Category Archive for "Austin"

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Austin’s Best Places to Work in 2016: BP3 Places #2 on the List!

Our team at BP3 has once again voted us to the top of the list for places to work in Austin.  75 companies participated in 4 categories.  We finished #2 this year in the our category (50-249 employees), just behind

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Best Burgers in Austin

Thrillist occasionally produces great content about Austin, and a series of “bests” in Austin has really done well with it.    Recently they posted a list of the 25 burgers to eat before you die (no comment as to whether

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Indeed, Austin, Trilogy

A nice profile of Chris Hyams showed up in the Sunday Times (UK). The occasion was a visit to Indeed’s Dublin offices.Though not a household name, Indeed is the world’s most-used jobs site, with 180m unique visitors a month from

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BP3 and Student Loan Genius

Plansponsor.com has published a profile of BP3 and our Student Loan Repayment benefits.  It’s great coverage of the benefit that we provide to our employees via another Austin startup, Student Loan Genius. From the article:SOLUTION: Two years ago, Francis heard about

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Contributing back to the Community

We spend a fair amount of time giving back to the BPM community by sharing our best practices.  But we also like to give back when it comes to our experiences and know-how in other areas. Two recent posts on

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Austin Coffee Startup: Houndstooth

As noted previously in this space, I’m a fan of Austin startups – even when they’re not tech startups.  Houndstooth has been serving up some of the best cups of Coffee in Austin since they opened the first location six

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Austin Tech Downtown

Nice article in the Statesman’s new 512tech feature on the wave of tech companies locating downtown.Google is part of a wave of tech firms that are choosing downtown offices for their Austin operations. In Austin’s competitive tech sector — there

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Interesting view into Venture Capital in Austin

LiveOak Ventures’ Venu Shamapant’s blog post is a good reminder that Venture Capital firms have to raise money themselves.  And the process sure sounds a lot like what entrepreneurs go through to raise funds.  In particular Venu shares the challenges

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Nine Years

BP3 was formed 9 years ago in May.  We’ve come a long way since then.  In 2008, we attended Lombardi’s “Driven” BPM conference in Austin, with our first two additional partners in crime, Flournoy Henry and Greg Harley:(Note: pre-sweater vest!

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Best Place for Recent Graduates?

Last week’s theme for BP3 was international expansion – into Holland and Denmark.  This week the theme is great places to work.  BP3 is again in the Austin list of best places to work. We’re also on a new national list

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Austin’s Best Places to Work: We’re on the List

The Austin Business Journal has published their 2016 list of best places to work in Austin, and BP3 is once again on the list – 75 companies across a number of categories based on size. As with most of these

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Proud Moment for our Team

It’s a proud moment for our team to announce our incorporation in Holland today.  Better yet that we were able to share the news with our customers and partners in Holland this week with our team on the ground.  As

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Great Coverage of an Austin Entrepreneur: Mellie Price

I saved this article back in March so that I could come back to it – great coverage and interview of Mellie Price, an Austin-based entrepreneur.About life as an entrepreneur?“A lot of people get attracted to the I-want-to-work-for-myself syndrome,” she

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Austin: #1 for Small Business

The Austin Business Journal just published a story based on research by the American City Business Journals across 106 cities.  Each of the 16 factors are objective measurements of the economy that affect the climate for small businesses.So how did

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Doubling down on Decision Management

There are rare opportunities to combine forces with another company that really embodies everything your company stands for.  In Teknovare, we have found such a company, and earlier today we publicly announced our acquisition.  Teknovare has in many ways been

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Coding and Typing

In the Austin American-Statesman over the weekend was an article covering the efforts of Austin’s K-12 schools to produce students with coding skills.I’m a fan of teaching coding sooner.  I think of it as a language skill, along with English,

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A Day in the Life at the Capital Factory

Christopher Calnan of the ABJ spent a day inside the Capital Factory and his reporting on it has been published as of Friday:Several accelerators and co-working spaces were operating in Austin well before the Capital Factory launched seven years ago

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Great Place to Work comes to Austin in 2016

