InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. 16th

In 2003, Austin’s tech industry looked much different than it does today. The dot com crash had led to many Internet startups failing and even established companies like Intel halted expansion plans here. But despite the upheaval in the industry, Sean Lowery, executive director of InnoTech Austin, saw the city’s potential for a rebirth of […]

Six Tech Events in Austin to Keep on Your Radar This Week

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin is the kind of place that no matter what the hour of the day there is something fun and interesting to do in this city. And this week, in the tech community, there are so many activities going on that it will make a person’s head […]

Serial Entrepreneur Jan Ryan Advocates for Austin’s Creative Economy on Ideas to Invoices

Jan Ryan is a well-known advocate for women in the Austin technology community. She founded Women@Austin in 2013 after identifying a need for women to promote themselves and their companies in Austin. In October, Ryan joined the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin in the new position of Director of […]

UT Austin Honors Inventor of the Year and Emerging Inventor of the Year

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News A crowd from the University of Texas at Austin of professors, staff, researchers and more turned out Thursday night at the AT&T Education and Conference Center in Austin to honor the UT Austin’s Inventor of the Year and Emerging Inventor of the Year. The annual event is […]

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Advocates for More Women in Leadership Positions

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News The same leadership traits in men like decisiveness and ambition are often criticized in women, said Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. Take those same traits and apply them to women of color and the discrimination is even worse, Sandberg said. “Women of color have all the […]

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on How to Find Joy Again After Tragedy

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Finding joy, being grateful and helping others are key to being resilient and living a fulfilling life, said Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. One of the most important lessons Sandberg learned through adversity is gratitude. “Reminding ourselves of gratitude is so important,” Sandberg said. After […]

RAD Office Tour in Austin Takes Place on Nov. 4th

The RAD Office Tour is a one-day self-guided tour featuring 11 cool workspaces in Austin. The RAD Office Tour takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets include tour stops at Bumble, Condé Nast Co/Lab, Favor, argodesign, Kammok, Handsome, GasPedal, and Soma Vida Wellness Coworking. VIP Only tour stops include […]

Contract Simply’s Will Mitchell on Pivoting and Building the Business, on Ideas to Invoices

In this episode of Ideas to Invoices, Will Mitchell, co-founder of Contract Simply, discusses how his startup pivoted from a consumer marketplace called Renovate Simply to a business to business enterprise software company for the construction and banking industry. The co-founders of Contract Simply spent last summer in Mountain View, California in the Y-Combinator program. […]

Why Austin is a top contender for Amazon’s HQ2

By DAVE MANZER ‎Founder of Manzer Communications in Austin Guest Post Let me just state for the record that I am not an economist nor an economic development professional with a chamber of commerce. Nor am I familiar with the different economic incentive packages (tax breaks and otherwise) that nearly 250 communities across the U.S., […]

Google Demonstrates its new Hardware Products at its Austin Office

Earlier this month, Google introduced its second generation of consumer hardware products, all made by Google. On Friday at its downtown Austin office, Google showed off its new Pixel 2 phone, Google Home Mini, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. The products harness advanced artificial intelligence to assist […]