San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 3, 2018

By Iris Gonzalez
The former CPS facility will be renovated to become the new home of EPIcenter. Courtesy photo.

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. 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

Health Innovation Research: SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities Presented by UTSA SBDC

The UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center in collaboration with the NIH-National Cancer Institute SBIR Center invites you to the 2018 Health Innovation SBIR/STTR Innovation Conversation. Date and Time: Dec 3, 2018 starts at 12:30 pm

EPIcenter’s Global Lecture Series II: How the Grid is Changing and Why You Should Care Presented by EPIcenter

EPIcenter’s Global Lecture Series presents a Fireside Chat: “How the Grid is Changing and Why You Should Care” featuring Tanuj Deora, Chief Strategy Officer, Smart Electric Power Alliance and Cris Eugster, COO, CPS Energy   WHAT: EPIcenter will present a dynamic discussion about the ways the electric power grid is changing and why business owners and the public should pay. Date and Time: Dec 3, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

San Antonio Open Coffee Club! Let’s talk Tech/Startups Presented by San Antonio Open Coffee Club

We’re back for another San Antonio Open Coffee Club! What’s Open Coffee Club? The concept is simple. Start your day off talking tech, entrepreneurship, innovation, and more with people who are just as interested & passionate about it as you! If you are an entrepreneur, like keeping up with tech news, or want to learn more join us for this event!  Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 8:30 am

How to Grow Your Business – A Panel Perspective from a Diverse Manufacturing Sector” Presented by San Antonio Manufactures Association

TOPIC— “How to Grow Your Business – A Panel Perspective from a Diverse Manufacturing Sector” PRESENTER—Chad McNair, CEO, GeoJava; Bill Cox, President, Cox Manufacturing and Doug Carlberg, President & CEO, M2 Global Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 11:30 am

Business Design for Amplified Success Presented by San Antonio TechTank (Launch, Optimize, AI, Blockchain, EQ)

What’s the one thing you can’t ever get back? Your time! All of us have the same 24 hours in a day, but not everyone uses time effectively. Come find out ways to maximize it. Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 2:00 pm

Codeup Information Session Presented by Codeup

Come join us for some drinks and snacks at Codeup— San Antonio’s only home-grown career accelerator for programming and data science!Curious about what our campus looks like? Interested in our Career Accelerator programs? Keen to chat with an instructor or financial aid rep? Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

OCA Information Session Presented by The Open Cloud Academy

If you want a career in technology, we want to help! Come by our information session to learn about our exceptional and proven education & training academy. Get your questions answered and learn what we can do to help you get started!  Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SA Coders Monthly Meetup Presented by SA Ruby Coders

Date and Time: Dec 4, 2018 starts at 6:15 pm

SMWVBO Business Conference Presented by Bexar County

The business conference is a forum for Small, Minority, Women and Veteran business owners (SMWVBO) to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities that exist with public and private sector entities for the procurement of goods and services. Date and Time: Dec 5, 2018 starts at 7:00 am

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: Dec 5, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

Intellectual Property Open Office Hours 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 5, 2018 starts at 10:30 am

Social Media for the Holidays – New Braunfels, Texas Presented by UTSA Small Business Development Center

Social Media remains one of the most effective and cost-efficient tools to market for the holidays. Join S. David Ramirez, Manager of Learning at Scaleworks, for a chat about marketing tactics that’ll help you maximize your reach during the holiday season. Date and Time: Dec 5, 2018 starts at 2:00 pm

Learn How to Migrate to the Cloud With Confidence Presented by High Touch Technologies – San Antonio

Join other IT decision makers for a special in-person event to learn how you can migrate your business’s infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. We’ll have experts, presentations, free breakfast, and plenty of swag to take home. One lucky attendee will even win a brand new Microsoft Surface Go.* Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 8:00 am

How to do Business with HEB Presented by LiftFund

Join the LiftFund Women’s Business Center and Tessa Benavides, H-E-B Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity Specialist, on Thursday, December 06 at 9:30 am for “How to Do Business with H-E-B.” H-E-B’ s Supplier Diversity department sources capable of diverse supplier groups for H-E-B with the goal of increasing sales, brand awareness and supply chain effectiveness. Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 9:30 am

Start Smart Presented by 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 6, 2018 starts at 3:00 pm

San Antonio IT Networking Group Presented by San Antonio IT Networking Group

It is our annual Christmas Happy Hour AND TOY DRIVE! Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 5:00 pm

San Antonio Women in Tech Holiday Mixer Presented by San Antonio Women in Technology

Computers in Fiction: Can we do the AI? Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 5:30 pm

Pitch Tab 4 Presented by Launch SA

Pitch Tab is a casual, fun, competitive way to get feedback on your ideas and prepare yourself for further growth and development. One evening a quarter, we gather in a local venue to grab a drink and pitch our ideas. As a community, we provide constructive feedback and camaraderie to support each other’s endeavors.r Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 7:00 pm

Software Discussion at Künstler Brewing Presented by Software N’ Suds

The topic for this meetup is “languages and tools.” Bring your own discussion topic(s) as well; the conversation is open-ended! The event is free- just bring money for your own beer or food.Date and Time: Dec 6, 2018 starts at 7:00 pm

Coffee Social: Social Media Trends & 2019 Strategies Presented by Sweet Talk Social

We’re heading north! Join Sweet Talk Social at Just the Drip coffee shop in Boerne, TX for our last Coffee Social of the year. We will be discussing various social media trends and giving insight on social media strategies you can apply to your 2019 plan.  Date and Time: Dec 7, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

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: Dec 7, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

Techstars Startup Weekend San Antonio Presented by Techstars Startup Programs

For all event details, please visit here. The Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Date and Time: Dec 7, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

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

The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology 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:  Dec. 8, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of the projected new home for EPIcenter. Be sure to check out their Global lecture on the changing grid Monday.

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