Burpy Expands to San Antonio and Houston

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Burpy, which expanded into the San […] The post Burpy Expands to San Antonio and Houston appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Aseem Ali Burpy Grocery delivery Houston Longhorn Startup San Antonio startups Texas

Dropoff Expands to Houston

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Austin-based Dropoff is now available in Houston. Houston businesses will be able to use Dropoff’s online platform to easily order same-day deliveries and to track them. Dropoff provides “accurate ETAs for pickups and deliveries, email confirmations and driver […] The post Dropoff Expands to Houston appeared first on SiliconHills. The startup provides same-day delivery for a variety of businesses. It originally launched in Austin last November.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Drew Houston

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This week, we present Drew Houston , the founder and CEO of Dropbox and a very impressive entrepreneur. Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed Drew Houston Dropbox entrepreneur investor Stanford Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner startup

$100,000 Houston Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge in partnership with DivInc

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This Tuesday we’ve chartered a bus and are coming to Houston with 30 investors, mentors and entrepreneurs to announce $100,000 just for Houston ! We’ll start off with an Epic Office Hours session of speed dating between Austin investors and Houston entrepreneurs in the afternoon.

Houston-based Alert Logic Acquires Austin-based Click Security

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Houston-based Alert Logic announced it has acquired Austin-based Click Security. The companies also provide complementary […] The post Houston-based Alert Logic Acquires Austin-based Click Security appeared first on SiliconHills. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alert Logic, security as a service solutions provider for the cloud, acquired Click Security to bolster its security analytics and threat detection solutions and to add to its security and engineering talent.

Instacart Delivers Booze on Demand in Austin and Houston

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Right now, […] The post Instacart Delivers Booze on Demand in Austin and Houston appeared first on SiliconHills. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Instacart, the popular food delivery service, announced Tuesday it has partnered with select liquor stores to offer alcohol deliveries in as little as an hour. The San Francisco-based startup has partnered with Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods to offer delivery of fine foods, wine, liquor and beer.

Houston-based Idera Buys CopperEgg of Austin

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Houston-based Idera has bought CopperEgg, an Austin-based startup that specialized in software to manage cloud-based applications. The post Houston-based Idera Buys CopperEgg of Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. To date, CopperEgg has raised $4.1 million and it makes software that can monitor public, private and hybrid cloud configurations online. It’s available as a software as a service model to [.]

MyTime Launches and Finds Austin Less “Bougie” than Dallas and Houston

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“You’re […] The post MyTime Launches and Finds Austin Less “Bougie” than Dallas and Houston appeared first on SiliconHills. MyTime allows people to book appointments online without any hassle. The app launched last November in Austin and lists more than 18,000 local businesses. It lets people book everything from haircuts to dog groomings to massages easily online.

At NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston for Expedition 37 Launch

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In July, I went to a NASA Social meetup at Johnson Space Center to learn about Astronaut fitness and wellness in space.

Founders Learn One Day at a Time Like Everybody Else

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Dropbox Co-Founder Drew Houston believes false mythologies about tech company founders do a disservice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Industry Experts Drew Houston Dropbox Stanford eCornerI like this a lot. The executive summary: .

How I Got My First Customer: I Volunteered For A Non-Profit

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Sam at Website Design Houston : “When I was starting out I was working for a non-profit for a few hours a week to help them build and manage their website.

CyrusOne Buys 22 Acres in Austin for Data Center Expansion

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CyrusOne, a Houston-based data center operator, looks like it’s set to expand further in Austin. Last year, CyrusOne bought 54 acres in San Antonio and Houston and it […] The post CyrusOne Buys 22 Acres in Austin for Data Center Expansion appeared first on SiliconHills.

Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey

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Austin Dell Technologies Houston Hurricane Harvey Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Michael and Susan Dell Michael Dell Rebuild Texas TexasMichael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies announced in a post on Facebook Friday plans to donate $36 million to a fund to Rebuild Texas. “We must rebuild the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey together,” Dell wrote. On Friday, Michael and Susan Dell launched the Rebuild Texas Fund with Gov.

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Tips on Raising Funds from Angel Investors at CTAN Workshop

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Austin Austin Startup Week Central Texas Angel Network CTAN Halo Fund Houston Angel Network HUVRData Rick TimminsBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Raising money is really, really hard, said Bob Baughman, co-founder of HUVRData. “I I thought it was hard enough just to develop some great new idea and get the business case, but funding is really hard,” Baughman said.

Payment Data Systems Buys Akimbo of San Antonio for $3 million

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San Antonio Akimbo Financial FiCentive Houston Frost Louis Hoch Payment Data Systems Payment Data Systems, an online payments company, announced Tuesday it has acquired Akimbo Financial for $3 million. Payment Data Systems is buying the company with common stock in two tranches with up to $300,000 in cash if any liabilities are assumed. Akimbo, founded in 2010, has raised $850,000 in investment.

