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WP Engine to Acquire Flywheel - Link

WP Engine acquires WordPress hosting service Flywheel - Link
- BuiltinAustin
In largest deal yet, Austin's WP Engine acquires Flywheel - Link
- Austin American-Statesman / 512Tech

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by CANopener Labs

Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM CDT
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  • Santé Ventures Appoints Dennis McWilliams as VP - Link
  • Zack Pennington moves to Austin, but it’s Louisville’s gain, he says - Link
  • Genius Brands Network and Tankee On-Demand Entertainment Platform Forge Cross-Content Partnership - Link
  • Ford drives into town with new plan to ease Austin's terrible traffic - Link
  • 7-Eleven pins Austin for new service that delivers virtually anywhere - Link
    - CultureMap Austin
  • Ford launches mobility challenge to address health in East Austin - Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Funds for Phlur, Arrive Logistics, Aunt Bertha & More TX Tech News - Link
    - Xconomy
  • Planview Names Chief Customer Officer - Link
  • WP Engine Puts Focus On Corporate Social Responsibility - Link
  • WP Engine Launches New Plugin Manager - Link
  • Remedy Rounds Up $10M For House Calls - Link
  • Mouser Electronics Expands In DFW - Link
  • Phlur Finds $7M For Perfume, Beauty Products - Link
  • Baker Hughes In Artificial Intelligence Joint Venture - Link
  • Aligned Energy Names Operations SVP - Link
    - Texas Tech Pulse
  • Hypergiant Adds Bill Nye, the Science Guy, to its Advisory Board - Link
  • Austin-based Remedy Lands $10 Million in Funding from Austin-based Sante Ventures - Link
  • Austin’s PHLUR Gets $7 Million in Funding and Buys Austin-based Texas Beauty Labs - Link
  • H-E-B Opens its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin - Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • The Top Venture Capital Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions in Austin in June 2019 - Link
  • The Top Austin Tech and Startup Hires (and Departures) of June 2019 - Link
  • House Call: Austin Urgent Care and Telemedicine Startup Raises $10M - Link
  • Wayfair Employees Plan Walkout in Response to Contract with Texas Border Camp Manager - Link
  • Smells Like Money: PHLUR Raises $7M and Acquires Austin Startup - Link
  • Office Envy: Inside H-E-B’s New Digital Tech Center in East Austin - Link
    - AustinInno’s Brett Wistrom - Subscribe Here
  • Remedy raises $10M to help patients chat with doctors on demand - Link
  • WP Engine acquires WordPress hosting service Flywheel - Link
  • Committed to culture — 7 Austin tech companies share exactly what... - Link
  • Optimizely is expanding its Austin team by 20 - Link
  • Weekly refresh: Google’s new offices, fundings, and companies on the... - Link
  • Enboarder raises $8M to help companies create a better first day on... - Link
    - BuiltinAustin’s Katie Fustich & Kelly O'Halloran
  • Make it harder for Facebook to track you around the web - Link
  • Context and why it matters that AI doesn’t have a clue what it is - Link
  • PSA: Opposing viewpoints are not personal attacks - Link
    - The American Genius
  • Member Monday: Divya & Dick from Suiteness - Link
  • Member Monday: Jake Sloan from Naturally Austin - Link
    - Social Innovation Austin
  • 2020 PanelPicker opens July 1, 2019 for SXSW and SXSW EDU - Link
  • Announcing New SXSW Japan Representatives - Link
  • 2020 Art Program Applications open July 1 - Link
  • 2020 SXSW Showcasing Artist Applications Open July 1 - Link
  • Apply to the 23rd Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards - Link
  • SXSW Pitch 2020: Accepting Applications Starting July 1 - Link
  • SXSW Community Service Awards 2020: Apply Starting July 1 - Link
  • Submit Essays for David Carr Prize Starting July 1 - Link
  • Place by Design 2020: Accepting Applications Starting July 1 - Link
  • 2020 SXSW Film Festival Submissions Open July 1 - Link
  • SXSW Moments: Better Storytelling - Link
  • Preparing For PanelPicker Success! - Link
  • June 25: Pride Month Founder Stories - Link
    - SXSW’s Hugh Forrest
  • UHD can do a better job of helping freshmen build community - Link
  • Dell Med panel discusses health, social issues black community faces - Link
  • An oil-funded university is not sustainable - Link
  • Austin Strategic Mobility Plan works toward easier commute around campus for students - Link
  • UT tackles climate change, resource management with multidisciplinary approach - Link
    - The Daily Texan
  • Why Oracle's startup accelerator is going global - Link
  • Photo of the Week: A cannabusiness boom is coming - Link
  • Popular Austin sushi joint Uchi heading to Miami - Link
  • Incentives inked for jeweler James Avery's second HQ in Cedar Park - Link
  • More on Texas Monthly changing hands in Houston - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneur Of The Year Matthew Briggs - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneurs Of The Year Tiffany and Leon Chen - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneur Of The Year John Flynn - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneurs Of The Year at Sparefoot - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneur Of The Year Michael Landa - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneur Of The Year Tim League - Link
  • Advice from Entrepreneur Of The Year Rosa Santana - Link
  • 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners unveiled - Link
  • Capital Gains: ATX beats Times Square, Chicago-fying Whataburger and an expanding accelerator - Link
  • Austin startup Remedy has $10M more to make doctor house calls the norm again - Link
  • Facing foreclosure, Celis Brewery may file for bankruptcy - Link
  • SKU wants to make a mark on the Big Apple - Link
  • Tech companies merge with hundreds of high-fives, cheers and chants - Link
  • Samsung, AT&T work to turn science fiction into reality inside 5G Innovation Center - Link
  • Fragrance maker Phlur has fresh millions, a big new backer and M&A deal - Link
  • Health-tech firm raises $26M to bolster growth efforts, hire staff - Link
  • Judge tosses Picnik's lawsuit against Bento Picnic, report says - Link
  • Ford is offering $100K to fight Austin gridlock - Link
  • Another online company arrives aimed at undercutting Realtors - Link
  • M&A wrap: WP Engine, EZCorp, Mood Media open wallets - Link
  • H-E-B opens East Austin tech hub with hundreds of employees, room for tons more - Link
  • As companies flock from California to Texas, Golden State governor punches back - Link
  • Snap Kitchen's rebound now includes shipping veggie taco hash & other healthy meals by mail - Link
  • In the money June 24: More than $39M raised for diamonds, car repair & software - Link
  • Study: When adjusted for cost of living, Austin tech workers make more than San Francisco peers - Link
    - Austin Business Journal
  • Torchy’s and DoorDash celebrate new partnership with free taco delivery - Link
  • Austin's gig economy sector among fastest-growing in nation, new report shows - Link
  • Report: Apple moving Mac Pro production out of Austin - Link
  • Time's nearly up to nominate Austin's Top Workplaces - Link
  • Austin Facebook contractor loses job after protesting working conditions - Link
  • Austin medical startup Remedy lands $10 million to fund growth - Link
  • Austin fragrance maker Phlur raises $7M, acquires beauty products firm - Link
  • Texas Monthly gets new ownership, again - Link
  • H-E-B unveils Austin digital tech hub; plans for 650 workers - Link
  • In largest deal yet, Austin's WP Engine acquires Flywheel - Link
  • New program challenges public to solve Austin's traffic issues. - Link
  • Austin startup Eterneva -- which turns cremated ashes into diamonds -- raises $1.2M - Link
  • Bumble now lets matches call each other without exchanging numbers - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman / 512Tech

