Capital Factory, the Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs in Texas, presents Austinpreneur – a podcast highlighting Austin’s startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Join in on candid conversations with leaders who have built companies from the ground up and visionaries creating the next wave of world-changing technology. Discover the importance of your network, meet the people supporting your journey, and connect with the community making it all happen.
Episodes feature topics like: entrepreneurship, technology, startups, innovation, funding, coworking, mentorship, startup accelerators, VC funding, angel investing, innovation strategies, partnerships, and more.
Cleaning and Validating Data in Less Than 6 Minutes with Jessica Reitmeieter
From a school project to a full-fledged business, Pandata Tech is making sure that the data you capture is processed and validated in mere minutes. Co-founder Jessica Reitmeieter has built a business that improves your companies data capture in real-time and reduces the overall false positives or negatives that other management systems struggle with. Jessica walked us through her entrepreneurial journey from Canada, her college co-op, to the creation of Pandata Tech.
Pocket Punch: The Four-in-One Self-Defense Tool
Bad things happen every day. A lot of the times you hear different things in the news but they don't really capture the full effect of everything going on. In the first few months of 2020, there has been increased violent behavior on college campuses. Pocket punch is looking to make a change with a four-in-one self-defense device. Founded by five female college students at the University of Texas at Austin, Sydney Marvin and Ashley Raymond chatted with Nick Spiller about the story behind Pocket Punch and how they are empowering individuals to be in charge of their own safety.
Doubling Down on Houston with Gabi Rowe
In 2020 our word of the year is “Houston” and our goal is to achieve the same scale and synergies we have in Dallas with a unique Houston angle to it. On January 29th, Capital Factory official announced that it has merged with Station Houston and will be the first member of The Ion with Rice University and Houston Exponential! Gordon Daugherty traveled to Houston to chat with Gabi Rowe, Executive Director and CEO of The Ion to talk about what the merger means for the Houston Startup Ecosystem and a preview of what's to come with the Ion's new building.
The Startup Mentor with Maia Donohue
Whether you're starting a business or looking for your next project, having a mentor is extremely important. Having a person that can tell you the hard truths and tell you when you're wrong about something can help you grow both professionally and personally. Maia Donohue, author of The Startup Mentor, sat down with Gordon Daugherty to talk about her new book, the relationship between a mentor and mentee, and personal experiences with mentorship.
Common Mistakes and Challenges of Mentorship with Flip Kromer
Finding a good mentor can be difficult and it's easy to fall into the trap of only talking about fundraising. Flip Kromer is a seasoned entrepreneur and mentor that has been in the Austin startup ecosystem for a long time. Flip built InfoChimp, a pioneer in the Big Data startup space that was later sold to CSC. Flip stopped by for a quick chat and broke down the common mistakes that he sees as a mentor, repeatable teachings that can elevate your next mentoring session, and his new startup Tooksome.
Finding and Developing Coding Talent in the Heart of Texas with Chris Lofton
Learning a new skill to start a new career path can seem terrifying, especially when its to get into coding. Finding a class that fits your busy schedule can also seem impossible. Austin Coding Academy combines flexibility and affordability for anyone looking to change their life with coding. CEO of Austin Coding Academy Chris Lofton told us that "ACA is really about hope. It's about the hope that you're not stuck in the situation you're in that if you work hard, you can change your life and we're looking for people who have this desire and drive and can hold themselves accountable to the homework schedule and do all the work we ask them to do." Chris sat down with us and talked about how coding talent in Austin is some of the best in the world and why big businesses want to come here.
Short, quick, and to the point. Great if you’re interested in startups or venture capital!
Best VC/Start-up Podcast!
If you’re seeking to learn more about the startup ecosystem in Texas, this is the podcast for you. Very educational. Exciting to hear from some of the top investors and founders in the industry! Highly recommend!
A super engaging and interesting podcast about the innovation happening in Texas!