Apply for 3 Day Startup San Antonio

This weekend a special 3 Day Startup takes place at Home Away’s headquarters in Austin. And another 3 Day Startup is scheduled for the weekend of April 27 at Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. The deadline to apply to participate is April 18th. And there’s a top secret meet up at […]

InnoTech San Antonio Spotlights Technology

InnoTech San Antonio has grown dramatically since it started five years ago, said Sean Lowery, the event’s executive director. This year 65 exhibitors showcased their technology on the exhibit floor including Geekdom, a collaborative downtown workspace, Sirius Computer Solutions, a San Antonio-based information technology solutions provider and Nuboso, a startup cloud computing hosting company. The […]

The U.S. Needs to Focus on Innovation

About 10 years ago, Sino CES started operating in China. “We realized we couldn’t stop them,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the world’s biggest electronics show in January in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t sue them,” Shapiro said. “So we entered into a partnership with them.” That’s […]

CallGrader Wins the InnoTech San Antonio Beta Summit

A self-described “motley crew of passionate developers, marketers, mattress testers, and professional eaters” took home the top prize at the fourth annual InnoTech San Antonio Beta Summit Thursday. CallGrader, a 9-month old startup, won the three judges over to claim first place in the competition. The founders include Daniel Garcia, Ben Niemietz, Chip Mobley and […]

Gary Shapiro, head of CES, advocates for innovation at InnoTech San Antonio

Gary Shapiro, the president of the Consumer Electronics Association, spoke Thursday morning at InnoTech San Antonio about the need to promote innovation in the United States. He also supports the JOBS Act, which President Obama is expected to sign into law today. That legislation contains a crowd funding provision that makes it easier for startup […]

InnoTech’s Emerging Medical Technology Symposium takes place today

At the San Antonio Convention Center, the Emerging Medical Technology Symposium is taking place from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The agenda includes a luncheon and keynote presentation by Dennis McWilliams, president, CEO and founder of Apollo Endosurgery about its greatest challenges for raising money. Following the keynote presentation, a panel discussion runs from 1:30 […]

Austin’s Technology CEO Summit Opens for Registration

It’s time for another technology CEO summit. For the second year, the Austin Technology Council will host the event on May 17th and May 18th. More than 100 top level executives participated in last year’s technology summit. This year’s event will take place over two days is now open for registration to qualifying executives. “Last […]

Unwired Nation’s Partnership with Rackspace

At the Starbucks across the street from Rackspace, Stacey Zuniga, a founder of Unwired Nation, last Friday talked about the company’s latest partnership. “We’re here to enable the enablers,” Zuniga said. Austin-based Unwired Nation creates a mobile app platform for companies. It recently joined the Rackspace Partner Program to offer mobile apps as a service […]

Recent Roundup of Silicon Hills Tech News

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Forging the TechStars Cloud companies

At the Geekdom, twice a week, entrepreneurs behind the 11 TechStars Cloud companies gather to pitch their ventures. Jason Seats and Nicole Glaros, TechStars Cloud managing directors, critique those pitches along with a handful of others, ranging from interested bystanders to serious angel and venture investors and other TechStar members. “Jokes are only good if […]