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 […]

Battle of the Bands and Made in Austin at Austin Startup Week

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News For the second year in a row, Eric Bandholz travelled from Spokane, Washington to attend Austin Startup Week. “I lived here in 2003 and 2004 and I’ve been waiting for past ten years to get back here,” Bandholz said. His favorite events during Austin Startup Week include […]

Captivate Picks up Where Game Developers Conference Online Left Off

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Last year, when the Game Developers Conference Online announced it was moving to Los Angeles, Jennifer Bullard, chair of the Austin chapter of the International Game Developers Association, immediately launched into planning a new conference that would remain in Austin. Captivate started Sunday morning at the Palmer […]

The Collaborative Economy Can Help Save the Planet

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The world is getting hotter. In fact, it’s supposed to rise 11 degrees fahrenheit over land by the 2060s if we don’t meet our goals to reduce carbon impact, said Robin Chase, founder of Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car sharing service and co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, […]

UTSA Holds Biannual Entrepreneur Boot Camp

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News To launch a business in college, students must master all kinds of skills. They might have to make a business plan, find funding, do market research, sell products or services, stay on top of legal issues and intellectual property rights and sometimes figure out manufacturing. This weekend, […]

FBI Busts $1.2 Billion Silk Road Illegal Online Marketplace with Ties to Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The crazy tale of Ross William Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” after a masked fictional character in the movie “The Princess Bride,” sounds like a HBO series on a renegade Internet entrepreneur gone wrong. Ulbricht, 29, allegedly operated the Silk Road, a sprawling $1.2 billion […]

Bigcommerce Raises $40 Million from Revolution Growth

Bigcommerce, a site that lets anyone create an online store, raised $40 million from Revolution Growth. Steve Case, co-founder of the Revolution Growth fund and founder of America Online, will also join Bigcommerce’s board. The Austin-based company, founded by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper in 2009, has raised $75 million to date. Bigcommerce’s software has […]

A Video Tour of Geekdom, Texas’ Largest Co-working Space

Nick Longo, director of Geekdom, provides this insight into Geekdom, a year-old collaborative coworking space in downtown San Antonio. It is Texas’ largest co-working site. Geekdom, which is a sponsor of Silicon Hills News, has expanded from the 11th floor to the 10th floor. It’s home to the TechStars Cloud. Geekdom 2.2 video from The […]

SXSW Branches Out to Las Vegas

Like countless pioneers, the quintessential Austin technology, music and film conference, South by Southwest ventures West. SXSW announced Tuesday that it plans to host SXSW V2V in Las Vegas next August 11th to 14th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The show will focus on entrepreneurial innovation. The four day event seeks to bring together […]

Bijoy Goswami on “We Are Austin Tech”

Every week, We Are Austin Tech, a group of entrepreneurs, technologists and other volunteers release a video highlighting someone who has contributed to the local technology industry. Last week’s video put the spotlight on Jason Cohen, founder of WPEngine and other startups including co-founding Capital Factory. We Are Austin Tech seeks to tell the story […]