Helping to Commercialize UT’s Big Ideas at The stARTup Studio

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The University of Texas at Austin is like a Thomas Edison lab of invention with its professors cooking up the next great ideas. The 3-D printing industry started at UT with Carl Deckard, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and Professor Joseph Beaman. Also, Professor John Goodenough […]

UT Spinout Capsenta Helps Healthcare Companies Harness Data

By HOJUN CHOI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Anyone familiar with the University of Texas at Austin is no stranger to the words “what happens here changes the world.” To Capsenta, a spin out smart data startup from a UT computer science lab, that motto is more than just a rallying call to donors […]

UT Austin Team Wins IBM Watson University Competition

A team of students from the University of Texas at Austin took first place in the inaugural IBM Watson University Competition in New York last week. The winning team of 12 received $100,000 in seed financing from IBM Watson Group and the Entrepreneur’s Fund to launch its application, CallScout, which gives people access to social […]

HackTX to Take Place at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday

Do you feel like hacking for 24 hours? Then, if you’re a student 18 years or older in high school or an undergraduate or graduate student in college, you can participate in the third annual HackTX hackathon kicking off Saturday, Oct. 18 and running into Sunday. The event will take place in the student activity […]

AdBm Technologies Lands $1.3 Million in Funding from CTAN and Others

AdBm Technologies closed on $1.3 million in funding led by the Central Texas Angel Network. Other investors included Green Park & Golf Ventures as well as the Houston Angel Network and the North Texas Angel Network. “AdBm, a portfolio company of the Austin Technology Incubator’s Clean Energy Incubator, also recently announced a successful test of […]

Bob Metcalfe Tells Startups to Build Their Networks to Succeed

Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation at the University of Texas, spent some time talking with Jason Seats, managing director of Techstars, during a virtual fireside chat at Foundercon in Austin recently. Metcalfe has held many careers including educator, publisher and columnist, venture capitalist, inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com. He has spent the past […]

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.

Three Honored at UT Entrepreneurship Awards for 2014

The University of Texas at Austin has become a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. And UTEWeek, the third annual celebration of entrepreneurship featuring more than 15 events at UT, kicked off last Friday and runs through this Friday. The events showcase student entrepreneurial ingenuity. On Wednesday night at the McCombs School of Business at UT, the […]

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 […]

Mark Cuban and Cotter Cunningham to Speak at Longhorn Startup Lab

Longhorn Startup Lab started out two years ago as a way to jump start undergraduate entrepreneurs at the University of Texas at Austin. The program run by Bob Metcalfe, UT professor of innovation, and Joshua Baer, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Capital Factory, has graduated four classes so far. Ben Dyer, entrepreneur in residence at […]