Tech roundup: MassChallenge comes to Austin, Virtuix launches new platform and more

by Kelly O'Halloran
September 14, 2017


MassChallenge accelerator comes to Austin

MassChallenge, a global network of accelerators, announced the launch of its newest program, MassChallenge Texas, on Wednesday. The program will support up to 100 startups from Austin and San Antonio, which will compete for up to $500,000 in cash awards. MassChallenge Texas joins the program alongside MassChallenge programs in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. [Press Release]



The McCombs School of Business ranks as top business college in country

U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of the nation’s best colleges earlier this week, putting The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business in fifth place for best business programs. [U.S. News & World Report]


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Austin VR startup launches new content, arcade management platform

Virtuix, the startup behind the Omni active motion VR platform, officially launched its new commercial content platform, Omniverse. Omniverse is an arcade management and content platform featuring a collection of some of the top games in VR like Primordian and AFFECTED: The Manor. At launch, the platform featured 15 titles, with more to come over the next few months. [Press Release]



PHLUR adds new candle collection

E-commerce fragrance startup PHLUR recently added candles to its product catalog. The site now offers three candles that are inspired by PHLUR’s existing eco-friendly fragrance line. Each candle also comes in a reusable custom ceramic holder. [Press Release]



FloSports launches new cycling vertical

On Thursday, FloSports announced its new cycling vertical FloBikes, which will feature comprehensive live and on-demand coverage of competitive cycling. Ian Dille, a former pro cyclist and renowned cycling journalist, will lead as FloBike’s senior editor. Coverage begins on Sept. 20 with Clif Bar CrossVegas, an international cyclocross race. [Press Release]


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