Archives for September 2012

TechStars Cloud Accepting Applications

The TechStars Cloud is open for business and accepting applications, said Jason Seats, managing director. “If someone puts in their application right now the deadline is in November, the chances of me having meaningful interaction with the team is much higher,” he said. “That’s the value of hitting me up right now.” The TechStars Cloud, […]

Nonprofits Investigate Cloud Computing at Rackspace

Years ago, companies operated their own power plants to ensure they would have electricity. Today, they simply plug into the local utility. That’s the trend happening with nonprofit organizations and cloud computing. Instead of running their own servers at their offices, nonprofit organizations are hosting their e-mail, software, hardware and other applications in the cloud, […]

Alan’s Wish Came True

At the Weston Centre on Thursday, the community came out in force to help make Alan’s Make a Wish of pushing the buttons on the elevator at the tallest building in San Antonio come true. Rackspace Hosting’s Chairman Graham Weston, owner of the Weston Centre, reports in this video made by Rackspace, that hundreds of […]

City Backs Austin Technology Education Labs Partnership

To support Austin’s thriving technology industry, city officials voted today to back the Austin Technology Education Labs partnership. The initiative, known as The Labs, will feature a series of educational and others meetings and events by the Austin Technology Council and its members and the city. The Labs will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

Go Through Life Pushing All the Buttons

Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? One of the greatest thrills in life was to push all the buttons on the elevator and stop on every floor. Well tomorrow that wish will come true for one little special boy at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. This e-mail from […]

Join the Grow Our Own Media Revolution

For the past year, I’ve lived a life of passion. I’ve showed up at the University of Texas’ entrepreneurial events – one of the only reporters to cover the pitch days and I’ve spent many weekends and nights covering 3Day Startups, Startup Weekends, Startup Olympics and Austin Technology Incubator conferences and so many other […]

Recruit Co. of Japan Buys Austin-based

Recruit Co. announced today that is has bought Austin-based job listing site The Japanese-based provider of HR and recruitment services, did not disclose the terms of the deal. MarketWatch is reporting that the New York Times, which invested in in 2005, stands to gain $100 million from the sale. Indeed will retain its […]

HubAustin Coworking Closing in Austin on Sept. 30th

By all accounts, coworking is booming worldwide. But that doesn’t mean all coworking spaces can make a go of it. Year-old HubAustin plans to shut down on Sept. 30th. “The frustrating thing is that we’re basically there,” Keith Casey, one of the co-founders, wrote in a post on HubAustin blog. “We finally figured out the […]

Creating Magic at CreateAthon Austin

In 24 hours, about 70 volunteers produced new logos, website redesigns, brochures and more for seven charities during CreateAthon Austin. and AIGA Austin sponsored the event held at’s headquarters last Thursday and Friday. It’s the first time Austin held a CreateAthon. Other events have taken place during the second week of September in […]

Life of a Startup: “One Day it’s a Great Day, the Next Day, We’re Dead” says Jean Anne Booth

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Serial Entrepreneur Jean Anne Booth gave members of Austin Women in Technology the straight skinny on what it takes to become an entrepreneur Thursday night including some advice that a lot of entrepreneurs fail to stress such as: • If you hope to raise real money from […]