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Bryan Keplesky

Bryan Keplesky runs his own creative studio in Austin, Texas, working in design, branding, art direction and writing.

21 Recent Stories

You Know You're a SXSW Attendee When...

You Know You're a SXSW Attendee When...

Attendees at this Austin conference aren't like any other.
March 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
How to Survive South By Southwest

How to Survive South By Southwest

A veteran attendee shares his tips on making the most of this tech and networking festival.
March 3, 2014 in The 'Treps
5 Startup Naming Rules From SXSW

5 Startup Naming Rules From SXSW

When naming a business, don't fall into the trap of making it so incomprehensible that your brand is lost. Consider these steps to find the best name for your business.
March 13, 2013 in Naming Your Business
Indiegogo's Slava Rubin on the Myths of Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo's Slava Rubin on the Myths of Entrepreneurship

The Indiegogo co-founder says anyone can be an entrepreneur and no project is too small. And, yes, it's entirely possible that one day your mom might understand what you're doing.
March 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

The founders of popular image-hosting service imgur on what it takes to launch a tech startup without seeking outside investors.
March 10, 2013 in Financing
Inside the 'Insane' Life of Entrepreneur Elon Musk

Inside the 'Insane' Life of Entrepreneur Elon Musk

At SXSW, the tech visionary provides a pulse check on the three companies he recently helped start.
March 10, 2013 in Innovation
MakerBot's Bre Pettis on the Next Industrial Revolution

MakerBot's Bre Pettis on the Next Industrial Revolution

The 3-D printing visionary kicks off the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. His advice to entrepreneurs with a dream: 'Believe that it's possible.'
March 9, 2013 in Radicals & Visionaries
Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful

Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful

Though the popular site may appear to be an overnight success, Pinterest's co-founder describes the company's early trials and offers some advice to other entrepreneurs.
March 14, 2012 in Success Stories
Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable

Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable

Like many companies, Pandora doesn't just want to make a buck. The company also aims to turn being a musician into a middle-class job.
March 14, 2012 in Business Ideas
Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup

A new book from the author of 'The Art of Nonconformity' asks: What if today was your last day of working for someone other than yourself? He spoke at SXSW.
March 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem

Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem

Here are the key factors for building an entrepreneurship community in your town.
March 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

The future of entrepreneurship is bright, but there are roadblocks. At SXSW, Steve Case explains the potential and the perils.
March 12, 2012 in Business Ideas
Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

People are starting to realize that startups are not merely small versions of large corporations. And that's exciting, Steve Blank says.
March 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
Reid Hoffman, Permanent Beta and the Startup of You

Reid Hoffman, Permanent Beta and the Startup of You

Reid Hoffman and co-author Ben Casnocha talked about their ideas about entrepreneurship at the SXSW Festival in Austin. Even if you never start a company, they say, you're still the entrepreneur of yo
March 11, 2012 in Lifestyle
How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story

How to Find the 'Goosebumps' Moment in Your Startup Story

At this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin entrepreneur Lyn Graft gives tips on how to get investors and customers excited about your new business.
March 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
Your Eyes and Ears on the Ground: SXSW Interactive

Your Eyes and Ears on the Ground: SXSW Interactive

Don't miss out on knowing about 'The Next Big Thing' first. Over the next five days, we'll fill you in on all the mayhem that is SXSW Interactive.
March 9, 2012 in Business Ideas
Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive may be over, but the lessons learned will carry on -- at least, until next year.
March 17, 2011 in Starting a Business
At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

At SXSW, Chief Shoe Giver Extols Social Entrepreneurship

Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, explains why starting up a social venture is a good business strategy.
March 17, 2011 in Starting a Business
At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

At SXSW, A Startup for Startups

For small businesses, landing funding has rarely been more difficult. Here's how one company is aiming to make it easier.
March 15, 2011 in Financing
Creating a Startup at 60 MPH

Creating a Startup at 60 MPH

Think starting a business is hard? Try doing it on a bus in 48 hours.
March 14, 2011 in Technology
Here Come the Gatecrashers

Here Come the Gatecrashers

The international Interactive, Film and Music Festival called South By Southwest begins today. And it's all about you.
March 11, 2011 in Technology

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