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Talking with TEP: Famigo

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 Matt McDonnell, COO of Famigo, Inc. Famigo provides a platform for families to safely discover, […]






May 30, 2014 in Blog, Education, Entrepreneurship, TEP Focus

EdTech Austin

October is Connected Educator Month and TEP proudly supports EdTech Austin, a monthly gathering to discuss new and innovative approaches to education. Technology is at the hub of this conversation. From international platforms that link students across the globe via connected classrooms to new programs that are helping develop tech entrepreneurs, this new wave of EdTech […]






October 30, 2013 in Blog, Education, TEP Focus

EdTech in Texas

By Chelsea McCullough, TEP Executive Director Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with a room full of developers and educators at EdTech Austin at Capital Factory. Big thanks to Sean Duffy and Joseph Van for organizing such a great group. It’s inspiring to see all of the activity in the education+technology space from folks like […]






July 3, 2013 in Education, TEP Focus

Renewing Gene Roddenberry’s Vision along the Borderland

We are pleased to offer the following guest post that highlights the human element of innovation and promise. It’s a chance to see firsthand the impacts that public policies have on opening doors for everyone and especially along our Texas border. What’s even better is that Star Trek: Into Darkness helps to tell the story! […]






May 20, 2013 in Blog, Economic Progress, Education, TEP Focus

Top Tech Policy Priorities

TEP has been busy rallying tech leaders across the state to reinforce the importance of being plugged into state and federal policy issues.  In that spirit, here are the top tech policies on TEP’s watch list in the upcoming year: #1 – Keeping Texas Competitive  Texas should cement its competitive stance as “the place” to […]






October 25, 2012 in Blog, Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Newsletter, VoIP

TEP on the Road

It’s been a busy two weeks for TEP starting with SXSW Eco where thousands of people came from around the world to talk about advances from tech to energy and sustainability. Later we visited the ITExpo where all of the talk was around the Cloud and IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This week we traveled to […]






October 11, 2012 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, TEP Focus

Texas’ Digital Classroom Series

From 6th grade science classes to graduate courses on artificial intelligence, technology is expanding and enhancing the ways students learn. Today’s students access an unlimited amount of information 24-hours a day from wherever they are. Apps and digital whiteboards are to classrooms of the future what pencils and books are to traditional brick and mortar […]






July 4, 2012 in Education, Infrastructure, Video

Local colleges embrace social media and Internet use

Jacksonville Daily Progress September 13, 2011 Lauren LaFleur   JACKSONVILLE — As more and more people rely on social media outlets and technology for daily life, Jacksonville’s local colleges are keeping up with the times through advances in their use of technology. Both Jacksonville College and Lon Morris College have adopted the use of Google […]






September 16, 2011 in Blog, Education, Entrepreneurship

Technology, Expertise, Access and Learning project aims to give high-speed Internet access to every Texan

In 2011, the evidence is clear: the world is moving online at a pace that exceeds even the predictions of our top Internet visionaries. As everything from schoolwork to job applications to medical reports morphs from paper to “the cloud,” digital literacy is no longer an option: it’s an essential skill for anyone hoping to […]






June 16, 2011 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure