Geekdom and Alamo Angels Offer “Pre-Accelerator” to Local Startups

Geekdom and Alamo Angels Offer “Pre-Accelerator” to Local Startups

Co-working space Geekdom and angel network Alamo Angels are launching a “pre-accelerator” program that gives mentorship and advice to San Antonio startups, which the organizations hope will help position young businesses to be accepted into accelerator programs or attract early stage investments.

Startups don’t have to pay to participate in the program, which is called the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, nor are they required to surrender equity stakes in their companies. They do have to apply online, and the deadline is April 3. Read more on Xconomy >

Geekdom and Alamo Angels team up for new pre-accelerator program

Geekdom and Alamo Angels team up for new pre-accelerator program

By Tricia Schwennesen

Geekdom announced Tuesday the launch of Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, a program that will help prepare local startups for accelerator applications or early stage investment through mentorship from area tech leaders and investors.

The free program is in partnership with Alamo Angels, a community of San Antonio investors and businesses, and is designed to allow startups to continue working on their product while participating. Read more on San Antonio Business Journal >

 

Preaching the Texas Startup Manifesto at SXSW

Joshua Baer, founder of Capital Factory is bullish on Texas.

He wrote the Texas Startup Manifesto last year and has worked diligently since then to bring Texas’ major cities together: Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.

The goal is to create a statewide strong and supportive ecosystem for startup companies and entrepreneurs looking to create the next Whole Foods or Dell Technologies.

On Friday, Baer took his presentation to the stage at South by Southwest and presented a slideshow and talk on why Texas is the nation’s second-largest economy, behind California, and it’s growing stronger every year. Read more on Silicon Hills >