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An Open Invitation to “Cracking the Innovation Code” of San Antonio, Texas

The capital of Texas is another hotbed of start-up entrepreneurship, and Israeli firms are invited to present their ideas
Students chat at a conference in San Antonio, Texas in January (Photo credit: Courtesy)
Students chat at a conference in San Antonio, Texas in January (Photo credit: Courtesy)

Today, on behalf of the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Office, I attended the “Cracking the Innovation Code” during the 5th Cities Summit / Tel Aviv.

In the video above, Hila Oren, CEO and Founder of Global Tel Aviv, extended a personal invitation to our Mayor, Ivy R. Taylor, to come to Israel for next year’s summit.

The Summit’s goal is to bring together a group of city administrators and entrepreneurs from all over the world to discuss and analyze the growing trends in today’s technological innovations, and to provide guests with all the essential tools, knowledge and expertise which will help their cities flourish.

The programming during the day focused on the “City-Code” – with insights from thought leaders representing Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, and Tel Aviv, plus social and business startups from around the world.

Throughout the day, I kept thinking about having lived in San Antonio for 28 years and watching its evolution, the revitalizing of downtown, our tech-focused collaborative workspace, Geekdom, and our own city’s resource for small businesses and startups, CafeCommerce.

I asked myself, what is San Antonio’s “City-Code?”

My take?

San Antonio represents the future demography of the United States; one that is mostly Hispanic.  It’s a sneak peek at the America of tomorrow.

If you are looking to experiment, and want an insight into what represents the next 20 + years in the U.S., I’d like to extend a personal invitation to visit our city and see what could be next.

Email me:  alan at weinkrantz dot com and I will make sure you get connected to the right people, the right places, the right institutions, and a nice cold bottle of Alamo Beer.

About the Author
Alan Weinkrantz is a Tech PR / Startup Communications advisor to Israeli and U.S. companies, and is the Brand Ambassador and Senior Advisor for James Brehm & Associates, one of the leading IoT (Internet of Things) strategy and consulting firms.
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