Startup America comes to Texas

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Startup Texas launched today. With Michael Dell on the board of Startup America, it’s natural that Texas is one of the latest regions selected by the organization to help foster entrepreneurship. Startup America launched earlier this year and is a private-public partnership initiated by President Obama and the White House. But Steve Case, CEO of […]

Made In Austin career fair matches technology start-ups with students

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Local tech start-ups want to keep as much homegrown talent in town as possible. So they created Made In Austin, a job fair that matches area students with start-ups looking for technology talent. The first event, featuring 100 tech companies and more than 500 registered students, took place Tuesday night at the AT&T Executive Education […]

Austin-San Antonio tech start-up incubators, accelerators and other programs

So many central Texas start-ups have taken off recently and some of them may need a boost to get to the next level. This list of Austin and San Antonio incubators and accelerators help companies with a leg up in the marketplace. Some of them have rigorous application and screening processes. Check them out to […]

KLRU’s Capital of Innovation highlights Austin entrepreneurship

If you were so busy Wednesday night preparing for the big turkey day, that you forgot to set the DVR and you missed Austin public television station KLRU’s new gem of a program that focuses on Austin innovation, don’t worry. KLRU plans to re-run the program, Capital of Innovation: Episode #101, which debuted Wednesday night. […]

Austin start-up Enlyton.me makes sharing bookmarks easy

Chris W. McKinzie with Enlyton will be giving SiliconHillsNews.com a demonstration of its bookmarking technology today. Here’s a video explaining the company’s product. I’ll have more to share later.

Round-up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

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Are you wonder struck over the amount of money, deals and companies flowing into the Austin area? It’s exciting times in the Silicon Hills, the high-tech region of Austin and San Antonio. Not only is Austin, which is known for its start-up culture and high-technology ventures, taking off like a shotgun blast, but San Antonio’s […]

Hacking the night away at Geekdom

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Hackers gathered at Geekdom Friday night to socialize, listen to a speaker and build stuff. About 50 people attended Start-up Ignite’s second all night Hack-a-thon in downtown San Antonio. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with pizza and soda and socializing, followed by a candid presentation from start-up entrepreneur Vid Luther, CEO of ZippyKid. […]

Start-up Ignite’s Hack-a-thon at Geekdom

Evernote: The 100-Year Start-up

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Most start-up entrepreneurs talk about exiting the company within five to seven years, but not Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. “We’re creating the 100-year start-up,” Libin said. He also calls it “The Forever Start-up.” Evernote explicitly does not have an exit strategy, Libin said. He doesn’t want to sell the company or take it public […]

Evernote Austin’s open house

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It took an hour and half to get everyone checked in at the door of Evernote’s new offices in Northwest Austin Thursday night. A guy in the parking garage said it was easier to get into a ZZ Top concert than Evernote’s new offices, said Rich Warwick, its vice president and general manager for Austin […]