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 […]

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 […]

Doing the Austin Startup Crawl

After the action-packed Capital Factory Demo Day, techies hit the hotspots on the Austin Startup Crawl tour to network, nosh on snacks and drink. More than 700 people RSVP’ed to the event on Facebook and Plancast, said Josh Baer, one of the Austin Startup Week founders. San Antonio-based Rackspace sponsored the event which included shuttle […]

The Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011

At The Capital Factory’s office, founder Josh Baer gave an overview of Demo Day 2011 during the Startup Crawl. The third annual Capital Factory Demo Day took place on Wednesday at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin. Five Capital Factory Finalists showed off their companies to investors and others at the day-long sold out […]

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 […]