Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Updated 3:00 p.m.

Months of work come down to a five-minute pitch for six teams of undergrads competing in UTSA's annual Student Technology Venture Competition Tuesday. The competition means money and services for a nascent business.

Though working on their biomedical device since August, UTSA senior Madeleine Farrer says they feel good about their product and their pitch. "We spent a lot of time optimizing and analyzing -- doing risk analysis and things like that," Farrer says, "We're proud of it."

Phyllis Ingram pulls up the rear door on her SUV, leans in and starts pulling open cardboard boxes.

"This is how my arms get all banged up," says Ingram. "It's 75 for here, Steve?" she asks her husband.

It's a sunny day on San Antonio's South Side, and Ingram--who's with the League of Women Voters--is out delivering their Voters' Guide with her husband. 

Streaming Content Provider, Hulu, posted the first jobs they expect to come to San Antonio. There are eight jobs posted on the company's website ranging from Viewer Experience Advocate to Director of Viewer Experience Operations. 

Paul Flahive

Among the whir of computer fans, students are working to hold off a cyber attack that could derail their e-commerce business.

"Can someone SSH in and check if this is live?" asks Sarah Cuhna, a first year masters degree student at Brigham Young University.

Cuhna and seven other students on Team Autolock are furiously relaying information to one another, updating systems on their network, as the team is bombarded by hackers.  

"You're in? Fixed it!" Cuhna yells while high-fiving another student. 

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