San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of April 29, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
GANA Biomedical won third place in the 2018 UTSA CITE Competition. From left to right is Alejandra Barraza and Natalya Casas (not pictured is Alejandro Morales Betancourt, Davis Gill, and Ivan Martinez). Photo credit: Iris Gonzalez

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

Exploring Entrepreneurship Presented by LiftFund

This workshop is focused on providing active duty, veterans, women veterans and their spouses’ information about the resources that LiftFund can offer. Whether you are thinking of starting a business or have an existing business, LiftFund can provide small business loans and business support services. You will learn about at the criteria is for a loan and how to prepare to access capital. Join us for a lunch and learn.  Lunch will be provided. Date and Time: 4/29/2019 @ 11:30 AM

Pricing Products And Services

This workshop will go over calculating fixed and variable costs for a product or service. Date and Time: 4/29/2019 @ 2:00 PM

Member Mixer Night Presented by Geekdom

Care for some free food, beer, and great conversations? Then this event is for you! Come by our Geekdom Event Centre for our monthly community gathering to celebrate all of our members Monday, April 29th from 6pm-8pm! The night will consist of having a short presentation welcoming our new members to our community, an icebreaker, and time to share/hear some great stories on your experience at Geekdom! Don’t forget to bring an appetite and smiles for some future friendships to come. Date and Time:  4/29/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Five Elements for a Successful Website That Will Convert Visitors Into Customers Presented by San Antonio Online Marketing Group

In this workshop, I will introduce and show you how to implement five elements that will help your website. This process will help you understand how to attract your ideal targeted audience, and convert them into paying customers. Date and Time:  4/29/2019 @ 6:30 PM

UTSA Tech Symposium Presented by UTSA School of Engineering

The event will include exhibitions of Engineering Capstone Projects and the Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) $100,000 Student Technology Venture Competition. Date and Time:  4/30/2019 @ 8:00 AM

Facebook Live Video: Tips & Tricks Presented by Full of Grace Marketing LLC

Go Live! This month we’ll be discussing Facebook live video for your business and why you should be using live video to connect with your audience and grow your following. (Facebook Live & Instagram Live) Come ready with topics for live videos that you’d like to do for your business. Someone will go live right in front of us at this meetup! My co-host this month is Eva Fernandez with Compassionate Consulting. She’ll be discussing Adulting, navigating life as a business owner. Date and Time:  4/30/2019 @ 9:30 AM

1 Million Cups Presented by Launch SA

Every Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15 am at 600 Soledad St. Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.As a program of the Kauffman Foundation…Date and Time: 5/1/2019 @ 9:00 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 register will be guaranteed a spot to speak with Shah IP Law, PLLC. For more information about Shah IP Date and Time:5/1/2019 @ 10:30 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! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs. Date and Time: 5/1/2019 @ 11:00 AM

Work & Mingle in The Garden Presented by Key Coworking

Come and finish out the week by getting some work done and meeting new people, in our gorgeous garden.Date and Time:5/3/2019 @ 4:30 PM

First Friday Blockchain Happy Hour @ Ventura Bar on the River Walk Presented by Cryptocurrency, Coding, and Blockchain meetups @ BLOQspace

Join PDAworks and BLOQspace each month at Ventura Bar on the River Walk for our “First Friday Blockchain Happy Hour,” on the first Friday of each month for a casual mixer for those who are fans of music, networking, and blockchain technology Date and Time: 5/3/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Heights Business Incubator Pitch Night 2019 Presented by Alamo Heights High School

Heights Business Incubator Program Overview: In the Heights Business Incubator Program, students acquire foundational business concepts, then apply those concepts to the team’s new business idea. Principles from the LEAN startup movement help students test their thinking. Throughout the year, students work with volunteer business coaches and mentors and their classroom teacher. Coaches are content area experts that provide a real-world perspective to lesson units.Date and Time:  5/3/2019 @ 6:00 PM

2019 Rally: An Evening with Reed Hastings, Founder & CEO of Netflix Presented by Tech Bloc

Join Tech Bloc and KIPP Texas Public Schools at our 2019 Rally featuring Reed Hastings, founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix.  Generously brought to you by title sponsors Geekdom Media, the 80/20 Foundation, Rackspace, USAA and H-E-B Digital. Come hear the story of Netflix, and thoughts from Mr. Hastings on the call for tech philanthropy and his mission to improve public educational opportunities for children across the U.S. Date and Time:  5/3/2019 @ 6:30 PM

Mikiten Graduate Research Forum and Distinguished Lecture

The Graduate Student Association will host the Annual Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Student Research Forum to foster an open discussion of intellectual pursuits in an inviting atmosphere through the Dr. Terry Mikiten Endowment for Excellence in Graduate Education. Date and Time:  5/4/2019 @ 8:00 AM

Geekdom Podcast Studio Orientation – May 4th 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 the basement for members & non-members! Be sure to RSVP for the orientation in order to learn about podcasting, podcast etiquette, podcast benefits, and more! Date and Time:  5/4/2019 @ 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:  May 4, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of the GANA Biomedical student team that won third place in the 2018 UTSA CITE Venture Competition. From left to right is Alejandra Barraza and Natalya Casas (not pictured is Alejandro Morales Betancourt, Davis Gill, and Ivan Martinez). Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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