Samuel Maverick may have been born in South Carolina, but he is forever associated with the Alamo City.
He practiced law in Texas and in 1839 was elected mayor of San Antonio. During his one-year term, he also acted as a city treasurer and a precinct justice of the peace. A land baron and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, his name is the source of the term “maverick,” someone who is “independently minded.” Maverick refused to brand his cattle, and over time, unbranded cattle that were not part of the herd came to be labeled “mavericks.”
Not many may recognize that San Antonio has a thriving downtown tech district. Well, we’re mavericks determined to distinguish ourselves from the herd mentality of anonymous steel-lined downtown canyons that could be anywhere in the U.S.
Tech Bloc is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to supporting San Antonio tech companies with a united voice. Stakeholders work together to build a robust tech economy and ensure that we have a vibrant city for the more than 5,000 local tech workers and employees.
Our tech industry leaders work together to create a city core that will be attractive for people moving here and for our grown children to stay, where we want to live and work. Supported by the forward-thinking leadership and financial support from Bexar County, we launched this website to showcase San Antonio’s tech sector growth in a city possessing a distinct historical legacy and cultural heritage.
If you live, work, learn, or play in San Antonio, you’ll discover a downtown with a unique sense of place you won’t find anywhere else.
For our tech workforce, we offer a city that is over 300 years old, yet one that eagerly works with our emerging innovators to embrace Smart Cities technologies. Our Hispanic culture, arts scene, neighborhoods, and growing culinary scene offer an exciting mix of amenities for those looking to call San Antonio home.
For business leaders, we have a progressive city and county strategy that supports tech businesses with economic incentives for businesses to hire and help grow San Antonio’s tech talent base. You can learn more here.
We hope you’ll join us in San Antonio and consider becoming a member of our tech community. If you’d like to receive weekly updates on the latest in San Antonio’s tech scene, you can subscribe here.
You can reach out to us here if you’d like to start a conversation. We hope to see you in San Antonio soon.