These are the influencers who are charting a new course in some of the most exciting and vibrant up-and-coming cities in America. They are living the lives of modern pioneers, exploring new territories and paving a nontraditional road.
How old do you have to be to learn about technology? Or to learn how to start a company? Cristal Glangchai believes you can't start soon enough. As the founder and CEO of VentureLab, Cristal is bringing innovative entrepreneurship education programs to kids as young as 5 and teaching them that technology is the key to the 21st century. She's particularly passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to enter and succeed in technical and entrepreneurial fields. VentureLab strives to create a friendly environment where young people can innovate, create and discover their potential.
The Side Streets of San Antonio
Geekdom is like a gym for startup-minded individuals – pay a monthly fee to enter a co-working space with a twist. Its mission is to provide an environment that will empower and inspire innovators to transform the world. Every day entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, makers and creatives gather to feed off each other to build businesses and other cool things. Mentorship is a big part of Geekdom with a healthy focus on imparting knowledge to help young people learn the ropes. It's a place where like-minded people collaborate and build startup ideas together.Geekdom, 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX
Take classic dishes inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Asian cooking; add some Southwest flair and serve it all with a healthy dose of fun and you get Hot Joy. Deliciousness is all that matters as Hot Joy has combined cultures and flavors to make a one-of-a-kind experience. The place really gets hopping after 11 pm when cooks from other local restaurants swing by after their closing time for late night snacks and great times.Hot Joy, 1014 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
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