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 […]

Showcasing New Programmers at CodeUp’s Demo Day

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Michael Jaime sold his car and bought a bike so he could pay his tuition and participate in CodeUp, a 12-week bootcamp that teaches non-programmers how to code. Each day Jaime would bike three miles to Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio to learn […]

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Gets $4.5 Million in Funding and Moves to San Antonio

Medical technology startup Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has closed on $4.5 million in funding. Targeted Technology Fund II, a San Antonio-based venture capital fund that invests in early stage life sciences companies, led the Series A investment. As part of the deal, Bluegrass Vascular will move its headquarters to San Antonio. The company, founded in 2011, […]

The Techstars Cloud Program Returns to San Antonio in 2015

I am very excited to have the opportunity to restart and lead the Techstars Cloud program: http://t.co/jMnKZomSuq cc @techstars — Blake Yeager (@blake_yeager) July 23, 2014 The Techstars Cloud program launched in San Antonio in 2012 with 11 companies and the next year another 11 startups participated in the 2013 program. But the program, launched […]

Rackspace Goes Back to Customer Service Roots With Managed Cloud Offering

Rackspace Hosting has always prided itself on its customer service. The San Antonio-based web hosting company grew by offering “fanatical” customer service in an industry not known for providing excellent customer service. Today, Rackspace announced a new move to rebrand itself by focusing on its “fanatical customer service” for managed cloud services. The announcement comes […]

3 Day Startup at Geekdom Nurtures New Entrepreneurs

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Stephanie King attended a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom in San Antonio last weekend with an idea for a company. “I quickly realized I needed more focus,” she said. Instead of pitching her idea, King joined Spotduct, a startup focused on creating short videos for brands […]

Storific Relocates from Paris to San Antonio and Launches its App

This weekend in San Antonio, people will be able to skip lines for select cafes and eateries thanks to Storific’s mobile-ordering app. The company, originally founded in Paris in 2009, has relocated to San Antonio and is based at Geekdom, the downtown collaborative coworking space and technology incubator. The company’s app, which is available for […]

Rackspace to Move 570 Employees into Austin Mall

Rackspace Hosting is known for innovating in old malls. The San Antonio-based hosting company moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest in 2007. Rackspace transformed the defunct and dilapidated mall into a vibrant and dynamic space with a slide, cafeteria, wide open spaces and a conference center for its tech community. Now the […]

WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News WP Engine, founded in 2010 at Capital Factory, has 150 employees in Austin and it’s hiring. The plucky startup also has another 10 employees in a satellite office in California. And WP Engine has just opened a San Antonio office at Geekdom, a technology incubator and coworking […]

Cafe Commerce Officially Launches in San Antonio

Entrepreneurs and small businesses now have a new resource to get help in San Antonio. Café Commerce, operated by Accion Texas with funding from the city, officially opened Monday at the central library downtown. Peter French, founder of FreeFlow Research, serves as president of Café Commerce. Small businesses contribute three quarters of the new jobs […]