San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 2, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
LaunchSA celebrates its 5th anniversary December 4. Courtesy image.

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.

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.

Frost Small Business Seminar – How Businesses Use and Obtain Credit Presented by: Frost Bank

Join us as we discuss how small businesses build and maintain credit, how creditworthiness is measured for small businesses, and more. Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 08:00 AM

Ask A Lender! Office Hours Presented by: LiftFund

Are you interested in applying for a small business loan, but want more information on what the process entails and how to best prepare? Drop into our open office hours to have a free one-on-one consultation with a Business Development Officer from LiftFund who will explain the general criteria for obtaining a small business loan and will help you identify what steps you need to take to increase Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 11:30 AM

Preparing to Take Time Off as a Entrepreneur Presented by: Key Coworking

We all need a vacation, amirite? But how can I step away from my business when I’m the only one that works there? Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 11:30 AM

Business Model Canvas – Seguin, Texas Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS IN SEGUIN, TEXAS. You will learn in many places that having a business plan is essential to success. Often, however, even if you have a template, it is hard to figure out where to start in building your plan. In addition, once you have a business plan it is all too easy to leave it on a shelf and not use it to manage your business strategy as you try to meet the challenge. Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 01:00 PM

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: Dec 3rd @ 04:00 PM

The Real MVP: Minimal Viable Product Presented by: Agile Product Group: San Antonio

The term MVP is described in multiple ways based on who you talk to in the product development universe, but what does it really mean? Join us in December to discuss the concept of Minimal Viable Product and work to create an example Agile Product Group MVP deliverable for 2020! This event is open to past and prospective group members. Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 06:00 PM

November Pitch Party Presented by: AwesomeSA

Join us for the last Pitch Party of 2019! Date and Time: Dec 3rd @ 06:30 PM

Breakfast General Info Session – Students + Startups Presented by: Students + Startups

Looking for high-caliber talent for the summer? Join us in the Geekdom Event Centre to learn more about the impact of having an intern, how the Students + Startups program can help you find strong talent, and how you can get half of your intern’s wages subsidized by the 80/20 Foundation. Coffee, breakfast tacos and swag will be at the info session, so stop by. Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 08:00 AM

Launch SA: 5 Years in Democratizing Entrepreneurship Presented by: Launch SA

Launch SA: 5 Years In Democratizing Entrepreneurship We are excited to celebrate 5 years of democratizing entrepreneurship with you at our inaugural thought leader session. Eight years ago, a group of community leaders challenged the City of San Antonio to create a space that leveled the playing field for aspiring and emerging small businesses, the result was the creation of Launch SA. Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 08:30 AM

Digital Data Resources Show & Share Presented by: ARDA

Join CI:Now, ARDA, and LISC San Antonio on Wednesday, December 4 for our second Digital Data Resources Show & Share, this time with a focus on public agency open data in the San Antonio area! While we still need better public access to local data, too often we don’t even know about the data that is available. Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 09:30 AM

Business Model Canvas Presented by: LiftFund

Starting and running a business requires time, commitment and passion, and at times it feels like you are putting a puzzle together –always organizing the pieces. With the business model canvas, you can focus on what you need to know to start your business simply. In this session Carlos Acosta of LiftFund Women’s Business Center will cover the key elements of the business model canvas.  Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 10:00 AM

Intellectual Property, Mentor Rounds Presented by: Launch SA 

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. Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 10:30 AM

Business Model Canvas Presented by: UTSA SBDC

You will learn in many places that having a business plan is essential to success. Often, however, even if you have a template, it is hard to figure out where to start in building your plan. In addition, once you have a business plan it is all too easy to leave it on a shelf and not use it to manage your business strategy as you try to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and competitive Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 04:00 PM

Fast Track Awards Presented by: San Antonio Business Journal

Join the San Antonio Business Journal as we recognize San Antonio’s 40 privately held businesses with the highest growth rates from fiscal 2016 to 2018 . Date and Time: Dec 4th @ 05:00 PM

Bake Me a Merry Christmas Mixer Presented by: Time Out for the Creative Mompreneur

