San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of April 1, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
A decoder ring (foreground) and cypher wheel will be used in the cybersecurity summer camp. Photo credit: Jorge Amodio.

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events this week in San Antonio of interest to innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. 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

Innotech San Antonio Conference – April 3rd and 4th

InnoTech San Antonio, the Technology & Innovation Conference & Exposition, creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for IT professionals.

Brash Breakfast: April Presented by: Brash

Did you miss us?! We missed you! We’ll be back Tuesday morning to present last month’s canceled session to you. Try and arrive by 8:45 a.m. so you have plenty of time to grab food, check out our announcements, and get settled. Date and Time: Apr 2, 2019 starts at 9:00 am

SAMA Luncheon | The Future of San Antonio – A Mayoral Discussion! Presented by: San Antonio Manufacturers Association

TOPIC—The Future of San Antonio – A Mayoral Discussion! Moderated By—Bob Buckley, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind AGENDA— Registration and Networking Opportunity—11:15am Chimes—11:25am Plated Lunch—11:30am Program—12pm Adjourn—1pm Date and Time: Apr 2, 2019 starts at 11:30 am

Geekdom’s Fireside Chat Featuring Sara Helmy and Hosted by Tom Cuthbert Presented by: Geekdom

Welcome to Geekdom’s newest monthly community event. The Geekdom Fireside Chat is designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs through the sharing of lessons learned. We will showcase this by hosting a founder that solved a major problem. She brings her own experiences but the collaboration is what brought greatness. Sara Date and Time: Apr 2, 2019 starts at 6:00 pm

Data Science for the Rest of Us Presented by: San Antonio Data Science

Machine learning and AI are credible and exciting capabilities that will shape the future of how businesses operate. Every major enterprise across the globe is investing in AI /ML a data/analytics driven organization, then they have seen at best lackluster results. In this session, we will discuss the sticking points and possible solutions that will give you insights in how to take your insight Date and Time: Apr 2, 2019 starts at 6:15 pm

1 Million Cups Presented by: Launch SA

We’re helping to build our community one cup at a time. Every week two local entrepreneurs present their business ideas to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors via a 6-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions.Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 9:15 am

SEO & Content Marketing in 2019: 3 Principles to More Traffic from Google – Geekdom Event Centre Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Wondering how your business can capture more traffic from Google this year? If so, you are going need to learn how Google ranks and evaluates sites. Join the UTSA SBDC, the San Antonio River Walk Association and Cory Ames, Founder at Grow Ensemble for this workshop and you’ll learn just that.   Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 10:00 am

Start Smart Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 10:00 am

Intellectual Property, Mentor Rounds Presented by: Launch SA

Description Do you need help with a patent? Are you interested in creating a patent strategy for your business? Join Shah IP Law, PLLC as they host a free open office hour session to answer your intellectual property questions! Come and speak with CEO and licensed attorney, Samar Shah, as he answers your IP legal questions. This session will be a roundtable format. The first 20 individuals to re Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 10:30 am

Echale Gas: Small Biz Financing Myths Presented by: Southside First

Join us for a workshop presented by the UTSA Small Business Development Center to learn about options and best practices for financing your small business. For those already in business or you may be new in the game, learn what lenders are looking for and what to avoid when trying to obtain financing! Be prepared and grow with success! First 20 individuals registered will recei Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 12:30 pm

Codeup Developer Day Presented by: Codeup

Want exclusive access to software developers with over 600 contact hours of instructor-led training? If so, then make plans to attend Developer Day at Codeup! That’s right…….for 2019, we are hosting the event at our downtown location! As a reminder, this is an event for hiring managers and recruiters looking for full stack software development talent. Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 3:30 pm

Geekdom Podcast Studio Orientation – April 3rd Presented by: Geekdom

Have you been wondering when the heck Geekdom’s Podcast Studio would be ready? We have great news, it’s finally ready and we want you to use it! In order to reserve the podcast studio, you MUST attend the orientation. Our partners, Gameday Media, will be hosting an orientation in our basement for members & non-members! Date and Time: Apr 3, 2019 starts at 4:00 pm

2019 CIO Lunch: AI – Real Innovation Presented by: North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

In conjunction with 2019 Innotech, CIO Lunch is the Keynote lunch program on Thursday, April 4th Your registration to North SA Chamber lunch includes a pass to the Innotech Exhibits – so plan to come early or stay longer to visit all of the technology exhibits. Date and Time: Apr 4, 2019 starts at 11:00 am

D5 Contractors Small Business Workshop Series Presented by: LiftFund

Are you a general contractor, independent contractor, or sub-contractor that provides residential renovation, remodeling or repair services? As our City continues to grow, your small business plays a crucial role in ensuring families are able to maintain or secure safe, affordable housing. LiftFund, in collaboration with the City of San Antonio Neighborhood & Housing Services Department and Distri.. Date and Time: Apr 4, 2019 starts at 6:30 pm

Getting Started with DevOps and Cloud Technologies Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Interested in DevOps? Join Us! Date and Time: Apr 4, 2019 starts at 7:00 pm

Let’s build a voice skill for Alexa Presented by: Amazon Alexa Meetup – San Antonio, Texas

We will use Amazon Blueprints to serve as an introduction to voice skills development with the Alexa Skills Kit. I have Alexa stickers too! Date and Time: Apr 4, 2019 starts at 7:00 pm

Music Biz Day 2019 Presented by: UTSA Department of Music

A space where professional and aspiring musicians, and music business professional meet! Music Biz Day brings together music industry professionals to share their insight during panel discussions for students and the San Antonio Community. Ample networking time is also allocated for speakers to share their knowledge, experience, and advice. Date and Time: Apr 6, 2019 starts at 8:30 am

Digital Inclusion & Informed Digital Usage in Education Presented by: Leadership SAISD, Leadership for Educational Equity, and CAST Tech

Join us for a panel discussion featuring a professional and student panel as we explore the effects of the digital divide on our local community and engage in dialogue about the efforts taking place to achieve digital inclusion and informed digital usage in education. Date and Time: Apr 6, 2019 starts at 10:00 am

SAMSAT Saturdays – Open to the public Presented by Port San Antonio

The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with guided tours available. Enjoy the STEM demonstrations, Robotics Clubs USA-provided workshops, and a makers market in the parking lot once a month. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  April 6, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of a new internet-connected ring that encrypts your cellphone communications when connected to your device, developed by San Antonio startup Amodio Enterprises.

April Fool! It’s a real decoder ring and cipher wheel (manually operated, not connected to the internet) that will be used in SAMSAT’s cybersecurity summer camp. Photo credit: Jorge Amodio. 

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