Iris Gonzalez founded Startups San Antonio in 2018 out of a passion for San Antonio’s stories of innovation. She moved to the Alamo City in 2006 and now writes about developments in emerging technology, cybersecurity, and bioscience startup companies in San Antonio.
She was the technology and science writer from 2015 to 2017 for the local digital journalism website Rivard Report, where she wrote about innovators, researchers and San Antonio’s startup community.
In 2017 Iris won the Texas Veterans Commission Media Excellence Awards for her 2016 Veterans Day story “Life as a Veteran: What Veterans Wished Civilians Understood” published by the Rivard Report.
Iris has always enjoyed writing about tech and science. She spent her first 23 years as a research analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense assessing advanced technologies for homeland defense.