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TrendKite, Sprinklr, People Pattern, Umbel... Austin is building the intelligence platforms that will drive the future economy but what does it mean for startups?

If you haven't yet seen the awesome new Galvanize - Austin campus, here's a great opportunity. Next week Wednesday night, Lindsey Schell of Bizologie, Chief Data Scientist Lisa Burton, Galvanize's Jessica Cox, and I are going to explore what data does for entrepreneurship.

Data scientists, engineers, analysts, founders, and investors are encouraged as I'm sure we'll explore everything from Google Analytics to Market Validation to Industry Trends and Opportunities. A key question we've been discussing, "What data should be captured to enable a model that proves value to investors?"

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Join us for a panel discussion on what data means to startups at all stages. Learn from a former CMO, librarian and data scientist -- all turned entrepreneurs -- on the state of data in startups in Austin. We'll also cover how to create your business data strategy to understand your business better and monetize data down the road and how to do market research and communicate effectively when seeking investment. Panelists Paul O'Brien (Startup Co...
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Takeaways from what has been called the best venture capital funding seminar in Austin; a look at why and how your startup might get funded.
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Meet with and talk to Austin's venture capital community in one fell swoop. Texas State is hosting two afternoons with Central Texas Angel Network's Rick Timmins, LiveOak Venture Partners' Krishna Srinivasan, True Wealth Ventures' Sara Brand, Casoro Capital's Yeun Yung, Arena Growth Partners Jim Brown, Able Lending's Will Davis, as well as Shark Tank featured founders Courtney Turich and Christie Cullen Barany. High level themes are exploring 1. Why anyone would fund you and 2. From where you might get funding.

Austin Inno, Silicon Hills News, and ABJ will all be joining us so if you're interested in the VC community, economy, network, or just want to have your voice heard, join us!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-your-funding-runway-running-short-tickets-21675955366
Entrepreneurs come to us all the time with a technology and say “help me find money.” Their two biggest problems: using the wrong market entry strategy and chasing the wrong type of funding. These two sessions bring together an experienced crowd lender, angel investors and venture capitalists to share “the good, the bad and the ugly” of funding tech startups. Expect candid conversations and the raw, honest truth about what it really takes to buil...
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Worth a look if you're into Home Automation and/or security
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When you're wondering why Austin?? you have to appreciate that the explosive growth of tech and tech investment in Texas is largely the result of NW Austin where capital, technology, and tech professionals really dominate the scene.
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I had the honor of speaking at the +Freelance Conference about figuring out your mission and vision - something as simple as why, who, where, what, when, and how.   Simple?  Almost.  Start with why and where.
As entrepreneurs, founders, consultants, and freelance professionals, our understanding of where we work is critical to knowing the market in which we find ourselves, the culture and work ethic of professionals therein, and why you have a role.
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Monday night, Loop & Tie's Sara Rodell, Localeur's Joah Spearman, and Datafiniti's Shion Deysarkar are joining me at WeWork Congress to share what's trending in tech, what it means to launch in Austin, and how local trends align with or vary from trends elsewhere in technology.

If you haven't yet experienced WeWork, are curious what's trending here and elsewhere, or want to join us in exploring what it means to launch in Austin, join us! RSVP below, it's free.
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Tech incubators, advisors, and angel investors are telling startups they need to have customers yet VC seems to be falling short & everyone is constrained.
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Good executive advice, from serial startup executives, might be the key to what really works.
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Redditor?   Austinites are working to get /r/austinstartups off the ground so if you're there, join us!
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Have you heard? We've teamed up with Life360 to provide you with Smart Arming technology! Learn more:
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Did you know spammers are now screwing with your data?  Here's the simple fix to make sure your business intelligent is spirit free.
While this traffic isn't real, as far as your data is concerned, it is. Here's how and why you need to filter the referral ghosts and traffic spammers from your Google Analytics.
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