Rackspace Co-Founder Pat Condon on Startup Grind San Antonio

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At the age of five, Patrick Condon, co-founder of Rackspace, remembers stocking the shelves at his parents video rental store. San Antonio cloud computing hosting Patrick Condon Rackspace technology

Targeted Technology Funds San Antonio Life Sciences Startups

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Entrepreneurs in the life sciences industry in San Antonio for years complained about the lack of venture capital. In 2008, Paul Castella and Alan Dean, cofounders and senior managing partners of Targeted Technology, a venture capital firm based in San Antonio, decided to do something about that. […] The post Targeted Technology Funds San Antonio Life Sciences Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

San Antonio-based TrueAbility Launches

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A new tech startup in San Antonio seeks to change the way companies hire technical talent. TrueAbility, a cloud-based technical assessment tool can help hiring managers and recruiters assess technical skills of job candidates, said Frederick Mendler, one of the company’s cofounders and its CEO. The post San Antonio-based TrueAbility Launches appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Technology

Coffeecup Software Founder Nick Longo on Startup Grind San Antonio

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Nick Longo, founder of Coffeecup Software and co-founder of Geekdom, grew up in New York, really, really poor. He also served in […] The post Coffeecup Software Founder Nick Longo on Startup Grind San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antoni

Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years

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Just take a look at Geekdom, the collaborative coworking technology center in downtown San Antonio. Four years ago, Graham Weston, co-founder of Rackspace, and Nick Longo, founder of Coffee Cup Software, launched Geekdom on the 11 floor of the Weston Centre […] The post Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Geekdom has a Huge Impact on San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Five years ago, Geekdom set up operations on the 10th floor of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Geekdom was the brainchild of Graham Weston, former Chairman and co-founder of Rackspace and Nick Longo, founder of CoffeeCup Software. They wanted to create a technology hub in […] The post Geekdom has a Huge Impact on San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District appeared first on SiliconHills.

Merge VR of San Antonio Raises $10 Million in Funding

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The San Antonio-based startup lists Geekdom as its headquarters. It is co-founded by Andrew Trickett, who formerly ran the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator. Franklin Lyons is the other co-founder and the company’s chief […] The post Merge VR of San Antonio Raises $10 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Rackspace Launches the Open Cloud Academy in San Antonio

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BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News In the space where Rackspace began, its Co-Founder and Chairman Graham Weston dedicated Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Tuesday morning.

Soloshot Wins the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit

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Soloshot took home first place at the Innotech San Antonio Beta Summit on Wednesday afternoon. The first motion picture camera was invented over 125 years ago,” said Scott Taylor, co-founder of Soloshot. The post Soloshot Wins the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit appeared first on SiliconHills. And since then there have been tremendous improvements in camera technology from color film to video cameras, to digital cameras, to cameras that [.]

Four Startups to Present at the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit

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The Beta Summit at Innotech San Antonio showcases some of the most innovative young startups. This year, Nicholas Longo, co-founder and director of Geekdom, a collaborative coworking space at the Weston Centre downtown, will moderate the event. The post Four Startups to Present at the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit appeared first on SiliconHills.

Techstars Director Expects Future Growth in San Antonio

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After the recent TechStars program in San Antonio was finished, Matt Scherer, our San Antonio correspondent, got to speak to Jason Seats, the managing director of the TechStars Cloud program. Here's his interview with Seats, the co-founder of Slice Hosting. Continue reading → Startup 101

Graham Weston Donates $15 Million for a UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center

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Graham Weston, one of the co-founders of Rackspace and Geekdom, has donated $15 million to the University of Texas at San Antonio to establish a School of Data Science and a National Security Collaboration Center downtown. San Antonio

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Startup Grind Features Graham Weston of Rackspace

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Graham Weston, co-founder and chairman of Rackspace Hosting, grew up in the greater San Antonio area. San Antonio Geekdom Graham Weston Rackspace Startup Grind Startup Grind San Antonio technology

Graham Weston and Rackspace Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Graham Weston, Chairman, Cofounder and CEO of Rackspace, led a team of “Rackers,” the name Rackspace employees call themselves, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Rackspace’s headquarters in San Antonio. San Antonio

Need a Cofounder? Apply for FounderDating

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FounderDating (FD) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with cofounders. The post Need a Cofounder? Austin Technology San Antonio TechnologyBy Damon Clinkscales Entrepreneurs: Connect with Amazing People to Start Companies/Projects With. No, it’s not romantic. What makes them different? High Quality – members are carefully screened for quality and readiness (no recruiters, etc.)

Cloud Options Creates a Commodities Exchange for Cloud Computing Services

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Sarah Cochrane, cofounder of Cloud Options, pitched the company at TechStars Cloud Demo Day Thursday at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio. James Mitchell is also a co-founder. San Antonio Technology Cloud Options of London is one of two international teams participating in this year’s TechStars Cloud accelerator program.

