Executives at the Austin-based startup have had to balance their growth against a protracted legal battle with a competitor, Digonex Technologies, which alleges that Qcue has infringed on its patented dynamic pricing system. Kevin Koym, the founder of Tech Ranch® Austin was interviewed for this article.
David Johnston is in the process of securing the $500,000 he needs to take his startup into beta.
Engine is one of four companies selected to pitch before the full membership of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) this Thursday, November 29th. After presenting as one of the top 20, then again as one of the top 10, this is the ﬁnal step before due diligence and term sheet negotiation.
The number one benefit Johnson experienced from Venture Forth®, was being able to speed up his alpha launch by three months. Just in time for Startup Bazaar, an event hosted by Tech Ranch® during Austin Startup Week – which in 2012 featured an opportunity to pitch to CTAN.
Austin co-working spaces TechRanch® Austin and Cospace Inc. are teaming up to provide more business and technical classes and an incubator and seed investment program to reach more startups.
Itography today announced the launch of support for branded virtual item collections at DEMO Fall 2012, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, consumer, social media and disruptive technologies.
Itography is a virtual item collection game for Android and iOS. Itography provides brands with an alternative to mobile ad campaigns for marketing new or existing products. Items are simply virtual representations of real products. Brands leverage item collections to engage and reward players. Using the mobile app, players pick up and drop items at real places, socially share them, and win prizes from brands.
“Itography is putting products on the map,” said Co-founder and Chief Item Officer Melissa Tyree. “I am happy to announce that Itography is now available for brands as an alternative to mobile ads that smartphone users overwhelmingly ignore. The team has had fun exploring the concept of virtual representations of real products found at places players visit every day. We are looking forward to working with brands to add more diversity to our item universe for our players.”
Startups at Tech Ranch were in the news on KXAN tonight. 98% of the jobs that are available for graduating students are actually coming from startups and small business, not the Google’s of the world. In this segment from KXAN you’ll hear me talking about the job creation engine that startups represent to the community. […]