Austin, Meet Dallas

Austin Startup

I arrived in Dallas a little more than six months ago, April 1, to begin my new role at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UT Dallas, as we call it for short, I’m a clinical associate professor in the Jindal School of Management , where I teach entrepreneurship.

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Happy 81st Birthday Dad

Feld Thoughts

of the Foundry Group partners are from Texas?) My parents have been living in Dallas since 1969. For my dad’s 21st entry, he told the story of Why We Moved to Dallas. Why We Moved To Dallas. Dallas was one of the cities. Personal birthday dallas stan feld

LiveOak Adds Venture Partner Focused on the Dallas Market


LiveOak Venture Partners announced Friday it has added Ram Velidi of Dallas as a new venture partner. Velidi will focus on investments in the […] The post LiveOak Adds Venture Partner Focused on the Dallas Market appeared first on SiliconHills. Velidi has had extensive experience as a venture investor over two fund cycles at Sevin Rosen Funds. He also has experience working with entrepreneurs as an executive with Net.Orange/NantHealth and Xybridge/ZHNE.

Perot Jain steps up to support Dallas entrepreneurs

Austin Startup

Cindy Revol, Joe Beard and Anurag Jain from Perot Jain, LP We received a warm welcome from Trey Bowles when we first came to Dallas and there have been many others who have opened their arms to us since. dallas funding startup investment entrepreneurRoss Perot, Jr.,

Dallas Startup Happy Hour Tomorrow

The Startup Lawyer

Dallas Startup Happy Hour is tomorrow @ 5pm! 27, at Campbell Centre, will include Blake Burris of CoHabitat ; Gabriella Draney of Tech Wildcatters ; Danica Mathes of Ignite Dallas ; and Joey Pomerenke of Startup Weekend. Danica Mathes, Ignite Dallas.

Dallas and Austin Startup Ecosystems Combine Forces

Austin Startup

The Capital Factory, insert and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) announced a key partnership that will bring the Capital Factory accelerator to Dallas. Entrepreneurs in Dallas and Austin will connect with mentors in each city remotely over Skype or Cisco telepresence.

The Accelerator comes to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Austin Startup

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is welcoming us to Dallas at the West End and soon the other locations such as Addison and Denton. They also have access to work from Capital Factory in Austin and tap into our network for introductions to investors and strategic corporate partners. We believe that by partnering with Capital Factory, we can combine the strengths of both ecosystems for the success of entrepreneurs across the state.”

Dallas Entrepreneur Outbreak

The Startup Lawyer

Paul Bragiel – Partner at i/o Ventures. Come back Saturday at 1pm to share successes and meet with the Dallas community about innovation and entrepreneurship: 1pm – From Ideation to Product Success — Christian Wiklund. It’s all taking place at 2700 Fairmount Street (Tech Wildcatters HQ) in Dallas Texas.

Spreadsy Partners with Do512 and Plans Dallas Launch

Austin Startup

Spreadsy’s unique business model has been a powerful attractor for new web-based partners as well. In early June, Spreadsy partnered with the most popular local website in Austin TX, Do512. Next month, Spreadsy intends to extend its reach to Dallas, TX. Rapidly growing social commerce startup Spreadsy today announced the success of its official launch in Austin, TX and partnership with the most popular local website in Austin, Do512.

College Retention Partner Upswing Opens Headquarters in Austin after Graduating from Dallas Tech Accelerator

Austin Startup

Higher education in Austin, and the surrounding areas, may see an increase in student retention rates and technology-facilitated learning, if recently migrated company Upswing has anything to say about it. Digital austin startup upswing

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. That night I met Dave Jilk, my first business partner and one of my best friends. We had fancy offices on the 7th floor of a building across the street in the Dallas from the beautiful Galleria Mall. The company shrunk back down to the two founders who then started the first CD music store in Dallas, repurposing their software for the CD business, just like David P.

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Dallas Startup Happy Hour Monday 2/1

The Startup Lawyer

If your new year’s resolution included getting more involved with the Dallas startup ecosystem, showing up at the monthly Dallas Startup Hour this Monday (February 1) is required. Looking for a partner? Tags: Startup Lawyer dallas startup happy hour Here’s the information: “Are you an entrepreneur? Do you work for a startup or small business? Looking for a job? Looking for angel investment?

