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A digital and print magazine highlighting technology resources and entrepreneurs in Central Texas to be distributed at SXSW Interactive
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We're creating a digital and print magazine highlighting technology resources, companies and entrepreneurs in the Austin and San Antonio region to be distributed at South by Southwest Interactive 2014 in March. The magazine will contain profiles of local startup companies along with photos.

The magazine will also contain a list of startup resources helpful to technology companies in the Central Texas region. 

Lastly, the magazine will contain advertisements from area businesses looking to support the Austin-San Antonio technology community and reach that community.

Susan Lahey, senior writer and editor in Austin, will also be moderating a panel at South by Southwest Interactive on Pitching Startups in cooperation with the Austin Technology Incubator. We will have copies of the magazine at that panel as well. 

SiliconHillsNews.com is a two-year-old bootstrapped startup technology news site that reaches more than 20,000 unique readers every month on our website and thousands more through social media. We're the premier technology news site covering the community in Central Texas. 

This project will be our first paper product.

Risks and challenges

The risks are that we are not able to find a publisher willing to print our product at an affordable price. But then again, we can self publish and do it ourselves.

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    Mavericks - Thank you! Every dollar counts and we appreciate your support. You will receive updates on the project and our endless gratitude for being part of our project. We will also thank you in the magazine.

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    Thank you for your support. It means a lot to know that you appreciate the job we do and that you're supporting us. Your name will be included in the magazine as one of our supporters. You'll always be part of our team. Thank you!

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    The Texas Wildcatter - A Silicon Hills News sleek black T-shirt! And the digital version of our magazine. We'll also thank you for supporting us in the magazine and on our website. And you'll get some Silicon Hills News stickers. Thank you for supporting us!

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    You'll get the magazine in all its glory.

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    You get a 140 character ad and a link on our website for a year.

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    You'll get a half-page ad in the magazine. You'll also get invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll get two drink tickets on us.

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    You'll get two 140-character ads in the magazine with links, a T-shirt, stickers and 5 copies of the magazine. Plus your two 140-character ads with links will run for one year on our website. You'll also get invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll get two drink tickets on us.

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    A full page ad in the magazine. You'll also get 10 copies of the magazine. And you are invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll get four drink tickets on us.

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    A full page ad in the magazine and a six month sidebar ad on our website. You'll also get 10 copies of the magazine. And you are invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll receive eight drink tickets on us. We will also post your sponsorship to our 15,000 followers for our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts and our 20,000 unique readers on our website.

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    A full page ad and a 12 month sidebar ad on our website. You'll also get 10 copies of the magazine and you'll be invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll get eight drink tickets on us. Thank you for supporting our mission. We will also post your sponsorship to our 15,000 followers for our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts and our 20,000 unique readers on our website.

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    The one and only premier sponsor for the Silicon Hills News magazine. You will receive 10 copies of the magazine. We will also write a 750 word story about you or your company as a sponsored post in the magazine. You will receive a full page ad in the magazine and a 12 month sidebar ad on our website. You will be invited to a special party to celebrate the magazine's debut and you'll get 10 drink tickets. We will also post your sponsorship to our 15,000 followers for our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts and our 20,000 unique readers on our website.

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    A full-day of news and social media consulting by Laura Lorek, veteran technology reporter and now new media publisher on how your company can create compelling content for the Web. I will tailor my presentation to your needs and I will speak to your group or company anywhere in the continental U.S. Plus you'll receive a full page ad in our magazine, a sidebar ad for a year and your name will be included on our website. as a sponsor. You will also receive 10 copies of our magazine. We will also post your sponsorship to our 15,000 followers for our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts and our 20,000 unique readers on our website.

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