About CivTechSA

Who We Are

The CivTechSA Program is a partnership between San Antonio’s Office of Innovation and Geekdom, a co-working space and leader within the local entrepreneur and technology communities.


We work with students, entrepreneurs, and the City to find real, impactful solutions to current civic challenges, all while investing in the future growth of San Antonio’s startup and technology communities.


We are dedicated to building a city of problem solvers and are actively growing the startup and technology ecosystems in San Antonio.

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The Goals

Activate and grow the entrepreneur and technology communities in San Antonio with the City and students to create a city of problem solvers.


By bringing our academic and innovation communities together to solve civic challenges, CivTechSA will draw in and develop business opportunities and job creation, while students gain necessary skills for the future—ultimately building a dynamic tech-talent pipeline
in San Antonio.

Our Mission

We connect students, companies, and the tech community with the City to solve community challenges and grow civically-minded tech talent.

Meet The Team

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Leslie Chasnoff

Program Manager


Favorite thing about San Antonio: I admire the preservation of history San Antonio maintains as the city innovates and grows, as well as the emphasis on community and collaboration.

Special Program(s): 6-12 Grade Education, Entrepreneur Program, Residency Program

Rhiannon Pape

Rhiannon Pape

Research & Development Specialist

City of San Antonio, Office of Innovation

Favorite thing about San Antonio: Everything! I am native to SA and I have lived in a couple of different places since college, but quickly realized my passion for making a positive impact in my hometown.


Eddie Johnson III

Innovation Specialist

City of San Antonio, Office of Innovation

Favorite thing about San Antonio: It’s a big city, with a small town feel. I’m also excited about the direction San Antonio is moving socially and economically, by connecting our communities through collaborative ideation and ingenuity.

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