True Made Foods Wins the Food+City Challenge Prize for 2016

True Made Foods co-founders Kevin Powell and Abraham Kamarck , photos by Hojun Choi

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News True Made Foods took first place in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize competition held at the University of Texas at Austin campus on Saturday. The New York-based startup won the $30,000 grand prize and beat 19 other startups from all over the world. In addition to […]

Bazaarvoice Gets New Headquarters


Bazaarvoice, the world’s largest network of active shoppers, this week unveiled its new company headquarters in the Quarry Oaks business park in North Austin. Its new 137,615 square foot building houses Bazaarvoice’s 600 employees. And it includes a Whole Good Market Café for company employees. “As Bazaarvoice moves into its 11th year as a company, […]

Austin-based Selected to Participate in Microsoft’s Machine Learning Accelerator


Austin-based, which allows developers to search and understand audio and video using a simple API, was selected to participate in Microsoft Ventures’ Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. And Paul Murphy, the company’s founder and CEO, reported in a blog post that the company is not relocating to Seattle. “We are thrilled to work with […]

Pitch with Purpose Encourages Female Founders to Apply


Pitch with Purpose is encouraging women entrepreneurs leading high-growth, scalable businesses that support the resolution of the world’s most pressing problems to apply for its pitch competition. Circular Board, based in Houston, announced the competition Thursday in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Dell and Guggenheim Partners. Companies with at least one female founder are […]

Greenbelt Greens Launches in Austin

Greenbelt Greens

The salad days are here to stay in Austin. And thanks to a new Austin-based subscription service, Greenbelt Greens, people can get chef-designed salads and grain bowls sent straight to their doorstep. The startup just launched its service this week. Customers can personalize their deliveries when they set up their Greenbelt Greens profile. They’ll be […]

Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort


For the first time half of the Techstars Austin cohort hails from Austin. This is the fourth class for the popular Techstar accelerator in Austin and the first one led by its new managing director, Amos Schwartzfarb. “It was not intentional,” Schwartzfarb said. “We were very location agnostic. It wasn’t a field in the spreadsheets […]

Google and HUD to Bring High Speed 1 Gigabit Internet to Public Housing Developments

A West Bluff resident and her son will receive the Google high speed fiber network to their home at no cost. Photo courtesy of Google.

Google and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday plans to bring high speed Gigabit Fiber Internet to housing developments nationwide. The goal is to improve access to the Internet for the nation’s poorest residents and to help children get access to materials online to improve their education and help boost their […]

20 Finalists Compete Saturday in the Food+City Challenge


Twenty finalists from all over the world will be in Austin on Saturday to compete in the 2016 Food+City Challenge Prize Showcase Day. A panel of 17 judges will evaluate the finalists and select the winners of $50,000 in prize money and perks from Food+City partners. The showcase day runs from 10 a.m. to 4:00 […]

OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new startup, OJO Labs just closed on $5.8 million in Series A funding from local investors. Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners led the financing. John Berkowitz, co-founder of Yodle and David Rubin, founder and former CEO of ProfitFuel founded OJO Labs in February of […]

Ground Breaking Microscope Technology Spins out of UT Austin

Martin Poenie, PhDs in molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, discussing his company's new microscope technology.

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News The birth of a new microscope industry is taking place at the University of Texas at Austin that can change the way scientists view living cells at the smallest stage. On Tuesday night at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, a small group attending UT’s Startup Studio got […]