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Laura Lorek
TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek will build out a startup news site for technology and biotechnology news in the Austin-San Antonio region, focusing on entrepreneurs, companies and creative people.

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Project Blog: Silicon Hills News

TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek will build out a startup news site for technology and biotechnology news in the Austin-San Antonio region, focusing on entrepreneurs, companies and creative people.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Silicon Hills News recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and the site continues to gain momentum with the central Texas technology community.

Readership in Austin and San Antonio topped 10,000 monthly visitors in June and continues to grow. The goal is to hit 50,000 monthly visits in the next six months.

Silicon Hills News Overview from Laura Lorek

On the business side, the site recently landed a big sponsorship deal from Geekdom, a co-working and collaborative space in downtown San Antonio, which recently branched out to San Francisco. Geekdom also plans to set up sites in South America and Asia in the coming months. That sponsorship will allow Silicon Hills News to hire a reporter in San Antonio.

Also I’m working on finalizing additional sponsorships and ads from a variety of companies including a law firm, a gym, a bank, a realtor, and a high-tech company. I’m still working on landing a telecommunications and computer sponsor too. All in all, it looks like Silicon Hills News will meet its goal of $100,000 in sponsors by the end of the year. Still working to meet the $50,000 goal in ads. I’m 20 percent there. That may take a bit longer. But the good news is that it’s definitely an attainable goal.

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   • Posted by Laura Lorek on 10/17 at 12:49 PM