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.

Startups Pitch at Dell Tech Innovators Day

A lucky 13 startups got a “golden ticket” on Thursday to pitch their businesses to the president of Dell and other top Dell executives. “I’m super excited about being here and having this opportunity,” said Tonia Thompson, co-founder of Springcreek Systems, which makes software that eliminates duplications in customer relationship management systems. Thompson worked for […]

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 […]