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.
New Cyber, IT Training for Military Launches in San Antonio
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New Cyber, IT Training for Military Launches in San Antonio

San Antonio has gained another cybersecurity and information technology (IT) training program for military members. The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) program opened in March at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Campus located at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). The training is designed to provide service members the critical technology skills required for high paying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers before transitioning to civilian life.The class capacity for each MSSA program is 25 to 30 students in each cohort. Microsoft has launched 14 MSSA programs nationally including in San Antonio and expects to graduate approximately 1,000 students annually across all locations once at full capacity. Students may select one 18-week program or two ni...
Houston Bioscience Company Considering Move to San Antonio
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Houston Bioscience Company Considering Move to San Antonio

Houston-based bioscience company Kiromic Inc. is evaluating plans to move its headquarters and business operations to San Antonio, pending local incentive approvals. Founded in 2012, Kiromic is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing the next generation of immunotherapy treatments for cancer and other diseases. The company is currently raising $12 million through a Series A round of financing. As part of the proposed relocation, the company plans to create at least 20 jobs in San Antonio, continue drug research and development, establish drug manufacturing and complete Phase I/II clinical trials for some initial cancer drugs. The company has been considering the move for several months. Its senior leadership, company president Scott Dahlbeck and chief executive offic...
Port San Antonio Opens First Phase Of Project Tech
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Port San Antonio Opens First Phase Of Project Tech

From the third floor of the newly finished building, one has an unimpeded view of Tech Port SA’s expansive terrain.Increasingly, Port San Antonio is using “Tech Port SA” in its communications to describe itself and the latest developments from Port-based companies. The subtle rebranding in progress reflects its vision to act as a nexus for technological innovation across various industries.As local stakeholders toured the state-of-the-art facility Tuesday, the official opening of the Port’s first specialized cyber-capable building reinforced its commitment to a tech-heavy future.The just-completed building broke ground almost a year ago. The 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility can be customized to meet specific needs of the growing number of cyber operations at the...
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 21, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 21, 2018

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. On average, 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 tech, science, and engineering.This week's Startup Grind (hosted by SAbusinessCalendar.com) is excited to have Cat Dizon (partner at Active Capital) for our fireside chat guest If you would like a free tick...
Startups Share Best Practices for Hiring Interns
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Startups Share Best Practices for Hiring Interns

Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial start of the summer season. It signals the beginning of summer internships for many college students, especially entrepreneurially minded ones.One source of interns for San Antonio companies comes from Trinity University’s Students + Startups program. Various startup companies in downtown San Antonio are in the process of onboarding interns for the summer. Thanks to a grant from the 80/20 Foundation and in partnership with Geekdom, a downtown co-working space, students receive a $4,000 stipend and one hour of class credit in exchange for 10 weeks of full-time experience working at a startup.Programs like Students + Startups makes using subsidized interns an attractive option for cash-strapped startup founders. Many early-stage companies, howev...
Smart Wearables Startup WiseWear Auctions R&D Equipment May 22
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Smart Wearables Startup WiseWear Auctions R&D Equipment May 22

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late February, the time has come for one innovative local company to close its doors. San Antonio-based tech startup WiseWear is selling its intellectual property, as well as its advanced technical equipment in online auctions.Heritage Global Partners is overseeing the auction of WiseWear's intellectual property, while Tranzon Asset Strategies is auctioning the company’s tangible assets. The auction listing reflects the company’s comprehensive in-house fabrication capabilities for product design and fabrication as well as specialized testing equipment.WiseWear’s 5,000 square foot space is located in the heart of San Antonio ’s medical district at 5828 Sebastian Place. Those interested in acquiring the startup’s high-tech equipmen...
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 14, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 14, 2018

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. On average, 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 tech, science, and engineering.San Antonio's First Open Coffee Club! Talk Tech/Entrepreneurship Presented by SA Open Coffee ClubWe're very excited to host San Antonio's first Open Coffee Club! What's Op...
VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation
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VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation

The latest architect renderings of the new home for VelocityTX , an innovation hub to be located in the former Merchants Ice building, was only one of Texas Research and Technology Foundation's (TRTF) announcements. TRTF president and CEO Randy Harig updated over 200 attendees gathered at the foundation’s quarterly Emerging Venture Pipeline event Thursday on its latest efforts in fostering San Antonio's innovation. Updates covered the spectrum of technology, life science, clean energy, and student entrepreneurship developments, as well as the launch of VelocityTX's programs.The first building to be completed in the Merchant Ice complex will be VelocityTX's new headquarters, with groundbreaking expected sometime in the next three weeks, Harig said. The building should be finished someti...
Doctor Turned Career Coach Shares 3 Tips on Career Change
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Doctor Turned Career Coach Shares 3 Tips on Career Change

Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley, D.O, is a career coach who works with those navigating the transition to another profession.  She is a physician by training and underwent her career transition 15 years ago. Mudge-Riley has since served as Entrepreneur in Residence for Trinity University and teaches a course there on traditional and nontraditional options for a career in science.  Join her email list on her website to access stories of professionals who have started side gigs, transitioned to other careers, or figured out how to get what they want out of life. How do you know if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?  Every week several people tell me they hate their jobs and want to do something different, but they aren’t sure what they want to do or how to do it. These are profession...
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 7, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 7, 2018

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. On average, 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 tech, science, and engineering.How Are You Valued As An Employee or Employer? Presented by GeekdomLarry Reyes, CEO and Founder of Rewarding Culture, will address challenges around valuing employee contr...