Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Gets $4.5 Million in Funding and Moves to San Antonio

Dr. John Gurley, founder of Bluegrass Vascular

Medical technology startup Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has closed on $4.5 million in funding. Targeted Technology Fund II, a San Antonio-based venture capital fund that invests in early stage life sciences companies, led the Series A investment. As part of the deal, Bluegrass Vascular will move its headquarters to San Antonio. The company, founded in 2011, […]

SAPitch Provides an Informal Setting for San Antonio Startups to Pitch to Investors

The Walkingspree team at SAPitch

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News One of the big problems in growing San Antonio’s technology startup industry has been lack of access to capital for entrepreneurs. The Geekdom Fund has provided $25,000 to a handful of tech startups in the earliest stages of their companies, but the real need comes with follow […]

Facebook Reaches Out to Small Businesses in Austin

Dan Levy, Facebook's  director of small business at the Facebook Austin Fit event.

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Facebook, with more than 1 billion active users, has become the digital main street for small business owners from plumbers to jewelry stores. They can hang their shingle, a Facebook business page, and reach their small town customers or a global audience. And just a fraction of […]

The Techstars Cloud Program Returns to San Antonio in 2015

Blake Yaeger

I am very excited to have the opportunity to restart and lead the Techstars Cloud program: http://t.co/jMnKZomSuq cc @techstars — Blake Yeager (@blake_yeager) July 23, 2014 The Techstars Cloud program launched in San Antonio in 2012 with 11 companies and the next year another 11 startups participated in the 2013 program. But the program, launched […]

Zach Dell’s Startup Thread is a Dating Site Just for College Students

Lander Coronado-Garcia - CEO , Zachary Dell - Founder and Chairman,
Patrick Adiaheno - Head of Product

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Michael Dell never pushed entrepreneurship on his son, Zach, which may be the reason Zach started asking about business, reading tomes by people like Warren Buffet and playing stock simulators by the age of 12. “My dad and I are extremely close,” Dell said. “When I started […]

SXSW Panel Deadline is July 25!!!

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July 25 is the deadline for SXSW Interactive Panel submissions. Interactive Director Hugh Forrest said only a few hundred submissions have come in so far, though thousands are expected at the last minute. In 2014, there were 3,000, most of which came in the final week. The deadline also applies for SXSW Music, SXSW Film […]

Amazon Fulfillment Technologies to Host Networking Event at Geekdom

Who uses robotics, computer vision and advanced algorithms to solve some the world’s most interesting problems? Who built the technology to handle 36.8 million items ordered in one day? The answer is AFT; Amazon Fulfillment Technologies. AFT is where virtual meets reality, and where research meets development. We are the people that set the standard […]

Rackspace Goes Back to Customer Service Roots With Managed Cloud Offering

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Rackspace Hosting has always prided itself on its customer service. The San Antonio-based web hosting company grew by offering “fanatical” customer service in an industry not known for providing excellent customer service. Today, Rackspace announced a new move to rebrand itself by focusing on its “fanatical customer service” for managed cloud services. The announcement comes […]

3 Day Startup at Geekdom Nurtures New Entrepreneurs

Stephanie King with the rest of the Spotduct team at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Stephanie King attended a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom in San Antonio last weekend with an idea for a company. “I quickly realized I needed more focus,” she said. Instead of pitching her idea, King joined Spotduct, a startup focused on creating short videos for brands […]

Storific Relocates from Paris to San Antonio and Launches its App

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This weekend in San Antonio, people will be able to skip lines for select cafes and eateries thanks to Storific’s mobile-ordering app. The company, originally founded in Paris in 2009, has relocated to San Antonio and is based at Geekdom, the downtown collaborative coworking space and technology incubator. The company’s app, which is available for […]