50 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.

    Innovating American Healthcare with ARPA-H's Inaugural Director

    Innovating American Healthcare with ARPA-H's Inaugural Director

    Step into the future of health innovation in this episode, recorded in Dallas at Health Supernova 2024. Join Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, the Inaugural Director of ARPA-H, and Joshua Baer, CEO of Capital Factory, as they explore groundbreaking developments and strategic collaborations shaping the field.
    Discover how ARPA-H, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, is revolutionizing the field with cutting-edge research and development. Learn how founders can actively engage with ARPA-H, explore the impact of the new offices in Dallas, D.C., and Boston, and understand the strategic collaboration between ARPA-H and established agencies like DARPA.

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

    • 26 min
    Innovation via The Pursuit of Wellness

    Innovation via The Pursuit of Wellness

    In this episode of Austinpreneur, explore cutting-edge human performance technology utilized by professional athletes, the armed forces, and top wellness clinics. Join Capital Factory Venture Principal Nick Spiller as he interviews Ingrid Sanders from Shiftwave, recorded live in front of an audience of Capital Factory founders during SXSW® 2024.
    Shiftwave, endorsed by the Air Force and NFLPA, offers the ultimate power nap experience through a groundbreaking wellness device. This device helps users relax in a zero-gravity recliner while microprocessor-controlled pulsed pressure waves, utilizing patent-pending algorithms, waveforms, and biofeedback, align fundamental human physiology for an optimized body and a clear, focused mind.
    Before founding Shiftwave, Ingrid Sanders successfully launched two ventures in the health and wellness sector. After establishing her previous startups in San Francisco, she relocated to Austin to start Shiftwave. Ingrid's expertise spans psychology, technology, business development, and media.
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    • 45 min
    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.

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

    • 27 min
    Integrity and Transparency in Data-Intensive Life Sciences Research

    Integrity and Transparency in Data-Intensive Life Sciences Research

    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 reengineering complex operations.
    As the Co-Founder and President of DataJoint, Monty is helping lead the “SciOps” movement, which is transforming scientific research in much the same way that 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 data operations for experimental science, and how his relocation from San Francisco to Houston has positioned him within the world’s largest hub for life sciences.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 48 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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