Four Austin Startups Shine at the 2014 ATC Startup Showdown

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Austin Technology Council’s Startup Showdown builds a bridge between the startup community and those who have more seasoned experiences and companies, said Josh Alexander, founder of Toopher. Toopher, a security platform that helps businesses authentic and verify their customers online, won the ATC Startup Showdown in […]

Atlas Debuts its Fitness Tracking Device at CES and Launches Pre-Orders on IndieGoGo

Techstars Austin Alumni Atlas Wearables officially launched its fitness device last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Atlas received quite a reception with a big write up in TechCrunch. It participated in the TechCrunch Battlefield for hardware companies at CES. The Austin-based startup is also running an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to finance […]

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 […]

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 […]

Threat Stack Created a Security Platform for Businesses

Threat Stack is an online security system for businesses that provides a firewall to prevent hackers from breaking in. The company, based in Washington, D.C., has also created an incident response system that reacts immediately if it detects an intrusion. The company provides its customers with a “lightweight agent that can be rapidly deployed to […]

Skit!’s App Lets You Create Animated Stories

Skit!, based in Boston, has created an app that lets anyone take photos and drawings and create an animated story to share online. Robin Johnson pitched the company Thursday at the TechStars Cloud Demo Day at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio. Several hundred people attended the event. Skit! is a member […]

TechStars Cloud’s Drifty.co Plans to Double in Size

Drifty.co already has 140,000 people using its web development tools. Founded in 2012, the company, based in Madison, Wisc., makes cloud-based tools that let anyone easily create mobile apps and websites. Max Lynch and Ben Sperry have created two products: Codiqa for mobile sites and websites and Jetstrap for developers. Sperry said he expects up […]

ParLevel Systems Makes Vending Machines Smarter

ParLevel Systems, founded by Walter Teele and Luis Pablo Gonzalez, created a monitoring system for vending machines. San Antonio-based ParLevel installs wireless meters inside vending machines so that operators can generate real-time data on the machine’s inventory. ParLevel Systems gives vending machine operators more information about their customers and products. ParLevel pitched before several hundred […]

San Antonio-based TrueAbility Pitches at TechStar Cloud Demo Day

TrueAbility’s CEO Luke Owen pitched the San Antonio-based company today at TechStars Cloud Demo Day. The company also announced that it has successfully completed its beta program with Rackspace Hosting. TrueAbility has created a cloud-based technical assessment platform that allows companies to assess the technical abilities of their job candidates. Rackspace has been using TrueAbility’s […]

TechStars’ Cloudability Closes on $8.7 million in Venture Capital

In the first TechStars class held at the Geekdom earlier this year, Cloudability already had a head start on some of the other companies. The Portland-based startup had already participated in the Portland Incubator Experiment. When the team landed in San Antonio, they had already raised $1.1 million, according to VentureBeat. Now Mat Ellis, Cloudability’s […]