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.
May The X-Force Be With You
Part 5 in our special season on dual-use defense innovation is with cybersecurity expert Charles Henderson. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Charles dove into the world of information security. Today Charles is Global Managing Partner and Head of X-Force at IBM. In this episode, we discuss the evolution of cybersecurity from the early days of DEFCON and BlackHat into modern cybersecurity challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Charles shares tips on organizational security for defending against global threats using threat detection, incident response, penetration testing and other techniques.
A Veteran Built Shield for Entrepreneurs
Part 4 of our special season on dual-use defense innovation is with guest David Rothzeid from Shield Capital. David is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he oversaw highly classified programs in side the Department of Defense. He also spent time at Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) developing acquisition pathways. David now invests in dual-use startups through Shield Capital with a focus on cybersecurity, space and AI.
Accessing Government Funding as a Startup
Part 3 in our special season on dual-use defense innovation features Natasha Ahmed who is Vice President at dual use venture capital firm, Disruptive. Natasha brings insights on ways to access government funding, how the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong works as well as her outlook on the space economy. Natasha's background includes roles as Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense, Government Affairs for Toyota and leader of a startup accelerator based in Hong Kong for multiple years. Sign up for all Austinpreneur updates at capitalfactory.com/podcast
Standing on the Shoulders of Hypergiants
Part 2 of our special season on dual-use defense innovation focuses on recently acquired Capital Factory portfolio company, Hypergiant. Quentin "Q" Donnellan, President of Hypergiant, shares insights on winning government grants, participating in a program of record, and growing their company to a meaningful private equity acquisition. Listen in to learn about breaking into the Department of Defense, building software for prosecuting national security objectives and raising venture capital along the way.
NightDragon on Cyber's Battlefield
Part 1 in our special season on dual-use defense innovation features guest Dave Dewalt, CEO of NightDragon. Dave is no stranger to modern cybersecurity threats and how they evolved due to his time as CEO of McAfee, role as a Board Member at Delta Airlines and many other experiences. In this conversation, explore the reality of cyber warfare and international IP espionage. We'll trace the cybersecurity industry's root back to the early consumer internet. All episodes in this special season were recorded at Fed Supernova 2023. Learn more and become part of the next Fed Supernova at www.fedsupernova.com.
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Austin's Boomerang Mayor
The Mayor of Austin, Texas gets interviewed by Joshua Baer, CEO of Capital Factory, in this special edition of Austinpreneur. This conversation about innovation and society, particularly innovation in Texas, was recorded live for Capital Factory's All-Access community and the highlights are featured in this episode. Listen to now to hear Mayor Kirk Watson share insights on how Austin's culture has propelled the city to tier 1 status.
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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!