San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 14, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Mind Science Foundation 2018 Brainstorm winner courtesy photo

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.

SABusinessCalendar.com 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 www.sabusinesscalendar.com.

2019 CORE4 STEM Press Conference Presented by: San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Join the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in celebration of our 10th Annual CORE4 STEM Program and the announcement of proclaiming San Antonio’s STEM week! We will be joined by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and various community leaders who help advocate the importance of STEM for our community. We hope to see you there! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 15th @ 10:00 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 contributing10% of the project costs. Under certain circumstances, a borrower may be required to contribute up to 20% of the total project costs. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 15th @ 11:30 AM

Rivard Report Medical Forum II Presented by: RIVARD REPORT

In a conversation with professionals in the medical, academic and research sectors, the Rivard Report invites you to our second annual Medical Forum luncheon titled: The Growing Impact and Importance of San Antonio’s Billion-Dollar Research Collaborative. The program will begin with keynote speaker Dr. Byron C. Hepburn, Maj. Gen., U.S. Air Force Ret. addressing the current state of research collaborations between local military and civilian institutions. Date and Time: Oct 15th @ 11:30 AM

A monthly round-table and networking meetup for women in the tech industry. Presented by: Women in Tech SATX 👾 #womenintechsatx

Join us to plan the coming year of meetings and body of work. We usually tag-team the planning of topics and speakers for each meeting so our members all have an opportunity to participate in leading. One of my personal goals for the coming months is to collectively draft a short (one page?) position paper (including a practical checklist of action items) on how San Antonio companies can include and implement diversity in their organizations as a core value. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 15th @ 06:00 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. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 09:15 AM

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! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 10:00 AM

SpaceCadet SA Roundtable – LaunchSA Presented by: SpaceCadet

Helping the San Antonio startup ecosystem grow and provide a space to share ideas, wins and challenges with others. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 10:30 AM

HUB Zone and 8(a) Program Presented by: LiftFund

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Join the LiftFund Women’s Business Center and Theresa Scott of the SBA San Antonio District Office for an informative seminar about how to obtain HUBZone certification for your small business, and how it can help you gain access to federal contracts and business opportunities….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 11:00 AM

Mindfully Productive: Essential Habits for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers Presented by: Key Coworking

We’ve all been there: overwhelmed, uncertain, and creeping toward burnout. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 11:30 AM

Website Basics – Managing Your Marketing Assets, Content, and Development Presented by: American Marketing Association San Antonio Chapter

Join us for our October luncheon on website basics featuring Stefanie Young, Founder and CEO of iNNOV8 Place. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 11:30 AM

Ask A Lender Presented by: LiftFund

Are you interested in applying for a small business loan, but want more information on what the process entails and how to best prepare? Drop in to our open office hours to have a free one-on-one consultation with a Business Development Officer from LiftFund who will explain the general criteria for obtaining a small business loan and will help you identify what steps you need to take to increase your chances of successfully obtaining funding. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 01:00 PM

Diving into Data Lakes w/ SoftServe Presented by: Amazon Web Services (AWS) San Antonio Users Group

This month’s San Antonio AWS Users MeetUp will feature AWS Consulting Partner SoftServe and AWS Solutions Architect Gandhi Raketla at the Geekdom Event Center (131 Soledad St), on Oct 16, from 4-7pm to talk data lakes. Ghandi will be running through an overview of data lake best practices on AWS as well as a demo of our Lake Formation service, and SoftServe will be presenting an in-depth look at how to build data lakes as a foundation of storing, processing, analyzing and interpreting …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 04:00 PM

Marketing Mapping: How Is Your Marketing? Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Is your marketing working? Business owners consistently rate marketing as a top source of stress. The Marketing Map is a hands-on procedural tool that will help you streamline your marketing, identify weak points, and improve the way your acquire new business. We’ll share cutting-edge marketing strategy and help you build out your customer pipeline. Join us, take the stress out of your marketing, and grow! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 04:00 PM

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

We are going to be back at geekdom this week come join us just go to the basement classrooms …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 07:00 PM

