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Aug. 16, 2022

The Past, Present, and Future of Entrepreneurship in Austin. Part 1 o…

Brett Hurt is a serial entrepreneur, launching Bazaarvoice, Coremetrics and now Data.World. Over that time, he's learned a lot ab…

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Aug. 9, 2022

The Changing Austin Venture Scene with CS Freeland, Executive Directo…

Clearly the Austin entrepreneurial ecosystem has been growing dramatically for the last several years. And, with that growth has …

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Aug. 2, 2022

Innovation and Architecture with Todd Runkle Principal, Managing Dire…

Often how we live, work and play is determined by where we live, work, and play. The buildings we occupy can range from condos an…

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July 26, 2022

Peter Rex, Real Estate and PropTech Entrepreneur and now Austinite

We met and talked to Peter Rex, who with his team at Rex LLC owns substantial real estate in Austin and across the United States.…

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July 19, 2022

Deploying Advanced Infrastructure with Jeff DeCoux of the Autonomy In…

One of Austin’s superpowers is that we live in the future. We are both inventing the future and it’s being deployed here in Centr…

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July 12, 2022

The Unlikely Path from Creative to Life Science Entrepreneur with Cas…

The road to being an entrepreneur has many twists and turns.  Starting that journey from a nontraditional starting point, in this…

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June 28, 2022

Austin Next 1 Year Anniversary - The Journey and What We Have Learned…

What an amazing year it has been. This week it's just the two of us reflecting back on where the podcast has been, what we have s…

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June 21, 2022

Is Austin the City of the Future with Cullum Clark, George W. Bush In…

Cities are changing as rapidly as ever due increased migration patterns, new hubs of innovation, and an evolving way we work. Wha…

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June 15, 2022

Where Does Austin's Ecosystem Rank with Farshad Fahimi of Startup Gen…

We see all of these best of city lists.  Best places to live, most affordable, growing tech employment, and so on.  How does Aust…

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June 7, 2022

Moving Towards Energy Abundance with Christy Cardenas, Managing Partn…

Infrastructure is one of the key issues impacting Austin’s rapid growth. Whether it’s water, roadways and transit, or power, we m…

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May 31, 2022

Austin is Becoming a Multi-Hub Region with John Garrett, Founder and …

Austin has been growing at breakneck speed. Over the past year, we were #1 in percentage population growth and #3 in employment g…

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May 24, 2022

We are Living in the Future with Brad Bentz, Partner and Co-Founder o…

Our region not only builds futuristic technologies, but they are deployed and tested here as well. More and more when you hear au…

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May 17, 2022

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Transportation with Meg Merritt and Joseph K…

With the changing nature of work, new regional ecosystems flourishing, and massive domestic migration the demands to our infrastr…

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May 10, 2022

Semiconductor Industry Deep Dive with Dave Anderson of Semi.org

Texas has long been a home for the semiconductor industry. I guess it started with a little company named Texas Instruments, but …

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May 3, 2022

Funding the Future with the Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski SBIR/STTR Progra…

Capital is the fuel that drives the innovation ecosystem. Grants can make up an important component in funding and catalyzing inn…

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April 26, 2022

Super Regions: Texas Triangle with Ed Curtis, CEO of YTexas

Today we’re going to expand our focus a bit, and look at the entire state of Texas, not just Austin. We want to dig into what has…

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April 19, 2022

Super Regions: The Austin Metro with Laura Huffman, President and CEO…

We have gone deep and we have gone wide in looking at the sectors and factors that drive the growth of the Austin region. Today w…

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April 12, 2022

Tech Transfer with Les Nichols, Director of the Office of Technology …

A common plank in ecosystem development is having a strong research-focused university churning out discoveries and intellectual …

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March 29, 2022

The Future of Connected Work with Razat Gaurav, CEO of Planview

Work is changing, whether that is how we work (remote, hybrid, in-person), the tools we use, or how we govern these organizations…

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March 22, 2022

A 1st Timers' Impression of SXSW

We are changing up the format this week as we are flying without a net and without a guest. This time is just a conversation betw…

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March 15, 2022

Digital Roadtrip to Atlanta and Nashville

We are hitting the road again and learning about all the other "emerging" ecosystems. This time we are heading to the Southeast a…

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March 8, 2022

Unique to Austin - It's SXSW with Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Off…

This is another in our Unique to Austin series where we look at what gives Austin its special sauce. There is nothing more unique…

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March 1, 2022

Unique to Austin - Army Applications Lab with Brance Hudzietz, Corpo…

A key enabler of Austin’s growth are the unique institutions, events, and infrastructure that only exists in our region. In 2018,…

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Feb. 22, 2022

Flyover Country an Insult or the Future with Dale Buss, Executive Dir…

Over the course of the pandemic, migration trends already taking place were accelerated. It’s an open secret that the middle of t…

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