AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Texans for Economic Progress (TEP) today announced it will feature Austin City Council Member Chris Riley and RealMassive Founder and CEO Joshua McClure on a panel titled "Digital Agents: How Tech is Disrupting Real Estate" at Capital Factory (16th Floor, Omni Hotel Business Tower, 7th and Brazos, Austin, TX) April 29 from 6-8 p.m. TEP Executive Director Chelsea McCullough will moderate. The one-hour panel discussion will be followed by another hour of peer networking. Those interested in attending the free event may register here.

Throughout the panel, McCullough will engage McClure and Riley in a discussion that delves into the most pressing and of-the-moment issues in commercial real estate today, including:

  • How the CRE industry is rising to meet the demands of the information-empowered consumer
  • Prevailing and future technology trends impacting business
  • The need for flexible policy frameworks to support the new CRE paradigm
  • How to create awareness and educate those interested in more effectively capitalizing on the future of CRE

McClure commented, "Until now, CRE professionals and the industry-at-large are among the last to benefit from modern technology -- the efficiency of real-time, accurate data science provided by Google and other Internet models. Ensuring key Austin area CRE players are profiting from existing and future technology is our #1 priority and something I am thrilled to discuss alongside Council Member Riley April 29."

Council Member Riley said, "Austin is fast becoming an established national leader in the commercial real estate and technology sectors. This panel will address the issues most vital to our growing economy, and I look forward to the conversations this panel will spark."

McCullough said, "Texans for Economic Progress is passionate about promoting an open dialogue within the Texas tech community that addresses areas for growth and expanded access to technology, and encourages innovation. Joshua McClure and Council Member Riley have important ideas that both the real estate and tech communities need to hear. This discussion, which involves two sectors deeply vital to the economy, will be a crucial part of TEP's ongoing efforts to keep Texas at the forefront of national, economic and technological progress."

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About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is an early stage accelerator for tech startups based in Austin, Texas. Startup companies participate in an intense 10-week summer program that gives them up to $20,000 in cash, more than $20,000 in free services, and mentorship by a group of successful entrepreneurs. The program culminates in a demo day where the startups present to investors, the press, and the world. For more information on Capital Factory, please visit the web site at, or find Capital Factory on Facebook at, or on Twitter @capitalfactory.

About TEP

Texans for Economic Progress (TEP) is a statewide nonprofit advocacy group driven by a core belief that greater access to technology is critical to job creation, innovation and prosperity for the State of Texas. The global appetite for instant connectivity and access to information continues to explode, prompting the need for a new level of awareness of how public policy issues impact the success of our modern digital economy.

Our great state is consistently recognized as a top place to do business thanks to a robust economy and thriving technology sector. In efforts to keep Texas on top, TEP works closely with thought leaders in technology including entrepreneurs, corporations, education institutions, membership organizations, community partners, regulators and elected officials at the local, state and federal level.

Our mission is to inform, educate and connect the statewide technology community relative to three key issues: education, entrepreneurship and infrastructure. These three topic areas intersect every aspect of technology and are critical to ensure the continued success of our state economy.

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