Category: Accelerator

SXSW Accelerator With Bob Metcalfe

SXSW 2015 marked the seventh year of the SXSW Accelerator. More than 500 startups pitched their business ideas to the Accelerator judges this year, and  six winners were chosen from six different Accelerator categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Digital Health and Life Science Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Social Technologies, and Wearable...

Top 5 Panels for Entrepreneurs

This week, inspired by Texas State’s very own Digital Media Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, we’re calling all makers, builders, creators and founders. SXSW, in all its iterations, has always embodied the entrepreneurial spirit and celebrated the self-starter.  As comfort with digital intricacies becomes less a technologist trait and more an essential business skill, digital entrepreneurship has...

Preview: Austin – The New Gateway for International Startups

Silicon Valley is not only a beacon of innovation within the American technology scene.  Many of its most successful ventures have begun in the hands of international entrepreneurs who have made the Valley their second home in order to give their companies the best chance at success. But as prices soar and innovation becomes a...

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Preview: SXSW Accelerator with Bob Metcalfe

SXSW Startup Village, part of the Interactive conference, brings together entrepreneurs, startups and investors in the Hilton Austin Downtown. This space houses the SXSW Interactive Accelerator, startup-themed panels and meetups, lounges, pitch events and mentoring/coaching sessions. I had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the University of Texas, about the...

Preview: PR for Crowdfunded Projects in Age of Kickstarter

  PR for Crowdfunded Projects in Age of Kickstarter Monday. March 11 3:30 – 3:4p5 Hilton Austin Downtown 616AB Anyone familiar with public relations knows the importance of building relationships and getting a message out. Typically PR agencies are known for their work with already established companies. However, within the last year PR specialists have gained...