Episodes

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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Feb. 15, 2022

Digital Roadtrip to Chicago, Dallas, and San Diego

Austin is not the only ecosystem in the news as the next big thing. The past few years have seen massive disruption, geographic m…

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Feb. 8, 2022

Research Speaks - Progress Studies with Jason Crawford, Founder and C…

For Austin to solidify its role as the next great innovation powerhouse, we must research what has come before and what are the t…

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Feb. 1, 2022

Executive Talent with Lisa Novak, VP Employee Experience at data.world

We continue our conversations about talent, who companies need and how to get them. Are we positioned for the future needs of our…

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Jan. 25, 2022

The Talent Pipeline with Garrett Groves, Vice Chancellor of Strategic…

Talent remains a hot topic in everyone of our discussions. Do we have enough workers, do we have the right skill sets, how are we…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Mid-Management Talent with Bjorn Billhardt, CEO of Abilitie

Everyone we have interviewed on the podcast has mentioned talent as a key issue facing Austin as it quickly ramps up its innovati…

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Jan. 11, 2022

Discussing the Austin Narrative with Amber Gunst, CEO of the Austin T…

Over the course of this podcast, we have explored the Austin ecosystem from a variety of different angles. The sectors here, the …

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Dec. 7, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) with Kirstin R…

The innovation space is wider and more expansive than the traditional tech verticals. It extends to the food we eat, the health/b…

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Nov. 30, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Space with with Melanie Stricklan, CEO Sling…

The space race runs through Texas now. All types of rockets, satellites, control software, and the underlying infrastructure of t…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Manufacturing with Ed Latson, Executive Dire…

Austin is more than the live music capital of the world or the latest tech-wonderland. Central Texas has a notable and growing ma…

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Nov. 9, 2021

The Austin Capital Environment #3: NonVC Sources of Startup Fundraisi…

Venture capital is just one source of funding available to early-stage companies. These sources both compete with and complement …

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Nov. 2, 2021

The Austin Capital Environment #2: New to Austin VC with Garheng Kong…

As we continue our look at the Austin capital environment, we turn to the newcomers to the region. Over the past 18 months, we ha…

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Oct. 26, 2021

The Austin Capital Environment #1: Homegrown Venture Capital with Bri…

The fuel that makes startups grow has always been capital. This is produced from revenue, debt, angels, crowdfunding, and venture…

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Oct. 19, 2021

Private Innovation Support Infrastructure with Amos Schwartzfarb, Man…

We interview Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director of TechStars Austin about how private incubators support the innovation ecosyst…

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Oct. 12, 2021

Academic Innovation Support Structures with Van Truskett and Ashley J…

History has shown that a strong university is a key element for an innovation ecosystem to thrive. The good news is that Austin i…

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Oct. 5, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Life Sciences with Scott Collins, President …

The pandemic opened a lot of people's eyes to the importance of the life sciences industry. The 21st century is being called the …

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Sept. 28, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: MediaTech with Paul O'Brien, CEO MediaTech V…

The Live Music Capital of the world is one of many slogans for our fine city. Music is just one of many forms of media that have …

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Sept. 16, 2021

Austin Sector Deep Dive: Blockchain and Crypto with Lee Bratcher, Pre…

One of the strengths of the Austin innovation ecosystem is the wide sector diversification that plays within our region. All of t…

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