Category Archive for "Austin"

Amazon, Meet San Marcos

So San Marcos just landed a big warehouse from Amazon.  This will help diversify the local economy which is pretty dependent on Texas State San Marcos, and on the huge set of outlet malls. “Amazon’s corporate leadership has accepted an

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Bob Golladay, IBM, and BP3

To open day 2 of BPMCAMP, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bob Golladay, the IBM Smarter Process Leader for Europe.   We wanted to bring Bob to our event for two reasons:  first, because Bob has been instrumental in

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BPMCAMP Sessions: BPM Trends Kickoff

Our CEO, Lance Gibbs, kicked off BPMCAMP with his insights into BPM trends based on the last year’s worth of conversations with customers, prospects, and partners. “intelligent BPM” is impacting customer experience, but isn’t reaching mainstream capability yet. Inhibitors are

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BP3 in the ABJ: Best Places to Work Profile

The Austin Business Journal has been running daily articles on the Best Places to Work in Austin, and last week it was BP3’s turn, most of the text below: Describe your company’s workplace: Our culture isn’t about the ping pong

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Oh the Places You’ll Go

We started BP3 in 2007, and bootstrapped it from just the two of us, to a team, to a company.  We used to quote Blues Brothers on a regular basis, “putting the band back together”…. because we felt like we

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BPMCAMP Early Returns

  [UPDATE: interested in BPMCAMP 2016?  The sign-up for information is here! ] I’ll have more to post about BPMCAMP as pictures and videos come in, and as I have time to synthesize.  But I’ll just say that it was

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The Value of Being There

In a day and age full of the virtual, perhaps we place a little more value on the personal, and the real. Virtual is better than letters, or email, but it isn’t better than a handshake or a hug, and

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Filtering and Recruiting

Jocelyn Goldfein once again weighs in on recruiting, with another great post on Medium: “Read Resumes Backward“.  As a Trilogy alum, you can see that recruiting and quality of people is forefront in her mind – and yet she’s open

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BPMCAMP Topics

BPMCAMP is coming in just two weeks to the Four Seasons in Austin.  And as the content has come together I’m excited to be a fly on the wall in some of these sessions: Redefining the COE given what we’ve

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BPMCAMP 2015 In 3 weeks

It’s hard to believe BPMCAMP 2015 is only a few weeks away.  The content sessions are shaping up to be truly awesome. This is the conference we want to run for our own team, and we invite customers to join

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OTB 2015

 We recently threw our fourth OTB conference for Trilogy Alumni right here in Austin, Texas.  It was another fantastic event, leveraging the value of a great entrepreneurial network. I’ve become a big believer in the value a conference can add

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Wie geht’s, Frankfurt!

A new direct flight from Austin to Frankfurt is launching in 2016.  It looks like a seasonal route to begin with, just making two round trips per week, but it is a start. I’ll be curious to see how well

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OTB2015 and the Power of a Network

This post isn’t about BPM, or BP3.  But it is about Austin, startups, and networks.    We’re hosting the 4th OTB unconference in Austin this weekend.  We’re building value in a conference of former colleagues who used to work together, mostly

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More Please

Austin is really driven by UT talent and energy.  Sometimes the residents and beneficiaries of Austin and UT give back.  Silicon Hills reports that Qualcomm is donating $1M for a new UT Engineering Center. Now, I know enough about these

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Unfair Advantages and Recruiting

Back in March, on the SXSW-interactive panel that I participated in, one of the things we talked about was how we recruited top college graduates to Austin back in the ’90’s. It would be easy now to assume that Austin

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Austin’s Best Places to Work 2015: BP3 in the Top 8

Well, BP3 did all right in the Austin awards for Best Places to Work in 2015.  95% of the local work force has to respond to the survey to even be considered, and 70 companies were recognized across four categories.

