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

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

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MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas kicked off Monday evening with a big crowd at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin. “I The post MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinI want Texas to be the place where startups come to innovate,” said Mike Millard, managing director for MassChallenge Texas. The global accelerator is now accepting applications […].

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AMD Acquires Austin-based Nitero

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announced this week it has acquired Austin-based Nitero, which makes chips to stream virtual reality and augmented reality content to wireless headsets. million in two rounds from two investors, according to its Crunchbase profile. […] The post AMD Acquires Austin-based Nitero appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinAMD, based in Sunnyvale, Calif.,

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.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Visits Austin and Announces New Training Program with Austin Community College

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At Capital Factory Friday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new partnership with the Austin Community College District to offer its App Development with Swift curriculum to students. The post Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Visits Austin and Announces New Training Program with Austin Community College appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin ACC app development Apple Austin Community College Skills technology Tim Cook workforce

GE Aviation Launches a Digital Collaboration Center in Austin

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GE Aviation is in Austin. The business, a division of General Electric based in Cincinnati, Ohio, officially opened up its Austin digital collaboration center last week. Austin

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Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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It may be the heart of the summer and the Texas heat is going strong, but that doesn’t mean technology activity has slowed down in Austin. Silicon Hills News has highlighted five events to attend in Austin this week. Austin

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KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin

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KUKA ATX is a new robotics research and development center in Austin focused on industrial robots for factory production. The Austin […] The post KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Serial Entrepreneur Jan Ryan Advocates for Austin’s Creative Economy on Ideas to Invoices

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Jan Ryan is a well-known advocate for women in tech in the Austin community. She founded Women@Austin in 2013 after identifying a need for women to promote themselves and their companies in Austin. In October, Ryan joined the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin in the new position of Director […]. The post Serial Entrepreneur Jan Ryan Advocates for Austin’s Creative Economy on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine

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Optimizely, based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday it has purchased Austin-based Experiment Engine. Experiment Engine, a graduate of the Austin Techstars program, creates tools and services that help companies test products online. Claire Vo, Experiment Engine’s CEO and Founder, will join Optimizely and continue to manage […] The post Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

TriNet Expands Austin Office

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TriNet, a human resources solutions company, has expanded its Austin office in the Research Park area and has hired more than 80 new engineers. TriNet is focused on serving small to midsize businesses […] The post TriNet Expands Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe company, based in San Leandro, Calif., now occupies 33,557 square feet of offices with employees focused on technology, sales and service.

Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016

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The company is founded […] The post Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters

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In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler. AustinAnd on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters.

Emma Takes Email Roadshow to Austin

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The post Emma Takes Email Roadshow to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinEmail is still the backbone of an effective marketing campaign, said Karen Gragg, vice president of marketing at Emma. Marketers report email generates the most return on investment with a 47 percent return, compared to the next highest platform, social media, with a 19 percent return, according to Gragg. Emma held an event Thursday afternoon […].

InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. 16th

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In 2003, Austin’s tech industry looked much different than it does today. But despite the upheaval in the industry, Sean Lowery, executive director of InnoTech Austin, saw the city’s potential for a rebirth of […]. The post InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. AustinThe dot com crash had led to many Internet startups failing and even established companies like Intel halted expansion plans here.

Oracle Acquires Austin-based StackEngine

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Oracle announced last Friday that it has acquired StackEngine, a year old Austin-based startup focused on cloud computing. Last October, StackEngine, a platform for Docker apps, announced it had raised $1 million in seed […] The post Oracle Acquires Austin-based StackEngine appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinAll of the employees of StackEngine will join Oracle, the company announced. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office

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ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence company, announced Wednesday plans to open a sales and customer service office in Austin. ThousandEyes plans to hire about 30 sales and customer service employees by the end of the year to staff […] The post ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

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.

Galvanize Austin’s Mission is to Change Lives

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News At Galvanize Austin’s one year anniversary party on Friday, Jim Deters, the company’s CEO and founder, lauded the company’s accomplishments and how it has changed lives. The way you change the world is you democratize access for entrepreneurs to have employable skill sets,” Deters said. […] The post Galvanize Austin’s Mission is to Change Lives appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin

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2nd street might look like any new skyscraper in downtown Austin. The post Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBY LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News From the outside, 500 W. But inside, it’s got that Google flair with scooters in the lobby, a swing, balance boards, a ceiling made of recycled canoes, an Airstream trailer food truck, outdoor movie theater, dog […].

