Megabus to Provide Service Between Austin and San Antonio

It’s not high-speed rail, but any kind of effort to connect San Antonio and Austin and provide the free-flow of the workforce in the region is a welcome one. Megabus.com will begin service in Texas on June 19th. The express bus company is offering fares from $1 to travel to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and […]

$80 Million Texas Emerging Technology Fund Available to Tech Startups

San Antonio-based Startech Foundation is now accepting applications to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund from south central Texas based technology startups. The program is aimed at providing seed stage funding for technology startups, university faculty and others focused on emerging technology. “Funds may be used for any legitimate business purpose but the primary focus of […]

Startup Weekend Austin sells out but wannabe attendees vie for a ticket

Startup Weekend Austin kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. The event features a group of people who come up with business ideas and then spend 54 hours together hammering out the details and launching the companies. The event, which takes places at HubAustin Coworking at 4930 S. Congress Ave, is so popular that it […]

Storify Won the Top Award for Social Media at SXSW

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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 […]

Bazaarvoice set to go public Friday

Bazaarvoice plans to offer 9.5 million shares of stock in its initial public offering, raising $114 million. The stock, priced at $12 a share and traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol, BV, will begin trading Friday morning, according to a news release from Bazaarvoice. The Austin-based company is offering 9 million shares and […]

Austin Entrepreneur Andrew Busey joins Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures announced that Andrew Busey, a well-known Austin entrepreneur, has joined its firm as a venture partner. Busey formerly served as vice present and general manager at Zynga, makers of Farmville. “In his new role, Andrew will help the venture team identify and attract very early-stage companies,” John Thornton, general partner of Austin Ventures, […]

Tech Ranch Austin helps move startups forward

Every Tuesday, Arthur Chong drives 144 miles from the Houston suburb of Katy to Tech Ranch Austin. He’s part of Venture Forth 12, an 8-week $495 class at Tech Ranch Austin that covers everything from creating a three-year financial forecast to putting together a pitch deck, a set of 10 slides to pitch a company […]

Austin’s A List of Startups

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has culled through its list of Austin startups and tapped into its Technology Partnership to come up with an A-List of startups for 2012. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's A List of Startups View more presentations from Laura Lorek

10 big tech events for Austin-San Antonio in 2011

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