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This issue is typically the single most difficult for me to write every year because I’m usually drowning in the deep end of SXSW activities. It’s actually more difficult for me this year because SXSW is canceled and I know too many people that have lost needed income, clients, and event sponsors. I am very proud of the effort made in forming Rally Austin immediately after the announcement to cancel SXSW to help salvage some events and funnel money to those freelancers and small businesses who will be hurt financially. We tried very hard to keep some activities going, but ultimately with disaster decrees and travel bans coming from the Federal and State governments, it was obvious to all that in-person events are not appropriate right now. I hated canceling our events this week like OpenCoffee Club, The Super Connectors Meetup and VIP After Party and the Wake Up! CPG meetup, but the situation really gave us no choice. The few events I personally attended on Thursday (the always great Austin Tech Happy Hour) and Friday (SoFin and Grit Daily), were lightly attended and that will be my memory for SXSW 2020.
The coronavirus outbreak is dominating the news and conversations, and the dropping price of oil is affecting Texans especially hard. I don’t want to add to the doom and gloom, but I predict a really rough few months - maybe until the November elections. As most businesses are hunkering down to figure out work from home policies, the bright side is that tech startups are very well-equipped for remote work, and don’t have physical infrastructure like manufacturing plants and retail stores to worry about. We’re also going to see a spike in ecommerce, Direct-to Consumer business models and home delivery companies, like the newly launched SupplyDrop by Austin serial Entrepreneur Andrew Busey.
In the short term, over the next week or so, companies will have to clarify their health, safety amd security policies. Capital Factory in Austin released guidelines for the use of their space which included operating with a skeleton crew and not having meetings of more than three people. The cofounder of Austin-based Link Coworking Liz Elam writes ‘What Can Coworking Offer To Help Navigate The Coronavirus Pandemic’. OpenView Partners Kristin Hillery writes about How to Reduce Security Risks for Remote Teams.
In the medium term, startups must figure out is how to continue marketing and advertising in a tasteful way, without seeming to exploit the crisis. Startup founder Laurie Felker Jones explains how to deal with corporate messaging in her piece: Corporate comms, COVID-19 & how to not lose your market in the face of disaster. Sending out emails about what your company is doing to help with the Coronavirus and urging everyone to wash their hands is not a marketing strategy that is going to be effective. Things that will help, even if they have an underlying marketing message is directly supporting virus testing efforts like Austin-based Shark Tank winner, Everlywell: Everlywell Offering $1M To Speed Development Of At-Home Coronavirus Tests by the Austin Business Journal’s Paul Thompson.
In the long term, fundraising will likely slow down considerably because face-to-face meetings (the most essential part of the fundraising process) will grind to a halt. I believe that traditional Limited Partners like university endowments, pension funds, and high net worth family offices will halt investments in VC funds as they regroup and that will force VC’s to focus on their existing portfolios. Only savvy risk-tolerant investors, with cash on hand will be able to make ‘buy on the dip’ investments if they’ve learned the lesson from the 2008 recession. Expect Rough Quarters. But In The Long Term, Venture Investment Could Benefit From Stock Stock Market Crash by Ellen Chang of the Times of Entrepreneurship sums it up.

