Storify Won the Top Award for Social Media at SXSW

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SXSW Accelerator Winners Announced

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News After two days of intense preparation and pitching, with contestants wandering the Hilton halls muttering to themselves while looking at note cards, the SXSW Accelerator competition wound up Tuesday evening. Six Austin companies were invited to compete, but in the end, none prevailed. Winners included the […]

TechCocktail’s Startup Competition at SXSW

Rackspace’s Video of Startup Bus Day at the Castle

And Cerealize, a site that allows people to make a customizable box of breakfast cereal, won the 2012 Startup Bus competition, according to this Fox Business News Story. The Startup Bus Finalists were: Bumper Crop (Florida) Happstr (NYC) Scoringo (Louisiana) Gourmair (Stanford) Adventeur (NYC) Spott (Mexico) Cerealize (SV) Curious City (DC)

At SXSW, It Takes a Village of Startups

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Take the energy of SXSW, multiply it by the energy of thousands of passionate start up founders, compound it by a factor of anxiety at being judged and you’ve got the fourth floor of the Hilton Hotel in down town Austin: Startup Village. This is the […]

SXSW panelists advise how to foster entrepreneurial communities

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special contributor to Silicon Hills News Startups in Austin may forget how good they’ve got it. A SXSW panel Sunday called “How to Build Entrepreneurship Communities” explored strategies used by other places—Los Angeles, Omaha Nebraska, New York City—to build communities for startups. In many places, key players don’t know one another or […]

Spaceman and Game Designer Richard Garriott promotes private space travel at SXSW

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News It cost Richard Garriott “tens of millions” of dollars to travel to outer space in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2008. Now his goal is to make it commercially feasible for people to travel for “ones of millions.” And he’s not alone. Garriott, an internationally known […]

SXSW Startup Bus Entrepreneurs Pitched at Rackspace

At Rackspace headquarters, a slew of startup bus entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of celebrity judges Friday morning. Among the judges, Dave McClure, serial entrepreneur and head of 500 Startups, gave them frank feedback, laced with a lot of F-bombs. Dozens of entrepreneurs, from startup buses that originated in San Francisco, Boston, Cincinnati, […]

Picture This: Shutterstock to project slideshow on a 6 foot wall at SXSW

Shutterstock Images plans to project SXSW images nightly from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. onto a 6-story wall at the corner of 5th Street and Colorado in downtown Austin. People from all over the world can also view the slideshow online at Shutterstock’s Facebook page. Shutterstock will also have photographers and a mobile photo booth […]

Getaround launches today in Austin

Getaround, a peer to peer car sharing company, officially launched today in Austin. Just last month, Getaround launched in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 million federal grant. The service is now available in four major cities. “Our goal when we founded Getaround was to empower people to share cars everywhere,” Getaround co-founder […]