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Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence. A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some […]

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Port San Antonio Considers Innovation Center on Former Air Force Base

San Antonio—As one business development group begins work on a new “innovation center” for life science and tech startups near downtown San Antonio, TX, another Alamo City organization has said it may develop a second innovation and education center in the southwest part of town. Port San Antonio, which was established as a public entity […]

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GenCure Plans Adult Stem Cell Lab at San Antonio “Innovation Center”

San Antonio—GenCure, a subsidiary of life sciences nonprofit BioBridge Global, expects to open a biomanufacturing laboratory this year at a new “innovation center” that’s being developed by VelocityTX in San Antonio. GenCure is a regenerative medicine-focused organization that accepts and stores bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, which it uses to produce adult stem cells […]

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Mission Edge Taps 10 Businesses for “Social Enterprise” Accelerator

Mission Edge, a nonprofit organization backed by the San Diego Foundation and three corporations, has chosen 10 companies and organizations to participate in a 12-week program intended to improve each entity’s financial performance, and thereby long-term sustainability. Called the Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL), the program has previously taken place twice. SAIL’s sponsors […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Bento, MassChallenge, Apprenti, DUST, Chaossearch

[Updated 11/16/18, 2:15 pm. see below] Accelerators and apprenticeships, venture deals and partnerships. Here’s a roundup of Boston technology news bits from the week. Read on: —Nonprofit tech accelerator MassChallenge is toying with launching a for-profit entity to help alumni of the program “further accelerate their growth.” It’s unclear what form that entity might take, […]

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Icon Snags $9M for Tech to Print 3D Homes in 24 Hours for $4,000

Austin—Icon Technology, a company that builds 3D-printed homes and was permitted to construct its first home in Austin, TX, earlier this year, has closed a $9 million seed round of funding. The company plans to use some of the money to continue building homes in the U.S. and in the developing world, where it is […]

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IDonate Raises Millions to Help Its Nonprofit Customers Do the Same

Dallas—iDonate, which makes software designed to help nonprofits better connect with donors, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding. The round is led by PerformanceEdge Partners, a venture capital firm focused on software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses based in Scottsdale, AZ, and includes additional funding from existing and new investors such as the Fort Worth, […]

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MassChallenge Awards $510K to Eight Startups in Texas Accelerator

Austin—[Updated 2:11 p.m. See below.] MassChallenge gave out $510,000 in cash to eight startups Wednesday, including to six early stage companies from Texas. During an award ceremony in Austin, two hometown companies won $100,000 each, the top awards of the night. Environmental Quality Operations, or EQO, has developed a bioengineered diagnostic technology to “detect, monitor, […]

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EPIcenter Developing Energy Incubator, Think Tank in San Antonio

San Antonio—[Corrected 2:28 p.m. See below.] On the south end of downtown San Antonio, in a 108-year-old power plant that was decommissioned in 2003, a nonprofit has plans to establish a think tank, incubator, and exhibit space that will advocate for innovation in clean energy. Called EPIcenter, the organization is redeveloping the power plant into […]

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Northrop Grumman Adds to Growing Cybersecurity Hub in San Antonio

San Antonio—Northrop Grumman, the military contractor that makes everything from cybersecurity systems to fighter planes, has signed a five-year lease on a new property at Port San Antonio, where officials are trying to entice more cybersecurity businesses to move. Northrop (NYSE: NOC) is going to occupy a 7,700 square-foot building at the Port, which was […]

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