Innovative Startups Should Apply to the SXSW Accelerator

At South by Southwest Interactive for the past six years, innovative tech startups have clamored to get into the SXSW Accelerator to showcase their company before a tech-savvy audience. This year, the deadline to apply to participate in the SXSW Accelerator is Nov. 7th. But don’t procrastinate. This is a highly selective accelerator that only […]

Showcasing New Programmers at CodeUp’s Demo Day

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Michael Jaime sold his car and bought a bike so he could pay his tuition and participate in CodeUp, a 12-week bootcamp that teaches non-programmers how to code. Each day Jaime would bike three miles to Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio to learn […]

Zach Dell’s Startup Thread is a Dating Site Just for College Students

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Michael Dell never pushed entrepreneurship on his son, Zach, which may be the reason Zach started asking about business, reading tomes by people like Warren Buffet and playing stock simulators by the age of 12. “My dad and I are extremely close,” Dell said. “When I started […]

3 Day Startup at Geekdom Nurtures New Entrepreneurs

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Stephanie King attended a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom in San Antonio last weekend with an idea for a company. “I quickly realized I needed more focus,” she said. Instead of pitching her idea, King joined Spotduct, a startup focused on creating short videos for brands […]

Got Lunch? Cater2.Me Wants to Feed the Bellies of Austin’s Startup Community

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Countless workers face the same problem every day when they get to their office. What’s for lunch? Cater2.me aims to solve that problem for companies and their employees in Austin. The San Francisco-based startup launched last month in Austin and now has nine employees in its local […]

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 […]