SXSW & Coronavirus News Coverage

  • Stand with Austin – Join Us in Support of Local Businesses - Link
    - SXSW Blog
  • See you next year, SXSW. - Link
    - Alamo Draft House’s Morgan Hendrix
  • Here’s What One VC Is Warning His Portfolio Companies About As Coronavirus Spreads - Link
    - Crunchbase’s Mary Ann Azevedo
  • Austin Businesses Rally To Salvage What They Can From SXSW Cancellation Ashes By Staging Smaller Events - Link
    - Deadline’s Bruce Haring
  • SXSW cancellation having domino effect on Austin’s hospitality industry - Link
    - KXAN
  • Austin community steps up to help each other after SXSW cancelation - Link
    - FOX 7’s Kacey Bowen
  • SXSW 2020 Cancellation Leads to Major Layoffs - Link
    - Pitchfork
  • The Cost of Canceling SXSW Could Keep the Festival from Returning in 2021 - Link
    - Slashfilm’s Ethan Anderton
  • Stop the Music: South by Southwest Coronavirus Cancellation Reverberates Through Economy - Link
    - Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Findell, Rebecca Elliott and Russell Gold
  • How Coronavirus Took Down SXSW - Link
    - CityLabs Kriston Capps
  • Coronavirus Is Devastating the Conference Circuit - Link
    - Wall Street Journal’s Collin Eaton, Rebecca Elliott and Elizabeth Findell
  • SXSW And Ultra Are Reportedly Not Offering Ticket Refunds After Being Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears - Link
    - Uproxx’s Carolyn Droke
  • More SXSW Damage From Coronavirus Pandemic: No Refunds For Ticket-Holders, As Event Lays Off A Third Of Staff - Link
    - Music Business Worldwide’s Tim Ingham
  • With SXSW canceled, two Austin military units look to reschedule events - Link
    - Stars and Stripes
  • GoFundMe campaign is tipping service workers screwed by SXSW cancellation - Link
    - Fast Company’s Arianne Cohen
  • Local disaster declaration extended indefinitely - Link
  • Council to examine aid for ‘SXSW resilience’ after festival’s cancellation - Link
  • UT Austin opens health clinic, weighs closure plan as it prepares for potential coronavirus spread - Link
  • City, businesses work to offset economic impacts of SXSW cancellation - Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Xenex Deploys Germ-Zapping Robots Worldwide to Fight the Coronavirus Outbreak - Link
    - Silicon Hills News' Laura Lorek
  • SXSW issues sweeping layoffs after festival canceled by City of Austin - Link
    - Culture Map Austin’s Katie Friel
  • Texas Biomed Researchers Race to Find Coronavirus Vaccine - Link
  • Here’s the Latest on How the Coronavirus Is Affecting San Antonio - Link
  • USAA, Other San Antonio Employers Ready Remote Work Plans - Link
  • Emptying Store Shelves Won’t Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus, Social Distancing Will - Link
  • H-E-B: Empty Shelves Not Empty For Long - Link
    - Rivard Report
  • H-E-B cuts store hours across Texas amid coronavirus pandemic - Link
  • H-E-B urges calm as customers flood stores, emptying shelves - Link
  • Here's what’s been canceled, postponed as COVID-19 hits the Alamo City - Link
  • SA's global beer conference a casualty of coronavirus - Link
  • Rackspace asks local employees to work from home due to coronavirus - Link
  • Local company's self-contained medical units gain interest as coronavirus infections grow - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • UT president’s wife tests positive for coronavirus - Link
  • Q&A with UT spokesperson on spring break, Friday closure - Link
  • UT-Austin canceling classes, closing operations March 13 - Link
  • Texas Global suspends all study abroad programs through Aug. 18 - Link
  • How can University Health Services help students concerned about coronavirus? - Link
  • How are UT System academic institutions reacting to coronavirus? - Link
  • How is UT-Austin policy changing because of coronavirus? - Link
  • SXSW cancellation impacts small businesses, service workers - Link
  • Professors prepare to move UT-Austin classes online - Link
    - University of Texas
  • COVID-19 killing robots are on the loose - Link
  • COVID-19 pushing teams to work remotely – full guide on making it happen NOW - Link
  • Should you stop shaking hands at job interviews or with clients? - Link
    - American Genius
