HeroX to Launch First in San Antonio with $500K Prize


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News HeroX, a platform for competitions to solve local and global problems, plans to launch its first project in San Antonio on January 15th. The project is called the San Antonio MX prize. San Antonio

Top 20 San Antonio Technology Stories in 2016


San Antonio had a roller coaster year in tech in 2016 with the sale of one of its largest technology companies, Rackspace, to Apollo Global for $4.3 It also increased the funding available to entrepreneurs through the founding of the San Antonio Angel Network.

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UK Mission Looking for Fintech Startups in Austin and San Antonio


The focus is on learning more about the growing UK fintech network and on making connections to take their business global. The UK Trade & Investment will host the mission […] The post UK Mission Looking for Fintech Startups in Austin and San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San AntonioOfficials with the United Kingdom are looking for a few good financial technology companies to go on a mission to the UK later this year.

Austin and San Antonio Startups Invited to Apply for IBM’s Austin Mentor Day


The company is inviting startups from Austin and San Antonio to apply to participate in the program. Mentor Days are part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur program. The post Austin and San Antonio Startups Invited to Apply for IBM’s Austin Mentor Day appeared first on SiliconHills. IBM Austin is having a day-long Mentor Day on May 8th at its IBM Innovation Center in Austin.

Apollo Global Acquires Rackspace for $4.3 Billion


Apollo Global Management Friday announced plans to acquire San Antonio-based Rackspace for $4.3 The […] The post Apollo Global Acquires Rackspace for $4.3 San Antoniobillion. Apollo plans to acquire the company for $32 a share in cash and will take the company private in the process. As part of the deal, funds managed by Searchlight Capital Partners will make a strategic equity investment in Rackspace.

Apply to Pitch at the SATX Global Innovators Challenge


The Global Innovators Pitch Challenge is looking for Central Texas startups with a foreign-born founder to present their ventures at its event on June 12th at Cafe Commerce in downtown San Antonio. and […] The post Apply to Pitch at the SATX Global Innovators Challenge appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

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Startup Life Interview With Sandy Grason

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Rackspace Officially Goes Private in $4.3 Billion Deal


It’s the start of a new era for Rackspace, San Antonio’s largest technology company, which Thursday officially became a private company following the completion of its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global Management, with investment by Searchlight Capital Partners.

Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers


billion acquisition by Apollo Global, Rackspace Tuesday announced it is cutting 6 percent of its U.S. Founded in 1998, Rackspace is one of San Antonio’s largest technology companies with about 5,000 employees worldwide. Austin San AntonioThree months after its $4.3 workers. It has about 3,700 employees based at its headquarters at the former Windsor Park Mall in […] The post Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers appeared first on SiliconHills.

Rackspace Appoints Taylor Rhodes as its Chief Customer Officer


Taylor Rhodes is the first Chief Customer Officer at Rackspace Hosting, based in San Antonio. In that role, Rhodes will lead the company’s sales and support operations globally. San Antonio

Geekdom Launches GeekdomX, a Global Coworking Affiliate


Geekdom, the collaborative coworking site in downtown San Antonio, has launched GeekdomX, a new affiliate in which it will seek partners globally to open similar coworking sites. Its first GeekdomX location will open in San Francisco this summer. The post Geekdom Launches GeekdomX, a Global Coworking Affiliate appeared first on SiliconHills.

Innovations from the Lonely Planet

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Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from The bookless library – San Antonio, TX Changing global wine map - Georgia, China, Chile Battling remote Oil spills – Arctic Circle Common Core Standards – State.

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The Top Texas Healthcare Accelerators and Incubators


Healthcare is a $5 trillion industry globally and about half that is U.S. Austin San AntonioLaunching a new venture is extremely difficult. That’s why healthcare incubators and accelerators can play a vital role in a company’s success early on by connecting them with financing, work space, mentors, customers, business programs and more. healthcare expenditures.

