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  • This Week at Capital Factory | Guide to jobs, meetups, events & top headlines on startups in Austin, TX

    August 10, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    Follow @CFStartupNews, @CFStartupJobs, @CFStartupsEvents for up-to-date live Tweets. Capital Factory jobs, meetups, events & top headlines on startups in Austin, TX.     Events August 11 - Co-Founders Wanted! Presented by The TechMap | @TheTechMap If you are new to this group and have a project in mind, or have already started a startup and need a co-founder, engineers, etc, – looking for… read more

  • This Week at Capital Factory | 7/21/14

    July 22, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    This week at Capital Factory 7/21/14 | A Comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events. Follow @CFStartupNews, @CFStartupJobs, @CFStartupsEvents for up-to-date live Tweets.   Events   Last Minute Tips for The 2015 SXSW PanelPicker  Tuesday 7/22- Got a great speaking idea for the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival? Get your idea into the SXSW PanelPicker! The deadline for entering your idea… read more

  • Welcome Chris Gillan! | Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    June 9, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great Mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are… read more

  • Welcome John Eitel! | Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    June 9, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great Mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are… read more

  • Absolute Versus Relative Sales Commission Plans

    May 18, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    (Contributed by Gordon Daugherty, Capital Factory Director) Compensating a sales team is a tricky and sensitive endeavor that requires a lot of advanced planning.  I previously wrote about my 5 Golden Rules of Sales Compensation.  But even if you follow those rules you’ll need to decide about the underlying structure of the sales commission plan.  And… read more

  • Thank you Google for Entrepreneurs for selecting Austin as the next Google Tech Hub!

    May 11, 2014 by Joshua Baer

    Last week, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced that Capital Factory and Austin have been selected as the next Google Tech Hub in North America. Other cities include Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Durham, Minneapolis, London, Nashville, Tel Aviv and Waterloo. Google for Entrepreneurs is an umbrella organization within Google that manages all of the ways they interact… read more

  • Welcome Rich Warwick! | Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    May 10, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great Mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are… read more

  • Welcome Jeff Dachis! | Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    May 9, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are responsive to… read more

  • Welcome Mike Dodd! Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    April 28, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are responsive… read more

  • Convertible Note Basics

    April 26, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    (Contributed by Gordon Daugherty, Capital Factory Director) This post isn’t intended to get into every detail of convertible note mechanics. But I get enough questions about when to use them and what the basic components are that I thought a basic primer was in order.  For those interested in the seed-stage SAFE investment instrument made available… read more