San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 22, 2018

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.

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.

There are over 100 different events this week as part of San Antonio Startup Week. We’ve tried to list some highlights, but you really should check the complete schedule for everything going on in downtown San Antonio. Hope to see you there!

SASW Event: SASW Launch with Graham Weston & UTSA President Taylor Eighmy Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Let’s talk about that transformative gift and what it means to downtown. Hint: Close your eyes and imagine 10,000 more college students downtown. Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

SASW Event: Deadly Sins of SA Startups Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Drue and Debra countdown the top ten toxic mistakes they’ve seen trip up San Antonio-area startups. The list includes legal landmines, strategy mistakes, business boondoggles, and operational misfires. If you think you need a detailed business plan and want to outsource the development of your idea for your early-stage startup, this presentation is meant for you. Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 11:00 am

SASW Event: Make the Most of Your Mentorship Interactions Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

We all know having mentors is important. Mentors can come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Sometimes you only have a limited amount of time to meet with those mentors. So how do you make sure you get the most out of your interaction while still respecting their time? Join Krista Covey, VP of Economic Development, for a Lunch N’ Learn on making meaningful connections with the mentors you may Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 12:00 pm

SASW Event: Momtrepreneur: Let’s Talk About Motherhood & Entrepreneurship Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Being a parent is hard. Launching a business is hard. Launching a business while raising a family? Many San Antonio resident’s take on this challenge. Learn from those who’ve done it and who are working to find that elusive “balance.” Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 1:00 pm

SASW Event: CAST Tech Presents: Entrepreneurs on Deck Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

CAST Tech High School students have been hard at work this semester working on building some of their first entrepreneurial ventures. Come join us at CAST Tech High School to support these young entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses to a panel of tech community judges! Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 2:00 pm

SASW Event: How to Use Influencer Marketing Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Whether you are a big brand or a small business, Influencer Marketing is a critical marketing component needed to build your online social standing, increase your SEO, and drive traffic to your website or retail location. For brands, building and nurturing these relationships requires an in-depth understanding of both the influencer marketing space and campaign best practices. Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 3:00 pm

SASW Event: Happy Hour Presented by Capital Factory Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Capital Factory + Geekdom invite you to kickoff San Antonio Startup Week with a few drinks on us! As part of the Texas Startup Manifesto, we’re working to connect together entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations across the state. During this San Antonio Startup Week, we’ll be bringing a bus full of mentors and investors from Austin that want to meet with YOU! Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 4:30 pm

SASW Event: Startup Grind Hosts Will Conway , CEO of Mailgun Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Startup Grind is a monthly startup networking that is centered around a fireside chat with a local entrepreneur/ startup leader in San Antonio.This month’s speaker is Will Conway, CEO of Mailgun. Mailgun is a Powerful Transactional Email APIs that enable you to send, receive, and track emails, built with developers in mind. More details shortly. Date and Time: Oct 22, 2018 starts at 6:30 pm

SASW Event: San Antonio Open Coffee Club Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

We’re excited to host a Startup Week edition of Open Coffee Club! We’ll bring the coffee you bring the great connections and conversation!&nbsp;<br>San Antonio Open Coffee Club was started with the purpose of bringing together a group of people interested in talking all things tech, entrepreneurship in the San Antonio area to connect with other likeminded individuals! Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

SASW Event: USAA Presents: Breakfast of Champions: Leveraging Gender Diversity for Financial Gain Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

In study after study, companies with more gender diverse teams have been shown to outperform financially. Yet the funding levels for women-led startups are still abysmal (2-3% of venture-backed startups have a woman CEO, and only 17% of venture-backed startups have even a single woman on the executive team).How can women entrepreneurs leverage their advantages and mitigate the challenges in Date and Time:Oct 23, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

SASW Event: Creating Your First Pitch Deck Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Creating a clear, compelling pitch deck is crucial at any stage of the fundraising process for a business owner. Founders use a pitch deck to highlight the most important aspects of their business and provide investors with the information needed for an educated investment decision. Given by Iris Gonzalez, founder of Startups San Antonio, the workshop will provide you with a detailed outline to create your first pitch deck. Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 10:00 am

Telling Your Sales Story Presented by: Launch SA

Program Overview You have a lot of engagements with prospects and clients. How can you tell your story in a way that will make prospects understand what you do and remember who you are? This workshop is designed to provide tools and tips for the attendees to use every day to help them tell their sales story in a way that is meaningful for prospects and that the prospect will remember. Join other S Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 10:30 am

SASW Event: Venture For America CEO, Amy Nelson: The Woman Recruiting Young People for America’s Up & Coming Startup Scenes Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Join us at Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar for a conversation with Amy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer at Venture For America. VFA is a nationwide fellowship program for enterprising recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs. Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 2:00 pm

SASW Event: Start Smart Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

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: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 4:00 pm

SASW Event: Fuck up Nights San Antonio Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all! Welcome to Fuckup Nights. We are a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: Meet the Author: Lorenzo Gomez III Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Join us in the Latino Collection and Resource Center for a conversation with author Lorenzo Gomez, III, Chairman at Geekdom and 80/20 Foundation. Part memoir, part do-it-yourself guide for professional success, The Cilantro Diaries brings together Gomez’s best business advice in a book that is both entertaining and packed with sage insights. Date and Time: Oct 23, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: 1 Million Cups Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

