Sputnik ATX Selects Six Startups to Participate in its Summer 2019 Program

Sputnik ATX has announced the latest group of six startup companies accepted into its Summer 2019 cohort. This is the fourth cohort selected for Sputnik ATX, an Austin startup accelerator focused on growth companies since its founding in 2017. More than 300 companies applied for the program, and Sputnik ATX selected 22 finalists. From that […]

Google Webpass now Available in Austin

Google Fiber and Google Webpass have never been offered together in the same market until now. And what that means for Austin residents and businesses is wider availability of Google’s super-fast Internet service. Google’s broadband Internet is 100 times faster than most broadband services. Google announced last week that it is providing Webpass, super-fast wireless […]

Low-Sensory Youth Code Jam Returns to Austin

Youth Code Jam, a nonprofit program to teach middle and high school students coding skills, started in San Antonio and has branched out to Austin. Debi Pfitzenmaier started Youth Code Jam in 2012 at a San Antonio library with 30 people attending. The event has grown every year since then and has reached over 20,000 students and their parents across […]

Austin’s ScaleFactor Raises $60 Million in Additional Funding

Just a few years ago, ScaleFactor graduated from the 2017 Austin TechStars program and raised a few million dollars. On Thursday, the Austin-based company announced it has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, just seven months after closing its $30 million Series B round. To date, the company has raised a […]

Austin’s Firefly Aerospace is a New Space Pioneer with Plans to Launch its Rocket in Six Months

Firefly Aerospace has been on one wild ride to get its rockets built in Texas. “We have been building for the last several years and we’re going to fly our first rocket in the next six months,” said Tom Markusic, Firefly’s founder and CEO. But the road to the launch pad and has been a […]

H-E-B to Build a New Tech Center in San Antonio and Hire 500 Employees

At its hometown headquarters in San Antonio, H-E-B is making a big investment to create a state-of-the-art tech center. H-E-B announced Wednesday it plans to add 500 new jobs in San Antonio and build a 150,000 square-foot, five-story building in downtown San Antonio. The building will have the capacity to eventually house 1,000 employees. Construction […]

Hypergiant Strikes Big Partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Opens an Office in Washington, D.C.

Hypergiant Industries, the artificial intelligence startup in Austin, announced a big partnership Tuesday with Booz Allen Hamilton, a huge government contractor. The deal involves Hypergiant and Booz Allen Hamilton working together to create artificial intelligence solutions and products for companies and government agencies. They plan to announce those products shortly, according to a news release. […]

Tech Events to Attend in Austin in August

Even though we’re in the dog days of summer, there’s plenty to do in Austin this month. And if you’re planning ahead, make sure to snag a ticket to our ContentATX3 event next month at Galvanize. It’s a great event for entrepreneurs in the tech industry to learn about ways to communicate better with investors, […]

Next Coast Ventures Hires a New Chief Operating Officer

Next Coast Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm, announced this week that it has hired Jonathan Kaplan as its chief operating officer. “I’ve known Jonathan for nearly a decade here in Austin and have seen how his diligence and focus on operations have been game changing for entrepreneurs and companies,” Thomas Ball, co-founder and managing […]

Hypergiant Industries Hires Two Key Executives in Austin

Hypergiant Industries, which is focused on creating new products using artificial intelligence for businesses, announced Friday that it has hired two key senior executives in Austin. Mark Arnold, who previously worked as vice president of corporate development for Forcepoint, has joined Hypergiant as its vice president of corporate development. And Marc Katz, who previously served […]