San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 1, 2018

By Iris Gonzalez
Steven Quintanilla is a student in one of Codeup's web developer's program. Photo credit: Startups 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

Brash “Handle Your Business” Breakfast Presented by Brash

Let’s bond over breakfast tacos! Women should have an opportunity to be their authentic selves in an open, judgment-free space where they can connect, share resources, find answers and just feel the love. Date and Time: Oct. 2, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.m.

6 Week – Beginner FastTrack – WordPress Presented by WebTegrity

Web Design Fundamentals – what elements to have on your website and how to make them look good Core WordPress Theme Editing – understanding WordPress and how to edit a site using HTML, CSS, Child Themes Online Marketing – what it takes to create a successful online presence that can convert traffic to sales Content Strategy Date and Time: Oct. 2, 2018, starts at 5:00 p.m.

OCA Information Session Presented by The Open Cloud Academy

If you want a career in technology, we want to help! Come by our information session to get your questions answered and learn what we can do to help you get started. Date and Time: Oct. 2, 2018, starts at 6:00 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 six-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions. Date and Time: Oct. 3, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.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. Date and Time: Oct. 3, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Tech District Voter Registration Presented by Geekdom

Have you not registered to vote yet? Have you had issues on finding a place to get registered? We’ve got the Tech District covered! All you have to bring is your state issued ID/Drivers License to get registered. Date and Time: Oct. 3, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Intellectual Property Roundtable Presented by Launch SA

Do you need help with a patent? Are you interested in creating a patent strategy for your business? Join Shah IP Law, PLLC as they host a free open office hour session to answer your intellectual property questions! Come and speak with CEO and licensed attorney, Samar Shah, as he answers your IP legal questions.  Date and Time: Oct. 3, 2018, starts at 10:30 a.m.

Science, Technology, Investor Reception (STIR) Presented by Office of Technology Commercialization

Date and Time: Oct. 3, 2018 starts at 5:30 p.m.

Crowdfunding for Small Business Presented by The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Crowdfunding for Small Business is a class designed to acclimate potential users in what crowdfunding is and how a campaign should be conducted.  It will help dispel the myths that everything and anything can be successfully funded and money will come rolling in immediately. Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

2018 Oct CFO-Mergers & Acquisitions Presented by North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

For over thirteen years, the North SA Chamber has been proud to present three annual CFO Forum events, San Antonio’s premier luncheon program designed to inform attendees about accounting and financial best practices, relevant issues, and industry trends. Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 11:00 a.m.

Podcasts as a Medium Presented by PRSA San Antonio

Learn how PR professionals can best work with some of the city’s best podcasters as well as explore the management of a podcast channel. Speakers: Christie Goodman, APR, Director of Communications of Intercultural Development Research Association. Jennifer Navarette, Podcast Producer/Livestream Video/Social Media Mixologist of Brewing Media Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 11:30 a.m.

Codeup Developer Day Presented by Codeup

Want exclusive access to Java developers with over 600 contact hours of instructor-led training? If so, then make plans to attend our Developer Day! This is an event for hiring managers and recruiters looking for full stack software development talent. Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 3:30 p.m.

Painting on the Bloc Presented by Geekdom

Tech Bloc has given our Tech Community so much and now it’s our turn to give back!  Be sure to RSVP for a canvas as we are EXTREMELY limited. Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 4:00 p.m.

IT Networking Group Presented by IT Networking Group

This is a well-established networking group (15 + years). Its monthly happy hours draw a really good crowd from San Antonio/Austin and DC, about 80-100 people. It is a strictly social Networking group to benefit its members to meet other professionals in the IT community and share ideas and opinions in a relaxed social setting. Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 5:00 p.m.

Founders Club October Happy Hour Presented by SA Founders’ Coffee Club

Come join us for happy hour at The Well! As always, feel free to bring along a Founder friend who you think may benefit from our gathering. See you there! Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2018, starts at 6:30 p.m.

TechStars Startup Weekend San Antonio Presented by Techstars Startup Programs

For all event details, please visit About TechStars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Date and Time: Oct. 5, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Data Fictions Opening Reception Presented by Flax Studio

Flax Studio presents a solo show created by Emily Royall opening to the public on First Friday, October 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Data Fictions is a photo series that documents the border between our physical and online personas. Date and Time: Oct. 5, 2018, starts at 7:00 p.m.

Cyber Threat Defender Tournament Presented by CIAS

The CIAS and CyberTexas Foundation are excited to bring you the First Annual Cyber Threat Defender (CTD) Tournament to UTSA – The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Swiss-style format where players, ages 11+, are pitted against each other to determine who is the ultimate Cyber Threat Defender!  Date and Time: Oct. 6, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.m.

Learn to Code Workshop Presented by Codeup

Have you seen Codeup on the news or a billboard lately and are curious as to what we teach? Want to see if coding may be your cup of tea? Come out and join us for our FREE Learn to Code Workshop! This Learn to Code workshop will cover the basics of HTML and CSS. This event previously sold out in record time and tickets are VERY limited! RSVP today!  Date and Time: Oct. 6, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.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. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  Oct. 6, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of Codeup student Steven Quintanilla in a web developer class. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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