If you see a need for something, then why not just figure out how to fill it? Lauren Cunningham did just that when she created Austin’s co-working space, The Commune. There’s a twist, though. It’s specifically designed and outfitted for local creatives and artists.[Read more…]
The perfect pair of shoes will complete practically every outfit. Austin business RUMEE offers beautiful embroidered shoes that will take you from day to night. But there’s more to this company than what meets the pavement.[Read more…]
As a blog that loves all-things local, one of our greatest joys is seeing our favorite local businesses grow. Kong Screen Printing is dear to our hearts, so when I realized it would soon be celebrating eight years, I jumped at the excuse to see what the team has been up to.[Read more…]
Austin is a bustling place with plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs. It also happens to be populated with strong, smart women who accept nothing less than the best for their families and loved ones. These are women who want to use their gifts to nourish the people around them.[Read more…]
Forget Fortnite, ban Battlefront, and let go of League of Legends. For those of us who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, competitive multiplayer was Battle Mode in Mario Kart or slappers in Goldeneye. Decades removed from classics like Mario, Sonic, and Duck Hunt, those who yearn for the simpler days of gaming may feel like fossils.
Never fear, brave gamer. With Austin’s rich history of video games, it’s no wonder the retro scene is well-represented. Enter Game Over Videogames, purveyors and supporters of the games of yesteryear for well over a decade.
Whether you cut your teeth on the Atari 2600 or played the mess out of an NES, Game Over is a nostalgia overload of epic proportions.[Read more…]
As we enter our hottest season, the words “plumber” or “air conditioning problems” may induce a mild panic. But here in Austin, the panic may turn to a chuckle as we remember the ever-constant Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning commercials featuring the company’s owners, Brad and Sarah Casebier.[Read more…]
As you may already know, Austin is a huge hub for foodies. With increased support for the local movement, as well as a growing preference for small-batch and handcrafted products, many local brands have skyrocketed in popularity.
The following is a list of companies that are Austin-born and Austin-loved. Even better, they’re all available in area grocery stores. Even the most voracious localvore may find one or two surprising new products here![Read more…]
More Austinites than ever before (and visitors, too) are seeking Austin Deep’s particular brand of massage. Find out why you should be paying attention.[Read more…]
Six years ago, two recent college grads moved to Austin to launch a company out of a decaying office. Their wild idea: build a mobile-first app that can get virtually anything delivered to you with just a few taps.
Five years and $38 million dollars in funding later, the founding duo of Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty have built Favor to nearly 100 employees (in addition to thousands of contract runners). In addition, they transitioned the company to an executive team, which ultimately led to an acquisition by grocery giant HEB. An exit that exceeded their wildest dreams.
Much of the service-based app economy based out of Silicon Valley can be distilled to an Uber-for-x service, a variation of the now ubiquitous ride-hailing app that fuels our on-demand culture. Favor took the on-demand food delivery idea that was dominated by desktop-based interfaces, and moved it forward by focusing on a mobile experience and directly engaging with local businesses to get them signed up.
Maurais and Doherty are poised to do the same thing for real estate as they did for local restaurants by creating Sunroom, an app-based rental experience focused on getting ever-increasing numbers of Austinites to their next home faster and easier than ever before.[Read more…]
Austin is a wonderful boiling pot of techies, film directors, musicians, fashionistas, and foodies and Austinites represented that mix well at SXSW 2019. Here are the best SXSW panels of 2019 featuring locals who touched on all things business, food, fashion, and tech in our capital city.