Three Austin Startups Launch at Fall DEMO

Shelfbucks, Pictrition and PristineIO launched last week at TechCrunch’s Fall DEMO last week. Shelfbucks and Pristine received trophies as “Demo Gods” along with Skully Helmets, Hello Doctor and Sigma Guardian, recognized as outstanding. Altogether 40 companies pitched at DEMO. All of the Austin startups reside at Capital Factory. 3 Austin companies launched at @DEMO today! […]

Seven Teams Presented at 3 Day Startup Austin

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Three Day Startup began in 2008 as a project of some University of Texas graduate students who thought entrepreneurship, like many other areas of study, really ought to have a lab where students could make experiments and—if necessary—blow things up as part of the learning process. Since […]

Startups: What Kind of Entity Should You Form?

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News For most startups there are two ways to go in deciding what kind of business entity you should form: A limited liability company, or a Delaware Corporation, according to David Valenti, a partner with Reed & Scardino. Valenti gave a presentation Tuesday on “What Kind of Entity […]

Bloomfire Named a 2013 Hot Vendor in Social Business

Austin-based Bloomfire, maker of a web and mobile knowledge sharing app, made the list of 2013 Hot Vendors in Social Business in a report by Aragon Research. Aragon Research focused on vendors who are driving forward with solutions that socially enable a business process or function. They named five vendors to their 2013 list — […]

A Slice of Silicon Hills Talks App Deployment with SocialREST

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News While most iOS app developers want to incorporate social media in on their new apps, the process is easier said than done. Facebook, Twitter and other platforms often have their own code – which developers may or may not be familiar with. That’s where SocialREST comes in. […]

TechStars Expands to Austin

TechStars, a Boulder, Co.-based technology accelerator, is expanding to Austin with a new program that will start in August. “Forbes and Bloomberg have been calling Austin the No. 1 Boomtown and the best place for your startup for years now, and Google recently chose it as the second city to receive the fastest Internet on […]

How to Get Money from VC and Angel Investors

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Austin has one of the nation’s most active angel networks through the Central Texas Angel Network, known as CTAN. Last year, CTAN, with 100 members, invested about $8 million in 28 companies, including 13 new companies and 15 portfolio companies. Every angel investor is doing it because […]

Startup Advice from Serial Entrepreneurs in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder Silicon Hills News Startup founders can learn a lot from entrepreneurs who have been there and done that. And on Monday, three serial entrepreneurs in Austin shared some of the challenges they faced in building their companies and some tips on how others can succeed. Sam Decker, co-founder of Mass Relevance, […]

A Slice of Silicon Hills Features BudgetDoc

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Do you want a doctor? Do you want to bypass the hassle of insurance claims and pay cash up front? Then BudgetDoc wants to make your life easier by creating a network of doctors willing to give discounts to patients that pay cash up front. Dr. Megan […]

Inside 3DS (Part I)

By Ian Panchèvre Reporter with Silicon Hills News Don’t tell anyone at Geekdom or Trinity, but I am a spy. I’ve harnessed my inner secret agent to assume a false identity – misrepresenting myself as an entrepreneur whose skills include the ever-so-vague “business strategy” and “ideation” – in hopes of being selected as a participant […]