Author Archives: David Neff

The University of Texas Co-op adds a New CEO

Some of you might know I’m on several great nonprofit boards here in Austin, TX. One of those is the University of Texas C0-op. As an outside director for the Co-op I’ve enjoyed learning the retail business from a nonprofit perspective inside and out. I’ve also learned that the University Co-op has been in business for 120 years, and is ...

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Want to be a part of the Civic X Accelerator? Now’s the time.

I’m excited to share that our friend at the Civic X Accelerator (where I mentor) are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Spring 2016 Civic Accelerator program – a 10-week national startup boot camp and investment fund to support the most promising civic ventures in the country. Here’s the question they are asking: How might we accelerate technology adoption & financial ...

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What do you need for Christmas? An intrapreneur.

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There is danger ahead for many of you. The bigger you are the harder it is to innovate. Or so says many critics. And we tend to agree. Sometimes. Those giants of industry do start to move slowly. However the truth is this: Large or small, for-profit or nonprofit, an organization that invests in intrapreneurs—and gives them what they need ...

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How to solve for Homelessness in Austin. Innovation at it’s Best.

We recently got this message from the new Mayor of Austin, TX, Steve Adler. Instead of building new shelters or home, why not use what we already have? A great, innovative solution to helping with affordable housing in Austin. What do you think? How is your city handling this issue? ============================ With less than a month until Veterans Day, I ...

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