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Big Texas News of the Week

True Wealth Ventures Is Raising $20M to Invest in Women-Led Startups — Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom

Why There Are So Few Women CEOs — And What Can Be Done About It by LAUREN SILVERMAN

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Digital Dallas presents Digital Fight Club

Ten of the sharpest wits in Dallas will spar in 5 “fights” on the hotbed, undecided topics in digital technology today. Fight Club is powered by Accenture Digital. Andrew Hopkins, Accenture Managing Director, will lead a panel of 5 judges. Along with the audience, 5 winners will be selected. Mayhem, indeed!
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Featured Articles

Trey Bowles of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Treehouse Addison, and the new Stoke Denton gets the Tesla Ludicrous Mode treatment as he pitches the DEC in this fun video.

Rakesh Agrawal and Hesam Panahi(finally) published their second Loop Houston Podcast and interview Graylogfounder Lennart Koopmann.

Austin News

Compelling Pricing Model from Austin Start-Up Giant’s New Technology Partner — BuiltinAustin’s Dana Williams

Can an old house learn new tricks? These Austin-based IoT solutions may help
This Austin startup is rolling out a new real-time data solution
Dinner Elf delivers a chef to your door, armed with ingredients and ready to cook4 local tech companies make this year’s Inc. 500 list
 — All posted byBuiltinAustin’s Kelly Jackson

Austin startup provides freelance software developers with equity stakes
 — Austin Business Journal’s Chris Calnan

Vista Equity to buy another Denver tech business — Denver Business Journal’s Greg Avery

Trash to treasure: Austin pitch contest seeks moneymaking ideas for business waste
 — Austin Business Journal’s Michael Theis

See where Austin businesses ended up on the Inc. 5000
Need a ride? Join all-you-can-fly club for $1,895 per month
Austin tech firm partners with UT on higher-ed initiative
Austin conferencing company welcomes CFO’s return amid wider shift
Door Dash, Austin’s latest delivery service launches with deep pockets, 500+ restaurants
Austin software maker lures senior exec from Rackspace to be president
- All Posted by Austin Business Journal’s Will Anderson How an Austin nonprofit turned on the for-profit taps
- Austin Business Journals Allison Brown Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office
TPG Capital Buys Grande Communications for $650 Million
Best Buy Selects San Marcos for E-Commerce Sales Operation
Magnitude Software Acquires Simba Technologies
 — All posted by Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek

Could Austin’s Next Hot Neighborhood Save the City’s Soul?
Office Envy: TrendKite Keeps Outgrowing Its Skin
 — both posted by Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom

Can an Austin startup change the world with its 3D printing technologies?Austin’s Magnitude Software scoops up another company
 — Austin American-Statesman’s Lori Hawkins

Austin agency White Lion wrestles publicly with its office-space dilemmaThe One Question Interview: Karen Bantuveris on VolunteerSpot becoming SignUp.com
 — both posted Austin American-Statesman’s Omar L. Gallaga

Commentary: Building innovation hubs requires diverse research funding — Julie Goonewardene

Dallas / Ft. Worth / North Texas Area

See where Dallas ranks on the best places to start a business
Exxon Mobil reveals “potentially revolutionary” technology to cut emissions
Koupon Media on how it’s grown nearly 1,000% in three years
Exclusive: The five fastest growing mid-sized technology companies in DFW
 — All posted by Dallas Business Journals Evan Hoopfer

As Dallas accelerator Tech Wildcatters looks for big wins, it invests $100K in startup — Dallas Morning News’ Melissa Repko Travel online pro adds world of knowledge to Dallas e-learning company as CEO — Dallas Morning News’ Ellen Meyers
Brad Bush Introduces VR/AR Recipes Encouraging Creativity and Innovation
LunchPro Offers Pharma Reps and Medical Offices More Control over Lunch
 — both posted by LaunchDFW’s Harmony Tapper

Next Gen Health Tech Is Coming To Dallas — Unless We Kick Out Its Creators — Hubert Zajicek

General Assembly Major Expansion Includes Dallas Campus
LaunchDFW’s Chastiny Lewis

Patent Office to Hire More Examiners, Ease Backlog
Texas Rangers VR Experience Puts Fans in The Batter’s Box
Carrollton Startup’s Device Harvests Clean Water From Thin Air
 — all posted by Dallas Innovates Nicholas Sakelaris

Houston / South Texas Area

Empathy, Curiosity Key in Making Medical Device Innovations Work
Xconomy Bookclub: A Child Genius Makes His Mark in Nuclear Physics
 — Both posted by Xconomy’s Angela Shah

Local food entrepreneurs win funding for hungry budgets
Two Houston universities rank among top schools in the world
Houston named one of the best places in America to start a business
 — All posted by Houston Business Journal’s Jack Witthaus

Car vending machine coming to Houston
Houston financial tech company inks deal with Chase, Phillips 66
Austin, Dallas beat Houston in latest health care ranking
Houston apartment concierge startup raises funds, plans Dallas expansion
Boutique Chicago investment firm relocates HQ to Houston
 — All posted by Houston Business Journals Joe MartinFewer Houston companies make the Inc. 5000 list this year- Houston Business Journals Olivia Pulsinelli

Downtown tunnels’ dead zone to be a thing of the past
 — Houston Chronicle’s Andrea Rumbaugh

San Antonio / Central Texas Area

War, Surgery, and Cancer Vaccines: Meet San Antonio’s George Peoples
Governments Pay for Research, Jobs in San Antonio Tech and Science

- both posted by Xconomy’s David Holley

First Inductees To Enter Cyber Hall of Honor Tuesday — The Rivard Report’s Iris Gonzalez

Can’t build fast enough: Inside a new CyrusOne data center in SA (slideshow)
Rocky road and growing pains ahead as SA gets Google Fiber (slideshow)
STEM museum moving downtown
Smartphone encryption device maker tangled up in legal battles with SA investor
Meet the inaugural cybersecurity ‘Hall of Honor’ inductees in SA
Grande Communications’ path after private equity sale looks to be paved with fiber
Google Ventures startup expands San Antonio office, set to get incentives for jobs
No software required: How this SA startup wants to make social simple for businesses
 — all posted by San Antonio Business Journals Kristen Mosbrucker

Not Exactly Texas, But Still Worth a Look

Angel Investors v. “Angel” Investors — José Ancer
Business Arguments You Cannot Win — Ben Dyer
Introducing this Blog Series on Startups — Ogo Ifelayo
How to Define and Develop a Brand — Tracy DeJarnett
The Rise of the Fractional CFO — Adam Jernigan

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Apply to present your company — Deadline July 29, 2016

Event Date: September 15, 2016, 8AM — 5PM 
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The largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the U.S. open to all emerging energy companies (both traditional and clean energy companies).

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