Month: October 2018

Want to Launch a Podcast? NaPodPoMo Founder Jennifer Navarrete Says Do It
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Want to Launch a Podcast? NaPodPoMo Founder Jennifer Navarrete Says Do It

The thought of starting a podcast can be intimidating. San Antonio’s own Jennifer Navarrete tells everyone not to let fear ­­­­­­hold you back. She created the National Podcast Post Month or NaPodPoMo in 2007 to encourage people to dive into podcasting.“I’m still not tired of it,” Navarrete said. “For entrepreneurs, you can tell your story in a way that a business card can not—it’s the intimate act of sharing your story.”Plunging into the deep end of the podcasting pool by committing to create and upload one podcast each day in November might be more than most new to podcasting would take on.“Don’t let lack of experience stop you,” Navarrete added. “If you do NaPodPoMo, by Dec. 1 you’ll have created 30 shows and gained lots of experience in a short time.”In other wo...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 29, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 29, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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. 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.Connect Todos: Digital Inclusion and Upward Mobility Presented by Digital Inclusion Alliance of San AntonioHow do we solve the digital divide in S...
Geekdom Co-Founder Launching Startup School in the Rand Building— ‘The District’
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Geekdom Co-Founder Launching Startup School in the Rand Building— ‘The District’

Geekdom is launching an entrepreneurship school with one of its co-founders as “headmaster.” The District will offer a repeating six-week entrepreneurship course of nighttime classes. Geekdom co-founder Nick Longo founded the new school to teach students “about the entrepreneur’s toolbox and how to use those tools effectively,” he told Startups San Antonio.Cost for Geekdom members will be $299, $499 for nonmembers. There are 100 available slots for the three cohorts scheduled in 2019. The first class of 36 students debuts Feb. 4, 2019. To get on the application list, email TheDistrict@geekdom.com or visit The District’s website.The course will take place in the newly renovated basement in the Rand Building on Houston Street. Geekdom CEO David Garcia explained how Geekdom's basement...
On Demand Startup MoveIt Takes the Pain Out of Moving
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On Demand Startup MoveIt Takes the Pain Out of Moving

What if you could use an online service to arrange for movers at a moment’s notice for an affordable price?San Antonio native Michael DeRouen launched his on-demand moving service MoveIt in September and has already completed over 20 moves in its first month of operation. The inspiration for his business concept came in March after he tried to help his mother move her washer and dryer.“With no immediate access to a truck, it was pretty tough finding a quick way to move two huge hunks of metal," DeRouen said. "After struggling with the issue for some time we came to grips with having to call a moving company.”The moving company charged DeRouen’s mother $220 on the two-hour minimum for what wound up being 30 minutes of work getting the bulky items upstairs into her new apartment....
The Man Who Reads Thousands of Books: Interview with Read It For Me CEO Steve Cunningham
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The Man Who Reads Thousands of Books: Interview with Read It For Me CEO Steve Cunningham

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more information.It is not every day you interview a voracious reader who has consumed over 2,000 business and personal development books and continues to read a book every day.Steve Cunningham condenses the top points from a book each day into a 12-minute video recap for Read It For Me, his book summary service for entrepreneurs and business executives. Cunningham headed a digital marketing agency until 2016 and provided book summaries at first as a side project. The Canadian native launched his San Antonio-based startup in July 2017 after noticing how many marketing vice presidents and business owners he’d meet lacked time to read the business books in their offices. Read It For Me has t...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 22, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 22, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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. 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.There are over 100 different events this week as part of San Antonio Startup Week. We've tried to list some highlights, but you really should check th...
San Antonio Startup Community Has Podcast Fever
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San Antonio Startup Community Has Podcast Fever

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more information.There’s no denying it—podcasts are more popular than ever. The debut of Apple’s podcast analytics earlier in 2018 has helped confirm that podcast listeners are hyper-engaged, super-supportive audiences. The podcast audience has consistently grown at a rate of 10 to 20 percent annually, a trend which seems likely to continue. Startups often launch a podcast because founders can tell their story directly to listeners and it doesn’t take a significant investment to get started.Many startup founders decide to launch podcasts to share their expertise. San Antonio-based innovators in the science, cybersecurity, and tech sectors share passions on web development, cryptocurrency, bios...
Cannabis Startups Growing Like Weed in San Antonio
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Cannabis Startups Growing Like Weed in San Antonio

In case you haven’t noticed, cannabis entrepreneurship is exploding. As of today, the sale of recreational marijuana is legal in Canada. In the U.S. projections of legal sales of cannabis products range from $8 billion to $10 billion for 2018.San Antonio has had several dispensary shops selling legal cannabis-derived products open in late 2017 and 2018. The interest in the legal cannabis market is now taking root with the emergence of cannabis startups, including a cannabis startup program for founders looking to scale.Read more: Cannabis Accelerator Launches in San AntonioThe most recent startups to open in San Antonio offer different types of cannabis products as well as services tailored to the cannabis industry. Hemp, CBD, and Marijuana: Different Products and Regulations ...
Geekdom Media Debuts Podcast About Finding Your Strengths
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Geekdom Media Debuts Podcast About Finding Your Strengths

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more information.Geekdom Media has released Obey Your Strengths, a new podcast series that examines the Gallop-created methodology. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google podcasts, and Stitcher, Obey Your Strengths features host Kathy Kersten, a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach for over 12 years and one of the first to implement the use of the StrengthsFinder approach at Rackspace.Based on a 40-year study of traits in humans, Gallup developed the Clifton StrengthsFinder approach to help people discover their top talents. The initial version of this assessment is described in the 2001 management book, Now, Discover Your Strengths. The philosophy behind StrengthsFinder is that everyone has natural...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 15, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 15, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.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. 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.3rd Annual Halloween Coding Challenge Presented by Gene CarangalWelcome to our 3rd Annual Halloween Coding Challenge. We will have a fun coding co...