Sponsormob of Germany opens Austin office

Berlin-based Sponsormob is opening an Austin office to focus on expanding its mobile advertising clients. Founded in 2006, Sponsormob has 25 employees. “Austin is the obvious choice for us as a base in the U.S. It is a growing city with a lively start-up and tech scene,” Talya Shoup Burnett, Public Relations Manager for Sponsormob […]

Startup America Contest for Entrepreneurs to go to TEDMED and DEMO

Calling all startup entrepreneurs to enter Startup America’s contests to go to TEDMED 2012 and DEMO 2012 But before you can apply, if you run a startup, you must register at Startup America to become a member. All entries must be submitted by noon eastern time on Friday, March 30th. Contest 1: TEDMED 2012 TEDMED […]

3 Day Startup Austin Kicks Off Friday

By Luke Carrière Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News On Friday, 45 student entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds will participate in the 30th iteration of 3 Day Startup in Austin, a highly energetic, often sleepless, weekend where big ideas are turned into viable companies over the course of three days. 3 Day Startup liberates students from […]

$80 Million Texas Emerging Technology Fund Available to Tech Startups

San Antonio-based Startech Foundation is now accepting applications to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund from south central Texas based technology startups. The program is aimed at providing seed stage funding for technology startups, university faculty and others focused on emerging technology. “Funds may be used for any legitimate business purpose but the primary focus of […]

You’re Invited to TechStars Cloud Demo Day on April 11th

In January, entrepreneurs from all over the country arrived in San Antonio for the first ever TechStars Cloud. Nicole Glaros, one of the program’s directors, moved to San Antonio with her family for the three month program. Jason Seats, the other director, says the program is coming to a conclusion with TechStars Cloud Demo Day […]

UnboundID receives $12.5 million in funding

UnboundID announced Tuesday that it has closed on a $12.5 million investment from OpenView Venture Partners. The Austin-based company plans to use the money to expand into new markets and to develop new products, according to a news statement. “The company is already solving the big data problem facing many of the world’s largest consumer […]

Startup Weekend Austin sells out but wannabe attendees vie for a ticket

Startup Weekend Austin kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. The event features a group of people who come up with business ideas and then spend 54 hours together hammering out the details and launching the companies. The event, which takes places at HubAustin Coworking at 4930 S. Congress Ave, is so popular that it […]

Austin Technology Council adds new board members

Austin Technology Council, announces the addition of Dennis McWilliams of Apollo Endosurgery, Lynn Atchison of Homeaway, John Arrow of Mutual Mobile and Adam Berman of TVA Medical to its board. “These executives reflect the fast growth areas of Austin technology – bio tech and medical, mobile and wireless, consumer and Web 2.0 technologies,” according to […]

Kinnser Software gets $40 million investment

Austin-based Kinnser Software announced Monday that it has received a $40 million investment from Insight Venture Partners. The company plans to use the money to expand its software business and for a national sales and marketing campaign. “Kinnser provides services to more than 55,000 users working in more than 900 home health agencies and therapy […]

Avnet Acquires Austin-based Ascendant Technology

Avnet announced Monday its plans to acquire Ascendant Technology, based in Austin. Phoenix-based Avnet, an electronics component maker, did not disclose terms of the deal. Ascendant Technology, an information technology consulting firm, helps businesses create ecommerce, web content management, cloud computing and other solutions. It had revenue of approximately $90 million in 2011. Founded in […]