It’s Not All About Winning at Startup Weekend San Antonio

Even though Leslee Martinez’ team Trakk-EM didn’t win, she enjoyed the experience of Startup Weekend San Antonio. Trakk-EM had one of the largest teams with seven people. Martinez’ idea was to create a watch with built-in GPS that connected to a mobile phone app. If a child went missing, the parent could simply alert everyone […]

TrueAbility Wins San Antonio Startup Weekend

A team of four former Rackspace employees claimed the top prize at San Antonio Startup Weekend. True Ability, a service that lets companies test the technical aptitude of job candidates, won the panel of judges over. “TrueAbility helps companies hire great techs,” Frederick Mendler, CEO, said during his pitch. One of the things lacking in […]

54 Hours with No Sleep, No Problem at Startup Weekend San Antonio

When the sun set Friday night in San Antonio, a group of dedicated entrepreneurs and entrepreneur wannabes gathered to create new companies during a 54 hour period as part of San Antonio Startup Weekend. By Sunday morning, about a dozen people had dropped out. They either left because their idea wasn’t picked as a project […]

Startups Burning the Midnight Oil at Geekdom

It’s after midnight at Geekdom and nestled in conference rooms throughout the 11th floor, groups of entrepreneurs continue to hash out business plans, design websites and figure out problems vexing their startups. Cans of Red Bull are littered about along with empty water bottles, discarded coffee cups and Alamo Beer bottles. Bags of peanut M&Ms, […]

From Idea to Startup in a Weekend

For the past two years, Keith Casey with Twilio has lived in Austin but he never visited San Antonio until Friday. That’s when he made the 75 mile trip down I-35 to visit Geekdom, a collaborative coworking space on the 11th floor of the Weston Centre for Startup Weekend San Antonio. “People are fired up,” […]

Startup Weekend San Antonio Kicked Off Friday Evening at Geekdom

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Geekdom Launches Seed Stage Fund for Startups

Geekdom is taking a gamble on new technology startups. The collaborative coworking site today launched the Geekdom Fund, seed stage capital for technology startups in San Antonio. The fund will provide startup teams with $25,000 equity investments and free office space at the Weston Centre downtown where the Geekdom is based, said Nick Longo, director […]

Deadline Looms to Submit an Idea to SXSW Panel Picker

Hey procrastinators, the deadline is midnight tonight to submit that great panel idea to the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive festival. It’s also the deadline for film and music panels. Last Monday, SXSW held a meetup at Molotov in downtown Austin that several hundred people attended. I met Tammy Lynn Gilmore with SXSW Interactive there. […]

Audingo Lands $3 Million in Angel Investment

Audingo, a social media platform provider for celebrities, has landed $3 million in angel funding. The Austin-based startup connects celebrities with fans by phone, text, email or video. “With angel investors’ latest commitment of capital, Audingo is making the platform available to personalities and organizations nationwide so they can more intimately engage with their supporters […]

Startup Grind Meeting July 26th Featuring ATI Director

At the SXSW Panel Picker meetup earlier this week, I met Andi Gillentine. She’s cofounder of Whit.Li, a startup focused on mining social networks to compile personality reports. 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 […]