About


SiliconHillsNews is a start-up technology news site covering the Austin and San Antonio region, known as Silicon Hills.
We write stories about entrepreneurs, companies, technology events and issues and creative people.
My name is Laura Lorek and I started Silicon Hills News after winning one of four $12,000 awards in the J-Lab and McCormick Foundation’s New Media Women Entrepreneur 2011 program. That grant provided the seed funding to launch.
September of 2013 marks the two-year anniversary of Silicon Hills News.
Thank you all for reading and visiting the site. Please contact me if you’d like to pitch a story, sponsor the site, take out an ad or you just want to chat at Laura Lorek.

Editor and Senior Writer for Silicon Hills News:

Susan Lahey has covered some of Austin’s most compelling stories in the Austin Start Up world for Silicon Hills: people like Whurley, Richard Garriott, and Josh Baer as well as covering conferences and events like SXSW. A veteran reporter and former associate magazine editor, she’s worked for both national and regional publications and once had a weekly column on the challenges of entrepreneurship. As a journalist and content writer, she’s transitioned to the digital age of journalism, but still believes that what’s important is the human story behind the big idea; the team behind the technology. She lives in Austin.

Contributing Writers to Silicon Hills News:

McCullough MosleyAmy M. Mosley is a business journalist with a passion for stories of inspiring entrepreneurs. She has expertise in the tech, energy and healthcare sectors. She earned her degree in print journalism from the University of Mississippi. She lives in Austin.

michaelmarksphotoMichael Marks is a freelance reporter from Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Texas Highways Magazine, StateImpact Texas, and The Daily Texan. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in May of 2010. He will receive a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2014. When he isn’t reporting, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his girlfriend and dog.

Jonathan GutierrezJonathan Michael Gutierrez is a freelance reporter from San Antonio. In December 2013, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in journalism. While attending Texas Tech, his work appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, The Daily Toreador, The Mass Communicator, and Latino Lubbock Magazine. He loves meeting new people and learning new things. In addition to writing, he enjoys listening to music, watching films, and playing basketball.

Julia C. Bunch

Jaime Netzer

Tim Green

Leslie Anne Jones

Zach Reed