Looking at some select Austin startups
As The American Genius is based in Austin, Texas, we make a habit of keeping track of inspiring startup businesses, as well as startups that are useful for other entrepreneurs. Here’s a summary of some of the coolest new businesses founded in Austin. In a city of startups, it’s to be expected that many new businesses are out to help other small businesses improve their marketing, social media engagement, and promotional materials. There are brands that will inspire you to think outside of the box, so let’s take a look at some companies that are keeping Austin weird:
Get anything delivered, stat
Favor is a smartphone app you can use to get anything delivered, from coffee to office supplies, even if the original company or service doesn’t provide delivery. It’s a personal assistant for the modern age.
Boost your social media marketing efforts
Spredfast is a startup of marketing experts specializing in social media. They provide a number of different software platforms for creating social media campaigns, connecting to customers, and analyzing your customer data.
Improve your business by educating yourself
Amazing.com is an online learning site with courses to help entrepreneurs improve their small businesses.
Decipher a Twitter user’s personality
Analyze Words uses psychological analysis of language used in Twitter posts to tell you more about the personalities of your customers, or of your business’s own Twitter account.
Up your investment game
DRAFT is an app that uses crowdsourced data to help you improve your investment game.
Others handwrite your letters for you
Want to give your customers the personal feel of a handwritten letter, but simply don’t have time? MailLift does it for you.
Check your entire site for grammatical errors
When it comes to your marketing materials, don’t rely on spellcheck to get it right. Correctica can scan your emails, PDFs, and websites for a wide range of grammatical and content errors.
Think outside of the box
Moving? The reusable, rentable Bronko Box is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to the old cardboard-and-tape arrangement.
Find inspiration in Mitscoots’ philanthropy
When you buy a pair of made-in-the-USA socks from Mitscoots, the company donates another pair to an organization that passes them on to homeless folks. Mitscoots are even designed with the homeless in mind – these socks are made to last, even if you wear the same pair day after day.
Keep up the good work, startups of Austin!