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Austin tech accelerator DivInc gets new home at Capital Factory, set to assist new crop of startups

DivInc, an accelerator for women and ethnically diverse startup founders, is launching its second cohort and moving to a new home at Capital Factory. The Austin nonprofit held its first 12-week program last fall at co-working space Galvanize, with...

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Tech Crawl: Uber’s month of woes continues, YouTube viewership booms and Twitch will sell games

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech stories we’re following today: Uber’s troubles continue Uber’s no-good, very-bad, terrible month continues: its senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, is out after the tech site Recode revealed...

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Trump travel and visa policies prompt concern, reassuring memos from Austin tech executives

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban issued last week, thousands of employees at Austin-based National Instruments received an internal memo Monday afternoon. It said the company was working with employees impacted by the...

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Taking a look at salaries in Austin’s tech sector 

This summer, we asked Austin’s tech industry a difficult question: Tell us how much money you make. Our goal was to gather demographic and salary data on Austin’s tech industry, one of the fastest-growing and most vital pieces of the Central Texas...

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‘Hidden Figures’ Made With Code event, hosted by Google and Girlstart at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Jan. 24, 2017

Google and Girlstart hosted a "Made With Code" STEM event for students and parents that included a screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures."

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Want to be part of DivInc, Austin’s accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs? The deadline is Friday.

If you’ve been meaning to apply to DivInc, the Austin startup accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, the time is here. Applications for the Spring 2017 program close on Friday. The cohort will run from April 3rd to June 23rd, ending with a Demo Day...

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'Austin Remembers: MLK’ app uses augmented-reality tech ahead of 2017 celebration (updated for 2018)

Update, Jan. 14, 2018: Last year, we wrote about “Austin Remembers: MLK,” an app available for iOS and Android that uses augmented reality. The app this year is being re-released and more locations have been added, including The George Washington...

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Analysis: Few women spoke at Austin’s tech meetups

Just how male-dominated are Austin’s tech meetup groups?  Very, according to an analysis done by Amalie Barras, a co-organizer of the Open Austin meetup.  According to her study of 15 Austin tech meetups from 2016, she found 255 speaking spots, with...

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Dell's Bobbi Dangerfield on being a woman in tech

At the Texas Conference for Women on Wednesday, Bobbi Dangerfield, a senior vice president of Dell Technologies, shared her experience of being a woman in the tech industry at the "Redefining Leadership: The Core Behaviors of Successful Leaders" panel...

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