San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 13, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Tech Talent South meets to develop tech talents in San Antonio. Courtesy image.

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

Datathon Datadive Presented by CivTechSA

Going over the SmartSA datasets for Datathon and still find it all super confusing? Come out to the Datathon Datadive, we’ve got answers! Date and Time: 5/13 @  6:00 PM

Key Steps in Hiring the Right Sales Person, Mentor Rounds Presented by Launch SA

Program Overview Business owners are constantly looking to find good salespeople. Every year more than a third of the average B2B sales force turns over. The washout rate for new salespeople is even larger. This workshop will focus on identifying key steps in hiring and retaining great salespeople. Date and Time: 5/14 @ 11:00 AM

Buy or Build It: SBA CDC/504 Loan Program Presented by SBA San Antonio District Office

504 Loan Structure 504 Loans are typically structured with SBA providing 40% of the total project costs, a participating lender covering up to 50% of the total project costs, and the borrower contributing 10% of the project costs. Date and Time: 5/14 11:30 AM

Global Lecture Series IV: Thirst for Power Presented by EPIcenter New Energy Innovation Center

Don’t miss the San Antonio premiere of the documentary Thirst For Power presented by EPIcenter! The documentary, filmed in France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization’s search for abundant water and energy. Date and Time: 5/14 @  5:30 PM

Fireside Chat Featuring Sridhar & Sujatha Kamma – Hosted by Cole Wollak Presented by Geekdom

Welcome to Geekdom’s monthly community event! The Geekdom Fireside Chat is designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs through the sharing of lessons learned. Each month we showcase this by hosting founders that solved a major problem. The seventh chat in this series will feature the co-founders of FunnelAI, Sridhar & Sujatha Kamma. Date and Time: 5/14 @  6:00 PM

Pitch Tab at The Green Lantern Presented by Launch SA

Pitch Tab is a casual pitch event that invites participants to share their idea or company in a short 90-second pitch at a local bar or community venue with the potential to win a prize. Pitch Tab was created in order to foster an after-hours community of entrepreneurs that could connect and support each other in their endeavors.  The format is simple, up to 10 entrepreneurs, business owners, or idea creators, have the opportunity to pitch their idea in 90 seconds. Date and Time:  5/14 @ 7:00 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. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities. Date and Time: 5/15 @  9:00 AM

Spring Into User Generated Content Presented by TINT

Join us for this No-Cost Workshop. We’re offering it twice to better fit your schedule. User-Generated Content (UGC) is all about leveraging the best community content to build trust. The world’s top brands transform their customers into creators, brand ambassadors, and influencers; and now you can too. Date and Time: 5/15 @  10:00 AM

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. Date and Time: 5/15 @  10:30 AM

ARDA Spark 2019 | Advancing Equity with Data Presented by Alamo Regional Data Alliance

Transform your perspective on equity and data through professional development, excellent networking, and remarkable inspiration at Spark! Date and Time: 5/15 @  1:30 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! Date and Time: 5/15 @ 4:00 PM

Learn HTML, CSS and Bootstrap with Tech Talent South Presented by Tech Talent South

Bootstrap is one of the hottest and most widely used CSS libraries. Date and Time: 5/15 @ 7:00 PM

San Antonio YouTube Create Presented by San Antonio Youtube Create (Youtube meet up group)

We are going to be back at geekdom this week come join us< Date and Time: 5/15 @  7:00 PM

May Founders’ Meetup Presented by SA Founders’ Coffee Club

We hope you all had a great Fiesta! Come join us for a brew at Coffeecionado Community Roasters on the South Side. Join our monthly discussion and share your ideas, challenges and experiences on how things are going so far. Date and Time: 5/16 @  9:00 AM

Brand Cohesion Presented by Key Coworking

Tired of your social media, website and in person branding feeling like it’s from 3 separate companies?  Of customer reaching out only to stop short of a sale because your product or service wasn’t what they where expecting? Can’t figure out how to translate your companies physical presences online? Date and Time: 5/16 @  9:30 AM

Constructing Your Brand Identity, Mentor Rounds Presented by Launch SA

Do you ever feel conflicted in business? You dream of building an industry-leading brand and leveraging the power of passive income and massive impact, but you don’t have a roadmap on how to build a brand. Date and Time: 5/16 @  12:00 PM

San Antonio Software Developers 2019 Q2 Meetup Presented by San Antonio Software Developers Group (SADev)

We’re excited to see you at our Q2 Meetup! Light refreshments will be available. Schedule: 7pm Welcome 7:15 Jon Roberts – “Cloud-Native” Software Design and Architecture 7:40 Break and Open Space event planning 8:10 Ell – Mentoring 101 8:35 Raffle Drawing, Food & Fellowship 9:00 Launch SA might be telling us to leave  Date and Time: 5/16 @  6:30 PM

Work & Mingle in The Garden Presented by Key Coworking

Come and finish out the week by getting some work done and meeting new people, in our gorgeous garden.Take a tour of Key Coworking at 5:45 pm. Date and Time: 5/17 @ 4:30 PM

Learn to Code workshop – Python (Intro to Data Science) Presented by Codeup

Data Science is Glassdoor’s #1 Job in America. But what is it? Data Science is a method of deriving actionable intelligence from data using programming, math/stats and business expertise. Come out and join us for our FREE coding workshop, where we will cover the basics of Python! Date and Time: 5/18 @  9:00 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 a makers market in the parking lot once a month. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  May 18, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is from Tech Talent South, a group that meets to help develop tech talent in San Antonio. Courtesy image.

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