Author: Iris Gonzalez

Iris Gonzalez is a writer based in San Antonio, Texas, covering innovation in emerging tech, cybersecurity, and bioscience startup companies in San Antonio.
VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio
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VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio

Startups San Antonio continues its series on startup programs based in San Antonio, Texas. You can read previous articles on Geekdom’s pre-accelerator program, the CivTechSA program for startups, RealCo’s long-term accelerator program, and EPIcenter's clean energy innovation programs.Six Latin American startups have settled in San Antonio after completing a three-month-long VelocityTX accelerator program. The innovation hub on San Antonio’s East Side created its Global Accelerator Program (GAP) to give international companies a pathway to fast track their growth in the U.S. The six teams graduated from the first cohort Wednesday and all plan to grow their companies for the U.S. market.VelocityTX partnered with three entrepreneurial organizations—OBr of Brazil, Austral Incuba of Chi...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 10, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 10, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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.Where Should I Start With Google Analytics? Presented by San Antonio Online Marketing GroupIn this workshop, I’ll share the basics of Google Analy...
Project QUEST Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program First in Texas
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Project QUEST Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program First in Texas

Project QUEST, a San Antonio-based nonprofit organization that matches San Antonio-area residents to career-track training programs, launched the first cybersecurity apprenticeship program in Texas. A nationally registered apprenticeship with the U.S. Department of Labor, Project QUEST manages the Community Initiative Center of Excellence for Secure Software San Antonio (CICESS-SA), an industry-led partnership with community colleges that combines education and apprenticeship to train applicants in secure software development.CICESS apprentices work with local employer partners for the hands-on experience using their newly acquired skills in secure coding to develop computer software in a way that guards against the accidental introduction of security vulnerabilities. The work-study pr...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 3, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 3, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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.Health Innovation Research: SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities Presented by UTSA SBDCThe UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center in collaborati...
EPIcenter Incubator, Accelerator Programs Help Startups Launch Clean Energy Innovations
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EPIcenter Incubator, Accelerator Programs Help Startups Launch Clean Energy Innovations

Startups San Antonio continues its series on significant San Antonio startup programs. You can read articles on Geekdom’s pre-accelerator program, the CivTechSA program for startups, and RealCo’s long-term accelerator program.San Antonio also has a pre-incubator, an incubator, and an accelerator program specifically designed for startups working on clean energy innovation. Read more about EPIcenter and its unique programs.Many may not know San Antonio ranked as the sixth highest U.S. city in solar energy capacity in 2017, according to the report Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America. “New energy” is focused on renewable or alternative clean energy sources or enhancements on current methods, a rapidly emerging industry that is one of sev...
City of San Antonio and Kinetech Cloud Launch New Utility Assistance Program Application
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City of San Antonio and Kinetech Cloud Launch New Utility Assistance Program Application

The City of San Antonio and its technology startup partner Kinetech Cloud launched a new online application for residents seeking emergency utility bill assistance Wednesday.The City of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services (DHS) worked with Kinetech Cloud to develop the Emergency Utility Bill Assistance online application. It replaces the original paper-driven process of printing the paper application, photocopying supporting documentation such as a photo identification card, proof of income, and utility bill, and mailing the completed package or submitting it in person. City residents can now complete the application online, uploading documents via their smartphone or tablet’s built-in camera. Kinetech Cloud developed the utility rebate program application for the City to manage...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of November 26, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of November 26, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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.Introduction To WordPress' New Editor- Gutenberg Presented by NetSquared San AntonioThe WordPress 5.0 update is scheduled for Nov 27th. The curren...
Flightpath Finance Closes $515K Seed Round, Wins $25K Geekdom Community Fund
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Flightpath Finance Closes $515K Seed Round, Wins $25K Geekdom Community Fund

Flightpath Finance, a financial modeling service for small to mid-sized technology companies, announced Tuesday their $515,000 seed round investment from a leading venture capital firm and angel investors. The Geekdom member startup also won the Geekdom Community Fund $25,000 award Friday.The company sells the Connected Financial Model, a financial modeling software as a service (SaaS) planning tool for businesses to track and forecast revenue, cash, and expenses. The platform integrates with the customer’s accounting and internal data sources to provide a financial dashboard that is always up-to-date.Active Capital, a San Antonio-based venture firm that leads seed rounds for founder-led, business-to-business (B2B) SaaS companies, led Flightpath Finance’s seed investment funding ro...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of November 19, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of November 19, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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.Infinite Robots Monthly Meetup Presented by Infinite Robots Webdev MeetupCome discuss web development, gaming, and anime.  Date and Time: Nov. 19,...
Digital Creative Institute Debuts First Digital Marketing Apprenticeship
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Digital Creative Institute Debuts First Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Digital Creative Institute (DCI) has launched the first digital marketing apprenticeship in the U.S.  The San Antonio-based company announced it had formally registered its digital creative marketing apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (DOLOA) and the Texas Workforce Commission. The Geekdom startup launched in San Antonio almost three years ago and has since opened its program in Austin, where DCI is already running an apprenticeship program. DCI offers a 12-month digital marketing mentorship program pairing participants with companies. Recent college graduates gain digital marketing skills while providing local businesses with completed projects that double as part of a student's portfolio. By graduation, apprentices have a portfolio of comp...