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For Release: BP3 Named One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

BP3 Global, an innovative BPM software and services provider, named eighth in the Best Places to Work in the Small Business category by the Austin Business Journal. (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 BP3 Global is pleased to announce that it placed

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Tech gets all the Press, but Lifestyle Leads the Way

Austin’s tech and startup economies are getting all the press lately. But it is the lifestyle and festivals of Austin that are also key to bringing the growth to Austin. After all, it is the festivals that put heads in

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Payrolls, Wages Up. Austin Especially.

So much for that slowdown. First, auto sales are running at a 17million+ annual clip for May. “Sales of cars and light trucks at an annualized rate reached 17.71 million in May, the strongest level since 2005.” Next, the jobs

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Founders Grid: Austin Startups You Must Know About

Nice post from Founders Grid giving a shout out to 50 (Fifty!) startups in Austin that you should know about. Austin is rising as a magnificent hub for tech startups. Not only is Austin host of SXSW Interactive Festival, but

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Human Resources in the Era of Age Stereotypes

Last week I was honored to be invited to participate in a panel discussion at the AHRMA Workforce Readiness Day 2015 conference.  Especially honored because I am not, technically, an HR professional. Before our panel began, I listened to a

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Austin, Meet London

British Airways is selling out their direct flight between Austin and London.  I’ve flown it a few times already and love it. Apparently I’m not the only one. And now: news that British Airways is going to start flying the

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Austin Jobs Improve Again

Well, the good news keeps rolling in for Austin.  Despite blowing away the growth numbers of every other large-ish city in the United States, Austin also continues to fully employ its population – including newcomers. Meanwhile, the most recently reported

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BP3: Austin’s Best Places to Work 2015

Last year we made the list of Austin’s Best Places to Work for the first time. Of course, we’ve always been one of the best places to work in our hearts but the competition for these awards is tight! 2015

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Trilogy Alumni = Recruiting

Interesting article on LinkedIn by Mark Cunningham, a well-known recruiter here in Austin, Texas.  Mark waxed prolific about several of his favorite software execs (and presumably customers) in his post: Chad Walters Matt Howitt Samy Aboel-Nil Rad Favaron Phil Gilbert

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Stories from College Recruiting: T-shirts

We’ve had some great interns and college hires at BP3.  One of the things that has made it fun for us is the reaction interns have when we re-connect.  Hugs at job fairs, dinners out, and truly investing in their

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Texas Competes

Talent acquisition is a key topic in Austin and in tech. We hear it all the time. What can you do to get more talent faster? How can you compete with other companies? How can we compete in Silicon Hills

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Another Sign that Austin Keeps Getting Better: Ramen

The fact that someone saw the need to put together a list of “top” Ramen places in Austin is, in and of itself, a breakthrough. The more shocking thing is that they missed two: Musashino – a sushi bar near

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Bob Metcalfe, Internet hero, on Austin Startups

Loved this SiliconHills article on Bob Metcalfe and his goals for Austin.   Right down to the picture of him holding forth in a UT classroom, presumably, where he is mentoring University of Texas undergrads and professors on the art of

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Congrats to WP Engine

Nice to see the local investment climate in Austin is going strong.  Spredfast raised more money, and so have several other companies, and today comes the announcement that WP Engine has raised $23M to invest in growth: We now serve

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Capital Factory, Austin, and Ireland at #SXSW

An interesting trend at SXSW interactive over the last few years has been the increasing presence of delegations from other countries.  It starts with their spaces on the Expo floor- increasingly large, welcoming, and showing off startups from home right

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The Trilogy Alumni Effect Recap: Slides and More #sxsw

Sunday morning I and three of my favorite Trilogy Alumni gave a panel discussion on the Killer Network – Trilogy Alumni and their affect on Austin and startups.  If you want to rate our session, use the SXSW Go application,

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SXSW Sessions

Without much ado, I’ve starred all the sessions that jumped out at me.  You’ll notice that in most time slots I can’t possibly be in 3 or 10 places at once. SXSW is the only conference I know where you

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A Weird Article about Keeping Austin Weird

