Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News David Gibson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a cryptographic specialist after 18 years in 1995 in San Antonio and then worked construction jobs until he hurt his back. Since then he’s been looking for steady work. And that’s why he enrolled in the first class […]

Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”

Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. In addition to the U.S., startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […]

San Antonio’s MX Challenge Shuts Down Without Awarding Prize

Without any fanfare or publicity, San Antonio’s MX Challenge closed in July without awarding its $500,000 prize. Jesus Salas, the program manager, posted a message to the site: “Hey innovator, Thanks for the interest that you showed for the MxChallenge. After evaluating the low demand on the competing participants we decided to shut down the […]

BioMed SA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Ten years ago, a group of leaders in San Antonio, led by former Mayor Henry Cisneros and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, created an advocacy organization for the city’s biomedical industry. They founded BioMed SA with the core mission to raise the visibility of San […]

Parking Panda Launches in Austin

Finding a parking spot in downtown Austin can be a challenge especially during major events. Now Parking Panda, a free app that lets drivers find, reserve and redeem parking in advance, seeks to make that task a lot easier. It has launched in Austin. The service is now available statewide with service in Dallas, Houston, […]

Ridesharing Under Heavy Regulation in San Antonio

Ridesharing is in the hotseat in San Antonio. Last Thursday, the San Antonio City Council passed changes to its code to allow services like Lyft and Uber to operate legally in the city. But Uber and Lyft call the city’s regulations too costly and cumbersome. Uber reported it might leave the city altogether if the […]

TEDxSanAntonio Sparks a City of Ideas

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News San Antonio has evolved into the City of Ideas, said Graham Weston, chairman of Rackspace. “The whole genesis of TED is about sparking ideas and spreading ideas and that happens every year at TEDxSanAntonio,” Weston said This is a culture Rackspace wants to be a part of, […]

The Central Texas Life Sciences Industry is Booming

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News TeVido BioDevices, a startup in Austin, recreates nipples and other body parts with 3-D printers using human cells. iTraumaCare in San Antonio has created a life-saving clamp that quickly and easily prevents blood loss. WiseWear, based in both San Antonio and Austin, has created a patch-like fitness […]

InCube Labs Plans to Expand Into Manufacturing

By JONATHAN GUTIERREZ Reporter for Silicon Hills News San Antonio has fostered innovative medical practices for decades. In June 2010, InCube Labs announced its plan to open a branch facility in San Antonio. InCube Labs originated in Silicon Valley and saw San Antonio as an attractive location to establish a branch. “We could attract people […]

Leto Solutions Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Produce Cooling System for Amputees

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News While the South Texas heat makes most people sweat, the heat and sweat can be particularly unbearable and dangerous for amputees with prosthetic limbs. “Amputees everywhere have heat related issues,” said Kirk Simendinger, a prosthetist with Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions in San Antonio. “When skin reaches […]