Silicon Hills News Launches a Kickstarter Campaign

This week, Silicon Hills News launched its first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to create a slick print magazine to be released at South by Southwest Interactive. At SXSW, Silicon Hills News is hosting a startup pitch competition in conjunction with the Austin Technology Incubator. We plan to distribute the 32-page color magazine at the SXSW panel. […]

Dell’s Ingrid Vanderveldt on Six Trends Shaping Entrepreneurs in 2014

By INGRID VANDERVELDT Dell’s Entrepreneur in Residence Special Contribution to Silicon Hills News We’re seeing more entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. than ever before – a result of factors including low cost of entry for startups, increased availability of funding for early-stage startups, and valuations for successful startups hitting an all-time high. With the New […]

Volusion Completes $35 Million in Debt Financing

Volusion announced the completion of $35 million in debt financing to expand its ecommerce software and services. The Austin-based company secured the line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank. The company plans to use the money to further develop its software platform and to hire product, support, sales, marketing and IT workers. The company decided […]

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 […]

Yellow Cab Austin Updates Hail A Cab App

With all kinds of competition to give people rides around Austin from Uber and on-demand ride-sharing startups like Lyft and SideCar, Yellow Cab Austin is keeping pace with the technological changes. The company announced last month the release of its Hail A Cab app, version 3.0., which includes a mobile payment system for Austin taxis. […]

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 […]

Randi Zuckerberg Navigates the “dot complicated” World

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Randi Zuckerberg navigated the early years of social media at Facebook and remembers a pivotal moment while working on the 2008 election. “We obviously were drinking the Kool-Aid of social media in Silicon Valley,” Zuckerberg said. But she was shocked at how the presidential campaigns weren’t using […]

The New Dell is More Entrepreneurial and Innovative

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At Dell World, Michael Dell unveiled his new, private innovative and entrepreneurial technology company. The Round Rock-based company, which employs about 14,000 people in Central Texas, no longer has to adhere to the demands of the public stock market. As a result, Dell said the company can […]

Dell Partners to offer Dropbox for Business on Dell’s Cloud

Wonder why Dropbox expanded to Austin and opened an office here earlier this year? One big reason could be Dell. Dell and Dropbox announced a partnership Thursday at Dell World to create Dropbox for Business using the Cloud. Dell, which went public earlier this year, is hosting Dell World at the Austin Convention Center through […]

Q &A with Claire England on Her New Role Promoting Startups at Tech Ranch Austin

Claire England, former executive director RISE Austin, has joined Tech Ranch Austin. While England has resigned the full-time executive director role at RISE Austin, she will continue to work with the organization in an advisory role and is leading the planning of next year’s conference. In her new role at Tech Ranch Austin, England will […]