The Tao of “Austinpreneur” Joshua Baer

BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Joshua Baer has a set of those millionaire-on-a-skateboard dotcom Gold Rush stories that give the Austin startup scene its own sexy tech history. Baer graduated Carnegie Mellon with a less-than-stellar academic record, and a couple hundred grand in revenues from being an early dabbler in web hosting […]

A Glimpse of the New Capital Factory Coworking Space

The Austin Chamber last week selected Capital Factory to create a downtown coworking space for technology entrepreneurs as part of its Austin Tech Live initiative. Josh Baer, cofounder of Capital Factory, a technology accelerator program for entrepreneurs, discusses the new space in this video. Also this week, Paul O’Brien with Cospace announced its partnership with […]

A Collaborative Center for Tech Entrepreneurs Launches in Austin

A groovy new space in a downtown Austin high-rise offers tech entrepreneurs a place to develop startups. It’s part of the Austin TechLive initiative by the Austin Chamber to create a tech-focused coworking site. Capital Factory will oversee the 22,000 square foot space on the 16th floor of Austin Centre at 701 Brazos Street. The […]

CNN Touts Austin’s Startup Culture

Storymix to pitch at SXSW’s Hatch

Storymix Media graduated from Capital Factory in Austin last year. Since then, Mike and Ariane Fisher, the husband and wife founders, have expanded and diversified the startup’s product line from wedding videos to business, bar mitzvahs and personal videos. “Now when people think of Storymix video we’re not just a wedding video maker,” Mike Fisher […]

Greenling wants to change the way you eat

At the Capital Factory’s Demo Day, Mason Arnold gave a quick pitch on Greenling, the organic grocery delivery service. “Our food system is broke,” Arnold said. He estimates more than half the population in the U.S. will die from food-related disease, primarily obesity-related illnesses. He founded Greenling to change the way people eat. And he […]

Austin-San Antonio tech start-up incubators, accelerators and other programs

So many central Texas start-ups have taken off recently and some of them may need a boost to get to the next level. This list of Austin and San Antonio incubators and accelerators help companies with a leg up in the marketplace. Some of them have rigorous application and screening processes. Check them out to […]

Famigo lets families play together safely on small screens

By Susan Lahey Special contributor to Silicon Hills News When people write about Austin start-up Famigo’s new tool, the Sandbox, they focus on the benefit: Parents can pass their mobile phones to children, touching the Sandbox icon, and restricting that kid to a safe world of age-appropriate games. In the Sandbox, he can never dial […]

Hurricane Party reinvents itself as Foreca.st

Eric Katerman, one of the founders of Austin-based Hurricane Party, spoke at Austin Startup Week at the Tiniest Bar in Texas. He said the team at Hurricane Party spent a year building a product that no one really wanted. They’ve since created Foreca.st, which is in Beta testing. Hurricane Party was party of The Capital […]

Famigo creates a virtual sandbox to keep kids safe

In our backyard, under a giant oak tree, my husband built a marvelous sandbox. My son spent hours playing there and I never worried about his safety. The sandbox in today’s fast-paced digital world has become the cell phone, laptop or tablet computer. So parents need new tools to ensure their children are safe. That’s […]