San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of January 6, 2020

By Iris Gonzalez
It's 2020! Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash.

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

Happy New Year! Here’s some events to get your year off to a great start.

SAMA Recognition Luncheon Presented by: San Antonio Manufacturers Association

Introduction of 2020 Board of Directors Introduction of 2020 Committee Chairs Meet SAMA Staff SAMA – ” Year in Review”​Involvement – Education Opportunities to get involved in 2020 Date and Time: Jan 7th @ 11:30 AM

Startup funding via SBIR Open Topics / In-Person Presentation and Q&A Presented by: AFWERX

We believe in the power of small businesses to tackle the Department of Defense challenges and SBIR Open Topics are a great pathway for that. Date and Time: Jan 7th @ 04:00 PM

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: Jan 8th @ 09:15 AM

Basic Business Math – Start Here Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

This interactive course will jumpstart any new business owner and re-ignite any seasoned veteran.  This is a collection of the most common and useful financial topics usually covered in the best entrepreneurial MBA programs in the country.  It focuses on understanding how to use financial statements to operate and improve your company, to calculating how much financing your dream may need, to tec Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 10:00 AM

Maestro Life Lesson: Secrets to Growing your Business with Fiesta Medals Presented by: Maestro Entrepreneur Center

Maestro Life Lessons are designed to bring local entrepreneurs to come and speak on their challenges and successes as entrepreneurs Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 11:30 AM

Wired Wednesday Presented by: VelocityTX and the 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. Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 05:00 PM

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

Learn about Invention – about taking your product to market. About prototyping your product. About protecting your product. Each month, our speaker will discuss some important parts about invention. See to get the newsletter with specifics on who/when/where. Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 06:30 PM

Intro to Combine Presented by: San Antonio iOS Developer Meetup

Come learn the details of Apple’s Combine framework, and take your reactive programming skills to the next level. In this presentation, we will start with the basics of Combine and dive into some examples that highlight the implications that reactive programming has on how you write your iOS applications. Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 07:00 PM

San Antonio YouTube Create (YouTubers meetup) Presented by: San Antonio YouTube Create (YouTube meet up group)

We are going to be back at geekdom this week come join us just go to the basement classrooms Date and Time: Jan 8th @ 07:00 PM

Introduction to Using Facebook Messenger Bots & Facebook Ads Presented by: Key Coworking

Go from automating your lead generation activities to automatically qualifying AND converting your leads. Date and Time: Jan 9th @ 09:00 AM

S+S Breakfast Info Session Presented by: Students + Startups

Looking for high-caliber talent for the summer? Join us at The Impact Guild 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: Jan 9th @ 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: Jan 9th @ 10:00 AM

DEFCON – San Antonio 2020 Presented by: Defcon San Antonio

We currently have a location to meet and start the planning of DEFCON San Antonio 2020. This group has a ton of possibilities but, the main goal of this MeetUp is to bring DEFCON to San Antonio and everything that comes with it. Date and Time: Jan 9th @ 07:00 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: Jan 10th @ 09:00 AM

Morning Coffee and Tech Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Great Conversations, great people, but more importantly great coffee!! Come to Morning Coffee and Tech, a meetup that is not networking focused, but more human-focused. Date and Time: Jan 10th @ 09:30 AM

Buying/Selling a Business Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Buying or selling a business can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking.  There is so much to consider and you want to be thoughtful and deliberate. This class is designed to walk you through the process at a high level and give you some tools to prepare you for the exciting journey ahead. Date and Time: Jan 10th @ 10:00 AM

FREE Coding 101 Workshop Presented by: CodeBound

Learn coding basics from Software Developers! Date and Time: Jan 11th @ 10:00 AM

Machine Learning Workshop Presented by: Codeup

Looking to advance your math or statistics degree and uplevel your career? Join Codeup’s FREE coding workshop, where you will learn the basics of machine learning and receive a detailed introduction to the field of Data Science.  You will gain a detailed introduction to Data Science followed by a lecture and hands-on practice to build a machine learning predictive model. Date and Time: Jan 11th @ 10:00 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:  January 11, starts at 10:00 a.m.

It’s 2020! Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash.

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