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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019
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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019

In this inaugural compilation of companies to watch, we’ve highlighted 20 stories from Startups San Antonio’s first year of coverage to show the types of innovation one can find in San Antonio, Texas. You will discover entrepreneurs in bioscience and healthcare, cybersecurity, software as a service or SaaS, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and startups working at the intersection of tech and social impact. These stories highlight groundbreaking approaches, powerful collaborations, and intriguing ideas that will shape the city’s startup ecosystem throughout 2019 and beyond. If you are interested in San Antonio’s community of innovators and want to know which companies to watch, you can start with our list below. These 20 companies are leveraging inn...
Dearduck Makes it Easier to Buy for Others
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Dearduck Makes it Easier to Buy for Others

The entrepreneur who pioneered “buying for others” marketing is helping retailers by using her knowledge of deep machine learning and psychology. Dearduck founder Katy Aucoin has created a software as a service (SaaS) recommendation platform that businesses can use to help their customers make informed purchases.  She calls this customized marketing approach BFO or buying for others which makes up 30 percent of all retail sales, according to the National Retail Federation. That 30 percent can distort the profile of a retail customer, Aucoin explained. Businesses pay money to collect data on a customer’s personal preferences, but it may reflect a customer’s needs to buy for someone else. “The way it works now we get ads generated on our past internet searches without any understan...
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...