San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of August 12, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Door to Active Capital office. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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

Velocity360 Bootcamp Presented by: VelocityTX

Velocity360 enables entrepreneurs with early-stage startups to explore their business ideas in a friendly, supportive environment and discover if they have a true business opportunity. During the program, participants learn how to define their target market, develop a business model, map out a path to market, project their finances, and more.  The 360 Bootcamp will utilize the Wendy Kennedy Institute’s So What? Who Cares? Why You? methodology in addition to other useful tools and presentations f …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 12th @ 9:00 AM 

Break Fast & Launch Information Sessions: Fall Program Presented by: Launch SA

>The Break Fast & Launch Program is an 8 week culinary business accelerator program based in San Antonio, Texas, created and hosted by Launch SA to help food entrepreneurs find the answers they need to successfully start or grow their business.  …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 12th @ 12:00 PM 

Turning Your Passion, Expertise and Story Into Impact and Profit Presented by: Launch SA

What You Are About To Discover: TURNING YOUR PASSION, EXPERTISE, AND STORY INTO IMPACT AND PROFIT! What makes your heart leap? It could be a hobby, a skill, or even a professional trade. I am going to show you how to turn it into an impact and profit. All that matters is that you want more from your life, your career or your financial position. This event is not for everyone. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 12th @ 12:00 PM 

Sales: Negotiate More Effectively Presented by: Launch SA

We are cotinuously involved in negotiations.  Whether it is with a toddler about bed-time, a teenager about using the car, an employee about their salary, a vendor about a delivery date, or a prospect regarding a potential order, negotiations are part of life.  Some people are better at it than others but everyone can learn to be a more effective negotiator. This workshop is designed to provide tools and tips for the attendees to use every day to help them become better negotiators.  Join other …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 13th @ 11:00 AM 

Codeup Information Session Presented by: Codeup

We will be hosting an Information Session on August 13, 2019, from 5:30 – 7 P.M. at Codeup located on 600 Navarro Street. We will have an opportunity to mingle, a presentation diving into our Web Development and Data Science programs, and Q&A sessions where we can answer any questions you may have. Are you ready to launch your new career? RVSP today! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 13th @ 5:30 PM 

Bexar County Small Business & Entrepreneurship Information Session Presented by: Carver Library Learn Center

Learn more about the Calendar of Events Licenses and Forms Networking Calendar Trade & Industry Groups Taxes & Permits Information Training Programs and Classes Construction & Professional Associations. Bexar County Procurement Opportunities Service Providers to Help You Get Started Bids for Local, State, Federal & Private Sector. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 13th @ 6:00 PM 

Geekdom Fireside Chat Featuring Active Capital – Hosted by Iris Gonzalez Presented by: Geekdom

Join us in hearing from Cat Dizon and Chris Saum from Active Capital on their view of the SA startup community and find out what a VC can do for our local startups. Sessions moderated by Startups San Antonio founder Iris Gonzalez. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 13th @ 6:00 PM 

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. Come listen to pitches and support founders. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 14th @ 9:00 AM 

Wired Wednesday Presented by: VelocityTX / LiftFund Women’s Business Center

Wired Wednesday, co-hosted by VelocityTX and the LiftFund Women’s Business Center, is an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn from subject matter experts about a variety of business topics in a relaxed, informal setting. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 14th @ 5:00 PM 

Succession Strategies for Business Presented by: LiftFund

Planning for the future starts today! Where will your business be in 5, 10, or 30 years? Considering your business succession plan is key for every business owner, yet we often don’t spend enough time thinking about the future. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 9:30 AM 

Introduction to Networking: The Basics Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

For a networking event to be successful you need to have a plan, know what to say, know how to work the room properly. With a successful plan when you get to the event your chances of success will be much greater. This session will cover how to effectively work a room at a networking event as well as giving you tips and tricks when you’re at the event. This session will conclude with what you need to do after networking events to successfully grow your network and convert leads and sales. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 10:00 AM 

Mobile Recruiting – How to Use Text Msgs to Simplify Candidate Engagement Presented by: San Antonio Talent Acquisition Group

Speed is your greatest recruiting asset! Candidates are increasingly interested in finding and applying to jobs via their mobile devices – and that means talent acquisition teams will have to meet top talent in the mobile space if they want to attract the best of the best.  Find out more about mobile recruiting. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 11:30 AM 

Together Digital San Antonio August Members +1 Meetup – Know Your Worth: Salary Negotiations & Pricing Your Services Presented by: Together Digital San Antonio

Together Digital San Antonio August Meetup: Know Your Worth – Salary Negotiation & Pricing Your Services Whether negotiating your salary or pricing your services, understanding your worth and knowing how to ask for what you deserve is critical to building a successful career. Join us to best position yourself for success. Been through it before and emerged victorious? Please come to Give. It’s time to POWER UP! Speaker: Sara Helmy Owner of Tribu Marketing + Advertising. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 11:30 AM 

Founders Live San Antonio Presented by: Founders Live

Founders Live is the Global Venue For Modern Entrepreneurs in San Antonio! More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 6:00 PM 

Ready SA Go! presents Transit on Tap Presented by:

Join the Ready SA Go! team at their Transit on Tap series on Thursday, August 15th. The topic of discussion will be The Economic Benefits of Multimodal Infrastructure: A Call for Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods. This panel discussion will be moderated by Linda Alvarado-Vela, Planning/Public Involvement Manager- AAMPO. Featured Panelists: Shirley Gonzales- City Councilwoman District 5 Jim Carrillo- Vice President, Halff Associates, Inc. Madison Smith, Managing Partner, Overland Partners. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 15th @ 6:00 PM 

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:  August 17, starts at 10:00 a.m.

San Antonio SCORE Event – Is Franchise Ownership Right for Me? Presented by: Score San Antonio

Please join us for this interesting workshop that explores whether or not franchise ownership is right for you. Is franchise ownership a realistic opportunity? It can be! More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Aug 17th @ 1:30 PM 

Featured image shows entry into the offices of Active Capital. Don’t miss Geekdom’s Fireside Chat with Cat Dizon and Chris Saum of Active Capital August 13.

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