Ben Dyer Named Entrepreneur in Residence at UT Austin

Since the inception of the Longhorn Startup Program at the University of Texas two years, Ben Dyer, a serial entrepreneur, has served as a mentor to the student startups. But during the last year, Dyer took on an even bigger role in assisting Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation and Joshua Baer, specialist of computer science, […]

Toopher Becomes an IT Portfolio Company at ATI

The Austin Technology Incubator at The University of Texas announced that Toopher has officially graduated into its Incubator as an IT portfolio company. Last December, Toopher closed a $2 Million Series A round of funding from investors including Alsop Louie Partners of San Francisco. Toopher was started in 2011 by Evan Grim, a University of […]

UT’s Texas Venture Labs receives $6 million gift

The University of Texas at Austin announced today that the Texas Venture Labs at the McCombs School of Business has received a $6 million gift from Fort Worth businessman Jon Brumley. And the incubator will be renamed the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs. “This investment is a game changer that enables us to expand the […]

Got a startup? Get the ChooseWhat.com startup guide

ChooseWhat guides entrepreneurs through the process of starting up a business. And now the Austin Technology Incubator has announced a formal partnership with ChooseWhat.com. The Austin-based company, founded in 2007 by Gaines Kilpatrick and Leo Welder, seeks to solve problems for small business owners such as how to get the best deal on a fax […]

ATI inspires tech entrepreneurs to succeed

This year’s graduating class at the Austin Technology Incubator really encompasses a couple of years of companies, said Isaac Barchas, its director. He skipped a graduation year last year, he said. But the group of 21 companies have “tremendous diversity of focus from social media management to drug delivery to robotics controls.” “What most of […]