Archives for April 2013

Inside 3DS (Part II)

By Ian Panchèvre Reporter with Silicon Hills News 3 Day Startup was a success! “How so?” you ask. Well, one of my takeaways from 3DS was an emphasis on using key metrics. In that spirit, I’ve developed a metric that I call the Active Sleep Debt Ratio (ASDR), which is the ratio of the number […]

Austin’s TechRanch and Get2Volume of Singapore Join Forces

A year ago, TechRanch expanded its reach into Chile. It struck up a partnership with startups in South America to foster that region’s entrepreneurial base. Now, TechRanch, a coworking space and incubator in Austin, has expanded even further this time into Asia with a partnership in the city-state island of Singapore. TechRanch and Get2Volume announced […]

UT Mobile Design Students Present 5 Apps at Demo Day

By Andrew Moore Reporter with Silicon Hills News Two years ago, UT journalism professor Robert Quigley had an idea – put together University of Texas students from both the journalism and computer science schools with the goal of producing commercially viable mobile apps in a single semester. Recently, Quigley posted the following on Facebook: “This […]

Inside 3DS (Part I)

By Ian Panchèvre Reporter with Silicon Hills News Don’t tell anyone at Geekdom or Trinity, but I am a spy. I’ve harnessed my inner secret agent to assume a false identity – misrepresenting myself as an entrepreneur whose skills include the ever-so-vague “business strategy” and “ideation” – in hopes of being selected as a participant […]

Nine Companies Pitch at Longhorn Startup Lab Demo Day

With the University of Texas cheerleaders kicking things off, student entrepreneurs pitched nine companies at Longhorn Startup Lab Demo Day Thursday night. It’s the fourth time Longhorn Startup Lab, formerly known as 1 Semester Startup, has held a Demo Day. And it was the highest graded crop of companies yet, said Josh Baer, one of […]

Austin Technology Council to Host its Third Annual CEO Summit

In just 13 days, the Austin Technology Council and some of the biggest names in the central Texas technolog industry will gather for the third annual CEO Summit at the ACL Live at Moody Theater. The event takes place May 8th and features talks and panels with some of the movers and shakers in the […]

Deadlines Loom to Apply For RISE Week Competitions and Awards

RISE Week Austin is just around the corner. The conference, which was named a “Must Attend 2013 Conference for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes takes place May 13-17. This week is the deadline to apply for the RISE startup competitions and awards. RISE has tripled its cash prizes to $3,000 and will have some in-kind prizes from […]

Laura Kilcrease says Austin has Entered Entrepreneurial Stage Three

BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin is entering entrepreneurial stage 3.0, where local startups will not only emerge, succeed and be acquired by bigger companies, but where they’ll be able to grow to serious scale, said Laura Kilcrease, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas McCombs […]

Tech Cocktail’s Contest for the Hottest Startup in Austin

Are you ready for a rumble? Tonight in Austin, some local startups will throw down their best pitches in a contest sponsored by Tech Cocktail. Tech Cocktail, a tech media company based in Chicago, throws parties at SXSW every year but it also holds a few Austin mixers every year. Tonight, Tech Cocktail will be […]

González and Mosier is Hacking the Law at Geekdom

By Ian Panchèvre Reporter with Silicon Hills News The legal industry is facing disruption. Outsourcing legal services abroad is becoming increasingly common. Online companies such as Legalzoom and WireLawyer are making documents more accessible to casual legal consumers. And in the midst of all the change, a San Antonio law firm is blazing its own […]