Dirk Elmendorf (Co-founder Rackspace, Investor)

Geekdom 112 East Pecan, 11th floor 78205 San Antonio San Antonio
Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 6:00 PM (CST)

About this event

Dirk Elmendorf moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University.  He graduated with a BA in Economics in 1997.  After helping to start a very small computer consulting company, he stumbled onto the idea that would change his life.  Along with two other Trinity students, Dirk co-founded Rackspace Managed Hosting in 1999.  Rackspace is currently the world’s largest hosting and cloud company with a market cap of over 7 billion dollars.  Dirk left Rackspace in 2009 to get back to his start up roots.  In addition to advising several startups, Dirk currently runs TruckingOffice - an online application built to manage small trucking companies.   He is also active in promoting math, science, and technology education through the 80/20 Foundation and the Witte Museum. The evening will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with pizza, beer and soda and networking. At 7:00 p.m. we will have a fireside chat with Dirk Elmendorf, one of the co-founders of Rackspace. He now runs his own startup and has created a makerspace in San Antonio.

Speaker

  • Dirk Elmendorf

    Dirk Elmendorf

    Co-founder Rackspace, Investor

    Dirk Elmendorf moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University. He graduated with a BA in Economics in 1997. After helping to start a very small computer consulting company, he stumbled onto the idea that would change his life. Along with two other Trinity students, Dirk co-founded Rackspace Managed Hosting in 1999. Rackspace is currently the world’s largest hosting and cloud company with a market cap of over 7 billion dollars. Dirk left Rackspace in 2009 to get back to his start up roots. In addition to advising several startups, Dirk currently runs TruckingOffice - an online application built to manage small trucking companies. He is also active in promoting math, science, and technology education through the 80/20 Foundation and the Witte Museum.

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  • When

    Tuesday, Nov 12
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Where

    Geekdom
    112 East Pecan, 11th floor
    78205 San Antonio

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    • Matthew Espinoza

      Matthew Espinoza

      Startup Grind San Antonio

      San Antonio Director

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    • Delano Covarrubias

      Delano Covarrubias

      Startup Grind

      Chapter Co-Director

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