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The Hard Truth About Entrepreneurship

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Entrepreneurship can empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. San Antonio Cafe Commerce Clifton Taulbert Gary Schoeniger Peter French Uncle Cleve Who Owns the Icehouse

Thinking up World Changing Ideas with Max Levchin at SXSW

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Max Levchin, one of the co-founders of PayPal, stayed up all night at South by Southwest Interactive, to come up with his list of five unstoppable trends that are going to change the world. Austin San Antonio

Finding Your Noble Cause

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At TEDxSanAntonio, Nick Longo, co-founder of Geekdom, walked onto stage, sat on a chair and started to read from a book labeled “Hope, Dream and Inspire.”

Tips on Branding for Startups

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News What’s in a brand? Billions of dollars, said Bill Schley, branding expert and co-founder of BrandTeamSix. San Antonio Bill Schley Geekdom Rackspace’s brand “Fanatical Support” is worth one billion dollars per word, Schley said. They said we will answer the phone in one ring at midnight on Christmas Eve,” Schley said. And […] The post Tips on Branding for Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

Successful Entrepreneur Jason Seats Now Helps Startups

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To find out about high-tech startups in San Antonio, talk to Jason Seats. In 2006, Seats, cofounded Slicehost with his college friend [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Jason Seats Rackspace Slicehost TechStars CloudHe’s not only the managing director of the TechStars Cloud program at Geekdom, a collaboration and coworking space downtown, but he’s been there done that and has plenty of T-shirts to prove it.

RocketHub’s Brian Meece Reveals Crowdfunding Secrets

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By Ian Panchèvre Reporter with Silicon Hills News Brian Meece, co-founder and CEO of RocketHub, visited Geekdom on the evening of May 22nd to share the secrets of successful crowdfunding. San Antonio RocketHub – “the world’s crowdfunding machine” – is one of the fastest growing crowdfunding communities. RocketHub, located in New York, publicly launched in February of [.] The post RocketHub’s Brian Meece Reveals Crowdfunding Secrets appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders | TechCrunch

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The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders. This is a guest post by Scott Allison, CEO and founder of Teamly.com. I want to reflect on my experience as a non-technical founder and reassess my original decision – almost two years ago – to stick to what I’m good at, and not waste time learning to code. The problem with non-technical founders is that they don’t know what they don’t know, until they’re in way too deep. San Francisco, CA. Startups. Mobile.

Startup Spotlight: Austin-based Affintus

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Last week at San Francisco Bakery and Café on Anderson Lane, Paula Soileau, cofounder and partner at Affintus Scientific Hiring, sat down with me to talk about her startup. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Affintus Affintus Scientific Hiring Paula SoileauBefore Affintus, Soileau worked at the American Heart Association as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. She’s passionate about connecting people with the [.].

A Glimpse of the New Capital Factory Coworking Space

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Josh Baer, cofounder of Capital Factory, a technology accelerator program for entrepreneurs, discusses the new space in this video. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin Tech Live Capital Factory Cospace Josh Baer Paul O'BrienThe Austin Chamber last week selected Capital Factory to create a downtown coworking space for technology entrepreneurs as part of its Austin Tech Live initiative.

Lean Startup Machine in Austin Educates Entrepreneurs

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Jonathan Van, a student at UT Austin, co-founder of UT Entrepreneurship Week, is currently coordinating the Austin Lean Startup Machine. Austin Technology San Antonio TechnologyThe event takes place Sept. 21-23rd. But tonight Van is hosting a Lean Startup Machine Pre-Show featuring Travis McCutcheon of Leap for Mankind. He will be teaching a Lean Startup 101 class at Capital Factory. [.]

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Lean Startup Machine in Austin Educates Entrepreneurs

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Jonathan Van, a student at UT Austin, co-founder of UT Entrepreneurship Week, is currently coordinating the Austin Lean Startup Machine. Austin Technology San Antonio TechnologyThe event takes place Sept. 21-23rd. But tonight Van is hosting a Lean Startup Machine Pre-Show featuring Travis McCutcheon of Leap for Mankind. He will be teaching a Lean Startup 101 class at Capital Factory. [.]

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HubAustin Coworking Closing in Austin on Sept. 30th

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“The frustrating thing is that we’re basically there,” Keith Casey, one of the co-founders, wrote in a post on HubAustin blog. Austin Technology San Antonio TechnologyBy all accounts, coworking is booming worldwide. But that doesn’t mean all coworking spaces can make a go of it. Year-old HubAustin plans to shut down on Sept.

BuildASign.com’s expansion into the consumer market with Printcopia

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This morning, I spoke with Dan Graham, co-founder and CEO of BuildASign.com, about the Austin-based company’s expansion into the consumer market. Austin Technology San Antonio TechnologyBuildASign.com, launched in 2005, makes signs, bumper stickers, magnets, banners and more for the business market. Realtors are chief among its customers. The privately held company expects to do $30 million in revenue this [.]

