WeAreAustinTech plans to launch in March

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Joshua Baer, founder of the OtherInbox and founder of a gazillion startups, has a new venture he’s heading up. He has joined with a handful of people in the Austin technology community to create WeAreAustinTech. Each week the site will highlight an “icon” in the Austin technology community in a video interview posted to its […]

Six Austin Startups to Compete at SXSW Accelerator

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South by Southwest Interactive announced today the 48 companies that will participate in its SXSW Accelerator program this year. SXSW received applications from more than 670 companies and selected 48 companies to present in the fourth-annual SXSW Accelerator, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark. The SXSW Accelerator competition takes place on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March […]

What happened in Silicon Hills last week?

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TechStars Cloud companies are “like little soft baby chicks”

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The first TechStars Cloud program kicked off in San Antonio on Jan. 19 with 11 companies that all moved to the city from outside the state. Jason Seats and Nicole Glaros, managing directors, run the TechStars Cloud program at the Geekdom, a collaborative workplace in downtown San Antonio on the 11th floor of the Weston […]

Got a startup? Get the ChooseWhat.com startup guide

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ChooseWhat guides entrepreneurs through the process of starting up a business. And now the Austin Technology Incubator has announced a formal partnership with ChooseWhat.com. The Austin-based company, founded in 2007 by Gaines Kilpatrick and Leo Welder, seeks to solve problems for small business owners such as how to get the best deal on a fax […]

ATI inspires tech entrepreneurs to succeed

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This year’s graduating class at the Austin Technology Incubator really encompasses a couple of years of companies, said Isaac Barchas, its director. He skipped a graduation year last year, he said. But the group of 21 companies have “tremendous diversity of focus from social media management to drug delivery to robotics controls.” “What most of […]

ATI graduates 21 companies tonight

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The Austin Technology Incubator, a non-profit organization affiliated with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, will host a graduation ceremony tonight for 21 of its member companies. The event also celebrates the 23 years ATI has helped incubate central Texas companies. Founded by Dr. George Kozmetsky and first directed by Laura Kilcrease, ATI […]

“Chaotic Moon is the quintessential Austin company”

William "Whurley" Hurley, founder of Chaotic Moon

By SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News For the moment, forget that Chaotic Moon created the app for The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s groundbreaking newspaper for the iPad. Forget that this two-year-old company works with clients like Sesame Street and the United Nations, Discovery Channel and Hello Kitty. And forget that the company charges […]

Personal security app Guardian Trace can provide peace of mind

Estella Baytan, co-founder of Baytan Labs, makers of Guardian Trace

When Mike Davis’ mother worked as an insurance agent in upper state New York, he always felt uneasy about her travelling to different homes. In a time before mobile phones, his mom would often leave him the address of where she was going and tell him to alert the authorities if she didn’t come back. […]

Find a job at the first Tech Career Expo @ SXSW

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WhaleShark Media is on a hunt for the best technology talent and that’s why it’s participating in Engage Digital’s Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. “We’re really happy to be a title sponsor,” said Brian Hoyt, spokesman with WhaleShark Media. “Jobs, jobs, jobs, that is the focus for us.” WhaleShark Media runs coupon and deal sites […]