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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Graduates 7 Startups
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Graduates 7 Startups

Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio co-working community, hosts a variety of programs designed to help founders build successful startups. Seven teams demonstrated their progress Monday night after participating in Geekdom's 2023 Pre-Accelerator program.Since 2018, Geekdom has run the annual six-week program to help local startups prepare for accelerator applications or early-stage investment. As founders practice their pitches, area tech leaders and investors mentor the teams in weekly workshops. The teams learned to refine their business model, focus their marketing, and polish their pitch decks. This year's pre-accelerator teams include:Based, founded by Juan Farias, is an immersive content platform that makes content meaningful and monetization easy. ColdCalr, founded by R...
San Antonio Startup Week (SASW) to feature pitch competitions, panels
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San Antonio Startup Week (SASW) to feature pitch competitions, panels

Entrepreneurs, it's time to highlight your calendar for the week of Oct. 16 – 21.San Antonio Startup Week (SASW) offers a week of pitch competitions, business-focused panels, and networking opportunities in downtown San Antonio. The schedule features 75 events, including five startup pitch competitions that will invest nearly $300,000 in startups during the week. Most SASW events will be held at Geekdom, located at 110 E. Houston St.Admission to all events is free, but registration is required.The week-long conference starts Monday morning with a panel featuring Mayor Ron Nirenberg, former HUD Secretary and mayor Julian Castro, Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, president and CEO of greater:SATX, and moderated by Beto Altamirano, CEO of Irys. The panelists will discuss “San Antonio Forward...
Bunker Labs Partners with Geekdom to Support Veteran-Launched Startups
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Bunker Labs Partners with Geekdom to Support Veteran-Launched Startups

National veteran-focused nonprofit Bunker Labs and Geekdom, San Antonio’s collaborative startup community, have partnered to support veterans and service members transitioning from a military career to entrepreneurship.Bunker Labs supports veterans virtually and with in-person entrepreneurial programs in almost 40 major cities across the U.S. The San Antonio chapter first launched in 2016, only to shut down during the height of the pandemic in 2020. CEO Blake Hogan said Bunker Labs has since relaunched its three main programs in San Antonio.Read: Bunker Labs Relaunches San Antonio Chapter to Support Veteran Startups One of Bunker Labs' programs is their Veterans in Residence business incubator for veteran-owned and military spouse-owned startups. Bunker Labs is partnering with Gee...
Cybersecurity accelerator gener8tor admits 5 startups to its Spring 2023 cohort
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Cybersecurity accelerator gener8tor admits 5 startups to its Spring 2023 cohort

gener8tor, a San Antonio-based startup accelerator, has recruited five security tech-focused startups for its Spring 2023 cybersecurity accelerator cohort.The Madison, Wisconsin-based nationally-ranked program is a member of the Global Accelerator Network. gener8tor invests in high-growth startups working on security technology solutions, supporting them via its network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors, and venture capitalists.The program is open to startups across the U.S. Each cohort in the cybersecurity accelerator will feature five companies participating in a 12-week program. Each company will receive a $100,000 investment from gener8tor in exchange for 7.5% equity. Founders will meet with gener8tor-vetted investors during the final we...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Mentors Startups to Success
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Mentors Startups to Success

Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio co-working community, hosts a variety of programs designed to help founders build successful startups. Six teams will showcase their progress after participating in Geekdom's Pre-Accelerator program.Since 2018, Geekdom has run the annual six-week program to help local startups prepare for accelerator applications or early-stage investment. As founders practice their pitches, area tech leaders and investors mentor the teams in weekly workshops. The teams learned how to refine their business model, focus their marketing, and polish their pitch decks. (Watch the recorded pitch videos of the 2022 pre-accelerator teams here.)Christian Garcia founded Developmate, a software platform that maps static and streaming real estate location data for developer...
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 aims to launch 500 new startups in San Antonio
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Geekdom aims to launch 500 new startups in San Antonio

Geekdom — a technology-centric co-working space — shared milestones from its first 10 years in operation to convey how it has fostered the growing startup economy in San Antonio.Entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Weston and entrepreneur and mentor Nick Longo launched Geekdom in 2011. Located on Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the co-working community was the first in San Antonio focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs refine their ideas into thriving businesses. Today, the co-working community has over 1,300 members and 50 office spaces. Geekdom offers a variety of programs designed to help first-time founders learn how to incubate and refine ideas into a successful startup.Over the past 10 years, Geekdom has helped founders build successful new comp...
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...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Mentors New-Member Startups
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Mentors New-Member Startups

Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio co-working community, is seeing the changing demographics of people launching companies since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020.In its fourth year, the six-week pre-accelerator program started working with six early-stage companies in early June. Five out of six are helmed by new Geekdom members who have joined over the past year. Two companies got their start during Geekdom's first-ever virtual Startup Weekend held in December of 2020. Four of the six companies are run by female founders.The free Geekdom Pre-Accelerator program held once a year helps prepare local startups for accelerator applications or early-stage investment. Area tech leaders and investors mentor the teams, who also attend weekly workshops and practice in pitch session...
Geekdom Incubator Program Holds Demo Day for Civic Tech Startups
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Geekdom Incubator Program Holds Demo Day for Civic Tech Startups

Aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their startup concept at the virtual Geekdom incubator Demo Day Tuesday night. Geekdom's 12-month-long incubator program is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs launch civically-focused tech startups. The downtown co-working startup community officially launched its two-year pilot in March 2020 to support a total of six teams working on technologies that have a social impact. Read: Geekdom Launches Incubator Program for Startups Focused on Social Impact Year 1's graduating cohort from March 2020 are:Polis, a Bluetooth network-based navigation solution for the San Antonio River Walk, solovaGo, an app that uses crime data to help users evaluate the safety of neighborhoods, and, Pawtify, an application that makes finding a San Antonio An...
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