Czech Republic Company to Establish U.S. Headquarters in San Antonio with 1,400 jobs

OKIN Business Process Services announced Monday plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in San Antonio with more than 1,400 jobs. “After a two-year site selection journey, we are delighted to announce that our U.S. headquarters will be located in San Antonio, Texas.,” Dan Smith, President, and CEO, OKIN BPS, said in a news release. The […]

Graham Weston Donates $15 Million for a UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center

Graham Weston, one of the co-founders of Rackspace and Geekdom, has donated $15 million to the University of Texas at San Antonio to establish a School of Data Science and a National Security Collaboration Center downtown. The school is part of UTSA’s 10-year plan to develop its downtown San Antonio campus “as a destination for […]

Startup Advice from the Founders of Geekdom in San Antonio

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News The founders of Geekdom borrowed the “Serendipitous Collision of Ideas” phrase from Tony Hsieh, founder, and CEO of Zappos, and a catalyst in the Las Vegas technology community, said Lorenzo Gomez, chairman of Geekdom. Geekdom, founded in 2011, is the catalyst for San Antonio’s technology community downtown. […]

Alamo Angels Appoints Cat Dizon as its New Executive Director

Alamo Angels announced this week that Cat Dizon is its new executive director. The San Antonio-based group of angel investors, which launched in December of 2017, is now comprised of more than 105 members who have invested more than $2 million in 12 businesses. Dizon is Alamo Angels second executive director. She replaced Chris Burney […]

September Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio

Welcome to the fall. Are you ready to attend some great tech events? Silicon Hills News is working with Igloo Software, one of Canada’s most innovative companies, to give away 50 free tickets to its digital workplace conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa next week. Register by Sept 9th […]

H-E-B is Creating a Digital Innovation Center in East Austin

San Antonio-based H-E-B is increasing its presence in Austin. The grocery company announced Wednesday that it has leased a two-story, 81,000 square foot building at 2416 East Sixth Street in East Austin for its tech facility and innovation lab for the H-E-B digital team and Favor, the on-demand delivery startup H-E-B acquired earlier this year. […]

5 Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

It’s summertime and the living is easy, despite temperatures almost hitting triple digits all week long. And the tech scene in San Antonio is also heating up. Lorenzo Gomez announced Monday morning the launch of a new venture, Geekdom Media and its first podcast, Brand Brothers. Check it out on iTunes. Also, there’s some cross-pollination […]

Lorenzo Gomez, Author of the Cilantro Diaries, Talks About Tech in San Antonio on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

The Cilantro Diaries is a delightful book about how Lorenzo Gomez III made his way first through H-E-B Grocery Store No. 5 in San Antonio and then on to Rackspace and Geekdom. It’s a fun read and packed with good advice, particularly for people just starting out in their careers. Gomez, the author of the […]

UK-Based THG is Considering San Antonio for its U.S. Divisional Headquarters with 165 Jobs

A technology company from the United Kingdom is considering San Antonio for its U.S. divisional headquarters with 165 high-paying jobs. The Hut Group, based in Manchester, United Kingdom, first considered San Antonio for a new U.S. based sales center but has since decided to put an even bigger office in San Antonio, pending the approval […]

Geekdom Teams With Alamo Angels to Launch a Pre-Accelerator Program in San Antonio

Geekdom, the tech co-working space at the heart of San Antonio’s technology district, announced recently that it has teamed up with Alamo Angels to launch a pre-accelerator program designed to nurture new startups. The program is focused on early-stage startups and includes mentorship from entrepreneurs, tech leaders and investors. The applications for the program opened […]