BuildASign wins the Startup Olympics Summer Games

BuildASign won the first ever Austin Startup Olympics Summer Games. The company, co-founded by Dan Graham, received a $10,000 prize to donate to its charity of choice. BuildASign chose Austin Pro Bono, a nonprofit that connects lawyers and other professionals to nonprofit organizations. “SpareFoot took home the silver this year, earning $5,000 for Kure It […]

Austin Startup Olympics Summer Games this Saturday

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will kick off July 27th in London. But you don’t have to wait that long. Some of the best geek athletes in Austin will be demonstrating their athletic prowess this Saturday at the Summer Austin Startup Olympics. (And if it’s anything like the Winter Austin Startup Olympics, held last January […]

Sparefoot teams up with Penske to make moving and storage easy

Move it and store it. Austin-based startup Sparefoot has teamed up with Penske Truck Rental to make it easy for folks to move and store their belongings this Memorial Day weekend. Sparefoot informs us that this coming Tuesday is known in the business as “Crazy Tuesday” because it’s the unofficial biggest day of the year […]

The importance of play at Austin Startup Olympics

Never underestimate the importance in play in the workplace. People who play together have better collaboration and social skills, according to SocialWare, which produced this info graphic on the Importance of Play in Enterprise. But the guys at uShip already know that. They got together with seven other startups companies: BuildASign, Mass Relevance, Adlucent, Sparefoot, […]

uShip wins first Startup Olympics in Austin

uShip took the top prize in Austin’s inaugural Startup Olympics competition Saturday at the uShip headquarters. BuildASign.com captured second place and Sparefoot came in third. We’ll post a full story and a video later on, but for now, here’s some photos from the event.

Geek athletes compete at Austin’s Startup Olympics

Put Geek athletes into the Google search engine and what do you come up with? A correction suggestion for Greek Athletes. So the conclusion must be that Geek athletes are an evolution of the ancient Greek athletes that invented the Olympic Games in 776 BC in Olympia in Greece. And as part of that evolutionary […]

20 Silicon Hills Technology Startups to Watch in 2012

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Made In Austin career fair matches technology start-ups with students

Local tech start-ups want to keep as much homegrown talent in town as possible. So they created Made In Austin, a job fair that matches area students with start-ups looking for technology talent. The first event, featuring 100 tech companies and more than 500 registered students, took place Tuesday night at the AT&T Executive Education […]