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  • The NCIIA and UT

    The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) is working to support technology innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Texas.  Since 1995, the NCIIA has partnered with over 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. to create experiential learning opportunities and to fund successful, […]

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  • Watching Whales

    According to Inuit mythology, Aumanil is the god that controls the movement of the whales. Austin-based startup AuManil tracks the movement of a different type of whale: the gaming kind.  Not the Vegas high roller who can win or lose millions over a weekend, but […]

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  • SXSW:The Startups You Need to Meet

    Each year, for the past four years, GigaOm blogger Stacey Higginbotham has published a list of “10 Austin startups you need to meet at SXSW.”  The idea behind the list is to identify the hottest new high-tech companies in town so that SXSW Interactive visitors […]

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  • SXSW Interactive: Come See Us

    Our last blog highlighted the events our member companies will be participating in at SXSW Interactive 2013.  In addition, ATI and its directors will be hosting several events throughout the week; here’s a look at what to expect: Saturday, March 9 Advances in Innovation in […]

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  • SXSW Interactive: Come See our Companies

    The fun starts tomorrow. SXSW Interactive is an exciting time for tech aficionados.  Each year thousands of people descend on Austin to take part in the five-day festival of exhibitions, panels, trade shows and parties dedicated to all things tech. There will be several events […]

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  • A Day in Round Rock

    Last year Dell created the $100 million Innovators Credit Fund to provide startups with additional financing as well as technological support.  This has the dual benefit of letting startups use investor capital towards revenue-generating activities rather than technology improvements and allowing startups to keep their equity […]

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  • BlackLocus Acquired by Home Depot

    BlackLocus, who graduated from ATI’s Landing Pad Program at the beginning of 2012, was recently acquired by The Home Depot for an undisclosed sum.  BlackLocus uses disruptive techniques to analyze massive amounts of data that online retailers use for everything from price optimization to revenue […]

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  • Ideal Power Converters Raises $4 million

    Austin-based Ideal Power Converters, a graduate of ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator, recently raised $4 million in funding to help bring its innovative photovoltaic inverters to market.  A photovoltaic inverter converts DC power from solar modules to AC power used on a power grid. There are […]

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  • Toopher Secures Series A Funding

    Austin start up Toopher, a member of ATI’s development portfolio, recently announced it has risen $1.1 million as part of a $2 million Series A funding round.  Toopher’s CEO Josh Alexander, an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business, […]

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  • Austin’s Gaming Scene

    KLRU’s Capital of Innovation, a documentary series dedicated to Austin entrepreneurs and startups, recently profiled Austin’s video game industry.   Over the past few decades, the video game industry has become larger than the music and film industries combined, and Austin has played an integral […]

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