of a hands-free device designed to be worn by the visually impaired to allow for more independence and mobility. STRAP is the world’s first total replacement of the white cane. STRAP is a wearable, hands-free, device with an innovative array of sensors that work by sending real-time information that detect obstacles at the head, chest, and below — including oncoming bum...
Tags: Startups, News, Mexico, Startup, Tech, Austin, Research and development, Austin Texas, Guadalajara Mexico, Austin Startups, Roel, Diego Roel, STRAP Technologies


This Proves it — The Pandemic Is A Startup Accelerant

This Proves it — The Pandemic Is A Startup Accelerant New integrated communications agency Sēd launches with “Next Startup Wave” study and intends to help startups, born from the pandemic, achieve hypergrowth, fast. https://medium.com/media/a6f4c29bfc09154d6d942f3853d7519d/href While firmly established companies and brands struggled to find their footing through the chaos of the pandemic, Sēd Communications Founder, Loretta Markevics, saw an opportunity to, as she says, “turn quaranlemons into...
Tags: Wellness, Startups, US, Startup, Tech, Cannabis, Telluride, Sed, Austin Startups, GrandView Research, Communications-agency, Loretta Markevics, Markevics, Instacart Houseparty, Markevic


Introducing TUBBR

World’s First Personal Social Network In today’s chaotic Social Media Environment, we’re experiencing major challenges when it comes to having authentic communication. More followers, more platforms, and more content have led to zero privacy and limited control over what we can share — making it difficult to have meaningful conversations with relevant people.Hence, “Internet users are moving from sharing as a method of broadcasting themselves, into a way of sharing that has community at its he...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Tech, Social-media, Austin TX, Austin Startups, Social Media Environment, Saurabh Ravi, Sunday Biker 's Club, Yoga Group


The Austin State of Entrepreneurship

https://medium.com/media/fd71ff25625db1ea652ddeb4792a7fa7/href The Austin State of Entrepreneurship Hear some of Austin’s most successful entrepreneurs share their wins and challenges, plus, you’ll meet some of our accelerator programs and their companies. Hear more stories like theirs, and discover the extensiveness of Austin’s startup community by watching the entire State of Entrepreneurship at the top or the clips below. https://medium.com/media/ee24585655e168b8c5ed86d68c648dd7/href https...
Tags: Startups, Texas, News, Entrepreneur, Startup, Austin, Houston, Co, Southwest, Austin Dallas, Austin Startups, Thomaz, Austin Startup Week, Pitchbook Capital Factory, Austin State of Entrepreneurship, Austin State


Protect our country from COVID with products that are Made in the U.S.A. (right here in Texas!)

https://medium.com/media/8ac697c3c410383d70ab03ba050294bd/href Protect our country from COVID with products that are Made in the U.S.A. (right here in Texas!) I’m investing in Armbrust American and now you can too. From now on, I’m wearing my own masks — not ones that are made in China. We need masks. We needed them in March. We need them now. We’re going to keep needing them for a long time.We need masks that are Made in the U.S.A. COVID-19 has made it clear that critical manufacturing needs ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Crowdfunding, China, Startup, Fda, Lloyd, Armbrust, Austin Startups, PPE, COVID, Covid19, Personal Protective Equipment PPE, Ppe-safety-equipment


Dr. Oksana Malysheva Helps Propel Startups at Sputnik ATX

“Austin is Silicon Valley’s cooler, younger sibling that is on the rise” says Sputnik ATX Managing Partner and CEO Dr. Oksana Malysheva. “I predict investors will lend more of their attention to startups launching here.” The Forrest Files: October 1, 2020 Dr. Oksana Malysheva is an Austin-based investor, entrepreneur and business executive. She is the Managing Partner and CEO of Sputnik ATX, an accelerator that funds and mentors early-stage startup companies. She is also the Managing Partner ...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Texas, Wisdom, US, Startup, Ukraine, Earth, Austin, University, United States, Innovation, Army, Sputnik, Moscow, Silicon Valley


Calling all startup community organizers in Texas for GEW!

Sign up to be a Community Organizer for Global Entrepreneurship Week in November and celebrate the entrepreneurs in your city while tapping into a global movement. Texas needs to represent! Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest collection of events, competitions, and activities in +170 countries, reaching millions of people of all ages and backgrounds. The only way it could get any bigger is to bring more TEXAS to it! Texas is a country, isn’t it?That’s why I’m honored to s...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Startup, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Texas Startups Roadshow, Global Entrepreneurship Week GEW, Ellen Bateman, GEW Confirmed Participants Email


How B2B Startups Can Capitalize On Virtual Events

Image via iStock Events are a tried and true marketing method — and for good reason — 79% of US marketers report that they generate sales via event marketing. Events are an excellent avenue for showcasing or launching your products and services for a myriad of reasons. The most fundamental of these is that they gather people in the same place at the same time for a similar reason, giving companies exposure to prospects they wish to engage with. It also gives attendees an opportunity to network...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Wisdom, US, B2b, Austin Startups, ZoomInfo


