San Antonio is Becoming a Startup Hub!
Great article in the Atlantic Cities -- contrasts Austin with San Antonio, on the eve of the SXSW Festival for interactive design and media, music and arts, noting that San Antonio has become a center for tech industries. San Antonio is home to the Air Force division charged with cyber-security, a growing number of biotechnology and cyber-security firms, Rackspace Hosting and Geekdom. Geekdom is home to many tech start-ups and designers, and the article highlights a newer group called ParLevel Systems, a computer program that can track vending machine sales to alert owners of when machines need restocking and/or have expired items. The startup is part of the TechStars program and has received funding.
The article also mentions another Geekdom startup, TrueAbility, which has developed a program to test IT skills of applicants to give companies more useful skills information of potential employees.
The article notes that San Antonio is trying to anchor a tech district downtown to attract young professionals and dispel the myth that it is just a tourism town.