AngelHack on Mobile Apps Takes Place Next Weekend at Capital Factory

AngelHack takes place next weekend at Capital Factory starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. This is the second time AngelHack has held a hackathon in Austin. The first one took place last June at Mass Relevance’s headquarters. This hackathon is focused on mobile apps. AppHack takes place in 30 cities worldwide and focuses on building […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Evening With Josh Baer: On Obama, Lionel Ritchie, and Not Getting Everything Right

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Josh Baer is living something of a charmed life right now. When ACL was rained out last Sunday, he managed to get Lionel Ritchie to give a private performance for 50 people at the home of a friend. His brainchild, Capital Factory, was visited by President Barack […]

Snapshots from Austin Startup Crawl 2013

The Austin Startup Crawl, also known as ATX Startup Crawl, took place Thursday night showcasing more than 70 startups. And it was the largest startup crawl ever with more than 5,000 people registered to attend. The crawl kicked off at 5 p.m. with shuttles that ran until 10 p.m. to various venues scattered throughout downtown […]

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 […]

The Decade of the Angel Investor

This decade will be remembered as the decade of the angel investor, said Paul Singh, partner in 500 Startups. He spoke to a gathering of angel investors and startup founders at Capital Factory in Austin Thursday night. ‘The number one mistake angels make is that they take the entire round,” Singh said. “One of the […]

Co-founder meetup tonight at Capital Factory in Austin

One of the keys to a successful high tech startup is the team backing the venture. And solo-entrepreneurs can find it difficult finding a technical cofounder in central Texas where people with technical skills are in high demand. Other startup founders are looking for partners with different skills such as marketing, sales and business development. […]

First Hurricane Party Failed, Now Forecast Shuts Down

The Austin-based startup Hurricane Party received all kinds of attention at South by Southwest Interactive 2011. Mashable wrote about them. So did Read Write Web. TechCocktail labeled Hurricane Party the hottest app of 2011 at SXSW. Hurricane Party was a mobile app that let people know where the best parties were at. Then a year […]