Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka

Heaven Hill Brands of Kentucky announced this week it is buying Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka for an undisclosed amount. Clayton Christopher and Chad Auler founded Deep Eddy Vodka in 2010. The Wall Street Journal in May reported that the Austin-based company was for sale and estimated its valuation at between $165 million and more than […]

PreAccelerate Hosts Its First Demo Day

By DAVE MICHAELS Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News PreAccelerate hosted its Demo Day for its first graduating cohort Tuesday evening. The excitement was palpable as a grueling 6-week process culminated in startup pitches. Keynote speaker Clayton Christopher, Founder of Sweet Leaf Tea and Co-Founder of Deep Eddy Vodka, recounted his experience of getting Sweet […]

Austin Chamber’s New A-List of Startups to Watch

Stacy Zoern, CEO of Community Cars, Inc., runs a car manufacturing business out of Pflugerville. But that’s not the most remarkable part. Zoern, who uses a wheelchair to get around, wanted to find a car that would provide independence to wheelchair users. Online, she found the Kenguru, an electric smart car. Only problem was the […]