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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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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

Austin Needs More Black People in Every Area of the Technology Industry

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The post Austin Needs More Black People in Every Area of the Technology Industry appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News The median net worth of a black family is projected to reach zero by 2053.

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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

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

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.

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

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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.