Rackspace’s 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Families


Tania Jess joined her husband and daughter to volunteer at Rackspace Saturday morning to give away turkeys and food boxes. It’s an annual family tradition. They waited for a line of cars to come through their stations in the parking lot at Rackspace’s headquarters and then they loaded up each car with a turkey and […]

The Open Cloud Academy Moves to new Headquarters at the Rand


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News San Antonio taxi cab driver Abdirahman Jama used to drop passengers off at the Weston Centre to attend the Open Cloud Academy. Then he found out that for $3,500 he could take classes through the academy and receive his Cisco Certified Network Associate credentials. He taught himself […]

Square’s Payroll Service Now Available in Texas

Clyde Kessler in his baking studio in Dallas. He uses Square Payroll. Courtesy photo.

Square Thursday launched its Square Payroll service in the Texas market. It’s the second market, outside of California, that Square has made the product available. It launched in California last summer. It picked Texas for its robust market of small businesses totaling more than 390,000 with 6.4 million hourly employees in Texas, according to the […]

San Antonio Businesses Learn How to Get Online at Google Event

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd talks to small business owners at Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program in San Antonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For 55 years, Harold’s Art and Framing on San Antonio’s South Side in the Mission district has done business through its brick and mortar store. But on Monday morning the mom and pop business got its own website thanks to Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the […]

Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”

Blake Yeager, managing director of the Techstars Cloud in San Antonio. courtesy photo

Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. In addition to the U.S., startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […]

Competition to Award $50K in Grants to 3 Tech Startups in Bexar County

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff announcing Tech Fuel, a new startup competition in San Antonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new competition called Tech Fuel wants to fund a few good technology startups in Bexar County. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff on Tuesday announced the new technology startup competition during a press conference at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio. The county is working with Tech Bloc, […]

Carvana Launches into Austin and San Antonio

Photo courtesy of Carvana.com

Carvana, a startup that lets people buy used cars online for next day delivery, launched this month in Austin and San Antonio. Carvana is also in Houston and Dallas. Nationwide, it’s in eight markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte and Nashville. “With Carvana, you can buy a car entirely online – from financing, to trade-in to […]

Austin’s VC Investment up 22 Percent to $198 Million in Third Quarter


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News While the rest of the country saw a slight decline in venture capital dollars invested in the third quarter, Austin is still going strong. “The message is we’re trending in the right direction,” said Larry Westfall, partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in Austin. “We’re up 22 percent in […]

San Antonio-based Aperion Biologics Files to Go Public


A San Antonio medical device company has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $20 million under the federal government’s newly passed crowdfunding rules. Under the new SEC Regulation A + rules, Aperion Biologics could raise up to $50 million. It checked the box on its registration statement for a Tier 2 […]

UTHSC at San Antonio’s New $35 Million Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease

San Antonio has another institution that will shine a national spotlight on important research being done locally on Alzheimer and other neurological diseases. On Saturday, Dr. William Henrich, president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will announce a new Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease. He is expected to make […]