A local nonprofit has made waves in the San Antonio tech scene and was awarded the San Antonio Business Journal's tech Flash Titans award for its work. Eric Bell, Group 42's Vice President of Corporate Development, serves on Tech Bloc's board. Tech Bloc is a nonprofit activating San Antonio's tech industry as one voice to support public and private work needed to build a robust tech economy for SA into the 21st century.
On Dec. 10, the San Antonio Business Journal wrote:
"The San Antonio Business Journal recognized its 2015 Tech Flash Titans Awards winners during an evening event Dec. 9 at the McNay Art Museum. More than 300 people from the tech community came out to honor 15 winners — consisting of people and organizations — in 10 categories meant to reflect the broad spectrum of tech-based activity in the Alamo City.
"Tech Bloc is a tech- and urban-centric organization seeking to position San Antonio to better compete internationally as a tech city. A voice for the technology ecosystem in San Antonio, Tech Bloc is uniting students, workers, job creators and urbanists to promote technology education, innovation, job growth and entrepreneurship. Tech Bloc works with regional leaders to enhance San Antonio's urban livability and improve its attractiveness as a career destination for creative-class workers and entrepreneurs.
"Since its inception in May , Tech Bloc has created a movement that has energized and unified a large portion of San Antonio's technology community. Following decisions by rideshare service companies to not comply with city of San Antonio operating requirements, Tech Bloc rallied pro-rideshare interests across the community and became a key stakeholder in bringing various interests back into negotiations."