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.
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of March 5, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of March 5, 2018

Matthew Espinoza, co-founder of SABusinessCalendar.com, provides 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.March Founders Happy Hour: Presented by SA Founders' Coffee ClubThe primary mission of the San Antonio Founders' Coffee Club is to create a safe space for founders to help founders Date and Time: March 5, 2018, starts at 4:00 pm. Find more details here.The Gut-Brain Connection: Presented by Mind Science FoundationEd Yong blogs with ...
Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup
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Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

Debra Innocenti-Placette of Innocenti Jones, PLLC is one of the top internet and cyber lawyers in Texas. Based in San Antonio, she maintains a diverse legal practice for emerging companies in technology and internet-related industries, using her tech expertise to guide clients unfamiliar with tech through complex legal issues presented by emerging technologies.In her two-part guest post series, Innocenti-Placette frames the foundational decision every entrepreneur faces: How to determine the best legal structure for one's startup.Part 1, which you can read here, focused on understanding the differences between different types of founder's purpose. It is an illuminating exploration of how the 'why' determines the legal 'how' for your business. Part 2 concludes with appropriate lega...
Youth Code Jam Pitch Perfect at Philanthropitch San Antonio
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Youth Code Jam Pitch Perfect at Philanthropitch San Antonio

Six finalists took turns pitching innovative solutions to local community challenges Tuesday evening at the Tobin Center. The judges and audience listened as each spoke about their respective social impact venture at Philanthropitch, a fast-pitch event that connects nonprofits with mentors and capital to help them scale to sustainable funding models. A panel of investors donate their own money, then decide how it should be distributed among the finalists. All ticket proceeds from the event go to the nonprofit that wins the "audience's choice" award.Of the $110,000 available from a combination of awards from sponsors, judges, and the audience’s choice, one founder garnered almost half the event’s amount. Debi Pfitzenmaier, CEO of Youth Code Jam had collected eight different checks total...
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of Feb. 26, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of Feb. 26, 2018

From Smart Cities to Python, medical device cybersecurity, and pitching, here are 10 STEM entrepreneurial events happening the week of Feb. 26, 2018 in San Antonio.Matthew Espinoza, co-founder of SABusinessCalendar.com, provides 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.SA Smart -- The Mayor's Smart City Challenge: Presented by SA SmartBy 2040, 1.1 million new people will call San Antonio home. While this future creates many challenges, it al...
Your Startup Purpose Determines its Legal Structure
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Your Startup Purpose Determines its Legal Structure

Debra Innocenti-Placette of Innocenti Jones, PLLC is one of the top internet and cyber lawyers in Texas. Based in San Antonio, she maintains a diverse legal practice for emerging companies in technology and internet-related industries, using her tech expertise to guide clients unfamiliar with tech through complex legal issues presented by emerging technologies. She advises startups and business owners of established companies looking to scale, or grow their companies. In her two-part series, Innocenti-Placette frames the foundational decision every entrepreneur faces: How to determine the best legal structure for one's startup. In part 1, she starts with the 'why' or founder's purpose. It is an illuminating exploration of how the 'why' determines the legal 'how' for your business. Part...
Seasoned Entrepreneurs on the State of San Antonio’s Startups
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Seasoned Entrepreneurs on the State of San Antonio’s Startups

Local ‘techpreneurs’ were in the audience and on the panels at San Antonio Tech: Seizing the Momentum, Xconomy's first public event in San Antonio. The half-day forum at the Pearl Stables united some of Central Texas’s most successful entrepreneurs and innovative technologists to discuss San Antonio's tech ecosystem and its future prospects.For a company that has grown from three Trinity University students founding a startup in 1998 to the industry leader in the multicloud managed service market as independently assessed by Gartner analysts, Rackspace is the indisputable anchor in San Antonio’s tech community.Rackspace’s chief operating officer David Meredith focused on the company’s vision of a seamless single “pane of glass” across public and private cloud computing that provide...
STEM Startup Events this Week in San Antonio
This Week in San Antonio

STEM Startup Events this Week in San Antonio

Here are 10 STEM entrepreneurial events happening this week in San Antonio.Matthew Espinoza, co-founder of SABusinessCalendar.com, provides 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.Geekdom's Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Educational Series: Presented by GeekdomReady to learn about all things Crypto and Blockchain? Whether you're just getting started, or deeply involved, we will educate you on General Knowledge Blockchain and its uses. Date ...
Collaborate and Learn From Your Industry Competitors
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Collaborate and Learn From Your Industry Competitors

James Chandler and his wife Heather Chandler decided to start their own video production company in 2007. IMG Studio is a San Antonio-based company that has won many awards, including three Emmys. IMG Studios also develops virtual reality and augmented reality content for various applications, such as helping wheelchair-bound users enjoy normally inaccessible experiences like playing certain sports.James Chandler shares his thoughts as a first-time founder on what he discovered as he developed a creative company steeped in technology.When I first started IMG Studios, I was focused on excelling in those skills needed to produce cutting-edge content, leveraging the latest advances in VR and AR while still telling a good story.What I’ve learned is that you can be really good at wh...
Texas BioMed Explores Malaria in Latest Podcast
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Texas BioMed Explores Malaria in Latest Podcast

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year. Texas Biomed's own scientist Ian Cheeseman, Ph.D., and his team at specialize in the genetics of the parasite that causes malaria. Listen to Texas BioMed's latest podcast episode 2, Much Ado About Malaria, from TXBiobytes. His newest study published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution was recently highlighted in the Editors Choice section of the prestigious journal Science. “At the basic level we simply do not know what’s in a malaria infection, even though this has profound implications for how we think about treating and eradicating this disease,” Cheeseman said. Using various technologies, these scientists are literally cracking open cells and using single cell DNA seq...
This Week in San Antonio: 10 STEM Events
This Week in San Antonio

This Week in San Antonio: 10 STEM Events

Matthew Espinoza, co-founder of SABusinessCalendar.com, provides 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.Read more about these STEM entrepreneurial events happening this week in San Antonio. 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.Entrepreneurship 101: Presented by UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesDo you want to explore the interaction between science, industry, and government in entrepreneurship and innovation? The free workshop series will share how to take your ide...