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 >
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 >
By David Holley
San Antonio—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. Read more on Xconomy >
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 >
By Kristen Mosbrucker
About a year after local investors created the San Antonio Angel Network, the organization is changing its name and adding to its mission for 2018.
Now called Alamo Angels, the early-stage seed capital group has more than 100 members. Read more on San Antonio Business Journal >
By David Holley
San Antonio—Alamo Angels: It’s the new name of the San Antonio Angel Network, the group that started last year in its namesake city last year to invest in technology and life science startups. Read more on Xconomy >