Yan Engines Closes on $2 million in Funding

Yan Engines, a recent graduate of the Austin Technology Incubator, has closed on $2 million in funding. The company has also developed a fuel efficient car engine and landed a contract to create a truck engine for the U.S. military. Yan Engines recently graduated from ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator. The company also works closely 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 […]

Ten Semi-Finalists Named for SXSW Pitch Competition

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silicon Hills News, Austin Technology Incubator and Central Texas Angel Network have picked the ten semi-finalists for a South by Southwest pitch competition to be held March 9 at the Austin Chamber Offices. They are: Pristine.io Embrace Customers Spot On Sciences Filament Labs Mahana EyeQ Insights SegUrWay […]

The Importance of ATI to Austin’s Tech Industry

The Austin Technology Incubator started off as a lab at the University of Texas at Austin 25 years ago. No one knew what an incubator was in 1989 but they understood labs so George Kozmetsky, dean of the business school and ATI’s founder, called it a lab for students to learn about entrepreneurship and technology […]

Reaction from ATI to Calxeda’s Shut Down

Isaac Barchas, director of the Austin Technology Incubator, penned a blog post titled “This Sucks” in response to news of the closing of Calxeda this week. “Recent ATI graduate and rock star, Calxeda, will be shutting its doors,” Barchas wrote. “Investors unexpectedly pulled the plug on the company, which developed a novel architecture to allow […]

A Slice of Silicon Hills Talks with Austin-based Circle Media

BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News This week, we talked with Circle Media founder and CEO Mark Piening about his new startup. Incorporated just last January, Circle Media officially launched at SXSW and was one of the five finalists in the Startup Austin Fast Pitch Competition. The Austin based company does data analysis […]

AuManil Wins the Austin Startup Fast Pitch Competition at SXSW

BY L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The free to play model dominates the multi-billion dollar video game industry. So a lot of game makers capitalize on that by selling things to players in the game to make money. AuManil, which creates software to manage the customer relationship market for video games, wants to […]

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 […]

ihiji Joins the Austin Technology Incubator

ihiji has joined the Austin Technology Incubator. The Austin-based company makes software that allows companies to remotely monitor and support Internet enabled devices on a network. It has been part of ATI’s Landing Pad Program for the past two years. ihiji founders, Stuart Rench, President; Michael Maniscalco, Vice President of Technology; and, David Rench, Vice […]

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