  • PSA: Scooter Rule Changes Take Effect Monday, San Antonio - Link
    - San Antonio Current
  • TechTonics: Brian Dillard on Making San Antonio ‘Smart,’ One Conversation at a Time - Link
  • 10 Scooter Companies Set to Vie for 3 City Contracts - Link
  • Training San Antonio’s Future Workforce - Link
    - Rivard Report
  • Lyft to seek multiyear e-scooter operator contract in San Antonio - Link
  • USAA, Rackspace executives and a local startup founder selected to national list of attorneys - Link
  • 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners unveiled - Link
  • GOOD WORKS SA: Entrepreneurial organizations join to raise the quality of mentorship in SA - Link
  • C-USA, UTSA tread new turf with NFL Network deal - Link
  • Denim Group integrates its vulnerability management with WhiteSource - Link
  • UTSA students craft weapon detection system to help stop mass shooters - Link
  • Tech worker salaries: San Antonio slips slightly in competition for tech talent (slideshow) - Link
  • SA startup launches platform for engaging user-generated marketing content - Link
  • Sam's Club launches same-day alcohol delivery in San Antonio - Link
  • Payment Data Systems changes its name - Link
  • SA biotech startup gets FDA approval for body contouring device - Link
  • CyberFortress looks fortify small businesses e-commerce - Link
  • SA biotech hits global sweet spot with Australia deal - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Entrepreneurs Share Seven Aspects Of Dallas That Have Helped Their Businesses Develop - Link
    - Forbes Dallas Business Council
  • Hypergiant Announces Board to Include Science Advisor Bill Nye, Former Astronaut Andy Allen and Retired Four Star General Lance Lord - Link
  • AI services startup Hypergiant brings on Bill Nye as an advisor - Link
    - TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington
  • Deep Ellum’s Rideshare Station Program Gets an Update - Link
  • Get Torchy’s Tacos Delivered to Your Home - Link
  • Experience Taschen, Outdoor Voices, Alto, and More Brands at Neighborhood Goods’ Summer Kickoff - Link
  • Texas Monthly Gets a New, Deep-Pocketed Owner - Link
    - D Magazine
  • Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Diverted Bonus to Private Company, Lawsuit Claims - Link
    - Dallas Observer
  • RealPage spends 2 years on AI project to help landlords sniff out high-risk renters - Link
  • $2B company that gets electronic ‘widgets’ around the globe expanding team, site in DFW - Link
  • Lowe's opts for Charlotte over Dallas for 2,000-person tech hub - Link
  • Beauty product manufacturer to move headquarters to Richardson - Link
  • A Dallas company is ‘behind the curtain,’ helping drive fintech disruption - Link
  • Do global trade missions help business in North Texas take off beyond DFW Airport? - Link
  • Samsung, AT&T team up to bring 5G solutions to manufacturing - Link
  • DCCCD receives $12M federal grant to expand apprenticeship program - Link
  • Private equity firm to purchase Del Frisco's Restaurant Group in $650M deal - Link
  • Another online company arrives aimed at undercutting Realtors in Texas - Link
  • Get to know DFW's 2019 Women in Business honorees - Link
  • Plano startup considers IPO ‘option’ for future, a potential bright spot in subdued DFW market - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • The Luminary: Innovation Enters West End in New Office Building - Link
  • 2 Dallas Nonprofits Named to Stand Together Foundation’s New Cohort - Link
  • Discovery: UTA Team Leads Fort Worth Medical Innovation District Planning, UNT Economist Tapped as Fellow - Link
  • STEM Meets Sports: Texans Can Academy Hosts Beyond The Ball - Link
  • Mouser Begins Expansion of HQ and Distribution Center to Boost Global Presence - Link
  • Mayor’s Star Council Announces Leaders and Members for 2019-20 Class - Link
  • RealPage’s New AI Screening Tech Predicts Risky Renters - Link
  • After the Pitch: Insiders Recount Dallas-Fort Worth’s Pursuit of Amazon’s HQ2 - Link
  • Follow the Money: ROBO Global Launches Healthcare ETF, Arteriors Gets ‘Significant Investment’ - Link
  • Bill Nye, Former Astronaut, Retired Four Star General Among Hypergiant’s All-Star Advisers - Link
  • ‘Vision for Life’: Richardson Startup Evergaze Chosen for National MedTech Program - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 101 Patents Granted for Week of June 18 - Link
