MassChallenge Texas Awards $510,000 and Prizes to 10 Startups

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News The MassChallenge Texas accelerator transformed re:3d’s business. “We’ve grown by more than 30 percent since we’ve been in the program,” said Samantha Snabes, the startup’s co-founder. re:3d took home the $10,000 USAA Vetrepreneur Award in the MassChallenge Texas finalist awards ceremony held Wednesday evening at the Hyatt […]

UT Austin’s Blockchain Initiative Director Cesare Fracassi on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform businesses and entire industries. And the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is at the forefront of this emerging technology with its newly launched Blockchain Initiative. UT Austin is participating in a new program focused on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital payments. Ripple, […]

CognitiveScale Partners with Dell to Deliver Tailored Customer Service Using AI

The fourth industrial revolution is one in which machines and humans work together to solve problems and accomplish tasks. And it’s already here. One of the leaders in the space is CognitiveScale, a five-year-old Austin-based startup, that announced Tuesday it is partnering with Dell to create a new way to interact with customers using its […]

Uber, UT and the U.S. Army Research Labs Team Up to Create Flying Cars

The promise of flying cars may become a reality a soon. The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Labs and Uber Elevate to develop the technology behind Uber’s new rideshare venture: UberAIR. By 2020, Uber plans to demonstrate the first flying rideshare vehicles in […]

IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin

IBM has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity since the earliest days of the Internet. At the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, I interviewed Nick Simicich, an ethical hacker on the IBM staff, whose day job consisted of breaking into company computer systems to expose the vulnerabilities. That was in 1999. Since then, cybersecurity has grown […]

Smarter Sorting Lands $9.3 Million in Funding to Disrupt the Chemical Disposal Business

A week after he moved to Austin, Chris Ripley waited in line at Walmart and noticed a woman covered in paint standing in front of him. He struck up a conversation with her and discovered she worked at the City of Austin‘s Resource Recovery Center and was learning to recycle paint. Together, they went to […]

Favor Cofounders Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty Launch Sunroom for Renters

Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty’s first startup, Favor, had a pretty good outcome. Favor, which launched in Austin in 2013, to deliver food to people’s homes, sold to H-E-B earlier this year. Instead of taking time off, Maurais and Doherty are back at the startup grind, launching Sunroom, a company that helps people rent apartments […]

Galvanize Acquires Hack Reactor and Plans to Offer More Programs in Austin

Galvanize recently announced plans to buy San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, which will make it one of the largest coding programs in the country. “From the beginning, we saw a clear compatibility through a shared passion for innovative, high-quality instruction combined with measurable outcomes and we are thrilled to welcome the Hack Reactor team to the […]

Austin’s DroneSense: Helping to Integrate Drones Into Public Safety Missions

This is a Sponsored Post Austin is home to several interesting and innovative drone technology companies, but when most people think of drones they typically think of a toy or a piece of military equipment. Software companies in the drone space are now taking off, helping businesses across a wide array of sectors. One of […]

Five Years After it Went Private, Dell Technologies is Going Public

Five years ago, Austin’s top technology company, Dell went private in a deal valued at $24.4 billion. And Monday, that same company, now known as Dell Technologies, announced that it is going public and its stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Dell Technologies plans to exchange each share of Dell Technologies […]