Introducing a new fund / Opportunties in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Howdy all, As part of the Bonus Mexico event that is happening over the next few days I’ll be interviewing one of the partners of CCD Ventures tomorrow morning at 8 am at the AT&T Center. I have attached the information that I have to this email about the fund. This is a fund that

Howdy, Alumni!

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Did you miss the July Round Up? It was a huge success, and we would like to thank everyone who attended. It was a wonderful networking opportunity and a chance to learn from our speakers, Brent Elyea and Brian Massey. July Round Up Speaker Summary Our first training session, “Don’t Put Your Foot in Your

Rackspace Startup blog features Venture Builder Company

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One of the core tenants of the Tech Ranch Austin is to surround entrepreneurs with a community support system to help them accelerate their ideas and businesses. The fun part of this collaborative community is to celebrate recognition. Today, we’d like to just that. The Rackspace Startup blogJohn Courtney, founder and chief executive officer at

Tech Ranch Austin invited to support entrepreneurs for PitchWeek Mexico

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It’s not uncommon for Tech Ranch Austin to take a road trip to visit entrepreneurs in other countries. In fact, Tech Ranch has worked with entrepreneurs in 21 countries. This week, Kevin Koym is visiting Mexico to assist in PitchWeek, an event connecting entrepreneurs to venture capitalists, as part of the country’s Entrepreneur Week. In

Quarterly Alumni Roundup – Speaker Series

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by Riki Markowitz On Friday, July 25, members of Tech Ranch Austin, along with Tech Ranch Venture Forth™ alumni, are hosting a full-day networking event and speaker series. Featured Roundup Speakers Brent Elyea, Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) “Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth in Front of CTAN” Brent Elyea will

Winning Ranchers @TechCrunch Pitch-Off Competition

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This past June, TechCrunch staged a Pitch-Off competition for Austin startups. “The area’s finest undiscovered startups [came to] pitch to a panel of judges, TechCrunch editors and a thousand attendees.” Each company had 60 seconds to describe their startup. The winner received a demo table at TechCrunch Disrupt SF and the runner-up received tickets to

An Inside Look at Tech Ranch’s Venture Forth™ Boot Camp

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The Austin Phoenix editor reflects on her personal experience as a cohort member by Kelly Holt This past March I was offered the opportunity to participate in a local startup boot camp program hosted by Tech Ranch, an entrepreneur accelerator and co-working space. Their eight-week startup boot camp, called Venture Forth™, is intended to help entrepreneurs accelerate

Venture Forth™ Info Session, #25

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The 25th Cohort of Venture Forth™ entrepreneurs is forming @TechRanch On July 1, 2014, we are having an info session about the forming 25th Cohort of Venture Forth™. We are extending an invitation to anyone interested in launching a startup or gaining traction for their existing venture, as well as independent entrepreneurs who feel stuck. About

IBM SmartCamp 2014

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On June 11, Tech Ranch and IBM will host IBM SmartCamp. To kick off the event, Austin-based startup leaders will pitch their business ideas in a brief, 6-minute presentation. Before day’s end, attendees will have a chance to chat with one another, talk about the featured business ideas as well as network with colleagues, investors,

The 24th Cohort of Venture Forth™ Entrepreneurs is Forming @TechRanch

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On May 27th, 2014, a cohort of 15 passionate entrepreneurs will band together to exchange social capital, create opportunities, and accelerate their ventures to startup success. Venture Forth™ is Tech Ranch’s premier program for early-staged startups to gain traction quickly while building out the platform to grow their business. It is the most cost effective

Meet some the #VF22 Graduates

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Venture Forth #22 was an amazing diverse group of entrepreneurs working on a wide arrange of technology startups. Here is a sample of some of the ventures that participated in our first VF cohort of 2014. David Nelson of RepairOrReplaceIt - We offer an online marketplace for repair of devices to help reduce the cost and hassle

Tech Ranch at SXSW 2014

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Tech Ranch’s SXSW Event Austin As Global Entrepreneur Landing Pad panel 3/8/2014 15:30:00 http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP24813 #ATXLanding Printing Chocolate: Food on Demand 3/9/2014 17:00:00 http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP22759 #PrintFood Geeks from Gangam 3/10/2014 20:00:00 Korean incubator D-Camp is partnering with Tech Ranch for VIP invite for this annual event. https://geeksfromgangnam-afterparty.eventbrite.com/ Tech Ranch Startups’ SXSW Events FitChimp @ “SXSW Austin Startup

Meet the Venture Forth 21 Startups

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Venture Forth #21 was a diverse and fast-moving group. It was a great combination of new faces and longtime Tech Ranch office holders deciding to jump into learning. From marketing development to mobile apps. Data scientists to process engineers. The Venture Forth #22 cohort have their eyes on providing enterprise-level solutions.

