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Silicon Hills News Overview

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Grow Your Own Media Movement: Silicon Hills News is central Texas' technology news site putting the spotlight on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math innovators and entrepreneurs.

Grow Your Own Media Movement: Silicon Hills News is central Texas' technology news site putting the spotlight on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math innovators and entrepreneurs.

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  • 1. Silicon Hills News Laura Lorek Founder @lalorek or @SiliconHillsNew LauraLorek@gmail.com
  • 2. Problem Austin and San Antonio is one of the nation’s largest tech centers, yet no single news source exists to report on technology news in the region.
  • 3. Solution: Silicon Hills News fills the void We’re a startup news organization covering the technology community in the Austin and San Antonio region, known as Silicon Hills.
  • 4. Underlying Magic Silicon Hills News focuses only on technology news in the Austin and San Antonio region. We seek to tell the stories that mainstream media might overlook.
  • 5. Our Secret Sauce We offer an events calendar, profiles on local tech entrepreneurs, trend stories, event coverage, job listings and more. We’re like a regional Wired. Similar sites sprouting up around the country include Silicon Florist, Silicon Prairie News, GeekWire and Technically Philly.
  • 6. Austin and San Antonio are the number one and two respectively, metropolitan areas with the most momentum going into 2014 - Forbes Magazine
  • 7. Market Opportunity The digital advertising market is growing faster than other kinds of advertising. Total digital advertising (including mobile) rose to $37.3 billion in 2012, a 17% increase. - Pew Research Center
  • 8. Business Model Sales Ads/Sponsors Specialty publications Events Members
  • 9. Competition • Austin American Statesman • San Antonio Express-News • Austin Business Journal • San Antonio Business Journal • Texas Tech Pulse • AustinStartup
  • 10. Management Team Laura Lorek, founder – journalist with more than 20 years of experience, primarily covering technology and half her career spent in the Austin and San Antonio region.
  • 11. Financial Projections 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 2012 2013 2014
  • 12. Laura Lorek Founder, Silicon Hills News LauraLorek@gmail.com @lalorek @SiliconHillsNew 210-413-3955 512-847-7921