Pros and Cons of Fever Scanning

In the age of COVID-19, does it make us safer?With the advent of COVID-19, the topic of fever scanning has exploded on the Internet. It’s a popular topic in the media and vendors are developing new solutions to capitalize on the opportunity. I’m going to explain what temperature scanning is (and isn’t!) and give you a basic understanding of how it works so you can make your own decision about if it’s worth it. Fever Scanning 101 The core concept is something we are all familiar with — using a th...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Tech, World Health Organization, Fda, Flir, EBT, Austin Texas, Austin Startups, Mary Haskett, COVID, Covid19, Live-events, Public-safety, Blink Identity Pros


10 tips on how to get meaningful outcomes from mentor office hours meetings at Capital Factory

Marcus Carey and Aziz Gilani getting down to business at Capital Factory Epic Office Hours I’ve mentored hundreds of startups over the past decade and oversee a program that coordinates more than 100 meetings per week. Some entrepreneurs are completely unprepared but others come in with a clear plan and follow up relentlessly. Follow these tips to make sure you don’t waste your time and they follow up on the things they promise. The primary reason that most people join our community is to exp...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneur, Startup, Linkedin, Mentorship, Mentor, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Aziz Gilani, Marcus Carey, Office-hours, Capital Factory Epic Office Hours


The (Lost) Art of the Introduction

Chris Palmisano, COO of Rocket Dollar and Marc Nathan, VP of Client Strategy of Egan Nelson Both of us are connectors. We love connecting with people in the real and virtual worlds. During this pandemic, it’s all the virtual world. We both take pride in connecting others, so we can all benefit. It’s a way of putting “good” out in the community and it can have a major impact. Connecting and introducing: it’s what we do. As they say, a rising tide lifts all boats. So, we take introductions pretty...
Tags: Startups, Business, Wisdom, Time, How-to, Google Voice, Blind, Capital Factory, Joshua Baer, Austin Startups, Introduction, Egan Nelson, Chris Palmisano COO, Marc Nathan VP


New Social App Lets Users ‘Vent’ Anonymously

The free VentSpace platform launched in August out of Austin, Texas AUSTIN — A new social media app that lets users anonymously vent their thoughts and feelings is picking up steam.The United State’s loneliness epidemic has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic but the VentSpace app aims to offer some relief with a free, private platform for connecting and getting support.Designed by a team in Austin, Texas, VentSpace was built on the premise that everyone has something they need to get off...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, News, Startup, Austin, Company, Austin Texas, United State, Austin Startups, Austin Texas Austin, Mental-health, Daniel Griggs


Face Recognition and COVID-19

An Amazon delivery driver in Delaware was filmed by a Ring doorbell as he reacted to snacks that were left for him and the video went viral. The kindness of the homeowner and the driver’s delight was a fun diversion and a reminder of how thoughtful people can be. However, the driver didn’t know he was being filmed until the video went viral. Neither the homeowner or the driver expected the video to go viral and they weren’t prepared when the identity of both were revealed to the internet. This ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Privacy, Tech, Delaware, Biometrics, Austin Startups, Facial-recognition, Contactless-entry, Rank One Computing


The Future of Work at Capital Factory Post-COVID

https://medium.com/media/ee4d425e13f6a12f462897820989da3d/href The Future of Work at Capital Factory Post-COVID Coworking is dead until COVID passes. Capital Factory has gone fully virtual with daily Ask Me Anything sessions in and hundreds of Mentor Office Hours each week. We’re hosting massive virtual events in our new virtual office that are teaching us new ways to engage that will last long after COVID is gone. As soon as COVID hit and SXSW was canceled, Capital Factory committed to doing ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneur, Virtual, Sxsw, Remote, Capital Factory, Coworking, Austin Startups, Future-of-Work, Hopin, Sococo, Capital Factory Post, Mentor Office Hours


Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom Covers the City’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurs

Brent Wistrom edits the daily Austin Inno Beat email newsletter, which has emerged over the last five years as a must-read source of information for the city’s startup, entrepreneurial and investment communities The Forrest Files: August 6, 2020 Brent Wistrom is a senior editor at American Inno, overseeing half of Inno’s 14 markets. He covers Austin’s tech and startup scene through daily news stories and the Beat newsletter.In late July, the Austin edition of this Beat newsletter celebrated i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, News, Minnesota, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Journalism, Tesla, Austin, United States, Sxsw, Mastodon, UT, Central Texas, Joe Rogan, Pflugerville


Introducing Breyer Capital Austin

I am proud to announce that Breyer Capital has opened a new office in Austin, Texas.I personally will be spending significant time in the city, investing in new opportunities and working alongside longtime friends and colleagues. Breyer Capital’s Silicon Valley presence remains as important as ever, and at the same time, Austin offers a remarkable new frontier of opportunity.When I graduated from Harvard Business School after graduating from Stanford, I was one of a small number of classmates w...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Stanford, Startup, Tesla, Austin, Michael Dell, Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, The University, Harvard Business School, Travis County, UT Austin, Mike Maples


