Austin startweek is a great way to get out and meet tons of new people and discover what new companies have just started. I met tons of new people, a lot from out of town and out of the country, who came just for that one week to find out what all is happening in Austin. This should tell you just how important this event was if you live in Austin. Startup week is like a mini SXSW, there are tons of events, lots of food, parties at night, and plenty of free swag and giveaways.
I thought I would share with all those that missed it what companies were there and a little about what they do. The program was able to fly out 10 people to join the program to learn more about other companies. So read up on some of these great companies and if you are interested in learning more about them, shoot me an email or tweet and ask for a tour.
This companies delivers multi-channel social media analytics for companies and brands that need to know which social media channels work best and how to maximize their usage. They provide a deep look at to how certain channels work and where companies should be spending their efforts.
Sales commission tracking is what this company does in order to determine how to structure different commission tracking for each staff member. They can manage sales and commission in real-time in order to determine where to maximize their potential for clients.
This is a fashion tech company that helps fashion bloggers and new brands deliver their content to their customers by using a logistics system to fulfill orders online. They help make it easier to deliver items for pre-order items only.
This photo sharing app helps people explore the world around them with the use of photos. People are able to connect through the use of shared interests in a unique way by groups or communities.
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Hiring can be a difficult and costly expense for companies, so they help reduce that by helping companies grow with the use of financial tools that many companies do not have to perform on their own.
This company helps traders determine the market outlook based on weather predictions. They also work with transportation companies to ensure that supply-chain operations run smoothly according to weather forecasts.
This company will pay you for finding your apartment by using them as a reference. They will collect their fee from the apartment complex and split their sale with you. Many people are looking for apartments so why not get paid for it.
Commercial Real-estate is a competitive field so if you are looking for space then why not use real-time data when searching? This is what Real Massive does, they help you find the best place using the most current data available with charts and data maps.
Email is not going away anytime soon so this company capitalizes on the potential of email marketing for companies. They help build brands with customers through the use of email and mobile marketing. They use provide consultants to help create a personalized experience.
Pivot 3 Inc
They provide massive storage infrastructure for companies to ensure their businesses are able to perform their work and keep their customers happy knowing they can access their services 24/7.
Trading is becoming a popular activity for many people and peeptrade lets people look at some of the top traders portfolios to learn about what they are doing on the market. This a good way to learn what other people are doing and improve your skills in the trading industry.
Saving money is what this company is all about. They created an email program that monitors all your online purchases and if ever a price drops, or you missed a deal, from one of your past purchases then they will go and get the difference back for you.
Crowdfunding is being used in different ways and this company has taken the concept and used it for real-estate funding. This company pools peoples funds together in order to invest and build infrastructure in Texas.
The amazing thing about crowdsourcing is that it brings people together for all kinds of causes, including finding 3D printers in your neighborhood. This company helps connect people with 3D printers around them so if you have a plan and need it printed you can connect with them and they will help find you one.
The focus for this company is helping other companies improve their customer service with online chat support. They provide a variety of tools to use in order to improve the business relationship with customers online.
They take the hassle out of flying by making sure Airlines follow their rules if something goes wrong. Instead of contacting the airlines about your problems you can contact this company and they will take care of everything with majority of the time you getting your money back or some kind of compensation.
Gazelles Growth Institute
Many company executives are not sure all the steps they should take to run their business and books only provide so much help. Gazelles has created videos for less experienced executives to learn directly from other experienced executives with their growing library of business education.
Eagle Eye Networks
They provide cloud based video surveillance in order to ensure that help data is lost if something were to happen to your business. They offer a secure solution for watching over your most important concerns.
There are billions of pieces of data online and not all of it useful in its present state. This company comes in and cleans up the data for companies to use with their systems in order to get the most out of all that information online.
Building an app can be difficult if you don’t know how to code but with Chimi, they can help you get a SaaS like business or marketplace business up and running with no problems. They provide the tools you need to get started and help you every step of the way.
This non-profit is designed to help bring international, US students, and volunteers to Austin Tech companies so they can take advantage of all the opportunities here. They are a global organization that also works with many other cities in providing opportunities to students.
This app provides you with personalized videos that help you improve your health and fitness level. It adapts to your workouts and changes as you start to improve or fall behind. A great way to improve your lifestyle and health with a trainer that works within your level.
This company specializes in real-time advertising and audience measurement in order to provide companies with data that will help them connect better with their customers. They measure and record internet traffic in order to provide accurate analytics for companies.
This company rewards people with points by using local banks and businesses in the area. Anytime you sign up with a company that is partnered with them you can earn points that can be redeemed for rewards or donated to a charity.
Betts is a recruiting firm that specializes in finding top talent for technology companies around the world. They world with many different departments, sales, marketing, technology, and more. They have many offices around the world to help pair great talent with startups and mature tech companies.
They help provide a more reliable and amazing experience with WordPress using their technology of specialized support. If you are looking to get more out of using wordpress with all their special add-ons then they are a great host provider for your website or blog.
Car rental service that uses just an app to make the order. They only use luxury Audi cars so once you show up then you can use the app to make the payment and unlock your car. The features they offer are Wi-Fi in the car, satellite radio, GPS, and fair toll tracking.
