San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of February 18, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Debi Pfitzenmaier, CEO of Youth Code Jam, holding a large check she won at the Philathropitch pitch competition for nonprofits.

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

Infinite Robots Monthly Meetup Presented by Infinite Robots Webdev Meetup

Come discuss web development, gaming, and anime. Date and Time: Feb. 18, starts at 6:00 p.m.

North Side San Antonio: Speed Networking for Business Professionals Presented by

Networking is one of the best ways to build a network and generate leads This event is all about Business Professionals building their network through networking events in key areas of San Antonio and surrounding areas (Central, North, North East and New Braunfels). Date and Time: Feb. 18, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Venture Challenge Working Information Sessions Presented by Launch SA

The Venture Challenge program is an annual challenge for both current and aspiring business owners, regardless of industry to learn a new method for establishing goals, creating tangible benchmarks, and painting a vision for the future. Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 9:30 a.m.

How to Prepare to Attend SXSW Presented by SA Technology Events

Come find out what is new this year at SXSW in Austin, TX. Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 11:00 a.m.

Buy or Build It: SBA CDC/504 Loan Program Presented by SBA San Antonio District Office

504 Loan Structure 504 Loans are typically structured with SBA providing 40% of the total project costs, a participating lender covering up to 50% of the total project costs, and the borrower contributing1 0% of the project costs. Under certain circumstances, a borrower may be required to contribute up to 20% of the total project costs.  Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 11:30 a.m.

February 2019 Alamo ISSA – (ISC)2 Joint Meeting Presented by

Please join us for the chance to hear great presentations, earn CPE’s and enjoy lunch provided by Maggiano’s Little Italy. The quarterly meetings provide a great opportunity to network and learn the latest in security trends from industry leading experts. Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 12:00 p.m.

A monthly round-table and networking meetup for women in the tech industry. Presented by Women in Tech SATX #womenintechsatx

Join us to plan the coming year of meetings and body of work. We usually tag-team the planning of topic and speakers for each meeting so our members all have an opportunity to participate in leading. Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Philanthropitch San Antonio Presented by Philanthropitch

Philanthropitch is a social impact fast-pitch event that connects nonprofits with the coaching and capital they need to scale sustainable funding models. Join San Antonio’s social impact community for an engaging experience as nonprofit finalists pitch their innovative solutions for local community challenges. Date and Time: Feb. 19, starts at 6:00 p.m.

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: Feb. 20, starts at 9:15 a.m.

Military Transition Network Career Fair Presented by Hill Country Metro Marines

The Military Transition Network is hosting a career fair on February 20th. Are you looking for a new job, some guidance, or maybe you’re hiring? Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 11:00 a.m.

How to Launch Your Business at SXSW Presented by SA Technology Events

Learn how to Launch your business during SXSW festival on a shoestring budget. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 1:00 p.m.

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: Feb. 20, starts at 4:00 p.m.

Datanut Networking and Happy Hour! Presented by SA Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data

Come join a community of like-minded individuals who have an interest in business analytics for an evening out on Wednesday, February 20th at ‘The Hoppy Monk’ (1010 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232). Hosted by the ‘SA Business Intelligence and Data Analytics’ team. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 5:30 p.m.

SALSSA Monthly Chapter Meeting Presented by San Antonio League of SQL Server Administrators (SALSSA)

Monthly chapter meeting, topics to be announced. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 6:00 p.m.

SanAntonio Devs Meetup – Q1 2019 Presented by SADevs

Schedule: 7pm – Welcome 7:15: Daniel Wallace – Rapid Prototyping a New API in Python 7:40-7:45: Break and speaker switch 7:50: Robert Castillo – Leadership Skills 8:20: Raffle drawing, Food & fellowship Food will be for purchase and cash only. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Toyota – Robot Applications in the Automotive Industry Presented by SATX Robotix

SATX Robotix is pleased to announce that Joe Li of Toyota will be giving a presentation on robot applications in the automotive industry. The presentation will cover the history of robotic applications, review of the main robot manufacturers in the world and overall robot application in the automotive industry. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Startup Grind UTSA Presents Fireside Chat with Lorenzo Gomez (Geekdom) Presented by Startup Grind U

Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development, a CEO, a public speaker, an author, and a podcast host. He has successfully helped convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. Over the last 10 years, he has effectively engaged others in his vision to create a new contemporary community of technology companies. Date and Time: Feb. 20, starts at 7:00 p.m.

