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.