  • Efforts emerge to lessen the blow of losing SXSW - Link
  • SXSW cancellation could leave $6M hole in pockets of vacation rental owners - Link
  • Avoiding coronavirus: How tech giant Indeed makes work-from-home work for thousands of employees - Link
  • Coronavirus update: Schools, concerts, hospitals, rodeo impacted - Link
  • How coronavirus is impacting home selling - Link
  • The fallout from SXSW's cancellation is just beginning - Link
  • SXSW cancellation leaves Philly's new brand identity in limbo - Link
  • Job cuts add to turbulent situation for SXSW - Link
  • After 2020 cancellation, SXSW offers future badges to customers but refunds seem unlikely - Link
  • Texas governor announces disaster declaration, Trump declares national emergency - Link
  • Site selector: Coronavirus postponing major corporate searches - Link
    - Austin Business Journal
  • Gig workers scrambling for income after SXSW called off - Link
  • Central Texans weigh risks of a social life as an invisible threat looms - Link
  • In Austin, tech firms adjusting work plans over coronavirus concerns - Link
  • Coronavirus concern: What’s happening with big Austin-area events? - Link
  • Europe travel ban another coronavirus-related hit to Texas economy - Link
  • Austin job market strong heading into coronavirus scare - Link
  • Austin's Silicon Labs plans $308M acquisition of California tech firm Redpine Signals - Link
  • After SXSW called off, getting a rental refund can be confusing - Link
  • How Austin's Outdoor Voices, a start-up darling, imploded - Link
  • SXSW reeling from cancellation as company assesses loses - Link
  • Dell encourages Austin-area employees to work from home - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman
  • Coworking in a Time of Coronavirus: How North Texas Coworking Spaces are Handling the Pandemic - Link
    - North Texas Inno’s Kevin Cumming
  • Museums Across North Texas Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns - Link
  • How the Dallas Farmers Market Is Prepping for the Coronavirus - Link
  • Major Dallas Companies Grapple With How to Handle the Coronavirus - Link
  • A Guide to Social Distancing in Dallas as Coronavirus Cases Ramp Up - Link
  • How to Politely Remind People to WASH THEIR DAMN HANDS - Link
  • A Running List of Dallas Cancellations and Changes Due to Coronavirus - Link
  • How D Magazine Is Doing Its Part to Fight COVID-19 - Link
  • Coronavirus Has Arrived in Dallas - Link
    - D Magazine
  • Live Nation and AEG Suspend All Tours. Here’s What That Means For Dallas. - Link
  • Dallas Restaurants Get Proactive for Safe Dining Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - Link
  • A Pandemic Devastated Dallas More Than a Century Ago. Here’s Why Hundreds Died. - Link
  • What Can Dallas Teach the Rest of the Country About Coronavirus? - Link
    - Dallas Observer
  • Here's how DFW's major manufacturers are dealing with coronavirus - Link
  • Business Journal postpones 40 Under 40 event - Link
  • American Airlines pilot based in DFW tests positive for coronavirus - Link
  • DFW Coronavirus Tracker: College cancels face-to-face classes, while others extend spring break - Link
  • How will American Airlines be affected by European travel limits? - Link
  • Technology conferences in North Texas are getting canceled, postponed amid fears of the coronavirus - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • The show must go on with these SXSW-related events in Houston and Austin - Link
  • Rodeo Houston shuts down due to coronavirus concerns, city prepares for economic impact - Link
  • How your company should respond to the coronavirus, according to this Houston expert - Link
    - Innovation Map's Natalie Harms
  • Dallas’ Blue Box Offers HVAC Coronavirus Scrubbing Solution - Link
  • Fort Worth Biotech Exact Diagnostics Offers Research Lab Standard for Coronavirus Testing - Link
  • UTSW Researchers Discover Human Protein That Could Stop Coronavirus - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Rice University cancels in-person classes amid coronavirus fears - Link
  • Houston universities plan for coronavirus outbreak - Link
  • Rice University cancels annual business plan competition amid coronavirus concerns - Link
  • Rodeo Houston releases ticket refund, donation information - Link
