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Elon Musk's Boring Company Lands Largest Investment Deal in Austin History - Link

- Austin Inno's Brent Wistrom

Elon Musk's The Boring Company announced April 20 it has raised $675 million series C investment that gives the tunneling startup a nearly $5.7 billion valuation.”

Wake Up! CPG Meetup


Austin-area CPG brands, retailers, service providers, and local enthusiasts are welcome to join us for a lively discussion about the CPG scene and helping each other grow our businesses and community. We are especially welcoming to new startups and companies just landing in Austin.

Wake Up! is a casual meetup for people interested in the Austin Consumer Packaged Goods Community. This event is hosted by Marc Nathan with generous sponsorship from the startup-focused law firm Egan Nelson ( and the Silicon Hills Lawyer blog (
ake Up! ATX CPG Community coffee meetup
Thursday, April 28th 8:30am – 10:30am
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
121 Pickle Rd Ste 111, Austin, Texas 78704 
  • The Austin Venture Association: An Investment in Austin's Community - Link
    - foundingAUSTIN
  • You can pay with your palm at this Whole Foods location in Austin - Link
    - KVUE
  • Scoop: Grocery supply startup eyes $10M valuation - Link
    - Axios’ Megan Hernbroth
  • Austin Has Three 'Moody' Venues. Here's How to Tell the Difference. - Link
    - Austin Monthly Magazine
  • Pingboard Achieves Profitability and Appoints New Leadership - Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • Super Regions: The Austin Metro with Laura Huffman, President and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce - Link
    - Austin Next Podcast
  • City wins digital billboard battle at Supreme Court - Link
  • Austin postpones vote on pilot program to provide basic income to struggling families - Link
  • Families could get $1,000 a month as part of Austin’s first guaranteed income program - Link
  • Minority chambers begin work on collective economic equity plan - Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Exclusive: With new five-year deal, COTA chairman says Formula 1 is far from 'F1 and done' - Link
  • The Austin area's largest venture investment to date goes to The Boring Company - Link
  • US Supreme Court rules Austin can keep billboard restrictions - Link
  • T-60 days: Circuit of the Americas to break ground soon on luxury trackside 'car condos' - Link
  • Favor hiring chief taco officer to travel across Texas eating tacos - Link
  • Tesla reports more than $3B in profit in early 2022 - Link
  • 'Vast majority' of passengers at Austin airport go mask-free - Link
  • Matthew McConaughey breaks into song at Moody Center ribbon-cutting ceremony - Link
  • 'Boomtown Austin' or 'City of Love'? Austin ranks No. 1 city for dating in the U.S. - Link
  • First look: $338 million Moody Center prepares to open its doors - Link
  • Round Rock to gain Sabey data center following $1M incentives deal - Link
    - Austonia
  • Built In Austin's 4 Featured Companies for April - Link
  •  Property Appraisal Startup Ownwell Moves HQ to Austin - Link
  • Behind COTA's five-year F1 deal from Bobby Epstein - Link
  • Austinites Can Now Pay With Their Palm at Whole Foods - Link
  • In the Wake of His Wife's Death, Adtech Founder Finds New Energy in Austin - Link
  • Trace Gained $47M, Diligent Robotics Got $30M, and More Austin Tech News - Link
  • Looking to Transition Your Customer Success Skills Into Tech? Follow This Advice. - Link
  • London Fintech Wise Plans to Hire 100 at New Austin Office - Link
  • Iris Telehealth Raises $40M to Help Hospitals Tackle Mental-Health Crisis - Link
  • With $47M in New Funding, Trace Makes a Play for the Youth Sports Market - Link
    - Built in Austin
  • The Beatles lied, love is not ALL you need: You also need boundaries - Link
    - The American Genius
  • April 2022: This Month in TVL - Link
  • Mars May Have Less Water Than Previously Estimated - Link
  • UT Pharmacy Earns Highest Residency Match Rate in Texas - Link
  • Multi-Purpose Moody Center Opens - Link
  • Buckman Center Will Allow Students to Design Engaging, Immersive Experiences in New Lab Space - Link
  • Construction of Graduate Student Housing Begins in East Campus - Link
  • Texas Institute for Electronics Would Help Restore U.S. Chipmaking Leadership - Link
    - University of Texas
  • American Campus Communities agrees to $12.8B buyout - Link
  • There's a new kind of farmer in Central Texas: Grover the robot - Link
