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.
Contributing Writers to Silicon Hills News:
Andrew Moore is a 2012 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in broadcast journalism and government. He covers stories on San Antonio technology and spearheads the Slice of Silicon Hills News weekly video broadcast show every Friday from Silver Fox Studios at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio.
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.
Greg Wise is an Austin-based marketing and communications professional with the firm Weber Shandwick. He collaborates with technology companies, from start-ups to global brands, to achieve optimal market positioning through the design and execution of integrated communications programs. He will be writing a new feature called “Austin: Geek of the Week.”