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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 ...
VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio
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VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio

Startups San Antonio continues its series on startup programs based in San Antonio, Texas. You can read previous articles on Geekdom’s pre-accelerator program, the CivTechSA program for startups, RealCo’s long-term accelerator program, and EPIcenter's clean energy innovation programs. Six Latin American startups have settled in San Antonio after completing a three-month-long VelocityTX accelerator program. The innovation hub on San Antonio’s East Side created its Global Accelerator Program (GAP) to give international companies a pathway to fast track their growth in the U.S. The six teams graduated from the first cohort Wednesday and all plan to grow their companies for the U.S. market. VelocityTX partnered with three entrepreneurial organizations—OBr of Brazil, Austral Incuba of Chi...
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...
Portland-Based Time Tracking Startup Tali Joins RealCo Accelerator
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Portland-Based Time Tracking Startup Tali Joins RealCo Accelerator

Kara Killinger is a student journalist at Trinity University where she reports for the weekly student-run newspaper, the Trinitonian. She is working this summer as a Students+Startups marketing intern at RealCo long-term accelerator. Killinger wrote this profile on Tali, RealCo’s newest portfolio company. Tali, a Portland-based time tracking startup with revenue-generating customers, became RealCo long-term accelerator’s eighth portfolio company in June. Matt Volm, Matt Anthes-Washburn, and Matt Hoiland were co-workers at a large healthcare company in Portland, Oregon when Volm came to them with a problem. His wife Kimberlee is a lawyer who has to track every billable six-minute increment of her work day. She tracked her time on Post-It notes and would spend up to two hours nightly...
Co-working Spaces, Startup Programs, and Investors in San Antonio
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Co-working Spaces, Startup Programs, and Investors in San Antonio

San Antonio is experiencing a boom in startup activity. The downtown co-working community at Geekdom has grown to over 1,700 members since it opened its doors in 2011. Newly announced programs for entrepreneurially minded founders include incubators, pre-accelerators, accelerators, even a civically engaged residency program with the City of San Antonio. To help you keep track, let's look at the three basic categories of resources any startup founder will eventually look for when starting a business: co-working spaces, startup programs, and investors in San Antonio. San Antonio Co-Working Spaces What are the different options for co-working spaces in San Antonio? San Antonio has a variety of available co-working spaces that suit a founder's needs for location, access, budget, benefits...