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Texas Startup Manifesto 2.0

Austin Startup

Texas is the most promising technology market in the United States. Now the 9th largest economy in the world, it‘s clear that the rest of the world is waking up to the potential in Texas. Startups and investors should treat Texas like one big city. Texas is red and it is blue.

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How Kip Lewis of Austin, Texas Found Success After Failure

The Startup Magazine

Austin, Texas, USA downtown skyline. Since that time, Kip Lewis has repeated the process with more than 2,000 other RV and mobile home parks in and around Austin, Texas. The post How Kip Lewis of Austin, Texas Found Success After Failure appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

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Texas, this is not the Innovation you’re looking for…

Austin Startup

Texas is known for technology and business innovation, but right now our state government is being innovative in all of the wrong ways by finding legal loopholes to skirt around national laws and suppress voters they don’t agree with. As Texas CEOs, we are big fans of innovation.

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Why you should invest in Texas

Austin Startup

Texas has always been a place that embraces new ideas and hard work?—?from It’s no wonder that Texas is one of the most active states for entrepreneurs and startups. These Texas startups exhibited the innovation, determination and grit of the early Texans.

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What you need to know before setting up an LLC in Texas

The Startup Magazine

When it comes to business formation, forming a limited liability corporation (LLC), particularly an LLC in Texas , can be done in as few simple steps. Besides the first step, naming the LLC, here’s a list of things that will prove important to know while forming an LLC in Texas.

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Texas Startups Roadshow Wrap-up

Austin Startup

Two robot buses full of dozens of venture capitalists and family office investors from around the world traveled for three days around the great state of Texas from Dallas to Houston to Austin. Last week I took to the Texas highways with dozens of other investors from around the country and around the world on an epic three day adventure from Dallas to Frisco to Houston to Austin. The Texas Startup Manifesto The roadshow was a successful trip that we will definitely repeat in 2020.

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Gov. Abbott Signs Law Governing Uber, Lyft and Other Ride Hailing Companies in Texas

SiliconHills

It overrides local laws passed by cities like Austin to govern ride hailing companies. “Texas has longtime been the home for […] The post Gov. Abbott Signs Law Governing Uber, Lyft and Other Ride Hailing Companies in Texas appeared first on SiliconHills. Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed House Bill 100 which provides statewide regulation of popular ride-hailing companies. And Lyft and Uber both began providing rides in Austin once again.

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How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

In my interview with Errol, we discussed the origins of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps), how and why it was created, and how it changed the way the government commercializes scientific research. government needs your help,’ and I remember saying, ‘The U.S. government had] of taking technology out of [all of its] labs.”. government accelerator that takes no equity.

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A Bright Future for Bioscience in Temple, Texas

Austin Startup

By sharing local resources with students, THBD propels the growth of Central Texas’ thriving biotech corridor. Temple’s Health and Bioscience District is governed by a seven-member board.

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Drone bills in the Texas Legislature

Austin Startup

The Texas Capitol captured, appropriately enough, by a drone. Source: Christopher Sherman You might assume that public policy related to drones — or “unmanned aircraft systems” — is strictly limited to the Federal Aviation Administration , but a number of bills were filed during 2017 Texas legislative session that could impact the technology. That would make the state and the federal government the sole governmental entites that would regulate drones.

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The Government’s Amazing International Business Dating Service

Austin Startup

Did you know that the government was in the dating industry? I mean, technically it is a “business matchmaking service,” but let’s be serious, the government is hooking businesses up internationally, and it is pretty amazing. Can the government seriously help me? The FCS is a government entity made for the purpose of helping US companies grow overseas, thus increasing the amount of US exports. international government entrepreneurship trade wisdom

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Texas May Soon Have a Statewide Law to Regulate Ride Hailing Companies Like Uber and Lyft

SiliconHills

A bill that would let the state of Texas govern transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft passed the Texas Senate this week and is now awaiting Gov. Texas HB 100 would regulate all transportation network companies, also known as ride hailing companies, operating in Texas and require them […] The post Texas May Soon Have a Statewide Law to Regulate Ride Hailing Companies Like Uber and Lyft appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Six Reasons You Need to be at Fed Supernova This September

Austin Startup

GRAB A PIECE OF THE PIE The government is known for its red tape and long processes, but it also has a huge budget to spend on innovation?—?and Learn how to traverse the government procurement system, and understand how it’s changing and evolving.

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Austin’s Paper Census: Helping Government Break Up with Paper

Austin Startup

Jennifer Houlihan is managing director for Austin CityUP, a smart city consortium in Austin, Texas. Austin’s Paper Census: Helping Government Break Up with Paper was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Where do you start when you decide to become a smart city ? For Austin, one of the first steps is going paperless.

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I am a proud Mexican-American “Tejano” who grew up in South Texas.

Austin Startup

I love you New England, but Texas is calling me home Why we Moved Back To Texas I love you New England, but Texas is calling me home I am a proud Mexican-American “Tejano” who grew up in South Texas. As a teenager I moved away from Texas to Chicago to put myself through school and find opportunity outside of South Texas. My brother and I built something we are proud of in the northeast, but the call of Texas is hard to dismiss.