  • Houston health officials advise employers to prep for extended workplace interruptions - Link
  • Here's what the coronavirus means for H-E-B shoppers and employees - Link
  • Houston's huge Offshore Technology Conference postponed over coronavirus - Link
  • H-E-B to close Houston stores early, cut hours to keep up with coronavirus-related demand - Link
  • Tracking coronavirus: 'However bad you thought it was, it's worse' - Link
  • Houston businesses brace for impact of coronavirus - Link
  • UPDATED: Houston schools take further action due to coronavirus - Link
  • Mayor: Rodeo Houston canceled on coronavirus fears - Link
  • Houston economist doubles energy job-loss forecast after stock market, oil price plunge - Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • Texas Medical Center hotel employs germ-killing robots to fight coronavirus - Link
  • Telecommuting 101: Working from home for newbies - Link
  • Cold warmer weather kill the new coronavirus? - Link
  • ‘Not going to stop’: Houstonians continue daily rituals amid... - Link
    - The Houston Chronicle

All In-Person Events are off until further notice

  • Meet the 250 Most Inspiring Companies in Texas - Link
    - Inc. Magazine
  • 4 Reasons to Start and Grow a Business in Texas - Link
    - Inc. Magazine’s Tom Foster
  • Welcome DivInc Accelerator Cohort 6! - Link
    - Divinc
  • Handsome App Founders Launching FaB Austin Alongside Odile Roujol - Link
  • How a Startup Darling, Outdoor Voices, Imploded - Link
    - New York Times’ Sapna Maheshwari and Erin Griffith
  • Outdoor Voices Became A Staple For Millennial Cool Girls Thanks To Its Chill Aesthetic. Employees Say They Were Drowning. - Link
    - Buzzfeed’s Briana Sacks
  • Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn offers product with a purpose - Link
    - Community Impact Newspaper’s Amy Rae Dadamo
  • 12 Austin companies plug into Forbes' first-ever best startup employers list - Link
    - Culture Map Austin’s John Egan
  • The longest shortest 2 years - Link
  • March Accelerator All Access — Group Ride-sharing App, Online Pharmacy, Robots for Students, & More - Link
  • Saturday Startup Spotlight: eCarra - Link
    - Austin Startups
  • Texas County & District commits $100 million to venture capital - Link
    - Pensions & Investments
  • Surfin' the streets: Austin startup rolling out a new kind of skateboard - Link
  • Bombshell reports detail Austin-based Outdoor Voices' 'implosion' - Link
    - Culture Map Austin
  • Keeping Productive Through Uncertainty: Indeed’s Work From Home Strategy - Link
  • Austin Tech Madness Round One Results: Close Calls and Power Players - Link
  • Embracing Tech Without a Screen, Austin Couple Develops Music and Podcast Device for Kids - Link
  • Shipping Software Startup Overhaul Hauls in $17.5M - Link
  • SXSW Lays Off 1/3 of Full-Time Staff Following Coronavirus Cancellation - Link
    - Austin Inno's Brett Wistrom - Subscribe Here
  • Amazon now selling ‘cashierless’ tech to grocers (we called it!) - Link
  • Video content rules – but how trendy do you need to be? - Link
  • SoftBank’s vision fund loses billions, how this impacts the startup ecosystem - Link
  • Modern sexual harassment problems require more modern training - Link
  • 4 ways to take advantage of modern manufacturing trends - Link
  • You should apply to be on a board – why and how - Link
  • Is it good or bad to be a jack of all trades as a digital marketer? - Link
  • New legislation mean new tax credits, this startup helps you find them - Link
  • New Uber feature makes it more accessible, improves trustworthiness - Link
  • The neuroscience of respectful leadership – preventing professional disrespect - Link
    - American Genius
  • How Texas came to the forefront of baseball analytics - Link
  • The Kidney Club: From diagnosis to post-transplant - Link
  • Acknowledge other people, not just your technology - Link
  • Urban Roots gives Austin youth hands-on experience while growing fresh food for the city - Link
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema co-founder, CEO talks entrepreneurship successes, failures - Link
  • UT student business offers affordable shipping - Link
  • Texas Stock Pitch expands to national level competition for first time - Link
