Awesome in Austin

1 Velvet Cartel is teaming up with Nihel University to give back to our great city. Enter, Awesome in Austin. Every month we will spotlight two local businesses with a video, hosted by Nihel Ayari, showcasing their services and giving you a chance to really know the owner, the business and the story behind it all.

Our mission is to give new and legacy Austinites the opportunity to find all the little gems that have been hidden right under their noses. It also gives the small business owners a chance to reach more people with a free video. This will strengthen the bond between the people who live here and the businesses who serve them. We would like to feature lifestyle brands: gyms, restaurants, bars, health services, shopping, etc. You can nominate businesses to be featured on Awesome in Austin by sending an email to


We've already got a lot in the works, but we need YOU to share your favorite small businesses with us. Velvet Cartel has the utmost faith in the small businesses in our community and we can't wait to share this project with you. Keep Austin weird by keeping it local. We can't wait to hear from you!

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