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 […]

As COVID-19 Cases Spike in Texas, Governor Abbott Urges People to Take Precautions to Prevent the Spread and Keep the Economy Open

As COVID-19 cases rise sharply in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said closing down Texas again will be the last option. Wearing a mask is one of the strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 without having to go back to stay at home policies, Gov. Abbott said in an afternoon press conference televised online by […]

San Antonio and Austin Leaders Order Businesses to Make Customers and Employees Wear Face Masks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Masks soon will be mandatory for employees and customers of businesses in Austin and San Antonio. On Wednesday, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued an executive order requiring all businesses providing goods or services directly to the public to develop and implement a health and safety policy within five days. At a minimum, the policy […]

San Antonio-based Dura Software Raises $10 Million in Funding

San Antonio-based Dura Software announced Friday that it has raised $10 million in funding. The company reported it was the largest round raised in San Antonio this year. In addition, Dura Software bought 6Connex, based in Pleasanton, Calif. The company makes virtual event software. Dura Software, founded in 2018, acquires and operates business to business […]

Exploring Space, Travel, and Colonization at SpaceATX

Space is big business in Texas and it’s getting bigger. To explore the industry and its impact in Austin and San Antonio, Silicon Hills News is putting on its first space industry conference: SpaceATX: Space the Next Frontier: Exploring Space, Travel and Colonization. SpaceATX is focused on Texas’ booming space industry and geared to those […]

CyberFortess of San Antonio Lands $3 Million in Funding to Develop its Insuretech Product

CyberFortess, an insuretech startup, announced Wednesday that it has received $3 million in seed-stage funding. The San Antonio-based startup, founded in 2018, plans to use the funding to hire additional employees, develop its product and launch into the Texas market early next year. Greycroft and LiveOak Venture Partners led the round. Existing investor Monte Tulum […]

ContentATX Focuses on Storytelling and Communication Skills

Did you know communications is one of the top skills gaps in Austin, according to LinkedIn? And Social Media is also in the top 10.   ContentATX, a third annual conference put on by Silicon Hills News, can help close the gap on those skills for creatives, startups, entrepreneurs and other businesses. The fun, day-long conference […]

Google Webpass now Available in Austin

Google Fiber and Google Webpass have never been offered together in the same market until now. And what that means for Austin residents and businesses is wider availability of Google’s super-fast Internet service. Google’s broadband Internet is 100 times faster than most broadband services. Google announced last week that it is providing Webpass, super-fast wireless […]

Low-Sensory Youth Code Jam Returns to Austin

Youth Code Jam, a nonprofit program to teach middle and high school students coding skills, started in San Antonio and has branched out to Austin. Debi Pfitzenmaier started Youth Code Jam in 2012 at a San Antonio library with 30 people attending. The event has grown every year since then and has reached over 20,000 students and their parents across […]

H-E-B to Build a New Tech Center in San Antonio and Hire 500 Employees

At its hometown headquarters in San Antonio, H-E-B is making a big investment to create a state-of-the-art tech center. H-E-B announced Wednesday it plans to add 500 new jobs in San Antonio and build a 150,000 square-foot, five-story building in downtown San Antonio. The building will have the capacity to eventually house 1,000 employees. Construction […]