Wednesday, May 17, 2017

National, Local Tech Giants Meet in San Antonio for Informational Discussion - 1871 CEO Howard Tullman

National, Local Tech Giants Meet in San Antonio for Informational Discussion

San Antonio –SWEB Development brought together local technology and business leaders to hear from Howard Tullman, the CEO of 1871 in Chicago.  1871 was started in 2012 and has grown into the hub for Chicago’s thriving technology and entrepreneurial system.  Sweb Development organized the event to drive a conversation with our local tech leaders about the value of incubation and how to best structure such an effort for success in San Antonio.

Magaly Chocano, Founder and CEO of SWEB Development says “I’m glad Howard was able to come down and share his experiences and insights into what has worked best for them at 1871.  Our thriving tech community continues to grow and will play such an important role in shaping the future of San Antonio.”

The roundtable discussion was attended by well-respected San Antonio leaders, including Judge Nelson Wolff, David Heard, Dirk Elmendorf, and more. The wide ranging discussion focused on the power of incubators, best practices in the tech start-up community, and how to best direct economic development in technology.

Howard Tullman says “It is impressive to see what San Antonio’s tech community has been doing over the past several years to position itself for success as a technology hub.  I wanted to come down and see for myself who the industry leaders and dreamers are so I can share some of our successes and best practices at 1871.  I feel we can be a great model for others to learn from and follow.”

The conversation continues and the tech community that attended the event can further plan, strategize, and implement the actions needed to keep the technology industry in San Antonio moving forward.

About SWEB Development
SWEB Development, a full service digital agency that translates your brand from an analog to a digital environment, in the fullest sense of the word, is about more than just schlepping elements from one medium to another. It’s about adapting your message, values, properties, and style from one environment to the next in the most organic and integral way possible. At SWEB, we listen, learn, dig, and roll up our sleeves to work side-by-side with our clients to build brand experiences that truly connect people, both online and in real time.

About 1871

1871 is the home of nearly 500 early-stage, high-growth digital startups and more than 1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Visit for more information. Located in a 145,000 square-foot space over four floors in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has more than 400 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 80 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible. For more on our partners, visit, or become a partner by reaching out to

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