45 episodes

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.

Austinpreneur Capital Factory

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    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

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.

    Forging Partnerships Between Startups and Big Companies

    Forging Partnerships Between Startups and Big Companies

    In this episode of Austinpreneur, recorded live at Capital Factory House during SXSW® 2024, Nick Spiller sits down with Lisa Besserman, Managing Director & Head of Innovation at JPMorgan Chase. Lisa's journey is a incredible story of entrepreneurship and innovation, from founding Startup Buenos Aires to spearheading corporate incubators and now leading initiatives at one of the world's largest banks.

    Lisa shares her experiences and insights garnered from her dynamic career, emphasizing the power of collaboration between startups and big corporations, especially in leveraging emerging technologies like AI. As one of the top influencers in tech, recognized by Business Insider and the Council of the Americas, Lisa's perspective on driving innovation at scale offers invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts alike.

    Join Nick and Lisa as they explore the challenges and opportunities of navigating the startup landscape, from forging impactful partnerships to the critical role of communication and honesty in building successful ventures. Discover the future of AI in combating fraud and the nuanced approach required to thrive in the fast-paced world of corporate innovation.

    Get the best Austinpreneur updates at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 48 min
    North America's New Growth Partner for Startups

    North America's New Growth Partner for Startups

    Join Nick Spiller, Venture Principal at Capital Factory, as he chats with the team behind the launch of VeUp's North American headquarters, marking its debut at SXSW® 2024. Explore the reasons why Michael Siegel, VeUp's General Manager of North America and Chief Product/Services Officer, Tom Dixon, Global Head of Sales, and Chanelle Preston, Head of Global Marketing, selected Austin as the strategic base for VeUp's North American expansion. Gain insights into their strategies for startups to elevate their tech, finance, product development, and sales leveraging VeUp's expertise.

    VeUp was born from the challenges faced by its founders in finding growth partners for scaling. Since then, VeUp has empowered over 50 companies to accelerate their growth and is now investing from a $100M venture fund.

    This episode was recorded live recorded live at Capital Factory House during SXSW® 2024.

    Get the best Austinpreneur updates at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 35 min
    Commanding Change: Embracing New Frontiers in the National Guard

    Commanding Change: Embracing New Frontiers in the National Guard

    In this episode of Austinpreneur, Joshua Baer explores the remarkable journey and career of General Daniel Hokanson, the 29th Chief of the National Guard Bureau and distinguished four-star general in the United States Army.

    From Happy Camp, California, and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, General Hokanson has played pivotal roles in major operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. With extensive experience in military leadership and strategy, he reflects on his critical assignments and articulates his vision for fostering innovation within the military.

    Tune in for unique insights into the military's embrace of innovation. Featuring discussions held after General Hokanson's appointment in August 2020, the episode also offers valuable perspectives on the innovative strategies employed by the National Guard and how startups can contribute to advancing their mission.

    Stay updated with the latest from Austinpreneur at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 27 min
    Austin's New Entrepreneurial University

    Austin's New Entrepreneurial University

    Explore the dynamic launch of Austin's innovative liberal arts and entrepreneurship college as Capital Factory's Venture Principal, Nick Spiller, sits down with Keri Waters, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Austin (UATX). Tune in to uncover the institution's pioneering vision, curriculum, and strategic collaboration with Capital Factory.
    In a historic milestone, the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board granted The University of Austin (UATX) with the authority to confer undergraduate degrees in October 2023, marking the state's first new university in over 50 years. With UATX's inaugural class of 100 students set to embark on their academic journey in Fall 2024, each recipient of a full 4-year academic scholarship, the college stands poised for transformative impact. Get the best Austinpreneur updates at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 42 min
    Adventures in Innovation: The Curious Life of a Serial Entrepreneur

    Adventures in Innovation: The Curious Life of a Serial Entrepreneur

    Dive into this episode, recorded for a live audience at Capital Factory House during SXSW® 2024 , for a discussion with a seasoned serial entrepreneur boasting a portfolio of 15 successful ventures, including the renowned telemedicine giant Teledoc, Michael Gorton. Join Nick Spiller, Venture Principal at Capital Factory, as he sits down with Gorton to explore the nuances of market timing, cultivating a vibrant company culture, and venturing into the intriguing realm of tachyon tunnels through a lens of physics.

    Michael's curiosity has no limits with his degrees in Physics, Engineering, Law and a minor in English. On top of pioneering telemedicine, Michael founded Internet Global where he developed the world's first DSL and VOIP networks. He's also an accomplished author in a variety of categories including business, science fiction and historical fiction. Outside of work, Michael is a runner, Second Degree Black Belt in Kenpo and a mountain climber having scaled the highest elevation in 43 states.

    Get the best Austinpreneur updates at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 52 min
    All Roads Lead to Austin

    All Roads Lead to Austin

    Uncover the dynamic convergence of the defense innovation community in the heart of Texas, where venture-funded enterprises are actively shaping the future of national security. Join Nick Spiller, Venture Principal at Capital Factory, and Joseph Kopser, Capital Factory's Special Advisor for Defense Innovation, in a discussion recorded for a live audience at Capital Factory House during SXSW® 2024, shedding light on the latest advancements in the Department of Defense's initiatives to fund startups emanating from Austin.
    Joseph Kopser is a serial entrepreneur, long-time Austin startup community leader and served the U.S. Army for 20 years. He co-founded a transportation company, RideScout, from scratch and sold it to Mercedes. Joseph is currently a defense and military advisor for Capital Factory and The University of Texas at Austin. As an investor, Joseph is an LP in multiple Austin based venture funds including Capital Factory, Moonshots Capital and ATX Venture Partners.

    Get the best Austinpreneur updates at www.capitalfactory.com/podcast

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

just keep living ,

Informative

Short, quick, and to the point. Great if you’re interested in startups or venture capital!

VC Matt ,

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!

Popadukes19 ,

Must listen

A super engaging and interesting podcast about the innovation happening in Texas!

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