Burpy Expands to San Antonio and Houston

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Last Longhorn Startup class, Aseem Ali and a team of undergraduate students pitched Burpy, a grocery delivery service. Now he’s running a quickly growing startup and finishing up his degree as a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas. Burpy, which expanded into the San […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban likes to “Party Like a Rock Star” and Invest in Startups

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Since selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999, Billionaire Mark Cuban has invested in 80 startups. But his entrepreneurial ventures began as a kid growing up in Pittsburgh. “As long as I can remember I was an entrepreneur,” Cuban said. At the age of nine […]

Texas Intrepid Ventures’ David Spencer on Startup Grind San Antonio

David Spencer is an advocate for San Antonio’s technology community. Spencer was a founding board member and co-chair of the now defunct San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative, known as SATAI. He also served a two year term as chairman of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, which invested in early stage technology companies in Texas. Aside […]

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 […]

SEC Releases Rules for Equity-based Crowdfunding

Early next year, startups may be able to raise money from the general public to finance their ventures. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday released its long-awaited proposed rules governing the practice of equity-based crowdfunding that allows startups to sell securities directly to the public. Legislation from the JOBS Act, signed into law by […]

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. […]