At foundingAustin, we know what success looks like—it looks like the many Austin entrepreneurs who are bringing innovation, solutions and progress to their industries. Every quarter, we bring readers inspiring stories from these business leaders who have learned lessons the hard way and now want to share them with you. These encouraging profiles are combined with articles containing advanced wealth planning strategies for high-net-worth individuals creating a well-rounded resource for all your entrepreneurial needs.

Fresh Austin Companies for Social Good

Fresh Austin Companies for Social Good

ThinkingApp and reThinkIt!

All kids need advice figuring out life and the people around them. That’s where mobile platforms, ThinkingApp and reThinkIt! for K12 students, can help. As Texas’ first certified B Corp and a Public Benefit Corporation, OneSeventeenMedia transforms a schools approach to behavior management through real-time “early detection systems” to help make schools safer.


Sanctuary Project

Sanctuary Project is a survivor-run organization, employing women transitioning out of trafficking, violence, and addiction. Purchases bring promise of a new life to the women of Sanctuary Project and help each of them to experience the safety and refuge of sanctuary. Survivors work in community with each other designing and handcrafting beautiful jewelry and home decor products. In the process, the women learn practical job skills and find healing and restoration—all in a safe community with other survivors. Each beautiful product tells a story of hope and renewal.


ArtStartArt

ArtStartArt is an online marketplace for university-level artists to submit and sell their art. Every month, ASA introduces a new collection of art that’s hand-selected by knowledgeable curators. Think of this as an art flash sale, it’s only available for one month. ASA gives 5 percent each of sale back to the student's university's fine arts program. Currently, ASA has 12 universities in Texas and continue to add more each month.

 Molly Culver Photography

Molly Culver Photography

John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria