Startup Week Founder Jacqueline Hughes: The Person Behind the Community

BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Jacqueline Hughes seems the antithesis of a typical event coordinator—what Austin Technology Council’s Grover Bynum calls “whistle and clipboard” people. Event coordinators have reputations for being frenetic, type A, wearing frozen, stressed smiles. Hughes, curled up in an easy chair at Techstars Austin, seems relaxed, chill, though […]

The Central Texas Life Sciences Industry is Booming

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News TeVido BioDevices, a startup in Austin, recreates nipples and other body parts with 3-D printers using human cells. iTraumaCare in San Antonio has created a life-saving clamp that quickly and easily prevents blood loss. WiseWear, based in both San Antonio and Austin, has created a patch-like fitness […]

Measr[food], a Smart Food Scale, Wins Intel’s Internet of Things Roadshow in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Americans have a problem counting calories which contributes to skyrocketing rates of obesity, said Brad Hughes, software engineer at National Instruments. He thought Intel’s Internet of Things Hackathon might be a good place to tackle the problem. He pitched the idea of a smart food scale connected […]

Massage.com Wants to Take the Stress Out of Getting a Massage

BY TIM GREEN Reporter with Silicon Hills News Dan Graham wants Massage.com to work like a good massage, relieving stress for massage therapists and their customers. Instead of kneading muscles, however, the online massage booking service does it by helping therapists find work and customers get a massage where it’s most convenient for them. “Essentially, […]

Intel to Host Internet of Things Workshop at TechShop in Austin

Intel will be hosting its Internet of Things Roadshow at Techshop in Austin on Saturday and Sunday. The roadshow is one of ten events the company is doing worldwide and the only one in Texas. Other events in the U.S. are in Mountain View, Calif. and New York. Other events globally are being held in […]

Acxiom Opens Austin Office with 150 Jobs

Acxiom, a Little Rock-based software company, announced Monday that it will be opening an Austin office and hiring 150 new employees. Acxiom is a data mining, analytics and marketing company. It recently launched a site, Abouthedata.com that lets consumers view the details the company has collected about them, according to this story in the New […]

Cratejoy Builds a Better Box Subscription Service

By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News In our era of multitudinous, fragmented e-commerce, there’s a box subscription service for just about anything – baby clothes, lingerie, gluten-free food, gourmet candy. But until Cratejoy, there was no one-stop platform where box curators could get their businesses off the ground. Cratejoy founder Amir Elaguizy […]

DreamIt Ventures Accepting Applications for its Next Austin Program

DreamIt Ventures is now accepting applications for its DreamIt Austin 2015 class. This will be the third year for the DreamIt Ventures program in Austin. DreamIt Ventures offers a three-month accelerator program that helps startups to build strong business plans, develop strategic relationships and acquire customers. So far, DreamIt Ventures has helped to launch 157 […]

Global Cash Access Acquires Austin-based Multimedia Games for $1.2 Billion

Global Cash Access Holdings of Las Vegas announced Monday plans to buy Austin-based Multimedia Games Holding Co. for $1.2 billion in cash. Global Cash has agreed to acquire all outstanding common stock of Multimedia Games for $36.50 per share, 31 premium from the stock’s close on Sept. 5. The news sent Multimedia Games’ stock which […]

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Opens an Austin Office

3D Robotics, which makes drones for consumers and businesses, has opened a new office in Austin with 12 employees. Colin Guin, senior vice president of sales and marketing, heads up the new Austin office. He is the former North American president of DJI and was recently featured on a segment on drones by 60 minutes. […]