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Startup Grind San Antonio Hosts Patrick Condon (Co-founder Rackspace, Investor)

Startup Grind

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

San Antonio , TX

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Patrick Condon , Co-founder Rackspace, Investor

Patrick Condon is one of the cofounders of Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio based hosting company that has grown to $1 billion in revenue. At Rackspace, Condon has held all kinds of leadership positions in marketing, customer care, and business development. Condon attended both Trinity University and Santa Clara University. He received a BA in Finance from Santa Clara University. Today, Condon spends most of his time helping startups. He was instrumental at Rackspace in the acquisition of Webmail.us, an email company in 2007. It was Rackspace's first acquisition. Rackspace went on to buy Slicehost and Jungle Disk a year later. Condon is actively involved in San Antonio's technology entrepreneurial ecosystem and Rackspace's Startup Program. He has served as a mentor at 3 Day Startup San Antonio, High School Startup, TechStars Cloud and at Geekdom, the collaborative workspace in San Antonio. Pat is also an active angel investor. He has invested in companies like Austin-based Greenling, which delivers organic local produce to homeowners, TrueAbility, a technical testing startup, ParLevel Systems, a vending machine system company and ZippyKid, a WordPress hosting company, all based at Geekdom. He focuses on early-stage Software-as-a-Service companies that serve small businesses and freelancers. And this little nugget comes from David Cohen, founder of a TechStars, in a blog post: "Pat’s guilty pleasure is the television show Wipeout, he once paddled 200 miles non-stop in a canoe, and he has an incredibly sensitive sense of smell." Pizza and beer at 6 p.m. Interview at 7 p.m. Special thanks to venue sponsor: Geekdom In an interview with Rackspace, Condon gave the following advice to startups.

  1. Do more with less
  2. Defy conventional wisdom
  3. Stay very focused; be narrow and deep
  4. Build something you call actually sell
  5. Don’t raise money until you absolutely have to
  6. Know yourself and your team, and be honest about what you are good at and not good at

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

Laura Lorek, Director of Startup Grind San Antonio

Laura Lorek is the founder of Silicon Hills News, an online technology news site covering entrepreneurs and companies in the Austin and San Antonio region. Founded in 2011, SHN won a New Media Women Entrepreneur grant to provide seed stage funding to launch the site, which now has a staff of five reporters and is growing dramatically.  She also launched Slice of Silicon Hills News, an online Web show, which spotlights a local technology startup every Friday. Previously, she worked as a senior writer covering technology and business news at the San Antonio Express-News, a senior writer for Interactive Week Magazine and a specialty writer and technology columnist at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Laura is interested in startups, entrepreneurship, technology and storytelling. She is a slow but determined runner who completed the Chicago Marathon in 2012 and has done 8 half marathons , 4 sprint triathlons and plans to run the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon in July.  She lives in Wimberley, in the Texas Hill Country, with her husband, Charlie, teenage son, Teddy, and two Labradors, Apollo and Zeus.

Email: lauralorek@gmail.com | Twitter: @SiliconHillsNew

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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Geekdom
112 East Pecan, 11th floor
San Antonio , TX 78205

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)


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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

For more information visit www.StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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