Austin Entrepreneur Video Series

Entrepreneurs are the engine making Austin run. The city's legendary creative energy extends our reputation for new ideas and expansive dreams realized. Austin entrepreneurs are risk-takers. They bet big,  often staking their life savings and a steady income on their ability to turn dreams to reality. CultureMap Austin wants to capture that entrepreneurial spirit, telling the stories of the men and women who succeed the hard way—through sweat, tears, and low cash flow. Our series will tell their stories of success and failure, sharing both best practices, and celebrating great success.

Kendra Scott, jewelry store, Rice Village, November 2012

Kendra Scott goes to Houston: "Like Build-A-Bear for grown women"

By Whitney Radley - December 25th, 2012

Kendra Scott's success story is one for the books: Pregnant and confined to bed rest, with a recently-unemployed husband and a meager bank balance, she began creating custom jewelry. Once she was allowed back on her feet, Scott would walk around ...

austin photo: news_arden_clayton christopher sweet leaf_nov_2012

Sweet Leaf Tea and Deep Eddy Vodka founder Clayton Christopher on taking risks and beating the odds

By Arden Ward - November 21st, 2012

"The greatest rewards come to those that embrace risk and drive forward with passion to achieve their goal,” says Clayton Christopher.  As the founder and former CEO of Sweet Leaf Tea, Clayton Christopher took the many risks necessary to build a successful ...