Start-up Ignite’s Hack-a-thon at Geekdom

MyLocalReporter connects companies with the media

Dave Manzer started Austin-based PROverCoffee.com in 2010. He arranges monthly meet ups with members of the media and the business community. This interview with Manzer is from Startup Week at the Austin Startup Bazaar. He recently launched MyLocalReporter to help companies in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth pitch their companies and products to […]

A wrap up of 3 Day Startup San Antonio

Entrepreneurs hope to launch the next big thing at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

In 72 hours, a group of strangers met, brainstormed ideas and then built working prototypes for six companies. The companies included Spear Guard, an e-mail security firm, Renew Couture, a recycled clothing line, Stride Sync, a music sharing app, Golf Average, a statistical analysis app to improve golf performance, SimpLingo, a browser plug-in to learn […]

Prepping for the pitch session at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

At 7 p.m., members of the 3 Day Startup San Antonio weekend will demonstrate their new companies and pitch to a group of investors. The group, mostly students from a variety of universities, have been working all weekend to create their startups. They’ve rarely left the 11th floor of the Weston Centre downtown, home to […]

Five companies under development at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

About 40 aspiring entrepreneurs gathered Friday afternoon at Geekdom downtown for 3 Day Startup San Antonio. They brought sleeping bags, backpacks, computers and tents. They had plenty of fuel to get them through the weekend with two refrigerators filled with Red Bull, sodas, gatorade, juice boxes, water, beer and fruit. An entire shelf held dozens […]

San Antonio’s Three Day Startup kicks off Friday

For three days, 40 people will meet, brainstorm and create companies during San Antonio’s Three Day Startup Weekend. The action takes place this Friday at the Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Luz Cristal Glangchai, associate director of Trinity University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, oversees the program. She held a bootcamp last night […]

Today’s startup profile focuses on ZippyKid

Vid Luther started ZippyKid, which hosts and services WordPress websites. Starting at $20 a month, San Antonio-based Zippykid provides fast and secure hosting on Rackspace’s servers. Ten Questions with Luther, founder and CEO of ZippyKid. 1Q. Where did you come up with the idea for Zippy Kid? A. Basically the idea came about because I […]

Welcome to Geekdom

For years, the City of San Antonio has poured money into StarTech, formerly known as the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative, to jumpstart the city’s high technology industry. But now a new place, smack dab in the middle of downtown at the Weston Centre, might be able to do that with a collaborative workspace called […]

Meet some of the applicants for the TechStars Cloud

Entrepreneurs travelled to San Antonio from as far away as Toronto and the United Kingdom for a chance to become one of ten companies selected for the inaugural TechStars Cloud program. Here’s a few of them giving their elevator pitches at the TechStars for a Day program.