Wounded Warriors Push Improvements in Prosthetic Technology

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and reporter with Silicon Hills News Biomechanical technology is enabling wounded warriors to live full lives and do incredible things like pilot a plane, ski, skydive and so much more. And Ottobock’s prosthetic technology is helping to bridge the gap between human limitation and human potential, said Cali Solorio, marketing manager […]

Austin Shows Off its Best VR/AR Startups

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News The virtual and augmented reality industry has teased our imaginations for years now, introducing potential for audiences to reach new levels of immersion in their everyday lives. At this year’s “Austin’s Best VR/AR Startups” panel, five local startups from Capital Factory’s accelerator program showed SXSW attendees exactly […]

Australia Tech Showcased at SXSW Interactive

For the first time, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, known as Austrade, is officially leading a delegation to South by Southwest Interactive to promote Australian innovation and ingenuity. The group includes seven startup companies. “With Austin emerging as a technology hub and SXSW Interactive regarded as a coveted global launching pad for start-ups, a […]

Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices Podcast Launches at SXSW

Silicon Hills News announces the launch of our new podcast: Ideas to Invoices, featuring Austin and San Antonio entrepreneurs and stories about how they built their companies. The first three interviews are now available for download in iTunes. The latest interview features Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, Internet Pioneer, partner emeritus with Polaris Ventures, pundit […]

A Techstars Austin Startup: Chowbotics Lands $5 Million in Funding

Chowbotics, which participated in the Austin Techstars 2016 cohort, just announced it has received $5 million in funding. The company, which is now based in San Diego, received its Series A funding from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures and the Geekdom Fund. It also changed its name from Casabots to Chowbotics. “The use of […]

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator

It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems. So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. MobilityX will be part of Capital Factory, a startup accelerator and coworking […]

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Lands $21 Million in Funding

TurnKey Vacation Rentals, one of the nation’s largest vacation rental management companies, Thursday announced it has received $21 million in funding. The Austin-based startup received the funding from Adam Street Partners which led the Series C round along with existing investors including Altos Ventures, Silverton Partners and prominent travel industry angel investors. To date, the […]

Ten SXSW Interactive Events Highlighting the Austin Tech Community

A lot of locals have left town and rented out their homes on HomeAway and AirBnB to pay for their vacations. This is an early indicator that it’s time for Austin’s largest, and one of the world’s largest, technology, music and film conferences: South by Southwest. This year, Hugh Forrest, director of programming at SXSW, […]

Spotlighting Women Panels at SXSW Interactive 2017 on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a great day to highlight some fantastic events at South by Southwest Interactive of interest to women. Here’s some panels to check out. Women get less venture capital then men. But lots of people are focusing on that now with hopes of changing the status quo. Here’s two panels focused on […]

SXSW.edu Spotlights Hidden Figures and a Need for Diversity in STEM Fields

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Senior Writer with Silicon Hills News The importance of diversity and inclusiveness to solve tough problems and to spur innovation is one of the great lessons from the film Hidden Figures. The movie recounts the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, brilliant African American women who worked […]