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.

TechStars for a day at Geekdom

The TechStars Cloud could serve as a catalyst to ignite San Antonio’s startup technology community. That’s because ten new startups will locate here for the 12-week program, which kicks off in January. Also, Nicole Glaros, TechStar managing director, will move here with her family. She will run the TechStars Cloud along with Jason Seats. On […]

TechStars Cloud applicants meetup in San Antonio

The deadline to apply for the TechStars Cloud program is Monday. But already the program has received several hundred applications for the inaugural TechStars program in San Antonio, said Jason Seats, managing director for TechStars Cloud and cofounder of Slicehost, which San Antonio-based Rackspace acquired. On Friday night, several of those entrepreneurs met with Rackspace […]

Round up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

The money is flowing to start-ups in Austin. At the Texas Ventures Labs’ annual expo on Thursday, the big bucks came out. And I’m not talking deer. Accenture gave a $600,000 three-year grant to foster more start-ups. Texas Venture Labs, part of the University of Texas, launched a year ago and has already helped 63 […]

TEDxSanAntonio to feature tech entrepreneur G.P. Singh

The organizers of TedxSanAntonio selected Gurvinder Pal “G.P.” Singh, founder of San Antonio-based Karta Technologies, as one of its speakers for next weekend’s event. Singh now serves as CEO of Paras Capital Management. He will speak on his “Entrepreneurial Journey: From Expert Technologist to Servant Leader.” Singh started Karta Technologies in his garage and sold […]

Texas’ future energy needs depends on wind and solar power

In 1999, the Texas legislature passed a law to mandate the state diversify its energy resources. The legislation, dubbed the Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard, required all electricity providers to collectively generate 2,000 megawatts of additional renewable energy by 2009. The state estimates that 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy generates enough electricity to power more than […]