13 Tech Startups from Austin You Need to Know About in 2016

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The Live Music Capital of the World is also serious hub of startup innovation these days. In fact, Forbes named Austin “America’s No. 1 Boom Town,” citing its recent surge in population, job growth, and education levels.

Its no wonder that many tech entrepreneurs from the greater Austin area are also among the country’s leading innovators. Below is a list of 13 technology startups from Austin that need to be on your radar for 2016 and beyond.

13. GameSalad

Source: gamesalad.com.
Source: gamesalad.com.

GameSalad’s paid subscription service allows users to develop and design games without having to code. A free offering designed for beginners is also available that teaches fledgling developers how to build simple games.

12. Burpy

Source: burpy.com.
Source: burpy.com.

Tired of fighting the crowds at the grocery store? Burpy can help. This same-day grocery delivery service dispatches personnel to do your grocery shopping for you.

11. Broomly

Source: broomly.com.
Source: broomly.com.

Broomly is a home services platform that allows users to schedule all of their home cleaning needs in one place. Its services are bonded/insured and certified by the Home Services Institute.

10. Localeur

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

Localeur’s community is made up of locals who want to help you experience their city. More personalized and up-to-date than your average travel app, the offering is a must-have for tourists who want to live and explore like a local.

9. Atlas

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Atlas takes wearable fitness tech to another level: the company’s solutions are able to track and improve users’ forms through its device and accompanying mobile app.

8. AppSumo

Source: appsumo.com.
Source: appsumo.com.

Akin to a Groupon for web apps, AppSumo partners with the best and brightest software developers to offer its users exclusive deals—in some cases, 50-75% off retail.

7. Founders Card

Source: founderscard.com.
Source: founderscard.com.

Founders Card is made up of over 20,000 business professionals and offers access to travel, hotel, and other business-related benefits—exclusive networking opportunities, event access, and more.

6. Favor

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Want a to grab a hamburger and movie, but don’t feel like leaving the house? Favor will deliver anything you crave—from a DVD to a roll of sushi. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

5. Beatbox Beverages

Source: beatboxbeverages.com.
Source: beatboxbeverages.com.

Who says boxed wine has to be boring? Beatbox was created to provide an exciting experience for wine drinkers by integrating music into the experience. The products can be purchased online or at retail outlets like BevMo! and Ralphs.

4. Silvercar

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Silvercar is a unique take on your average online rental car service: the app allows you to specifically rent an new Audi A4. The service supports iOS/Android devices and is currently available in 14 cities.

3. TabbedOut

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

TabbedOut is an all-in-one dining automation app that allows users to open/split tabs and pay for restaurant bills on-the-go.

2. WP Engine

Source: wpengine.com.
Source: wpengine.com.

WP Engine is a premier hosting provider for websites and apps built with the popular CMS. The service offers enhanced security, technical support, and expertise/advice for managing WordPress sites.

1. BigCommerce

Source: bigcommerce.com.
Source: bigcommerce.com.

BigCommerce’s retail platform enables brands to quickly launch a professional online store—notable features include easy-to-use dashboards for managing/tracking sales statistics, marketing/promotions tools, and more.

In short, these are just a handful of the many innovative tech startups that call Austin home. Be sure to keep them in your sights as they go head to head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley.

 

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