Archives for July 2013

Favor Moves to Austin and Launches a Food Delivery Service

A month ago, Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty launched Favor in the Austin area to deliver food to your home or office. Maurais and Doherty, graduated from California Polytechnic State University or Cal Poly and then went on to the Boost.VC accelerator program in January, and launched a Favor pilot program in San Luis Obispo. […]

Stormpulse Raises $1.3 Million

Stormpulse has raised $1.3 million led by 500 Startups and E-merge. The company crunches weather-related data to track major hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons and other storms. Stormpulse moved to Austin this year and launched the first version of its asset and risk management product. Matthew Wensing founded the company in 2004 in Chicago so he could […]

Outbox Raises $5 Million to Revolutionize and Digitize Mail Delivery

Outbox, which digitizes postal mail and delivers it to a costumer’s computer, phone or iPad, just completed its Series A round of financing for $5 million. The Austin-based company previously raised $2.5 million in angel funding. The funds will allow the company to expand its operations in San Francisco and to hire more people, according […]

St. Edward’s University’s Entrepreneur Program: Who Knew?

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News It’s a dubious distinction to be among Austin’s best kept secrets, but that pretty much describes St. Edward’s University’s entrepreneurship undergraduate program. As Tony Alvarado, interim chair of the program expressed when he came on at St. Ed’s in 2010: “Wow this is an amazing place! Does […]

SXSW PanelPicker Open for Programming Proposals

Got a great idea for the next big thing? Then South by Southwest’s PanelPicker might be a great place to vet your idea. Every year, SXSW puts together a portion of its popular annual conference from its PanelPicker process. That involves people submitting ideas, other voting on their favorite ideas and the SXSW folks selecting […]