  • Snapshot: Small-to-Medium Businesses Continue to Bolster North Texas Economy - Link
  • ‘The Future of Police Training’: SURVIVR Uses Virtual Reality to Prep Officers for the Real World - Link
  • Dallas ISD Recognizes Hyatt Regency Dallas as Outstanding Tech Industry Partner - Link
  • Dallas Startup Citadel is Lowering the Entry Barrier to AI - Link
  • DI People: Toyota North America, Meadows Foundation Make Leadership Moves - Link
  • Top it Off: Investors Pump $56M Series C Funding into Booster - Link
  • Platform Validated: Hedera Hashgraph Says ‘Thanks’ to Facebook in Full-Page Ad - Link
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Piloting Robotic Baggage Transfer System - Link
  • Fixer-Upper Solution: Ebby Halliday, Curbio Team Up for Presale Home Renovation - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Startup that brings the tire shop to you expands to Dallas area - Link
  • Texas real estate legend Herb Weitzman isn't ready to write off retail building for the internet - Link
  • Lowe's picks Charlotte after dangling potential of 2,000 new tech jobs in Dallas - Link
  • Beauty products maker Naturich Labs plans move to larger Richardson location - Link
  • Developer Hines teams up for global coworking office program - Link
  • Fort Worth's Ben E. Keith unveils $100M regional HQ, distribution center in Alabama - Link
  • New Uptown Dallas coworking office grows by more than 50% - Link
  • Dallas billionaire wants a $70 million refund for investment in failed Alliance of American Football - Link
  • Texas Monthly sells to billionaire oil and gas heiress - Link
  • Shares of Denton-based Sally Beauty slide as Amazon targets its professional salon customers - Link
  • 7-Eleven expands 7NOW app delivery service to beaches, parks, hot spots - Link
  • Snap Kitchen launches direct shipping of meals from its Fort Worth facility - Link
    - Dallas Morning News
  • Data Gumbo Hires New Chief Commercial Officer Sergio A. Tuberquia - Link
  • Meet Phaedra Cook of Houston Food Finder - Link
  • Meet Meg Grossman of Gem Events in Inner Loop - Link
    - Voyage Houston Magazine
  • Coworking Growth Elevates Shared Office Space in Houston - Link
  • How Houston small business owners can match with their next space - Link
  • Leading Houston healthcare executive named one of America's top CEOs - Link
  • Houston deemed one of the top 'Cities of the Future' in North America - Link
  • Hospitality startup adds a new luxe approach to Houston's apartment rental market - Link
  • Houston to be home to one of the world's largest rooftop gardens after downtown post office's renovations - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • Houston university creates program to fill the need for cyber engineering professionals - Link
  • University of Houston expert on how to make your side hustle worth your while - Link
  • BBVA selects two socially impactful Houston startups for accelerator program - Link
  • Houston software entrepreneur discusses company growth and the importance of remembrance during Pride Month - Link
  • Breaking down Houston's 4 new startup accelerator programs - Link
  • Houston investment platform completes a $4.5 million Series A round - Link
  • Houston billionaire energy exec buys Texas Monthly - Link
  • Rising star chef delivers new 'virtual restaurant' concept to Houston - Link
  • Houston business leader on the importance of engaging the LGBTQ community - Link
  • How Amazon's Houston fulfillment center uses AI technology and robotics to move millions of products - Link
  • Houston deemed a job-growth 'overachiever' by new report - Link
  • 3 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap / Culture Map Houston
  • Matt Brand – Houston Astros - Link
    - HighDrive Network
  • Rice Business Plan Competition winner to ring Nasdaq opening bell - Link
  • When Is Anger Persuasive, And When Is It Just Off-Putting? - Link
  • Olga Dudchenko named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 - Link
    - Rice University
  • Middle School Girls Explore the Technology of Fashion Industry - Link
  • Researchers Explain Visible Light from 2D Lead Halide Perovskites - Link
  • Researchers Report New Understanding of Thermoelectric Materials - Link
    - University of Houston
  • The Ion, Houston's future innovation hub in the former Midtown Sears, to break ground in July - Link
  • Parent of not-for-profit vision benefits co. to buy Texas-based Visionworks - Link