I just saw a save-the-date post for the Great Place to Work 2016 Small & Medium Business Conference coming to Austin October 10-11th later this year.Given how many Austin companies were featured on the last couple of lists they put

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Investing in People

There’s a nice article on Bloomberg, primarily about Student Loan Genius, a local Austin startup that promotes different ways companies can support paying down student loans.  At BP3, when we discovered Student Loan Genius we knew we had discovered a

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You Don’t have to Dare to be Legendary to Learn from this Advice

I love Mike Maples’ thoughts on startups. Whether it is the Thunderlizard thesis or the Legendary startup, he is challenging startups everywhere to think bigger.  And yet, you don’t have to try to be Google to benefit from his advice,

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Transportation and Investment… and Startups

It seems appropriate to post this on a day when I’m en route to Europe to meet with colleagues and customers in Europe. Interesting read on Fred Wilson’s blog on the distribution of Venture Capital.  From the included graphic you can

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Innovation and Regulation at #SXSW

I attended a few inspirational sessions at SXSW this year, and I want to share some of what I heard and learned.In one particularly interesting session, four Austinites spoke about “Innovation vs. Regulation” at the Austin Chamber of Commerce offices.

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Austin Tech Through the Eyes of its Fathers #SXSW

Three legends of Austin’s Tech Economy came to SXSW Interactive this year to hold forth on how Austin became Silicon Hills, and to talk about the future of tech in Austin.  It has become a popular pastime in Austin to

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Want to win the Recruiting War? #SXSW Panel Shared Great Insights

Greg Barr, Managing Editor at the Austin Business Journal, attended our panel, “Can Austin Take Top Talent from Silicon Valley”, and wrote a great piece on it in the ABJ.  Our panelists included Kristen Clemmer – head of recruiting at

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#SXSW Sessions that Caught my Eye amid the Nerdpocalypse

As many of you may know, Austin is preparing for SXSW, and first up: SXSW-interactive on Friday.  With the conference comes more than 20,000 attendees and a similar number of “non-badged” attendees in Austin to meet investors and clients and

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Inquiry Based Learning in Austin, at Magellan International School

From time to time I’ll post an article on Medium on a more personal topic, but I’ll try to share links here for the ones that our readers might relate to.  Recently I posted over on Medium about my volunteering,

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City of Eternal Boom

Texas Monthly has a way with words.  If you’re on your way to SXSW for the first or third time, and you’re trying to get a better sense of what makes Austin tick, or what has made it tick over

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Austin: Home of the Breakfast Taco

Austin might be the live music capital of the world. But it is also the home of the breakfast taco.  Austin Eater recently published a great article on this staple of the Austin diet.Taco makers and food experts alike concur

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Quartz: Tech Workers Heading to Austin

A recent Quartz article making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook claims that a growing number of engineers and tech workers are leaving Silicon Valley for New York, Austin, Seattle, and other places. Indeed.com found that the share of searches from

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Best Donuts in Austin

Now this is “Best” list I can get excited about: Austin’s best donut shops.  Of course, like almost any other delicious unhealthy food, Austin has quite a few good donut shops:Voodoo DonutLittle Lucy’sRound Rock DonutsGourdoughs (these barely still qualify as

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The Stretch Dreamliner for the Win

Just flew to London last week – on the way out it was on an older 777 plane (it feels weird to describe the triple-seven as an older plane, but there you go).  On the way back, the plane was

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Austin: 4 Million More?

Apparently the Austin airport is near capacity and plans to expand are underway, to begin this year!Jason Zielinski, senior public information specialist for the city of Austin Aviation Department, said a $350 million expansion project is scheduled to break ground

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This post on Tex Mex is Making me Homesick

So Austin Monthly has put together the ultimate guide to TexMex in Austin, Texas.  Sign me up.Austinites know it’s not unusual to fill your day with Tex-Mex eats. From breakfast tacos in the a.m. to margaritas and enchiladas in the

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Nice Coverage in the ABJ for Austin Startups with Great Culture

The Austin Business Journal covered the recent recognition of 3 Austin Technology companies by Fortune Magazine:AcademicWorks, Square Root and BP3 Global Inc. share a spot on Austin’s tech scene as small, nimble companies developing software to solve clients’ management and

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Press Releases

Alexander Muse says your startup should never issue press releases.  He gives some great reasons why you shouldn’t.Press releases rarely get written about by journalists.  Because they are rarely even *read* by journalists. Massively successful startups apparently never issued a press

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For Release: BP3 Named Fourth Best Small Technology Company to Work For!

BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process and decision software and services has been named one of the 2016 Best Small Workplaces in Technology, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine.BP3

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Austin and Startup Funding in the News

Two articles recently covered Austin startup funding.First there’s a report on venture funding from the Austin American-Statesman, which claims a 20% increase in 2015:“A total of 99 Austin-area deals received $740 million last year, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers

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US Economy Humming

In any economy, there are bright spots and rough spots. But the latest jobs numbers are encouraging – 292,000 hires in December on top of healthy numbers for the previous few months:In its monthly jobs report Friday, the Labor Department

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Raising Money in Austin

There are two common themes regarding Austin and startups over the last 5+ years:Austin is a great place to start a companyYou can’t raise money in AustinIt seems like these two themes would be mutually exclusive, but they’re not.  They

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2015: Year in Review

It’s feels like a bit of a broken record to say that 2015 was a good year for BPM and BP3 – but a good year it was.  BPM continues to penetrate the corporate landscape, and continues to generate ROI

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Shrink to Grow, or Focus on Cost of Sales?

Interesting article from John Gannon, covering a talk by Joe Liemandt, CEO of Trilogy. The conference was dedicated to low-touch sales models, and featured Joe as someone who could share his experiences in converting companies to this approach.First John catches

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Small Businesses vs. Startups

Love this article. Key passage:“If you do want to grow, you’ll have a much better chance of doing it from a position of power with a successful, profitable smaller company. When you already have an established product and cash-flow, you’re

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Thank you to Julie Huls and ATC

In the last six years Austin has been through an evolution – some might say a transformation.  All through that time, our unemployment rate has tracked a full point less than Texas, and two points less than the US average. 

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ABJ: Fast-growing software maker expands Austin HQ again

The Austin Business Journal just ran another article covering BP3:BP3 Global Inc., a maker of business process management software, is increasing the size of its headquarters by 50 percent.The Austin company is expanding it’s Plaza 7000 office on North MoPac

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Texas BBQ

This.When people say “Texas-style,” they mean “Central Texas-style”Another article on the beautify of Texas-style BBQ, which seems to have claimed the BBQ crown in recent years.They say everything’s bigger in Texas and barbecue is no exception. Barbecue tradition runs deep

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For Release: BP3 Global and Wythe Solutions Announce Resale Partnership

For Release: BP3 Global and Wythe Solutions Announce Resale PartnershipBP3 Global, worldwide leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software and services, announced today a partnership with Wythe Solutions, an IBM Advanced Business Partner.AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 16, 2015BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com),

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Take Aways from ABJ Tech Titans

One more post from the Tech Titans event write-up in the ABJ, just on my personal takeaways.First, there’s a great bench of talent in Austin.  There are many great technologists who weren’t nominated and are deserving of recognition, more so

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Revisiting the Effect of the Dot-Com Bust on Austin

What a great retrospective the Austin Business Journal has published on the dot-com bust in Austin, back in 2000-2001. The after-affects were felt through 2004. For those who doubt how hot it was: Unemployment was 2.1% in Austin – it is currently

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Sushi in Austin

In a list of the 21 best sushi restaurants in America, would you expect to see Austin? Maybe.  Maybe not.How about two Austin restaurants listed at #1?  Because that’s what just happened. Uchi and Uchiko coming in at #1 on the

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Picking the right platform and partner: WordPress and WP Engine

Back in 2008 when I started blogging for BP3, I chose WordPress as the platform. At the time I believe its market share was single digits in terms of running websites, and we only used it for the blog portion

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