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Austin Texas is a Heaps Good sister-city

Austin Startup

Austin has the Dell Medical School as part of the huge University of Texas. Coworking Capital Factory’s AR/VR Megalounge at SXSW When discussing coworking, my favourite pitch to Government is, “coworking is the essential infrastructure of innovation”. link] Austin Texas is a Heaps Good sister-city was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More

SiliconHills

On Friday, Texas Tribune Editor in Chief Evan Smith interviewed President Obama at the Long Center before a crowd of more than 2,000 people. SXSW Badgeholders […] The post President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More appeared first on SiliconHills. In the 30-year history of South by Southwest, one of the most special events is President Barack Obama’s talk at the conference, said Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive.

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Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

They hope to “solve tangled and wicked problems inherited in the rapid urbanization,” according to research from the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany. The local government in Austin, Texas, home to CTX, has also set its sights on becoming a Smart City, “one that uses cutting-edge technology to address mobility, safety, equity and environmental challenges for all its residents,” according to the city’s official website.

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Investing In Rural Startups: Green Card Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs)

The Startup Magazine

Hawaii, California, Florida, Texas, Washington, and Minnesota place specific areas under the TEA designation. California and Washington maintain their own list, and you’re able to petition the government to designate particular subdivisions.

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Open Letter to a New Austinite

Austin Startup

Not unless you’re Elon Musk and Governor Abbott has a smile as wide as the Texas Panhandle or you’re Joe Rogan and every tech bro in Austin is so pumped to point to your move (and Tim Ferriss’ move) here as some kind of stamp of approval that they never needed Silicon Valley.

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Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

The Startup Magazine

It is actually half Chinese: while based in Dallas, Texas, it has main offices also in Wuhan and Shanghai. This makes it completely free, but it works with partners, i.e. government agencies that somehow act as middlemen.

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7 Ways to Destroy Board Engagement

Board Effect

Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director of the Diligent Institute – the corporate governance research arm and think tank of Diligent – was a founding team member of BoardEffect. BLOG Board Effectiveness Board Engagement Board Governance Boardroom Best Practices

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Learn your Austin ABC’s and become a local super-connector

Austin Startup

Colonel) is the Director of the Texas Military Department Joint Innovation Unit, a DARPA and NSIN Fellow, and now leads the Defense Innovation Unit across Texas. venture-capital entrepreneurship texas startup austin

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Do Nonprofits Need Liability Insurance?

Board Effect

This type of insurance is mandatory in every state except Texas. BLOG Board Governance Boardroom Best Practices Compliance Nonprofit Risk ManagementThe answer to the question about whether nonprofits need liability insurance is more than a simple “yes” or “no.”

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Capital Factory Doubles Down on Houston

Austin Startup

In 2017, we released the Texas Startup Manifesto , outlining a vision of a united Texas startup ecosytsem where startup entrepreneurs treat the four major metropolitan areas as one big city when they are recruiting talent, fundraising, and acquiring customers.

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Austin’s secret sauce… it’s the WHY

Austin Startup

COVID-19 has caused global acceleration of many trends that were already happening before the pandemic and the immigration to Texas and especially Austin are no exception. Some are running away from skyrocketing tax rates, dysfunctional government, and devastating wildfires.

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ATC Sharpens Austin’s Pitch, Targets Life Sciences

Austin Startup

Enterprise Government austin austin+technology+council biotech Forbes Life+Sciences Texas Emerging Technology FundPackaging a city’s value is a little different these days. It goes beyond regional battles and attempts to poach HQ’s from other metros. Cities compete globally, so in addition to quality of life, it’s important for local leaders to understand everything from national policy to industry trends and growth opportunities.

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Strengthening Community Ties: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Better Approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Board Effect

United Way partnered with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management to offer classes on general board governance topics such as finance and accountability. BLOG Board Diversity Board Effectiveness Board Engagement Board Governance Boardroom Best Practices

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New Report: There’s Tech Jobs In Austin But Others Lead In New Tech Growth

Austin Startup

Cleantech Consumer Digital Enterprise Government Austin Texas austin+technology+council Employment High tech Kevin Callahan mapmyfitness STEM fieldsA recent report shared by the Austin Technology Council and sponsored by Engine Advocacy, was part reinforcement and part surprise.

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Austin Flexes Its SmartGrid Muscle As Pecan Street Data Comes Online

Austin Startup

With Austin’s Mueller community … Continue reading → Cleantech Consumer Government Austin Energy Austin Texas Electric vehicle Mueller Community OnStarYou might call it big data meets the grid. Panelists from Austin Energy, Meridian Solar, ERCOT, and Pecan Street Inc., came together recently at the CleanTX Forum to pitch the value of cleaner and connected communities.

