Episodes

Feb. 7, 2023

Making Quantum Computing Accessible to All with William “whurley” Hur…

William Hurley, better known as whurley, is the founder and CEO of StrangeWorks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He shares expertise on the topic a...

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Jan. 31, 2023

Texas 2036: Data-Driven Solutions for a Growing Texas with AJ Rodrigu…

Description With an estimated 10 million more Texans calling the state home by 2036, it's important that we address the big challenges that come with growth. Texas 2036 is focused on providing nonpartisan ideas and data-drive...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Austin Next Spotlight: CIBC Innovation

Jonathan Schupack, Executive Director & Market Lead for CIBC Innovation Banking, talks about his role in lending and serving innovation companies all over the world, including software, hardware, life sciences, and cleantech ...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Art Meets Tech: Insights from Constance Y. White, Manager of Austin's…

Constance Y. White is the manager of the Art in Public Places Program for the city of Austin. In this episode, we will go over the intersection of art and technology in the city of Austin and explore how the …

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Jan. 19, 2023

Austin Next Spotlight: Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover, founder of Hoover Academy and Executive Director at American Business History Center, shares his lessons for entrepreneurs and innovators today, including the importance of being curious, studying, and understand...

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Jan. 17, 2023

There’s Always an Us in Austin with Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairm…

Roy Spence is the co-founder and chairman of GSD&M, an Austin-based advertising agency. With his significant background in the advertising industry, Roy and his team have played a pivotal role in shaping Austin's reputation a...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Austin Next 2023 Teaser

2023 is here and so is a whole new season of Austin Next. We are back and looking at the future of Austin and our transformation from a thriving ecosystem into a superstar region. What's next Austin? Sponsors Check out …

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Dec. 27, 2022

From the Archive - Homegrown Venture Capital with Brian Smith, Managi…

One of the biggest changes over the last few years in the Austin region is the influx of new venture capital firms and the raising of record funds by our homegrown firms. We spoke with long-time local VC, Brian Smith …

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Dec. 20, 2022

From the Archive - Austin is Becoming a Multi-Hub Region with John Ga…

Surprising when we started exploring the subject, but this has turned into one of our most popular episodes. The regional innovation ecosystem is more than downtown and more than just Austin. The entire metro from Bastrop to ...

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Dec. 13, 2022

From the Archive - History of the Austin Ecosystem with John Butler

We are traveling back to our very first episode with John Sibley Butler of UT Austin. Professor Butler has been a part of the ecosystem for decades and takes us through a journey from the beginning of the ecosystem to …

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Dec. 6, 2022

What's next Austin Next?

Michael and Jason take a moment to reflect back on what we learned in 22, the new questions we are asking in '23, and some surprising additional elements we are adding to the show. Sponsors Check out all of the …

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Nov. 29, 2022

Mammoths, Tigers, and Genomics, Oh My! with Ben Lamm CEO and Founder …

Bringing back the wooly mammoth, computer aided design for biology, is this a sci-fi novel or just a taste of what’s going on at the intersection of biology, technology, and Austin. Our next guest is Ben Lamm, CEO and Founder...

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Nov. 22, 2022

Austin Next Live: The Austin Bio Innovation Ecosystem

Austin Next did our first live recording on LinkedIn Live. Jason was joined by Jawad Ali (Austin Medtech Connect), and Dennis McWilliams (Santé Ventures) for a discussion on how we actually define the bio sector here in Austi...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Live at the Informa Tech AI/IoT/ Quantum Conference

The Informa Tech AI/IoT/Quantum Computing conference landed in Austin November 2 nd and 3 rd . Austin Next was there, listening, learning, and supporting the conference. With speakers ranging from chess champions and NFL qua...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Rise of the Rest with Steve Case

Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Case co-founded AOL in 1985 and under his leadership and vision, AOL became the largest and most valuable Internet company of ...

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Nov. 1, 2022

A Deep Dive with Bob Campbell, a Longtime Austin Leader

Bob Campbell is a visionary senior business leader with a track record of building successful businesses while advising corporate and government leaders on management and policy issues. He is a management consultant; corporat...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Road Trip to Houston - Innovation through the Investor Lens with Doug…

We continue our dive into the Houston innovation ecosystem from an investor point of view. Dougal Cameron is a co-founder and the managing director of Golden Section, a venture capital firm, engineering organization, and earl...

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Oct. 18, 2022

Road Trip to Houston - The Innovation Ecosystem with Houston Exponent…

Austin Next is still on the road and today we are visiting another point of the Texas Triangle. Houston has been on a tear the last few years growing from $400M in annual startup funding in 2018 to crossing the …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Road Trip to San Antonio Part 2 – Alamo Angels Make Substantial Progr…

Today we continue our visit to San Antonio and working to discover the unique innovation ecosystem here in the Alamo City. And no discussion would be complete without talking about the investors here. Juan “Sebastian” Garzon ...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Road Trip to San Antonio - The Innovation Ecosystem with Jim Perschba…

A lot of conversations today talk about the competition & cooperation between San Antonio and Austin. Two growing cities separated by a strip of Interstate 35. Cities with very different histories, different experiences…but b...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Austin Networking Groups We Like

Lately, we've been talking and writing a lot about networking. Why is it so important to us? People are social animals. And no matter how much we can get done remotely, we need a connection with other people. But just …

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Sept. 20, 2022

How Resilient is Austin to an Economic Downturn with Roland Pena, SVP…

The US and perhaps the world’s economies seem to be headed for a rough patch. Given the growth of the Austin/Central Texas area over the past couple of years, the question is how resilient is the Austin economy, and are …

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Sept. 13, 2022

Return to the Austin Mortar with Thom Singer, CEO of the Austin Techn…

A lot of things have changed since we last had Thom Singer on the podcast. We talk about Thom's new role, what the networking environment looks like now, and how that impacts the creative collisions between the foundations of...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Austin Next Goes Boom!

Today, the Austin Next team and the Boom ATX podcast team get together. Lee Snedaker and Glenn Hart have been talking about Austin for about as long as we have. And they have the advantage of much deeper knowledge about …

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