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Food Startup Grain 4 Grain Wins $50,000 at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition
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Food Startup Grain 4 Grain Wins $50,000 at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition

As craft beer brewing grows in popularity, so does the staggering amount of leftover spent barley grains — over 6 billion pounds annually. That opportunity for food innovation is what drove Yoni Medhin and Matt Metchly to launch their low-carb spent barley flour company.Grain4Grain won the top prize of $50,000 Wednesday evening at Tech Fuel, San Antonio's largest, an equity-free cash-prize pitch competition for early-stage tech startups.  Launched by Tech Bloc, a San Antonio technology industry advocacy nonprofit, the three-tiered $100,000 competition is funded by Bexar County’s Innovation Fund to help emerging tech entrepreneurs launch innovative companies. Five judges with venture funding expertise questioned, then selected the $50,000 grand prize and $20,000 second-place winners...
Data Privacy Startup Rectify Wins $50K Prize at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition
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Data Privacy Startup Rectify Wins $50K Prize at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition

Data protection and privacy company Rectify won the top prize of $50,000 Tuesday evening at TechFuel. The pitch competition is San Antonio's largest, equity-free, three-tiered $100,000 cash-prize pitch competition open to early-stage tech startups.  Launched by  Tech Bloc, a San Antonio technology industry advocacy nonprofit, the competition is designed to help emerging tech entrepreneurs launch innovative companies and is funded by Bexar County’s Innovation Fund. During the event, a panel of five judges with venture funding expertise questioned, then selected the $50,000 grand prize winner. The remaining prize money was awarded based on votes from the audience in reaction to the pitches.Rectify was one of five San Antonio-based finalists out of 57 startups that applied to the pitc...
‘State of the Ecosystem’ Highlights Geekdom Roles, San Antonio’s Cyber Growth
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‘State of the Ecosystem’ Highlights Geekdom Roles, San Antonio’s Cyber Growth

Ask any startup company founder and almost all will agree it's best to exercise cautious optimism when starting a new business. That was the tone at the eight annual Geekdom State of the Ecosystem update given Tuesday morning at the Geekdom Event Centre. David Heard, chief executive of Tech Bloc and chief marketing officer at SecureLogix and Port San Antonio's new vice president for cybersecurity development Will Garrett joined Geekdom chief executive David Garcia to assess the past year for San Antonio and its technology community.You can see a copy of Geekdom's 2018 impact report here.San Antonio's economic disparities continue to pose challenges for residents. Median household income for San Antonio was $56,774 in 2017, the latest figures available. Part of the mission in buildi...
Tech2sDay July Event To Feature Alamo Angels Investor Network
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Tech2sDay July Event To Feature Alamo Angels Investor Network

The July 19 Tech2sDay  event will be a special networking opportunity for members of San Antonio's tech ecosystem. Tech Bloc has asked the Alamo Angels to attend, giving many the chance to meet some of San Antonio's most influential, active startup investors and learn more about how local angel investors qualify investment opportunities.RSVP for the event here which takes place July 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 5 Points Local. For those who RSVP the first drink is on the house and there will be food and music along with tech ecosystem networking.The Alamo Angels investment syndicate brings members together to pool resources and expertise for investments. In addition to capital investments, Alamo Angels provide access to educational and business development resources and high-value connec...