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: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 9:00 am

SASW Event: Product Launch: 1 Million Dreams Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

One Million Dreams is a Geekdom born Startup that has built a mobile application designed to help users create and accelerate their dreams. Think about this: an app that helps users build a roadmap to pursue and achieve their boldest aspirations and is a 100% positive social media site at the same time! D Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 10:00 am

SASW Event: Ask Me Anything: Michael Girdley Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Ask Me Anything with local entrepreneur and investor Michael Girdley. Come ready with questions to ask Michael for this talk! Michael Girdley is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded the Geekdom Fund, an early stage venture capital firm focusing on tech, where he is currently a managing director. Michael also sits on the boards of multiple companies including Codeup, Grok Interactive Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 11:00 am

SASW Event: The State of Brick & Mortar Retail Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

The Retail apocalypse is a myth. &nbsp;4,000 more stores will open in 2018 than close, and new brands breaking into the brick and mortar scene every day. The true state of brick and mortar retail is GROWTH, and that growth is a vast opportunity for startups to capitalize on an underserved market. Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 2:00 pm

Bunker Brews San Antonio: Demystifying Blockchain Presented by: Bunker Labs San Antonio

Join us for this month’s Bunker Brews featuring Tim Brown, Senior Executive at USAA Labs Advanced Research where he and his teams accelerate the delivery of game-changing innovation to USAA and our members. Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

October Creative Mixer Presented by: AIGA SA

Meet and connect with creative community members for some casual networking. Learn about upcoming events and have a drink with us! Cherrity Bar is like no other bar in San Antonio. It supports multiple nonprofits, and this month’s organizations are: City Year, National Hispanic Institute and Snack Pak 4 Kids. Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Company Update & What’s Next Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

It’s been 5 months since these 6 startup companies went through the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, join us to hear a little more about theses companies, what they have been up to, and what’s next.  Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: Podcast Documentary Viewing: The Messengers Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

We’re excited to invite Chris Krimitsos to join us for San Antonio Startup Week to share a screening of his Podcast Documentary: The Messengers! Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: SA Software as a Service Meetup Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Join us for a special Startup Week edition of the San Antonio Software-as-a-Service meetup. This group celebrates the Alamo City as a growing center for SaaS creation and growth. Developers, designers, marketers, and anyone interested in learning more about SaaS is welcome. Date and Time: Oct 24, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: Fireside Chat feat. Yousef Kassim, Easy Expunctions Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Date and Time: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 12:00 pm

SASW Event: What Startups Can Learn From Seasoned Marketing Pros Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Whether you are financing a startup yourself or already answering to investors, marketing budgets can be hard to justify. Come speak with agency experts about everything from developing a brand to what you should budget for marketing. Also get advice on hiring your first marketing employees and tips on working with outside agencies. Date and Time: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 1:00 pm

SASW Event: The Startup Club Live Podcast Recording Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

THE STARTUP CLUB is a growing community of small business owners who are making money doing what they love. &nbsp;On the podcast, our goal is to inspire and equip you, answer your questions about business, and share your success stories from other entrepreneurs just like you. Date and Time: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 3:00 pm

SASW Event: Brand Brothers Live Podcast Recording Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Date and Time: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 4:00 pm

SASW Event: Cyber Talk Radio Live Podcast Recording Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Cyber Talk Radio is a 1200 WOAI radio show, airing Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. hosted by Bret Piatt, CEO at Jungle Disk. Join Cyber Talk Radio as they host a live pop up of their radio show during San Antonio Startup Week! Date and Time: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 5:00 pm

SASW Event: Geekdom Fireside Chat feat. Codeup Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

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: Oct 25, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm

SASW Event: Creative Mornings Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

CreativeMornings San Antonio: CreativeMornings is a free monthly morning lecture series for the creative community. It was started in 2008 in NYC out of a desire to create an ongoing accessible creative community. CreativeMornings has grown and 10 years later has 189 chapters (cities) in 66 countries around the world, reaching 20,000 attendees each month.Date and Time: Oct 26, 2018 starts at 8:30 am

SASW Event: State of the SA Tech Economy Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Whether you are already in the San Antonio Tech Community or looking for ways to get plugged in, you know San Antonio is going through big changes in part to the growth of the San Antonio Tech District. Hear from this panel that will be talking about where our Tech Economy in San Antonio is going and what the future holds. Date and Time: Oct 26, 2018 starts at 1:00 pm

SASW Event: Geekdom Birthday Party Presented by: San Antonio Startup Week

Come celebrate with us as we wrap up Startup Week and celebrate Geekdom’s 7th Birthday Party! The theme for this year’s party is ‘Lucky No 7’. We know that Entrepreneurship is a gamble… but we are glad you bet on Geekdom! There will be FREE beer, appetizers, and tons of fun! Date and Time: Oct 26, 2018 starts at 5:00 pm

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:  Oct. 27, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

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Iris Gonzalez is a writer based in San Antonio, Texas, covering innovation in emerging tech, cybersecurity, and bioscience startup companies in San Antonio.

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