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What changed in San Antonio’s innovation ecosystem in 2022?
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What changed in San Antonio’s innovation ecosystem in 2022?

What a difference a year makes. The San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Map represents a somewhat sequential startup life cycle. This macro-level graphic lists local entrepreneurial resources available in San Antonio throughout a founder’s journey, from a student interested in starting a company to a CEO looking for investment to scale operations.Compared with our first map version (which showed the startup resources in San Antonio from February to November 2018), San Antonio has since added many programs, organizations, and stakeholders supporting local startup activity.Many date Geekdom’s 2011 opening as the start of San Antonio’s downtown tech scene. These efforts at building programs and mentoring resources for startups continue to this day.How long does it take to create a s...
Geekdom aims to launch 500 new startups in San Antonio
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Geekdom aims to launch 500 new startups in San Antonio

Geekdom — a technology-centric co-working space — shared milestones from its first 10 years in operation to convey how it has fostered the growing startup economy in San Antonio.Entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Weston and entrepreneur and mentor Nick Longo launched Geekdom in 2011. Located on Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the co-working community was the first in San Antonio focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs refine their ideas into thriving businesses. Today, the co-working community has over 1,300 members and 50 office spaces. Geekdom offers a variety of programs designed to help first-time founders learn how to incubate and refine ideas into a successful startup.Over the past 10 years, Geekdom has helped founders build successful new comp...
Wrapping up 2020: How Did San Antonio’s Startup Ecosystem Change?
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Wrapping up 2020: How Did San Antonio’s Startup Ecosystem Change?

San Antonio's entrepreneurial ecosystem has evolved in 2020, but our predictions at the end of 2019 certainly didn't account for a global pandemic.What has changed in San Antonio's startup ecosystem since the beginning of 2020?We've been tracking San Antonio's startup landscape to maintain the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Map (an entrepreneurial 'life cycle' graphic listing local resources for those interested in the startup life) since our first map version (February to November 2018). We noted five significant trends emerging in San Antonio over the past year. 1. There's venture funding for San Antonio startups "Startups end the year in a surprising deal frenzy."It's the fitting headline of a December New York Times article on startup investing trends. Investors ...
How the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Has Changed in 2020
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How the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Has Changed in 2020

What a difference a year makes. While San Antonio's entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown in 2020, our predictions at the end of 2019 didn't include a global pandemic.The San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Map represents a somewhat sequential startup life cycle. This macro-level graphic lists local resources available in San Antonio throughout an entrepreneur's journey, from a student interested in starting a company to a CEO looking for investment to scale operations.Compared with our first map version (which showed the startup resources in San Antonio from February to November 2018), San Antonio has since added many programs, organizations, and stakeholders supporting local startup activity.What has changed in San Antonio's startup ecosystem since the beginning of 2020? We noted fou...
Four Ways the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Changed in 2019 + What to Watch For in 2020
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Four Ways the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Changed in 2019 + What to Watch For in 2020

There’s no doubt San Antonio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown in 2019.The San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Map represents a somewhat sequential startup life cycle. A macro-level view, the graphic lists local resources available throughout an entrepreneur’s journey from student to CEO to the need to scale for global growth.Compared with the first map version, which showed the startup resources in San Antonio from February to November 2018, San Antonio has since added programs, organizations, and stakeholders interested in supporting local startup activity.What changed in San Antonio’s startup ecosystem in 2019? We noted four significant trends to emerge over this past year. 1. More students eager to learn about startup life Comparing the ecosystem maps for San Antonio’s star...