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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Lyft Launches Electric Scooters and Bikes in Austin

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Lyft launched its dockless electric scooters and bikes in Austin Tuesday. The ride-hailing company joins Uber which launched Jump, dockless electric scooters in October in Austin and bikes last summer. Other electric scooter companies operating in Austin include Lime and Bird.

Startups, voting in Austin

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Voting in Austin The Startup Perspective The “I voted” sticker, shown here in English and Spanish. I contacted another person involved with media in Austin to find out a different perspective, Naji H. I’m excited to see how many Austin Startup CEOs will ultimately join the pledge.

News Corp. Buys Austin-based Opcity for $210 Million

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has entered into an agreement to buy Austin-based Opcity for $210 million. Buys Austin-based Opcity for $210 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinNews Corp., one of the world’s largest media companies, announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Move, Inc.

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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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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SourceDay Gets $6.5 Million in Funding and Plans to Double in Size in Austin

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The Austin-based company has created […]. Million in Funding and Plans to Double in Size in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinManufacturing companies rely on suppliers to get parts on time to fill production orders and deliver goods on time.

Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Do Austin entrepreneurs think big enough? The conclusion is often that Austin needs bigger thinkers. Jimmy Treybig and Brett Hurt,” panel […] The post Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Microsoft Buys Austin-based XOXCO

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Microsoft buys Austin-based XOXCO, a software product design and development studio known for its conversational artificial intelligence and bot development. The post Microsoft Buys Austin-based XOXCO appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ben Brown and Katie Spence started XOXCO in 2008. The company raised $1.5 million in 2015 from “Bloomberg Beta, True Ventures, a small angel group called […].

Texas Health Catalyst at UT Austin Showcases Early-Stage Projects at its Demo Day

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These are really, really early innovations,” said Nishi Viswanathan, director, Texas Health Catalyst at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. The post Texas Health Catalyst at UT Austin Showcases Early-Stage Projects at its Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills.

Health Insurance Startup Sana Benefits Moves Headquarters to Austin

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The post Health Insurance Startup Sana Benefits Moves Headquarters to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinHealth insurance is broken from administration to customer experience and Sana Benefits wants to fix it.

Five Austin Startups Pitch at Sputnik ATX’s Demo Day

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Sputnik ATX, an Austin-based accelerator, held its second Demo Day last week featuring presentations from the five startups in its latest cohort. The invite-only event for accredited investors was held at Sputnik ATX’s offices in downtown Austin. The post Five Austin Startups Pitch at Sputnik ATX’s Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. The post Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

U.S. Army Futures Command Center Seeks to Collaborate with Austin Startups

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Army Futures Command Center, based in Austin. Army Futures Command Center Seeks to Collaborate with Austin Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe U.S.

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Austin startup launches ridesharing service between Austin and Houston

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Hitch’s mission is to connect people who need to travel between neighboring cities with drivers who are already making the trip, and today they are officially launching service between Austin and Houston. for a 150-mile ride from Austin to Houston. news rideshare austin travel houston

French Tech Austin Launches at SXSW

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By Laura Lorek Publisher with Silicon Hills News At a breakfast meeting, Sunday at South by Southwest, Austin, and France launched a new website and movement designed to bring the two technology communities closer. The post French Tech Austin Launches at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” I vividly recall the moment when I connected on this level with Austin Gunter — our social media keymaster (are you the gatekeeper?), I was about to give a night-time talk about making websites fast at a local Austin PHP users group; did anyone at the office want to come?

Amazon Opens Game Development Office in Austin

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Amazon is opening a game development office in Austin focused on Lumberyard, a free game engine deeply integrated with Amazon Web Services and Twitch. Amazon opened a corporate office in Austin in the Domain at 11501 Alterra Parkway about a year ago, according to a report from KXAN.

Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million

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Austin-based Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners led the Series A round. The post Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinSpyCloud announced this week that it has received $5 million in venture capital funding.

What Austin Wants to Be When it Grows Up

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By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News It started out as one of those tired debates about whether Austin—being a city where people want to live and not work 22 hours a day—could ever be another Silicon Valley. Austin

Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities

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That’s the big takeaway from the first ever Austin Cannabis Entrepreneurs conference held last Thursday and Friday at […]. The post Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Condé Nast Plans to Go Big in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Condé Nast is going to “go big” in Austin, said Robert Sauerberg, the company’s CEO. We’re going to be a dominate player in Austin and that’s our goal. Austin

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H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor

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Favor, the startup delivery service based in Austin, just got bought by one of the largest grocery companies in Texas, San Antonio-based H-E-B. The post H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San AntonioUnder the deal, Favor will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B and it will continue to operate as a separate brand led by Chief Executive Officer and President Jag Bath and all […].

Austin, Meet Dallas

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The program, overall, is a top 25-ranked entrepreneurship program in the country, right up there with our UT Austin and Texas A&M brethren. Before I made the move, like many of my Austin colleagues and friends, I had developed a high-level impression of the city.

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Bigcommerce Expands to Downtown Austin

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Bigcommerce is moving into part of Mass Relevance’s former offices at 800 Brazos in downtown Austin, Silicon Hills News has learned. The office will house Zing, an Austin-based startup […] The post Bigcommerce Expands to Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin BigcommerceThe e-commerce software company has leased 4,500 square feet of space left vacate when Spredfast bought Mass Relevance last year. Mass Relevance occupied 12,500 square feet.

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Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

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Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town. on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America. Austin

Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed

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The post Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinRetailMeNot announced Tuesday the acquisition of LowestMed, a website that compares prescription drug prices and provides mobile or printable coupons.

Amazon Launches Warriors@Amazon Group in Austin

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Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub on Monday launched Warriors@Amazon. The post Amazon Launches Warriors@Amazon Group in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals

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In Austin, Google Fiber unveiled three murals throughout the city that the company commissioned from local artists. In Austin, three […]. The post Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin