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1930s-Era Regulations for the Internet Spell Disaster for our Economy

Technology has been a formidable force in the Texas economy. In the past, tech entrepreneurs didn’t pay much attention to public policy and were quick to state their focus on building their businesses. The federal government, under a wise bipartisan approach, had made the correct decision to allow Texas’s innovators to do just that, without […]






October 21, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Issues, Uncategorized

TEP’s Chelsea McCullough featured in the Austin American-Statesman

This special to the Austin American-Statesman was published on October 18, 2014. Technology has been a formidable force in the Texas economy. In the past, tech entrepreneurs didn’t pay much attention to public policy and were quick to state their focus on building their businesses. The federal government, under a wise bipartisan approach, had made […]






October 20, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Issues, TEP In The News, Uncategorized

MedTech & The Future of Care

Texans for Economic Progress, in partnership with Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, hosted a sold-out event titled “MedTech & The Future of Care” in Austin on July 29. The Medical Center is an incredible economic opportunity for the region and seeks to usher in a new era of MedTech innovation.  TEP Executive Director, Chelsea McCullough, opened the event […]






August 5, 2014 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Issues, MedTech, TEP Focus

Talking with TEP: GroupRaise

      Tech entrepreneurs are on the front lines of innovation and job creation.  What better way to find out what’s happening in tech in Texas than to hear it straight from our state’s top entrepreneurs? TEP Executive Director, Chelsea McCullough talks with GroupRaise Founder, Devin Baptiste at Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, where the team […]






June 5, 2013 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, TEP Focus

Video captures the emotion of life’s first moments

Mothers Day 2013 may have passed but one San Antonio-based company is finding a way to celebrate Moms and their newborns every single day of the year.  BIOVIDEO Productions produces movies of a baby’s first day of life. Filming, editing and production is completed generally less than 48 hours after the baby is born so […]






May 22, 2013 in Blog, Economic Progress, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, TEP Focus

Talking with TEP: Featuring Jon Weisblatt, Founder & CEO of UpgradeUSA

Tech entrepreneurs are on the front lines of innovation and job creation.  What better way to find out what’s happening in tech in Texas than to hear it straight from our state’s top entrepreneurs? TEP Executive Director, Chelsea McCullough talks with Jon Weisblatt, Founder & CEO of UpgradeUSA.   UpgradeUSA puts technology in the hands […]






May 6, 2013 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, TEP Focus

Texas Issues

Promoting Investment in Communications Infrastructure Promoting investment in communications infrastructure is a sure-fire way to keep Texas competitive and make consumers happy.  And we know access to high-speed Internet connections grows jobs.  House Bill 1133 by Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton) and Senate Bill 1330 by Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) would encourage investment in communications […]






April 16, 2013 in Blog, Economic Progress, Innovation

Life on the Big Screen (without delay)

TEP recently hit the road to visit our tech friends in Dallas and Fort Worth. What an impressive bunch of passionate people. From the strong and steady business incubator at Tech Forth Worth to the super cool accelerator at Tech Wildcatters, the entrepreneur ecosystem is alive and well. We will keep you in the loop […]






April 15, 2013 in Innovation, TEP Focus

TEP heads to SXSW-Interactive: A Perspective on 2013 vs 2012

Attendance at this year’s SXSW-Interactive jumped a whopping 25 percent – and shattered last year’s record gathering – as more than 30,000 tech fans descended upon Austin, Texas to attend SXSW-Interactive. Thousands of people are writing about their experiences at this must-attend tech event, from pointed interviews on Tech Crunch to local perspectives at the […]






March 20, 2013 in Blog, Innovation, TEP Focus

Talking with TEP: Patient Pilot

An Interview with Grant Perry, Creator, PatientPilot The past year has been a flurry of activity around healthcare-related technologies. From the creation of digital medical records to apps that seek to revolutionize the doctor/patient relationship, Texas-based companies and healthcare providers are once again leading the nation in innovation. Grant Perry, Creator of PatientPilot talks with […]






December 5, 2012 in Blog, Innovation, MedTech