  • Behind The List: See how much Houston's highest-paid public CEOs earn and how that compares to their employees - Link
  • Technical college to expand Houston campus nearly 40 percent - Link
  • Deal of the Week: Texas Monthly sold from one Houston-based owner to another - Link
  • First tenants now open in new downtown Houston food hall - Link
  • Houston Airport System to break ground on spaceport project - Link
  • Exclusive: Cybersecurity firm to double office footprint in Houston to meet energy business demand - Link
  • Gallery Furniture owner 'Mattress Mack' released from hospital after stroke scare - Link
  • Another online company aimed at undercutting Realtors arrives in Texas - Link
  • Houston blockchain co. closes financing round to fund platform launch, grow headcount - Link
  • Marq*E Entertainment Center in Houston refinanced for $68M - Link
  • Gallery Furniture's 'Mattress Mack' recovering after stroke scare - Link
  • Rodeo Houston 2019 created $391M in total economic activity - Link
  • Houston billionaire, Dan Duncan heir buys Texas Monthly magazine - Link
  • Caesars Entertainment agrees to merger — but not with Fertitta's Golden Nugget - Link
  • Former Aqui chef to open multiconcept delivery restaurant in Houston - Link
  • Behind the deal: Chevron eyes further investment after Houston-area refinery acquisition - Link
  • Snap Kitchen's rebound now includes shipping veggie taco hash and other healthy meals by mail - Link
  • Comcast opens larger-scale Technology Center near Houston, employing 300 - Link
  • Behind the deal: Katz's owner adds Heights real estate to his business ventures - Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • Texas Monthly bought by Houston billionaire - Link
  • Texas veterans are looking for a few good business people - Link
  • United drops ‘Continental’ from parent company name, erasing vestige of Houston airline - Link
  • MIAT College of Technology to expand in Houston - Link
  • Bank of America gives $1M in grants to Houston nonprofits - Link
  • Nextdoor app now connecting real estate agents to homeowners - Link
    - The Houston Chronicle's Andrea Lienfelder / Techburger Blog
  • 488th Article - Link
    - McAllen Chamber of Commerce
  • Coworking Code of Conduct - Link
  • 8 Tips To Improve Your Odds When Facing An Angel Investor - Forbes Contributor - Kimberly A. Whitler - Link
  • Bill Gates on making “one of the greatest mistakes of all time” - Techcrunch’s Connie Loizos - Link
  • Who Moved My VC: State Of Hardware Funding 2019 - Dragon Innovation - Link
  • The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the US - Business Insider’s Leigh Peskin - Link
  • Startup Compensation Seed to Series B - Alexander Muse - Link
  • Working for a Startup Sucks - Alexander Muse - Link
  • How to Become a Freelancer and Travel the World - Link
  • The Insider Hospitality Secrets of Influencer Marketing - Lynan Saperstein - Link
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Persuasion with Bryan Eisenberg - Podcast
  • Marc Kramer: What Early-Stage CEOs Need From Their Angels - Michael Marzec - Link
  • The Makerspace Training, Collaboration, and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition - The Food Corridor - Link
  • Getting Multichannel Marketing Right - Kristin Naragon - Link
  • Femtech flourishing: how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good - The Guardian’s Sabrina Faramarzi - Link
  • Why Unsexy Businesses Are So Beautiful - Forbes Contributor Ron Holt - Link
  • The Death of the SaaS LTV/CAC - Michael B. Gilroy - Link
  • Help Your Team (and Yourself) Avoid Burnout this Summer - ACG CTX NextGen - Link
  • How Building a Start-Up is Like Training for a Marathon - Douglas Ferguson - Link
  • Here's How to Tell If Someone Is a Toxic Person in the First 5 Minutes - Minda Zetlin - Link
  • Here’s What Every Female Startup Founder Needs To Know About Being A Certified Woman-Owned Business - Angela Hood - Link
  • Startup idea checklist - Link
  • The Global Rise of the Rest is Powered by Oracle - Link
  • Delivery is getting competitive--and restaurants are pushing back. - Heather Haddon - Link
  • Hines Jumps Into Coworking Game - Link
  • Office Depot Opens Five New Workonomy™ Hub Coworking Spaces - Link
Tech Events Network: Austin | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio
Intro to Fundraising in Texas & Ask Me Anything WEBINAR
Capital Factory
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

