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Sound of Texas Business — Podcast Roundup

  • How To Create and Execute on a B2B Sales Strategy | Kenan Rappuchi, Founder Sellerant — Link — Austin Fire Show Podcast
  • Opcity and Yodle Co-Founder Ben Rubenstein Recounts his Entrepreneurial Journey — Link — Ideas to Invoices
  • Tobin Arthur — angelMD — Link — Highdrive Network
  • Building your tribe, with Emily Leach- Link — Epic Freelancing
  • Xuan Yong — RigUp — Link — TEXTalk
  • Shayna Dunitz — 3 Day Startup — Link — Meet the Founder
  • How Do We Save the Live Music Capital of The World?- Link — InsideATX

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device 2017 Program
Apply Now by June 20th Deadline

Located in the TMC Innovation Institute, the TMCx accelerator program provides startup companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of health care entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 120 advisors from the front lines of the industry. Companies have access to the world’s largest medical center, all without membership fees or equity sharing.
Participants further develop their companies by attending a variety of workshops and hands-on events to gain insights from experts in every facet of running a health-related business: clinical trials, FDA regulations, HIPAA/HITECH compliance, hospital procurement, commercial pilots, intellectual property, licensing, fundraising, marketing and other critical areas.
Applicant Requirements:

  • Must have a ‘works-as’ prototype (This prototype should be capable of demonstrating the key features of the technology and serve as a reference for continued device development.)
  • Companies must have at least 1 or 2 fully dedicated members with the capability to have 1 team member participating in the program.
  • Companies are required to have the necessary runway to adequately support themselves for the next 6 months to ensure that they do not become so financially constrained during the program that they will have to terminate their involvement.

Apply Now by June 20th Deadline

Austin / Central Texas Area

  • Startups Race To Cash In On The Growing Last-Mile Delivery Market — Link — Crunchbase’s Mary Ann Azevedo
  • Meet The Company Trying To Tackle Health And Wellness In Urban Communities — Video Link
    - Fast Company
  • Startup incubator opens on the campus of Concordia University Texas — Link
    - Community Impact’s Abby Bora
  • Startup City! Austin A-List Event Recap — Link
    Hugh Forrest
  • A Meeting with Congress, Higher Ed, and a Bold New Way — Link
  • Drone bills in the Texas Legislature — Link
  • Five cutting edge AI startups get the chance to pitch for $100,000 from Austin’s top Angel… — Link
  • The Female Austinite’s Guide to Making Quality Friends. — Link
  • UT Austin MSTC Commencement Speech — Link
    - Austin Startup
  • Affordable mixed-use community in East Austin adds innovative partner — Link
    - CultureMap Austin
  • The secret reason Austin tech wants Uber/Lyft back in town (it has nothing to do with ridesharing) — Link
    - The American Genius
  • Five Questions For … Austin Serial Entrepreneur Higinio “HO” Maycotte — Link
  • Uber, Lyft Return to Austin With Tech Edge, But Upstarts Grew Roots — Link
    - Xconomy’s Angela Shah
  • 17 Companies Named Winners of the 2017 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups — Link
  • Uber and Lyft Announce Plans to Return to Austin on Monday — Link
  • Billionaire Mark Cuban Leads $1.5 Million Investment into Austin-based Meta SaaS — Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • Why leading Austin entrepreneurs opened their wallets to invest in this new startup — Link
  • What do an actor, a novelist and a rocketeer have in common? They’re all Austin techies — Link
  • Tech Roundup: 4 startups close seed rounds, new partnerships and more — Link
  • Here’s what 3 Austin tech employers really look for in your GitHub profile — Link
  • Austin reacts: Uber and Lyft plan their returns, but are locals excited? — Link
  • User found: How this Austin startup intercepts real-time users for UX research — Link
  • 5 Austin tech events to check out this week — Link
  • Stop stressing: 5 Austin startups designed to make it easier to launch your business — Link
  • 8 Austin data scientists share how they got in the industry — and how you can, too — Link
    - BuiltinAustin
  • This Austin Startup Wants More ‘Mini-IPOs’ for Social Impact Entrepreneurs — Link
  • 6 Austin Sports Tech Startups to Watch This Summer — Link
  • Uber and Lyft Will Be Back in Austin Monday — Link
  • When Your Right Hand Woman Hikes The Path of Her Dreams — Link
    - AustinInno’s Brett Wistrom
  • Austin software company on acquisition spree, issues tens of millions of dollars in new shares — Link
  • Austin health tech firm raises millions to help hospitals sift through patient complaints — Link
  • Ascension CEO: Public-private partnerships, tech are keys to better health care — Link
  • Vista Equity billion-dollar buyout fund ranks among best-performing in U.S. — Link
  • Alamo Drafthouse earns widespread praise for ‘women-only’ movie screenings — Link
  • Capital Gains: Dave Chappelle, Sting attract big crowds; CEOs receive mixed reviews — Link
  • Bank of Austin charts a new financial course with focus on small, mid-sized businesses — Link
  • Uchi founder, high-profile architect bring creative offices to East Austin — Link
  • How mobile went from being merely cool to determining brand survival — Link
  • Austin company taps into power of IBM’s Watson to end drug overdoses — Link
  • Texas business owner to Washington, D.C.: It’s time to say ‘yes’ to tax reform — Link
  • New super PAC raising money to support Mark Zuckerberg’s non-existent presidential campaign — Link
  • Cyberattacks are inevitable; Prepare to respond quickly, Austin expert advises — Link
  • Mark Cuban leads $1.5M investment round for Austin software company — Link
  • Austin’s constrained convention center will lead to billion-dollar losses, tourism group claims — Link
  • AT&T replaces Exxon Mobil as Texas’ largest public company — Link
  • Some of Austin’s hottest startups to be honored — Link
  • Texas craft beer brewers: ‘Government-endorsed shakedown’ will raise cost of suds, devalue businesses — Link
  • ‘Godzillatron’ replacement: University of Texas awards $4.5M contract for football stadium video display — Link
  • Business coalition responds to Texas House passing narrower ‘bathroom bill’ — Link
  • Grande Communications combined into heavyweight telecomm provider — Link
    - The Austin Business Journal
  • Westlake’s first Pitch Night ends in tie for funding — Link
  • Non-human songs: IBM’s Watson technology learns to compose music — Link
  • Austin tech entrepreneur is selling Austin lake house — Link
  • With ProSwingTips app, Austin golf enthusiast wants to connect instructors with amateurs — Link
  • Austin’s Asure Software sets secondary stock offering on heels of two acquisitions — Link
  • Austin’s A-List: Chamber singles out 17 stellar startups you should be watching — Link
  • After considering San Francisco, here’s why USAA chose Austin for its new design studio — Link
  • Mark Cuban leads a $1.5 million investment in Austin startup Meta SaaS — Link
  • Done Deal: RetailMeNot completes sale to San Antonio firm, becomes privately held — Link
  • South by Southwest extending brand to Europe with ‘me Convention’ — Link
  • How much money were Dell executives paid last year? — Link
    - Austin-American Statesman

