Storify Wrap up of TechStars Cloud Demo Day in San Antonio

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Meet the TechStars Cloud Companies of 2012

Rackspace wants to do for San Antonio what Dell has done for Austin, said Graham Weston, its chairman. “You’re here at the very beginning of something big” Weston said. That was evident Wednesday at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio when 11 teams took to the stage to showcase their cloud-based businesses […]

TechStars Cloud Demo Day blasts off today in San Antonio

Three months ago, a group of entrepreneurs moved into Geekdom in downtown San Antonio. Since then, the inaugural TechStars Cloud participants have been toiling away and working to create blockbuster cloud businesses that will change the world. Some have iterated, pivoted and overhauled their operations countless times. Names have changed. Teams have mixed it up. […]

Pursue Your Passion, says Bijoy Goswami, Austin’s Bootstrapping Guru

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Bijoy Goswami has a strange role in Austin startups. With his wild mop of hair and ubiquitous jeans and t-shirt, the bootstrapping guru has a rock star quality to him. He’s written a book used by Leadership Austin and made a movie. He’s known for his […]

Apply for 3 Day Startup San Antonio

This weekend a special 3 Day Startup takes place at Home Away’s headquarters in Austin. And another 3 Day Startup is scheduled for the weekend of April 27 at Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. The deadline to apply to participate is April 18th. And there’s a top secret meet up at […]

InnoTech San Antonio Spotlights Technology

InnoTech San Antonio has grown dramatically since it started five years ago, said Sean Lowery, the event’s executive director. This year 65 exhibitors showcased their technology on the exhibit floor including Geekdom, a collaborative downtown workspace, Sirius Computer Solutions, a San Antonio-based information technology solutions provider and Nuboso, a startup cloud computing hosting company. The […]

The U.S. Needs to Focus on Innovation

About 10 years ago, Sino CES started operating in China. “We realized we couldn’t stop them,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the world’s biggest electronics show in January in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t sue them,” Shapiro said. “So we entered into a partnership with them.” That’s […]

CallGrader Wins the InnoTech San Antonio Beta Summit

A self-described “motley crew of passionate developers, marketers, mattress testers, and professional eaters” took home the top prize at the fourth annual InnoTech San Antonio Beta Summit Thursday. CallGrader, a 9-month old startup, won the three judges over to claim first place in the competition. The founders include Daniel Garcia, Ben Niemietz, Chip Mobley and […]

Gary Shapiro, head of CES, advocates for innovation at InnoTech San Antonio

Gary Shapiro, the president of the Consumer Electronics Association, spoke Thursday morning at InnoTech San Antonio about the need to promote innovation in the United States. He also supports the JOBS Act, which President Obama is expected to sign into law today. That legislation contains a crowd funding provision that makes it easier for startup […]

InnoTech’s Emerging Medical Technology Symposium takes place today

At the San Antonio Convention Center, the Emerging Medical Technology Symposium is taking place from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The agenda includes a luncheon and keynote presentation by Dennis McWilliams, president, CEO and founder of Apollo Endosurgery about its greatest challenges for raising money. Following the keynote presentation, a panel discussion runs from 1:30 […]