Category: News

The New Philanthropists

Austin-Based Organization to Diversify Nonprofit Boards

While the lack of diversity seen on nonprofit boards across the country isn’t a new issue, an organization in Austin wants it to change, and fast. The New Philanthropists recently held their first meeting at St. David’s Foundation with a focus on...

/ December 7, 2017

How Congo Ltd’s Diverse Team Built An Acquirable Platform

On October 11, DigitalTown (OTC PINK:DGTW), a GovTech 100 company that builds city-specific Web portals to serve as directories and marketplaces, announced their agreement to purchase certain assets from Congo Ltd., including the technology powering Congo Ltd’s flagship brand JustLegal. Willy...

/ November 2, 2017

Why the #FundAFounder Crowdfunding Campaign Is What Minority-Led Startups Need!

Whether you’ve been following diversity in tech in the news or not, the stats about diverse founders raising capital has been low compared to their white counterparts. Female-led companies made up just 4.94% of all VC deals in 2016. Even...

/ October 23, 2017

$100,000 Dallas Diversity and Inclusion Investment Challenge in Partnership with DivInc

Back in August, the Texas Startup Manifesto was released and Capital Factory announced plans to expand its accelerator program to include Dallas by having a presence at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. After a successful launch, Dallas mentors accepted five Dallas startups to the accelerator and...

/ October 18, 2017

Austin’s Newest Coworking Directory: Cowork ATX

Cowork ATX is an interactive map of coworking spaces located in Austin, TX. The website’s creator, Dusty Vegas, intends for the site to consolidate all of Austin’s coworking spaces and make it simple to browse through based on your location. The site...

/ October 18, 2017

Say Hello to Startup with Google

Startup with Google launched today as a new site that brings together all of the company’s resources for founders and startups. As the name implies, the focus is on Google’s own tools, services, and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android...

/ September 19, 2017

Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville

It’s a new unexpectedly raw moment in America. We find ourselves still able to be stunned, and that in and of itself is stunning given the rapid-fire explosions of news we’ve experienced since the election. For media, the events in...

/ August 16, 2017

The Maynard Institute launches new diversity initiatives

For the past year, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has been renovating the organization from the ground up through a major “Maynard Re-Imagined” project, during which it reconsidered what the Institute could and should offer to the...

/ August 9, 2017

Test it before you try it: Findings from the Engaging News Project’s homepage redesign study

A study comparing redesigns of homepages for news organizations in the United States and Canada found that contemporary designs with more images and less text resonate more with readers — but noted that experimenting with the redesign and doing before-and-after...

/ August 7, 2017

Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

We’ve been talking a lot at feedly about how trends are coming and going at what feels like a faster rate than ever. That made us think: What can we do to help you stay on top of these new...

/ August 6, 2017