San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 6, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
San Antonio Technology Center or SATC

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

Break Fast & Launch Summer Dinner Day Presented by Launch SA

The Break Fast & Launch Program is an 8-week culinary business accelerator program based in San Antonio, Texas, created and hosted by Launch SA to help food entrepreneurs find the answers they need to successfully start or grow their business. To conclude each cohort, Launch SA hosts a Dinner Day event, similar to Demo Day events hosted by other accelerators, to showcase the learning and progress that each participating team has made through the program Date and Time: 5/6/2019 at 6:00 PM

Entrepreneurship4All E4ALL Presented by Woodforest National Bank

Join us as entrepreneurs from your community share stories of how they started or grew their small businesses; and in just 90 minutes, leave inspired to take your own business idea to the next level. At this event, you will connect with entrepreneurs and other professionals who can support your goals. Date and Time: 5/6/2019 @ 7:30 PM

Accounting and Taxes for Your Small Business, Mentor Rounds Presented by Launch SA

Take this opportunity to ask a CPA about the best practices for your business. Bring your questions ! Taxation of the different business organizations Bookkeeping Systems and Accounting Methods Record Keeping Employment Taxes Tax Withholding Filing Requirements as an Employer Information Returns Methods of Filing Where to Get Help DAVID PLEMONS, CPA, President David was born and raised in Texas. In 1981, he received his BBA in Accounting from Baylor University and was licensed Date and Time:  5/7/2019 @ 9:00 AM

Small Business Financing – Access to Capital Presented by SBA

An SBA Lender Relations Specialist will outline the eligibility criteria at this FREE one hour workshop. Date and Time: 5/7/3019 @ 11:00 AM

Cultivating Growth: Strategies to advance your business Presented by San Antonio Business Journal

Want to know how they did it? Join the San Antonio Business Journal and BBVA Compass for a “think tank” style event in which attendees drive the discussion. Date and Time: 5/7/2019 @ 4:00 PM

Battle for Better Nightlife: May Tech2sDay Presented by TechBloc

Join Tech Bloc for a lively discussion on SA nightlife as we help kick off the inaugural Essex Arts and Music Festival! Date and Time: 5/7/2019 @ 5:00 PM

Want to learn more about the BABOK? Join our May Chapter Meeting. Presented by San Antonio Chapter IIBA

How do you compare with other Business Analysts that perform analysis tasks?<br/>2. How can you use the BABOK framework and knowledge areas providing a guideline for various BA tasks? Date and Time: 5/7/2019 @  5:45 PM

Texas Podcasters Association Monthly Meeting Presented by Texas Podcasters Association

Monthly networking and keynote speaker event discussing various issues in podcasting. Date and Time: 5/7/2019 @ 6:00 PM

May Creative Mixer Presented by AIGA SA

Meet and connect with creative community members for some casual networking and a talk from our special guest Hugh Weber. Over the past several months, Hugh Weber, AIGA National Board member, and Membership Committee Chair, has been traveling throughout the country visiting communities of design as part-researcher, part-story discoverer and part-community organizer. Date and Time: 5/7/2019 @ 6:30 PM

San Antonio Small Business Week Awards Presented by South-West Texas Border SBDC Network

The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA), San Antonio District Office and the University of Texas at San Antonio South-West Texas Border SBDC Network will honor the district’s 2019 Small Business Week winners at a special breakfast awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Magnolia Halle. Date and Time: 5/8/2019 @ 8:30 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: 5/8/2019 @ 9:00 AM  

How to Read Financial Statements Presented by LiftFund

When you receive your monthly business financial statements, do you know how to read and translate the numbers into actionable items to improve your business’s financial position? If not, join us for a presentation by David Plemons of David B. Plemons CPA and learn how to read each of the big three financial statements: Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. Date and Time: 5/8/2019 @ 10:30 AM

Against the Odds: Stories of Resilience Presented by Key Coworking

Every small business owner and entrepreneur has some story of failure, missed chances or bad decisions. Against the Odds explores what happens after the storm, after that one deal has gone wrong. The work and effort that goes into correcting a mistake. The bitter work of realizing that the vision won’t happen as dreamed and the determination to make something of it anyway. Date and Time: 5/8/2019 @ 6:30 PM

Learn about Invention – Alamo Inventors Meeting Presented by Alamo Inventors Group Meetup

Learn about Invention – about taking your product to market. About prototyping your product. About protecting your product. Each month, our speaker will discuss some important part about invention. See to get the newsletter with specifics on who/when/where. Date and Time: 5/8/2019 @ 6:30PM

How to Sell Security Presented by The CyberDef Dojo

Let’s say you want to convince someone that they need to do something to make their lives better. You wonder why this person has not done that before because you can understand why it is necessary, but for whatever reason, they do not follow your thinking. How would you convince that person to believe in what you believe and follow through with your suggestion? Date and Time: 5/8/2019 @ 7:00 PM

Cloud-Native Software Design and Architecture Presented by Kubernetes San Antonio

Jon Roberts from Virtustream will explore how traditional applications are “lifted” into Kubernetes or onto cloud platforms, and some of the side effects or problems that go along with that. Then we’ll look at more modern architecture and code and talk about the capabilities that we can get from this approach, as well as some of the risks! Date and Time: 5/9/2019 @ 6:30 PM

The Teen Brain Presented by Mind Science Foundation

Just what IS going on in the teen brain? Join Abigail Baird, Ph.D. (Vassar) as she shares how the neurological growth spurt of adolescence dictates how we learn to consolidate, generalize and then (at light speed) make use of our experiences to navigate our everyday lives AND avoid/survive life-threatening situations. Members Reception and General Admission Sales start at 5:30 pm Doors open at 6:15 pm Lecture begins at 6:30 pm Date and Time: 5/9/2019 @ 06:30 PM

Civic Innovators of San Antonio – Second Gathering Presented by Brian Willeford

We Are All Innovators – Join us for the second gathering of Civic Innovators of San Antonio! Date and Time: 5/9/2019 @  7:00 PM

Preserve w/ Siboney Díaz-Sánchez Presented by CreativeMornings/SanAntonio

This month’s theme is PRESERVE, and we’re welcoming Siboney Díaz-Sánchez as our speaker!  Essex Modern City will be hosting us Friday 5/10th and Estate Coffee Co. and TEKsystems will be providing coffee and breakfast! Date and Time: 5/10/2019 @ 08:30 AM

Freelancers’ Coffee Club Presented by Key Coworking

Come network with other freelancers and discuss relevant topics. This month’s topic is freelancer platforms. Free coffee is provided for the event.  Date and Time: 5/10/2019 @ 09:00 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 11, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of the San Antonio Technology Center or SATC building where the Alamo Inventors Group will meet May 8. Photo credit: Alamo Inventors Group.

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