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CANopener Labs Launches R&D, Prototyping Services for San Antonio Innovators
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CANopener Labs Launches R&D, Prototyping Services for San Antonio Innovators

Startup founders interested in creating a technology product start with an idea. What if that founder lacks specific skills, highly specialized equipment, space, and manufacturing contacts to turn that idea into a working prototype? San Antonio's startup ecosystem now has a pre-fabrication service that can help early-stage innovators who lack the resources to develop technologies on their own. CANopener Labs is the first local company designed to help tech founders get their product idea ready for the market. Co-founders Drue Placette, Dale Bracey, and David Elam opened a 7,000-square-foot warehouse, located at 1235 Safari St. near the San Antonio International Airport. The trio bootstrapped opening their prototyping space, building many of its features and often reusing materials an...
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...
The Founder Institute Comes To San Antonio as part of Texas Launch
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The Founder Institute Comes To San Antonio as part of Texas Launch

Can you become a technology entrepreneur in four months? One global startup incubator program strives to teach people to do just that. The Founder Institute (FI) is launching in Texas, setting up entrepreneurial training teams in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Programs in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are slated to begin in late 2018 to early 2019. The inaugural Texas FI cohort started in late 2017 in Austin and graduated founders of eight companies. The second Austin cohort graduated seven participants Wednesday evening. Recruitment for the next cohort in Austin and San Antonio’s first cohort is ongoing. Those interested can apply here and indicate San Antonio as their desired program location once it launches in late 2018. Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan establish...