Tickets on Sale for Startup Weekend Dallas 2

The Startup Lawyer

I had a chance to meet up with Clint Nelson , one-half of the Startup Weekend full-time partners, this past week when he stopped in Dallas on his way down to SXSW. He and I were both shocked that Startup Weekend Dallas 2 is only a month away (April 16th to the 18th). Check out the video recap from Startup Weekend Dallas 1, which took place in November 2009: Tags: Startup Lawyer dallas startup weekend

Tickets on Sale for Startup Weekend Dallas 2

The Startup Lawyer

I had a chance to meet up with Clint Nelson , one-half of the Startup Weekend full-time partners, this past week when he stopped in Dallas on his way down to SXSW. He and I were both shocked that Startup Weekend Dallas 2 is only a month away (April 16th to the 18th). Check out the video recap from Startup Weekend Dallas 1, which took place in November 2009: Tags: Startup Lawyer dallas startup weekend

E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz

VC Cafe

He has co-founded the venture firm NEA, investing in many successful companies including Juniper Networks, ImmuneX, Macromedia, and Dallas Semiconductor. Dick Kramlich and Yoram Tietz at E&Y's Journey conference, Israel, Nov 2011.

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Mentorship over Money (and Office Space)

The Startup Lawyer

Here in Dallas, Tech Wildcatters had a strong class and is opening up applications for the Spring 2011 class later this month. But this morning I read a Dallas Business Journal article that I found amusing: A new accelerator is planning to invest $200,000 and provide up to 45,000 square feet of office space to about 10 mobile app startups in exchange for 15-20% equity in each startup. (a) One of the 2 partners plans to provide personal mentorship.

Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

Did you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? I left Dallas 35 years ago (although my parents still live there.) Recently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan. I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. While I have a house in Alaska, I never lived there (that’s where Amy grew up.). I hadn’t really thought about this before I answered the question.

Investors! Join Me On An Epic 3 Day Roadshow Across the Great State of Texas

Austin Startup

Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin?—?culminating The tour starts in Dallas on June 4 and ends in Austin on June 6 with an epic 10 year birthday party for Capital Factory! Each city will showcase entrepreneurs and scaling companies with different themes: June 4 in Dallas ?—?Retail

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Tiff’s Treats Lands $11 Million to Continue Expansion


Dallas-based CIC Partners led the round. A fresh baked cookie startup in Austin is attracting a lot of dough. Tiff’s Treats, launched by a couple of graduates from the University of Texas at Austin, just closed on $11 million in funding. Tiff’s Treats with 22 stores in Texas and two stores in Atlanta plans to […] The post Tiff’s Treats Lands $11 Million to Continue Expansion appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Capital Factory + E-Capital Summit $100,000 Cleantech Investment Challenge

Austin Startup

E-Capital Summit “We’re thrilled to partner with Capital Factory on this cleantech investment challenge and believe this collaboration is just the beginning of a long-term, fruitful relationship.”

5 Ways To Increase Your Business Revenue


If you are from Dallas, visit and look at their affordable office space for rent. You can meet not only new customers, but also potential businesses partners. If you are from Dallas, co-working spaces like Common Desk provide an event space at an affordable cost.

How We Grew Our Fashion Accessories Business To Over A Million Dollars In Sales by Yaro Starak

However, with my handbag company charm and luck , to grow our business we realized we needed to find sales partners to handle our sales. Business Mindset & Goals With looking for salespeople in the fashion industry, our mindset was that we were looking for partners. My immediate goal was to have a showroom in every market in the US – Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. After Atlanta, we added our Dallas showroom and then Los Angeles.

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

I’m finally home after three solid weeks on the road which included Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

No more Bathroom Bills!

Austin Startup

in Dallas Matt Mullenweg CEO, Automattic in Houston Chris Pacitti General Partner, AVX Partners in Austin Mellie Price Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Capital Factory in Austin John S.

Supporting DonorsChoose and #BestSchoolDay

Feld Thoughts

I grew up in Dallas and went to school in the Richardson Independent School District (RISD – Spring Creek Elementary, Westwood Junior High, and J.J. My partner Jason grew up in Detroit. When I sat down this morning with Amy she started reading off people who had funded entire cities worth of projects on DonorsChoose this morning. Amy has DonorsChoose in her twitter feed and we quickly figured out what was going on.

The Texas Startup Manifesto

Austin Startup

By connecting Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and the rest of the state into a Texas S tartup Megatropolis we can unlock billions of dollars in capital and unleash thousands of diverse entrepreneurs. Austin is different from Dallas which is different from Houston and San Antonio.

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Episode 99: Freedom and Profitability With Jonathan Pototschnik

Mike Michalowicz

Jonathan is the co-founder and CEO of Service Autopilot and founding partner at CitiTurf. He currently lives just north of Dallas, TX with his wife and two sons. Corporate Partners. Our Guest Jonathan is the co-founder and CEO of Service Autopilot and founding partner at CitiTurf. He currently lives just north of Dallas, TX with his wife and two sons. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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Why it was obvious Fetch would raise $3MM

Austin Startup

Michael impressed me, Fetch intrigued me and before the meeting was over I had introduced Michael to a handful of venture capitalists including Roger Chen from Silverton Partners.

