Insights and Opinions


Welcome to the our community insights and opinions section, where we will be highlighting articles, information, and more from Southern California's thought leaders.


Laura Beck: What I Learned From My Failed Startup

from Laura Beck

Today, we're featuring a reader contribution from Laura Beck, who has been very active in Austin's startup ecosystem, and was most recently founder and "chief shirt schlepper" at Laura recently launched what she calls her Kickstopper to liquidate the business on Youtube. In the spirit of startups--where every failure is a lesson learned and the roots of the next great startup--we asked her to share some of her lessons learned from her entrepreneurial experience....

posted Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Insights: Why SXSW Interactive is good for business

from Todd Ross Nienkerk

SXSW is just about to start. In fact, it's already started: SXSWedu, a relatively new offshoot of the SXSW mega-brand kicked off yesterday, stretching the overall event to a full two weeks. That's fourteen days of sessions, workshops, parties, and business cards. Piles of business cards. Fistfuls of business cards bursting from your pockets and spilling onto the beer-soaked floor of a temporarily rebranded bar on Sixth Street....

posted Thursday, March 6, 2014

Insights: The Perils of Having Employees

from Ben Dyer

Readers: we occasionally share interesting posts from the local technology community, and are sharing another great article from Ben Dyer, Entrepreneur in Residence at the, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. The article is reposted from his blog. If you'd like to contribute your own article, please contact us! Earlier this week my post dealt with how managing your startup is dramatically affected when you actually have paying customers....

posted Monday, July 29, 2013

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