48 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.

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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.

    The Forefront of Funding Tomorrow's Healthcare

    The Forefront of Funding Tomorrow's Healthcare

    Explore the mind of emerging venture capitalist Dr. Ariel Ganz, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford's Healthcare Innovation Lab, in this insightful discussion recorded in Dallas at Health Supernova 2024. Ariel offers a unique perspective from the front lines of healthcare innovation, drawing on her investment experience with Arben Ventures and her groundbreaking research. The conversation spans a wide array of cutting-edge topics in health, including electronic drugs, breast cancer, precision medicine, and more.

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    • 27 min
    Data Driven Innovation in Healthcare Infrastructure

    Data Driven Innovation in Healthcare Infrastructure

    Tune into this episode, recorded in Dallas at Health Supernova 2024, to delve into the dynamic journey of Monty Kosma, Co-Founder & President of DataJoint.
    Monty is a true polymath with deep expertise spanning physics, neuroscience, economics, and law. His remarkable career includes designing stealth aircraft, tackling the largest-ever computational problems, litigating cases in federal court, and optimizing business operations as a McKinsey consultant to eliminate inefficiencies.
    As the Co-Founder and President of DataJoint, Monty is leading the charge in the “SciOps” movement, transforming scientific research akin to how DevOps revolutionized software development. DataJoint integrates and manages every aspect of data-intensive science, enhancing transparency and productivity to unprecedented levels.
    Join Nick Spiller as he explores Monty's remarkable journey, revealing how his innovative work with DataJoint is revolutionizing scientific research and healthcare data infrastructure. Having relocated from San Francisco to Houston, Monty strategically positioned DataJoint within the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest hub for life sciences, further advancing their mission.

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    • 35 min
    The New Standard in Computational Neuroscience

    The New Standard in Computational Neuroscience

    Join Nick Spiller, Venture Principal at Capital Factory, as he chats with Maxwell Dordevic, a trailblazing entrepreneur and CEO and Co-Founder of NeuroX1. Max shares his journey from stem cell research to founding NeuroX1, a company using AI to tackle neurodegenerative diseases.
    Max discusses his transition from research to entrepreneurship, the pivotal moment that led to co-founding NeuroX1, and the personal experiences driving his passion. Discover how NeuroX1 employs physics-based simulations and AI to develop new drug molecules, aiming to revolutionize treatments for MS, ALS, and Alzheimer’s.
    Learn about NeuroX1’s rapid progress, key milestones, and Max’s advice for entrepreneurs navigating today’s market. This episode offers a glimpse into the future of personalized medicine and the fight against debilitating diseases.

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    • 27 min
    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 27 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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