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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...
UT Health San Antonio TechNovum Accelerator for Researchers Graduates 8 New Companies
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UT Health San Antonio TechNovum Accelerator for Researchers Graduates 8 New Companies

A new accelerator program designed for aspiring life science entrepreneurs has helped in the formation of eight new biomedical startups.Earlier this year, UT Health San Antonio launched TechNovum, a new technology commercialization accelerator for faculty researchers interested in developing their inventions for the market. John Fritz and Sean Thompson of the Office of Technology Commercialization at UT Health are co-directors and mentors for the new program.The first cohort graduated two therapeutics companies, spurred the development of four new medical devices, and included two digital health startups. The companies are:Atomic Therapeutics, developing novel anticancer therapeutics for leukemia Protectum Oncology, introducing low-dose arsenic for reducing cancer therapy ...
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...
Newchip Launches Equity-Free Online Accelerator Program
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Newchip Launches Equity-Free Online Accelerator Program

Newchip, the Austin-based web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors, has launched a new accelerator program that does not require a share of a startup's equity to participate. This program is available for San Antonio-based entrepreneurs because participation in the accelerator is completely online.The program offers a ten-week curriculum with training, one-on-one mentor sessions, and live classes that help founders learn how to raise investment capital from angel investors, venture capitalists, and via crowdfunding. Participation typically takes about three to four hours each week with the rest of the program to be completed at the founder's pace.Admissions are on a rolling basis; application information can be found here.The first accelerator coho...
UT Health San Antonio Launches New Accelerator for Researchers
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UT Health San Antonio Launches New Accelerator for Researchers

A new accelerator program designed for aspiring life science entrepreneurs has joined San Antonio's entrepreneurial ecosystem.Biomedical research institution UT Health San Antonio is launching TechNovum, a new technology commercialization accelerator for faculty researchers interested in developing their inventions for the market. John Fritz and Sean Thompson of the Office of Technology Commercialization at UT Health are co-directors and mentors for the new program and will lead the educational coaching sessions. Each cohort will run annually from June through October. Plans for the first cohort are to invite five to eight teams of founder-inventors to join the program to develop medical devices for the market. The teams will meet weekly, typically in the evening, for two- to three-ho...