San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of June 24, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Don't miss this year's San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week (SAEW). The panel June 25 from 1-2 pm at LaunchSA will focus on entrepreneurship for veterans and their spouses. Courtesy image.

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.

SABusinessCalendar.com 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 www.sabusinesscalendar.com.

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

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week: Inspiration Day Presented by: Launch SA

Check out www.SAEW.org for full details. San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Inspiration Day with 5 thoughtful keynotes led by leaders who have built their business from the ground up in various industries all in San Antonio. Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 8:30 AM 

SAEW Presents: Keynote with Sherrika Arch Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

As a woman in construction, Sherrika Arch has grown Straight Line Management to be one of the leading small businesses in San Antonio.  Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 9:00 AM 

SAEW Presents: Keynote with Christy Prescott Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Christine Jo Prescott is a trailblazing entrepreneur, businesswoman and philanthropist with over 28 years of extraordinary success under her belt.  Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 10:45 AM 

SAEW Presents: Keynote with Rick Aleman Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Founded in 1989, John R. “Rick” Aleman, starting with 6 employees, has built and expanded Selrico Services through work in over 15 U.S. and international locations, providing food, construction, facilities maintenance, operations and maintenance, and other infrastructure support services to the public and private sectors. Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 12:15 PM 

SAEW Presents: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Join us as we highlight and celebrate the finalists of our Venture Challenge program and award funding to selected top performing businesses as judged by leading entrepreneurs, investors and community stakeholders in the San Antonio community. Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 4:45 PM 

High Tea with Mark Schaefer Presented by: Matt Scherer

Mark Schaefer, the author of several books on social media, will speak Monday at 5 p.m. at the Geekdom Event Center.  Schaefer’s current book: “The Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins” shows how savvy business leaders can get their top customers to tell others about their goods and services.   Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 5:00 PM 

SAEW Presents: Venture Challenge Awards Mixer Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Join us to close out the Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony and the 2nd day of San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week, on Inspiration Day. We will host attendees, participants of the Venture Challenge and other community leaders and stakeholders to gather together in celebration of the success of our 2019 business endeavors.  Date and Time: Jun 24th @ 6:30 PM 

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week: Development Day Presented by: Launch SA

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week kicks off its Development Day, which is focused on supporting our entrepreneurial ecosystem with critical learning, direction, perspective, and connection to resource partners.  Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 8:30 AM 

TINT ExB – Product Launch Presented by: TINT

ExB is coming. Join us for lunch and a product launch from the world’s most powerful and trusted UGC Platform.User-Generated Content Strategy has never been faster, more beautiful, or more effective.  Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 11:00 AM 

ACG in San Antonio on 6/25/19: Kennon Guglielmo, CEO of Genisys Presented by: ACG San Antonio

After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1992, Dr. Guglielmo moved to San Antonio and began his career at Southwest Research Institute in the Engine Research Division. Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 11:30 AM 

SAEW Presents: From Medical Provider to Entrepreneur Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

As a person with a medical background, you don’t formally get an education in business. As such, starting your own business or developing and monetizing new methods or products may seem daunting. Through UT Health San Antonio, their experts have worked with medical professionals to develop companies and support the transition from provider to entrepreneur. Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 11:45 AM 

SAEW Presents: Fireside with EPIcenter Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

EPIcenter’s mission is to transform the historic Mission Road Power Plant into a world-class center that will serve as a cradle for invention and a catalyst for clean energy innovation and technological advancement. Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 12:30 PM 

SAEW Presents: Military Entrepreneurship in Military City Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

With one in eight residents of Bexar County tied to the military, it is no wonder San Antonio is called Military City. Research shows that veterans are more likely than non-veterans to own a business, and veteran entrepreneurs out-earn their civilian counterparts. Military spouses, who are underemployed at a rate of 55% and unemployed at more than four times the national and veteran average, are increasingly finding that entrepreneurship presents greater career portability and opportunity.  Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 1:00 PM 

SAEW Presents: Start Smart Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

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: Jun 25th @ 1:00 PM 

SAEW Presents: Building a Scalable Marketing Strategy Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Jeremy Roberts, a Digital Marketing consultant and practitioner with 20 years of experience in both the corporate and startup worlds, will walk entrepreneurs through how to build out strategy and positioning and create a framework for building a scalable, competitive marketing strategy and tactical plan. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 2:15 PM 

