Austin Chamber’s Leigh Christie Discusses Austin A-List Awards and How the Pandemic is Affecting Entrepreneurs

A native of Austin, Leigh Christie has seen the city change from a sleepy college town to a high-tech boomtown. Today, she serves as senior vice president of global technology and innovation at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. She’s also a lawyer who previously served as executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central […]

Women@Austin Launches Beam Angel Network Aimed at Funding Female-Founded Startups in Texas

There’s a new angel network in Austin, aimed specifically and women-led startups. This week, Women@Austin, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing female entrepreneurs, launched the Beam Angel Network. Notley Venture, a social impact investment firm based in Austin, has pledged $250,000 to kick off the network, which will begin accepting applications on Sept. 1st. Jess […]

Austin’s PickleSmash Powers Through the Pandemic With Online Sales and Retail Expansion

After running out of salsa, Brian White decided to mash up his own version using pickles as the main ingredient. He added jalapenos, pickles, onions, and spices and came up with what is now known as PickleSmash, which is a salsa made without tomatoes. “I like experimenting with mashups of different foods,” White said. White […]

More Books Recommended by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs on Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast In three seasons of the Ideas to Invoices podcast, Silicon Hills News has interviewed more than 70 highly successful Austin and San Antonio entrepreneurs and many of them recommended books that have helped them with their entrepreneurial journeys. Silicon Hills […]

Hypergiant’s Ben Lamm Talks About the Future of Tech, Space, the Pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement and More on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

A well-known serial entrepreneur in Austin’s technology industry, Ben Lamm loves to solve big hard problems. That led him to found Hypergiant Industries in 2018. The Austin-based company focuses on emerging tech with tentacles in a myriad of different industries including space, critical infrastructure and defense. “I felt like the intersection of critical infrastructure, space […]

Austin’s National Instruments Rebrands as NI with a Focus on Engineering Ambitiously

National Instruments, founded in 1976, and one of Austin’s oldest homegrown technology companies, this week announced plans to rebrand to NI. The company unveiled its new logo and launched a brand campaign with the slogan “Engineer Ambitiously.” It also launched Perspectives, an online news site with a message from NI CEO Eric Starkloff.  NI is a […]

Ecliptic Capital’s Christy Cardenas is Focusing on the Pandemic’s Silver Lining and an Opportunity to Build a Better Future

The COVID-19 Pandemic hit suddenly in the U.S. like a tsunami upending businesses and the economy from coast to coast. And everyone is still dealing with the fallout and the ongoing Pandemic with 1.8 million cases in the U.S. resulting in 107,023 deaths, according to the latest stats from the Coronavirus Research Center at Johns […]

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Ruckify Finds Success in Helping People Rent Items They Own to Others

Five years ago, a big storm knocked down a tree in Steve Cody’s neighborhood in Ottawa, Canada. His neighbor, Bruce Linton cut up the tree with his chainsaw, but he needed a bigger chainsaw to complete the job. That’s when Cody and Linton came up with the idea for Ruckify, which bills itself as the […]

AlertMedia Sees a Huge Increase in Demand for its Emergency Communications Software in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

AlertMedia has become a critical communications tool for many companies during this COVID-19 global pandemic. The Austin-based startup provides emergency communication software, used by over 2,000 enterprise companies in 100 countries to keep employees safe from threats to their health and safety. Its customers include Walmart, HEB, DHL, Greyhound and Healthgrades. “We’re solving a big […]

Xenex Deploys Germ-Zapping Robots Worldwide to Fight the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus is hitting like a tsunami worldwide with 105,586 cases confirmed in more than 100 countries resulting in 3,584 confirmed deaths, according to the World Health Organization. In the U.S., the threat of a widespread outbreak of the Coronavirus is causing governments to declare states of emergency, companies to have their workers telecommute and large […]