11 Startups Join DivInc’s Latest Accelerator Program

In 2016, Preston James, Ashley Jennings, and Dana Callender founded DivInc to bring greater entrepreneurial diversity to Austin’s technology industry. The 12-week accelerator program, based at Capital Factory, has graduated two cohorts so far and made a big impact on providing women and minorities with greater access to mentors, funding, partnerships and the overall inner […]

WeWork is Already Full and Looks to Expand in Austin and Texas

By HOJUN CHOI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News WeWork, a startup that offers short-term leases to businesses in need of office space, has expanded to Austin and, despite only having launched in February, is already operating at full capacity with over 500 members. The New York-based company currently operates in cities across the globe, […]

Silicon Hills News’ Latest Magazine on Tech Startups Taking Off

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Rockets launching are a symbol of Texas’ rich history in the space industry. Although innovation has become a buzzword in many circles it still rings true in Texas and the neighboring states of Louisiana and Mississippi, which all have NASA facilities. Space exploration is at that heart […]

Massage.com Wants to Take the Stress Out of Getting a Massage

BY TIM GREEN Reporter with Silicon Hills News Dan Graham wants Massage.com to work like a good massage, relieving stress for massage therapists and their customers. Instead of kneading muscles, however, the online massage booking service does it by helping therapists find work and customers get a massage where it’s most convenient for them. “Essentially, […]

Innovative Startups Should Apply to the SXSW Accelerator

At South by Southwest Interactive for the past six years, innovative tech startups have clamored to get into the SXSW Accelerator to showcase their company before a tech-savvy audience. This year, the deadline to apply to participate in the SXSW Accelerator is Nov. 7th. But don’t procrastinate. This is a highly selective accelerator that only […]

Showcasing New Programmers at CodeUp’s Demo Day

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Michael Jaime sold his car and bought a bike so he could pay his tuition and participate in CodeUp, a 12-week bootcamp that teaches non-programmers how to code. Each day Jaime would bike three miles to Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio to learn […]

Zach Dell’s Startup Thread is a Dating Site Just for College Students

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Michael Dell never pushed entrepreneurship on his son, Zach, which may be the reason Zach started asking about business, reading tomes by people like Warren Buffet and playing stock simulators by the age of 12. “My dad and I are extremely close,” Dell said. “When I started […]

3 Day Startup at Geekdom Nurtures New Entrepreneurs

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Stephanie King attended a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom in San Antonio last weekend with an idea for a company. “I quickly realized I needed more focus,” she said. Instead of pitching her idea, King joined Spotduct, a startup focused on creating short videos for brands […]

Got Lunch? Cater2.Me Wants to Feed the Bellies of Austin’s Startup Community

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Countless workers face the same problem every day when they get to their office. What’s for lunch? Cater2.me aims to solve that problem for companies and their employees in Austin. The San Francisco-based startup launched last month in Austin and now has nine employees in its local […]

Dell Selects ihiji and Open Labs of Austin for its Founders Club 50

The Dell Center for Entrepreneurs last week announced its first Founders Club 50, an exclusive group of high growth tech startups, including two from Austin. Dell selected ihiji, which makes remote diagnostic tools for computer networks and Open Labs, a stage lighting and technology company focused on the music industry. Dell plans to announced its […]