Archives for September 2013

UTSA’s New Dean of Business Focuses on Entrepreneurship

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Last summer, Gerard Sanders became the new dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Sanders comes from the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business and brings numerous credentials in management and finance, including a doctorate in management from the […]

PayPup Wins PayPal’s Battle Hack in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Jeff Linwood, a software developer with Biscotti Labs, loves dogs. He and his wife even adopted one from the Austin Pets Alive shelter. But helping one dog wasn’t enough, he said. He wanted to do more, but he couldn’t adopt any more dogs. That’s where he got […]

A Storify Wrap-up of the Nonprofit Tech Summit at Rackspace

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Team Chaos Launches Dragon Academy

Team Chaos in Austin launched Dragon Academy, a puzzle adventure game, available on multiple formats including Apple iOS, Android and Facebook. The free game adds role playing elements to a format similar to Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled. Team Chaos released the game last week. It’s available in the Apple iOS App Store and in […]

Five Nonprofit Organizations Pitch Startups at Tech Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Five nonprofit teams pitched their ventures at the Nonprofit Technology Summit Friday at Rackspace. The teams went through a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom to prepare their presentations. Patrick Currie with Boy With a Ball San Antonio pitched a youth mentorship program to reach young people […]

Crafting Brands and Pitching at the Nonprofit Tech Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Teaching nonprofit organizations to pitch, craft brands, harness social media, create effective presentations and use video to influence emotion and create action. Those are a few of the strategies people learned Friday at the fourth annual Nonprofit Technology Summit at Rackspace. The daylong event is focused on […]

Recipeas Launches Recipe Search App

Nate McGuire, co-founder of Recipeas, a recipe search app, recently answered a few questions about his startup, which is based at Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Q. Can you explain your product in the simplest language possible? A. Recipeas is an iOS recipe app that tells you what you should cook with the ingredients you […]

At NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston for Expedition 37 Launch

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In July, I went to a NASA Social meetup at Johnson Space Center to learn about Astronaut fitness and wellness in space. At that event, our group met the crew of Expedition 37, including Astronaut Mike Hopkins of NASA, a flight engineer, Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Soyuz Commander […]

E4Youth Wins Social Good Summit Fast Pitch

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News E4Youth won the Social Good Summit fast pitch competition Tuesday with its program that helps creative young people connect with mentors, internships and jobs in creative services. Rather than having a panel of judges, the participants at the summit voted for their favorite pitch among the six […]

Rackspace Adds Schlitterbahn and Other Hybrid Cloud Customers

Rackspace announced Tuesday that it has landed Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts as a new customer for its hybrid cloud hosting services. Schlitterbahn, based in New Braunfels, has water parks in Texas and Kansas City. The company needed a computing infrastructure that allowed it to scale its operations during times of peak demand. Rackspace already counted […]