1/26 Speaker Summary: Austin Business Journal Editor Colin Pope

January 20, 2015

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What ABJ Offers
1. Hard news, business leads
2. Chance to get to know decision makers better through profiles, Q&A, person-focused and actionable business intelligence
3. Teach you how business gets done (how a company hired executive team, how pitched venture capitalists)
Digital First Organization
1. Weekly paper every Friday
2. Website
Start ups and small businesses are backbone of the economy
When money moves, something is going to happen
SEC- same day they report to the government
4-5 funding stories/week
3.7% unemployment in Tx
Hot job market
Look at funding stories, read between the lines
LinkedIn and old-fashioned networking
3 emails/day 11:00, tech, 3:00
20,000+ subscribers
Austin Am Statesman- 2 or 3 biz stories/day
ABJ- 23/day
3. Events
Face to Face
Straight from the Top
October- Fast 50 Event- companies that have grown the most in revenue over the past 3 years; plans for coming year; hiring in which areas
Best Places to Work Austin- 65 winners, surveys answered by employees
4. Book of Lists
Lists significant players in significant businesses
Q&A time
Coverage area from Temple, Waco south to San Marcos and surrounding areas
New governor- incentive programs will remain
No slow downs in any sector
Not enough housing – 96% of apartments are full
Circuit of the Americas- struggling to make money
No danger of too many hotels downtown
Dense urban centers – need 2nd and 3rd after downtown (Domain)
Becoming a global city  1. traffic and 2. housing affordability will never get easier than it is now
brainstorming about transportation solutions- no bad ideas


Colin Pope, Austin Business Journal (ABJ) Editor, will be speaking about how to use ABJ for networking, recent news and the job market forecast for Austin.

Colin’s career at ABJ began in 1998 after working for daily newspapers, specializing in local government coverage. With the exception of a couple of “sabbaticals” (Strategic Partnerships and NetSpend) he worked his way to the top of an outstanding newsroom specializing in breaking business intelligence/hard news that allows C-suite executives and entrepreneurs to thrive.


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