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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2021
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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2021

Despite the widespread impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the broader San Antonio tech ecosystem made some gains in 2020. From the skyrocketing sales of Xenex’s germ-zapping robots and 6Connex's virtual event platform to the aspirational building of Port San Antonio’s Innovation Center to be completed by 2022, we experienced some growth during unprecedented times. During the third quarter of 2020, San Antonio experienced the highest growth rate in tech jobs in the country at 21 percent. We still have work to do, but take this as a vote for guarded optimism for a subset of all innovative activity in San Antonio — startups. Despite its lack of relative density, San Antonio's startup ecosystem shows signs of innovation across many different fields. You'll find on the 2021 list mor...
Retail Data Startup Scraffic Adds Drive-Thru Customer Tracking for Retailers
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Retail Data Startup Scraffic Adds Drive-Thru Customer Tracking for Retailers

Scraffic, a retail customer traffic-counting Software as a Service (SaaS) company, created a new drive-thru traffic tracking service after seeing for themselves the pandemic-induced shift in consumer traffic. During the retail closures of 2020, there was a 26% percent increase in drive-thru traffic in the quick-service restaurant or QSR space. "As the pandemic unfolded, we watched how the traffic in our customers' stores decreased dramatically, with those numbers falling to and staying at zero in the early days of the pandemic," Scraffic CEO John West said. "We knew some of these stores would never open again. It's been tough to watch, but we've had locations close." West and chief operating officer Ryan Ward launched their in-store customer tracking startup from Geekdom in 2016. Scr...
Startups Share Experiences from Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program
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Startups Share Experiences from Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program

The growth in entrepreneurially-minded founders developing new companies in San Antonio is driving demand for early-stage startup programs. In response, downtown San Antonio co-working space Geekdom launched its Pre-Accelerator program in April with six startups in its first cohort. The program is designed to prepare San Antonio startups for an accelerator or seed investment while learning from expert mentorship. Read more: Geekdom’s New Pre-Accelerator Program to Mentor 6 Startups The six teams will present at the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Demo Day May 31 at the Aztec Theater. Register at the event link for a free ticket. Each team will pitch for three to five minutes, answer questions, and receive feedback. The Alamo Angels have committed a $25,000 minimum early-stage financing equit...