Rackspace Reportedly Close to a $3.5 Billion Buyout


Rackspace Hosting, the managed hosting and cloud computing company based in San Antonio, is reportedly close to closing a $3.5 billion deal with Apollo Global, a private equity firm, to take Rackspace private, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and numerous other publications. San Antonio

Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities


In 2006, Richard Florida visited San Antonio and spoke at the Texas Lyceum Conference. And at a time when everyone focused on globalization and a mobile workforce, Florida’s message was [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin high technology Portland Richard Florida Rise of the Creative Class Rise of the Creative Class Revisited San Francisco Seattle Silicon Valley workforce

Drink Up! It’s International Coffee Day


it’s a global marketing gimmick designed to get you […] The post Drink Up! Austin San Antonio “We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” ” – Jerry Seinfeld Today is International Coffee Day. What does that mean?

Capital Factory Doubles Down on Houston

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Startups in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio shouldn’t need to move to Austin to scale. Increasing bridges between Texas’ major tech ecosystems in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio has enormous synergistic value.

Experian Buys Austin-based CSIdentity for $360 Million


In 2006, Bill Morrow founded CSIdentity in San Antonio. This week, Experian, the global information services company, announced plans to buy CSIdentity for $360 million. A few years later, he moved the company to Austin, which had a much more developed technology industry. The deal is pending regulatory approval. “The acquisition of CSID accelerates executive […] The post Experian Buys Austin-based CSIdentity for $360 Million appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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MassChallenge , a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced the top 14 finalist startups from its third MassChallenge Texas accelerator and second Austin-based program.

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. Today it’s mainstream, as evidenced by the proliferation of accelerators around the goal and exemplified by the Global Accelerator Network.

WP Engine passes $100M in revenue and secures $250M investment from Silver Lake

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The Silicon Valley-oriented technology press outlets don’t cover us because we’re not in San Francisco, even though we’re more successful than most of the startups they cover. People said there’s no money in hosting. WordPress is just a toy.

Investing Outside The Bay Area


More recently, this trend has shifted a bit within the Bay Area, which today’s giants like Uber, Airbnb, and Stripe being built in San Francisco proper while incumbents down south have begun scooping up premium commercial real estate in the city. Global and Local. and seen the rise of absolute juggernauts with deeply global ambitions such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Xiaomi. The global story is undeniable, but what about what’s going in the USA outside the Bay Area?

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


million+ company, with 60+ team members doing tours in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles.”. My PR journey started with an amazing position with the renowned Jason Dady restaurant group in San Antonio, Texas. Each business has a story.

Is This Mic On?: Capital Factory Members at #SXSW2018

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Top local innovators will highlight Austin’s most exciting blockchain companies, why Austin has become a hotbed of crypto innovation and the role that the Austin Blockchain Collective is playing in putting Austin on the global blockchain map.

Austinites represent at SXSW 2018

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learning and travel”) Eisenhower Fellowship, each person discusses their effort to create greater access to prosperity in a global economy and sustain diverse enterprises in education, economy, and civics. Austin always has a strong presence at SXSW and this year is no different.

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The Austinpreneur’s Guide to SXSW 2018 Panels & Parties

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Come enjoy the live band and intimate seating that also opens up into networking lounges designed to showcase Austin’s executive clout, global appeal, and the Austin tech scene and companies that live and thrive here 365 days a year. It’s here!

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Out of the Crisis #4: Carl Liebert, crisis veteran and radical optimist

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We have companies now who have every store, globally or in a whole country, shuttered. In Out of the Crisis #4, I talk with Carl Liebert.

The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders | TechCrunch


San Francisco, CA. RelayStrategy Developers Smartsourcing Global Services Epsilon Concepts - LA Web Design Company Developers Arul & Associates LLC Accounting The Resumator HR admin. StartupBus to SXSW Day Two: Las Cruces to San Antonio [TCTV]. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Editor’s Picks. Apple. Facebook. Google. Android. Disrupt NYC. europe. Comment.

You’ve Been Hacked by the US Congress

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The Austin/San Antonio corridor, home of the most vibrant regional new economy ecosystem in the US, is represented in the US Congress by Rep. After global backlash, it was pulled as too radical by Republican leadership. Is your Representative really representative?

Out of the Crisis #11: Jeremy Howard on the power of masks, health policy, and data science in medicine

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Jeremy Howard : I'm Jeremy Howard, a research scientist at the University of San Francisco. So we left San Francisco a long time before the lockdown happened, went somewhere remote, but reasonably close to a good hospital. So plenty of dark bits, but also this weird discovery that you can create incredibly close connections with people that I've never met before and build a global community of people who want nothing more than to help save lives.