Archives for August 2013

IU Presents the Small Business Development Series

If you are a small business owner, entrepreneur or freelancer you have probably found yourself overwhelmed by the multitude and variety of skills required to run a business in today’s highly competitive marketplace. From budgeting time and money to knowing how and when to advertise, the demands on your finite resume of skills and abilities never seem to let up. Just when you think you have a little breathing room, you realize there is some other facet of owning a small business that you have been neglecting.

You are not alone. At the Innovation Underground we have made it our mission to help passionate individuals maneuver through the often-confusing journey to success. We do this by complementing the skills and resources already available to our clients– essentially we fill the gaps. After opening our doors two years ago, two things have become quite obvious. First, small business is thriving in the Brazos Valley and these businesses need more resources. Second, many of the needs these small businesses experience are commonly shared.

These two observations have led the Innovation Underground to launch the Small Business Development Series. Each installation of the series will touch on topics that are relevant to success in business today. Each installment will not only be delivered by leading experts, but also serve as a networking opportunity for the innovators in our region.

The Small Business Development Series kicks off September 17th and will address the importance of social media in business today. Please join us as we bolster and encourage the community of innovators located here in the Bryan/College Station area.

Register before September 1st to receive a $50 discount.


Office of the Governor releases 2013 Texas Business Incubator Directory

Recently Innovation Underground received some honorable recognition. It seems the Office of the Governor has deemed Innovation Underground’s operation worthy of being included in their yearly directory, titled “Texas Business Incubators Directory.” Innovation Underground is one of only three business incubators in Bryan-College Station and we are honored to be mentioned alongside other organizations who share our passion for entrepreneurship!

Our profile, as well as many others can be seen in the 2012 edition of the directory found here! Thank you to all who have made our continued growth and success possible! We love being able to guide and support entrepreneurs as they lay the foundations of their businesses.

IU Welcomes Guide Buddy

Remember the last time you planned a vacation? Wasn’t it a hassle going through all those forums and guide books? Ever wondered how you could get access to all the unique knowledge about what to do and where to go in a new place without all the trouble? Our friends at Guide Buddy wondered that very thing.

Guide Buddy founders, Saurav, Mani and Cesar, met over the course of the 3 Day Startup entrepreneurship event held at Texas A&M University. They spent two sleepless nights coding and drinking red bull, brainstorming about an online platform that would connect travelers with locals around the world. Being lovers of travel themselves, they were all too familiar with the fear, frustration and complication that goes hand-in-hand with visiting new destinations.

Saurav and Mani spreading the word about Guide Buddy in Austin, TX

We became acquainted with the Guide Buddy team at the same Startup competition, and after watching them slave away for days, and learning about Guide Buddy’s vision for creating an international community for travelers, we wanted to make sure that this great project became a reality. We are excited to welcome Guide Buddy as the newest member of the Innovation Underground and are looking forward to supporting this rapidly growing platform.

Want to get involved? Within just 2 weeks of launching the alpha version, the website has Buddies available in Washington DC, San Francisco, College Station, Austin, New York and even New Delhi, India! Join the global network today by becoming a Buddy or booking a Buddy to show you around on your next adventure.

Happy Traveling!