We all wish we could be rock star web designers and developers, but there just isn’t enough time in the day. Wireframing is time-consuming and so is learning HTML5. Instead, you can call on Drifty, a new software studio based out of Madison, Wis. that makes easy-to-use cloud-based tools for developing mobile apps and websites using web technologies. The two apps, Codiqa and Jetstrap, are helping more than 150,000 users combined create apps and sites faster and more efficiently.
In 2012, TechStars, the global startup accelerator group founded by David Cohen and Brad Feld in Boulder, Colo., came to San Antonio with its first themed accelerator program: Cloud. It was hosted at Geekdom, the collaborative workspace for the tech savvy. TechStars Cloud came out of the gate with a dynamic group of startups including Cloudability, Conductrics, Distil, Emergent One, TempoDB and Vidmaker. This inaugural group of cloud-based startups was a hard act to follow for the 2013 class at TechStars Cloud…but that didn’t stop them from stepping out of the shadow of such stiff competition and into their own cloud spotlights.
Webster Hall, in the heart of NYC’s East Village, is a venue where several big names launched their careers, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Gun N’ Roses. Today, it’s the launch pad for 13 companies presenting their tech business concepts as part of the TechStars NYC Spring 2012 Class Demo Day.
In January 2012, entrepreneurs from all over the country arrived for the first ever TechStars Cloud accelerator hosted at Geekdom in the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. The program centered around startups working exclusively on cloud computing, cloud infrastructure and OpenStack. TechStars Cloud was completely focused on investing in and mentoring the best talent building businesses that fall within the cloud vertical. And the Rackspace Startup Program was there to welcome them to the Alamo City.
The Rackspace Startup Program is fortunate in the fact that we get to help entrepreneurs make their dreams come true daily. We have a wealth of world class accelerators as strategic partners who provide us with the cream of the crop startups for our program. It’s exciting to us when a world class accelerator comes to our home town to set up shop. San Antonio, TechStars Cloud is here with eleven companies making their dreams come true.
It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups! Enough so that the company launched the Rackspace Startup Program this year and we’re committed to helping entrepreneurs drive the next generation of businesses by providing Cloud Computing 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.
Building and operating a backend is really hard and time consuming. The Rackspace Startup Program is proud to introduce you to Kinvey, the first Backend as a Service (BaaS) that makes it ridiculously easy for developers to setup and operate a Cloud backend for their mobile apps. At Kinvey, they are motivated to take something that is really difficult and are making it easy and elegant for their customers to operate at scale and provide value to all their end users, which could potentially be billions of people.
The dozen TechStars startups had their big reveal on Wednesday to a packed crowd during a Demo Day at Boston’s Royale Nightclub. Diversity is probably the best word to describe the group. Participating startups included everything from gaming to SaaS to medical services and devices.