Got a startup? Get the ChooseWhat.com startup guide

ChooseWhat guides entrepreneurs through the process of starting up a business. And now the Austin Technology Incubator has announced a formal partnership with ChooseWhat.com. The Austin-based company, founded in 2007 by Gaines Kilpatrick and Leo Welder, seeks to solve problems for small business owners such as how to get the best deal on a fax […]

ATI inspires tech entrepreneurs to succeed

This year’s graduating class at the Austin Technology Incubator really encompasses a couple of years of companies, said Isaac Barchas, its director. He skipped a graduation year last year, he said. But the group of 21 companies have “tremendous diversity of focus from social media management to drug delivery to robotics controls.” “What most of […]

ATI graduates 21 companies tonight

The Austin Technology Incubator, a non-profit organization affiliated with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, will host a graduation ceremony tonight for 21 of its member companies. The event also celebrates the 23 years ATI has helped incubate central Texas companies. Founded by Dr. George Kozmetsky and first directed by Laura Kilcrease, ATI […]

“Chaotic Moon is the quintessential Austin company”

By SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News For the moment, forget that Chaotic Moon created the app for The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s groundbreaking newspaper for the iPad. Forget that this two-year-old company works with clients like Sesame Street and the United Nations, Discovery Channel and Hello Kitty. And forget that the company charges […]

Personal security app Guardian Trace can provide peace of mind

When Mike Davis’ mother worked as an insurance agent in upper state New York, he always felt uneasy about her travelling to different homes. In a time before mobile phones, his mom would often leave him the address of where she was going and tell him to alert the authorities if she didn’t come back. […]

Find a job at the first Tech Career Expo @ SXSW

WhaleShark Media is on a hunt for the best technology talent and that’s why it’s participating in Engage Digital’s Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. “We’re really happy to be a title sponsor,” said Brian Hoyt, spokesman with WhaleShark Media. “Jobs, jobs, jobs, that is the focus for us.” WhaleShark Media runs coupon and deal sites […]

RetailMeNot.com launches new mobile coupon site

WhaleShark Media’s RetailMeNot.com, online coupon site, announced the launch of its new mobile site. The new site provides coupons and other deals to Apple iPhone and Android mobile phone users worldwide. It also provides exclusive in-store mobile deals from retailers who want to reach customers on their mobile devices. “In 2011, we experienced triple digit […]

ATI helps recruit 13 new companies to Austin in 2011

In 2011, 13 companies moved to Austin with the assistance of the Austin Technology Incubator’s Landing Pad Program. The companies included Amatra, BlackLocus, Convergence Wireless, Digital Harmony Games, Drivve, DXUp Close, SceneTap, Social Muse, Tactical Information Systems and V-Chain Solutions. Also, Ben Dyer, a serial entrepreneur, moved here from Atlanta with TechDrawl, and has since […]

WhaleShark Media seeks to dominate the deal industry

By Eoghan McCloskey Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News The popularity and success of daily deal sites such as Groupon and Living Social have created opportunities for others like WhaleShark Media. The Austin-based startup connects consumers with multiple daily deal and coupon services like Deals.com and CouponShare.com as well as deal sites outside of the […]

The importance of play at Austin Startup Olympics

Never underestimate the importance in play in the workplace. People who play together have better collaboration and social skills, according to SocialWare, which produced this info graphic on the Importance of Play in Enterprise. But the guys at uShip already know that. They got together with seven other startups companies: BuildASign, Mass Relevance, Adlucent, Sparefoot, […]