Technology & Entrepreneurship

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It might seem strange that a bunch of San Antonio Tech names -- Graham Weston, Lew Moorman, Dirk Elmendorf, etc -- are fronting the money for a new music festival. But Botánica Music Festival Co-founder David Heard says they see it as celebrating San Antonio as well as investing in millennial talent.

He recounted a story where he recently tried to recruit a 22-year-old tech worker from Atlanta.

Scaleworks, or the Scaleworks Fund, is a $60 million pot of money that former Rackspace President, now Scaleworks General Partner, Lew Moorman and Ed Byrne have been using to purchase software companies, relocate them to San Antonio, and try to grow them rapidly...or as the name says, scale them.

Brandon Watts http://bit.ly/1gXUTNn

A study published today by the New America Foundation uses San Antonio as a one of three models for success to be emulated. 

Paul Flahive

The second of the Centers for Applied Science & Technology announced more details in its collaboration with Southwest Independent School District and Palo Alto College. Now known as CAST Stem, it is the second school in the network started by H-E-B CEO Charles Butt that partners with public school districts. 

Unlike CAST Tech, the in-district charter with SAISD that focuses on internet technology, coding, and entrepreneurship, organizers say CAST STEM will focus on engineering, energy technology and advanced manufacturing.

For the past six months, I've been checking in with Hunter Waite. He's a Southwest Research Institute planetary scientist, and a principal investigator on the Cassini spacecraft. 

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