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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.

Silicon Hills News Tapped for Top Accelerator Program
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I just got accepted into the Avinde Accelerator Program for Female Entrepreneurs at Texas State University and the preeminent accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in Austin and Central Texas. I think this will be a huge next step for us in growing Silicon Hills News.

The accelerator program starts in September and runs through February. It's a series of workshops and meetings with experts in sales, fundraising, business plans, social media, marketing, advertising and more. The program, in its eighth class, will also teach us how to pitch to investors and plug us into a network of investors. It's focused on helping early-stage ventures raise capital to take the business to the next level. 

I also just hired another freelance reporter, Clarisa Ramirez, a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism and a McCormick Fellow, to report out of Austin.

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   • Posted by Laura Lorek on 07/23 at 09:09 AM