Category: Startup

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Startups, Design, and Tech, Oh My! :: A Reflection

This year was my first attending South by Southwest Interactive. A lot of people have asked me if it was a fun experience. I hesitate, not because it isn’t fun, but because it’s something more. My team worked really hard to produce content around the conference and interview panelists. We attended a few parties, and...

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Disrupting Industries: An Interview with Simple CEO Joshua Reich

Monday three disruptor entrepreneurs, Joshua Reich, Dana Rosenberg and Ryan Graves, answered questions about the process of entering into a highly regulated industry. They discussed the different types of disruption, from entering at a lower price point to creating new markets. Simple CEO Joshua Reich shared some of his experience trying to innovate in one...

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Top 5 Startup Panels

The word “startup” has been dominating the talk of the tech world in recent years past, and is sure to continue its dominance in years to come. The SXSW Interactive festival is the quintessential platform for startup companies looking to get the push that they need to blossom into full-blown tech giants. It was just...

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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...