Naji H. Kelley Listed as One of the 150 Finalists for 50 on Fire!

Austin is a dynamic city with a business culture that is always drawing comparisons to the coasts, whether we want them or not. Here’s the thing — the fact that Austin, a metro area of 2 million, is drawing these...

/ October 20, 2016

The Privilege of a Runway

picture courtesy of #WOCinTechChat written by Devin Dixon If you had one year of living free of bills, what would you build, what company would you start, or what problem would you solve? The issue is critical because of some today’s...

/ October 6, 2016

Episode 64 – Karla Mickens Cole

Product Designer at Facebook Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? My name is Karla Mickens, and I’m a product designer at Facebook. Originally born and raised in North Carolina, and went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University....

/ September 30, 2016

Naji H. Kelley Featured on the ‘Diverse Entrepreneurs to Watch in Austin’ List

Austin has won countless accolades for its fast-moving startup scene, ballooning tech sector and chart-topping population boom. But there’s another story happening. The percentage of African-Americans in Austin has decreased over the past two decades as the flow of predominately...

/ September 21, 2016

Veteran Spouse Team Simplifying The Permit Process For Contractors And DIYers

For many do-it-yourselfers and contractors, obtaining a permit for projects can sometimes be like pulling teeth. Those days of waiting for permits may be over, thanks to Ray and Rebecca Antonino, founders of PermitZone, a company that provides contractors and...

/ July 1, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Brandon Miller

When I was twelve years old – I vividly remember walking my neighbor’s dog in the hot sun, going to a family friend’s house to pull weeds, or pushing my dad’s lawnmower around the block cutting grass – all for...

/ June 26, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Ruben Cantu

In 2007, I realized that while so many people were gaining access to create media, the mainstream’s focus was still on content that had no solid and profound impact. The majority of their focus centered on stories that had a...

/ June 16, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Roxana Castro

After working four years in the private industry, I learned a lot of process indicators and how to be an effective employee. However, the frustration and limitations of not having the liberty to make the final decisions, and being involved in...

/ May 27, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton

During my career in investment banking, I felt as if something was missing in my life. I decided to go back to school and earn an MBA to help me transition into a new career. But when faced with the...

/ May 18, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Lan Chu

Growing up, I never thought “I’m gonna be an entrepreneur,” but I knew that I wanted to make a difference. Raised in Vietnam, I was brought up in an entrepreneur environment. Now when I visit my birth place, I realize...

/ May 12, 2016