Procore Technologies is Booming in Austin, Along with the Construction Industry it Serves

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News This is a sponsored post In 2013, Procore Technologies launched in Austin with two guys working out of a roughly 2,200 square foot house, built in the 1930s. Austin

Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Well Beyond Care, an online caregiving matchmaker service, won the first Rice Alliance-Austin Chapter and Central Texas Angel Network pitch competition on Wednesday night at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. The Austin-based startup winner received a prize package worth more than $100,000 including “in kind” prizes […] The post Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Why Are People Moving to Austin?

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LawnStarter has created a great infographic to explain why people are moving to Austin. This infographic is brought to you by Lawnstarter Austin Lawn Care The post Why Are People Moving to Austin? Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

12 Startups Named to 2016 Austin A-List

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In a standing room only theater, a dozen Austin startups, ranging from emerging companies to bigger ventures, received awards Wednesday night as part of the Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups. Austin

HIred Opens Austin Office

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Hired, a recruiting firm for technical talent, announced Wednesday it’s opening an office in Austin. To bring more technology talent […] The post HIred Opens Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe San Francisco-based company has more than 60 local clients including RetailMeNot, Spiceworks, Reaction, Sparefoot, Umbel, and Under Armour’s new Connected Fitness headquarters. The jobs for technical positions on Hired.com range from $75,000 to $250,000.

Ten Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 in Austin and San Antonio

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This year Silicon Hills News is spotlighting the top 10 tech trends to watch in Austin and San Antonio in 2017. Austin San Antonio

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.

Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pakistan is working hard to grow a tech ecosystem, and this week signed agreements both with the City of Austin and Capital Factory to further those efforts. A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Austin and the City of Lahore was signed by Mayor Adler and […] The post Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based ClearDATA Raises $12 Million in VC Funding

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Austin-based ClearDATA announced Thursday that it has raised $12 million in venture capital funding. “ClearDATA […] The post Austin-based ClearDATA Raises $12 Million in VC Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe company plans to use the funds to expand its healthcare-exclusive, HIPAA-compliant cloud.

Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort

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For the first time half of the Techstars Austin cohort hails from Austin. This is the fourth class for the popular Techstar accelerator in Austin and the first one led by its new managing director, Amos Schwartzfarb. It wasn’t a field in the spreadsheets […] The post Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards

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It’s time to nominate the best companies in Austin for the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List awards. The A-List awards recognizes Austin’s “hottest innovators and startups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to […] The post Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Procore Technologies Hosts Summer Solstice Kick-Off Party for Austin Tech Community

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The event takes place at Procore’s Austin office at 221 W. It’s not often that we […] The post Procore Technologies Hosts Summer Solstice Kick-Off Party for Austin Tech Community appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

WeWork Opens Second Location Near UT Austin’s North Campus

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By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News WeWork opened its second Austin location, “WeWork University Park” on Monday. Interstate 35, near the University of Texas at Austin’s North Campus area. Austin

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Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week

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Silicon Hills News would like to thank Alamo Beer, our beer sponsor for the event along with Tito’s Vodka, our […] The post Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there.

Austin Startups Need More Funding Sources

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Austin ranks first for startup activity but 12th in the nation for venture capital funding, according to a new report. Edward’s University, backed by the Austin Technology Council and the Austin Chamber of Commerce finds the city needs more funding sources. The report compared Austin […] The post Austin Startups Need More Funding Sources appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Increasing Diversity in Austin’s Tech Ecosystem

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Last year, SXSW declared diversity in tech as its […] The post Increasing Diversity in Austin’s Tech Ecosystem appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News South by Southwest, the nation’s largest technology conference, has worked hard to tackle diversity in technology to get more people who are not middle aged white guys as speakers and participants, said Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive.

Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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We’re still basking in the glow of the Austin Technology Calendar Party last Friday at Galvanize Austin. If you missed it and you want a Austin 2017 Wall Sized Tech Calendar for $30 each, please contact Laura Lorek. Austin always has a lot of […] The post Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinIt was a great event and a good time for all.

Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office

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Klug, who has […] The post Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A few years ago, Michael Klug left his job as co-founder and chief technology officer at Zebra Imaging.