Venture Forth Alumni Spotlight: Monty Goulet (VF #14)

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We demoed Percy’s Predicament to over 100 Austinites at the Game On event and every
single one had a smile on their face. That is great for us and it means we created
something magical. We can not wait for it to launch in a few weeks on the Nintendo Wii
U!

Startup Parenting

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Parenting has been around since the dawn of humanity and entrepreneurship for nearly as long. So why is it that so often aspiring entrepreneurs are given the advice to start their businesses before they have a family? Sure, we might say that it’s easier to be financially nimble when you’re only responsible for yourself and

Tech Rancher profile: Pouya Razavi

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Meet Pouya Razavi, co-founder of GenoHub, a recently launched online marketplace that connects researchers and DNA sequencing equipment owners. Pouya was born and raised in Iran and came to the United States at the age of 18. He first lived with his family and studied in Buffalo, New York, then transferred to University of Illinois

Who is the Tech Ranch Campfire for?

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Are you new to Tech Ranch? A veteran who hasn’t quite made it to a Campfire yet? Are you wondering what the point is? Here’s what Janice Friesen, a self-professed Not A Geek, said: I first went to Tech Ranch because I was attending every networking opportunity that I could. My business…is for helping non-technical people

Austin Startup Bazaar is coming on October 10th, 2013

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October is a great month for startups in Austin, Texas. Austin Startup Week with its five days of events showcasing the Austin startup community runs from October 7 to October 11. As part of the Startup Week, Tech Ranch Austin will host the third annual Austin Startup Bazaar. This year, the bazaar features twenty of the

Alumni Network @TechRanch

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Did you know that Tech Ranch Austin has an alumni network for entrepreneurs that have been through our programs? Sure do! And we have quarterly meets up as well. Have you signed up for Tech Ranch’s second quarterly Alumni Round-Up? It’s on Friday, September 27th and we’d love for you to come out. Investors’ panel

Tech Rancher Profile: Kyle de Haas

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Kyle de Haas started his coworking adventure at Cospace and stayed there until its closure. He then ended up at Tech Ranch, sharing an office with Mason Hale, founder of Swimtopia. Kyle is a serial entrepreneur with a solid academic background. After getting his undergraduate degree in Management of Information Systems from UT-Austin and running a couple of companies, he

SXSW 2014 Picks – Vote Now

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Tech Ranch Austin has submitted three amazing panels to SXSW Interactive 2014. One of them, even got mentioned on SXSW.com. We are excited to be including members from our incubator as well as our global connections. We need help from the community to spread the word and vote for our three panels. TECH RANCH AUSTIN

Startups from Venture Forth 19

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It’s fall and many people are settling into a routine now that the summer heat is easing. Come and create a new routine for yourself. Join a group of like-minded entrepreneurs to get your startup off the ground and to first dollars earned. Recent alums include: CalemEAM, a commercial open source software provider for enterprise asset

TECH RANCH AUSTIN AND AT&T CREATE NEW GROUND-BREAKING COLLABORATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2013 CONTACT: Kevin Koym, Tech Ranch Austin                                   Briana Gowing, AT&T 512-339-3242                                                                                     512-623-0278 info@TechRanchAustin.com                                                                      bg971y@att.com TECH RANCH AUSTIN AND AT&T CREATE NEW GROUND-BREAKING COLLABORATION AT&T Sponsorship Gives Tech Ranch Companies a Boost   AUSTIN, Texas – Tech Ranch Austin and AT&T*announce a ground-breaking agreement to share information and work together. Both

Care and Feeding of Freelancers, Part 1

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It has finally happened: you realized that it will not be possible to clone yourself in the near future, and even though you undoutedly could learn how to code / write case studies / design a beautiful brochure, there is a the pesky limitation of a finite human lifespan. It’s time to…

Entrepreneur v. Employee

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Most people when presented with a friend or family member’s desire to become an entrepreneur have a reaction like “What if you can’t put a roof over your head?” or “Get a job, learn some skills, then maybe go freelance once you save up some cash.”

The HR Department of 2020: 3 Bold Predictions

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When you ask people to envision the future of work, they might think of an office with all the high-tech accoutrements seen in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 blockbuster, Minority Report. Then, when you ask those same people to envision the future of human resources, a profession most generally associated in pop references to the oft-suffering (and insufferable) Toby from The Office, there is a disconnect. Toby can’t use touch screen computers! He’s definitely not as tech-savvy and cool as Tom Cruise’s character in the Spielberg film.

Ranch Warming & Showcase

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Tech Ranch Austin proud to introduce our new & expanded office space off Old Jollyville Road in Northwest Austin. Fellow entrepreneurs and community members are invited to join us for our official Ranch Warming on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. “We are excited to take Tech Ranch to the next level both with a new & expanded office space here in Austin and new international partnerships both in Singapore and Chile.” – Kevin Koym, CEO of Tech Ranch”

Venture Forth Alumni Roundup

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Hope that you will be able to make it out to our Tech Ranch’s first ever Alumni Round Up. It will be THIS FRIDAY, June 28, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (COT). This will be an opportunity for you to reconnect, recharge, and sharpen their skills, while giving back to the community that help them get started. You

Tech Ranch Austin & Get2Volume: International Emerging Companies Demo Day

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As part of our new partnership with Get2Volume, Tech Ranch is proud to announce our first International Emerging Companies Demo Day that will be held on June 28th, 2013 right here at Tech Ranch, 9111 Old Jollyville Road, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759

Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media in the Workplace

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The use of social media has exploded in the last several years, so much so that it now touches almost every facet of our lives. Friendster, the first social media site, was launched in 2003. Myspace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter soon followed. Facebook, the most popular of the social media sites, currently has over 500 million users. It is the second most popular website behind Google.

RISE Austin 2013 sessions at Tech Ranch

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Planning out your RISE Austin schedule? Check out these sessions at Tech Ranch! 5/13/13 2:00-3:30 pm Designing Experiences Adrian Taylor 5/13/13 4:00-5:30 pm The Hero’s Journey of Entrepreneurship Kevin Koym 5/13/13 8:00-9:30 am Austin startups—What we have learned over the years that can help you succeed Scott Collins 5/13/13 10:00-11:30 am How to Create Products

Get2Volume and TechRanch Partner to Grow Technology Startups

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Singapore and Austin, April 25, 2013 –TechRanch and Get2Volume (G2V) announced today their partnership to incubate and grow technology companies in Austin, Texas and Singapore. TechRanch, Austin’s leading technology company incubator, provides a place where tech entrepreneurs come together to fill in the missing pieces and leverage the social capital of the community with access

Rise Austin 2013 is coming

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Rise Austin- the entrepreneurial information sessions sponsored Austin wide is coming again. Her’es some of the details of what’s coming: Tech Ranch is looking for entrepreneurs that want to share their knowledge with entrepreneurs.  The Ranch will again host a number of sessions- please do post here if you’d like to lead a session. Deadline

Venture Forth 17 Alumni: Local Plant Source

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Wondering what Venture Forth can do for your startup? Local Plant Source is a platform for the commercial landscape industry, connecting supply and demand in an industry that has not been significantly impacted by technology. Behind Local Plant Source is a duo of Zac Tolbert and Andy Fletcher. Zac is a landscape designer and Andy

Tech Ranch is hiring! Business Coordinator Position now open!

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To support Tech Ranch’s growth, we’re hiring a full time business coordinator.  Join the fast paced, innovative environment at the Tech Ranch- where every day we’re supporting entrepreneurs that are changing the world for the better.  Please see this position description for more information on the position.  To apply please submit a cover letter and

Tech Ranch Rise Austin Presenters

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Tech Ranch will be hosting a number of Rise Austin Sessions- we had 27 sessions at our location last year. If you’d like to present a session at Tech Ranch this year, please  block out your time at this url.  We will update this blog post with further information as it becomes available.  Here’s to

Entrepreneurship is Risky Business – How to Avoid 10 Common Pitfalls

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Guest post by Tech Ranch partner TriNet When it comes to operating at peak performance, today’s entrepreneurs face a variety of obstacles that can prevent them from meeting their business goals. In addition to federal and state employment law compliance, there are other systemic pitfalls than can expose a burgeoning company to risk and distract entrepreneurs, managers, and

Tech Ranch Is Looking For Interns!

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Howdy folks, Tech Ranch, Austin’s premiere early-stage startup accelerator, is looking for some talented, sharp, motivated interns to come on board and amplify the Austin startup community for a hands-on, meaningful internship. “Tech Ranch introduced me in a very real way, meaningful, and actionable way into the Austin startup scene. The people I met and

Pitch Slam Lineup

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On Wednesday, March 13th from 12-3pm we are proud to announce Pitch Slam, a pitch event with a twist…the chance to re-Pitch. If you’ve ever pitched your startup, you’ve screwed it up. Come on, admit it. You’ve said the wrong thing. Skipped a slide. Forgotten key information. We’ve all pitched our startups and thought “man, I

Pitch Slam Lineup

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On Wednesday, March 13th from 12-3pm we are proud to announce Pitch Slam, a pitch event with a twist…the chance to re-Pitch. If you’ve ever pitched your startup, you’ve screwed it up. Come on, admit it. You’ve said the wrong thing. Skipped a slide. Forgotten key information. We’ve all pitched our startups and thought “man, I