Get Set to Rock at the ATC Battle of the Bands at Austin Startup Week

Tech and music go together like smartphones and selfies. And fresh off the first weekend of the Austin City Limits festival comes one of the biggest tech band battle showdowns of the year. This year, six bands hailing from the offices of local tech companies will compete at the Austin Technology Council’s Battle of the […]

Q&A with Sheryl Cole, Candidate for Austin Mayor

Silicon Hills News is providing these questions and answers as a follow on to Austin Mayoral candidate posts with the Austin Technology Council. Last week, the ATC featured this post from Mayoral Candidate Steve Adler. But Adler’s campaign chose not to answer the questions from Silicon Hills News. This week, the ATC features this post […]

Q&A with David Orshalick, Candidate for Mayor of Austin

This past weekend, the Austin Technology Council featured a guest post from Austin Mayoral Candidate David Orshalick in its meet the candidates for Mayor series. Silicon Hills News is asking each of the candidates a series of follow up questions. Their responses will all be posted here following their guest blog posts with ATC. This […]

The City of Austin and ATC Form a New Partnership

There’s a new tech partnership in town. It’s the Austin Technology Partnership, an alliance between the City of Austin and the Austin Technology Council. The new partnership seeks to study and strengthen the city’s technology industry with a major focus on the emerging life sciences industry. The partnership has an annual budget of $775,000 with […]

Four Austin Startups Shine at the 2014 ATC Startup Showdown

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Austin Technology Council’s Startup Showdown builds a bridge between the startup community and those who have more seasoned experiences and companies, said Josh Alexander, founder of Toopher. Toopher, a security platform that helps businesses authentic and verify their customers online, won the ATC Startup Showdown in […]

Go Big Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In a panel titled “Austin’s Brand: Go Big or Go Home” at the Austin Technology Council’s CEO Summit three seasoned tech leaders gave their perspective on building a billion dollar company. “Something that Austin is not known for is thinking big,” said Mark McClain, CEO and founder […]

Guides to SXSW 2014 in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s that crazy time of year in Austin when locals leave for Spring Break and rent out their houses and apartments for gobs of money to the estimated 30,000 people expected to attend this year’s South by Southwest Interactive. That’s right, it’s the biggest, wildest and wackiest […]

InnoTech Austin Kicks off Wednesday

The 10th anniversary of InnoTech Austin kicks off tomorrow at the Austin Convention Center. And one of the most popular events is the annual Beta Summit which showcases some of Austin’s hottest new startup companies. This year’s conference, which is sponsored by Presidio and the Austin Technology Council, is free to register with the special […]

Battle of the Bands and Made in Austin at Austin Startup Week

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News For the second year in a row, Eric Bandholz travelled from Spokane, Washington to attend Austin Startup Week. “I lived here in 2003 and 2004 and I’ve been waiting for past ten years to get back here,” Bandholz said. His favorite events during Austin Startup Week include […]

Austin Ranks Among the Nation’s Largest Tech Hubs

Austin lands on a lot of lists for best place to live and work and fittest city. But Julie Huls, president of the Austin Technology Council, is most excited Austin is being recognized nationally as a leading tech hub in a new economic development report. The report, Technology Works: Patterns of High-Technology Employment and Wages […]