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RealCo Adds Startups FastVisa and Totem to Its Accelerator Program
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RealCo Adds Startups FastVisa and Totem to Its Accelerator Program

The RealCo long-term accelerator program added two more new companies to its portfolio last week: FastVisa and Totem. The San Antonio-based accelerator works with business-to-business (B2B) companies in the technology space looking to grow into larger, stronger businesses. FastVisa is a legal technology software startup based in Dallas, TX. Co-founders Paul Kang and Ethan Jeong launched FastVisa in March 2016 after their first-hand experience with the issue they are solving. The duo first met as students attending the John Hopkins Carey Business School. By 2014, they had started an education tech platform called The Given that provided on-demand tutoring for students.  Then, Kang dealt with the U.S. immigration system when sponsoring his wife for a green card, while Jeong applied...
RealCo Adds HackNotice and BetterYou Companies to Its Accelerator Program
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RealCo Adds HackNotice and BetterYou Companies to Its Accelerator Program

The San Antonio-based RealCo long-term accelerator program announced the addition of two new companies to its portfolio — BetterYou and HackNotice. BetterYou is based in St. Paul, MN, while HackNotice is located in Austin, TX. Founder of HackNotice Steve Thomas has over ten years of security experience. Previously, Thomas launched PwnedList in 2011, the first enterprise credential service, which was acquired in 2013. Thomas learned much from his first startup and is now on a “bigger and better cybersecurity mission with HackNotice,” he told Startups San Antonio. The company provides threat intelligence, specializing in data breaches as well as leaked credentials and identities. HackNotice’s real-time notifications help businesses stay one step ahead of potential security ri...
Catching Up with RealCo Accelerator Managing Director Cole Wollak
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Catching Up with RealCo Accelerator Managing Director Cole Wollak

The RealCo Long-Term Accelerator program recently moved into its new office on the sixth floor of the Rand Building, but that is not all that has changed since the beginning of 2019. In January, Cole Wollak, a San Antonio-based entrepreneur and mentor, took over as the new director.  He follows the former managing director, Richard Grote, who returned to his home in Boulder, CO. The program has been providing mentorship, networking resources, and early-stage investment in business-to-business (B2B) technology startup companies participating in the 15-month accelerator since its launch in March 2017. "RealCo takes an active approach in helping our companies," Wollak said. "We have more of a 'just in time' information model, plugging in the appropriate content and mentors when companie...
How to Take the Suck Out of Raising Money: Choosing an Accelerator Program
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How to Take the Suck Out of Raising Money: Choosing an Accelerator Program

Joshua Lawton-Belous is a serial entrepreneur and investor who works with startups in San Antonio and across the state of Texas. He contributes today's guest post. You can follow him on Twitter @AlertingMainSt. Raising money sucks. Bringing a team together is hard. Building your dream seems like a bridge too far. If you’re an entrepreneur or have an idea that you want to make a reality, you’ve thought at least one of these things before, if not all of these things. You may still be thinking them right now. Believe me, I have been in your shoes. Having founded companies, raised money, built teams, and invested in companies, the only thing that gets easier over time is raising money if you’ve already had a successful exit. People love investing in winners. The problem is if you ...