Join Time Out for the Creative Mompreneur for our first mixer! Come hang out with other mompreneurs as we get ready for the holidays. Bring your favorite home-baked goods to share as we sip on coffee and mimosas. Date and Time: Dec 5th @ 09:00 AM

Brash: December Breakfast Presented by: Brash

Hey, business badasses! 2019 has come and is almost gone! Bring a friend and old magazines to vision board tf out of 2020. We’ll provide glue and small poster boards. While we vision board we’ll do a quick recap on everything we discussed this year, announce some fun stuff we have planned for 2020, and celebrate all of our wins this past year! Date and Time: Dec 5th @ 09:00 AM

Lunch & Learn: “Real Estate Disruption” Presented By VenturePoint Presented by: San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Join the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber for our a Lunch & Learn presented by our members at VenturePoint, a tech-savvy and flexible office space designed for the smart entrepreneur. We will be discussing “Real Estate Disruption” and how flexible workspace is transforming the “Future of Work” and the enterprise workplace as every company becomes digital. Date and Time: Dec 5th @ 11:30 AM

Holiday Party and Toy Drive Presented by: IT Networking Group

Come join us for great networking of holiday cheer and bring a toy to benefit Toys for Tots! Date and Time: Dec 5th @ 04:30 PM

How Businesses Obtain Credit Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Join the UTSA SBDC and Frost Bank for this workshop to learn how small businesses build and maintain credit, explore how creditworthiness is measured for small businesses, examine the connection between personal and business credit, and identify the documents needed for small business credit applications. Date and Time: Dec 6th @ 10:00 AM

Firecat First Friday December: Unblock Yourself! Presented by: Firecat Studio

About Firecat First Fridays Firecat Studio sponsors these free monthly UX and marketing lunch-and-learn sessions to keep San Antonio’s business and creative community stoked and humming. If you’re curious, come! Our Topic for December 2019: Unblock Yourself! Does it feel like you keep hitting roadblock after roadblock in your business? Is something keeping you from achieving your goals? Date and Time: Dec 6th @ 11:30 AM

Startup Challenge: The Finals Presented by: UIW

Join the H-E-B School of Business for the 2019 Startup Challenge Finals. The five remaining teams will present plans for their startup business proposals to be evaluated by a panel of judges from the San Antonio business community. The winning team will be awarded $10,000 in seed money for their business venture, sponsored by HOLT Ventures. Date and Time: Dec 6th @ 12:00 PM

Geekdom Spotlight: CyberFortress Presented by: Geekdom

A celebration of local entrepreneurs who are making major moves for their business! Date and Time: Dec 6th @ 04:00 PM

Learn about Invention – Alamo Inventors Meeting Presented by: Alamo Inventors Group Meetup

Learn about taking your product to market, prototyping your product, and protecting your product. Each month, our speaker will discuss some important parts about invention. See www.alamoinventors.org to get the newsletter with specifics on who/when/where. Date and Time: Dec 6th @ 05:30 PM

San Antonio Salesforce Saturday Holiday Brunch Presented by: San Antonio Salesforce Saturday

Join us for the San Antonio Salesforce Saturday Holiday Brunch. Just a nice time to share in the Holiday Spirit. Date and Time: Dec 7th @ 11:00 AM

Excuse To Create Presented by: Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio

It’s another Excuse to Create! Bring work to test or show, get advice and collaborate, or just set aside some time to work quietly. Cheaper parking is recommended at the Central Parking lot. Date and Time: Dec 8th @ 12:00 PM

NBIC Book Club: Good Habits, Bad Habits Presented by: Next Big Idea Club in San Antonio

Time for another great conversation, this one about “the science of making positive changes that stick” based on research by Wendy Wood. Date and Time: Dec 8th @ 03:00 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 tours. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  December 7, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is from LaunchSA, which is celebrating 5 years of democratizing entrepreneurship on December 4.  I hope to see you there, I’ll be moderating one of the sessions. Agenda details at 5launchsa.eventbrite.com.

 

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