Tequila 512’s Scott Willis Talks About Being a Pioneer in the Austin Spirits Industry

Scott Willis is a pioneer in the Austin tequila industry. He is the president and founder of Tequila 512, Austin’s first tequila brand. And in this podcast, Willis talks about his entrepreneurial journey, which wasn’t an easy one from quitting his day job and going all in on his tequila venture. He created an award-winning […]

Case Foundation’s Sarah Koch on the Importance of Inclusivity and Diversity in the Tech Industry

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sarah Koch, vice president of social innovation at the Case Foundation, has attended South by Southwest a few times and she noticed a big change and focus on inclusivity and diversity this year. “Last year it felt like was that first turning point of seeing a lot […]

MineralSoft’s Gabe Wilcox Talks About Disrupting an Industry on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast A native of Arkansas, Gabe Wilcox and his family know firsthand the problem mineral rights owners have in managing their assets. “It has been a very archaic industry,” said Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of MineralSoft. In the U.S., individuals […]

Ryan Wuerch Plans to Build Dosh into a Billion Dollar Company Disrupting the Ad-Tech Market

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Dosh, an app that gives consumers cash back for purchases, is disrupting the $200 billion advertising technology industry from Austin. Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO of Dosh, said Austin is one of the best places to create a big consumer tech company. And Dosh is quickly growing […]

Imagine Virtua and Alamo Reality Bring the Alamo Back to Life Through Technology and Storytelling

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Known as the Shrine of Texas Liberty, the Alamo in San Antonio holds a special place in the hearts of many Texans. Throughout the years, films, books, songs, games and more have told the story of the men who heroically died there defending the mission against the […]

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 […]

Engineering the Food of the Future with Robyn Metcalfe, Founder of Food+City

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Engineers are becoming the new farmers, according to Robyn Metcalfe, founder, and director of Food+City at the University of Texas at Austin. In a movement Metcalfe labels “Fab to Table,” she sees a food revolution going on right now that will lead to more personalized food products […]

MassChallenge Texas Deadline is Dec. 5th

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas is a new startup accelerator that is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Texas cohort. One of the things that is unique about MassChallenge is since it doesn’t take any equity, it can work with all the other accelerators and incubators statewide to grow the […]

RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld Discusses the Importance of Storytelling for Startups on Ideas to Invoices

Rob Hirschfeld is the founder and CEO at RackN, an Austin-based startup which makes software to automate data centers. Hirschfeld has 15 years of experience in the cloud and infrastructure industry. He has served four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and previously worked as an executive at Dell. He’s also a serial entrepreneur. On […]

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 […]