Startup Grind Meeting July 26th Featuring ATI Director

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She’s cofounder of Whit.Li, a startup focused on mining social networks to compile personality reports. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Andi Gillentine ATI Isaac Barchas Startup Grind Whit.liAt the SXSW Panel Picker meetup earlier this week, I met Andi Gillentine. Gillentine is also director of Startup Grind Austin, which has a meeting on July 26h featuring Isaac Barchas, the director of the Austin Technology Incubator at the [.].

ParLevel Systems, Greenhouse and Conspire Present at SA New Tech

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Close to 70 people turned out for the eighth SA New Tech meetup at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio Tuesday night. Cole Wollak, SA New Tech founder, kicked things off by having everyone introduce himself or herself to a stranger. Gonzalez, CEO and co-founder of ParLevel Systems, [.] That got the room talking. Then Luis P. The post ParLevel Systems, Greenhouse and Conspire Present at SA New Tech appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Jason Seats Featured on We Are Austin Tech

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Seats, cofounder of Slicehost, a cloud hosting company, has helped countless entrepreneurs through the TechStars Cloud program. Louis to San Antonio. Jason Seats, managing director of the TechStars Cloud program was featured recently on We Are Austin Tech.

Rackspace’s Weston Says Hybrid is the Cloud of the Future

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That’s the assertion of Graham Weston, chairman and co-founder of Rackspace, the world’s largest hybrid cloud provider. He gave the keynote speech Wednesday morning at Innotech San Antonio at the Henry B. Instead of a one-size fits all Cloud, the Internet will have millions of specialized clouds. Gonzalez Convention Center. This is a cloud that [.] The post Rackspace’s Weston Says Hybrid is the Cloud of the Future appeared first on SiliconHills.

AirStrip to headline Innotech EMT luncheon

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Cameron Powell, president, chief medical officer and co-founder of AirStrip will serve as the keynote speaker for the InnoTech April 16 Emerging Medical Technology conference. at the San Antonio Henry B.

The Texas Startup Manifesto

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By connecting Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and the rest of the state into a Texas S tartup Megatropolis we can unlock billions of dollars in capital and unleash thousands of diverse entrepreneurs. Austin is different from Dallas which is different from Houston and San Antonio.

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The Acceleration of TechStars

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It dawned on me last night that as of tomorrow TechStars will have three programs running at same time with about 40 companies actively engaged in programs in Boston, New York , and San Antonio. Last week David Cohen, the co-founder and CEO of TechStars announced that he had raised a new $28 million seed fund called Bullet Time Ventures II. When we started, companies received $12,000 to $18,000 depending on number of founders.

Random Acts of Kindness – Marathon Fundraising

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During this time, I met Ethan Austin, the co-founder of GiveForward at Lindzonpalooza. His family friend set up a GiveForward page for him and wrote the following description: Justin Salcedo is from a small town south of San Antonio, TX. When you support a family member in need, you’re doing the right thing. The community you are part of is counting on you, and fulfilling your obligation to them is part of being a member of that community.

Natural Sports Drink Startup Rallying Behind Texans

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said co-founder Eric Boss. Right now you can find us in many HEBs in Houston, Austin and San Antonio with a larger HEB rollout on Dec 3rd to 250 stores.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

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1- I credit my co-founder. I credit my co-founder Eric Frothingham with coming up with our name. I then wanted to play off of the strong Hispanic presence in San Antonio, a feeling of familiarity & friendliness, low-cost, and variety, so “Tacos” came to mind.

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Come manage the Mentor Network at Capital Factory

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As part of the Texas Startup Manifesto , we are expanding the mentor network from Austin to all of Texas, starting with our partners The DEC in Dallas, Geekdom in San Antonio and other partners in Houston. The right introduction can help an entrepreneur to find their co-founder, hire their first employee, meet their first customer, or close their first investor.

The Accelerator comes to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

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Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are 4 of the 11 largest cities in the country , and connecting these cities will help to raise billions of dollars in capital and unleash thousands of diverse entrepreneurs. The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is welcoming us to Dallas at the West End and soon the other locations such as Addison and Denton. Members of The DEC now have access to the Capital Factory and 1776 mentor networks in-person at The DEC or online via Skype.

Harvey Aftermath: How Your Small Business Can Help

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Bo Duncan, Left/Right co-founder, advises startups to provide hands-on assistance because it’s easy on the wallet, easy to please, and beneficial to all. Savin Weera is a UT San Antonio graduate with a B.A.

Promotions, Opportunities and Gratitude for 2019

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We doubled the number of companies we are working with in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and invested in more than one Texas startup per week. Capital Factory is fortunate to have many co-founders and some that even joined a few years in.