Got an Idea for the Next Big Thing? Pitch It on SXSW PanelPicker

imgres

One of the best ways to get a big idea in front of movers and shakers in the technology, music and film industry is to submit a proposal to the South by Southwest PanelPicker. And even though it seems like the dust has barely settled from the largest ever SXSW held this past March, it […]

VentureLab Expands to Austin and Launches High School Startup program

imgres-2

VentureLab has expanded its youth entrepreneurial camps to Austin. It is debuting High School Startup at Capital Factory. The camp kicks off June 15th and runs through June 26th. It costs $650, but VentureLab is offering ten scholarships to attend the program for free. Click here to apply for one of the free spots with […]

Kauffman Ranks Austin No. 1 and San Antonio No. 10 for Startup Activity

iStock_000016101845_Large

Austin claimed the top spot in the Kauffman Index for Startup Activity nationwide and San Antonio took the 10th spot. That makes the Central Texas region a powerhouse of entrepreneurial activity. Kauffman measures the rate of new entrepreneurs, opportunity share of new entrepreneurs and startup density. Kauffman measures all entrepreneurial activity from restaurants to law […]

San Antonio-based Rapamycin Holdings Raises $2.5 Million

image001 (3)

Rapamycin Holdings, a drug developer, Tuesday announced it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of funding from a group of San Antonio angel investors. The San Antonio-based company, founded in 2012, plans to use the money to manufacture eRapaTM,a drug aimed at prolonging the life of pets. It also plans to spend […]

Apply to Pitch at the SATX Global Innovators Challenge

satx_aus_graphic

The Global Innovators Pitch Challenge is looking for Central Texas startups with a foreign-born founder to present their ventures at its event on June 12th at Cafe Commerce in downtown San Antonio. The deadline to apply for the event is midnight on Friday, May 29th. “The challenge is hosted by FreeFlow Research and Fwd.US. and […]

A Technology Revolution is Brewing in San Antonio

Rackspace Employees Adrian Dominguez, Hart Hoover, (Former Rackspace President) Lew Moorman and Sammy Balogun (Cutline info courtesy of Dale Bracey)

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Tom Cuthbert founded Click Forensics in San Antonio a decade ago but he moved the startup to Austin because he couldn’t find funding and technology talent locally. That company evolved into Adometry, an ad tracking and fraud detection firm, which Google acquired last May. Now Cuthbert wants […]

SATech Bloc Seeks to Advocate for San Antonio’s Tech Industry

Lew Moorman, former president of Rackspace, now organizing SATechBloc, an advocacy group for San Antonio's technology industry.

Members of the San Antonio technology community want to have a voice in city policies affecting the technology industry. They also want to promote and build the local technology industry. So several founding members created “SATechBloc,” a grassroots movement to bolster the industry here and shine a spotlight on everything going on. “It came out […]

Rackspace Now Provides Support for Microsoft Office 365

imgres-1

Rackspace announced it is now providing support and managed services for Microsoft Office 365, a suite of business software programs. The San Antonio-based company will offer migration assistance and support to customers for Office 365 licenses. Rackspace will resell and support six Office 365 plans with management services for small and medium sized businesses and […]

Eight Startups Selected for Seed Sumo’s Accelerator Class

imgres-1

Seed Sumo, an accelerator based in Bryan, announced Thursday the eight startups participating in its three month program. The program kicks off in College Station on May 20th and includes mentoring, business model design and a demo day. Each team gets $50,000 in financing. “We really had a total of about 16 companies we felt […]

StemBioSys of San Antonio Lands $8 Million in Funding

imgres

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 […]