Apply to Participate in the first FounderDating in Austin

BY DAMON CLINKSCALES FounderDating (and no, it’s not romantic) has just launched in Austin. The online network allows you to connect with other talented folks who are ready to found a company in your area. The first live event for Austin will be held on May 23rd (apply by May 15th). About the network: High […]

Blending Entrepreneurial Life with Family: The Stonyfield Farm story

In March of 2007, I attended a fellowship in New York at Columbia University on Covering Globalization: Food, Trade, Agriculture and the Environment. Gary Hirshberg, co-founder, CEO and president at the time of Stonyfield Farm, spoke to our group about the rise of the organic food market. Hirshberg and Samuel Kaymen started Stonyfield Farm in […]

Storytelling for Entrepreneurs

BY L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News “Those who tell stories rule the world” – Plato From humble beginnings, Howard Schultz struggled for years to launch Starbucks into a global brand. He risked everything and his hard work paid off. And Schultz, by all accounts, is a great storyteller who can articulate and share […]

TechStar’s Nicole Glaros helps startups succeed

Nicole Glaros showing off her TechStars Cloud belt buckle in San Antonio The only woman in the TechStars Cloud program, Nicole Glaros relocated from Boulder, Colorado to San Antonio with her husband, two-year-old daughter and one month old baby boy. “It’s not a hard sell for me,” Glaros said. “To pick up and move for […]

At Longhorn Startup Camp, UT Students found Clay.io, a platform for games

Austin Hallock and Joe Vennix, both juniors at the University of Texas majoring in computer science, have founded Clay.io, a platform for HTML5 games. Their startup is based at the Longhorn Startup Camp, a 30,000 square foot building at 1616 Guadalupe St., which has housed 27 student run companies during the Spring Semester. Bob Metcalfe, […]

Pursue Your Passion, says Bijoy Goswami, Austin’s Bootstrapping Guru

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Bijoy Goswami has a strange role in Austin startups. With his wild mop of hair and ubiquitous jeans and t-shirt, the bootstrapping guru has a rock star quality to him. He’s written a book used by Leadership Austin and made a movie. He’s known for his […]

Startup Weekend Austin sells out but wannabe attendees vie for a ticket

Startup Weekend Austin kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. The event features a group of people who come up with business ideas and then spend 54 hours together hammering out the details and launching the companies. The event, which takes places at HubAustin Coworking at 4930 S. Congress Ave, is so popular that it […]

Rackspace’s Video of Startup Bus Day at the Castle

And Cerealize, a site that allows people to make a customizable box of breakfast cereal, won the 2012 Startup Bus competition, according to this Fox Business News Story. The Startup Bus Finalists were: Bumper Crop (Florida) Happstr (NYC) Scoringo (Louisiana) Gourmair (Stanford) Adventeur (NYC) Spott (Mexico) Cerealize (SV) Curious City (DC)

Tech Ranch Austin’s 3rd anniversary in three words

Tech Ranch Austin, an early stage accelerator and incubator for entrepreneurs and their ventures, celebrated its third anniversary Thursday night at its new headquarters in North Austin at 9111 Jollyville Road. About 300 people turned out for the event which featured live music, a short speech by Kevin Koym, founder of Tech Ranch Austin, and […]

Hoover’s “Art of Enterprise” at Tech Ranch

Tech Ranch Austin is working with serial entrepreneur Gary Hoover to deliver his “Art of Enterprise” course It’s the fourth time he has delivered the course with TechRanch. The first class is free. He’s offering it at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 or Saturday, Jan. 14th at 1 p.m. at Tech Ranch’s offices at […]