Month: May 2019

Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List
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Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List

Working at a startup can be a unique experience. Startup founders expect more of their employees who often work on every aspect of developing a new company.  Because creativity and innovation help grow a new business, startup employees often have opportunities to try new approaches and learn the most current skills. This year, the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ) list of Best Places to Work includes two prominent companies in San Antonio's startup community — Plus One Robotics and Codeup. SABJ partners with Quantum Workplace to survey employees at nominated companies, which must have at least 10 full-time employees based in the Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Bandera, or Kendall counties to be eligible for inclusion on the list. Companies are grouped by size. The two st...
Texas BioMed Researcher Develops Improved TB Test for Use in Developing Countries
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Texas BioMed Researcher Develops Improved TB Test for Use in Developing Countries

The world's deadliest infectious disease is more common than you think. Tuberculosis, or TB, kills 1.6 million people every year and is one of the top 10 causes of death globally. Over 95 percent of cases and deaths are in developing countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas BioMed) researcher Jordi Torrelles, Ph.D. knows these numbers well — he specializes in tuberculosis research. He developed a TB test that has been adapted for the challenging conditions typically encountered when diagnosing TB in developing countries. Torrelles traveled to Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa in early 2019 to put into place research collaborations for testing a cheaper, faster, easier way to diagnose TB. The low-tech, low-cost test w...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 27, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 27, 2019

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are Dr some entrepreneurial events this week in San Antonio of interest to innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. Getting Started with React.js Presented by Tech Talent South - San Antonio Learn how to get started with one of the hot...
Scaleworks Acquires SearchSpring, Leader In E-commerce SearchSpring
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Scaleworks Acquires SearchSpring, Leader In E-commerce SearchSpring

Scaleworks has bought SearchSpring, a technology company in the e-commerce space and first acquisition from the San Antonio private equity firm's second $80 million fund. SearchSpring provides search and navigation technology to direct consumers to the websites of consumer brands using artificial intelligence-powered algorithms. Gareth Dismore founded the company in 2007 in Denver, CO using private funds to bootstrap its growth. Dismore has deep expertise and experience in software engineering, machine learning, and e-commerce and will leave the company now that is has been acquired. “After 11 years of operating independently as a bootstrapped company, SearchSpring will now have the backing of a team of technology veterans that share our passion for search, merchandising and helping ...
SaaS, Cyber Startups Land on 2019 List of Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio
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SaaS, Cyber Startups Land on 2019 List of Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio

The first ever Growjo Industry Awards debuted its indexed list of fastest-growing companies in Texas broken down to show the ranked companies and number of jobs available in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Growjo uses an algorithm to track growth metrics such as hiring trends, funding and financial data, web traffic, and other signs of traction for companies under 1000 employees. The 100 fastest growing companies in San Antonio collectively have 1,317 job openings.  Local startup Brokerage Engine landed at the top of the new list of rapidly growing companies in San Antonio, with other software as a service (SaaS) and cybersecurity startups, as well as established companies in other industries completing the group. Brokerage Engine offers a SaaS platform for real estate brok...
Brokerage Engine Tops 2019 List of Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio
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Brokerage Engine Tops 2019 List of Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio

Local startup Brokerage Engine has landed at the top of a new list of rapidly growing companies in San Antonio. The first ever Growjo Industry Awards debuted its indexed list of fastest-growing companies in Texas broken down to show the ranked companies and number of jobs available in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Growjo uses an algorithm to track growth metrics such as hiring trends, funding and financial data, web traffic, and other signs of traction for companies under 1000 employees. The 100 fastest growing companies in San Antonio collectively have 1,317 job openings. The list includes startup companies mostly in the software as a service (SaaS) and cybersecurity sectors, as well as established companies in other industries. Brokerage Engine offers a SaaS platform...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 20, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 20, 2019

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events this week in San Antonio of interest to innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. San Antonio SCORE Event - Quickbooks Online Overview Presented by: SCORE San Antonio Please join us for our Quickbooks wor...
Knight Aerospace Expands Operations to Port San Antonio
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Knight Aerospace Expands Operations to Port San Antonio

San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace, a company that manufactures customized kits to transform the interior of military cargo planes quickly for other uses, is expanding its operations to Port San Antonio. Later this year Knight Aerospace will move to 3604 SW 36th Street where the company will have about 80,000 square feet for fabrication, design, research and development, and office spaces in its new facility at the Port. Launched in 1992, the company is recognized globally for its design and fabrication of specialized self-contained units — modular, palletized systems that can be loaded easily onto an aircraft to transform its functionality in a matter of hours. The U.S. Air Force uses Knight’s airplane modules on its C-130, C-17, C-27J, C-235, and C-77J/G222 aircraft, among other...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Prepares Startups for Early-Stage Funding
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Prepares Startups for Early-Stage Funding

Six San Antonio startups are using the opportunity to learn over the past six weeks from seasoned entrepreneurs and experts what it takes to grow their company. Coworking space Geekdom has been working closely with founders participating in its 2019 Pre-Accelerator program cohort since early April. The six teams will pitch at the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Demo Day May 22 at the Aztec Theater. Register at the event link for a free ticket. The six teams include the following startups. Drones of Prey seeks to protect people and businesses against aerial terrorist attacks from commercialized drones by conducting risk assessments and creating defense strategies. Ah!Count helps accounting firms streamline operations and increase client security through its affordable document managem...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 13, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 13, 2019

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events this week in San Antonio of interest to innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. Datathon Datadive Presented by CivTechSA Going over the SmartSA datasets for Datathon and still find it all super confusin...