Bob Metcalfe’s pitch for 3Com

At the Demo Day for One Semester Startup, one of the best pitches came from Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe. Metcalfe, who moved to Austin in January, serves as professor of electrical engineering and director of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin. This fall, Metcalfe, who also serves as general partner of Polaris Venture […]

UT’s One Semester Startup Demo Day

During the first One Semester Startup at the University of Texas, 75 students formed 20 companies. Thursday night, the students behind those newly formed ventures pitched their startups to about 200 people, some students, university faculty, press, investors and entrepreneurs, gathered at the University of Texas stadium’s Red McCombs End Zone Club. The pitches ranged […]

KLRU’s Capital of Innovation highlights Austin entrepreneurship

If you were so busy Wednesday night preparing for the big turkey day, that you forgot to set the DVR and you missed Austin public television station KLRU’s new gem of a program that focuses on Austin innovation, don’t worry. KLRU plans to re-run the program, Capital of Innovation: Episode #101, which debuted Wednesday night. […]

Entrepreneurs hope to launch the next big thing at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

In 72 hours, a group of strangers met, brainstormed ideas and then built working prototypes for six companies. The companies included Spear Guard, an e-mail security firm, Renew Couture, a recycled clothing line, Stride Sync, a music sharing app, Golf Average, a statistical analysis app to improve golf performance, SimpLingo, a browser plug-in to learn […]

San Antonio’s Three Day Startup kicks off Friday

For three days, 40 people will meet, brainstorm and create companies during San Antonio’s Three Day Startup Weekend. The action takes place this Friday at the Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Luz Cristal Glangchai, associate director of Trinity University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, oversees the program. She held a bootcamp last night […]

Meet some of the applicants for the TechStars Cloud

Entrepreneurs travelled to San Antonio from as far away as Toronto and the United Kingdom for a chance to become one of ten companies selected for the inaugural TechStars Cloud program. Here’s a few of them giving their elevator pitches at the TechStars for a Day program.

Smart Office Energy Solutions to compete in the CleanTech Open nationals

Smart Office Energy Solutions, based in Houston, is the only Texas company going on to compete in the CleanTech Open nationals, held in San Jose in November. Bryan Hassin, CEO of Smart Office Energy Solutions, says the company’s software, hardware and services package can reduce a building’s energy consumption by 25 percent. Smart Office Energy […]

Austin Startup Week remix

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 […]

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 […]