TriNet Partners with the Austin Technology Council

Human Resource provier TriNet has become a “Visionary Partner” with the Austin Technology Council. In that role, TriNet will donate money and executive expertise and become involved in the Austin Technology Council’s activities and board. The Austin Technology Council helps entrepreneurs and supports the technology industry locally. “TriNet is excited about our partnership with the […]

Q2ebanking Expands to Georgia

Austin-based Q2ebanking plans to open an office outside of Atlanta in August to serve its growing client base in the region. The startup company provides electronic banking solutions to banks and credit unions nationwide. “Expanding into the Atlanta area is a natural move for us and is a testament to the demand we are experiencing […]

Portalarium Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Richard Garriott de Cayeux is passionate about many things. Space, exploration, the environment, the moral imperative of games, building cool houses and collecting things. So how did he choose to make his first game to launch from Portalarium, the most recent incarnation of his gaming company, Ultimate […]

First Hurricane Party Failed, Now Forecast Shuts Down

The Austin-based startup Hurricane Party received all kinds of attention at South by Southwest Interactive 2011. Mashable wrote about them. So did Read Write Web. TechCocktail labeled Hurricane Party the hottest app of 2011 at SXSW. Hurricane Party was a mobile app that let people know where the best parties were at. Then a year […]

Floating Ideas at Central Texas Barcamp at Geekdom

A white board plastered with dozens of sticky notes tells part of the story of the first Central Texas Barcamp at Geekdom. People attending this unconference filled the board with ideas for sessions including ethical hacking, how to create a kick ass page on Facebook for a nonprofit, Creating the Wow: marketing yourself/business on the […]

Nonprofits Invited to Apply for First CreateAthon Austin

The first CreateAthon Austin will kick off Sept. 20 and run 24 hours. During that time, volunteers will donate their creative marketing expertise to nonprofit organizations. BuildASign.com and AIGA are sponsoring the event. They are inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for CreateAthon Austin now through July 22. They will notify the selected organizations by July […]

MapMyFitness lands $3 million in Financing

MapMyFitness, a collection of fitness apps, has landed $3 million in financing from Square 1 Bank. The Austin-based startup also announced it has more than 10 million registered members. MapMyFitness is also sponsoring Le Tour Challenge in conjunction with the Tour de France. The challenge gives cyclists worldwide a chance to compete against other athletes […]

Two San Antonio Researchers Get Seed Funding

Two San Antonio researchers have received $200,000 in seed stage funding to study new methods to optimize drug release. Kelly Nash, assistant in the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Dr. Benjamin Furman, a research engineering in Southwest Research Institute’s Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division will use the funding to study “Photoresponsive Polymeric Composites […]

Central Texas Barcamp this Weekend

As a technology region, Austin and San Antonio combined have great strengths that rival major tech centers like Silicon Valley. Austin, known for software, hardware and silicon chips, has also become a vibrant incubator for high tech startups. San Antonio, home to Rackspace, a Web hosting company, is also a high tech mecca with tons […]

Startup Weekend San Antonio at Geekdom

In the old days, inventors tinkered in obscurity in their garages, spare bedrooms and basements. But now that cool collaboration and coworking spaces like Geekdom have arrived on the scene, there’s no need to tinker in private. And if you’ve got a hankering to make something out of nothing, but you’re not into crafting like […]