  • Journal Profile: How Eugene Lin balances innovation, authenticity as entrepreneur and noodle connoisseur - Link
  • Designing an innovation district for the city of Austin - Link
  • Business spotlight: Truist Bank - Link
  • How DEN is creating a legacy beyond real estate - Link
  • Wages rising fast in Austin — but not fast enough for many - Link
  • Lockhart attracting companies making stuff from motorcycles to smokers: Updates on 3 projects on horizon - Link
  • Tesla charges California's labor agency overstepped authority, didn't follow due process with discrimination suit - Link
  • Austin unemployment rate hits pandemic low; Labor issues persist in restaurants - Link
  • Whole Foods stores in Austin to get Amazon's palm-paying tech - Link
  • Why Mainsail Partners, fresh off raising $915M, is focusing as much on Austin as San Francisco - Link
  • Moody Center breakdown: Sizing up a huge addition to Austin - Link
  • Moody Center will make Austin can't-miss destination for big concerts, C3 exec says - Link
  • $375M Moody Center levels up Austin's music, sports scenes - Link
  • The Boring Company is generating excitement in, near Austin - Link
  • First National Bank of Bastrop getting new CEO - Link
  • Details, renderings released after massive data center project approved for Round Rock - Link
  • Buc-ee's gearing up to expand original full-fledged travel center in Caldwell County - Link
  • Startup funding down in US — but not in Austin - Link
  • Austin once again getting limelight for unaffordable homes - Link
    - Austin Business Journal & Austin Inno's Brent Wistrom
  • Austin Community College celebrates opening of new building at Highland Campus - Link
  • You can use your palm to pay at Austin-area Whole Foods stores - Link
  • Austin-based American Campus being sold for $13 billion - Link
  • Austin can expect a tech jobs boom over next five years - Link
  • Beverage company moving HQ from California to Austin area - Link
  • Texans can save on emergency supplies during weekend's sales tax holiday - Link
  • Record first-quarter sales deliver strong earnings for Austin-based Tesla - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

  • With DeLorean moving to San Antonio, here are other companies that moved to Texas - Link
  • Bexar County follows San Antonio, gives DeLorean $500k tax deal - Link
  • Elon Musk's The Boring Company raises $675M investment in Pflugerville move - Link
  • Small businesses team up to bring weekly vendor market to San Antonio's Westside - Link
  • San Antonio-based H-E-B handing out 250,000 reusable bags on Earth Day - Link
  • ex-NFL player brings plant-based supplements to H-E-B's shelves - Link
  • Buc-ee's building 'much larger' store next to current Luling spot - Link
  • Buc-ee's sells land for Florida store, plans to build 2nd South Carolina shop - Link
  • San Antonio's military lifestyle brand Grunt Style opens North Texas store - Link
  • H-E-B hosts job fair Wednesday morning for warehouse positions - Link
  • H-E-B named one of the most successful grocery stores in the country - Link
  • San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg opposes Elon Musk's proposed underground Tesla tunnel - Link
  • Tesla plans $6.5M repair center on San Antonio's Northwest Side - Link
    - San Antonio Express-News
  • ‘What you don’t get in classrooms’: Cybersecurity contest pits students against ransomware ‘attackers’ - Link
  • Greenest home in SA? Couple showcases low impact lifestyle with hopes of inspiring others - Link
  • With groundbreaking, Weston Urban sets out to change San Antonio skyline again - Link
  • SAISD, city partner to expand internet access to thousands of students - Link
  • Port San Antonio offers peek of its $70M innovation and gaming center - Link
  • San Antonio already benefits from underground tunnels. We should build more. - Link
    - San Antonio Report
  • Suit accuses San Antonio's USAA of charging excessive insurance premiums during pandemic - Link
  • Delivery service Favor looking for Texan to earn $10,000 in a month to be its chief taco officer - Link
  • High-Dollar Ride: San Antonio has reason to be skeptical about Elon Musk's proposed hyperloop - Link
  • San Antonio-based tech company says it can speed up homeowners' ability to protest property taxes - Link
  • App that connects homeowners with lawn care services launches in San Antonio - Link
    - San Antonio Current
  • Executive Profile: How this third-generation CEO is driving his family's restaurant supply company forward - Link
  • Manufacturing trade association president and CEO announces his retirement - Link