The Dark Side of Depression ??? Robin Williams, We Loved You

Feld Thoughts

For a teenage boy in Dallas, Texas, these four guys defined funny. Amy is up in Keystone and I’m in Boulder so I went out to dinner with my partner Jason and his fiancee Jenn. I woke up with gloom in my brain this morning.

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Come Make a Dent in Diversity & Inclusion in Tech Across Texas at Capital Factory

Austin Startup

We work with great partners like Google for Entrepreneurs, Code2040, DivInc, Latinitas, Bunker Labs, Perot Jain, Women Who Code, and others. As part of the Texas Startup Manifesto , you will promote diversity & inclusion all over the state of Texas, with an emphasis on Austin and Dallas.

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First Seven Jobs

Feld Thoughts

1: Curb Address Painter / Window Washer : I partnered with my tennis doubles partner Jon Zeitler and we painted street numbers on curbs for $2 / curb. 2: Maintenance Worker: North Dallas Racquet Club : I cleaned the locker rooms, painted the building, picked up trash on the tennis courts, and knocked down wasp nests. I’m going to play follow the leader this morning and blog my #firstsevenjobs on the back of Fred Wilson’s Fun Friday: First Seven Jobs post.

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Easy Expunctions wins $100,000 San Antonio Investment Challenge in partnership with Geekdom

Austin Startup

Last year, we released the Texas Startup Manifesto and announced our plans to expand our Accelerator program to include Dallas with a presence at The DEC. In October we announced our $100,000 Dallas Investment Challenge and then in November the $100,000 Houston Investment Challenge.

Shopify Launches 4th Build-A-Business Competition


Leading names include Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks, Shark Tank), Tim Ferriss (author of “ The 4-Hour Workweek ”), and Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library, Vaynermedia), who will act as mentors and provide crucial business advice to help participants along the way.

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How To Build Trust With Potential Clients


I need to catch the 6:00 am out of Dallas to DC. This kind of trust is an intellectual weighing of the evidence out of which a buyer makes an informed judgement, predicting a partner’s future behavior.

Promotions, Opportunities and Gratitude for 2019

Austin Startup

Capital Factory Promotions, Opportunities and Gratitude for 2019 2018 was an incredible year for the Capital Factory community that introduced new roles and team members, expanded to multiple locations, and partnered with the US Army. However, Bryan isn’t just focused on Dallas?—?in

To Be Successful You’ll Need to Shake Hands and Kiss Babies.

Both Sides of the Table

I was here to see one of our LPs (limited partners are the people who invest money in VC funds) called Fort Washington. Already this week I’ve been in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Dayton and as I mentioned Cincinnati. Or relied upon the fact that he had already met my three partners.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

The research suggested the best states for startup activity included New York, Memphis and Dallas. ConVerge is partnering with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and Itasca Bank to host free, monthly business roundtables in Naperville, Roselle and Itasca.

Bora Bora Biographies

Feld Thoughts

I’m not much of a hockey fan – my childhood team was the Dallas Blackhawks – but I was entranced by this book. Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About the Civil War : I originally saw this at my partner Ryan McIntyre’s house a few months ago when we were over for dinner. I read over 40 books in my month off the grid in Bora Bora recently.

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Episode 8: Profitable Business Growth With Kim Pollard

Mike Michalowicz

Recently, Kim has partnered with nationally known author Mike Michalowicz educating small business owners on how to drive Profits First in their business. Show Summary . Kim Pollard, founder of Bookkeeper Girl, joins Episode 8 of the Profit First Podcast.

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Upcoming NYC family office conferences: Real estate and Blockchain

David Teten

Keynote speakers: Mr. David Helfand , Co-President of Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments; Mr. Jack Rosen , CEO, Rosen Partners, President of the American Jewish Congress and Chairman of the American Council for World Jewry; Mr. Ofer Yardeni , Chairman & Founder, Stonehenge; Mr. Tal Kerret , President of Silverstein Properties and Dr. (Er.) I hope you can join us at some of DC Finance’s upcoming Family Office conferences in NYC.

10 Quotes for Small Business Owners from Big Entrepreneurs – Humble Beginnings!

Designmantic Blog

Brin was a college graduate who, with his partner Larry Page secured funding to launch ‘Google’; a search engine that would eventually be considered as one of the most valuable brands in the world according to Inc’ with is partner David Filo. “I

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Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

Steve Blank

Testing hypotheses with doctors, patients, payers, providers, purchasing departments, strategic partners is hard. The landscape for how to turn life science and health care technologies into viable companies has changed more in the last 3 years than in the last 30.