Austin Tech Events to Attend in May

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May 1-2 FUND Conference When: May 1st and May 2nd Where: Fairmount Hotel in Downtown Austin Why: FUND Conference hosts an event in Austin annually to promote connections among entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts. May 2nd Austin Tech […]. Austin

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MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator

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MassChallenge Texas announced it has accepted 74 startups into its latest program in Austin which kicks off in June. The post MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin-based Affinegy is Acquired by NISC

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And Austin-based Affinegy, a 13-year-old company that creates software to manage Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things, has been at the forefront of the industry. The post Austin-based Affinegy is Acquired by NISC appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups

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By LAURA LOREKPublisher of Silicon Hills News The Founder Institute opened in Austin a little over a year ago and has already graduated three classes and helped dozens of entrepreneurs. They thought Austin needed more founders and […]. Austin

Austin Tech Events to Attend in April

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But Austin’s tech community is not disappointing in the month of April. And Zoho is having its annual user conference: Zoholics in Austin for three days at the Palmer […]. The post Austin Tech Events to Attend in April appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based KERV Interactive Raises $11 Million in Funding

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KERV Interactive, an Austin-based video ad startup, has raised $11 million in funding. The post Austin-based KERV Interactive Raises $11 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinVestech Partners, a private equity group, led the investment.

Mastercard Buys Austin-based Vyze

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Mastercard announced Tuesday that it has acquired Austin-based Vyze, a cloud-based financial technology company. The post Mastercard Buys Austin-based Vyze appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

VC Firm Firebrand Ventures Opens Austin Office

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And now he’s becoming a venture capitalist and joining Firebrand Ventures as a partner and opening its second office in Austin. Firebrand’s focus is investing in seed stage companies in Austin and the Midwest. Austin

Zoho Plans to Go Big in Austin but Also Wants to Keep Things Weird

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By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Zoho wants to keep things weird in Austin. to a 368-acre campus near the Austin airport. “I I like Austin,” said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho’s founder and CEO, […]. Austin

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RapidDeploy Opens US Headquarters in Austin

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By Laura Lorek, Publisher of Silicon Hills News RapidDeploy, a South African company that has created an emergency platform based on cloud technology, is branching out to Austin. The post RapidDeploy Opens US Headquarters in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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The Biggest, Baddest Austin Startup Week Ever

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It’s hard to believe it’s the eighth annual Austin Startup Week. Austin Startup Week was one of the first events Silicon Hills News covered when the site launched in September of 2011. Austin was a […]. Austin

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TechStars Austin – The Newest TechStars Location

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I’m excited to join David Cohen and his team in announcing TechStars in Austin. From the TechStars blog: “The Managing Director of TechStars Austin is Jason Seats. Jason is moving down the road from San Antonio to Austin and we’re confident that he will be a big part of growing both TechStars and the startup community in his new home. TechStars will operate out of Capital Factory in downtown Austin. TechStars austin

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Austin-based eRelevance Suddenly Shuts Down

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The Austin-based startup posted a notice on its Facebook page on Monday “Due to an unexpected situation, as of April 15, 2019, eRelevance Corporation has ceased its operations.” The post Austin-based eRelevance Suddenly Shuts Down appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Techstars Announces its Austin 2019 Cohort

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Techstars is one of Austin’s oldest and most recognized accelerator programs. The companies come from Los Angeles, Chattanooga, TN, Toronto, Canada, Houston, TX, and Austin. The post Techstars Announces its Austin 2019 Cohort appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

OJO Labs Gets a Swanky New Office at CityView in Austin

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Soon, OJO Labs, an artificial intelligence startup, will have one of the best views in Austin. OJO’s outdoor terrace offers a stunning view of the Texas State Capitol and downtown Austin along Congress Ave. Austin

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Austin-based DISCO Raises $83 Million

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The startup, which moved to Austin in August of last year from Houston, has raised $135 million to date. The post Austin-based DISCO Raises $83 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin Startups Pitch at Oracle’s Cloud Accelerator Demo Day

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Global Startup Ecosystem Showcase at its Austin Waterfront Campus on Tuesday. The event featured pitches from startups selected to participate in Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The six-month accelerator took place at Capital Factory in downtown Austin. The post Austin Startups Pitch at Oracle’s Cloud Accelerator Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Nine Austin Startups Make the SXSW Pitch List

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Five finalists and four alternates from Austin made the list for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch event to be held at SXSW in March. The post Nine Austin Startups Make the SXSW Pitch List appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Ten Books for Entrepreneurs Recommended by Austin Entrepreneurs

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News In two seasons of the Ideas to Invoices podcast, Silicon Hills News has interviewed dozens of highly successful Austin entrepreneurs and many of them recommended books on their podcasts. Austin

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Paradromics Moved from Silicon Valley to Austin and is Creating a Brain Modem

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It’s not science fiction but a real device that is being developed in Austin. The post Paradromics Moved from Silicon Valley to Austin and is Creating a Brain Modem appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based argodesign Expands to Europe with an Office in Amsterdam

