Community Enhancement / Entrepreneurship / E-Stories Project

The Round Rock Chamber has developed the “Entrepreneur Stories (E-Stories) Project” to share the success stories of entrepreneurs. The E-Stories Project is designed to be a library of entrepreneurs’ success stories that showcase local entrepreneurship in action.

The goal of this project is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Round Rock and inspire community members to move their ideas from mind to market. Ready to start your journey? Check out the chamber’s REV UP Round Rock strategy and Small Business Guide for helpful resources.

EIXSYS

  • Founder: Amin Salahuddin
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  • Description: Amin Salahuddin, founder and CEO of EIXSYS, states from experience that entrepreneurs should prepare to fail, but not to fear it, as fear is acceptance of loss before the beginning of the game.

Round Rock Honey

  • Founder: Konrad Bouffard
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  • Description: Round Rock Honey is the only honey company of its type in the nation. They produce heirloom quality honey in high volumes with a keen eye towards quality. Konrad Bouffard’s motto: Don’t run your company as a leisure activity; do it as though your life depended on it.

Bluebonnet Beer Company

  • Founder: David and Clare Hulama
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  • Description: David and Clare Hulama started Round Rock’s first manufacturing tier craft brewery in 2014. It all started with David’s immense passion for homebrewing and the couple’s desire to establish a place where families can enjoy the craft brewery scene in Round Rock.

NovaCentrix

  • Founder: Stan Farnsworth
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  • Description: Uncertainty was prominent in the early years of NovaCentrix, a leader in photonic curing tools, material, and expertise. Stan Farnsworth recalls, “We were pivoting before pivoting became cool. It was entrepreneurial survival.”
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DHL Analytical

  • Founder: Dr. Dershing Luu
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  • Description: Dr. Luu, founder of DHL Analytical, is adamant that experience is the absolute best teacher, including learning from failures and that entrepreneurs need to walk their own path and know their limitations.

High Country Market

  • Founder: Zahir Walji
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  • Description: GastroPub, Gourmet Diner with all menu items and accompanying condiments prepared fresh.