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Community Fund

The Community Fund provides initial seed funding to help startups gain traction in the marketplace. Its intent is to accelerate the growth of members’ new businesses and companies in San Antonio’s emerging downtown ecosystem.




The Community Fund will release a single $25,000 to one eligible Geekdom member.  Geekdom members who are in good standing , have been a member for at least 90 days, have a legally formed company, and are contributing members to the community are eligible to apply.

As with any new program, we are always open to feedback on how to improve for our community. We have listened and because of your feedback, we have decided to make a change to the Community Fund for the remainder of the year. Instead of providing a monthly investment of $10,000, we are going to have a quarterly investment opportunity of $25,000! This is exciting news for companies that are growing and are looking for an initial investment. To get started, members must first apply online.  Once the application period is closed, a group of top finalists will be selected from the eligible submissions to advance to the next stage.  Those finalists will then pitch their businesses to the Community Fund Selection Panel.  Each finalist is allowed five minutes to present their business idea, product, or service with an additional five minutes allotted for Q&As.  One company is then be selected to earn $25,000.

Judges

Dax Moreno

COO, ReadItFor.me

Chris Burney

Executive Director, Alamo Angels

Cat Dizon

COO, Active Capital

Drue Placette

Entrepreneur

Luis Martinez

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Trinity University

Marcus Robertson

Co-Founder TrueAbility

Sally Aguilar-Robertson

Co-Founder Workery/Business Analyst at Pecan Street Capital

Timeline:

Accepting  Applications Now!
November 4th – Application Closes
November 6th – Top Finalist Selected
November 14th – Pitch Competition
November 15th – Winner Revealed

Please see our FAQs for more information.  Those interested in applying who are not Geekdom members may join the workspace through our community membership.



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