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Austin-based argodesign announced this week it has expanded to Europe with the opening of a new office in Amsterdam. The post Austin-based argodesign Expands to Europe with an Office in Amsterdam appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Evonik of Germany Buys Austin-Based Structured Polymers

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Evonik, a German company, has acquired Austin-based Structured Polymers, a startup focused on 3D printing. The post Evonik of Germany Buys Austin-Based Structured Polymers appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

AI Startup Imandra Moves its Headquarters from London to Austin and Lands $5 Million in Funding

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By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News In 2004, at the University of Texas at Austin, Denis Ignatovich and Grant Passmore met and became roommates soon after. Austin

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25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019

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This year, three of the startups featured in our 2018 Austin Tech Calendar were acquired by larger companies. The post 25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019 appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinH-E-B bought Favor for an undisclosed price. Go Daddy bought Mainstreet Hub for an undisclosed price. And News Corp. bought Opcity for $210 million. Now, Silicon Hills News has highlighted 25 startups we think will make some […].

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Austin Technology Council’s Amber Gunst is Focused on Growing and Scaling Austin Software Companies

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Helping 10 Austin software companies to become billion-dollar companies and another 100 to $100 million in revenue in the next decade is the big hairy audacious goal of the Austin Technology Council. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office

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Procore Technologies, which makes construction management software, has expanded its operations in Austin. Procore […] The post Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News From dog walking services to robot teaching assistants, 10 startup founders pitched their ventures at the sixth annual Techstars Austin Demo Day. The post 10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin Abdicates Innovation

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This week KXAN ran a story titled “ Key players warn Austin is being left behind in 5G future.” The City of Austin lags behind every single major metro in the state when it comes to granting applications for small cell site permits. Austin has two. The ramifications that this has for Austin’s future is terrifying. The City of Austin blames the lack of small cell permits issued on others, making this a state versus local fight. Sadly Austin isn’t even close.

Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs

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One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. Austin’s population is on the rise for other reasons, but in the end, it’s one of the fastest growing destinations for young people. Another aspect of Austin’s appeal is the absence of income tax in Texas.

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Apple to Expand in North Austin with a $1 Billion Campus with 5,000 More Jobs

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Apple Thursday announced a new $1 billion campus in North Austin with 5,000 additional jobs. Apple also reports the 133-acre campus, which is less than a mile from its existing facilities, could grow to 15,000 employees and is expected to make Apple the largest private employer in Austin.

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Cirrus Logic and Ten Other Austin Companies Make the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters List

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It’s no secret that driving in Austin, especially for downtown workers, has become one of the biggest aggravations about working or living in the city. Austin ranked 14th among the most congested cities in the U.S. Austin

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Silicon Hills News Unveils the Companies Featured in its 2019 Austin Tech Startup Calendar

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Silicon Hills News’ 2019 Austin Tech Calendar Party took place on January 24th at Opcity in Austin. The post Silicon Hills News Unveils the Companies Featured in its 2019 Austin Tech Startup Calendar appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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The Defense Innovation Center Officially Opens at Capital Factory in Austin

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The post The Defense Innovation Center Officially Opens at Capital Factory in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Spredfast and Lithium Rebrand to Khoros and Select Austin for its New Headquarters

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Austin is the new headquarters of Khoros, the combined company of Spredfast and Lithium. The post Spredfast and Lithium Rebrand to Khoros and Select Austin for its New Headquarters appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Cision Acquires Austin-based TrendKite for $225 Million

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Chicago-based Cision announced Wednesday that it has acquired Austin-based TrendKite for $225 million. The post Cision Acquires Austin-based TrendKite for $225 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Get Amped Up, Austin!

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All of Central Texas is coming together on March 1st for Amplify Austin Day. This year, Austin’s non profits and organizers hope to raise $10 million in just 24 hours. I recently heard someone say that Amplify Austin is the Amazon of giving. Get Amped Up, Austin!

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Capital One Buys Austin-based Wikibuy

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Capital One this week announced its acquisition of Wikibuy, an Austin-based online website that allows shoppers to compare prices for items. Wikibuy, founded in 2016, has 20 employees, based at 3939 Bee Cave Road in Austin. Austin

The Top 25 Austin Tech Stories of 2018

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By Laura Lorek, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin is the hottest tech hub in Texas. The post The Top 25 Austin Tech Stories of 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin Entrepreneurs Talk About Building a Business at the Black in Tech Summit

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The biggest problem Mark Phillip encountered in building a technology business in Austin was finding funding. The post Austin Entrepreneurs Talk About Building a Business at the Black in Tech Summit appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

September Tech Events to Attend in Austin

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Austin’s colleges are back in session. The post September Tech Events to Attend in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Universities Play a Key Role in Austin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Austin’s universities play a critical role in the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the first university tract during Austin Startup Week, Ashley Jennings, program manager in the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin, led a panel discussion on the importance of entrepreneurship on campus with experts from local universities. Austin

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Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

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SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raliegh, North Carolina. The post Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A group of technology entrepreneurs from Austria visited Austin this week as part of a U.S. Ambassador […] The post Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinState Department International Visitors Leadership program. They had meetings with entrepreneurs, government officials and others at Capital Factory, City Hall, TechRanch and other locations around town. Alexa Wesner, the U.S.