San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of November 5, 2018

By Iris Gonzalez
Brokerage Engine co-founders (from left) Dirk Elmendorf, Brianne Alston, Brett Elmendorf, and J Kuper (not pictured) stand in front of the Brokerage Engine office at 601 Delaware Street in San Antonio.

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

Geekdom’s Fireside Chat Featuring Brianne Alston, Dirk Elmendorf and hosted by Larry “SugarBear” Reyes Presented by Geekdom

Welcome to Geekdom’s newest monthly community event. The Geekdom Fireside Chat is designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs through the sharing of lessons learned. The theme for the first three events in this series is the Collision of Ideas. We will showcase this by hosting co-founders that solved a major problem together. Date and Time: Nov. 5, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Veterans Presented by LiftFund

November 5-9 is National Veterans Small Business Week.  You’re invited to join LiftFund’s lending officers in a workshop that will explore entrepreneurship.  If you’ve ever considered opening your own business, or making your side hustle into your primary source of income, then this is the workshop for you! Date and Time: Nov. 6, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.m.

SA Coders Monthly Meetup Presented by SA Ruby Coders

Date and Time: Nov. 6, 2018, starts at 6:15 p.m.

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: Nov. 7, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.m.

VMware on Amazon Web Services Presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS) San Antonio Users Group

Join AWS, VMware and 2nd Watch, an AWS Partner Network Premier Partner, at Jazz TX for lunch and a live discussion on the best practices for moving and managing VMware workloads on AWS. Date and Time: Nov. 7, 2018, starts at 11:30 a.m.

Which Programming Language Should I Pick? – Free Workshop with TTS! Presented by Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Are you interested in joining the world of coding but don’t know where to start? Join Tech Talent South for this workshop to review some coding languages to determine what works best for you! We can’t wait to see you there and help you #DoSomethingBig! Date and Time: Nov. 7, 2018, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series Presented by St Mary’s University

The purpose of the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series is to offer the larger San Antonio community and students of St. Mary’s University a forum to hear from some of the most talented individuals in industry and government. Funds generated from the series support student scholarships and encourage entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region. Date and Time: Nov. 8, 2018, starts at 7:00 a.m.

World Usability Day – San Antonio – 2018 Presented by Hector Carrillo

San Antonio has a great community of design practitioners. We know that businesses and individuals need to know how usability fits into their lives. This year’s theme is Design for Good or Evil.  Design has a huge impact on the usability and usefulness of anything and everything. We know that user-centered design produces usable products and services. Date and Time: Nov. 8, 2018, starts at 4:00 p.m.

Low-Income Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Presented by LiftFund

Liftfund Women’s Business Center, Launch SA and Texas Riogrande Legal Aid are teaming up on Thursday, November 8, to provide a pro-bono legal clinic for low to moderate income entrepreneurs. Date and Time: Nov. 8, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Software Discussion at Künstler Brewing Presented by Software N’ Suds

The topic for our first meetup is “career development.” Bring your own discussion topic(s) as well; the conversation is open-ended! Event is free- just bring money for your own beer or food.  Date and Time: Nov. 8, 2018, starts at 7:00 p.m.

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: Nov. 9, 2018, starts at 11:00 a.m.

The Muster in San Antonio Presented by Bunker Labs San Antonio

The Muster Across America Tour is Bunker Labs’ annual national tour to cities across the United States showcasing veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs, empowering local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and building powerful connections between the veteran community and the business community. Date and Time: Nov. 10, 2018, starts at 1:00 p.m.

San Antonio TechTank (Launch, Optimize, AI, Blockchain, EQ) Presented by San Antonio TechTank (Launch, Optimize, AI, Blockchain, EQ)

This Monthly meetup is provides an outlet for people across multiple industries to exchange and discuss business and technology topics. In this meeting series, we discuss the following:<br/>- Launching StartUps. Date and Time: Nov. 11, 2018, starts at 5:30 p.m.

SAMSAT Saturdays – Open to the public presented by Port San Antonio

The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with guided tours available. Come see the STEM demonstrations, Robotics Clubs USA provided workshops, and Farmers Market in the parking lot. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  Nov. 3, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

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