The Triple Upside of Mitigating Innovation Risks

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation, Opportunity, Venture Capital

Throughout the history of innovation, organizations that have seen long term success with continued growth have traditionally practiced innovation internally, dedicating large amounts of resources to the practice. There are many variations to how organizations label their practices of innovation, usually better known as R&D, intrapreneurship, and hackathons. Identifying just how much organizations invest in innovation varies drastically, Forbes recognizing … Read More

Austin’s 2019 ChangeMakers

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EngagementLeave a Comment

So, I took a holiday break, as I hope you did, and during that time, what more wonderful surprise could one ask for than finding that their partner, one of our founders, is being recognized, among some incredible Austin leaders, as a “ChangeMaker” of 2019. December 21st saw the announcement by the Austin Young Chamber of 12 finalists for the ChangeMaker … Read More

The Online Media Where Your Startup Should be Listed

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy1 Comment

Often all it takes is a list. By way of the various startup programs in which our team and advisors are involved, one thing is clear, founders too frequently overlook how and where they can easily get some attention on what they’re doing. Where to List Your Startup Seriously, just run down the list and promote what you’re doing.  Drop … Read More

Preparing for the European Union GDPR

Scott PoniewazAdvocacy, Education4 Comments

We are less than a month away, but May 25, 2018 is a date we’ve had marked on our calendars for some time. It’s the date that the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. It means significant changes in how businesses across the EU and the rest of the world collect, handle and store electronic … Read More

The Future of Media for Small Businesses

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education2 Comments

I had the honor of sharing some thoughts with the Small Business Festival about the Future of Media, with the context being the impact of media innovation on small business owners and entrepreneurs. Of course, that includes everyone from a local realtor to the musician building their business – the topic was sparked by the fact that the pace of … Read More

Print Matters

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EducationLeave a Comment

An Ad is Worth 1,000 Words In our era of interactivity, exuberance for video, and mobile apps, I couldn’t help but find myself lost for a couple hours this weekend; winding my way through image searches after discovering a remarkable print advertisement. Yep, I said print. A Picture Says 1,000 Words I had cause to observe an unusual trend of … Read More