HTXTechList launches in Houston

HTXTechList launching in Houston on August 13 I’m helping to spread the word about a new online tool, HTX TechList, that is coming to Houston to help connect the Houston tech ecosystem across startups, accelerators, investors, and corporations. Join the HTX TechList launch event on Thursday August 13th at 11:00 am central time.HTX TechList Launch Event - CrowdcastI will be hosting one of the breakout sessions answering any questions related to funding and why Texas is the best state for startup...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Startup, Houston, Austin Startups


Who says Austin can’t do consumer?

https://medium.com/media/ce497d5b733554490d91544fae217d41/href Who says Austin can’t do consumer? Sign up for SupplyDrop to prove them wrong (and never run out of toilet paper). If you live in Austin, you can be one of the first to sign up for a new consumer service right out of Austin started by Andrew Busey and April Downing. Save time, save money, and never run out of essential household supplies like paper towels, garbage bags, detergent, and yes, of course — toilet paper. Use this link fo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Shopping, Startup, NewCo, Austin, Andrew, Civitas Learning, Amazon Subscribe, Austin Startups, Dachis Group, Andrew Busey, Subscription-economy, DropAndrew Busey, Andrew Busey Co


A Guide for Austin Health and Wellness Entrepreneurs

Austin, Texas is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US, and a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation.One distinctive feature of Austin is that its residents love wellness, fitness, and health. From running on the downtown trails to hiking the greenbelts to stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, Austinites lead active and outdoor-focused lifestyles all year round.If you’re an entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry, Austin is...
Tags: Wellness, Startups, Texas, US, Entrepreneur, Startup, Austin, Branding, Austin Texas, South Austin, Southwest SXSW, CPG, Austin Startups, Health and Wellness Industry, Guide for Austin Health and Wellness Entrepreneurs, Lady Bird Lake Austinites


Fundraising: Don’t Waste Time Convincing Skeptics

Find investors who share your “gospel” and understand what you’re doing. Ok, full disclosure, the headline is a smart quote from my fund partner, Oksana Malysheva, and, yeah, it is freakin’ brilliant. Far too often, founders spend inordinate time talking to angels and VCs trying to convince them of their vision, commitment and results. The reality is, a good company, getting good traction, MUST find investors who share their “gospel” and understand what they’re doing. The phrase, “missionaries,...
Tags: Startups, Business, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Startup, Oksana, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Oksana Malysheva


How to Stand Out in the Health and Wellness Industry

When you pour so much time, energy, and investment into your health or wellness business, it can be disheartening to feel like your brand is blending in with the rest. After all, the purpose of a brand is to stand out and attract more customers!If you hit a plateau, there are several strategic ways to set your business apart. Think of it as a two-pronged approach of:Focusing inward on the elements that make your business, purpose, and offering so unique and irreplaceable, andFocusing outward on...
Tags: Wellness, Startups, Facebook, US, Startup, Branding, Austin Startups, Health-foods, Brand-strategy, Health and Wellness Industry, Wooden Spoon Herbs


Innovative (& Free) Mental Health Matching Tool Launches in Austin

Startup Mental Health Match takes inspiration from dating sites, connecting therapists and individuals using an innovative profiling model. Contributed by Mental Health Match:With need for therapy surging due to the pandemic and current events, help is available immediately for Austin residents from the comfort of their own home regardless of their income and needs. AUSTIN — In response to the increased need for therapy services coming from the coronavirus pandemic, Mental Health Match, a servi...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Startup, Tech, Austin, Therapy, Wellbeing, Schwartz, Kevin Brown, Austin Startups, Mental-health, Startup Mental Health Match, Mental Health Match, Ryan Schwartz Founder of Mental Health


Blitzfailing: How to NOT Grow a Company

Some time around 2016, a company that was raising at a lofty valuation pitched to me requesting capital from one of Sputnik ATX’s antecedent funds. The company pitching was WeWork.The heart of their presentation was a claim that WeWork represented a new model for coworking space that was going to revolutionize coworking from stodgy folks like Regus, a profitable competitor. At the time, WeWork charged less than Regus to use office space and WeWork had significantly higher unit operating costs, ...
Tags: Startups, Business, Startup, WeWork, Regus, Paul McElroy, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Startup-lessons, Sputnik ATX, Blitzscaling, First Citywide Bank


Blitzfailing: How to NOT Grow a Company — Sputnik ATX

Blitzfailing: How to NOT Grow a Company Some time around 2016, a company that was raising at a lofty valuation pitched to me requesting capital from one of Sputnik ATX’s antecedent funds. The company pitching was WeWork.The heart of their presentation was a claim that WeWork represented a new model for coworking space that was going to revolutionize coworking from stodgy folks like Regus, a profitable competitor. At the time, WeWork charged less than Regus to use office space and WeWork had si...
Tags: Startups, Business, Startup, WeWork, Regus, Paul McElroy, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Startup-lessons, Sputnik ATX, Blitzscaling, First Citywide Bank