Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey

Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies announced in a post on Facebook Friday plans to donate $36 million to a fund to Rebuild Texas. “We must rebuild the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey together,” Dell wrote. On Friday, Michael and Susan Dell launched the Rebuild Texas Fund with Gov. Greg Abbott and […]

Michael Dell Talks About Taking Risks as a Private Company

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The Aspen institute, an educational and policies studies organization based in Washington, D.C., launched Aspen Across America, a series of talks with extraordinary individuals Wednesday night. The series kicked off at the Blanton Art Museum with a talk between Journalist and world-renowned biography Walter Isaacson and one […]

Dell Performs Well as a Private Company

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A year ago, Dell went private, the largest company ever to do so. And Michael Dell, its founder and CEO, couldn’t be happier. “I believe one of the advantages of being private is that we can direct 100 percent of our energy toward the success of our […]

Elizabeth Gore to Join Dell as its Entrepreneur in Residence

Dell has named Elizabeth Gore with the United Nations Foundation, its next Entrepreneur in Residence. Dell made the announcement at TechCrunch Disrupt Monday. Gore, who currently serves as entrepreneur in residence for the United Nations Foundation, will join the company in February of 2015. Gore will be Dell’s second entrepreneur in residence. Ingrid Vanderveldt held […]

Michael Dell Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS Research

Michael Dell took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research Saturday in front of the construction site for the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. CNBC’s Jon Fortt challenged Dell. In a posting to his Facebook page, Dell, in turn, challenged Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Marc Benioff, founder and […]

Michael Dell Named the UN Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship

I started Dell 28 yrs ago with $1000. Revenues in 1984 were $6 million. Last year $62.1 billion. Impossible is nothing. — Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) June 10, 2012 To focus the globe on entrepreneurship, what better way than to put someone in charge who has been there, done that. Last week, the United Nations Foundation […]

Beyond Technology, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Focuses on Helping Children Worldwide

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News A lot of people in Austin and beyond know the story about how Michael Dell started his computer company at the age of 19 in a dorm room at the University of Texas with $1,000. He grew the company into a multi-billion dollar international computer maker and […]

Michael Dell on the Past, Present and Future of Technology

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In 1984, Michael Dell dropped out of the University of Texas to found Dell Computers. “At the time, it didn’t seem like that big of a risk,” Dell said. “I didn’t have anything to lose.” He saw a really compelling opportunity to launch a company focused on […]

UT Entrepreneurship Week to Feature Michael Dell and Rod Canion

The University of Texas at Austin is a hotbed of startup activity. Last year, the University claimed the number seven spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of the most entrepreneurial colleges in the nation. And the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, part of student government at UT, plans to showcase some of the state’s most accomplished PC entrepreneurs […]

Guavas, Neverware and Fantoo Win Dell’s Pitch Slam

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Guavus, Neverware and Fantoo won the votes of the judges at the first Pitch Slam event at Dell World. Michael Dell cast his vote for Guavus, based in San Mateo, which has raised $48 million in three series of funding since 2006. The company has created analytics […]