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Geekdom Launches 2021 Incubator Cohort

Geekdom has always been more than a coworking space. Our mission is to build San Antonio one startup at a time. We encourage startups, technology and entrepreneurship. Located in downtown San Antonio, Geekdom has been an incubator for amazing new companies since our start in October 2011.

 

Almost 10 years later, we launched our official Incubator program. This is a part-time, 12-month program designed around busy schedules. Participants include full-time students and hopeful entrepreneurs. Together, with experienced business mentors, they transform their ideas into companies that solve real problems. The Geekdom Incubator Program enhances local talent, encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and drives economic growth.

 

This 2-year pilot program is in partnership with the City of San Antonio (COSA), and supports a total of 6 teams working on civic technology companies. After securing an economic development grant from the City in November of 2019, Geekdom officially launched our first cohort in March 2020. 

 

Applications for the 2021 cohort opened in September 2020, and teams were selected and signed into the program December 2020. The official 2021 cohort kickoff call was held Thursday, January 7, 2021. Each participating team gets access to tools, quality mentorship, workshops, professional development, $40,000 in grant funding, and relationships with experts to help them solidify and grow key aspects of their business.

 

Meet the 2021 teams:

 

ADUs Built by You

A digital platform that guides homeowners in legally, safely, and affordably constructing Accessory Dwelling Units on their property, creating more affordable housing opportunities in San Antonio. Team members include Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez, Jose Antonio Herrera, and Mariano Garcia.

 

LocalSA

A digital platform to help local businesses source local, sell local, and contract local, building a bridge for COSA to procure local. Team members include Jason Chee and Sergio Rivas of 88pixels to-go.

 

Work In Industry Now (WIIN)

An application that aims to disrupt the traditional resume and cover letter process for students entering the workforce by matching them with employers based on interpersonal skills, personality traits, apprenticeships, and internships. Team members include Sandra Gonzalez-Lamb and Ajani Abdul-Khaliq.

 

For more information on the program, visit https://geekdom.com/incubator/.

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