Acxiom Opens Austin Office, Plans To Hire 150 People

AcxiomAcxiom Logo, a publicly traded enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, today announced that it will be opening a new office in Austin, Texas, to accommodate growing demand in its technology, engineering and operations. The company intends to fill up to 150 positions in technology fields including network engineers, security engineers, systems engineers, security architects, network architects, infrastructure architects, software engineers and project managers.

Innotech Beta Summit 2014 Applications Now Open

This is my 8th year of running the Innotech Beta Summit, which highlights the freshest new technology companies in Austin. It takes place during the Innotech Conference at the Austin Convention Center on October 15th. Each year we showcase 6 companies who do 6-minute demos of their new products.

Intel® kicks of Fall IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20

This week Intel® is unveiling new software and hardware at the Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco. Part of these updates includes new features to their Galileo Gen 2 Development Board. Austin is lucky enough to be the first city to experience these updated Dev Kits first hand. Intel® is kicking off their IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20 and will be handing out free Galileo boards to the first 100 attendees who have registered for the event.

Whole Foods Mobile Payment Saga

There is one awesome thing about having a really hip grocery store headquartered in your city; you get to be the test bed for new technologies. Especially if you are downtown at the flagship Whole Foods store.

A Phone System for your Startup is Finally Cheap and Easy

In the process of starting and growing several companies over the past 25 years, one of the things I always dread is finding a phone system. Historically it involves some kind of PBX or switch, which has to go in a phone closet somewhere, phone wires, buying phones, long term contracts, plus a monthly service contract for when things go wrong, or something needs programming. Well, no more.

DreamIt Austin 2015 Applications Now Open!

Attention all entrepreneurs… applications for DreamIt Austin 2015 are now open! We’re extremely excited to bring back the DreamIt Austin program for its third year running.

Upland Software Files IPO

Upland Software, Inc. will soon join the rarefied air of Austin-based public companies. The company announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock in an effort to raise $50M in capital. It was founded by Jack McDonald, former CEO of Perficient, and Chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Powerhouse Team of Women Leading Entrepreneurship at McCombs

Violina Rindova, Zlotnick Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship in the McCombs Department of Management, has been appointed as the new director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal. Lauranne Jarrett, managing general partner for G-51 Capital Management, LLC, is the incoming entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for 2014-2015; and Laura Kilcrease, previous EIR, is returning to further her support for entrepreneurship at the school.

SXSW Eco Announces Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today announced the finalists for its third annual entrepreneurial pitch and and second annual public space design competitions, the Startup Showcase and Place by Design. SXSW Eco will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Austin Tech Happy Hour Tonight at The Dogwood

Come to The Dogwood tonight, August 21st from 6pm – 8pm for Austin Tech Happy Hour!