Time to Apply for the SXSW Interactive Accelerator for 2015

For the past six years, Chris Valentine has overseen the SXSW Interactive Accelerator competition. During that time, he’s witnessed a maturation of the Austin tech startup community. “Last year was the best group from Austin so far,” he said. Five Austin companies made the SXSW Interactive Accelerator finalist list in 2014 and three more were […]

Innovative Startups Should Apply to the SXSW Accelerator

At South by Southwest Interactive for the past six years, innovative tech startups have clamored to get into the SXSW Accelerator to showcase their company before a tech-savvy audience. This year, the deadline to apply to participate in the SXSW Accelerator is Nov. 7th. But don’t procrastinate. This is a highly selective accelerator that only […]

Silicon Hills News Reports on the Tech Innovation Happening in Central Texas

Thank you to Laura Kilcrease, former Entrepreneur in Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin, for interviewing me, Laura Lorek, founder of Silicon Hills News at South by Southwest Interactive last March.

Winners of the 2014 SXSW Accelerator Competition

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The huge ballroom that hosted the SXSW Accelerator Awards Sunday night was packed and the mood was warm and festive as emcee Francisco Dao, founder of 50 Kings suggested a giant selfie, Oscars-style, and winner Barak Hachamov of Israel took a video of the group clapping for […]

Where Can I Get That Awesome SXSW Silicon Hills News Print Magazine?

Every night, you can find copies of the first print edition of Silicon Hills News at Fogo de Chao starting at 5 p.m. for Entrepreneur’s Lounge. This is an invitation-only party so if you’re not on the list, you might want to check one of the other spots. This afternoon, I’m dropping some more copies […]

Hire, Fire or Skip? Find out With Austin-based ROIKOI

ROIKOI is a new hiring application recently launched in Beta and the company is making a big splash at South by Southwest Interactive. Austin-based ROIKOI is the signature sponsor of Entrepreneurs Lounge, an invitation-only party aimed at entrepreneurs, investors and insiders, held on the rooftop of Fogo de Chao every night through Tuesday. ROIKOI’s giant […]

Chat it Up at SXSW with Austin-based Banter

Austin-based Banter just launched at South by Southwest Interactive. Yes, some people say not to launch at SXSW because the signal to noise ratio is just too high. So much stuff going on SXSW that a new company might just lost in the shuffle. But Banter’s app seeks to solve that problem. Banter is the […]

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 […]

Hackney House Returns to Austin for SXSW 2014

Hackney House, a venue that showcases the talents of East London’s creative, tech and design community, will return to South by Southwest Interactive 2014. Last year’s event garnered millions in business leads with 1,500 people visiting. This year, more than 30 Hackney-based businesses plans to use the space to show off their companies and to […]

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 […]