Silicon Hills News
Laura Lorek
Founder
@lalorek or @SiliconHillsNew
LauraLorek@gmail.com
Problem
Austin and San Antonio is one of
the nation’s largest tech centers,
yet no single news source exists
to report on ...
Solution: Silicon Hills
News fills the void
We’re a startup news
organization covering the
technology community in the
Aus...
Underlying Magic
Silicon Hills News focuses only on
technology news in the Austin and San
Antonio region.
We seek to tell ...
Our Secret Sauce
We offer an events calendar, profiles on local
tech entrepreneurs, trend stories, event
coverage, job lis...
Austin and San Antonio are the number
one and two respectively, metropolitan
areas with the most momentum going
into 2014 ...
Market Opportunity
The digital advertising market is
growing faster than other kinds of
advertising. Total digital
adverti...
Business Model
Sales
Ads/Sponsors
Specialty
publications
Events
Members
Competition
• Austin American Statesman
• San Antonio Express-News
• Austin Business Journal
• San Antonio Business Journa...
Management Team
Laura Lorek, founder – journalist with more than
20 years of experience, primarily covering
technology and...
Financial Projections
0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
100,000
120,000
140,000
160,000
2012
2013
2014
Laura Lorek
Founder, Silicon Hills News
LauraLorek@gmail.com
@lalorek
@SiliconHillsNew
210-413-3955
512-847-7921
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.

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Silicon Hills News Overview

  1. 1. Silicon Hills News Laura Lorek Founder @lalorek or @SiliconHillsNew LauraLorek@gmail.com
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Austin and San Antonio are the number one and two respectively, metropolitan areas with the most momentum going into 2014 - Forbes Magazine
  7. 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. 8. Business Model Sales Ads/Sponsors Specialty publications Events Members
  9. 9. Competition • Austin American Statesman • San Antonio Express-News • Austin Business Journal • San Antonio Business Journal • Texas Tech Pulse • AustinStartup
  10. 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. 11. Financial Projections 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 2012 2013 2014
  12. 12. Laura Lorek Founder, Silicon Hills News LauraLorek@gmail.com @lalorek @SiliconHillsNew 210-413-3955 512-847-7921

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