Category Archive for "Austin"

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Another Austin Tech Awakening

The Austin Tech community has been awakened by a year of setbacks in tech policy, according to the American Genius:Enter 2016, the year that the tech sector loudly lamented what they felt was a local government that worked against innovation,

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No Heroes Here

I love this post by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures:  “Understanding VCs“.  He was reacting to a tweet by Joe Fernandez: “too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture” – Joe FernandezAnd

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BP3 in the Austin Small Business Essentials Event

Salesforce hosted a small business essentials event in Austin recently, and our very own Ted Irani represented BP3 on the panel.  It was great to see a couple friends on that panel – Clint Smith of CareerPlug (a great recruiting

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Top 50 Private Companies in Austin

Ranked by Revenue, the ABJ recently covered the top 50 private companies in Austin.  It’s a pretty interesting list – with Dell topping it at $58 Billion in revenue… And you can learn a bit about Austin’s economy by looking

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Growth vs. Excellence

Generally speaking people believe that there is a tension between growth and excellence.  It makes a certain intuitive sense – the number of people that are top 10% doesn’t change very much over time, for example.  In business, this often

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Proud of our 2016 Interns!

Our 2016 Intern program was fantastic. We had a bigger crew this year and they flexed their muscle to advance our Brazos Portal product and to explore some interesting ideas of their own. And they look great in cowboy boots.Our

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Nine Years and Counting

Today marks my 9th anniversary of full-time work at BP3.  I can’t believe it is 9 years, it has happened so fast.  We went from coffee conversations to a 100+ person organization worldwide in what seems like a blink of

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6 Years in the Austin Fast 50 List: 2016 ABJ Fast 50 Announced

Every year the Austin Business Journal covers the Fast-50:  fifty of the fastest growing private companies in Austin.  Over the last 8-9 years, Austin has also been the strongest economy within which those fast companies are thriving. We’re proud to announce

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Raise Your Hand

One of the banes of time and materials consulting is over-running estimates.  Many consulting companies win business by bidding low and then running change orders or cost overruns to extract more dollars out of the project for the originally agreed

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BPMCAMP: Our Cup Runneth Over

We had a pretty special week in Austin last week. We hosted our global team and select customers for BPMCAMP. And I couldn’t be happier with the final product.  It just gets better every year.By way of background, this is

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Visualizing Process, BP3 Style

[Note from Scott Francis: At BP3 we’re always thinking about how to create more value for our customers via process-thinking.  More recently we’ve been applying some great insights with visualization, data science, and user experience design.  The intersection of these

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Austin is a Great place to Grow a Business

I just saw an article in the Austin Business Journal – apparently CNBC has named Austin the #1 city for startups:Owing to its entrepreneurial bent, the quality of its labor pool and its booming population, Austin has been ranked by

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Paper Time Sheets?

The City of Austin is a wonderful place, but apparently the City government is keeping track of time sheets on paper.  For the last 17 years. AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City government’s 17-year-old, paper-based time keeping system has drawn the ire

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Funding in Austin, and Our Experience

Much has been made of the funding climate in Austin over the last 6 months or more.  Further, much as been made of Austin’s City Council’s relationship with high tech, given its policies regarding TNCs (ride hailing) and STRs (Short

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Culture: SaaS Companies and the Stall

Jason Lemkin’s post about SaaS companies stalling out at $20M s a good read. In it, he uses a fictional company that is growing 14% a month on a $5M base of annual recurring revenue to make a point about

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Speaking of Culture: Boots

Culture is partly about tradition.  At BP3 we have a few intern traditions that I really love.  We try to keep the interns guessing but if they read the archives on the blog, or talk to friends, they’ll know about

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Culture: Unlimited Vacation

A recent article in the Austin American-Statesman touts the “unlimited vacation” benefits that some Austin tech companies provide.  BP3 happens to be one of those companies, though we weren’t covered in the article.“Indeed is one of a number of Austin

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BP3 News Roundup

Obviously we’re pretty excited to get great coverage from local and other media outlets on our recent funding.  It’s always fun to take time to share your good news with others, and see them take an interest.  Other sources included:Built

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A Big Day for our Team

For nine years we’ve run BP3 for our team and our customers, funded only by the fruits of our own labor and the profits of our own enterprise.  Bootstrapping a business is incredibly rewarding. It presents constraints that challenge you

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Austin American-Statesman: Austin-based business software maker collects millions for expansion

It’s an honor to be covered in our home-town paper, the Austin American-Statesman, with respect to our news about raising money to invest in growing our business. Lori Hawkins, who has covered the tech sector for the Statesman so well

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For Release: With $10 million investment, BP3 Global catches the third wave of enterprise software disruption

For Release: With $10 million investment, BP3 Global catches the third wave of enterprise software disruptionAustin, Texas – BP3 Global, the leading provider of business process and decision management (BPM) software and services, has taken a $10-million investment from Nashville,

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Flying from Austin to Frankfurt

I predict more business between Austin and Germany if early signs for the new direct flight Condor is running between Austin and Frankfurt are any indications.  Several friends have already bought tickets, and Condor is reporting locally their intention to

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Austin has its Groove: Two Interesting Perspectives on Austin Tech

Over the last 24 hours I read two perspectives on Austin that almost perfectly capture the zeitgeist of what’s going on here. First, there’s this piece about Austin being in the top 5 cities for tech talent, as ranked by CBRE,

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Best BBQ in America

Well, this is a topic that never really gets old.  The best barbecue spots in America. Or in Austin.  But let’s get real – Austin has become ground zero for BBQ in America. BBQ appeals to us because it is

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We’re committed to the UK, and we’re committed to Europe

In the Austin American-Statesman on July 1st, Lori Hawkins and Lilly Rockwell ask “What’s next for Austin tech companies after Brexit?“It’s a fair question to ask – because Austin and London tech companies have been forging closer ties for years

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Taking Wellness Seriously

Wellshift’s blog just had a nice call-out to the Austin best places to work who take wellness seriously:Austin Business Journal has announced it’s list of The Best Places to Work in 2016. These winners were picked due to their innovative

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FOR RELEASE: BP3 NAMED SECOND BEST PLACE TO WORK IN AUSTIN

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process and decision management (BPM) software and services has been named second in the Best Places to Work in the Medium Companies category by Austin Business Journal.Final rankings were revealed at the 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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