Technology & Entrepreneurship

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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. 

NASA

"We're not the one with the monkeys," goes the joke from Southwest Research Institute staff when talking to stakeholders or describing themselves to San Antonians.

They are distinguishing themselves from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the other prominent independent research organization on a patch of land near Interstate 410 and Culebra. 

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