KLRU’s Capital of Innovation highlights Austin entrepreneurship

If you were so busy Wednesday night preparing for the big turkey day, that you forgot to set the DVR and you missed Austin public television station KLRU’s new gem of a program that focuses on Austin innovation, don’t worry. KLRU plans to re-run the program, Capital of Innovation: Episode #101, which debuted Wednesday night. […]

Austin start-up Enlyton.me makes sharing bookmarks easy

Chris W. McKinzie with Enlyton will be giving SiliconHillsNews.com a demonstration of its bookmarking technology today. Here’s a video explaining the company’s product. I’ll have more to share later.

Round-up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

Are you wonder struck over the amount of money, deals and companies flowing into the Austin area? It’s exciting times in the Silicon Hills, the high-tech region of Austin and San Antonio. Not only is Austin, which is known for its start-up culture and high-technology ventures, taking off like a shotgun blast, but San Antonio’s […]

Hacking the night away at Geekdom

Hackers gathered at Geekdom Friday night to socialize, listen to a speaker and build stuff. About 50 people attended Start-up Ignite’s second all night Hack-a-thon in downtown San Antonio. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with pizza and soda and socializing, followed by a candid presentation from start-up entrepreneur Vid Luther, CEO of ZippyKid. […]

Start-up Ignite’s Hack-a-thon at Geekdom

Evernote: The 100-Year Start-up

Most start-up entrepreneurs talk about exiting the company within five to seven years, but not Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. “We’re creating the 100-year start-up,” Libin said. He also calls it “The Forever Start-up.” Evernote explicitly does not have an exit strategy, Libin said. He doesn’t want to sell the company or take it public […]

Evernote Austin’s open house

It took an hour and half to get everyone checked in at the door of Evernote’s new offices in Northwest Austin Thursday night. A guy in the parking garage said it was easier to get into a ZZ Top concert than Evernote’s new offices, said Rich Warwick, its vice president and general manager for Austin […]

Famigo lets families play together safely on small screens

By Susan Lahey Special contributor to Silicon Hills News When people write about Austin start-up Famigo’s new tool, the Sandbox, they focus on the benefit: Parents can pass their mobile phones to children, touching the Sandbox icon, and restricting that kid to a safe world of age-appropriate games. In the Sandbox, he can never dial […]

Hurricane Party reinvents itself as Foreca.st

Eric Katerman, one of the founders of Austin-based Hurricane Party, spoke at Austin Startup Week at the Tiniest Bar in Texas. He said the team at Hurricane Party spent a year building a product that no one really wanted. They’ve since created Foreca.st, which is in Beta testing. Hurricane Party was party of The Capital […]

MyLocalReporter connects companies with the media

Dave Manzer started Austin-based PROverCoffee.com in 2010. He arranges monthly meet ups with members of the media and the business community. This interview with Manzer is from Startup Week at the Austin Startup Bazaar. He recently launched MyLocalReporter to help companies in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth pitch their companies and products to […]