SAPitch Provides an Informal Setting for San Antonio Startups to Pitch to Investors

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News One of the big problems in growing San Antonio’s technology startup industry has been lack of access to capital for entrepreneurs. The Geekdom Fund has provided $25,000 to a handful of tech startups in the earliest stages of their companies, but the real need comes with follow […]

Remote Garage Stores Clutter by the Box

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Mei Butler, a senior at Trinity University, needed to store some household goods while she studied in China for seven months. “I didn’t want to rent out a storage unit since I didn’t have enough belongings to take up the whole space,” Butler said. Instead, she signed […]

Geekdom Fund Invests in Three San Antonio Startups

By LAURA LOREK Founder Silicon Hills News Three new startups in San Antonio have received $25,000 cash investments each from the Geekdom Fund. The two-year-old fund aims to jumpstart the city’s startup community by providing seed-stage funding to tech startups. In February, the Geekdom Fund made investments in Nebulab Technologies and Lightphile. Last November, the […]

The Post Mortem on Short-Lived Tech Startup: Grapevine

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News More than 90 percent of technology startups fail, according to a 2012 report from the Startup Genome Project. The researchers found that most fail “due primarily to self destruction rather than competition.” “For the less than 10 percent of startups that do succeed, most encounter near death […]

Grapevine Featured on A Slice of Silicon Hills

This week, Slice of Silicon Hills News Host Andrew Moore interviews Grapevine’s Co-Founder Erik Larson about the company’s latest version of its software. Grapevine, based at Geekdom, makes a reputation management software program aimed at businesses in the hospitality industry like restaurants and hotels.

Kirpeep’s SXSW Swag Challenge Featured on A Slice of Silicon Hills

Kirpeep’s Leticia Barrientos, vice president of outreach, talks with Slice of Silicon Hills Host Andrew Moore about the startup’s plans for South by Southwest this weekend. The company, based at Geekdom, is having a swag challenge at SXSW. More than 5,000 people signed up for the challenge, which quickly sold out, Barrientos said. They have […]

Geekdom Fund Gives $25K Each to Two Startups

The Geekdom Fund has invested $25,000 each into two startup companies to be based at Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio coworking and collaboration space. The teams are KirPeep and ParLevel Systems, said Nick Longo, director of Geekdom. “Both teams attempted to get the Geekdom Fund in this past round,” Longo said. “For really a myriad […]

San Antonio-based Embarkly Began at 3 Day Startup in Austin

Last October, Nicole DeLeon attended 3 Day Startup, a weekend entrepreneurial event, in Austin with an idea for a pet boarding site. DeLeon’s idea got picked. That weekend she developed the project with a team of eight people and by the end, they had a demo of the site ready to go. They also changed […]

Geekdom Launches Seed Stage Fund for Startups

Geekdom is taking a gamble on new technology startups. The collaborative coworking site today launched the Geekdom Fund, seed stage capital for technology startups in San Antonio. The fund will provide startup teams with $25,000 equity investments and free office space at the Weston Centre downtown where the Geekdom is based, said Nick Longo, director […]