Dallas / Ft. Worth / North Texas Area

  • LaunchPad City Rockets Forward With ‘Investment in Opportunity’ — Link
  • Telehealth companies see sunnier skies ahead in Texas — Link
    - HealthcareDive’s Meg Bryant
  • Middle & High School Students Can Win $50,000 In Prizes in This Pitch Contest — Link
    - Nibletz’s Todd Lewis
  • Frisco’s Blue Star Sports snaps up startup backed by owners of Cleveland Cavs, Miami Dolphins — Link
  • How patent suits shaped a small East Texas town before Supreme Court’s ruling — Link
    - Dallas Morning News
  • Form D Friday: Grapevine makers of wine headache cure seek $3 million — Link
  • Axxess’ new healthcare ‘Uberizer’ could spur dramatic growth, says CEO — Link
  • Talent evaluation is everything in sports, and the Dallas Cowboys have their king — Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • T.D. Jakes, UNT Dallas Team for MegaFest Student Pitch Contest — Link
  • The Technology Propelling Texas’ High-Speed Rail — Link
  • New Legislation Could Ease Restrictions on Telehealth — Link
  • Mark Cuban Leads $1.5MMeta SaaS Seed Round — Link
  • Schools Turn to Makerspaces to Build Better Thinkers, By Design — Link
  • Deadline Nears for WeWork Creator Awards — Link
  • UTA Faculty Startup AbeXXa Makes Prestigious List — Link
  • MBA Students Experience Innovation Overseas — Firsthand — Link
  • Is High Tech Replacing Golf Fundamentals? — Link
  • Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth — Link
  • Carrollton Startup Wins Health Innovation Pitch — Link
  • Is Your Company ‘Dallas 100’ Worthy? Put It In the Running For Annual Entrepreneur List — Link
    - Dallas Innovates

