Month: May 2018

San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 14, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 14, 2018

SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. On average, the SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors.If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com.Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.San Antonio's First Open Coffee Club! Talk Tech/Entrepreneurship Presented by SA Open Coffee ClubWe're very excited to host San Antonio's first Open Coffee Club! What's Op...
VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation
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VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation

The latest architect renderings of the new home for VelocityTX , an innovation hub to be located in the former Merchants Ice building, was only one of Texas Research and Technology Foundation's (TRTF) announcements. TRTF president and CEO Randy Harig updated over 200 attendees gathered at the foundation’s quarterly Emerging Venture Pipeline event Thursday on its latest efforts in fostering San Antonio's innovation. Updates covered the spectrum of technology, life science, clean energy, and student entrepreneurship developments, as well as the launch of VelocityTX's programs.The first building to be completed in the Merchant Ice complex will be VelocityTX's new headquarters, with groundbreaking expected sometime in the next three weeks, Harig said. The building should be finished someti...
Doctor Turned Career Coach Shares 3 Tips on Career Change
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Doctor Turned Career Coach Shares 3 Tips on Career Change

Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley, D.O, is a career coach who works with those navigating the transition to another profession.  She is a physician by training and underwent her career transition 15 years ago. Mudge-Riley has since served as Entrepreneur in Residence for Trinity University and teaches a course there on traditional and nontraditional options for a career in science.  Join her email list on her website to access stories of professionals who have started side gigs, transitioned to other careers, or figured out how to get what they want out of life. How do you know if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?  Every week several people tell me they hate their jobs and want to do something different, but they aren’t sure what they want to do or how to do it. These are profession...
San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 7, 2018
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San Antonio’s STEM Startup Events for the Week of May 7, 2018

SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. On average, the SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors.If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com.Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.How Are You Valued As An Employee or Employer? Presented by GeekdomLarry Reyes, CEO and Founder of Rewarding Culture, will address challenges around valuing employee contr...
Co-working Spaces, Startup Programs, and Investors in San Antonio
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Co-working Spaces, Startup Programs, and Investors in San Antonio

San Antonio is experiencing a boom in startup activity. The downtown co-working community at Geekdom has grown to over 1,700 members since it opened its doors in 2011. Newly announced programs for entrepreneurially minded founders include incubators, pre-accelerators, accelerators, even a civically engaged residency program with the City of San Antonio.To help you keep track, let's look at the three basic categories of resources any startup founder will eventually look for when starting a business: co-working spaces, startup programs, and investors in San Antonio. San Antonio Co-Working Spaces What are the different options for co-working spaces in San Antonio? San Antonio has a variety of available co-working spaces that suit a founder's needs for location, access, budget, benefits...
Blue Duck Launches Transportation Sharing Startup with Dockless Scooters
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Blue Duck Launches Transportation Sharing Startup with Dockless Scooters

The next wave of transportation innovation is coming, and it’s originating from a San Antonio-based startup. Blue Duck Scooters will soon offer rentable electric-powered scooters at college campuses and city downtowns, with the imminent launch of its first 1,000 scooters in San Antonio’s urban areas “within days,” according to Blue Duck co-founder and president Eric Bell. The company tested its dockless scooters at SXSW in March and at the SA Tech Trek last week during Fiesta.Read more: SA Tech Trek Brings Fiesta to San Antonio’s Downtown Tech DistrictA user downloads the free Blue Duck Scooter app to locate the nearest scooter, then scans its QR code to unlock and rent it. Each scooter weighs 24 pounds and when fully charged, has a range of 18 miles at a maximum speed of about 16 ...