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Two Major Supreme Court Decisions on Patents

Feld Thoughts

In moments of political despair, Amy reminds me that we have three branches of government. If you own real estate in Marshall, Texas , it’s time to harvest your investment. According to the article (and a Stanford Law School Journal study), “more than 40 percent of all patent lawsuits are filed in East Texas. Government Patents supreme court

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ATC Sharpens Austin’s Pitch, Targets Life Sciences

Austin Startup

Enterprise Government austin austin+technology+council biotech Forbes Life+Sciences Texas Emerging Technology FundPackaging a city's value is a little different these days. It goes beyond regional battles and attempts to poach HQ's from other metros. Cities compete globally, so in addition to quality of life, it's important for local leaders to understand everything from national policy to industry trends and growth opportunities.

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Tips On Saving Up and Investing For Your Retirement

The Startup Magazine

For example, Florida, Wyoming, Texas, Nevada, Washington, South Dakota, Tennessee offer no state income taxes. Finally, the government will give you a chance to add more to a plan sponsored by an employer and for a large maximum plus the contribution from the employer.

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Mobile and the Austin Chamber

Austin Startup

Government Mobile Austin Texas Chamber of commerce Greater Austin mobileTech Tuesday Technology PartnershipmobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Tech start-ups, at least in my experience, have a notoriously conflicted relationship with traditional business networking groups, like our city’s Chamber of Commerce. The conflict comes because, on the surface, what each needs from the other is hard to come by. The Chamber needs financial support (membership fees, etc.)

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A Spectrum Event on How to Win an SBIR Grant

SiliconHills

government invests more than $2 billion every year in promising new startups with creative innovations. Austin SBIR Spectrum Texas State Small Business Development Center The U.S. In Austin, startups including Tevido Biodevices, Spot on Sciences and Lynx Labs have received Small Business Innovation Research grants. So how does a startup go about getting one of the SBIR grants?

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UT Entrepreneurship Week to Feature Michael Dell and Rod Canion

SiliconHills

The University of Texas at Austin is a hotbed of startup activity. And the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, part of student government at UT, plans to showcase some of the state’s most accomplished PC entrepreneurs […] The post UT Entrepreneurship Week to Feature Michael Dell and Rod Canion appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency Michael Dell Rod Canion University of Texas at Austin UT UT Entrepreneurship Week

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“Is Austin Racist?” Let’s Start There.

Austin Startup

I’m from Texas and I went to UT, so much of my embrace of Austin was more innate than it would be for others who moved here to work at Facebook or Oracle from coastal cities, or those who moved here for college from cities with more ethnic diversity, most notably cities with substantial black populations. Killeen, Texas, is home to the nation’s largest Army base, making it a much better reflection of America’s ethnic makeup than almost anywhere else. “Is Austin Racist?”

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Jobs, Bezos, Gates, Branson. Inside the Brains of the CEOs

The Startup Magazine

The industries that employ the most CEOs are management (76%), computers (35%), state government (33%), local government (32%) and schools (12%). (1) Around 4 out of 10 hail from the same 4 states; California, Texas, Illinois and New York. (7) Entrepreneurship People The entrepreneurs Bill Gates California Career CEO Forbes Illinois Infographic Jeff Bezos Larry Page Management motivation New York revenue Richard Branson science Steve Jobs Texas vision

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Autonomous vehicles: an update on state and federal legislation

Austin Startup

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been driving through the country’s mind, and Texas is no exception. With the technology already deployed on Austin streets and Texas getting named a national testing ground by the U.S. What a self driving car sees ( source ) With the goal of providing a clear legal pathway for testing, development, and deployment of self-driving vehicles, here’s a quick update on how the Texas Legislature and U.S.

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Promotions, Opportunities and Gratitude for 2019

Austin Startup

We doubled the number of companies we are working with in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and invested in more than one Texas startup per week. in line with the Texas Startup Manifesto the team that he manages is distributed across the state with members in Austin, Dallas and Houston. You probably already have many of them because you have previous experience in active duty or as a civilian government employee?—?but jobs startup austin texas entrepreneurship

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Why Entrepreneurs Need To Keep Up With Changing Regulations

YoungUpstarts

How Government Regulations Influence Your Business. Laws and government regulations affect almost all business activities. Entrepreneurs whose products will come under government regulations must first make them official with the necessary branch of government.

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Advances in Biometrics & Privacy

Austin Startup

But as a staunch privacy advocate, I’ve been waiting for the general public to start paying attention to what various corporations and government agencies are doing with their data and to start clamoring for restrictions on who has the data and how it is used. In 2014, the Texas DPS started collecting 10 fingerprints from people trying to get a Texas drivers license. Texas, Illinois and Washington have some sort of biometric privacy law. Should you be concerned?

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Viewpoint: SXSW is almost here and Austin still waits for better WiFi

Austin Startup

Posted originally in the Austin Business Journal on March 3, 2017 There’s no shortage of clichés about the speed contrast between fast-moving tech innovation and the slower pace of government. tech texas austin sxsw newsBut when it comes to deploying critical infrastructure to meet the needs of Austin’s residents and visitors, we can’t let bureaucracy stop progress in its tracks.

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