Cinegif Raises $500,000 in Angel Funding

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The investors included the Baylor Angel Network and the Houston Angel Network and its Halo Fund. Austin Baylor Angel Network Cinegif Halo Fund Houston Angel Network HP Pulsepoint T3Media Cinegif, an Austin-based startup specializing in animated graphic technology, has just received $500,000 in angel funding. Cinegif plans to use the funding on sales and marketing for its cloud-based Graphics Interchange Format, known as GIF, marketing platform.

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Sprint Prepares to Launch its 4G LTE Network in San Antonio

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Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin Dallas Houston San Antonio smart network smart phones Sprint 4G LTE Vision NetworkA lot of consumers want smartphones to access data on the go. But smartphones only work well if they are connected to a smart network that can handle the bandwidth demand from consumers downloading videos, photos and music onto their mobile devices. Sprint Nextel Corp. has created a smart network, known as Network Vision, that [.].

A Slice of Silicon Hills Interviews Akimbo on Fast Cash

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A Slice of Silicon Hills San Antonio Akimbo Akimbo Card Debit Cards Geekdom Houston Frost technology By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News What is the fastest way to share money with friends and family? Always carry cash? Use pre-paid cards? With an Akimbo Card account, users can share money with any other Akimbo card holder instantly by using either a mobile app or the Akimbo Website via the internet. [.]

Super Bowls and Scenes

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mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich The University of Texas and the other great public and private universities in Texas – from my alma mater Texas A&M in College Station, to Rice University in Houston, and many more – serve to educate each new generation’s youth with the skills and knowledge to make their mark in the world. Mobile dallas Featured houston Maps mobileTech Tuesday Scenes Texas Venture Labs

Bunker Labs and Irreverent Warriors in Austin and Other Veterans Mobilize to Rescue People Following Hurricane Harvey

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On Monday morning following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, Johnathan Wojtewicz headed to Houston in his truck towing a Jet Ski equipped with a boat deck capable of rescuing nine to ten people and animals. But on the way to Houston, he ended up rescuing about 40 people stranded in their vehicles along the highway […].

Crowds Gather in Austin to Play Ingress, a Mobile Game Aimed at World Domination

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Amanda Saunders flew in from Houston to participate in the Ingress Shonin Anomaly [/caption]Dressed in blue, the color of the Resistance, Amanda Saunders flew in from Houston to do battle against the Enlightened in Austin on Saturday.

Walker Twitter Highlights: June 4th – 10th

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” [link] I’m excited that Bruno Tarabichi, a solid IP lawyer, just joined our team: [link] “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…” -Mark Cuban [link] Blog-Related New motivational vid post: “If You Live Without Fear, Anything Is Possible” [link] I just uploaded Drew Houston’s recent presentation at Stanford – some solid stuff: [link].

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Super Bowls and Scenes

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The University of Texas and the other great public and private universities in Texas – from my alma mater Texas A&M in College Station, to Rice University in Houston, and many more – serve to educate each new generation’s youth with the skills and knowledge to make their mark in the world. Specific to mobile, then, we took another step this week in mapping the broader mobile scene in two other Texas cities: Dallas and Houston. mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich.

Preaching the Texas Startup Manifesto at SXSW

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He wrote the Texas Startup Manifesto last year and has worked diligently since then to bring Texas’ major cities together: Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. Joshua Baer, founder of Capital Factory is bullish on Texas.

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ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

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Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […] The post ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service appeared first on SiliconHills.

Disco Moves its Headquarters to Austin and Plans to Hire 150 Employees

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Disco announced this week plans to move its corporate headquarters to Austin from Houston. The company, which makes software for the legal industry, cited Austin’s talent pool, the city’s top universities and the overall technology community as reasons to relocate.

Mr. Candidate.

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I was surprised he did not blurt out NASA (of course not, given how big NASA is in Houston. Rick Perry in a brain freeze during the Presidential debate last night could not remember which federal agency he would cut. Industry Commentary

Geekdom Launches a Community Fund to Ignite Startups

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The epicenter of San Antonio’s startup system downtown is Geekdom, which occupies its own building, the historic Rand Building, on Houston street. Launched in 2011, Geekdom has grown to become the hub of startup activity and now the technology co-working site and collaborative workspace has become a source of capital to ignite the ideas that […]. The post Geekdom Launches a Community Fund to Ignite Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Businesses and Individuals Donate Millions to Help with Relief Efforts

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Houston, Beaumont, and the Port Arthur area received more than 50 inches of rain in a short amount of time flooding many houses and businesses and wreaking […]. Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas hard and with billions of dollars in losses, it is proving to be one of the costliest natural disasters in our nation’s history.