Houston / South Texas Area

  • BBVA Compass launches its Year of Opportunity for Small Business, dedicates May to fortifying their financial fundamentals — Link
  • Texas Startup CaringBand Will Help You Show You Care — Link
    - Nibletz’s Andrea Baker
  • 5 Tips on How to Make your Accelerator Application Stand Out — Link
    - TMCx’s Lance Black, M.D
  • UH and Rice lease creative office space for summer accelerator — Link
    - The Houston Chronicle’s Nancy Sarnoff
  • Five Questions For … Houston Angel Network Chief Juliana Garaizar — Link
    - Xconomy’s Angela Shah
  • Star Furniture chairman Melvyn Wolff dies at 86 — Link
  • HBJ’s 40 Under 40 reveal their favorite restaurants in Houston — Link
  • HBJ’s 40 Under 40 share what’s on their bucket list in the Bayou City — Link
  • University of St. Thomas announces new president — Link
  • Brands need to evolve and grow just like the business itself — Link
  • Houston Community College to open new coding school as part of Apple partnership — Link
  • Forthea, Houston-based digital marketing agency hires COO — Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • Houston’s (still) №1, at least according to U-Haul — Link
    - Houston Chronicle

San Antonio / West Texas Area

  • San Antonio Startup Community: We aren’t done yet?! — Link
    - Michael Girdley
  • Rackspace Buys Boston Area’s TriCore in Largest-Ever Acquisition — Link
  • New Rackspace CEO Joe Eazor Previously Held Roles at EarthLink, EMC — Link
  • Rackspace’s Former CEO Rhodes Takes Top Job at Chicago’s SMS Assist — Link
    - Xconomy’s David Holley
  • Venture X Opens Co-working Space in Stone Oak — Link
  • Census Data: San Antonio Adds Most New Residents of Any Texas City — Link
  • Rackspace to Grow With Acquisition of Enterprise Application Company- Link
  • ScaleUp Summit Comes at Critical Moment for San Antonio’s Tech Ecosystem — Link
  • Coders Pull All-Nighter with VIA to Develop Transit Solutions — Link
  • PechaKucha Vol. 26 Heads West to Rosedale Park — Link
    - The Rivard Report
  • Meet the Texas Research & Technology Foundation’s newest executive — Link
  • EPICenter to merge energy and tech at new summit — Link
  • Rackspace names new CEO — Link
  • Exclusive: Why Rackspace and Dell see a future in OpenStack private cloud — Link
  • Former Rackspace CEO heads to the Windy City for new job — Link
  • Rackspace to acquire an East Coast tech company — Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal’s Kristen Mosbrucker

Not Exactly Texas, but Worth a Look

  • Accelerator vs. Incubator: Which Is Right for You? — Link — Healthtech Wildcatters’ Hubert Zajicek
  • Why Entrepreneurs Need to Seek Mentors in Their Industry — Link — Ellen Chang
  • Why I think EVERYONE in tech should consider being foster parents — Link — Lani Rosales
  • Mid-Life Founders Aren’t the Exception, They’re the Rule — Link — Entrepreneur Magazine’s Jeff Harbach
  • There are 9 types of intelligence. Bill Gates says finding yours is key — Link — CNBC’s Marguerite Ward
  • We Made You a ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Map of the Marketing World — Infographic — Contently’s Dillon Baker
  • Advisors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference? — Link — Christina Memorio
  • My Startup Failed, I Lost Everything. Here’s What I Learned — Link [Read the first comment]
  • “Find a Daphne” — Link — Big Mountain Data’s Susan Scrupski
  • 5 Myths of Coworking That Are Stopping You From Being Productive — Link — Tech.co
  • Not Everyone Is “Killing It.” — Link — NextView Ventures Lee Hower
  • How to Pitch VCs like a Product Manager — Link — Founder Collective’s Parul Singh

Upcoming Texas Startup Events

Austin | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio

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To celebrate the culmination of the four-month TMCx accelerator program, our 22 digital health startups will showcase the progress they have made on their solutions, and what they have planned for the future. Join us, onJune 8, as our entrepreneurs take to the main stage one final time to pitch their solutions, which span key areas, including process automation, medication management, artificial intelligence and remote care.
Register today! — https://tmcxdemodaydigitalhealth2017.eventbrite.com

TMCx Demo Day
June 8th 2017
Texas Medical Center
2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite X
Houston, TX 77021

Bunker Labs in Houston | #BunkerBrewsHOU
Bunker Labs & Combined Arms
Wed, May 31, 2017 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM CDT
Combined Arms
2929 McKinney Street Houston, TX 77003

June 13th 6:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse — Cedars
1005 South Lamar Street Dallas TX 75215

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