They specialize in creating enterprise software for companies that range from apps to supply chain software. They look to provide an all encompassing solution to a variety of web-based solutions for any kind of business.
Healthcare online solutions is a growing field so they help health organizations manage their online problems. This company provides consulting services, technology support, and logistics for many health companies that are looking to improve their services and expand.
They provide data analytic tools built on python to companies in order for them to analyze, manage, and visualize big data online. They provide training, consulting, and data management for all kinds of businesses.
This company compete business technology support. They can set up offices for IP phone, printers, computers, network, setup servers, and routers complete business support. They are the IT solution for small to mid-size companies.
Many companies do not know how to protect themselves against cyber attacks because they are not sure where they will strike. This company creates simulated attacks in order for the company to improve their systems and learn where their potential gaps are that attackers can use to get in.
Collecting stories from family and friends online and putting them into a hardcover book is what this company does. You provide the content and material and they will help organize all your stories and events into one nice elegant book.
They provide internet and phone connectivity for businesses in several major cities. They help provide the setup infrastructure for your businesses and make it easy to switch providers.
Children are able to create their own fantasy playscape in an app and then this company will build what that child created and ship it to their house. The child is able to customize every part of their new environment, including putting art and characters on their design and even their name.
This company provides a visual directory of employees in any size company. This helps to determine what person works in what department and who their manager is and the people the are connected with on projects. They take a regular company directory and make the whole system visual. A very important tool in understanding how companies are structured.
They have taken the old method of writing letters to students in other countries and updated the process for the digital world. Students can write letters but also email and collaborate with other classrooms through special curriculum and activities in order to learn about each other’s culture.
Streamlining the process of healthcare makes it easier for patients to get the help they need on their own time. This company provides a service where patients can send in videos and photos of their conditions and a doctor can review it and even prescribe medication to the patient, if needed. This helps reduce costs and increase access to healthcare.
Their software helps franchise owners manager several different store location. Managers are able to manage schedules, employees, equipment, and sales all with this one-stop shop enterprise software. It handles a variety of issues that are common for administrative staff to deal with on a daily basis.
This company specializes in providing remote management software in order to keep track of certain devices but also to control any IP connected device with this software. This allows anyone, even companies, to control devices at their workplace or home that is connected and has an IP address.
This company works on a B2B model and provides catering to businesses for their office staff and special events. They work with a variety of restaurants so they make it easy to select from your favorite restaurant and deliver it right to your office on time.
They help companies grow by making it easy to provide perks and services to their employees in order to show appreciation. Their app provides a growing list of benefits that any employee can use where ever they are.
A food delivery company that provides healthy meals for just $10. This company will deliver meals as often as you like and the menu changes daily so you never have the same meal twice. The cost of each meal includes the delivery fee, tax, and tip.
This company provides the hardware and software for monitoring your homes energy usage so you can make sure that your electricity bill is correct. The software also gives you control over connected devices so you can make sure everything is running the way you want it to run. They provide apps on all your devices so you can keep track of everything.
They help provide secure video visits with doctors by also making sure they receive full reimbursement for their participation in the program. This helps patients receive faster healthcare service.
Assist 2 Develop
This company provides a connection between freelance engineers and designers with small businesses and startups. They act as a middleman between the two who are looking for work and companies that need to hire for short-term projects.
They provide a platform for marketers to access large amounts of consumer data in order to understand more about their online habits and behavior. They help clean up data and make it easier for marketing companies to work with what they offer.
They provide cloud infrastructure for data centers and network points of presence for global companies. Their services are offered for a variety of clients including startups and large corporations.
They help people find a job with many leading companies online. Job finders can fill out a series of questions and then they will send out the information to companies looking to hire, if they find a match, companies will contact the job finder with offers.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Management and Tech Consulting film for government departments, corporations, and non-profits. They work in a variety of fields to help companies meet their needs and find solutions.
They offer open source Java platform with e-commerce services for companies that work with the spring framework. Their services are easily customizable for any kind of enterprise solution.
Their services make it easy to determine the how effective a PR campaign went online based on analytic results and data mining online. They provide accurate and real-time information for both marketing and PR firms in making sure their efforts pay off.
They help retailers understand all the data points of their business by giving them insight as to how everything is operating correctly, from inventory to point-of-sales and customer relations. Their SaaS model helps many multi-unit enterprises manage their day-to-day operations better.
They help create email and content marketing campaigns for businesses. They also offer social media help by automating many of the regular processes so you can focus on your business management.
This company helps make the process of selling your car simple and easy. Their company will come out and inspect your car and provide you with a no-obligation quote. They even pick up your car and pay you if you are interested in their offer. All the paperwork is handled through their services.
It was exciting to meet with all these companies last week and learn about all the new and exciting companies that are growing up around the Austin area and Texas. For anyone looking for a job many of these companies are hiring so now is a good time to take advantage of these successful startups that need more staff to help them run their day-to-day operations.
I always say that nothing will ever come to you if you just stay at home so these events show that you are serious about joining the startup culture and meeting the kind of people who follow through on their word. If anything you might connect with some up-and-coming star in their company that is looking for more connections in the startup world.