Guides to SXSW Interactive

SXSW is just around the corner so no better time than now to plan your panels, parties and people to meet. Also, these guides will help you deal with life’s most vexing problems like where do I go for barbecue and does anyone have a room to rent or a couch? The official fist-timers guide […]

Silicon Hills Weekly Tech Roundup

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Austin inventors created “The Mounty” and now seek funding on Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Casey Hopkins of Portland, Oregon, set out to raise $75,000 to create the Elevation Dock for the iPhone. He ended up raising $1,464,706 from 12,521 backers. He saw a problem. He found a solution. And the marketplace responded with a huge demand for his product. He was one of the first companies to […]

Veteran entrepreneurs advise startup founders to have “intestinal fortitude”

BY L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The buzz surrounding the Initial Public Offering of Facebook and the billions Mark Zuckerberg will receive might make people think that running a startup leads to fame, fortune and fun. But several entrepreneurs offered up a different view at the Texas Venture Labs “Been There, Done That” […]

eyeQ wins the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals

The startup eyeQ won the 2012 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals last night at the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business. The founders, Michael Garel, CEO, and Harish Jayakumar, CTO, beat 15 other teams during the semifinals held earlier in February and three teams in the finals. The students will receive their MBAs […]

Austin-based Famigo analyzed how families are using mobile media

Last month, Austin-based Famigo conducted a study and analyzed information from 1000 random usage samples from Famigo Sandbox (its free Android app) and uncovered some surprising insights into how families are using mobile media, according to Sarah Combs, spokeswoman with Famigo. Famigo compiled the infographic below from the findings of its study. “A few of […]

A Glimpse into the Rackspace Workspace

By all accounts, Rackspace Hosting is a fun place to work. It ends up on lots of lists for best places to work including this one. It’s San Antonio’s largest high-tech employer and has an office in Austin and San Francisco. But who loves their job enough to want to get married there? A couple […]

HomeAway teams up with 3 Day Startup to foster new companies

By Luke Carrière Special contributor to Silicon Hills News Ever wanted to start a company but didn’t know the exact market or have the exact expertise? 3 Day Startup is teaming up with HomeAway, a recently IPO-ed Austin startup, to challenge, inspire, and help students and recent graduates to create companies in the travel space. […]

SaaS University Conference in Austin

This is a sponsored post. SaaS mergers and acquisitions expert and Corum Group Chairman Ward Carter will present a special session on trends in Software and SaaS M&A entitled “The SaaS Valuation Story – Capturing the Premium Now” at the SaaS University Conference in Austin, Texas February 29. In addition, Mr. Carter will host an […]