San Antonio Investors Launch an Angel Network

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San Antonio doesn’t attract as much venture capital as Austin, Houston and Dallas. But now a group of high net worth individuals are trying to change that. Last week, they launched the San Antonio Angel Network and announced Chris Burney, a former Rackspace executive, as its executive director. While San Antonio has had investment funds, […] The post San Antonio Investors Launch an Angel Network appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Ten Takeaways from VentureCrushATX

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But lately, a number of venture capital firms have launched big funds here and others from Silicon Valley, Houston and Boston have offices here or regularly […] The post Ten Takeaways from VentureCrushATX appeared first on SiliconHills. In Austin, new entrepreneurs often struggle to get cash, especially that early investment to fuel their startups from inception to billion dollar ventures. Austin is also known for bootstrapping.

Austin Ranks First in the Nation as the Best Place for Startups

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Austin claimed the top spot, followed by New York, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. Austin ranks first in the nation for the best place for startups, according to a new survey from Sungard Availability Services. The survey ranked the cities based on startup survival rates, graduate talent and density […] The post Austin Ranks First in the Nation as the Best Place for Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Between the Queen’s Honour and Brexit, it was a Memorable Week for Austin Tech Delegation

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First, the director of international for Capital Factory learned from the British Consulate in Houston that he had been named a Most Excellent Member of the British Empire for his services to U.K.-U.S. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News It has been an almost surrealistic couple of weeks for Fred Schmidt.

Tech Condemns #MuslimBan

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Tim Cook from Apple, Sergey Brin from Google, Elon Musk from Space X and Tesla, Paul Graham from Y Combinator, Drew Houston from Dropbox… Continue reading on Austin Startups ». tech travel immigration politics entrepreneurship

OneSpot Brings Relevance to Internet Ad Space

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Two decades ago Cohen built the Houston Chronicle’s first website and developed the paper’s digital strategy. BY LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News Matt Cohen is an old-school content guy. At the paper, Cohen noted that whenever they did reader surveys, subscribers always ranked the paper-edition advertisements among the top three things they […] The post OneSpot Brings Relevance to Internet Ad Space appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin and San Antonio Top Growing Metro Areas for 2014

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Houston […] The post Austin and San Antonio Top Growing Metro Areas for 2014 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin and San Antonio are the number one and two respectively, metropolitan areas with the most momentum going into 2014, according to this Forbes story.

EyeQ Lands $1.2 Million in Funding

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Corsa Ventures, DreamIt, Houston Angel Network, South Coast Angel Network and other angel […] The post EyeQ Lands $1.2 In 2012, eyeQ won the Texas Ventures Labs Investment Competition. And it has come a long way since then. The company, founded by two Texas MBA students, Michael Garel and Harish Jayakumar, just announced Monday it has landed $1.2 million in funding.

San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week

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First, Geekdom set up operations in downtown San Antonio at the Weston Centre and then moved to its own building, the Rand on Houston St. For more than four years, San Antonio’s technology community has been percolating with excitement amidst a ground swell of support bubbling up to create a vibrant startup industry. And now, […] The post San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

LiveOak Venture Partners Invests $2 Million in CS Disco

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LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin has invested $2 million in CS Disco, a Houston-based software company. CS Disco plans to use the Series A funds “to triple the size of its engineering, sales, and operations teams and expand its offices in Houston in 2014,” according to a news release.

Parqer Brings Cashless Valet to Austin

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Founded by a University of Texas alum, Parqer launched in Dallas in May and has quickly expanded across the city and to locations in Arlington, Houston, and now - Austin. A new, better way to pay, Parqer is an exciting new app enabling consumers to pay their valet through their mobile app.

Parking Panda Launches in Austin

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The service is now available statewide with service in Dallas, Houston, […] The post Parking Panda Launches in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Finding a parking spot in downtown Austin can be a challenge especially during major events. Now Parking Panda, a free app that lets drivers find, reserve and redeem parking in advance, seeks to make that task a lot easier. It has launched in Austin.

EORA-3D and Quizling Win Australia’s Pitch Competition

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And the country’s tech startups performed well, said Patrick Hanlon, Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul General in the Houston Australian Consulate-General. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Australia showed off its tech industry in a major way at South by Southwest Interactive 2017. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, known as […] The post EORA-3D and Quizling Win Australia’s Pitch Competition appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Running From Aspen to Basalt

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Houston and Hurricane Harvey floated around. I’m running my 25th marathon in South Dakota on 10/8/17. My training has been going well and I’m now in a zone of 30+ miles a week with a long run once a week in the high teens.