Tabbedout now allows bars and restaurants to accept Paypal

Just in time for South by Southwest, bar patrons can now access their PayPal account to pay for a bar tab thanks to Austin-based Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone. No need to carry around a bunch of credit cards […]

Space Exploration, NASA Tweetups at SXSW Interactive

NASA Tweetups have gained a cult-like following from space fans. To qualify for one, you must follow @NASA on Twitter. The agency has more than 1.9 million followers. Once NASA announces a Tweetup, you fill out a simple online application which puts your name into a lottery with hundreds or thousands of other people. Since […]

What happened in Silicon Hills last week?

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Can We Studios lands $1.5 million in funding

Can We Studios, a mobile application development company, has received $1.5 million in funding through private investors. The Austin-based startup plans to launch the CanWeNetwork this summer, a professional networking applications online. Brooke Braswell and Dan Kloiber founded Can We Studios last year. Kloiber an angel investor and technology entrepreneur, led the investment round. He […]

Codero Hosting to open an Austin office

The cloud hosting wars are starting to heat up in central Texas. Kansas-based Codero Hosting, a cloud hosting service provider, announced that is has hired Emil Sayegh as its president and CEO and he’ll be based in Austin. “In the next six months, Codero plans to add additional staff to its current headquarters in Lenexa, […]

Win tickets to SXSW from Startup America

Startup America is giving away two tickets and two plane tickets to SXSW Interactive and another 60 discount codes to startups. But before you can apply, if you run a startup, you must register at Startup America. Next, you’ll register for the contest and submit a one minute pitch video explaining how SXSW would help […]

The Global Coworking Unconference Conference kicks off next Thursday

More than 200 people will attend the first day-long 2012 Global Coworking Unconference Conference, dubbed “Juicy” next Thursday. Coworking center owners and others from all over will gather at at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center to talk about innovations in the industry. “We have people coming from Australia, France, England, Belgium, Spain, Germany […]

Storymix to pitch at SXSW’s Hatch

Storymix Media graduated from Capital Factory in Austin last year. Since then, Mike and Ariane Fisher, the husband and wife founders, have expanded and diversified the startup’s product line from wedding videos to business, bar mitzvahs and personal videos. “Now when people think of Storymix video we’re not just a wedding video maker,” Mike Fisher […]

Omni Water Solutions lands $7.9 million, plans to create clean water systems for oil and gas operations

Omni Water Solutions won the Clean Energy Venture Summit last October. Now the Austin startup, which makes a portable water purifying system, just landed $7.9 million in a first round financing deal led by Austin Ventures. Backers also included investors “connected to land, oil, and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale region of Texas,” according […]

What’s brewing in Silicon Hills? Coffeehouses hotspots for startups

I read a blog post last year that advised never to ask a venture capitalist (or any busy person) to lunch. The post, written by Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Mark Suster, advised entrepreneurs to ask for a coffee meeting instead. The jist of it was that venture capitalists don’t have much time and […]