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 […]

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 […]

Rackspace to Move 570 Employees into Austin Mall

A rendering of the proposed renovation by Gensler

Rackspace Hosting is known for innovating in old malls. The San Antonio-based hosting company moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest in 2007. Rackspace transformed the defunct and dilapidated mall into a vibrant and dynamic space with a slide, cafeteria, wide open spaces and a conference center for its tech community. Now the […]

Brewing New Tech Startups at UTSA

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A can ban on the Comal River in New Braunfels prompted a University of Texas at San Antonio engineering team to create a solution. They created the PalmKeg, a mini-keg sized insulated beer cooler to make transporting beer on the river easy. “It’s the perfect eco-friendly beer container,” said Amber Ernst, senior at UTSA majoring […]

Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Launches at Cafe Commerce in San Antonio

Peter French, president of Cafe Commerce, is one of the organizers behind 1 Million Cups San Antonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Where can an entrepreneur go to get feedback about their business and to solve problems? 1 Million Cups San Antonio, which launches Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Café Commerce at the main library in downtown San Antonio. It’s a weekly entrepreneurial educational program, which features two startups […]

RTX 2014 30,000 Fans Descend on Austin Convention Center

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By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News Thousands formed a line that snaked through the convention center foyer Friday morning, awaiting the beginning of the three-day RTX conference that included game designers, purveyors of Internet-culture miscellany, and most importantly appearances by the well-loved Rooster Teeth crew. RTX started in 2011 as a fan […]