Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

It’s a busy week for tech events in San Antonio with Startup Weekend kicking off Friday and running through the weekend. And the following week is the second annual San Antonio Startup Week. MONDAY – Feb. 20 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Research Institute – Southwest Research Institute Annual Meeting featuring presentations […]

Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers

Three months after its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global, Rackspace Tuesday announced it is cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace is one of San Antonio’s largest technology companies with about 5,000 employees worldwide. It has about 3,700 employees based at its headquarters at the former Windsor Park Mall in […]

ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […]

Texas Program to Test Driverless Vehicles in Austin, San Antonio and Other Cities

Institutions in Austin and San Antonio are collaborating on a ground breaking new pilot program in Texas to test driverless vehicles. The alliance of organizations helped land a U.S. Department of Transportation designation for Texas as a national proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicle technologies. The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground includes Southwest […]

RealCo, a Startup Accelerator, Plans to Launch at Geekdom in San Antonio

RealCo, a startup accelerator, plans to launch in San Antonio at Geekdom next month. The new program is aimed at business to business startups. The 15-month long program focuses on providing networking, capital, mentors and other resources to early stage startups. The program expects to have up to ten startups with rolling admissions on a […]

Talking Australia and Texas Technology Collaboration on Australia Day

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Steven Ciobo, the minister for trade, tourism and investment for Australia, spent Australia Day, the day Australians celebrate the founding of its nation, in Austin promoting trade with Texas. “There is a strong focus in continuing to diversify the Texas economy and therein lays the opportunity as […]

Shark Tank is Looking for Startups

Want to take a roadtrip to potentially pitch at Shark Tank? Shark Tank, the Emmy winning entrepreneurial pitch show, is holding a casting call at the Small Business Expo in Dallas on Wednesday. The show is searching for the best entrepreneurs with the brightest ideas. “If you’ve got a great business, product or idea and […]

Infocyte Receives $3.4 Million in Funding

San Antonio-based Infocyte, a cybersecurity startup, received $3.4 million in Series A funding led by Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Other investors included Feik Enterprsies and Hollis Family Partnership. As part of the deal, Live Oak General Manager Venu Shamapant and Nicolas Hollis, CEO of Coherent Cyber, will join the Infocyte board of directors. “The Infocyte […]

Geekdom and USAA Partner to Offer Military Discounted Membership

Geekdom announced a partnership with USAA, one of San Antonio’s largest employers, on Wednesday. Under the partnership, USAA will subsidize the cost of a membership at Geekdom for military veterans, active duty military, and spouses of military, up to 50 percent, said Eric Smith, Chief Technology Officer at USAA. USAA is providing $60,000 in sponsorship […]

Seven Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

Geekdom is still the center of technology entrepreneurial activity in San Antonio as evidenced by the number of events taking place this week. But this week, San Antonio is also the center of activity for tech leaders from all over Texas. The Academy of Math, Engineering and Science of Texas, known as TAMEST, is having […]