StemBioSys of San Antonio Lands $8 Million in Funding


StemBioSys, which focuses on research with adult stem cells, has closed on $8 million in Series A funding. San Antonio-based Targeted Technology Fund led the financing with $2.25 million which included more than 50 angel investors. San Antonio-based StemBioSys, founded in 2010, plans to use the money for manufacturing facilities and to prepare for the […]

The 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium in San Antonio


The 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The conference features a luncheon keynote address by Rick Hawkins, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Pharma, based in Austin. He will talk about the sea change taking place in the pharmaceutical industry. Afternoon […]

Burpy Cars, Lake Travis Iceberg, Google Fiber Dial Up and iHarpRadio and More April Fools’ Jokes


Got a hankering for a new Mercedes Benz and some Cheetos? Then Burpy, the Austin-based startup that delivers groceries, has got you covered. The company announced today the launch of same day delivery of cars to consumers in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. “We believe including cars into our product listings will not only interest […]

The Dell ATC Policy Labs at SXSW Interactive


The Austin Technology Council announced Tuesday that is has teamed up with Dell to create the Dell ATC Policy Labs at South by Southwest Interactive. The Dell ATC Policy Labs is new initiative to educate and engage the Central Texas technology community on important federal issues. The SXSW Dell ATC Policy Labs event will feature […]

Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film

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Dave Sims, filmmaker and storyteller at Rackspace, has launched a Kickstarter to produce a 15 to 20 minute short film set in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. “The film tells the story of a woman who while hiking in the remote desert stumbles upon an unconscious man, prompting a haunting story of […]

Perks Help to Attract and Retain High Tech Talent

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By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Back in the highflying dot com days, the perks at high tech companies flowed as freely as the beer from onsite kegs on Fridays. Today, the competitive landscape for tech workers has meant another resurgence of perks to lure employees and keep them happy. And whiskey Fridays […]

Ways to Get Startup Bucks in Silicon Hills

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By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News The funding landscape for startups in Central Texas has changed dramatically in the last five years. New firms have launched like LiveOak Venture Partners in Austin and the Geekdom Fund in San Antonio. And old firms have faded away like Austin Ventures, the big daddy of Austin’s […]

Seven Women Run Tech Startups in San Antonio to Watch

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city, yet it doesn’t have a lot of tech startups run by women and backed by venture capital. But San Antonio’s booming life sciences industry holds a lot of promise for women-led ventures. Two women, both biotech industry veterans, lead […]

The Open Cloud Institute Launches at UTSA


The University of Texas at San Antonio on Thursday announced the creation of the Open Cloud Institute with $9 million in backing. The Open Cloud Institute will focus on creating degree programs in cloud computing and big data. It will also work closely with companies in the cloud computing industry. The 80/20 Foundation has pledged […]

Mass Venture of San Antonio Approved as Texas’ First Equity-Based Crowdfunding Portal


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Mass Venture is the first equity-based crowdfunding portal to receive certification from the Texas State Securities Board under its new intrastate crowdfunding rules. The San Antonio-based crowdfunding portal will focus on raising money for real estate ventures, but it is open to all types of equity-based crowdfunding […]