5 Reasons a Startup Needs an Editorial Calendar

Content marketing is driving readers to websites. Startups that produce their own content can become an authoritative voice in the industry that they cater to. That creates trust, which can lead to higher sales of products and services. But it’s not just about throwing content onto a website and hoping something resonates with the audience. […]

SXSW is a Strong Reflection of What’s Hot in Austin says Hugh Forrest on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News When South by Southwest started in 1987, it was a music only event and in 1994, the Interactive conference launched. “There was this thing called the Web but not many people understood what it was,” said Hugh Forrest. “What was state of the art in 1994 was […]

Cool Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

Austin’s ice storms have finally passed (at least we think so). And the sun is shining. So it’s a great day to plan out events to attend during the week. Here’s just a few to consider. Sunday & Monday – The Culturati Summit, a program of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, takes place at Brazos Hall and […]

Capital Factory, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and DivInc Award $100,000 to ShearShare of Dallas

In Dallas, ShearShare, a startup that created an app to allow barbers and hair stylists to rent salon space on the fly, won $100,000 in a diversity investment challenge last week. The diversity challenge, announced last Fall by Captial Factory, focuses on giving a $100,000 investment to one startup from Dallas with a diverse executive […]

Ten Startups Join the Austin Techstars 2018 Class

Techstars Austin announced the ten companies selected for its Techstars Austin 2018 accelerator. The accelerator, which features a diverse set of companies, kicked off on Jan. 22nd at Techstars’ new offices at 220 S. Congress Ave. The program ends on April 20th with a Demo Day. This is Techstars’ sixth program in Austin. This year’s […]

Austin’s Next Coast Ventures Adds Jeff Browning as Venture Partner

Next Coast Ventures announced last week that the firm has added Jeff Browning as its latest venture partner. Browning “will focus on helping their portfolio companies with all aspects of organizational design, talent acquisition and executive development,” according to a news release. Browning most recently worked as a principal at GTRC Private Equity and he […]

Tarmac TX is Open for Applications for its 2018 Program

Earlier this month at the Google Fiber space downtown, Tarmac TX held its Demo Day for the companies in its 2017 cohorot. Now the accelerator, based at Galvanize, is accepting applications for its 2018 program, which starts in mid-April. The free program lasts nine months and includes mentorship and help with issues facing early-stage companies. […]

Two Austin-based Startups are Finalists for the Sixth Women Startup Challenge in New York

Two women-led startups from Austin are among the top ten finalists in the nation for the sixth Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech. The startups include Astral AR, a drone piloting system that uses the Internet of the Things and helps law enforcement stop bullets, and detect guns and bombs through walls. Leah La Salla is […]

WeWork, Bunker Labs and Patriot Boot Camp Announce an Austin “Veterans in Residence” Program

Ten Austin entrepreneurs have joined the WeWork, Bunker Labs and Patriot Boot Camp’s new Veterans in Residence program in Austin. The new program provides space, community and services to Veteran-run startups to help them to grow their business for six months. Last week, at a kick-off event at WeWork Domain, the first ten veteran entrepreneurs […]

Wellnicity Lands $3.6 Million in Seed Stage Funding

Wellnicity, which makes home health test kits and supplements, announced it has received $3.6 million in seed-stage funding. Austin-based Capstar Partners led the investment into the company. Wellnicity plans to use the funds to further develop its software platform, sales and marketing and to invest in packaging and fulfillment functions. “We chose to invest in […]