Rackspace Startup Program: Looking Back at 2011

Filed in Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna | December 29, 2011 11:10 am

It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups! Enough so that the company launched the Rackspace Startup Program[1] this year and we’re committed to helping entrepreneurs drive the next generation of businesses by providing Cloud Computing[2] hosting and coaching through select incubators, accelerators, investors and others who share our passion for startups. We are now over 30+ partners and 300+ companies strong in the program and growing. Every day, we meet these great startups that join the program and work hand in hand with our key partners in the startup community.

It was March of this year that the Rackspace Startup Program[3] was officially launched. Since then, we have traveled the globe in search of startups, had many opportunities to attend startup events, build relationships with our key partners and tell the world about all of the fantastic companies in the program. Let’s take a look back at 2011 and revisit the adventures that the Space Cowboys participated in and some of the program companies that were highlighted through the year:

April 2011
Rackspace Salutes Startup America[4]

May 2011
Shoot, Fire, Aim: 3 Day Startup & the Rackspace Startup Program[5]
Do More Faster…TechStars Philosophies on Startups
Defending the Title in Vegas, King of the Apps[6]

June 2011
The Rackspace Startup Program “Space Cowboys” go to Washington DC
Universities Team Up With the Rackspace Startup Program[7]
TechStars Boston Demos Its 2011 Class[8]

July 2011
Calling All Entrepreneurs…Rackspacestartups.com Is Here![9]
Grow Faster with the Rackspace Startup Program [10]

August 2011
Startup Spotlight on Dishcrawl [11]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Forecast [12]
TechStars Boulder 2011 Goes Primetime  [13]
My Health on the Go Visits the Rackspace Startup Program[14]
500 Startups Demo Day: Events, Karaoke & the Rackspace Startup Program [15]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: SeatGeek[16]
Canada Rising  [17]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Welcu.com[18]

September 2011
500 Startups Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple [19]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: The Next 36[20]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on Will Call [21]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: ATX Startup Week featuring Capital Factory’s Demo Day[22]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on General Assembly [23]
Rackspace Welcomes TechStars Cloud to San Antonio[24]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: ecomom [25]

October 2011
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Storymix Media[26]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: YouGotListings[27]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Masterbranch[28]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: myTab[29]

November 2011
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Friendo[30]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Tutorspree[31]
Building a Startup the 3 Day Startup Way (Involves a lot of Caffeine)[32]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Mailgun[33]

December 2011
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: FastCustomer[34]
A Day for Startups at the Rackspace San Francisco Office with Robert Scoble, Eric Ries and John Engates[35]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Kinvey – The First Backend as a Service (BaaS)[36]
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: PayPerks[37]

When it comes to the startup community, you will find the Rackspace Startup Program[1] working side by side with startups. You will see us at demo day.  You will find us speaking in front of a group of entrepreneurs. And you will see startup companies visiting the Rackspace headquarters.  What does all this mean to entrepreneurs?  It shows companies that we are not only committed to world class Cloud Computing, we are also committed to the success of each startup company.  It’s been a great year and we are looking forward to providing more rocket fuel for startups in 2012. After all, we’re a startup, too…Happy New Years from the Space Cowboys and the Rackspace Startup Program!

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Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace Startup Program: http://rackspacestartups.com/
  2. Cloud Computing: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/what_is_cloud_computing/
  3. Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/03/11/the-rackspace-startup-program/
  4. Rackspace Salutes Startup America: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/04/21/rackspace-salutes-startup-america/
  5. Shoot, Fire, Aim: 3 Day Startup & the Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/05/04/shoot-fire-aim-3-day-startup-the-rackspace-startup-program/
  6. Defending the Title in Vegas, King of the Apps: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/05/20/defending-the-title-in-vegas-king-of-the-apps/
  7. Universities Team Up With the Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/06/09/universities-team-up-with-the-rackspace-startup-program/
  8. TechStars Boston Demos Its 2011 Class: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/06/17/techstars-boston-demo-day-2011/
  9. Calling All Entrepreneurs…Rackspacestartups.com Is Here!: http://207.97.206.44/cloud/blog/2011/07/19/calling-all-entrepreneurs-rackspacestartups-com-is-here/
  10. Grow Faster with the Rackspace Startup Program : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/07/28/grow-faster-with-the-rackspace-startup-program/
  11. Startup Spotlight on Dishcrawl : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/02/startup-spotlight-dishcrawl/
  12. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Forecast : http://www.wip.rackspacecloud.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/10/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-forecast/
  13. TechStars Boulder 2011 Goes Primetime  : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/12/techstars-boulder-2011-goes-primetime/
  14. My Health on the Go Visits the Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/16/my-health-on-the-go-visits-the-rackspace-startup-program/
  15. 500 Startups Demo Day: Events, Karaoke & the Rackspace Startup Program : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/17/500-startups-demo-day-events-karaoke-the-rackspace-startup-program/
  16. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: SeatGeek: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/23/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-seatgeek/
  17. Canada Rising  : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/29/canada-rising/
  18. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Welcu.com: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/08/31/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-welcu-com/
  19. 500 Startups Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/02/500-startups-takes-a-bite-out-of-the-big-apple/
  20. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: The Next 36: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/06/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-the-next-36/
  21. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on Will Call : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/09/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-will-call/
  22. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: ATX Startup Week featuring Capital Factory’s Demo Day: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/13/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-atx-startup-week-featuring-capital-factory-demo-day/
  23. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on General Assembly : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/16/spotlight-general-assembly/
  24. Rackspace Welcomes TechStars Cloud to San Antonio: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/20/rackspace-welcomes-techstars-cloud-to-san-antonio/
  25. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: ecomom : http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/09/27/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-ecomom/
  26. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Storymix Media: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/10/04/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-storymix-media/
  27. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: YouGotListings: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/10/13/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-yougotlistings/
  28. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Masterbranch: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/10/20/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-masterbranch/
  29. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: myTab: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/10/27/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-mytab-2/
  30. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Friendo: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/11/03/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-friendeo/
  31. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Tutorspree: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/11/10/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-tutorspree/
  32. Building a Startup the 3 Day Startup Way (Involves a lot of Caffeine): http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/11/17/building-a-startup-the-3-day-startup-way-involves-a-lot-of-caffeine/
  33. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Mailgun: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/11/23/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-mailgun/
  34. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: FastCustomer: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/12/02/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-fastcustomer/
  35. A Day for Startups at the Rackspace San Francisco Office with Robert Scoble, Eric Ries and John Engates: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/12/08/a-day-for-startups-at-the-rackspace-san-francisco-office/
  36. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: Kinvey – The First Backend as a Service (BaaS): http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/12/15/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-kinvey-the-first-backend-as-a-service-baas/
  37. Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: PayPerks: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/12/22/rackspace-startup-program-spotlight-payperks/

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