  • Student entrepreneurs win thousands in funding at UTSA pitch competition - Link
  • How the Alamo City stacks up against other high-growth tech markets - Link
  • Weston Urban breaks ground on San Antonio multifamily high-rise - Link
  • Whataburger names food industry HR veteran as new executive - Link
  • New study ranks San Antonio No. 1 in Texas for solar power - Link
  • Presenting the winners of SABJ's 2022 Family-owned Businesses Awards - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Dallas-based JSX jets beam up to SpaceX's Starlink for inflight Wi-Fi - Link
  • New H-E-B brand of green products will benefit Texas Parks & Wildlife - Link
  • Texas university granted $1.7 million to keep coastal waters clean - Link
    - Culture Map Dallas
  • The Future of Work - Link
  • Cybersecurity Startup HacWare Will Expand with $2.3 Million Capital Raise - Link
  • Get to Know TRUE BRVND, the Dallas Cowboys’ Favorite Streetwear and Hat Brand - Link
  • Cookbook Star Yotam Ottolenghi, Who Visits Dallas This May, Tells Us How to Open New Worlds of Flavor - Link
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Names First Chief Growth Officer - Link
  • 10 Minutes with Nicole Kwon - Link
  • Meet the Dallas 500: James Springfield - Link
  • DFW Healthcare Brief: UT Southwestern Ranked as Top Primary Care and Research School and Healthgrades Latest Safety Rankings - Link
  • How One Dallas Company Is Turning the Great Resignation Into the Great Resolution - Link
  • How Bonton Farms Inspired an Austin Tech Company to Move Its Headquarters to Dallas - Link
  • Our New Dining Critic Is Ready to Dish on the Dallas Food Scene - Link
    - D Magazine
  • DI People: Trinity Groves, Trammell Crow, Buff City Soap, Artisan Design Group, Nanoscope, and More Make Leadership Moves - Link
  • Dallas-Based ClubCorp, Largest Owner of Golf and Country Clubs in the U.S. as well as BigShots Golf, Rebrands as Invited - Link
  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Leads to a $641M Investment to Reduce Texas Pollution and Traffic - Link
  • Construction Begins in Fort Worth on the America’s First Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Facility - Link
  • UTD Team Develops Rapid Virus Test That’s ‘150 Times More Accurate’—and They’ve Launched a Company to Commercialize It - Link
  • Fort Worth Founder Aims to Help People Tackle Debt Through Content Creation - Link
  • Dallas-based ‘Fintech for Fintechs’ Teams Up With Zogo to Take On Financial Literacy - Link
  • Dallas Founder Raises $2.3M to Protect Companies From Their Biggest Cybersecurity Threat: Their Own Employees - Link
  • Amping Up: Fort Worth Battery and EV Charger Company Acquired by New York PE Firm - Link
  • Dallas-based Reveles Launches Platform to Eliminate Research Barriers and Expand Clinical Trial Access - Link
  • Frisco’s EverAg Makes C-Suite Move to Advance Farm-to-Fork Transformation of Food Supply Chains - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of March 22 - Link
  • Dallas Real Estate Brokerage Plans to Add 1,000 Agents—and It’s Paying to Get Them Licensed - Link
  • Dallas Construction Giant Is Bringing AI to the Jobsite to See What the Crane Hook Sees - Link
  • Dallas-Based Recreational Realty Secures $300M Credit Facility to Grow Its U.S. Footprint - Link
  • JLL Managing Director is Optimistic on the Future of Dallas as a ‘Top Contender’ for Corporate Relocations - Link
  • Hillwood and Ericsson Routes Partner on ‘Connectivity Predictions’ at the MIZ - Link
  • Dallas-Based Daltile Releases First-Ever Trend Report for 2022 Interior Design - Link
  • Eosera Graduates from TechFW, CEO Joins Its Board - Link
  • Frisco Startup Lands First U.S. Authorization for COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test - Link
  • Follow the Money: D.R. Horton Acquires Public Water Resources Firm, Critical Start Raises $215M, Fort Worth Biotech VC Raises New Funds, and More - Link
  • Australian Startup’s CEO Moves to Dallas to Lead Eight Global Offices - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • “How could you not be attracted to a magnet factory?” MP Materials breaks ground on new plant in AllianceTexas - Link
  • Form D Friday: Dallas multifamily office raises $72 million - Link
  • Dallas-based Stream Realty announces joint development of clean energy projects across US - Link
  • Study shows pantry's piece of food security puzzle in Dallas County - Link
  • Parking software and payments firm TEZ Technology appoints new CEO - Link
  • Dallas-based manufacturing efficiency company Eyelit names new CEO - Link
