Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf’s crowd-sourced talk

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf gave a crowd-sourced talk Friday night during San Antonio Startup Ignite’s third Hack-a-thon at the Geekdom. To start, Elmendorf went to the white board and asked the crowd of about 100 what they wanted to know. People shouted out about a dozen questions including “what was your first entrepreneurial experience, what […]

Rackspace expands its “Castle” headquarters

In 2007, Rackspace Hosting moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest, a suburb of San Antonio. Rackspace set up its main headquarters in the old Mervyn’s department store. Now the global web hosting company has expanded further into the former mall’s food court and the Rackspace culture of fun continues to permeate the […]

Round-up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

Are you wonder struck over the amount of money, deals and companies flowing into the Austin area? It’s exciting times in the Silicon Hills, the high-tech region of Austin and San Antonio. Not only is Austin, which is known for its start-up culture and high-technology ventures, taking off like a shotgun blast, but San Antonio’s […]

Hacking the night away at Geekdom

Hackers gathered at Geekdom Friday night to socialize, listen to a speaker and build stuff. About 50 people attended Start-up Ignite’s second all night Hack-a-thon in downtown San Antonio. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with pizza and soda and socializing, followed by a candid presentation from start-up entrepreneur Vid Luther, CEO of ZippyKid. […]

Start-up Ignite’s Hack-a-thon at Geekdom

MyLocalReporter connects companies with the media

Dave Manzer started Austin-based PROverCoffee.com in 2010. He arranges monthly meet ups with members of the media and the business community. This interview with Manzer is from Startup Week at the Austin Startup Bazaar. He recently launched MyLocalReporter to help companies in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth pitch their companies and products to […]

Entrepreneurs hope to launch the next big thing at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

In 72 hours, a group of strangers met, brainstormed ideas and then built working prototypes for six companies. The companies included Spear Guard, an e-mail security firm, Renew Couture, a recycled clothing line, Stride Sync, a music sharing app, Golf Average, a statistical analysis app to improve golf performance, SimpLingo, a browser plug-in to learn […]

Five companies under development at 3 Day Startup San Antonio

About 40 aspiring entrepreneurs gathered Friday afternoon at Geekdom downtown for 3 Day Startup San Antonio. They brought sleeping bags, backpacks, computers and tents. They had plenty of fuel to get them through the weekend with two refrigerators filled with Red Bull, sodas, gatorade, juice boxes, water, beer and fruit. An entire shelf held dozens […]

San Antonio’s Three Day Startup kicks off Friday

For three days, 40 people will meet, brainstorm and create companies during San Antonio’s Three Day Startup Weekend. The action takes place this Friday at the Geekdom at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Luz Cristal Glangchai, associate director of Trinity University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, oversees the program. She held a bootcamp last night […]

Today’s startup profile focuses on ZippyKid

Vid Luther started ZippyKid, which hosts and services WordPress websites. Starting at $20 a month, San Antonio-based Zippykid provides fast and secure hosting on Rackspace’s servers. Ten Questions with Luther, founder and CEO of ZippyKid. 1Q. Where did you come up with the idea for Zippy Kid? A. Basically the idea came about because I […]