Tag: Justin McKenzie

Boerne Launches Startup Incubator Program in Public-Private Partnership
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Boerne Launches Startup Incubator Program in Public-Private Partnership

The City of Boerne, Texas, is supporting startups and the region's economic development with plans for a new incubator program to launch in 2022.The nonprofit public-private partnership between the City of Boerne and the recently formed Boerne Kendall County Angel Network or BKCAN is behind efforts to build a local entrepreneurial ecosystem, starting with an incubator program located in the former Boerne Public Works building, next door to the former Boerne City Hall."The 6,700 square foot building is in good shape and it's centrally located," said Amy Story, president and CEO of the Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corp. "We're focused on creating opportunities for our residents to pursue careers where they grew up in a space where entrepreneurs can build a successful st...
Boerne Kendall County Angel Network Launches in Texas I-10 Corridor
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Boerne Kendall County Angel Network Launches in Texas I-10 Corridor

A new angel investor network is now open near the Interstate 10 corridor at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country. The Boerne Kendall County Angel Network or BKCAN is "a community of angels focused on making Boerne and Kendall County visible to entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to find a home for their next venture," said Justin McKenzie, CEO of the new investor organization. Officially launched in early 2021, the network's 20 members have been seeing a healthy deal flow unique for an angel network at this stage, according to McKenzie. A manager of energy services at the Bandera Electric Cooperative, a longtime advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, and a Texas native, McKenzie has been working with like-minded business leaders to highlight the region's strengths on a glob...