  • 'Match’ set: Dallas dating app company gets favorable court ruling over brand name - Link
  • Enterprise Bank taps DFW banking veteran to pilot Texas growth - Link
  • Here’s the DIRTT: Another headquarters plants its seed in North Texas - Link
  • American Campus Communities in Austin to be bought by Blackstone - Link
  • In an unprecedented industrial market, here's how users are adapting - Link
  • Local wealth manager plans to acquire spate of Texas firms following purchase of Capital Ideas - Link
  • Blaze of glory: Send in your nominations for NTX Inno's 2022 Fire Awards - Link
  • PODCAST: McCuistion talks biggest changes in governance in his career - Link
  • Neglecting cybersecurity can cost your business dearly - Link
  • As salary offers soar, here's how much wages are rising in North Texas - Link
  • Buc-ee's gearing up to expand in Central Texas - Link
  • AT&T slips in patent rankings as exec says numbers can fluctuate, isn’t concerning - Link
  • 'It's starting to get real': North Texas landing more delivery drones as industry takes off - Link
  • Exclusive: Trive Capital closes two funds for nearly $2 billion - Link
  • Exclusive: Corporate HQ assemblage in DFW opens opportunities in post-Brexit U.K., trade minister says - Link
  • Analyst: Dave & Buster's $835 million acquisition of Main Event will be 'good for both businesses' - Link
  • This test sniffs out COVID just using your breath, and a Frisco firm got FDA approval to use it - Link
  • State Bank of Texas is moving HQ, transitioning generations, but still wants to lend to Indian hoteliers - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal & NXT Inno
  • Meet Meredith Wheeler - Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sesh Coworking - Link
    - Shoutout HTX
  • Texas delivery company carts out new job opportunity — chief taco officer - Link
  • Houston has all the ingredients to be a major hub for hydrogen innovation, mayor says - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • Houston experts talk tech and the city's future as an innovation hub - Link
  • Popular esports tournament powers up at NRG Stadium with a historic twist - Link
  • Houston innovators: Tips for turning your product idea into a reality - Link
  • Major international energy conference announces low-carbon activation - Link
  • Exclusive: Houston startup names new CEO to lead industrial growth - Link
  • Houston innovator: 'The climate has already changed' — here's the impact indoor farming can make - Link
  • Houston researchers are developing smaller scaled imaging machines - Link
  • Historic mission from Houston space tech company plans for splashdown - Link
  • University of Houston: First steps toward faculty entrepreneurship - Link
  • How Greentown Houston accelerated the local energy transition in its inaugural year - Link
  • Houston construction business launches analytics tool to product building outcomes - Link
  • Inaugural panel discussion dives deep into emerging tech partnerships - Link
  • 4 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap's Natalie Harms / Culture Map Houston
  • The Texas Medical Center Continues to Drive Life Science Developments in Houston and Beyond - Link
  • TMC Clinical Research Training - Link
  • Houston’s Rapidly Growing Healthtech Startups Sourcing Executive Talent From Healthcare and Beyond - Link
  • Biodesign Founders Gain Momentum as First-Year Executives - Link
  • Focus on the Process, Not Just the Pitch: Five Ideas for Healthcare and Life Science Startups Looking to Improve their Investor Engagement Strategies - Link
  • More Than Just Tech: How Houston’s Smart Hospitals Are Embracing Tech Innovations That Improve the Human Experience - Link
  • Early Stage to the Cure: Emerging Biotech Leaders Accelerate Their Way to New Cancer Solutions - Link
  • Taking Your Career in a New Direction: Is the Risk Worth the Reward? - Link
  • TMC Health Tech Accelerator Bootcamp – November 2021 - Link
  • 3 Diligence Considerations for Healthcare Investors - Link
    - Texas Medical Center
  • Lithium’s narrow paths limit batteries - Link
  • Energy leaders to discuss Houston’s advantages, future in transition to sustainability - Link
  • Rice lab improves recipe for valuable chemical - Link
  • The National Science Foundation has awarded 38 Graduate Research Fellowships to Rice University students - Link
  • Rice Trains Postdocs for Nano-Cancer Future - Link
  • Student startups awarded more than $75,000 at 2022 Napier Rice Launch Challenge - Link
  • Stroke analysis project wins Spring D2K Showcase - Link
