Amos Schwartzfarb is the New Managing Director of Techstars Austin

Techstars has hired Amos Schwartzfarb as its new managing director of Techstars Austin. Schwartzfarb takes over from Jason Seats, who is still with Techstars and will remain in Austin. Seats is one of the managing partners of Techstars $150 million venture capital fund. He is dedicating all of his time to that role. Schwartzfarb is […]

Bob Metcalfe Tells Startups to Build Their Networks to Succeed

Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation at the University of Texas, spent some time talking with Jason Seats, managing director of Techstars, during a virtual fireside chat at Foundercon in Austin recently. Metcalfe has held many careers including educator, publisher and columnist, venture capitalist, inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com. He has spent the past […]

The Largest FounderCon Ever is Being Held in Austin This Week

A sea of green shirts will be seen around Austin this week. First off, Techstars Austin held its Demo Day featuring 11 companies pitching their ventures at the Austin Music Hall on Wednesday. Now, Techstars FounderCon is underway, which is the annual gathering of Techstars alumni companies from around the world. This is the largest […]

Techstars Startup Cloud 66 Plans to Move to Austin Permanently

Cloud 66 moved to Austin from London two months ago to participate in Techstars and the startup plans to stay here. For its business, the U.S. is the best place to be, said Khash Sajadi, CEO and co-founder of Cloud 66. Cloud 66 is one of 11 companies in the latest Techstars program in Austin. […]

Techstars Austin’s Jason Seats on Startup Grind San Antonio

Jason Seats loved playing with Lego blocks as a kid and even did college projects with Legos as a young adult. His heroes were Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman growing up and the fictional Indiana Jones. At the age of eight, he thought he wanted to be an archaeologist. But even as a little kid […]

Seven Teams Presented at 3 Day Startup Austin

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Three Day Startup began in 2008 as a project of some University of Texas graduate students who thought entrepreneurship, like many other areas of study, really ought to have a lab where students could make experiments and—if necessary—blow things up as part of the learning process. Since […]

TechStars Expands to Austin

TechStars, a Boulder, Co.-based technology accelerator, is expanding to Austin with a new program that will start in August. “Forbes and Bloomberg have been calling Austin the No. 1 Boomtown and the best place for your startup for years now, and Google recently chose it as the second city to receive the fastest Internet on […]

Ziptask Makes Managing Outsourced Projects Easier

Ziptask seeks to make managing outsourced projects simpler. The Anaheim, Calif.-based company launched its fully managed outsourcing platform on Wednesday. The company provides a layer on top of services like, Elance, 99Designs and others that makes managing outsourced projects easier. Ziptask is a member of the TechStars Cloud Class of 2013. Its team will […]

TechStars’ Cloudability Closes on $8.7 million in Venture Capital

In the first TechStars class held at the Geekdom earlier this year, Cloudability already had a head start on some of the other companies. The Portland-based startup had already participated in the Portland Incubator Experiment. When the team landed in San Antonio, they had already raised $1.1 million, according to VentureBeat. Now Mat Ellis, Cloudability’s […]

Successful Entrepreneur Jason Seats Now Helps Startups

To find out about high-tech startups in San Antonio, talk to Jason Seats. He’s not only the managing director of the TechStars Cloud program at Geekdom, a collaboration and coworking space downtown, but he’s been there done that and has plenty of T-shirts to prove it. In 2006, Seats, cofounded Slicehost with his college friend […]