Forum on Entrepreneurship: Peter Holt & Corinna Holt Richter Presented by Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University

Peter and Corinna are the great, great grandson of Benjamin Holt, who introduced the first practical track-type tractor in 1904, which he named the Caterpillar®. Peter and Corinna represents the fifth generation of the Holt family business and are proud to carry the distinguished Holt legacy of service and innovation into the 21st century. Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 7:00 a.m.

San Antonio Women in Digital February Open Meetup Presented by San Antonio Women in Digital

San Antonio Women in Digital: February OPEN Meetup Where will your brand go in the digital space? What does branding mean in the digital era? And what should every brand be focusing on in 2019? We’ll dive deep into issues facing today’s brands during this engaging meetup with a rock star line up of panelists. Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 11:30 a.m.

Kubernetes San Antonio Meetup Presented by Kubernetes San Antonio

Kubernetes San Antonio Meetup Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 6:00 p.m.

THE YEAR OF THE CHINGONA by SAMANTHA NAJERA Presented by Bossy Latinas Network

We are very excited to have Samantha Najera back as a speaker as you requested in the evening! Our last luncheon we had nearly 70 women. We sold out quickly! This time we are opening the event to all men and women! You know Samantha for her brilliant role as co-founder in TV show Bean & Chisme. Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Civic Innovators of San Antonio – First Gathering Presented by Brian Willeford

Meet with individuals interested in Civic Innovation, discuss your ideas, and learn about some amazing projects in San Antonio! Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 6:30 p.m.

CyberDef Dojo Meetup Presented by CyberDEF Dojo

February’s meeting is all about visual basic macros! Specifically, deobfuscating them? Want to learn more? Great! Don’t know visual basic? Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to learn something. This month’s talk is titled: Deobfuscating VBA macros – Almost as fun as punching yourself in the eyeball with your elbow. Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 6:30 p.m.

San Antonio SEO Meetup Presented by San Antonio Online Marketing Group

This event is hosted by Brandon Johnston. It will be their first San Antonio SEO Meetup. It is hosted by Pear Analytics (for more information, visit their site at located at 140 Heimer Rd #195, San Antonio, TX 78232. Date and Time: Feb. 21, starts at 6:30 p.m.

CreativeMornings | February Presented by CreativeMornings/SanAntonio

February’s theme is SYMMETRY, chosen by our CreativeMornings/Saint Petersburg chapter and illustrated by Anna Fadeeva. “When in chaos, create your symmetry.” @mailchimp is the presenting partner. Date and Time: Feb. 22, starts at 8:45 a.m.

2019 VIA Codeathon #GoCodeSA Presented by VIA Metropolitan Transit

VIA Metropolitan Transit, the premier public transportation system for San Antonio and Bexar County, will host its third GoCodeSA Codeathon, an event designed to bring together the best coders, designers, and tech experts in the area, and challenge them to burn bright transit ideas into potential transit innovation for our region. GoCodeSA will provide meals and snacks for participants. Date and Time: Feb. 22, starts at 12:00 p.m.

Think Science: How the Internet Affects Your Brain Presented by Texas Public Radio

For a quarter of a century, humans have been interacting online through the World Wide Web, and along with the easy access to information have been sea changes in the way we do business, converse, and even fall in love. What influence has the Internet had on the way our minds work? Have we become a nation of “skimmers” that can no longer find time to read a novel?  Date and Time: Feb. 22, starts at 12:00 p.m.

Codeup Grows Up | 5th Birthday Party Presented by Codeup

Codeup is turning 5! We are so excited to announce the celebration of Codeup’s 5th year of contributing to and building a family within San Antonio’s growing and vibrant tech ecosystem. From the moment our three founders, Michael Girdley, Jason Straughan, and Chris Turner, realized there was a shortage of tech talent in San Antonio to launching their first full-stack web development class. Date and Time: Feb. 22, starts at 5:00 p.m.

Social Hour (Game Developers) Presented by Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio

Come and meet your fellow game devs! We also welcome artists, musicians, content creators, streamers, and any other thing closely related to game development. What’s happening with our work with the city? What cons are coming up? Who has new games or game news to share? Date and Time: Feb. 22, starts at 7:00 p.m.

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:  Feb. 23, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of Debi Pfitzenmaier, CEO of Youth Code Jam, who collected $50,000 in awards at the first annual Philanthropitch San Antonio pitch event for nonprofits held in 2018. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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