Austinites Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais built an on-demand delivery app from scratch. They started with two things, a great idea and a "Coding for Dummies" book. Now you can get anything delivered in Austin from food trailers and local restaurants to grocery items just by using the mobile app Favor.
Shaping ATX features Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile in East Austin. It's a family operated hot spot with rustic charm and country food. From the ranch to the table, Adam Jacoby and Kris Swift are the dynamic duo behind this true Austin gem. http://www.jacobysaustin.com/
Chocolate shop owner Maggie Callahan is breaking the mold when it comes to chocolate. Maggie is founder and owner of the artisan chocolate company on East Sixth Street called Maggie Louise Confections. It’s a high end chocolate shop with tasty works of art. She’s a Harvard Law graduate who now turns chocolate into custom creations. http://www.maggielouiseconfections.com/
Fashion designer Ross Bennett is keeping ATX classy. The UT graduate is a talented designer, known for his cutting edge classic designs for men. In 2008, he started his own line, The Ross Bennett Collection, working out of his home studio. His designs are a piece of art, and that is evident in every garment he creates. http://www.therossbennettcollection.com/
Gina Chavez is a singer, songwriter and breakout star in the Austin music scene. Her unique musical style hits the high notes with fans in Austin and around the country. Go behind the scenes and see her story.
Mike "Truth" Johnston is a street art evangelist bringing the message of joy to the masses. He loves to paint on found objects and on giant concrete walls. One thing he hopes to be true about his art, is that it brings a smile. See his story.