  • UTIMCO investments no longer serve UT Austin students - Link
  • UT System's investment in fossil fuel industries sparks backlash, prompts students to push for divestment - Link
    - University of Texas
  • 30 Austin female startup founders you should know - Link
  • Supply Chain Startup Overhaul Raises $17.5M, Plans to Triple Headcount - Link
  • Weekly Refresh: Flourish Acquired RoundUp, Bird's Mopeds, and More - Link
    - BuiltinAustin
  • Journal Profile: Veteran journalist Emily Ramshaw jumps into entrepreneurism with The 19th - Link
  • Can your business get a piece of more than $500 billion in NY government contracts? - Link
  • How Outdoor Voices, a startup darling, imploded - Link
  • Aryzta closes Austin bakery, laying off 95 - Link
  • H-E-B urges calm as customers flood stores, emptying shelves - Link
  • Ryan Pape put skin in the game for company that puts 'skin' on cars - Link
  • As revenue hits $37M, The Zebra adds 2 women to C-suite - Link
  • After raising $20M, dental-tech startup bought its biggest competitor - Link
  • As his company embarks on new stage of growth, Lifesize CEO is thankful for Instagram - Link
  • JuiceLand CEO shares unique expansion model, where they're headed next - Link
  • Overhaul nabs nearly $18M to propel startup to profitability - Link
  • Amplify Austin raises record $12.3M for nonprofits - Link
    - Austin Business Journal
  • Austin biotech firm Biostable raises $4.2 million - Link
  • Austin supply chain tech firm Overhaul raises $17.5 million - Link
  • Austin's Stone Aerospace shoots for the stars - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

  • Geekdom Launches Incubator Program for Startups Focused on Social Impact - Link
  • Check Out These Four Business Grants To Fund Your Startup - Link
    - Startups San Antonio
  • Rush of Generosity Follows Destruction for Local Web Firm - Link
  • A Beer Map: San Antonio Craft Scene on Tap for Growth - Link
  • H-E-B’s Annual Quest for Texas Best Competition Now Open for Submissions - Link
    - Rivard Report
  • Meet the startups of Geekdom's 2020 incubator - Link
  • Alamo City scooter company is going Hollywood — sort of - Link
  • Military veteran bringing 'Shark Tank' star to SA for entrepreneur conference - Link
  • Local students' invention wins spot in national competition - Link
  • San Antonio whiskey maker to open new downtown distillery - Link
  • Geekdom raises more money in latest fund - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Layups and Breakaways: Round 1 of Tech Madness Closes, Round 2 Begins - Link
  • Dallas-Based Online Energy Broker Raises Series B for State Expansion, Product Growth - Link
  • How Pressed Roots is Bringing Boutique Salons to Women of Color - Link
  • Zabo Looks to Bring Crypto into the Mainstream - Link
  • Worlds Looks to ‘Transform Humanity’ with Spatial AI Technology - Link
    - North Texas Inno’s Kevin Cumming
  • Gen Z and the Future of Dallas’ Workforce - Link
    - D Magazine
  • DFW Airport’s Mitzi Chollampel: “It’s Relationships That Really Move the Needle.” - Link
  • Dallas-based Eclipse Wins an ADDY for Best Packaging - Link
  • ‘Drybar for Women of Color’: Pressed Roots Launches Flagship Store in Dallas - Link
  • Industry 4.0: CellAntenna Wireless Opens Regional Operations Center in Plano - Link
  • Engage Dallas: Mayor’s Star Council to Host Fourth Annual Leadership Summit - Link
  • Ericsson’s Lewisville 5G Smart Factory Rolls Out First Product - Link
  • JPMorgan’s Global CIO Talks Emerging Tech, Top Talent, and Honing in on DFW - Link
  • AI-Powered Energy Broker EnergyBot Raises Series B - Link
  • Dallas’ Flourish Change Acquires RoundUp App to Make Charity Donation Swipeable - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 152 Patents Granted for Week of March 3 - Link
  • Office Envy: These 15 Dallas‑Fort Worth Companies Attract Top Talent With Their Innovative Spaces - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: 900lbs’ Offices Enables Creative Collaboration (and Pets!) - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: Inside ACTIVE Network’s All-Hands ‘Park’ Space - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: rewardStyle’s HQ is as Sleek as its Tech - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: Sally Beauty’s Expands Denton HQ to Invest in New Talent and Digital - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: The Richards Group’s Beehive of Activity Lies in its Stairway - Link