  • Breadboard wins Engineering Design Showcase - Link
  • Senate bill would give much-needed boost to Americans’ retirement savings, says Baker Institute expert - Link
  • Electric vehicle supply chains owned mostly by China jeopardize US energy transition, says Baker Institute report - Link
    - Rice University
  • Engineering graduate programs named most improved - Link
  • High gas prices are not just due to price gouging - Link
  • Media is influential, not above criticism - Link
  • Spirit of Houston defines the core of UH’s character - Link
  • Parting ways: Outgoing editorial board members say goodbye to The Cougar - Link
    - University of Houston
  • Texas oil and gas jobs increase in March as oil prices surge, TIPRO reports - Link
  • Broad Reach Power buys battery systems for storage projects near Houston, West Texas - Link
  • Stream Realty forms partnership to develop clean energy projects across US - Link
  • Academy Sports & Outdoors' HQ and distribution center sold for $190M - Link
  • CEO: Life sciences logistics firm eyes future growth in Houston, Central Texas markets - Link
  • Battery-maker Microvast shakes up leadership team with new CFO, president - Link
  • Keep your business on track with a midyear budget checkup - Link
  • 5 things to know today, including lots of loosened mask rules - Link
  • JPMorgan Chase grants millions to local nonprofits focused on housing affordability - Link
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center receives $10M for collaborative research - Link
  • Cryoport, Cryogene growing Houston presence with new supply chain, logistics facility - Link
  • Buc-ee's gearing up to expand in Central Texas - Link
  • Fertilizer co. OCI considers nearly $5B Beaumont expansion with renewable fuels - Link
  • Restaurants face yet another challenge: rising food costs - Link
    - Houston Business Journal

  • Greentown Labs hopes to build on first year successes - Link
  • How Next Level Urgent Care started from a $1K ER visit - Link
  • Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners dump fossil fuels for TX wind farm - Link
  • Upcoming Houston job fair promises 1K open positions - Link
  • SpaceX is 'our largest private employer,' Brownsville mayor says - Link
  • NASA will attempt to fully open Lucy's solar array before visiting the Trojan asteroids - Link
  • Kamala Harris promises U.S. won't destroy satellites in space - Link
  • NASA’s mega moon rocket fails key test 3 times, a possibly troubling sign for its launch timeline - Link
    - Houston Chronicle
  • The Impossible Product Manager, a.k.a. the "Great" Product Manager – A Smart Bear’s Jason Cohen - Link
  • VCs And Board Seats — A Good Idea, Or Not? – Kirk Coburn - Link
  • The Energy Transition: Now is the Time - Christy Cardenas - Link
  • Chief - How a Powerful Executive 'Should' Speak on Email, According to a Feminist Linguist - Link
  • Fort Bliss' New Barracks Will Be the Largest 3D-Printed Building in the Western Hemisphere - - Link
  • Don't Network. Participate in a community. - Jay B Sauceda - Link
  • Creator Fund to back early-stage university deeptech startups - Sifted - Link
  • AWS Startup Loft - AWS Impact Accelerator: Black Founders - Link
  • The Journey From Adversity to Prosperity - Doing More Today - Link
  • Umaro’s $3m seed round for seaweed hints at a “blue” future for alt-protein - Link
  • San Antonio's high-tech venue to host Smart Cities Summit - Link
  • AngelList raises $44 million from 10% of its customer base – Fortune - Link
  • Flexport Is Silicon Valley’s Solution To The Supply Chain Mess—Why Do Insiders Hope It Sinks? - Link
  • Intuition - Part 1/4: How does a Post-SAFE convert? - Link
  • Commentary: Why this Seattle startup had to mess with Texas over healthcare - GeekWire - Link
  • How to Make Money Online - NextAdvisor with TIME - Link
  • Closing The Loop Is The Future Of Business - Link
  • Four Reasons Why Virtual Goods Make Us Happy - Link
  • Gas-to-Bitcoin Mining Firm Crusoe Energy Systems Raises $505 Million – Mining Bitcoin News - Link
International Accelerator Startup Showcase 3
Tuesday, April 26th 10:30 AM

Texas Smart Cities Summit 2022
Wednesday, April 27-29
Tech Port Center & Arena
San Antonio, TX
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2022 Energy Venture Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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May 9-10, 2022
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3000 Pegasus Park Dr Dallas, TX 75247
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