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San Antonio-based Storific Wins People’s Choice Award at M2M Conference

Zachary Stovall and Kyle Cornelius, cofounders of Storific.

Zachary Stovall and Kyle Cornelius, cofounders of Storific.

Storific, the startup that relocated recently from Paris to San Antonio, won the People’s Choice Award last month at the Machine 2 Machine Evolution Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Storific has created a free mobile phone app that lets people order and pay for food and skip the lines at a restaurant.

The M2M Conference, sponsored by AT&T, lets startups pitch their technology to AT&T executives and audience members. More than 100 people attended the conference which featured 15 teams pitching their technology.

“As the winner of the Audience Choice Award, Storific received $5,000, a Samsung tablet and a future partnership with AT&T and Samsung,” according to a news release.

“We are in collaboration with AT&T and Samsung to help small businesses across America leverage the power of mobile,” Co-founder Zachary Stovall of Storific said in a news release. “Stores need a tablet with Internet to accept Storific mobile orders. This partnership will accomplish that by helping us equip small businesses with Internet-enabled tablets powered by AT&T and Samsung.”

Storific is based at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio.

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

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The Walkingspree team at SAPitch

The Walkingspree team at SAPitch

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 on funding in larger amounts ranging from $250,000 to a few million.

The solution might well be found in groups like the newly created SAPitch. The organization, headed up by Michael Girdley and Cole Wollak, brings together entrepreneurs and angel investors in an informal setting for lunch. Everyone buys their own meal and four startups pitch their companies before investors.

On Wednesday afternoon, Storific, Walkingspree, HighNoon and Lightphile presented their companies to investors at Café Commerce in the downtown library.

Walkingspree, a seven year old company with revenues of $2.3 million last year, already has 80 corporate clients and more than 44,000 registered members for its software as a service platform for digital health. The company has created a physical activity program aimed at corporations looking to increase the health of their employees.

Walkingspree CEO Hiran Perera said the company has created its own Bluetooth-enabled device called the “Inspire.” The watch-like device tracks steps, calories, time, distance and goals.

The company’s platform also incorporates other activity trackers like the Fitbit. With customers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Mercer Total Health Management and Texas Health Resources, the company is on track to top revenues of $3.4 million this year.

The company has been bootstrapped so far with one angel investment, Perera said. It’s looking for a strategic investor to develop and Android-based product and further expand its sales and marketing.

Kyle Cornelius and Zachary Stovall, co-founders of Storific, pitched their app-based business that allows consumers to order food via their mobile phones from restaurants and skip the lines. The company recently relocated its headquarters from Paris, France to Geekdom in San Antonio with six employees. They are looking to raise a seed stage round of investment to further develop and market Storific.

HighNoon, which has been in business about eight weeks, wants to bring the custom barn buying experience online. It is already selling a couple of barns a month but plans to create a platform for customers to buy a new and efficient barn tailored to meet their needs, said Pegy Brimhall, one of the founders along with Sonja Howle and Alex Guerra. It was seeking seed stage funding.

David Barrick and Logan Butler, co-founders of LightPhile, pitched their lighting control device to manage an entire concert lighting experience with an iPad. The company received a $25,000 initial investment from the Geekdom Fund. It’s looking for additional funds to finish developing its software interface for the iPad and hardware device.

Storific Relocates from Paris to San Antonio and Launches its App

159f2ab03c4472445ef2361e15389708-originalThis 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 download on both iPhone and Android devices, lets people order and pay for food and drinks on their mobile phone.

On Friday, July 18th, Storific plans to host a party, Storific’s Food Truck Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. It’s free and open to the public. At the event, Storific’s Cofounder Kyle Cornelius and Chief Marketing Officer Zachary Stovall will demonstrate how the app works.

Storific is working with cafes, fast food restaurants, food trucks, bars and clubs so consumers can skip the lines at various establishments and get great customer service. Its partners include Murphy’s Deli, Midpoint Grill, Revolucion Coffee + Juice and The Sandwich Garden with more expected soon.

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