San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 9, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
UTSA's Small Business Development Center is hosting the Texas SBIR/STTR Defense Innovation Summit on December 11.

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

Small Business Financing – Access to Capital Presented by: SBA San Antonio District Office

SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Learn how to finance your new or existing business during a free workshop at the U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office. Most small businesses rely on lenders to provide the capital they need to either open a business or to finance capital improvements. SBA does not make direct loans to small businesses. Rath Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 11:00 AM

Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meeting Presented by: Alamo ISSA

To be the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 12:00 PM

Software Tools for Businesses Presented by: Key Coworking

Discover new tools to make your business run better and come share a few of your favorites! We’ll be looking at different programs that can help run your business just a little bit better! Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 12:00 PM

Air Force LevelUP Post-Launch Workshop Presented by: UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center

Panel Discussion about Air Force & DoD Innovation Opportunities in San Antonio – Immediately after the Launch of Air Force LevelUP SA. Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 12:30 PM

Codeup Information Session Presented by: Codeup

Not sure our program is the right fit for you? Are you currently deciding between web development and data science? Or want to learn more about Codeup? We will have an opportunity to mingle, a presentation diving into our Web Development and Data Science programs, and host a Q&A session where we can answer any questions you may have. Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 05:30 PM

SWC Sales Series Presented by: Hiram Skaggs, CEO and CoFounder of SWC Sales Management is hosting.

SWC Sales Series presents six sales topics scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month from July-December. Topics Include: Confidence is King (July 9th), Sales Culture (August 13th), Perfecting the Pitch (September 10th), Process Improvement (October 8th), Closing the Deal (November 12th), and Transfer of Traits (December 10th). Tickets are $15 per event or $75 for the series.  Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 06:00 PM

San Antonio Holiday Film Mixer Presented by: San Antonio Film Society

The San Antonio Film Society will be hosting the Annual San Antonio Holiday Film Mixer. Join us at the Celebration!! Date and Time: Dec 10th @ 06:30 PM

Bexar County Business Conference 2019 – Commodities, Services, Construction Presented by:

The SMWVBO Conference is a forum to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities within the public and private sectors. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 07:00 AM

1 Million Cups Presented by: Launch SA

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 11th @ 09:15 AM

December Data Drinks Presented by: ARDA

Join ARDA for Data Drinks, a social gathering for people who work with data or want to work with data more! Anyone who wants to be more involved with ARDA or who wants to network with other folks doing data work in San Antonio is encouraged to stop by. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 05:00 PM

SAMA Holiday Mixer and Plant Tour Hosted by Cox Manufacturing Presented by: San Antonio Manufacturers Association

AGENDA—5 pm to 7 pm – Enjoy appetizers, beverages (Beer, Wine, Soda, and Water), networking and plant tours of Cox Manufacturing, Inc. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 05:00 PM

Wired Wednesday Presented by: LiftFund

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. Spend a few minutes with each of our subject matter experts and ask questions about business law, marketing, tax accounting and more. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 05:00 PM

Bunker Brews San Antonio: Texas SBIR/STTR Defense Innovation Summit Presented by: Bunker Labs San Antonio

Join us to network and connect with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 05:30 PM

Lessons Learned From Releasing An App Built Entirely With SwiftUI 1.0 Presented by: San Antonio iOS Developer Meetup

Just like the initial release of the Swift programming language, Apple’s initial SwiftUI release is buggy, incomplete, paradigm-shifting, and amazing to work with all at the same time. Come learn what it was like to make an app entirely with SwiftUI and avoid the same pitfalls Joe ran into along the way. Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 07:00 PM

UX’d Me A Question? Series Part 2 Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

UI/UX Interactive Series Date and Time: Dec 11th @ 07:00 PM

2020 Business Accelerator Presented by: Kathy Swanson, Business Heroes: San Antonio Chapter Leader

Join this intensive workshop as Kathy Swanson helps you plan and prepare for more profitable marketing and sales in 2020. Date and Time: Dec 12th @ 09:00 AM

To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3) Presented by: San Antonio Area Foundation

Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit. Date and Time: Dec 12th @ 12:00 PM

The Business Plan Presented by: UTSA SBDC

Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan using an interactive format. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template a Date and Time: Dec 12th @ 04:00 PM

Freelancers’ Coffee Club Presented by: Key Coworking

Come network with other freelancers and discuss relevant topics. Free coffee is provided for the event. Date and Time: Dec 13th @ 09:00 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: Dec 13th @ 11:00 AM

RISE + Shine: TEDxSanAntonio Women 2019 Presented by: TedxSanAntonio

We’ll see live, local, inspiring speakers, watch some of the highlights from TEDWomen 2019: Bold + Brilliant, and discuss the talks in a lively, interactive, thought-stimulating format. Date and Time: Dec 14th @ 09:30 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 tours. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  December 14, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is from UTSA’s Small Business Development Center. Don’t miss the Texas SBIR/STTR Defense Innovation Summit on December 11, you can learn more and register here.

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