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Geekdom studio during recorded program as part of the Innovation Rodeo.
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Eight teams from across the globe pitched their innovative ideas to transform the Air Force at the Geekdom studio in downtown San Antonio on Friday.

Courtesy of Geekdom

San Antonio City Council voted to fund a $250,000 grant to the for-profit, co-working space Geekdom on Thursday to pilot a civic technology incubator.

Courtesy Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III grew up in one of San Antonio's most crime-riddled neighborhoods and his middle-school years were turbulent, traumatic, and even violent. These trying times led Lorenzo to a dark place, until he made an active effort to improve his mental health as an adult.


Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Lorenzo Gomez is not a doctor, nor does he claim to be. The San Antonio tech industry advocate released his second book Tuesday, but it isn't about business or technology — it’s about mental health.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Josh Ramos, 20, is an entrepreneur who believes he’s created something that could make owning a gun much safer.

 


San Antonio startup promoter Lorenzo Gomez announced Monday plans to start a new company, which will initially focus on podcast and book production, in a release to Geekdom members.


Pingboard

San Antonio-based venture capital firm Active Capital invested $1 million in software company Pingboard.

The million dollar investment came during the third round of seed financing and is one of Active Capital’s largest, representing the majority of its $2.5 million. The deal was signed in mid May.


A new report shows a  growing San Antonio technology sector. The report called "Long Live The Geek:  charts the 5 year growth of one of the city's chief tech hubs, Geekdom.

Speaking at the annual "State of the Ecosystem" event Monday, Geekdom CEO Lorenzo Gomez says there are several highlights for him from the 5-year analysis of Geekdom: There are jobs in tech for everyone, a tech company can raise money in San Antonio, and more importantly cities should be taking note that small businesses generate more jobs.

Paul Flahive

In November, Nintendo immediately sold out of its NES mini, a throwback to its original 30-year-old gaming system. A San Antonio company is taking advantage of the resurgence in retro gaming systems.

For the past three years, Eli Galindo has been creating new games for old systems like the Sega Genesis the Original Nintendo, and this game called 'Dork And Ymp' on Super Nintendo. 

Eileen Pace / Texas Public Radio

Bexar County is teaming up with the local technology industry to help new tech-entrepreneurs get a start on their bright ideas. It’s a move to help grow the San Antonio tech economy, fueled by the county’s $1 million Innovation Fund.

Tech Bloc announced Tuesday a three-level cash-prize competition for new technology product developers.

Blake Yeager, a founding member of Tech Bloc, says there are several new tech developers in San Antonio that are good candidates for the competition, which will provide seed money to help them launch their products.

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