  • Innovative Spaces: TaskUs’s People-First Office Combines Performance and Fun - Link
  • Apps for All: Woman-Owned AdaptivApps Launches to Make the Digital World More Inclusive - Link
  • Nasdaq Acquires Irving-based Fintech Startup Solovis - Link
  • Parkland’s Innovation Center Has a New Playbook for Healthcare and Community Collaboration - Link
  • A New App From Two Former SMU Football Players Connects Search With Social - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Form-D Friday: Civitas Capital Group starts up multiple funds - Link
  • Inc. Magazine: 35% of state's fastest-growing private companies call DFW home - Link
  • Take a tour of Deep Ellum with our 40 Under 40 honorees - Link
  • This former TV reporter 'bet on herself' with her media strategy company - Link
  • He manages the HR function of employee relations for AT&T - Link
  • Opening this PR and marketing office gave her a quick business education - Link
  • Her company is blazing a trail in auto manufacturing quality control - Link
  • His fast-growing company is filling a niche in property tax lending - Link
  • Childhood lessons have lasting effects for his fast-growing dental group - Link
  • Service defines his fast-growing Frisco financial firm - Link
  • Her parents' bad experience motivated her to pursue immigration law - Link
  • She's built a career on making people feel better, giving back - Link
  • She manages $3B in expenses for the country's largest private health care network - Link
  • Sit, stand & rebrand: Why this chief revenue officer is excited about his new role - Link
  • Her nonprofit is envisioning lasting improvements for Texas' future - Link
  • 'I only want to build companies': What drives this parking firm's COO - Link
  • Via politics or PepsiCo, she is living the American Dream - Link
  • How this chief engineer for Raytheon is developing military projects faster - Link
  • Deal makers are optimistic on M&A activity in the year ahead – though there are caveats - Link
  • A couple of neighbors and a question around discounts leads to startup that's now looking to raise up to $1M - Link
  • 'I was just lucky enough that it worked': Inside Bullzerk's 'reckless' jump into the retail industry - Link
  • Executive Profile: Ryan Pape put skin in the game for company that puts 'skin' on cars - Link
  • What started as a family need has grown into a booming bakery business - Link
  • Former Peloton founders to lead JLL North Texas as Jeff Eckert takes national post - Link
  • Large-scale changes at Neiman Marcus could impact hundreds of jobs - Link
  • Owner of Envy Gaming is interested in growing esports both regionally and internationally - Link
  • He is tackling a big data center build-out for Google in DFW - Link
  • Q&A: J.P. Morgan's Rob Holmes discusses strategy, markets and trends - Link
  • Comerica appoints new enterprise tech head - Link
  • Behind the deal: Nasdaq buys Irving startup that had raised about $20M - Link
  • Roundup of deals and dollars: Dallas firm announces investment geared towards energy tech - Link
  • With an eye on the economy and changes in tech, Fastsigns is looking to grow - Link
  • Match investing in more employees, product development ahead of spin-off from IAC - Link
  • Deloitte RE head talks move to tech, continued capital in the market - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • Want to help Houston Rodeo vendors? Here is a list of dozens that you can support online. - Link
    - Click2Houston
  • Houston entrepreneur designs clothing that benefits skin health - Link
  • Houston design build firm breaks down why value engineering is a smart move - Link
  • Houston entrepreneur levels the playing field for female runners with new activewear line - Link
  • Houston-based digital business resource launches minority-focused, celebrity-backed grant program - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • Houston esports startup scores partnerships with big gaming brands - Link
  • Rice University researchers find that tracking social media can predict violent events - Link
