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 […]

Six Austin Entrepreneurs Make the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Forbes just named six Austin entrepreneurs to its 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list highlights “game changers” under 30 years old who are transforming industries and changing the world. Forbes picked 600 honorees from more than 15,000 submissions. It picked 30 winners for each of 20 categories. In the consumer tech category, Forbes […]

Indie Microblogging Kickstarter Project in Austin Reaches its Goal in One Day

Independent microblogging is a hot topic right now. Manton Reece, a developer and podcaster in Austin, launched a Kickstarter to publish a book on microblogging and to spur interest in his new Micro.blog software. It’s a timeline and publishing platform for the open web. Within one day, Reece’s Indie Microblogging Kickstarter was fully funded. And […]

Tips on How to Overcome the Fear of Rejection From Jia Jiang

Former Austinite Jia Jiang, a blogger and entrepreneur, undertook a bold adventure a few years back that toughened him up and led him to accept rejection. Since then, Jiang, who now lives in Silicon Valley, has been sharing his rejection therapy knowledge with others. For 100 days in 2012, around the Austin area, Jiang sought […]

Want to Kick 2017 Off Right? Attend These 5 Tech Events in Austin This Week

TUESDAY – How to Meet Investors in Austin and Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer at Capital Factory starting at 4:00 p.m. with a tour. CORRECTION: The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and also features Silverton Partners’ General Partner Morgan Flager. Tickets cost $10. WEDNESDAY– The Austin Forum on Technology and Society presents Top Tech […]

Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016

data.world – This startup, which launched in July with $14 million in venture funding, seeks to solve the problem of making data fast and easy to find online. It also wants to make that data easy to use to solve problems. It bills itself as a “social network for data people.” The company is founded […]

The Central Texas Angel Network Streamlines its Application Process

For the first time in five years, the Central Texas Angel Network has restructured its funding cycle and its first deadline to apply is coming up on Jan. 4th. CTAN streamlined its application process so that all deals now fall into five categories: business to business software, business to consumer software, hardware, life sciences and […]

Ten Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 in Austin and San Antonio

This year Silicon Hills News is spotlighting the top 10 tech trends to watch in Austin and San Antonio in 2017. There are three more bonus areas to keep an eye on: energy – both clean and fossil fuel startups, water – the new part of the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas […]

Silicon Hills News Invites You to the Party of 2017

Silicon Hills News is once again producing an Austin Technology Calendar featuring some of the best and brightest in the local technology community. And we’re throwing a party to celebrate at Galvanize with drinks, food and entertainment. This party will sell out. So it’s best to get your tickets right now while they are the […]

Top 20 San Antonio Technology Stories in 2016

San Antonio had a roller coaster year in tech in 2016 with the sale of one of its largest technology companies, Rackspace, to Apollo Global for $4.3 billion. It also increased the funding available to entrepreneurs through the founding of the San Antonio Angel Network. But it also saw the Techstars Cloud program leave the […]