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Filestack Builds Enterprise Platform with Acquisition of TINT
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Filestack Builds Enterprise Platform with Acquisition of TINT

Filestack announced Tuesday it acquired TINT, a user-generated content platform, for an undisclosed amount. TINT is a social media marketing platform that connects brands and customers into one social hub. Their social media content display tool helps businesses find and curate user-generated content to drive a high level of engagement with their customers.Filestack was founded in 2012 by MIT graduates and acquired in late 2015 by Scaleworks, a San Antonio-based venture equity fund that acquires and operates business-to-business (B2B) software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. The startup’s file hosting and management service helps about 100,000 app developers manage the flow of user-uploaded online content, such as images, videos, and other files.The University of Southern California...
Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training
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Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

Cybersecurity training provider DC Industries is incorporating virtual reality (VR)-based scenarios from Ractive, a Geekdom-based startup, into their training programs. The two San Antonio startups have been collaborating on developing customized cybersecurity VR training over the past two months.DCI will launch its new VR cybersecurity training with the Threat Actor Targeting and Exploitation – Cyber Espionage course scheduled to start Sept. 24 and again Dec. 10. The Cyber Incident Response VR class will begin Jan. 14, 2019. DCI’s full training schedule is online.Based at Port San Antonio, DCI provides targeted training for veterans transitioning into a cybersecurity career and plans to incorporate virtual reality into every technical training course in its curriculum, DCI founder...
Startups Share Experiences: Inside the RealCo Accelerator Program
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Startups Share Experiences: Inside the RealCo Accelerator Program

Startups San Antonio continues its series of stories about significant startup programs based in San Antonio. You can read our story on Geekdom’s pre-accelerator program and the CivTechSA program for startups. Today, we’re sharing an inside look into the RealCo long-term accelerator program.If you have launched a startup but could benefit from guidance and help with funding, there is an accelerator program open to companies regardless of location. The RealCo Long-Term Accelerator program provides early-stage funding, mentorship, and networking resources for business-to-business (B2B) technology startup companies. Operating inside Geekdom’s co-working space in San Antonio’s downtown tech district, the program provides a $100,000 investment to companies accepted into the 15-month progra...
BioMed SA Recognizes PTSD Researcher for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience
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BioMed SA Recognizes PTSD Researcher for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience

Combat veterans suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did not have treatments tailored for the trauma they experienced because such treatment did not exist at the time. A former U.S. Air Force psychologist now based in San Antonio led efforts to develop customized PTSD treatment for combat veterans and will be recognized for his innovative work Thursday evening.BioMed SA has selected Dr. Alan Peterson as the 2018 recipient of its Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience. BioMed SA, an advocacy organization promoting San Antonio’s bioscience industry, recognizes innovators annually who have put novel ideas into action with transformational results. Peterson will receive the award Sept. 13 at the Vistas at Valero. ...
Alamo Angels Names Cat Dizon as Its New Executive Director
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Alamo Angels Names Cat Dizon as Its New Executive Director

San Antonio-based Alamo Angels, a group that invests in startups, announced Cat Dizon would assume the executive director role effective immediately, founding executive director Chris Burney said at an Alamo Angels pitch event Wednesday evening.Dizon has over 20 years of operations experience, 11 of which was at Rackspace where she was the director of corporate strategy and development leading in mergers and acquisitions, cloud business operations, staff operations, and customer support.  Before joining Alamo Angels, Dizon was the chief operating officer and partner at Active Capital, a venture firm based in San Antonio focused on leading seed rounds for business-to-business software as a service (SaaS) companies. She plans to continue at Active Capital as a part-time venture partn...
Texas Biomed Plugs Holes in ‘Leaky Pipeline’ for Female Scientists
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Texas Biomed Plugs Holes in ‘Leaky Pipeline’ for Female Scientists

Why are women leaving science? More than half of life and biomedical sciences graduate students are women, yet the latest data from the National Academies reveal only 16 percent of women go on to become full professors in the life sciences, for example.Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) recognized this leaky pipeline for female scientists and is working to attract and retain more women in biomedical research. Workforce diversity is a core value in Texas Biomed’s new ten-year strategic plan which goes into effect in September. Texas Biomed is launching efforts to nearly double its workforce and position it as one of the world's top scientific centers focused on infectious diseases, according to Texas Biomed assistant vice president of communications Lisa Cruz. Texas Biom...
Scaleworks Company Assembla Acquires MyGet
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Scaleworks Company Assembla Acquires MyGet

Companies of all sizes in every industry have come to rely upon open source code—even commercial software is built typically on blocks of it. While it saves software developers time, open source code can contain vulnerabilities or proprietary software code, posing potential cybersecurity or legal liabilities for a business.This trend is what drove source code management company Assembla to acquire MyGet for an undisclosed amount, announced in a company blog post Friday. Founded in 2006 and acquired in 2016 by Scaleworks, a San Antonio venture equity firm, Assembla is the world’s only provider of enterprise cloud version control for software code.Code repositories use version control to manage files and code updates. Assembla’s cloud-based platform tracks version control for softwar...
SwRI Shares Pharmaceutical Expertise with New Workshop Oct. 8
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SwRI Shares Pharmaceutical Expertise with New Workshop Oct. 8

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is hosting a one-day workshop on Oct. 8 to teach life science professionals strategies and tools needed for a more successful investigational new drug (IND) submission. This workshop, to be held at SwRI, is designed for beginner- to intermediate-level bioscience professionals involved in new drug development.The workshop will help showcase SwRI’s specialized capabilities such as its new clean room, high-potency laboratory space, and complimentary storage facility to the bioscience community. The institute’s 2017 annual report details recent infrastructure investments and educational outreach efforts such as this inaugural workshop that can help attract more drug development to SwRI as well as benefit local startups bringing drugs to market.The Sm...
Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA
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Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA

Startups San Antonio continues its series of articles on different San Antonio startup programs. The first was Startups Share Experiences from Geekdom's Pre-Accelerator Program. This second story features San Antonio's CivTechSA program, a residency for startups to work closely with municipal departments in search of innovative solutions.After 16 weeks of hard work, the first CivTechSA residency ended July 27 for two San Antonio startups. Kinetech Cloud and Reckon Point worked with the City of San Antonio's Department of Human Services and the San Antonio International Airport respectively, devising solutions to their municipal challenges. The City of San Antonio program launched the CivTechSA program in late 2017 partly because the City was trying to identify different ways to expand ...
Office Mail Automation Company Earth Class Mail Acquires Shoeboxed
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Office Mail Automation Company Earth Class Mail Acquires Shoeboxed

Digital mail management industry leader Earth Class Mail (ECM) announced Wednesday its acquisition for an undisclosed amount of Shoeboxed, a company that has been turning receipts and business cards into digital data since 2007.Earlier in August ECM announced the release of its new user interface, complete with added features and upgrades, including search features, the ability to share content via e-mail, custom tags, and integration with office software such as Quickbooks. The new features reflect the customer-driven focus of ECM chief executive officer Jess Garza, who has overseen the company’s revamping since December, as well as its director of product, Nicole Hairston, who joined in May. San Antonio venture equity firm Scaleworks acquired Earth Class Mail in 2016 to grow the soft...