Geek athletes compete at Austin’s Startup Olympics

Put Geek athletes into the Google search engine and what do you come up with? A correction suggestion for Greek Athletes. So the conclusion must be that Geek athletes are an evolution of the ancient Greek athletes that invented the Olympic Games in 776 BC in Olympia in Greece. And as part of that evolutionary […]

SceneTap launches in Austin bars today

SceneTap wants you to know what’s going on at your favorite bar before you get there. Today, the startup officially launches a network of cameras in 30 bars around Austin including Soho Lounge, Trophy Club, Haven, Ranch and Library that feed real-time information into its SceneTap mobile phone app and website. The network will expand […]

Women in technology need to break the rules to succeed

A small group of women started Austin Women in Technology 10 years ago to network and to push each other outside their comfort zone and to empower each other. Since then, the organization has grown to 150 members. On Thursday evening, about 90 people gathered at Maggianos at the Domain in North Austin to celebrate. […]

Ash Maurya says startups must run lean or perish

In the technology startup world, lean is a way of life. Being lean is not just a mantra, to many technology startups it’s how they operate day to day. “Running lean is a systematic process for innovating from Plan A to one that works before you run out of money,” said Ash Maurya, founder of […]

SOPA and PIPA protests

By now you’ve probably heard of SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act introduced by San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith. The jist of it is that media and entertainment companies want to protect the copyright on their content from pirates. Not too many people would take issue with that. But the legislation would effectively give content […]

Austin-based startup Greenling plans Dallas expansion

By EOGHAN MCCLOSKEY Special contributor to Silicon Hills News Greenling has tapped into the growing interest in sustainable, organic, seasonal and locally sourced food by providing an alternative to traditional grocery stores and instead focusing on an increasingly sophisticated, organically inclined clientele. Greenling is a start-up organic grocery delivery service which allows customers to shop […]

Sharp Skirts fosters straight talk for women entrepreneurs

By SUSAN LAHEY Special contributor to Silicon Hills News In November 2011, Sharp Skirts CEO Carla Thompson took on Forbes Woman with a blog entitled: Forbes Woman, You’re Doing it Wrong. Though Forbes had recently dubbed Sharp Skirts among the top ten sites for entrepreneurial women, she nailed the publication for its recent articles about […]

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Tech Ranch Austin helps move startups forward

Every Tuesday, Arthur Chong drives 144 miles from the Houston suburb of Katy to Tech Ranch Austin. He’s part of Venture Forth 12, an 8-week $495 class at Tech Ranch Austin that covers everything from creating a three-year financial forecast to putting together a pitch deck, a set of 10 slides to pitch a company […]

Tech Ranch Austin’s 3rd anniversary in three words

Tech Ranch Austin, an early stage accelerator and incubator for entrepreneurs and their ventures, celebrated its third anniversary Thursday night at its new headquarters in North Austin at 9111 Jollyville Road. About 300 people turned out for the event which featured live music, a short speech by Kevin Koym, founder of Tech Ranch Austin, and […]