Shark Tank is Looking for Startups

Want to take a roadtrip to potentially pitch at Shark Tank? Shark Tank, the Emmy winning entrepreneurial pitch show, is holding a casting call at the Small Business Expo in Dallas on Wednesday. The show is searching for the best entrepreneurs with the brightest ideas. “If you’ve got a great business, product or idea and […]

National Instruments Opens the NI Industrial IoT Lab in Austin

National Instruments announced this week it has opened an Industrial IoT Lab in Austin. The new lab will focus on technology that connects things to the internet including microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing and asset monitoring for heavy equipment. National Instruments will also work with other companies to make sure devices work […]

Main Street Hub Closes on $27 Million in Debt Refinancing and Expansion

Main Street Hub, announced this week, that it has closed on $27 million debt refinancing and expansion with Silicon Valley Bank. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to further develop its technology and sales operations. To date, Main Street Hub has raised more than $70 million of equity and debt financing. The company […]

Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week

The Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there. Silicon Hills News would like to thank Alamo Beer, our beer sponsor for the event along with Tito’s Vodka, our […]

Infocyte Receives $3.4 Million in Funding

San Antonio-based Infocyte, a cybersecurity startup, received $3.4 million in Series A funding led by Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Other investors included Feik Enterprsies and Hollis Family Partnership. As part of the deal, Live Oak General Manager Venu Shamapant and Nicolas Hollis, CEO of Coherent Cyber, will join the Infocyte board of directors. “The Infocyte […]

Geekdom and USAA Partner to Offer Military Discounted Membership

Geekdom announced a partnership with USAA, one of San Antonio’s largest employers, on Wednesday. Under the partnership, USAA will subsidize the cost of a membership at Geekdom for military veterans, active duty military, and spouses of military, up to 50 percent, said Eric Smith, Chief Technology Officer at USAA. USAA is providing $60,000 in sponsorship […]

A Blueprint for B2B Tech Trade Shows

By David Manzer Sponsored Post Many B2B companies here in Austin look to trade shows as a way to grow their business and brand awareness. They are not alone. The average B2B company annually invests more in trade shows — nearly 40% — than any other single marketing initiative. What many B2B companies may not […]

Seven Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

Geekdom is still the center of technology entrepreneurial activity in San Antonio as evidenced by the number of events taking place this week. But this week, San Antonio is also the center of activity for tech leaders from all over Texas. The Academy of Math, Engineering and Science of Texas, known as TAMEST, is having […]

Eight Austin Tech Events to Attend This Week

Looking for something to do this week? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of these events happening around town. And also snag a ticket to Silicon Hills News’ 2017 Austin Technology Calendar Party at Galvanize, which takes place the following week. But regular ticket sales end on Friday. (We have to know how many […]

20 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2017

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the past six years, we’ve watched numerous Austin technology startups launch and go on to achieve great feats. This year, we’ve highlighted 20 that we think will make some big moves in 2017. Two of them could possibly file to go public this year: WP Engine […]