Tag: Austin

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

$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
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How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 2017

Join the Austin Urban Tech Movement at IBM

The Austin Urban Tech Movement is teaming up with IBM for a free event on driving radical collaboration. Join the group on Thursday, July 27th from 6-9p and have the opportunity to: Talk to recruiters and get on-the-spot resume feedback Connect...

/ July 5, 2017

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge tool for inspiration and impact, especially for Austin’s own Ricky Sánchez. He became inspired to spark change after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Etsy. When I tell men to stop mentoring and...

/ June 2, 2017

Fundamentals When Pitching Investors

Pitching can be a monumental challenge for many entrepreneurs who lack the knowledge, delivery, and presence. There’s certainly a true skill to standing in front of a room of your peers and convincing them to support your idea. If you...

/ May 15, 2017

This is how much money women make in Austin — compared to men

A new report from Abodo explores the gender wage gap in the U.S., confirming that Texas women earn less than men, which mirrors the rest of the nation. The apartment listing website reviewed five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American...

/ May 5, 2017

What’s Next for Tech Diversity in Austin, Texas?

When I first tell people I live in Silicon Hills, most people look at me with a very confused expression. They’re typically familiar with Silicon Valley and the many large tech companies that serve us ads via Instagram, but they’re...

/ April 28, 2017

How to Prepare For The Coding Interview

Austin’s Hispanic Hackers recently held their second coding interview practice session thanks to HomeAway and Capital Factory. As we discovered in January, the whiteboard coding interview is often, for better or worse, the typical rite of passage most developers have to overcome to land...

/ April 14, 2017