Texas Wireless Summit 2008

The Texas Wireless Summit is coming October 14-16, and you can get a $100 discount using the code TWS08100 when you register. If you’re into wireless and live in Texas, this is the event to attend. Where else can you see the CTO of AT&T and the President of Nokia speak? One of the most [...]

Q&A Wednesday : Piryx

Today’s Q&A Wedensday is with Tom Serres, founder of Piryx. The company will be launching their piryx.com and realpolitix.com websites on Friday with the goal of making technology accessible for political candidates. How did you first get the idea for Piryx? Piryx began as an idea three years ago when I realized I wanted to [...]

New Director for ATI Biosciences Initiative

The Austin Technology Incubator has created an additional focus in the area of Bioscience, and hired Jessica Hanover to be the director of the initiative. Bioscience is now the third area of vertical focus for the ATI, joining clean energy, and IT/wireless. There is one company in the bioscience incubator so far, Terapio, which is [...]

Inc. 5000 Austin Tech Companies

Inc. Magazine has released their annual list which used to include the top 500 private companies, but for the second year has expanded to 5000. There are 378 Texas-based companies in the list, which means 7.5% of the fastest-growing private companies are in Texas. In browsing through the list, here’s the Austin-based tech companies that [...]

SailPoint Adds $6.5M from Existsing Investors

Austin-based SailPoint Technologies is announcing that they have raised an additional $6.5M in a Series C financing from existing investors Austin Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Origin Partners, and Silverton Partners.

Innography Banks $6.5M Series A

Austin-based Innography raises $6.5M from Austin Venture and Hunt Ventures.

Stealthy Startup Hourville

We’re just starting to see a few details emerge about a stealthy new startup in Austin named Hourville. They’re looking for a hot PHP developer, by the way. From that job description we get a glimpse of what the company is up to. “We have created a unique web marketplace built around a core time-based [...]

Small World Labs Inks Scottrade Deal

The new social networking community at Scottrade (http://community.scottrade.com/) is being powered by Austin-based software company Small World Labs. The new community will allow Scottrade customers to interact through discussion groups and blogs, and share trading ideas, strategies, spreadsheets and analysis. The social network site will also allow the community to provide feedback to Scottrade product [...]

More TechCrunch50 Flap With a Texas Twist

Back in April we wrote a piece titled Let the War For Startup Attention Begin. The fluff began when DEMO and the TechCrunch50 conferences, both aimed at launching startup companies, were scheduled on the same days. Jason Calacanis has been viewing the pitches from hundreds of companies who want to launch at the TechCrunch event, [...]

Bootstrapping a Business in the Freemium Model

On the Austin Bootstrap messaging boards, there was recently a discussion of free and “freemium” business models. Richard MacKinnon of LessNetworks had a very thoughtful response based on five years of running this type of business model. We asked Richard for permission to re-publish here. Thoughts on the Free Model In the early days of [...]

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