San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of March 25, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
PATCH won $10,000 in Trinity University's Stumberg Competition September 2018. From left: Trinity’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship director Luis Martinez gives the check to PATCH co-founders Gavin Buchanan and Andrew Aertker. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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

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: March 26, starts at 9:30 am

Chingona Entrepreneurs de San Anto Panel Discussion Presented by SAC WHM

Get inspired by some of San Anto’s prominent Latinx entrepreneurs including Christina Martinez from Very That, Rebel Mariposa of La Botanica, and Kayla Mata of Sunshine Bakery. Date and Time: March 26, starts at 10:50 am

ACG Monthly Meeting in San Antonio Presented by ACG Central Texas

There will be two speakers, both from C.H. Guenther & Son, a family-run business for over 160 years: Dale Tremblay, president and CEO and Dale Tremblay, who has been at the helm for nearly twenty years. Date and Time: March 26, starts at 11:30 am

Taco Tuesday (PHP Developers) Presented by San Antonio Coding Challenge

Let’s meet up and talk shop at the Original Blanco Cafe – Voted best enchiladas in San Antonio.  That’s right, BEST. Date and Time: March 26, starts at 12:00 pm

Stumberg Venture Competition – Seed Round Presented by Trinity University, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition is a two-part pitch event hosted in the spring and the fall. Each spring, Trinity students have an opportunity to compete for a chance to win a place in the Summer Accelerator, mentorship, and seed funding.  Please join us for an exciting night on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Date and Time: March 26, starts at 4:00 pm

First AI/ML Meetup (Evolutionary Algorithms) Presented by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning of San Antonio

This will be the first meetup! Topic will be Evolutionary Algorithms but lets also get ideas from all of you what you want to see for future meetups! Date and Time: March 26, starts at 5:00 pm

Inaugural Code for SA Meeting Presented by Code for SA

This is essentially a Hack Night where we will brainstorm ideas that can be solved using civic data. Our purpose is to code something that benefits our city and is Open Source. In order to create these long term projects, we need to spend time planning together first! Date and Time: March 26, starts at 6:00 pm

March Pitch Party Presented by AwesomeSA

Join us for our March Pitch Party where three finalists will pitch their projects for a chance to win our 68th micro-grant of $1,000! — AwesomeSA was founded in 2012 with the mission to forward awesome in San Antonio by awarding microgrants of $1,000 every month to projects that promote, awe, wonder, and inspiration throughout the community.  Date and Time: March 26, starts at 6:00 pm

March Speaker Series Presented by ReactSA | ReactJS and React Native in San Antonio

Announcements and presentation Speaker: Joseph Villafranca – (Workshop) Create your own mobile app using React Native/ If you’d like to work alongside Joseph to get a functional development environment stood up by the end of his talk, please install the latest XCode or Android Studio versions before we meet! Date and Time: March 26, starts at 6:30 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: March 27,  starts at 9:15 am

Legal Pitfalls to Avoid Presented by The UTSA Small Business Development Center

This workshop is designed for both current and potential business owners. Learn about the major legal pitfalls small business owner’s encounter, and steps to take to avoid falling into the ‘trap’.  Rebecca Smith, attorney and counselor at law, will lead the presentation of the five major pitfalls business owners encounter and how to avoid them. Date and Time: March 27, starts at 10:00 am

QuickBooks Online, Mentor Round Presented by Launch SA

“Do you struggle with generating accurate financial statements? Join Steve Chase as he demos using QuickBooks Online to generate the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports.” Mentor: Steve Chase Steve Chase is the founder of Sequentia Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in QuickBooks Online training.  Date and Time: March 27, starts at 10:30 am

Lunch & Learn: SEO for Small Businesses with Maker Mama Presented by The Impact Guild

Your website is the most valuable piece of online real estate for your business. But it isn’t enough to have a beautiful website, your audience needs to be able to find it, too. Learn from the Creator of Maker Mama, Amy Johnson, how to use the best tools for researching your competitors and creating the best SEO strategy for your startup’s website. Date and Time: March 27, 2019 starts at 12:00 pm

Echale Gas: Digital Marketing Presented by Southside First

Digital Marketing can help you grow your business and build your brand. Whether you are a start-up business or already established, join us and learn from social media professionals on how to market your business, create more awareness and get you more customers. Date and Time: March 27, 2019 starts at 1:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence – Areas and Applications Presented by San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Events

First meetup/ Event for this group will be focussed on the areas of AI and various applications of AI. The event will involve a small presentation, with the main theme being the discussions between few founders (who use AI as their core product) and the audience. Date and Time: March 27, 2019 starts at 6:00 pm

Me & My ________ Friends LIVE! Presented by Key Coworking

Me & My Blank Friends explores the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds through laughter and sarcastic anecdotes. Date and Time: March 27, 2019 starts at 6:00 pm

WordPress Wednesday Presented by San Antonio Online Marketing Group

Get ready for WordPress Wednesday & Workshop! Bring your laptop fully charged and don’t forget to watch all the awesome WordPress video tutorials for this month by WebTegrity. Date and Time: March 27, starts at 6:30 pm

Military Transition Network Career Readiness Workshop Presented by Matt Scherer

Our mission is simple.  We want to help military professionals and their family members get the tools they need for a successful transition from their military duties to their new careers.  The uniform of the day is business professional. Lunch is provided to all attendees. Date and Time: March 28, starts at 9:00 am

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 in a computer lab setting. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business. Date and Time: March 28, starts at 10:00 am

Hustle & Grow Coworking Event Presented by Carrie Hill

Join us on March 28th for our Hustle + Grow coworking event! This is a chance for non-members to experience working at Annex and connect with like-minded women! We’ll be hanging out from 11-4 pm, working, drinking coffee, and growing together!  We’d love you to come, and a $7 ticket gets you in the door. Date and Time: March 28, starts at 11:00 am

San Antonio Startup Week Mixer Presented by San Antonio Startup Week

At The Cherrity Bar, we will be announcing a new app that can improve our conference experience. Please join us for a drink, light food and conversation – we want your feedback too! Date and Time: March 28, starts at 5:30 pm

SA Networkers March Meetup – Practical Network Automation Presented by San Antonio Computer Networking Meetup

For our March meetup, we will be returning to the Geekdom Event Center on Thursday, March 28; this will be a technical, hands-on, collaborative session focusing on practical Network Automation, so Bring your Laptops! Date and Time: March 28, starts at 6:00 pm

San Antonio|Together Digital| March Meet Up Presented by San Antonio Women in Digital

Topic: “Social Media- Content Marketing/Videography and Social Media (Copywriting Corner)”  Date and Time: March 28, starts at 6:00 pm

Women Business Owner Awards Presented by NAWBO San Antonio

We will publicly celebrate and honor the valuable contributions women business owners make to San Antonio and surrounding counties. This award has become the most coveted award for women business owners, and the only award presented exclusively to women entrepreneurs by their peers. Date and Time: March  28, starts at 6:30 pm

SWE Luncheon Presented by Society of Women Engineers – San Antonio section

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Space, Molecular Analysis and Energy This presentation will discuss recent and ongoing research and development projects that highlight how recent advances in machine learning can create practical solutions for space, chemistry and energy applications. It is a free event with lunch provided thanks to the generosity of the Southwest Research Institute. Date and Time: March  29, starts at 11:30 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 a makers market in the parking lot once a month. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  March 30, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of Trinity University’s Stumberg competition in September 2018. From left: Trinity’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship director Luis Martinez giving a check to PATCH co-founders Gavin Buchanan and Andrew Aertker. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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