SAEW Presents: Fireside with Velocity Texas and Sports Sonar Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

VelocityTX is a non-profit innovation superhub that provides a continuum of entrepreneur assistance services including funding all within one organization. Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 3:30 PM 

SAEW Presents: You Don’t Need a Developer Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

Modern DIY website building platforms give anyone, even you, the power to build a cost-effective, functional and beautifully designed website. Gone are the days of web developer dependency. Professors of Graphic Design, Nancy Miller and Alexandria Canchola will discuss their experiences with building websites and why, today, they only use Squarespace to create websites for their clients (big and small).  Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 3:30 PM 

SAEW Presents: Mentorship Rounds Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find information or perspectives that help you move forward. Common advice is to find a mentor, but without the opportunity to connect, where and how do you find mentors? During San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week, we will be hosting a special Mentor Rounds that features mentors of all industries providing you insight for your business. Date and Time: Jun 25th @ 6:00 PM 

SAEW 2019: Impact Presented by: Launch San Antonio

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week 2019 kicks off its last day focused on Impact at The Impact Guild! Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 8:00 AM 

SAEW Presents: 1 Million Cups Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

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 26th @ 9:00 AM 

Maestro Leadership Life Lessons Presented by: Maestro Entrepreneur Center

This program is an intimate conversation with local business owners sharing their keys to success on how to price your product and negotiate with vendors.  …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 11:30 AM 

Bunker Brews at San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week Presented by: Bunker Labs San Antonio

Join us at San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week for our next Bunker Brews! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 5:30 PM 

SAEW Presents: Closeout with BunkerLabs Presented by: San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Weekends our week in celebration of new connections, learned lessons, personal growth attained and opportunities found with a special close out with our partners BunkerLabs. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 5:30 PM 

Das Spiel – Summer 2019 Event Presented by: New Braunfels EDC

Have a business idea and need funding? You could win $ to help fund your new venture. Introducing Das Spiel (formerly Pitch Tab). Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 6:00 PM 

AwesomeSA’s 7th Birthday! Presented by: AwesomeSA

We’ve been promoting Awesome in San Antonio for 7th years $1,000 at a time!  Waaaayyyy back when in 2012 a group of awesome individuals decided to create the San Antonio Chapter of the Awesome Foundation and donate out of pocket every month to create $1,000 micro-grants. Since then we have awarded 69 micro-grants and now we’re awarding number 70!  Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 6:30 PM 

Business Shower Presented by: Girl Power Hour- San Antonio

Girl Power Hour- SA and the Annex Coworking are joining forces to give one lucky small business owner a Business Shower to help supply them with goodies and gifts to help them in their business journey. Businesses should be 1 year old or younger, registered with the state of Texas, and you can nominate yourself.  Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 6:30 PM 

Build a Blog from Scratch Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Want to start a blog in 2019? Need to build a blog for your business or startup? This is the perfect meetup for you! This meetup will be led by a long-retired software engineer that provides WordPress and other consulting services to selected non-profits in/around San Antonio. Date and Time: Jun 26th @ 7:00 PM 

How to be an Awesome Intern Manager Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Employers who are thoughtful when designing internship programs and intentional in implementing them reap benefits regarding intern engagement, productivity, and loyalty. Join us to learn about key elements of a high impact internship, reasons why each is important, and tangible ideas for building each into your internship program.  Date and Time: Jun 27th @ 10:00 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: Jun 27th @ 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. Date and Time: Jun 27th @ 6:00 PM 

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: Jun 28th @ 9:00 AM 

2019 Women Business Accelerator (WBA) Info Session Presented by: LiftFund

2019 Women’s Business Accelerator For the sixth year in a row, the LiftFund Women’s Business Center is hosting the Women’s Business Accelerator (WBA) program. This comprehensive business accelerator is designed for women entrepreneurs in San Antonio looking to take their business to the next level.  Date and Time: Jun 28th @ 10:00 AM 

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. Everyone is welcome. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Jun 28th @ 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 29, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Datathon Final Pitches Presented by: CivTechSA

Datathon Final Pitches! Date and Time: Jun 30th @ 4:00 PM 

Featured image is a courtesy image from this year’s San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week (SAEW). The panel June 25 from 1-2 pm at LaunchSA will focus on entrepreneurship for veterans and their spouses. 

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