It’s All About Your Startup Story: SXSW Pitch Contest by Silicon Hills, ATI and CTAN

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News It will be a SXSW pitch competition with a media twist. ATI/Silicon Hills Startup Pitch, sponsored by Silicon Hills News, Austin Technology Incubator and Central Texas Angel Network, will give 10 Austin companies a chance to pitch in front of investors and the media to determine two […]

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. […]

Second Annual “Move Your Company to Austin” Competition at SXSW

Joshua Baer, cofounder at Capital Factory and a serial entrepreneur, has announced the second annual “Move Your Company to Austin” competition. The pitch competition will take place at South By Southwest. Baer announced the competition in his weekly Startup Digest Austin email newsletter. Last year, Meritful, which is like LinkedIn for college students, won the […]

Deadline to Apply for SXSW Accelerator is Nov. 8th

Every year, tech startups look forward to the highly selective South by Southwest Accelerator competition at the Startup Village. The 2014 SXSW Accelerator marks the sixth year for the competition. The organizers are expecting more than 500 startups to apply for the 48 slots available. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 8th. “This event […]

SXSW Eco 2013 Award Winners

South by Southwest Eco this week put the spotlight on the enormous problems facing our planet. It also showcased innovative entrepreneurs and individuals working to solve those problems and conserve natural resources. On Tuesday night, SXSW Eco gave awards to two videos that highlight ways people can make a difference in helping our planet in […]

Austin Startups Propose SXSW Panels for 2014

It’s South by Southwest PanelPicker time. That’s the second phase in choosing the lineup of proposed talks at SXSW 2014. The event’s organizers first ask people to submit ideas, then others vote on the best ones and finally the SXSW folks select the lineup. I’ve learned that some people don’t enjoy hearing all of the […]

Three Entrepreneurs Recount Their Paths to Being Funded in Austin

BY L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Barry Evans, co-founder and CEO of Calxeda, bootstrapped and eventually landed Venture Capital funding after seeking investment from California and Boston for his microchip company. Justin Jensen, founder and CEO of Cinetics launched two successful Kickstarter campaigns to fund products for his company. And Matt Cohen, a […]

It Takes a Startup Village and Chris Valentine Created One for SXSW

BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Chris Valentine seems to be everywhere at once in SXSW Startup Village, watching, analyzing, conferencing, counting. One minute he’s in the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom gauging the crowd and seemingly an instant later he’s transported to the Austin Chamber offices (which actually can only be reached by an […]

DreamIt Ventures Austin’s Inaugural Demo Day Introduces Nine Startups

BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News DreamIt Ventures Austin’s inaugural demo day showcased its first crop of startups at an event Saturday. After 12 weeks of work at Capital Factory in downtown Austin, the nine startups finally took to the stage at the Bullock Texas State History Museum to pitch their companies to […]

Flying High with Interact ATX! (Adventures in Austin, Part 3.2.1)

BY IAN PANCHEVRE Wow, wow, wow. What a whirlwind has #SXSWInteractive been so far! I’m not even half way in and I’ve already had the pleasure of hearing addresses from Bre Pettis (CEO @ MakerBot), Travis Kalanick (CEO @ Uber), Joe Zadeh (Director of Product @ Airbnb), Scott Chacon (Vice President of R&D @ GitHub), […]