  • Report: Houston ranked No. 2 in the country for corporate relocation, expansion projects landed in 2019 - Link
  • Houston energy tech startup talks growth and national expansion following $5.5M series A - Link
  • Houston-based blockchain company continues growth with expansion in Southeast Asia - Link
  • Houston investors create angel network focused on minorities - Link
  • Houston nonprofit wins coworking space in Shark Tank-inspired pitch competition - Link
  • Overheard: Houston venture capital experts weigh in on the city's investment future - Link
  • 3 female Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap's Natalie Harms / Culture Map Houston
  • A message from the Rice Crisis Management Team - Link
  • ‘Smart’ wound-healing patch: DARPA awards $22 million grant - Link
  • A trophy made for traveling - Link
  • Crowdfunding rife with unintended consequences, says Baker Institute expert - Link
  • New nano strategy fights superbugs - Link
  • Executive education for all is goal at Rice this spring - Link
  • Forced purchasing won’t promote textbook affordability, says OpenStax expert - Link
  • The oil price war is on, says Baker Institute expert - Link
  • Groovy key to nanotubes in 2D - Link
    - Rice University
  • Artificial Intelligence and Family Medicine: Better Together - Link
  • ‘Deceptively Simple’ Process Could Boost Plastics Recycling - Link
    - University of Houston
  • Voyager 2 space probe to spend 11 months in silence - Link
  • NASA moon rocket is over budget, behind schedule, audit says - Link
  • Report: Space startups receive record investment in 2019 - Link
  • Houston company signs SpaceX contract to fly private astronauts - Link
    - The Houston Chronicle's Andrea Lienfelder / Techburger Blog's Dwight Silverman
  • When Corporate Execs Advise Startups - Shockware Innovation’s Gordon Daugherty - Link
  • 7 Steps To A Diverse Interview Slate - Distinguished Search’s Somer Hackley - Link
  • 4 Tricks for Self-Funding Your Business - Inc. Magazine - Link
  • The Top 250 Companies in Texas - Inc. Magazine - Link
  • Unicorn advocate on K Street: Softbank's lobbyist - Roll Call - Link
  • PepsiCo FritoLay Names Winners of the WomanMade Funding Challenge - Alice - Link
  • New Enterprise Associates raises $3.6 billion for latest venture capital fund - Pensions & Investments - Link
  • This husband-wife duo's startup helps companies automate their workflows - Link
  • LifeLock Founder Robert Maynard Rises From the Ashes — to Crash and Burn Again - Phoenix New Times Ray Stern - Link
  • It’s Going to be More Important than Ever to Support Local Businesses - Alisa Sleep - Link
  • He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them - NYTimes’ Jack Nicas - Link
  • Support Your Local Businesses by Buying Gift Cards to Use After the Coronavirus Outbreak - Lifehacker’s Emily Price - Link
  • Cancel Everything - The Atlantics Yascha Mounk - Link
  • A Comprehensive List of Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak - CMX’s David Spinks - Link
  • Advice for Companies With Less Than 1 Year of Runway - YCombinator’s Dalton Caldwell - Link
  • Co-Work Startup The Wing Saw Its Worth Shrink in WeWork Deal - Bloomberg - Link
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  • Pecan Street and CIC develop a strategic framework for grid modernization initiatives - Paul Watson - Link
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Expect all in-person events to cancel or go virtual for at least the next two weeks

Hatch Pitch Digital Summit 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Think Big, Start Small -- Proven Strategies to Grow Your Revenue
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Common Desk - Downtown Dallas
2001 Ross Avenue #700 Dallas, TX 75201

How to Form a Micro VC Fund Workshop at Mercury Fund
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Mercury Fund
3737 Buffalo Speedway #Suite 1750 Houston, TX 77098
Virtual Austin Online
Wednesday, March 18TH

Startup Weekend Fort Worth Spring 2020
Friday, March 27 - 29, 2020 6:30 pm
UTA Startup Lounge
505 W. Nedderman Drive Arlington, TX 76019

Houston Cyber Summit
Tuesday, April 28 & Wednesday, April 29, 2020
George R. Brown Convention Center
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