Ash Maurya says startups must run lean or perish

In the technology startup world, lean is a way of life. Being lean is not just a mantra, to many technology startups it’s how they operate day to day. “Running lean is a systematic process for innovating from Plan A to one that works before you run out of money,” said Ash Maurya, founder of […]

Austin-based startup Greenling plans Dallas expansion

By EOGHAN MCCLOSKEY Special contributor to Silicon Hills News Greenling has tapped into the growing interest in sustainable, organic, seasonal and locally sourced food by providing an alternative to traditional grocery stores and instead focusing on an increasingly sophisticated, organically inclined clientele. Greenling is a start-up organic grocery delivery service which allows customers to shop […]

San Antonio’s Sigma Solutions expands in the Midwest

San Antonio-based Sigma Solutions announced that it has bought a division of Laurus Technologies, based in Chicago. The division is Laurus’ server, storage and virtualization business with 80 customers. Earlier, Sigma bought the Midwest assets of Artemis Technology, also in the Midwest. Now Sigma, which provides computing software and services to large companies, has a […]

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Greenling wants to change the way you eat

At the Capital Factory’s Demo Day, Mason Arnold gave a quick pitch on Greenling, the organic grocery delivery service. “Our food system is broke,” Arnold said. He estimates more than half the population in the U.S. will die from food-related disease, primarily obesity-related illnesses. He founded Greenling to change the way people eat. And he […]

TechStars Cloud kicks off Jan. 9 in San Antonio

Jason Seats, managing director of the TechStars Cloud, says hundreds of companies applied to the program. In the end, TechStars choose 11 companies. All of them are from outside of San Antonio. Seats is not revealing the company names until April 6th at TechStars Cloud Demo Day. Nicole Glaros, one of the founders of TechStars […]

A look at Geekdom in San Antonio

Nick Longo, head of Geekdom, a co-working and collaboration space at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio, created this video to provide insight into the mission of the nonprofit organization. Geekdom opened a few months ago and has held three Startup Ignite Hackathon events along with a 3 Day Startup San Antonio Weekend and […]

NewTek is booming from DIY broadcasting

Avatar and Titanic are just a few of the major motion pictures that used NewTek’s Lightwave 3D software to create special effects. On the small screen, current TV shows like Terra Nova, a sci-fi drama and Hawaii Five-O also use the software. Although NewTek is far from Hollywood, the San Antonio-based company is often an […]

NewTek: a Hollywood FX treasure in San Antonio

Donetta Colboch, director of public relations for NewTek, gives a tour of the San Antonio-based company’s office. The privately held company makes Lightwave 3D software that TV and movie makers use. The software was used in Avatar, Titanic, Monsters Inc. and dozens of other movies. NewTek also makes a portable production studio called a Tricaster […]

Silicon Hills Technology Weekly Round-Up

The shortage of technology workers in the Silicon Hills region continues. The Austin American-Statesman today reported that the recent trip technology CEOs from Austin took to California didn’t result in any new employees moving to Texas. Perhaps that’s why San Antonio-based Rackspace recently opened an office in San Francisco. The technology companies have to go […]