10 Companies Shine at UT’s 1 Semester Startup Demo Day

All of the entrepreneurs presenting at the University of Texas’ 1 Semester Startup Spring Demo Day Thursday night appeared polished and professional. The 10 company teams had solid ideas and at least one, PhotoWhoa is already turning a profit. Josh Baer, one of the instructors and founder of Capital Factory and with UT’s Department of […]

eyeQ wins the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals

The startup eyeQ won the 2012 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals last night at the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business. The founders, Michael Garel, CEO, and Harish Jayakumar, CTO, beat 15 other teams during the semifinals held earlier in February and three teams in the finals. The students will receive their MBAs […]

Silicon Hills Technology Weekly Round-Up

The shortage of technology workers in the Silicon Hills region continues. The Austin American-Statesman today reported that the recent trip technology CEOs from Austin took to California didn’t result in any new employees moving to Texas. Perhaps that’s why San Antonio-based Rackspace recently opened an office in San Francisco. The technology companies have to go […]

Bob Metcalfe’s pitch for 3Com

At the Demo Day for One Semester Startup, one of the best pitches came from Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe. Metcalfe, who moved to Austin in January, serves as professor of electrical engineering and director of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin. This fall, Metcalfe, who also serves as general partner of Polaris Venture […]

UT’s One Semester Startup Demo Day

During the first One Semester Startup at the University of Texas, 75 students formed 20 companies. Thursday night, the students behind those newly formed ventures pitched their startups to about 200 people, some students, university faculty, press, investors and entrepreneurs, gathered at the University of Texas stadium’s Red McCombs End Zone Club. The pitches ranged […]

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 […]

Ethernet inventor wants to network startups to solve the world’s energy crisis

A network of entrepreneurs will solve the energy crisis. That’s the belief of Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of 3Com and co-inventor of Ethernet, a networking standard which links computers. “The biggest lesson of the Internet that applies to energy is it was not built by incumbents […]