Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #044
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Big Texas News of the Week
Local social media, PR expert killed in Tel Aviv car wreck
Chris Quinn of the San Antonio Express news reports the very sad news that Alan Weinkrantzwas killed by a speeding car that plowed into a street cafe where he was eating dinner in Tel Aviv. Alan earned a stellar reputation as a PR consultant for both American and Israeli startups and most recently as the startup program ambassador for Rackspace in Israel before returning to San Antonio. Alan was a friend to all and will be missed by many. He often ended his many thoughtful tweets and posts with the hashtag #behelpful — and he unquestionably was to everyone in our community.
Agriculture Tech IoT company
Flux names long-time Dallas startup supporter, Blake Burris as CEO and moves headquarters to the new NEX Innovation Lab. Flux uses hardware sensors developed by the Israeli military to manage hydroponic farming in urban settings.
D Magazine’s Danielle Abril reports that Dallas startup stalwart Alex Musesells Architel and launches $10m Seed Fund, Sumo Ventures. Muse plans on investing in 100 to 150 startups across the country in a variety of industry verticals.
TransportationCamp Texas 2016
Calling all transportation engineers, planners, and tech professionals interested in transportation and tech in Houston!
TransportationCamp Texas 2016, a partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Houston and Austin Chapters of the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), aims to bring together diverse views and perspectives on pressing transportation issues in Texas. TransportationCamp Texas will be held as an unconference — a loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events. Typically at an unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who want to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space.
Date and Time: Sunday, June 26th, 2016 from 10am — 4pm
Location: Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway, Houston TX 77056
Registration Link: http://www.asce-ictd.org/transportationcamp/
More info: http://transportationcamp.org/events/texas-2016/
Interesting Texas Reading this Week
The Top 10 Coworking Spaces in Texas — the Farm Soho
VC investors have deployed $7.2 billion in 444 Texas-based startups since 2011pic.twitter.com/XuFhRM1oZi
— NVCA (@nvca) June 16, 2016
Austin Area Events
Austin’s CodeNext boss calls it quits — Austin Business Journal Staff
- All posted by the Austin Business Journal’s Chris Calnan
Austin investment group acquires Ebony, Jet magazines — Austin Business Journal’s Allison Brown
Why Austin gets high marks for supporting big thinkers and small business — Austin Business Journal’s Will Anderson
More CEO departures in Austin; turmoil continues in tech sector — Austin Business Journal’s Greg Barr
Dallas Fort Worth / North Texas Area Events
Tech company tries to bring “a little of Silicon Valley to Dallas” — Dallas Business Journal’s Evan Hoopfer
New DFW tech company has goals of $100M revenue, IPO within five years — Dallas Business Journal’s Evan Hoopfer
Meet the Texas A&M grad and DVR inventor who turned us into binge TV watchers — Dallas Morning News’ Melissa Repko
IDEA Works FW’s Hayden Blackburn: Innovation is Everywhere — Dallas Innovates’ Jeff Bounds
Google Fiber Looks to Dallas for High-Speed System — Dallas Innovates’ Jana Pruet
Houston / South Texas Area Events
- All posted by Houston Business Journal’s Joe Martin
Houston management co. inks deal, moves HQ into coworking space — Houston Business Journal’s Cara Smith
San Antonio / Central Texas Area Events
- all posted by San Antonio Business Journal’s Kristen Mosbrucker
Not Entirely Texas, But Still Worth a Read
Come hang out with us for the FIRST official FRESH Meetup next Thursday at DoorDash Houston’s office! Bruce Mann, Director of Freight Mobility at the Port of Houston
Food and Restaurant Entrepreneurship Society of Houston [FRESH] meetup!
Thursday, June 23 // 6pm-8pm
1818 N. Memorial Way 77007
OwlSpark, Rice University’s startup accelerator, and RED Labs, University of Houston’s startup accelerator, invite you to come out and meet our startup teams. Enjoy refreshments and nachos with our teams at TMCx’s accelerator.
Founders Academy Boot Camp
In partnership with Capital Factory in Austin, Texas, Gordon Daugherty of Shockwave Innovations will be hosting a 2-day experiential learning boot camp just for entrepreneurs. Whether you’re almost done developing your MVP and preparing for launch or generating early revenue, you will be exposed to numerous insights and workshops to help dramatically increase your odds of success.
Austin, Texas 78702
Click on the image above for the promo video
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.
For more information and to sign up visit:
Friday, July 8–10, 2016
NoD Coworking (noddfw.com)
17290 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
Theme: Food, Fitness, and Physical Education
Friday, July 22–24, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce St.
Houston, TX 77002Buy TicketsCopyright © 2016 T-Squared Agency, All rights reserved.
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