San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 17, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
A courtesy image from the Cyber Dojo.

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are Dr 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

Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering.

Safer Streets SA Presented by Tech Bloc

Join Lime, Tech Bloc, Bike SA, and officials from the City of San Antonio and VIA in a conversation about Vision Zero: San Antonio’s plan to eliminate roadway fatalities and improve multimodal transportation safety. An average of 170 people are killed on SA roadways and sidewalks every year. Vision Zero seeks to make San Antonio streets safer for people walking, biking, and driving. Date and Time: Jun 17th @ 5:30 PM

IT and Security for Your Small Business, Mentor Rounds Presented by Launch SA

Want to know about the best practices in place to support and protect your online content? Join us in the session and earn from an expert the items you should be considering and the risks of not having the proper protection. About the Mentor: Nathan Rizzo is Vice President of Rx Technology providing Technology Construction and IT Support with Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Date and Time: Jun 18th @ 1:00 PM

June Creative Mixer Presented by AIGA SA

Meet and connect with creative community members for some casual networking and a talk from Ali Palmerson and Callie Roberson. Date and Time: Jun 18th @ 5:30 PM

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. One of my personal goals for the coming months is to collectively draft a short (one page?) position paper (including a practical checklist of action items) on how San Antonio companies can include and implement diversity in their organizations as a core value. Date and Time: Jun 18th @ 6:00 PM

Plug Me In: Smart. Connected. Electrified. Presented by EPIcenter

EPIcenter’s Summit on Electrification The half-day Summit will feature speakers from across the country, leaders in their fields with diverse perspectives. Timely keynotes, interesting panels and “hot offline” technology vignettes make up the day. Absorb best practices, lessons learned, and, of course, advanced technologies that are moving us forward into an increasingly electrified society.  Date and Time: Jun 19th @ 7:00 AM

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: Jun 19th @ 9:00 AM

San Antonio IT & InfoSec Leaders Bi-Monthly Happy Hour Presented by David Abrons & Kevin Hughes

What to expect: This is an exclusive invite to a happy hour designed to bring together thought leaders in the IT & InfoSec spaces. The main objective is to network with peers while sharing ideas and experiences over a drink or appetizer, compliments of your hosts, David Abrons and Kevin Hughes. This is the first meeting, your attendance and contribution are important to making it a success and the start of something special.  Date and Time: Jun 19th @ 4:00 PM

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, May 22nd at ‘The Hoppy Monk’ (1010 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232). Date and Time: Jun 19th @ 5:30 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! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs.  Date and Time: Jun 19th @ 6:00 PM

Cons & Career Presented by The CyberDef Dojo

“If you compete with others, you may not win. If you compete with yourself, you always win by becoming better.” ― Debasish Mridha. When I got my first job out in the real world, I thought: this is it: All I’m ever going to need to know for my career, for my job. Got a rude awakening that was one of those worthwhile lessons taught outside of school: invest in becoming a lifelong learner. How do you come across new ideas to keep things fresh?  Date and Time: Jun 19th @ 7:00 PM

June Founders’ Meetup Presented by SA Founders’ Coffee Club

Summer has arrived! We hope it has been a good start to the season for you. Come join us for a brew or breakfast at 5 Points Local on N. Flores. Join our monthly discussion and share your ideas, challenges and experiences on how things are going so far. As always, feel free to bring along another Founder friend who you think can benefit from our discussion. Date and Time: Jun 20th @ 9:00 AM

Fireside Chat w/ Dr. David Yokum & Brian Dillard Presented by Geekdom & the City’s Office of Innovation

The City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation is embarking on a new Research & Development program with support from USAA, SwRI and UTSA.     Dr. David Yokum led the creation of public sector R&D programs at the federal and local levels of government for the Obama Administration and Washington DC.  Now in his role as Director for The Policy Lab at Brown University, he is uniquely situated to help other governments build similar capacity.  Date and Time: Jun 20th @ 6:00 PM

Hustle + Socialize 2019 – The Catalyst for Change Presented by Hustle + Socialize

Hustle + Socialize is a game-changing professional development conference that empowers hustling women through personal and professional skills-building. Designed around the pillars of learning, networking, and mindfulness, Hustle + Socialize provides attendees with impact-based tools, techniques, and strategies to achieve greater success on behalf of their businesses, careers and personal lives. Date and Time: Jun 20th @ 6:00 PM

Wonder w/ Amanda McMickle Presented by CreativeMornings/SanAntonio

This month’s theme is WONDER, and we’re welcoming Amanda McMickle as our speaker! Read more about Amanda on our registration page (link below).The Will Smith Zoo School will be hosting us Friday, June 21st and Estate Coffee Co. and TEKsystems will be providing coffee and breakfast! Date and Time: Jun 21st @ 8:30 AM

Google My Business Presented by The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Join the UTSA SBDC and RevLocal to learn more about utilizing Google My Business.  Learn about the value of digital marketing and how you can expand your online presence through smarter insights to grow your business. We will talk about customer insights, Google my business, Google adwords and mobile marketing. Date and Time: Jun 21st @ 10:00 AM

Vendor Orientation – District 3 – June 21 Presented by City of San Antonio Economic Development Department

Join us at the Mission Branch Library on Friday, June 21, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm! Learn about bidding opportunities, meet with City Departments & register as a vendor with the City of San Antonio! Date and Time: Jun 21st @ 1:30 PM

Entrepreneurs Accountability Group Presented by Key Coworking

Plan out your week for success and make connections with a group of people who will help keep you accountable, provide advice and encouragement.  Date and Time: Jun 21st @ 4:00 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:  June 22, starts at 10:00 a.m.

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week: Friendly Brunch and Awards Presented by Launch SA

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with its first ever Friendly Brunch and Awards. At this event, we encourage the community to gather together, meet new people, connect on projects, enjoy great food, and recognize some key players in San Antonio’s entrepreneurship and mentor community.  We will be starting the event at 11 am with registration or check-in beginning around 10:30 am. Date and Time: Jun 23rd @ 10:30 AM

Featured image is a courtesy image from the Cyber-Dojo. Don’t miss this week’s Learn to Code workshop from the Alamo Code Learners and the San Antonio Cybersecurity meeting. 

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