Dell Selects ihiji and Open Labs of Austin for its Founders Club 50

The Dell Center for Entrepreneurs last week announced its first Founders Club 50, an exclusive group of high growth tech startups, including two from Austin. Dell selected ihiji, which makes remote diagnostic tools for computer networks and Open Labs, a stage lighting and technology company focused on the music industry. Dell plans to announced its […]

Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s less than a month to go until the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi kicks off. But if you can’t wait that long and you can’t travel to Russia, there’s a solution much closer in Austin. It’s the Austin Startup 2014 Winter Games! The event begins […]

Innovator’s Insights: Spotlight on Scott Harmon, CEO of Noesis Energy

By GREGORY WISE Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Noesis Energy founder and CEO Scott Harmon didn’t set-out to be a serial entrepreneur, but having now started and grown no fewer than four Austin tech companies the title seems to fit. As part of the leadership team at Tivoli Systems, the poster-child for Austin tech-business […]

TrueAbility’s IT Job Prediction Trends for 2014

TrueAbility Monday released its predictions for hiring trends for technology workers in 2014. The San Antonio-based startup, founded in 2012, has analyzed data on more than 5,000 IT workers in the past year. It makes a cloud-based platform that evaluates the technical aptitude of IT employees by testing their skills online for job openings. TrueAbility, […]

Tips on Pitching Billionaire Mark Cuban

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At Longhorn Startup Demo Day last week, Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, co-founder of 3Com and professor of innovation at UT, interviewed Billionaire Mark Cuban, co-founder of Broadcast.com and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Cuban also stars on the popular TV show Shark Tank on ABC. This […]

Burpy Expands to San Antonio and Houston

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Last Longhorn Startup class, Aseem Ali and a team of undergraduate students pitched Burpy, a grocery delivery service. Now he’s running a quickly growing startup and finishing up his degree as a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas. Burpy, which expanded into the San […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban likes to “Party Like a Rock Star” and Invest in Startups

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Since selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999, Billionaire Mark Cuban has invested in 80 startups. But his entrepreneurial ventures began as a kid growing up in Pittsburgh. “As long as I can remember I was an entrepreneur,” Cuban said. At the age of nine […]

Texas Intrepid Ventures’ David Spencer on Startup Grind San Antonio

David Spencer is an advocate for San Antonio’s technology community. Spencer was a founding board member and co-chair of the now defunct San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative, known as SATAI. He also served a two year term as chairman of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, which invested in early stage technology companies in Texas. Aside […]

Hong Kong Seeks to Collaborate with Austin Startups

For years, Hong Kong has served as the gateway to China for the Western world looking to get products designed and prototyped and then manufactured on the mainland. But now the exotic Asian island wants to reinvent itself into a startup hub with the Startmeup.HK initiative. And it seems to be working. During Austin Startup […]

SEC Releases Rules for Equity-based Crowdfunding

Early next year, startups may be able to raise money from the general public to finance their ventures. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday released its long-awaited proposed rules governing the practice of equity-based crowdfunding that allows startups to sell securities directly to the public. Legislation from the JOBS Act, signed into law by […]