San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of July 8, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
National Videogame Day 2019

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

The Swarm Society July Workshop: Influencer Marketing Mistakes Presented by The Social Butterfly Gal

The Swarm Society is SBG’s Mastermind Community designed to help you become the social media marketing hero for your business. TSS provides women with access to industry leaders and actionable business strategies to build and scale successful businesses.  Date and Time: Jul 8th @ 9:00 AM 

Brash Breakfast: July Presented by Brash

Join us for tacos and support!  Date and Time: Jul 9th @ 9:00 AM 

Meet San Antonio: Tech for Business Conference Presented by Odoo

Are you a business owner/manager? Entrepreneur? Consultant or software developer? This event is for you! Join us at our next event in San Antonio and learn how business management software can help your company cut costs, boost sales, and increase business efficiency.  Date and Time: Jul 9th @ 6:30 PM 

1 Million Cups Presented by Launch SA

Every Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15 am at 600 Soledad St. Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 9:00 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. This session will be a roundtable format. The first 20 individuals to register will be guaranteed a spot to speak with Shah IP Law, PLLC.  Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 10:30 AM 

8(a) Program & All Small Mentor/Protégé Program Presented by LiftFund

Join the LiftFund Women’s Business Center and the SBA San Antonio District Office for a seminar on the 8(a) Certification Program and the All Small Mentor/Protégé Program! The objective of the SBA’s 8(a) program is to promote socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses who are interested in selling to and doing business with the federal government.  Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 11:00 AM 

Insperity Lunch and Learn Presented by Key Coworking

Benefits and HR are integral to every small business, but especially small businesses that are experiencing success and starting to grow. When it’s not just you and a partner anymore and employees become a possibility or reality, it’s time to review your people strategy.  Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 11:30 AM 

San Antonio, TX Mobility & IoT Bootcamp Presented by Telarus

Please join us for an in-depth training on IoT and Mobility and learn how to revolutionize the way you make money! Leading the conversation will be presenters from Global Gig, CyberReef, vMox and Source Inc. Join us as we help you understand all that Telarus has to offer in the IoT and Mobility world.  Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 12:00 PM 

Wired Wednesday Presented by VelocityTX / 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. Spend five minutes with each of our subject matter experts and ask questions about business law, marketing, tax accounting and more. Our Wired Wednesday series takes place every 2nd Wednesday and is free and open to the public.   Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 5:00 PM 

Joint Happy Hour (SAYP / SA Start Up Week) Presented by San Antonio Young Professionals

SAYP (San Antonio Young Professionals) and SASUW (San Antonio Start Up Week) are coming together to bring you another wonderful happy hour.  This time we will be at Little Woodrow’s in Hollywood Park. There will be free food, great drink specials, amazing people, and an opportunity to learn about both organizations.   Date and Time: Jul 10th @ 6:00 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: Jul 11th @ 10:00 AM 

Ask A Lender! Open 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 one of our friendly Business Development Officers from LiftFund who will gladly explain the general criteria for obtaining a small business loan and will help you identify what steps you need to take to increase your chances of successfully obtaining funding.  Date and Time: Jul 11th @ 11:00 AM 

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: Jul 12th @ 9:00 AM 

Pitch School Presented by VelocityTX

Every other Friday, two entrepreneurs from our community will pitch their businesses to the VelocityTX team and other members of San Antonio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to receive valuable, in-depth feedback and constructive criticism to help them refine their pitch – whether they’re pitching to an investor, making a sales pitch, or anything in between. Date and Time: Jul 12th @ 9:00 AM 

“Not-A-Launch” BBQ Presented by CANopener Labs

Come to the Most “Boring” Launch of our new prototyping and R&D lab!  Date and Time: Jul 13th @ 5:30 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 a makers market in the parking lot once a month. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  July 13, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Blockchain, Dapp, and Crypto Round Table – Cross-Disciplinary Meetup Presented by San Antonio Bitcoin and Crypto

This Monthly meetup is our main meeting and provides an outlet for people across the crypto space to exchange and discuss fundamental and technical bitcoin topics. In this meeting series we discuss Blockchain development, Dapp, Cryptocurrency Mining, and market moves, news, and rumor. We cover a wide range of currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Lisk, GNY, BrikBit, Madana, as well as other popular and up-and-coming cryptocurrencies.  Date and Time: Jul 14th @ 6:30 PM 

Featured image is a courtesy image from the Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio. Don’t miss National Videogame Day July 8. 

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