PeopleFund Blog

Our Take on the RISE Austin Kick-Off Event

Last night, Allen and I went to the RISE Austin kick-off event at the Bob Bullock Museum. It’s nice to know there are so many people fighting the good fight for entrepreneurship here in Central Texas, including renowned filmmaker and keynote speaker Robert Rodriguez. You may not have heard of him, but…

Last night, Allen and I went to the RISE Austin kick-off event at the Bob Bullock Museum. It’s nice to know there are so many people fighting the good fight for entrepreneurship here in Central Texas, including renowned filmmaker and keynote speaker Robert Rodriguez. You may not have heard of him, but…

What We’re Doing for RISE Austin 2012

If you haven’t heard of RISE Week, you’re missing out. RISE, or the “Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs,” is a whole week of free (yes, that’s right, free) panels, seminars and networking events for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve ran your own business for 15 years or started one during…

If you haven’t heard of RISE Week, you’re missing out. RISE, or the “Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs,” is a whole week of free (yes, that’s right, free) panels, seminars and networking events for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve ran your own business for 15 years or started one during…

Small businesses and your health?

A study came out last month that confirmed what we’ve been preaching since we started: more small businesses are good for communities. We’ve heard a lot from the presidential candidates this year about how more small businesses and entrepreneurs are essential to create jobs. According to “The Health and Wealth in US…

A study came out last month that confirmed what we’ve been preaching since we started: more small businesses are good for communities. We’ve heard a lot from the presidential candidates this year about how more small businesses and entrepreneurs are essential to create jobs. According to “The Health and Wealth in US…

Meet our New Chairman of the Board Emeritus

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve named Eugene Sepulveda as the Chairman of the Board Emeritus for our board. Eugene has played a part in our organization from the very beginning as a board member for the past 15 years. Eugene’s work and values have always lined up with what we stand…

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve named Eugene Sepulveda as the Chairman of the Board Emeritus for our board. Eugene has played a part in our organization from the very beginning as a board member for the past 15 years. Eugene’s work and values have always lined up with what we stand…

Introducing our Blog

Hello, blogosphere. It’s official—we caught the blogging bug. After working overtime on Twitter, Facebook and our blogs to promote our unofficial SXSW party, we’ve decided not to stop. We feel like it’s a great way to get the word out about the work we’re doing in the community, provide even more information…

Hello, blogosphere. It’s official—we caught the blogging bug. After working overtime on Twitter, Facebook and our blogs to promote our unofficial SXSW party, we’ve decided not to stop. We feel like it’s a great way to get the word out about the work we’re doing in the community, provide even more information…

A Huge Thank You

The first ever 17th Street Party at the Rail was a huge success. We won’t have the final fundraising totals until later next week, but the turnout alone was awesome. However, we definitely could not have done it by ourselves. We had tons of help, so we’re sending a huge thank you…

The first ever 17th Street Party at the Rail was a huge success. We won’t have the final fundraising totals until later next week, but the turnout alone was awesome. However, we definitely could not have done it by ourselves. We had tons of help, so we’re sending a huge thank you…

Our very last minute updates

The 17th Street Party at the Rail is almost here. T-minus 20 hours and counting. Here’s our last minute updates: There is a 20 percent chance of rain. In the event of light drizzle, we’ll keep going. If it starts downpouring  a la last weekend, we may reconsider. Be sure to check…

The 17th Street Party at the Rail is almost here. T-minus 20 hours and counting. Here’s our last minute updates: There is a 20 percent chance of rain. In the event of light drizzle, we’ll keep going. If it starts downpouring  a la last weekend, we may reconsider. Be sure to check…

Short Bus Subs is coming!

You’ve probably seen a short school bus trailer if you’ve been downtown at all this week. No, you didn’t just miss the J. Peterman Reality Tour. The trailer is Short Bus Subs and they’ve mastered the art of sandwich making. We consider ourselves sandwich aficionados and these are definitely top-notch. So we…

You’ve probably seen a short school bus trailer if you’ve been downtown at all this week. No, you didn’t just miss the J. Peterman Reality Tour. The trailer is Short Bus Subs and they’ve mastered the art of sandwich making. We consider ourselves sandwich aficionados and these are definitely top-notch. So we…

It’s finally here!

After spending last year reliving all of our SXSW memories and counting down the days, hours and minutes until this year’s festival, we’re so excited that SXSW 2012 is finally here. If you’re like any of us, then you’ve got nuisances guests crashing on your couch every night. Since they’ll probably be…

After spending last year reliving all of our SXSW memories and counting down the days, hours and minutes until this year’s festival, we’re so excited that SXSW 2012 is finally here. If you’re like any of us, then you’ve got nuisances guests crashing on your couch every night. Since they’ll probably be…

Our Party Update

Woah! So much has happened in the last week and a half when we rolled out the promotion for our little get-together. We don’t really have a budget for promoting it other than trying to tweet and Facebook like crazy about it, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Turns out, tweeting…

Woah! So much has happened in the last week and a half when we rolled out the promotion for our little get-together. We don’t really have a budget for promoting it other than trying to tweet and Facebook like crazy about it, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Turns out, tweeting…