SATX Company Crawl Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Tech Talent South’s First Company Crawl …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 16th @ 07:00 PM

October Founders’ Meetup Presented by: SA Founders’ Coffee Club

Happy October Founders! It may still feel like summer out there, but we hope you’re gearing up for the final quarter of the year. Come chat with us over about your business challenges at Summer Moon Coffee at the Tri-point center…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 17th @ 09:00 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. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template and resources to guide you through the process!…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 17th @ 4:00 PM

From Dust to Gas: A Framework for Lunar Site Technology Development Presented by: SAMSAT, Port San Antonio, and the WEX Foundation

From Dust to Gas: A Framework for Lunar Site Technology Development, and how to use it for Space-STEM education …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 17th @ 06:00 PM

Together Digital San Antonio October Open Meetup – Conference Recap Presented by: Together Digital San Antonio

Together with Digital San Antonio October Meetup: National Conference Recap The 2019 National Conference for Together Digital was pure fire! There were over 450 women present with 45 different speakers (several from our own chapter), tons of sponsors and an insane amount of knowledge shared! Join your San Antonio Together Digital chapter members who attended the conference to learn about what’s going on in the digital space throughout the country. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 17th @ 06:30 PM

FLOW w/ Mary Heathcott Presented by:

This month’s theme is FLOW, and we’re welcoming Mary Heathcott, the Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary, as our speaker! Join us for CreativeMornings at The Doseum! Estate Coffee Co. and TEKsystems will provide coffee and breakfast. ..More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 18th @ 08:30 AM

Pitch School Presented by: VelocityTX

*The location for Pitch School may change as we are in the process of moving to our new campus. We will send an email notification with specific location changes for each date. On select Fridays, two entrepreneurs from our community will pitch their businesses to the VelocityTX team and other members of San Antonio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to receive valuable, in-depth feedback and constructive criticism to help them refine their pitch – whether they’ …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 18th @ 09:00 AM

Law & Accounting Orientation: Part 1 Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

So, you have decided to start a business. Exciting, but also scary! This two-part overview course will give you a high-level introduction to some legal issues and accounting issues entrepreneurs commonly face. This presentation is not intended to make you an expert on any particular subject area, but rather it is meant to give you an introduction to allow you to spot possible issues before they become major problems. Some of the topics covered will include entities and formations, contracts, mi …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 18th @ 06:00 PM

Texas Camp 2019 San Antonio Presented by: Texas Camp

Texas Camp 2019-a web development conference (with a heavy emphasis on Drupal but mixed with a variety of other topics)..More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 18th @ 07:30 PM

San Antonio Salesforce Saturday Presented by: San Antonio Salesforce Saturday

We are an informal Salesforce meetup. There is no set agenda! Bring your laptop and your questions! If you don’t have a laptop, you can still come with your questions! We can answer Salesforce questions, work on Trailheads, or just hang out and talk Salesforce….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 19th @ 08:30 AM

Launch Lab Presented by: CivTechSA

Have you been wondering what CivTechSA is and wanting to get either your students or company involved? Join us for our first ever Launch Lab …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 19th @ 09:00 AM

San Antonio SCORE Event – Branding 101: Footprint in the Marketplace Presented by: Score San Antonio

Please join us for this informative Branding Workshop. Brand is more than a logo, colors, or your tagline. It is the essence of who you and your company are, in the eyes of your current and future market. Come and join us for this interactive workshop on “branding for success.” Learn how to make the best impression in the marketplace with your brand! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 19th @ 1:30 PM

NBIC Book Club: Biased Presented by: Next Big Idea Club in San Antonio

Let’s get together for coffee, eats, and conversation about our latest NBIC selection: Biased! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 20th @ 03:00 PM

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 tours. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  October 19, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is of the Mind Science Foundation Board Chair Patricia J. Smothers (left) and Director Meriam Good (right), awarding BrainStorm 2018 winner Subbu Sankarasubramanian the grand prize of $30,000. Courtesy photo. Don’t miss the Mind Science Foundation’s BrainStorm pitch competition this Tuesday at the Pearl Stable.

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