This article from the BBC is a strange one.  It is generally positive but it oddly gets certain things exactly right (boots are perfectly good business meeting attire) and other things oddly wrong (no one goes to bastrop for the

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The Trilogy Effect at #SXSWi

It’s been 3 years since Lori Hawkins wrote about the Trilogy Effect in the Austin American-Statesman.  She and anyone else with an SXSW interactive badge will have another opportunity to look behind the curtain of the Trilogy recruiting and networking

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Have a Taco, Be Happy

CultureMap posted a great take on Forbes’ list of unhappiest places to work–  Austin comes in at number 5! CultureMap says: Wait, what? What about our reputation as a top city for job seekers? And the fact that we’re a

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Austin: BBQ Ground Zero.

I might have possibly mentioned this before, but Austin is ground zero for BBQ.  And now there’s a new article to just confirm what I already knew to be true (confirmation bias anyone?). Oh sure, the article has shout-outs to

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BPMCAMP: In about Six Months…

The best practitioner event in BPM is in six months: BPMCAMP 2015 in Austin. Two years ago, we decided to run our internal all-hands meeting like a mini-conference. Last year, we invited a few customers down to Austin to join

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Leveling Up

Start from the Premise: You want a Promotion I read everything Jocelyn Goldfein posts because her writing is so good, so clear.  After reading her post “How to ask for a Promotion” on Medium, I’ve been thinking about writing on

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Austin’s Good Year: 2014

Built in Austin has an annual report out on Austin startups. It has some great stats: $993M in funding, 123% increase. 1115 companies founded 31 exits $437M+ from exists! The article gives great props to Capital Factory, Bootstrap, Brett Hurt,

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The 30th Angelou Economics Forum

Since 2009 I’ve been attending the Angelou Economics Forum at the Austin Convention Center.  For 30 years, Angelou Economics has been providing the best insights into the Austin economy and its place in the overall economy of Texas and the

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5 Percent

Well.  5 percent growth in GDP is the best we’ve seen in a decade. Bolstered by robust spending among consumers and businesses alike, economic output rose at an annual rate of 5 percent during the summer months, the Commerce Department

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14 Best New Coffee Shops

Thrillist is out with a list of the 14 best new coffee shops.  Well, they did themselves a favor by saying “New” because otherwise they’d have a monumental task to sort out the “best” in the US. I haven’t been

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FounderDating: Trilogy the #2 Most Entrepreneurial Network

No, not talking about alumni of universities.  We’re once again talking about the alumni of companies, and FounderDating’s take on who is most entrepreneurial (last published 13 months ago).  Last year, Trilogy’s alumni network ranked 3rd.  This year, second. And

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Austin Startup Scene and the Trilogy Effect

This is such a cool resource about Austin startups that I had to share.  Openview Partners has published a quick guide to the Austin startup scene.  And it is just a great way to get a quick grasp of what’s

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Tacos in Austin?

Bon Appétit has named the 10 best tacos in Austin.  By which, they realistically are talking about the 10 best tacos, period. I love the article and the layout and the explanation.  A few corrections (in my humble opinion) to

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WP Engine, Local Austin Startup Goes Big

Recently saw this news in the AustinStartup blog, about our hosting company, WP Engine.  In just about any business, these numbers are exceptionally good: [T]he company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130

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Austin: Top 5 High-Tech Market

ABJ reports that the Jones Lang LaSalle High-technology Office Outlook lists Austin in the top 5 for high-tech markets. The report U.S. metropolitan areas based on high-tech growth, high-tech wage growth, high-tech services concentration, share of U.S. venture capital funding,

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Austin-London Connection: New Nerd Bird?

The Austin Business Journal has a great article about the increasing business ties between Austin and Britain – but specifically London – thanks to the new direct flight service on British Airways.  Having just made this trip, I can attest

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Austin Fast 50

We are happy to report that we have appeared for the fourth time in the Austin Fast 50 list this year – #23 on the list.  The competition was, as always, steep.  Once again the list is full of a

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