There’s a certain spirit that dances through Austin, from its popular motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” to the famed musical acts that sidle up to its stages each night. But as much as this is part of Austin’s culture, it’s only one side of the album. Austin’s home to the University of Texas, one of the nation’s top schools. It’s also the capital of a state where everything’s said to be a little bigger—and, some would contend better—than anywhere else.
After taking a look at the over 18,000 Austin-based companies on Owler, we have to say that we’re impressed. That’s why we’re extending our 2016 HOT In Austin Award to 123 businesses located in Austin. These companies not only reflect the beat of the city—they exemplify the bustling entrepreneurial spirit that Austinites have instilled in their town. Winners will receive a digital badge for touting their prize on their website. (Click here to get tips on promoting your award!)
Here’s a quick look at a few of our favorites.
Yes, there are other home rental services out there. No, they aren’t backed by a mainstay travel company like Expedia. That’s what you get with HomeAway: The comfort of a home-away-from-home, and the peace of mind afforded by a trusted name in the travel game. From Austin to Zimbabwe, HomeAway has you covered.
The job seeking process is never easy. It requires you to wade through reams of complicated material, and construct customized searches for positions you may not even be interested in. Indeed gets it. Their no-frills, easy-to-navigate interface makes even tech noobs swoon. It’s no surprise they’re the most visited job search website on the Internet.
Remember when you had to scrupulously clip coupons from the paper, stuff them in a binder, and fumble them on to the check-out counter? Those days are over, and RetailMeNot is a big reason why. They offer a digital discount marketplace where users can type in their favorite brands and instantly download coupons to save big. If you pay retail, you’re not paying attention.