Geekdom Fund Gives $25K Each to Two Startups

The Kirpeep Team: Sara Moffett, Steven Quintanilla, Kyle Jennings, John Lozano and Naomi Rios. Photo courtesy of Kirpeep

The Geekdom Fund has invested $25,000 each into two startup companies to be based at Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio coworking and collaboration space. The teams are KirPeep and ParLevel Systems, said Nick Longo, director of Geekdom. “Both teams attempted to get the Geekdom Fund in this past round,” Longo said. “For really a myriad […]

Spanning Adds New Revenue Officer

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Spanning Cloud Apps has added Jeff Erramouspe as its chief revenue officer. Erramouspe will oversee the company’s marketing and sales activities. Previously, he served as president of Manticore Technology, which merged with SalesEngine International. Before that, Erramouspe held leadership and executive positions at StoredIQ, Digby, Vignette and Compaq. Spanning provides cloud data protection for businesses. […]

Phunware Recognized as Hollywood Innovator

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AlwaysOn selected Austin-based Phunware as one of its OnHollywood 100 winners. The list recognizes disruptive technology in the entertainment industry. AlwaysOn selected Phunware and the other winners based on their innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. The Austin startup was honored at AlwayOn’s sixth annual OnHollywood event on Oct. 29 and 30th […]

Rackspace’s “Castle” in the New York Times

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San Antonio’s largest technology company, Rackspace got some big-time press with an article in the New York Times. The reporter chronicled the company’s renovation of the dilapidated Windsor Park Mall into its corporate headquarters. It is an amazing facelift. The mall now houses the bulk of Rackspace’s workforce and it’s got all kind of amenities, […]

AirStrip Technologies Adds Two Board Members

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AirStrip Technologies, Inc. has added Todd C. Cozzens as chairman of its board. And the San Antonio-based company also named Keith B. Pitts to its Board of Directors. “Todd and Keith both bring a wealth of experience to the table,” , AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said in a news release. “Their knowledge and skill sets […]

“We Are the Entrepreneurs of the Future”

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At the end of the SparkED program at Geekdom on Sunday, the kids presented their projects to their parents. “My name is Ryan and I’m a Web designer,” said a member of the website team. He then told the packed room of proud parents about how his team used design elements like typography, layout, hierarchy […]

SparkED Inspires Kids with Technology and Entrepreneurship

Kids from Jackson Middle School at SparkED, photo courtesy of Louis Pacilli

Forty kids arrived by bus Saturday morning to Geekdom in downtown San Antonio. Few of them knew anything about robotics or building a business. The kids started off kind of groggy said Simon Barnett, a 16-year-old mentor from Alamo Heights High School. He could tell some of them didn’t really want to be there. But […]

Video Data Explosion Strains Mobile Networks

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News An Exabyte is a quintillion bytes…or a billion, billion bytes. Every month the world generates 1.3 exabytes of data in the mobile space. “Last year’s mobile data traffic was eight times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000,” Cisco reports. By the year 2016, 70 […]

“The Fog” Creates a Smarter Wireless Network

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News In between your smart phone and the Cloud there’s a whole lot of multi-service edge space that Flavio Bonomi, Cisco Fellow, VP, Head, Advanced Architecture and Research calls the Fog. This is where 3 and 4G, LTE and Wifi live. Flavio Bonomi, Cisco Fellow, VP, Head, Advanced […]

MeetMeTix Gets Funding and Launches

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MeetMeTix, a cloud-based mobile service for last minute tickets to sporting events, has launched and landed half a million in angel financing. Ben Dyer, who pens the TechDrawl blog, is an investor and serves as chairman of the startup, which is based in Austin but has offices in Atlanta and additional workers in San Francisco. […]