The Empire Theater will come alive with a different kind of stage show Wednesday morning. The orchestra seats will be filled with an audience of VC and angel investors, Rackspace founders, and locals who made highly profitable early bets on the hosting company. All will be there hoping to watch the curtain rise on the next big thing.
Taking the stage will be the creative forces behind 11 startup companies who were selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to spend three months in TechStar Cloud in San Antonio, a newly established technology business accelerator located in Geekdom at the Weston Centre. TechStars, based in Boulder, also operates in Boston, Seattle and New York. Graham Weston and Pat Condon, two of the Rackspace founders, made the investment to establish TechStars for the first time in a city not known as a hi tech hub.