October in Austin is a great time to live here as we have the Austin City Limit’s Festival, Austin Startup Week and the ever popular FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) happening October 19th through the 21stContinue Reading →

Austin Startup Week 2018 is Less Than a Month Away; Are You Ready?

Austin is one of the top 10 cities in the nation to move to if you’re interested in a career in technology or wanting to launch a startup. Austin is home to over 1,700 local startups and the numbers keep increasing as more people move there.

Furthermore, the Austin chamber’s Beverly Kerr has stated she drew on the latest annual U.S. Census Bureau estimate that as of July 2017, the Austin and Round Rock MSA’s population totaled 2,115,827, up 55,269 from 2,060,558 the year before. It’s clear that Austin is growing fast and the number of startups at this rate will increase more throughout the next couple of years.

To celebrate Austin’s startups their annual Austin Startup Week is less than a month away with day one commencing on October 1st. Austin Startup Week is five days of events with different organizations and meetups that support them.  Continue Reading →

First Sputnik ATX Cohort to Graduate: Inaugural Class of Startups to Present to Investors on Demo Day Tomorrow

The Texas capital, Austin, has been a city of technology and innovation for well over a decade with technology companies like Dell whose headquarters are located there. Coined as “Silicon Hills,” Austin has been named the 8th America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018 and 2nd The Best Cities for Young Professionals in 2017 by Forbes. Since 2011 the city has hosted Austin Startup Week which is five days of events celebrating Austin startups, the organizations and meetups for networking. During the annual event organizations and startups open their doors and host events for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the startup scene in Austin. It is clear that Austin, currently, is ideal for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs. Continue Reading →

Austin Startup Week 2017: Schedule Picks and Perks Information

Austin (ATX) Startup Week is next week starting Monday and if you are attending it’s time to plan your schedule. Austin Startup Week is a free event offering networking meetings, meet ups and events celebrating the Austin startup culture and local startup businesses. Almost all of the 100+ events organized in 2017 are free and open to the public so no badges required. Continue Reading →

Austin Startup Week 2017 Information

Austin Startup Week is October 9–13, 2017 and showcases Austin Startups. It’s five days of events celebrating Austin startups, the organizations, and meetups that support them. Continue Reading →

Note from Editor: Hi-Tech Chic’s Journey for 2017

As of last week I will no longer be writing for My main focus will now be growing and building up this site, Hi-Tech Chic.

Hi-Tech Chic has been off to a great start this year with events like CES 2017 in Las Vegas. I experienced more robots than I have ever seen, the drone rodeo in the desert and several different booths with virtual reality. Needless to say it was a blast!

Another great event I attended was GDC in San Francisco and the AMD launch events including the after party with Mix Master Mike, which was AWESOME! Continue Reading →

Austin Startup Week, ATX Startup Crawl and NewCo Event

ATX Start up week

When I moved back to Austin from San Francisco I immediately started looking up various tech events throughout the city. The first events I attended were Austin StartUp week, NewCo Austin festivals and the ATX Startup Crawl.

This year Austin Startup week is October 3-7th at various locations in downtown Austin.  During Austin Startup week there are several different useful panels in regards to Startups so definitely check the schedule and also give yourself time between each panels. Austin Startup week is a great opportunity to meet with fellow StartUp owners from all over Austin.


The ATX Startup Crawl will be on Thursday, October 6th before the last day of Austin Startup week. I had a blast last year and hope to attend this year as well. You can’t go wrong with mixing geeks and cocktails; it’s rather comical. To attend the ATX Startup Crawl or if you would like more information the click here.

One may think “I have to wait all the way to October to hang out with my Startup friends? Blasphemy!”

Never fear they have a few events before then to meet with fellow entrepreneurs. On July 26th & 27th NewCo festival will be returning to Austin. At the NewCo event attendees get to choose from 90+ sessions led by founders and entrepreneurs within their headquarters throughout Austin. For more information or if you would like to attend NewCo click here.


I hope to see you guys at these events; as usual I will be attending all three events. If you see me definitely come over and say hi! I will also tweet about the events on @nrpena, @hitechchic, and @cutegeek if you’re curious to see what going on at each event.

Let the games begin!


atx sTARTUP HAPPYThe week is finally here where geeks, entrepreneurs and the startup community all gather in Austin. Startup week started today with Capital Factory Tours, Educational Panels, Meet Ups and ending the day with the ATC Battle of the Bands.

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