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TechStars Cloud kicks off Jan. 9 in San Antonio

Jason Seats, managing director of the TechStars Cloud, says hundreds of companies applied to the program. In the end, TechStars choose 11 companies. All of them are from outside of San Antonio. Seats is not revealing the company names until April 6th at TechStars Cloud Demo Day. Nicole Glaros, one of the founders of TechStars […]

Apple names Airstrip Technologies top 2011 medical app

Apple declares San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies’ cardiac patient monitoring app the best medical app for the iPhone. The App Store editorial team selected AirStrip Technologies’ app as part of its App Store Rewind 2011, which collects the year’s top apps. “This recognition from Apple is deeply gratifying and reinforces what clinicians across the country are […]

A look at Geekdom in San Antonio

Nick Longo, head of Geekdom, a co-working and collaboration space at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio, created this video to provide insight into the mission of the nonprofit organization. Geekdom opened a few months ago and has held three Startup Ignite Hackathon events along with a 3 Day Startup San Antonio Weekend and […]

NewTek is booming from DIY broadcasting

Avatar and Titanic are just a few of the major motion pictures that used NewTek’s Lightwave 3D software to create special effects. On the small screen, current TV shows like Terra Nova, a sci-fi drama and Hawaii Five-O also use the software. Although NewTek is far from Hollywood, the San Antonio-based company is often an […]

NewTek: a Hollywood FX treasure in San Antonio

Donetta Colboch, director of public relations for NewTek, gives a tour of the San Antonio-based company’s office. The privately held company makes Lightwave 3D software that TV and movie makers use. The software was used in Avatar, Titanic, Monsters Inc. and dozens of other movies. NewTek also makes a portable production studio called a Tricaster […]

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf’s crowd-sourced talk

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf gave a crowd-sourced talk Friday night during San Antonio Startup Ignite’s third Hack-a-thon at the Geekdom. To start, Elmendorf went to the white board and asked the crowd of about 100 what they wanted to know. People shouted out about a dozen questions including “what was your first entrepreneurial experience, what […]

Rackspace expands its “Castle” headquarters

In 2007, Rackspace Hosting moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest, a suburb of San Antonio. Rackspace set up its main headquarters in the old Mervyn’s department store. Now the global web hosting company has expanded further into the former mall’s food court and the Rackspace culture of fun continues to permeate the […]