Conjunctured 2yr Anniversary Party!

Are you in Austin, TX this Saturday August 21st? Come and join the awesome tech, entrepreneur and social media community from Austin at Conjunctured’s 2yr anniversary party, which the guys at Conjunctured have promised to make this party the best one yet.

Interested? Register here.

This party is FREE, however you can add a donation to your RSVP and Conjunctured will donate the proceeds to East Austin schools via DonorsChoose.org, how cool is that! Also, if you feel charitable, you can visit DonorsChoose.org and donate what you can to other schools. Continue reading “Conjunctured 2yr Anniversary Party!”

Capital Factory Demo Day 2010

Save the date, Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2010 is on September 8, 2010.

Capital Factory is an Austin startup incubator run by successful local entrepreneurs. In May, 2010, Inc magazine named Capital Factory as one of the best 20 business incubators in the United States.

At Capital Factory, 20 seasoned entrepreneurs invest $5,000 each in five promising start-ups (last year, 300 applied). Then, for 10 weeks, the fledgling ventures get free office space, legal advice, and help from 20 vets. Who gets in: Seed-stage companies, mostly in tech. Breakout company: SpareFoot, an online auction service for storage space. Revenue has been doubling monthly since September. Continue reading “Capital Factory Demo Day 2010”

What’s new at SXSW Interactive for 2011

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.


For 2011, SXSW has made some changes to the SXSW Interactive Festival (this is the one about technology). Here is a description from SXSW’s website of what this festival is all about:

SXSW® Interactive Festival challenges you to envision the future of innovative technology. Featuring five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging media and scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, SXSW Interactive offers an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview of what is unfolding in the world of creative technology. Join us March 2011 for the panels, the parties, the 14th Annual Interactive Awards, SXSW ScreenBurn, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Accelerator and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

The changes effective in 2011 to the Interactive festival are as follows:

More Daytime Meet-ups
For 2011, will add a significant amount of daytime meet-up networking events to the SXSW Interactive schedule. These daytime meet-ups will take place in “panel-type” rooms and will follow the same timeslot / schedules as daytime programming.

Interactive Awards + Game Awards
For this year, we are looking to make significant changes in two of our mainstay competitions. The Web Awards will change to the SXSW Interactive Awards (and focus on technologies beyond web interfaces). Meanwhile, the Game Design Competition will become the SXSW ScreenBurn Game Awards.

SXSW Interactive awards goes from March 11 – 15. Here are some important dates to remember:

  • August 2010 – Registration opens for 2011
  • August 11th – PanelPicker voting opens [updated]
  • August 27th – PanelPicker voting closes
Are you planning to attend? here are some useful links:

RISE – Austin’s free conference for Entrepreneurs

RISE logo
Today I attended an event put together by the Austin Biz Journal, the Entrepreneur Xtravaganza. It was a great event, I learned from various successful entrepreneurs such as Randy Cohen (TicketCity.com), Jack Daly (jackdaly.net), Neal Petersen (nealpetersen.com), Rick Sapio (gatheringoftitans.com), Bertrand Sosa (mpowerlabs.com / riseaustin.org) and Kyle McDonald (oneredpaperclip.com).

One of the most interesting talks was that of Bertrand Sosa, I guess I related to him since he is from Mexico and came to the US some years ago, just like I did.

I was amazed with his story, Bertrand co-founded Netspend with his brother Roy Sosa with only $750 and sold it for $750 million in cash back in 2007.

The Sosa brothers are now helping other entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality, they founded a new organization that offers free events for entrepreneurs called Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE).

RISE is a free conference for entrepreneurs of all types, providing a forum where you can connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit.

RISE is not your ordinary conference. Because RISE is designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, the format is hands on, high energy and free-flowing. RISE sessions are independently organized by hosts, each of whom chooses his/her own topic and session location. These peer-led forums are limited to 25 participants and take place all over Austin.

During RISE, you may find yourself headed to conference rooms, coffee shops, classrooms or cultural centers. You’ll connect with entrepreneurs from multiple industries and backgrounds, along with leaders from universities, non-profits, neighborhoods and government. It’s a fun and highly educational ride, much like entrepreneurship itself.

I highly recommend you check out RISE’s website and plan to attend their next event, you can learn more about this great organization here:

http://www.riseaustin.org

Oracle Storage Summit – Free event in San Antonio, TX on 8/19/2010

Oracle Storage SummitFind Out What Oracle Can Do for Your Information Management and Storage Needs.

If you’re looking for ways to bring your storage infrastructure under control, and you want to cut storage costs, increase efficiencies, and simplify what has become an extremely complicated component of your enterprise data center. Come to Oracle’s Storage Summit for answers.

Oracle is now the storage industry leader, with the most complete and trusted portfolio of storage infrastructure solutions available—from disk to tape to software.

Attend Oracle’s Storage Summit and learn how to:

  • Increase the performance of your Oracle Database while lowering the total cost of ownership with a tiered storage solution that leverages flash, disk, and tape
  • Tackle business continuity, disaster recovery, and compliance issues more effectively with Oracle’s storage portfolio
  • Get unsurpassed storage speed, simplicity, and savings from Oracle’s innovative unified storage platforms
  • Reduce your reliance on high-priced storage systems from other vendors

Register online now for this FREE event or call 1.800.820.5592 ext. 7798.

Event Details

Thursday, August 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: +1.210.224.6500