Coworking Options for Yogis, Dog-Lovers and Everybody Else

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Picking a co-working space is like a cross between choosing a place to work and finding your favorite hangout. What’s important to you? Ergonomic chairs? Community? The vibe? The snacks? Or, as one Yelper explained, the fact that they “play the same tunes I have on my […]

Spokefly Wants to Change Urban Transportation One Bike at a Time

By JULIA BUNCH Reporter with Silicon Hills News The website of Austin startup Spokefly lists a variety of bicycles its members may borrow. For example, Lee has posted a picture of his large commuter bike, Brittany has a medium road bike and Shawn has a medium cruiser listed. Nate McGuire and Dan DeFelippi founded and […]

Women@Austin Provides Insights on Startups and Fundraising

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Capital Factory in downtown Austin smelled like roses and perfume on Thursday night. Red heart balloons, roses and heart-shaped doilies decorated the tables, walls and windows of the main presentation room. The tech accelerator and incubator hosted more than 100 women for the inaugural Women@Austin event, […]

Voter Trove Helps Conservative Campaigns Move into the Age of Big Data

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The data machine that helped President Barack Obama win his second term was like a 21st century Trojan horse, crashing in on the Republicans. Way behind in technology, the GOP was completely unprepared for the strategic advantage the Democrats gleaned from collecting, sorting, and analyzing copious amounts […]

Financing Thunderlizards in Austin at Capital Factory

Capital Factory, Silverton Partners and Floodgate announced Monday morning they are teaming up to provide matching investments for all Capital Factory incubator companies. Josh Baer, co-founder of Capital Factory, made the announcement via a blog post and on Twitter. TechCrunch also posted this story on it. In total, each startup will get up to $150,000 […]

SpareFoot Takes Gold at Austin’s Third Annual Startup Olympics

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News “Eye of the Tiger” throbbed in the background, interrupted only by periodic swells of cheering as various teams won beer pong, foosball, darts and myriad other games at the third annual Startup Olympics in Austin Music Hall Saturday. Sixteen startup teams competed but SpareFoot triumphed, winning more […]

Four Austin Startups Win the Regional 1776 Challenge Cup

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Aceable, Water Lens, Spot On Sciences and Reaction Housing were the four winners of the 1776 Challenge Cup Competition held at Capital Factory Friday night. The four will be flown to Washington D.C. to compete against the winners from 15 other global cities for a chance at […]

The Challenge Cup Competition Takes Place at Capital Factory on Friday

This Friday, 27 Austin startups will compete for a spot in the Challenge Cup. They are competing in four categories. In the education category, the startups are: Young Potential Development, Prepify, CultureBooster, Code Arcade and Aceable. In energy, the startups are: Water Lens, nCarbon, MaglevTrans, InfiniRel and Curb. In health, the largest category, the startups […]

Are You the Kind of Business the Texas Emerging Tech Fund is Looking For?

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If your company meets the criteria for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, you may have a good shot at a $2 million investment. But don’t rush to fill out the application, says Larry Peterson, executive director for Texas Foundations for Innovative Communities. Instead, go directly to a […]

Second Annual “Move Your Company to Austin” Competition at SXSW

Joshua Baer, cofounder at Capital Factory and a serial entrepreneur, has announced the second annual “Move Your Company to Austin” competition. The pitch competition will take place at South By Southwest. Baer announced the competition in his weekly Startup Digest Austin email newsletter. Last year, Meritful, which is like LinkedIn for college students, won the […]