Double click on the stories that made Austin, Texas a global startup hub. Listen to startup stories from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technologists shaping the Austin startup community. Austinpreneur will give you a glimpse into how Austin made itself a tier 1 city for technology, creativity and startups. Takeaway key insights for building your own success story in topics like fundraising, building products, sales, investing and creating company culture.
Austinpreneur is 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.
Investing in the Best of the Bold
Dive into a conversation situated at the intersection of national security and venture capital, recorded during Fed Supernova 2023. Our guest for this episode is Chip Walter, Managing Director at Marlinspike, known for his expertise in defense innovation. With a career marked by impactful contributions to both the U.S. government and the private sector, Chip's journey began as a U.S. Navy Pilot. His professional trajectory extends through over a decade in Washington D.C., where he adeptly navigated legislative and congressional affairs, before entering the private sector at Northrup Grumman. Today, Chip continues to bring his wealth of experience to the forefront at the nexus of national security and entrepreneurial ventures.
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A Smart Bear in the Era of AI
Prepare for the era of AI with Jason Cohen, the Founder of WP Engine, as he engages in an insightful conversation with Joshua Baer, CEO & Founder of Capital Factory. This dynamic episode of Austinpreneur, recorded for a live audience of Longhorn Startup students at The University of Texas, not only explores the founding journey of WP Engine but also delves into the profound implications of AI. Join Jason and Josh as they passionately geek out on the latest tech trends.
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Helping All of Us Get Smarter Than Any of Us
One of Austin's iconic entrepreneurs, Brett Hurt, CEO & Co-founder of data.world, shares his venture's vision for artificial intelligence in society and business. Prior to founding data.world, Brett revolutionized e-commerce through online reviews at BazaarVoice. Much of the conversation dives into the implications of AI for businesses and how data.world's array of AI initiatives are facilitating this future. Brett and host Nick Spiller also reminisce on their collaborative work catalyzing undergraduate entrepreneurship at The University of Texas over a decade ago.
For a deeper dive into the discussed topics, check out the related article on Brett's blog here.
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The Art of Texas Whiskey
Dive into the up and coming Texas whiskey scene with Chris Seals, CEO & Founder of STILL Austin. As the pioneering distillery within Austin’s city limits since the days of prohibition, STILL embodies the spirit of innovation and tradition.
In this episode of Austinpreneur, recorded for a live audience at Capital Factory, Chris Seals unfolds his unconventional narrative — a transformation from an economist to a whiskey-driven entrepreneur. Discover the secrets behind his pursuit of crafting a whiskey brand destined to stand the test of time, spanning a century of excellence. Gain exclusive insights into the intricacies of Chris’s entrepreneurial odyssey, from navigating the challenges of building a legacy brand to securing essential capital through the Central Texas Angel Network.
Tune in for a an intimate exploration of the vibrant journey that is the evolution of STILL Austin!
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Building Crossborder Tech Teams
Explore optimal strategies for maximizing development funding through the utilization of offshore talent. In this episode of Austinpreneur, we are joined by Jacqueline Samira, the CEO & Founder of Howdy. Delve into the intricacies of assembling international teams for venture-backed startups as she shares insights from Howdy’s journey, from passing through Y-Combinator to joining the Capital Factory portfolio on their path to success.
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From Airborne Ranger to Boardroom Director
Presented by The Outpost, our guest for this episode is Brad Harrison, who is General Partner at dual-use venture capital firm Scout Ventures out of Austin. The episode was recorded at Capital Factory's Fed Supernova in August of 2023. Brad is a graduate of West Point and MIT. He served the United States as an Airborne Army Ranger specializing in Air Assault. Today, Brad invests in top founders exiting the military, intelligence community, and top research labs. By doing so, Scout is paving the way for military veterans and intelligence professionals to access hundreds of millions in government grants and non-dilutive capital. Keep listening to to get a peek inside the mind of this investor funding the future of dual-use defense technology.
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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!