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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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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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.

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.

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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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-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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

VC Joe Lonsdale Tells UT Austin Students Not to Start a Company

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Don’t start a company, Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir Technologies and 8VC, told a couple hundred University of Texas at Austin students. “I The post VC Joe Lonsdale Tells UT Austin Students Not to Start a Company appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

Six Startups Join Oracle’s Global Startup Ecosystem Hub in Austin

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Oracle this week announced six startups will join its inaugural class as part of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem hub in Austin. The six startups entering our inaugural Austin program are ready to scale innovative enterprise technologies, and we are looking forward to being a […]. The post Six Startups Join Oracle’s Global Startup Ecosystem Hub in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. 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.

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.

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

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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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

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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?

Austin’s Booming Tech Scene is Going Global, so Should its Creative Agencies

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By DAVE MANZER Swyft Communications Sponsored Post The only industry booming in Austin more than commercial real estate — nearly 10 buildings over 40 stories are either approved or in the planning phase for downtown — is the tech industry. According to Crunchbase, Austin startups raised $368 million across 39 deals in the first quarter […]. The post Austin’s Booming Tech Scene is Going Global, so Should its Creative Agencies appeared first on SiliconHills.

OJO Labs Acquires WolfNet and Plans to Grow Big in Austin

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OJO Labs, an artificial intelligence and machine learning startup, has turned down multiple acquisition offers because it’s building a big company in Austin, said John Berkowitz, its co-founder. “We We believe that we have the beginning of one of the largest companies ever to come out of Austin,” Berkowitz said. “We’re The post OJO Labs Acquires WolfNet and Plans to Grow Big in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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 […].

UT Austin Chemistry Assistant Professor Receives MacArthur Fellowship

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MacArthur Foundation has named Livia Eberlin, 32, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, as one of its fellows for 2018. The post UT Austin Chemistry Assistant Professor Receives MacArthur Fellowship appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe John D. and Catherine T.

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Ten Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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Submit your ideas for a chance to present at Austin’s top tech conference. Despite it being summertime, it doesn’t look like the Austin tech community is taking a vacation. There are lots of Austin tech events to attend this week including one put […].

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.

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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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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Nine Techstars Impact Startups Pitch at Demo Day in Austin

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The post Nine Techstars Impact Startups Pitch at Demo Day in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News While studying drug cartels in Mexico City, Cory Siskind noticed the city lacked transparency on reporting high crime areas.

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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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

London-based Finastra Acquires Austin-based Malauzai

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London-based Finastra announced this week its acquisition of Austin-based Malauzai, a provider of mobile and Internet banking solutions. The post London-based Finastra Acquires Austin-based Malauzai appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

U.S. Army Futures Command Center Opens in Austin

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Army Futures Command Center, based at the University of Texas at Austin, is officially open. Army Futures Command Center Opens in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinIn a ceremony last Friday, the U.S. Secretary of the Army Mark T.

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25 Companies Named Winners of the 2018 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News For the eighth time, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce celebrated Austin’s hottest startups at its A-List Award ceremony. Austin

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Vista Equity Partners Backs Austin-based YouEarnedIt

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YouEarnedIt, a startup focused on rewarding employees at companies, has landed an investment from Vista Equity Partners, based in Austin. The Austin based startup also received investment from its previous investors, Ridge Ventures and Silverton Partners. Austin