Month: June 2019

San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of July 1, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of July 1, 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."Bank on Your Success" Event BB&T Presented by SABusinessCalendar.comDo you want to expand your business but don’t kn...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 24, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 24, 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.Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tec...
Exclusive Interview with Amanda Keammerer, New Cybersecurity VP at SA Chamber of Commerce
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Exclusive Interview with Amanda Keammerer, New Cybersecurity VP at SA Chamber of Commerce

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce confirmed Wednesday that Amanda Keammerer, who has served in an acting role since January, has been named as the Chamber’s permanent vice president of cybersecurity and director of the Chamber’s CyberSecurity San Antonio.“Amanda joined my team less than two years ago and has since become one of the business community’s most important cybersecurity assets," stated San Antonio Chamber president and chief executive (CEO) Richard Perez in an announcement. “From strengthening relationships to increasing our region’s global name recognition, Amanda plays an important role in elevating San Antonio’s contributions to local and national security.”Keammerer is a native San Antonian who possesses a strong background in federal cybersecurity and information ...
UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups
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UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups

Each summer, college interns gain valuable industry experience while working on projects for startups across San Antonio. Increasingly, local founders are finding what they need are graduate students knowledgeable in advanced technology. The growing need for highly-skilled graduate students led to the creation of Catalyst Lab, a new internship program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).The executive director of the 80/20 Foundation Alexandra Frey recalled a conversation with Scaleworks co-founder Lew Moorman in 2018 that inspired the creation of the new internship program.Frey suggested Moorman consider Students + Startups, the summer internship program connecting college students from across the U.S. with San Antonio-based startups as a possible source of talent for ...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 17, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 17, 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.Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tec...
SAFE Notes Aren’t Safe — Try Revenue Sharing Instead
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SAFE Notes Aren’t Safe — Try Revenue Sharing Instead

Jarod Angehr is a finance professional from Texas State University, a start-up consultant and mentor, and entrepreneurially-focused writer on venture capital, start-up growth strategies, and start-up financing. Jarod is also a Venture Associate with Austin-based global accelerator, Newchip. He contributes today’s guest post on an increasingly used form of early-stage funding for startups, SAFE notes.  If you’ve researched funding options for your startup, you’ve come across the SAFE note. It stands for Simple Agreement for Future Equity and is a relatively new form of security the Silicon Valley accelerator program Y Combinator created in 2013.The SAFE note was designed to be a simpler alternative to convertible notes. Founders loved using convertible notes be...
CyberFortress Launches New Business Downtime Risk Assessment
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CyberFortress Launches New Business Downtime Risk Assessment

CyberFortress is one step closer to offering full cyber insurance services. The insurance technology startup has launched its downtime risk assessment as a free service to help e-commerce companies reduce their risks from an event that leads to downtime.CyberFortress will eventually offer cyber insurance policies designed for small- and medium-sized companies.“The main cyber threat facing e-commerce companies is downtime. A DDoS attack, ransomware, or even a service provider outage or failure can be devastating to an e-commerce company,” stated CyberFortress chief executive Huw Edwards. “If a small e-commerce company can’t collect revenue, they may not be able to make their next payroll, threatening their ability to survive.”Most insurance providers tend to tailor their cyber i...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 10, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 10, 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.The San Antonio CyberSecurity Job Fair Presented by Expo ExpertsThe San Antonio CyberSecurity Career Fair Date and Tim...
After the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, FloatMe App Secures $25K from Alamo Angels
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After the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, FloatMe App Secures $25K from Alamo Angels

The Alamo Angels have committed to investing at least $25,000  in early-stage financing equity funding for FloatMe, Alamo Angels executive director Cat Dizon announced at the investors’ event Wednesday evening.Founder Josh Sanchez experienced firsthand paying for unexpected car expenses with a payday loan for $200 that turned into a $250 payback balance after only two weeks. Sanchez started thinking of less expensive options to access money short term and developed the FloatMe app in 2017 to enable workers to get a “float” or short-term advance on their next paycheck without paying hefty fees or interest.The other startup to receive a $25,000 Alamo Angels investment was Checkups,  a San Antonio-based startup provides bond agencies and local municipal jurisdictions a mobile applicat...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Participant Checkups Scores $25K from Alamo Angels
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Participant Checkups Scores $25K from Alamo Angels

The Alamo Angels have committed to investing at least $25,000  in early-stage financing equity funding for Checkups, Alamo Angels executive director Cat Dizon announced at the investors’ event Wednesday evening. The San Antonio-based startup provides bond agencies and local municipal jurisdictions a mobile application and software platform for monitoring clients who are out on bond while awaiting trial.Founder Enrique Pavlioglou was one of six San Antonio startups participating in Geekdom’s six-week pre-accelerator program. Josh Sanchez's FloatMe was the other pre-accelerator startup participant that also received a $25,000 Alamo Angels investment."Alamo Angels saw a huge opportunity to invest in both companies and add them to our growing portfolio of local startups," Alamo Angels ...