Is Venture Capital Right for My Business?
by Center for Houston's Future at Station Houston
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
Station Houston
1301 Fannin St. Suite 2440 Houston, TX 77002
Capital Factory Roundtable: Storytelling as a Business Tool
by 3 Day Startup
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street Voltron Austin, TX 78701
Austin Entrepreneur Social - July
by Grace Stinnett
Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Casa de Luz Village
1701 Toomey Road Austin, TX 78704
Austin School of Furniture + Design Open House
Friday July 19th 5 - 8pm
3508 E Cesar Chavez St.

Food Incubation Summit
October 23-24, 2019
Austin, Texas
Austin Forum on Society and Technology
Robotics: Transformational Tools for Industry, Mobility & More
July 9, 2019 6:15pm
Austin Central Library
710 West Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78701

Startup Grind Austin
Austin Super Genius Whurley
Wednesday, July 10th, 6 P.M.
Capital Factory - 701 Brazos St, Suite 150 Austin, 78701

The Many Roles in Tech: Panel | Austin
by Flatiron School
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
WeWork Westview
316 W 12th St 5th Floor Austin, TX 78701

3 Day Startup's 5th Annual Global Roundup Conference
July 12 at 3 PM – Jul 14 at 3 PM
Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78701

Austin: Investor Reverse Pitch and Startup Pitch
by TEN Capital Group
Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
10900 Stonelake Blvd Suite 225 Building II Austin, TX 78759

Austin Inno State of Innovation: Insider Innovations
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701
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