Last year, we released the Texas Startup Manifesto and announced our plans to expand our Accelerator program to include Dallas with a presence at The DEC. In October we announced our $100,000 Dallas Investment Challenge and then in November the $100,000 Houston Investment Challenge. Last Tuesday, we drove to Geekdom in San Antonio with a bus full of investors, mentors and entrepreneurs and chose Easy Expunctions as the winner of our $100,000 San Antonio Investment Challenge.
Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in Texas banded together to give one startup from San Antonio a $100,000 investment to try and change the world. Any tech or consumer startup in the South Texas area could apply to pitch. We had over 100 startups apply and narrowed it down to six finalists: CityFlag, dearduck, Easy Expunctions, eLumicor, Medspoke and Neuscience.
After hours of pitches, one-on-one meetings, and deliberation, our Mentors made the decision to offer Easy Expunctions a $100,000 investment to change the world.
Easy Expunctions leverages technology to assure our customers a clear and cost-effective solution to clearing criminal records.
CityFlag, dearduck, eLumicor, Medspoke and Neuscience will all receive invitations to join the Capital Factory Accelerator. A 6-month program that focuses on helping startups raise funding and increase customer growth. We provide these startups with coworking space, hosting credits, investor relations, and access to a mentor network of the top entrepreneurs and angel investors in Texas.
We were fortunate to have an incredible partner to work with on this initiative. Geekdom has been leading the charge to energize the San Antonio tech and startup scene since the very beginning and is probably the largest community of entrepreneurs in Texas.
“One of our top priorities is to attract more capital for early stage technology companies in San Antonio so that they don’t need to move somewhere else,” said David Garcia, CEO of Geekdom, “It is our pleasure to welcome Capital Factory to San Antonio and introduce them South Texas’ best entrepreneurs.”
This Capital Factory investment challenge is funded by the Capital Factory Partners Fund, a group of the most active mentors and angel investors in our network. To see the complete list of Capital Factory Partners, see the Mentors page of our website.
About Easy Expunctions
Easy Expunctions leverages technology to assure our customers a clear and cost-effective solution to clearing criminal records. We seek to inform and empower people interacting with the criminal justice system, and create a fast-track to justice with guaranteed results.
About Capital Factory
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, mentorship, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.
The Texas Startup Manifesto
Texas is the most promising technology investment opportunity in the United States and Capital Factory is going to turbocharge it. Already the 10th largest economy in the world, there is still untapped potential and more growth in its future. By connecting Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and the rest of the state into a Texas Startup Megatropolis we can unlock billions of dollars in capital and unleash thousands of diverse entrepreneurs.
Geekdom is a collaborative coworking space in San Antonio, Texas, and the heartbeat of the startup ecosystem.
Like a Gym Membership for Geeks: Our mission is to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, and creativity, develop talents, and connect to a community of like-minded people. Geekdom has locations in San Antonio & San Francisco and was founded by Graham Weston the Chairman of Rackspace Hosting & Nicholas Longo the Founder of CoffeeCup Software.
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