Austin, Texas June 14, 2016 "TechCrunch’s legendary meetup + pitch-off event is coming to Austin! Join us for beer, good conversation, and a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds. And whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, dreamer or tech enthusiast, we want to [...]
Austin, Texas May 25, 2016 "Our city's economy is evolving and State of Innovation is an event and forum evaluating the key issues and trends facing Austin's startup and business communities. SOI takes you inside the innovation economy with candid commentary from the most influential thought leaders in the area's fastest growing sectors. Comprised [...]
Austin, Texas May 5, 2016 "Longhorn Startup at the University of Texas at Austin invites you to Demo Day where we will showcase the undergraduate startups from our Spring 2016 class. The evening will begin with an exclusive interview of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Mike Maples, Jr. by our very own Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation and inventor of Ethernet. [...]
Austin, Texas Apr. 28, 2016 "Alley to the Valley, the original deal-making network for women. Professional women need their own “golf course,” where deals get done, referrals and connections are made, and advice is proffered. Our members include women in entrepreneurship, angel and venture capital, corporate executives, service providers (law, accounting, management consulting), media, literary [...]
Houston, Texas April 16th 2016 "The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University's nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies, and the Jesse [...]
Houston, Texas April 15th 2016 "Circular Board announces its upcoming Pitch with Purpose, a pitch competition for women entrepreneurs leading high-growth, scalable businesses that support the resolution of the world's most pressing problems, presented in partnership with United Nations Foundation, Dell and Guggenheim Partners. Pitch with Purpose makes history as the first-ever purpose-based pitch [...]
Austin, Texas Mar. 12th 2016 "Nationwide, only 3% of VC-backed companies have a woman CEO. More surprising yet, only 15% have a single woman on the executive team. Yet when women are on the team, studies show companies have substantially higher financial performance. Pitchbook data shows that Austin suffers the same 3% funding levels for [...]
Austin, Texas Mar. 11th 2016 "Few would disagree that the venture capital world is male-dominated. 97.7% of VC backed companies have male CEOs and 94% of VC partners are men. But are these two facts connected? Some would argue that they are, and that those statistics are caused not only by an unconscious bias but [...]
Austin, Texas Feb. 26th 2016 Founding General Partner Sara Brand spoke as keynote speaker at the Austin Community Foundation's Women's Fund of Central Texas grant awards, where $136,000 was awarded to 10 Texas organizations focused on the welfare of women.
Austin, Texas Feb. 16th 2016 General Partner Kerry Rupp moderated a panel on healthcare innovation in Austin with TeXchange in partnership with WeWork.