Ben Rubenstein and Michael Lam, co-founders of Opcity, featured in the Silicon Hills News 2019 Austin Tech Calendar, photo by Errich Petersen

Silicon Hills News’ 2019 Austin Tech Calendar Party took place on January 24th at Opcity in Austin.

At the party, Silicon Hills News gave away a desktop or wall calendar to 175 guests. To order additional calendars please visit our Eventbrite form for our lunch and learn event on February 24th. You don’t have to attend the event to buy a calendar. Silicon Hills News will deliver it to you. But everyone attending gets a desktop calendar.

William Hurley, also known as Whurley, founder and CEO of Strangeworks and cover guy for Silicon Hills News’ 2019 Austin Tech Calendar, photo by Errich Petersen

This is the fifth time Silicon Hills News’ has created a tech calendar shining a spotlight on Austin’s most innovative startups and technology advocates. The event honored the following 2019 calendar subjects:

Rocket Dollar: Henry Yoshida, Rodney Martinez, Thomas Young, Rick Dude, Dan Kryzanowski, Chris Palmisano, BackRow: Colton Lowry, Nikacia Shear,
Ryan Martinez and Krista Goralczyk. Photo by Stephen Olker

January: Rocket Dollar 

February: Hypergiant: Ben Lamm, John Fremont and
Will Womble, co-founders of Hypergiant, Photo by John Davidson

March: Strangeworks: David Cardona, William Hurley, Justin Youens, Co-founders of Strangeworks

April:  Female Founders: Laurie Felker Jones, Heather Wan, Adrianna Cantu, Alex Porter, Leah Cohen, Tarica Navarro, Angela Hein, Sherry Shamrock and Lav Chintapalli

May: Mark Phillip, Founder of Are You Watching This?

June: Madhu Basu, Founder Unnanu

July: Smarter Sorting Team

August: Sherry Shamrock  Founder and CEO of FIT 2 CHEER, Adrianna Cantu, Co-founder & CEO of Revealix, Tarica Navarro, founder of Kinn Home, and Lav Chintapalli, Founder of Alcye & Pathway Power and Alex Porter, co-founder of Underminer Studios.

September: Sean Spector, CEO and Co-founder Dropoff

October: Nathan Hackley and Will Young, Co-founders of Sana Benefits

November:   Ben Rubenstein and Michael Lam, Co-founders of Opcity

December: OwnLocal: Lloyd Armbrust and Jason Novek, Co-Founders of OwnLocal


A recap from Silicon Hills News’ 2019 Austin Tech Calendar Party at Opcity.

Egan Nelson and Silicon Hills Lawyer and Swyft sponsored the food: appetizers from Mama Fu’s Asian House.

Entertainment sponsors included PythonTek,, Justworks, Chastain Partners.

Drink Sponsors included Lumen Insurance Technologies and Active Capital.

And a big thank you to our host and venue sponsor: Opcity.

Other sponsors included Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 512 Tequila, Shade Tree Lemonade.

The event featured entertainment by Adam Lazoya, the Travelling Pianist, and Scott Andrew James, the Typewriter Poet.

Silicon Hills News 2019 Austin Tech Startups Calendar

Austin-based startups featured in the 2019 Austin Tech Calendar produced by Silicon Hills News