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Gener8tor Accelerator To Showcase Cybersecurity Startups on Oct. 20
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Gener8tor Accelerator To Showcase Cybersecurity Startups on Oct. 20

Gener8tor, a decade-old startup accelerator focused on underserved founders across the U.S., is mentoring security tech-focused startups to succeed in its newest cybersecurity accelerator program.A member of the Global Accelerator Network, the Madison, Wisconsin-based nationally-ranked program invests in high-growth startups working on security technology solutions. Security tech covers concepts, policies, and components designed to minimize risk, identify vulnerabilities, and inform how and when to respond to potential cyber incidents.The accelerator’s first cohort features six companies. Each company participates in a 12-week program and receives an investment of $100,000 from gener8ator in exchange for 6% equity and an opportunity to pitch to gener8tor-vetted investors. Starting...
VelocityTX Admits 4 Companies into its 2022 BioGlobal Accelerator
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VelocityTX Admits 4 Companies into its 2022 BioGlobal Accelerator

The innovation hub on San Antonio’s Eastside has announced four bioscience companies for its 2022 accelerator program.VelocityTX supports the development of early-stage life science and technology companies in San Antonio. Launched in 2020, Velocity’s BioGlobal Accelerator is designed to help local, national, and international companies with innovative, scalable business ideas accelerate the launch of their business.The accelerator is the first and only program in San Antonio specializing in early-stage companies focusing on medical devices, biotech, and healthcare IT.Read: VelocityTX Launches Bioscience Accelerator Program, Co-Working SpaceThe six-week, in-person program helps founders grow and scale bioscience ventures through educational sessions, mentorship, and financi...
gener8tor launches new security tech accelerator for cybersecurity startups
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gener8tor launches new security tech accelerator for cybersecurity startups

Gener8tor, a decade-old startup accelerator focused on underserved founders across the U.S., is setting its sights on recruiting security tech-focused startups for its newest cybersecurity accelerator program.Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio coworking community, has partnered with gener8tor to oversee the new startup program. After meeting with over 30 local stakeholders about San Antonio's needs for a new accelerator, Geekdom CEO Charles Woodin said consensus pointed to launching a new program that would be "vertical-specific." The gener8tor program will use spaces on the eighth floor of the Rand Building where Geekdom is located.Read: Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022A member of the Global Accelerator Network, the Madison, Wisconsin-based nationally-ran...
Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022
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Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022

Geekdom announced Tuesday the launch of a new accelerator program for cybersecurity startups that will debut in 2022. The downtown San Antonio coworking community has partnered with gener8tor, a nationally ranked Wisconsin-based accelerator that invests in high-growth startups, to oversee the new startup program. The gener8tor platform offers more than 40 different programs such as accelerators, corporate programs, speaker series, conferences, upskilling, and fellowships. They operate in 29 U.S. cities, 16 states, and three countries. Troy Vosseller, co-founder and managing director of gener8tor, said the San Antonio program would be open to startups across the U.S. "Talent is growing in cybersecurity and it's growing in downtown San Antonio," San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “A cy...
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...