Tag: Nick Longo

The Sonar Company Founder and CEO Nick Hayward Dead at 37
Articles, Featured

The Sonar Company Founder and CEO Nick Hayward Dead at 37

Nick Hayward, CEO and co-founder of The Sonar Company, died in a parasailing accident in Key West on July 17. He was 37.Hayward was born in Canada but spent most of his life in Costa Rica, where he met Allan Matarrita-Chinchilla at a startup incubator in Costa Rica called Parquetec. The two founded Sports Sonar, moving to San Antonio in October 2018 after the innovation accelerator VelocityTX reached out to the sports-tech startup via its Global Accelerator Program. Sports Sonar's technology enables clients to send videos and other content to mobile phones easily and quickly without internet access by using an ultrasonic sound people can't hear. Since the COVID-19 global pandemic shut down spectator-filled crowds for sporting events, Hayward and Matarrita-Chinchilla have been ...
CANopener Labs Launches R&D, Prototyping Services for San Antonio Innovators
Articles, Featured

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...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Participant Checkups Scores $25K from Alamo Angels
Articles, Featured

Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Participant Checkups Scores $25K from Alamo Angels

The Alamo Angels have committed to investing at least $25,000  in early-stage financing equity funding for Checkups, Alamo Angels executive director Cat Dizon announced at the investors’ event Wednesday evening. The San Antonio-based startup provides bond agencies and local municipal jurisdictions a mobile application and software platform for monitoring clients who are out on bond while awaiting trial.Founder Enrique Pavlioglou was one of six San Antonio startups participating in Geekdom’s six-week pre-accelerator program. Josh Sanchez's FloatMe was the other pre-accelerator startup participant that also received a $25,000 Alamo Angels investment."Alamo Angels saw a huge opportunity to invest in both companies and add them to our growing portfolio of local startups," Alamo Angels ...
Geekdom Co-Founder Launching Startup School in the Rand Building— ‘The District’
Articles, Featured

Geekdom Co-Founder Launching Startup School in the Rand Building— ‘The District’

Geekdom is launching an entrepreneurship school with one of its co-founders as “headmaster.” The District will offer a repeating six-week entrepreneurship course of nighttime classes. Geekdom co-founder Nick Longo founded the new school to teach students “about the entrepreneur’s toolbox and how to use those tools effectively,” he told Startups San Antonio.Cost for Geekdom members will be $299, $499 for nonmembers. There are 100 available slots for the three cohorts scheduled in 2019. The first class of 36 students debuts Feb. 4, 2019. To get on the application list, email TheDistrict@geekdom.com or visit The District’s website.The course will take place in the newly renovated basement in the Rand Building on Houston Street. Geekdom CEO David Garcia explained how Geekdom's basement...