San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of October 7, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
THINK sign in SAMSAT computing exhibit Courtesy Startups San Antonio

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.

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Presented by: VenturePoint

Join us for the grand opening of our newest VenturePoint location with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, coffee, networking and tours of VenturePoint Broadway! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 08:30 AM 

Small Business Financing – Access to Capital Presented by: SBA San Antonio District Office

SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Learn how to finance your new or existing business during a free workshop at the U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office. Most small businesses rely on lenders to provide the capital they need to either open a business or to finance capital improvements. SBA does not make direct loans to small businesses. Rather, SBA sets the guidelines for loans. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 11:00 AM 

Real Talk: Finances for Freelancers and Small Businesses Presented by: Key Coworking

It’s hard to think about the bigger picture when you’ve got so many irons in the fire. We get it! More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 12:00 PM 

Codeup Developer Day Presented by: Codeup

Want exclusive access to software developers with over 600 contact hours of instructor-led training? If so, then make plans to attend Developer Day at Codeup! That’s right…….for 2019, we are hosting the event at our downtown location! As a reminder, this is a hiring event for managers and recruiters looking for Full Stack Software Developers. Our students are carefully selected for their technical aptitude and professional attitude in concert with strategic problem-solving ability. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 03:30 PM 

Overcome Credit Challenges to Get Small Business Financing Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Credit challenges– from lack of a credit history to negative items on your business or personal credit– can often feel like a major roadblock when you’re trying to get financing to start or grow your business. Don’t let them stop you!  Nav’s business and credit expert Gerri Detweiler has been answering individual’s credit questions for more than twenty years and has answered over 10,000 credit questions online. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 04:00 PM 

Start Smart – Seguin, Texas 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, and much more. Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 05:00 PM 

Agile Product Development in the Workplace: An Executive Panelist Discussion Presented by: Agile Product Group: San Antonio

A panel of local industry executives will discuss how agile product development is used within different fields and companies. Panelists include Mike Russell: Chief Operations Officer at Frost Bank.. Dr. Karen Embree: Executive Management (retired) from USAA. Dr. Jimmie Flores: Chief Operating Officer, Program Manager, and Business Owner from KoolDerby Academy. . Meeting will be located in the Magnolia Room at the Norris Conference Center. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 06:00 PM 

October Tech2sDay: TECHBOWLING Presented by: Tech Bloc

Join us for a night of FREE bowling & renew your membership!More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 06:00 PM 

Round Table: SATJUG Next Steps Presented by: San Antonio Java User Group

At the October meeting, we will have a round table discussion about the state and future changes of the JUG. We want to hear from you! Where is the JUG going? What are the next steps? Join us and let your voice be heard! Pizza and drinks will be provided. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 06:00 PM 

Intro To Cryptocurrency Presented by: San Antonio Bitcoin and Crypto

Are you curious about Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency ecosystem? This is for you. Our Agenda: Feel free to ask questions at any time. 1. What is Cryptocurrency? 2. What is Blockchain? 3. What is mining? 4. How to get your first Cryptocurrency. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 8th @ 07:00 PM 

Marketing with Facebook Messenger: How to Drive Leads to Your Inbox Presented by: Key Coworking

Learn how to AUTOMATICALLY drive leads into your inbox and pre-qualify them with Facebook Messenger Marketing. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 09:00 AM 

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 9th @ 09:15 AM 

Branding & Social Media 101 Presented by: LiftFund

Join us for a workshop on social media for small businesses with Sarah Douglas, Co-Owner and Social Media Specialist at Full of Grace Marketing and Myrna Galan, CEO and Graphic Designer at Galan Graphix! Sarah and Myrna work with business owners on their digital marketing needs and provide the insight to build a strategy around your brand. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 10:00 AM 

Accounting Mentor Rounds Presented by: Launch SA

Come receive expert advice in your accounting practices for your small business. Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business.  Is your small business accounting helping you manage it effectively? Are you getting the right insights out of your accounting? Come in for Accounting Office Hours and find out how you can optimize your small business. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 11:30 AM 

Entrepreneurs Operating System for Nonprofits & Mission-focused Businesses Presented by: The Impact Guild

Getting your stakeholders aligned around your vision is critical for mission-driven organizations. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 01:00 PM 

Wired Wednesday Presented by: VelocityTX / LiftFund Women’s Business Center

Wired Wednesday, co-hosted by VelocityTX and the LiftFund Women’s Business Center, is an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn from subject matter experts about a variety of business topics in a relaxed, informal setting. Spend a few minutes with each of our subject matter experts and ask questions about business law, marketing, tax accounting and more. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 05:00 PM 

Digital Transformation: Transforming Business in the Digital Age Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

In an increasingly digital world, businesses are seeking new ways to solve traditional problems. Join Tech Talent South for our panel of industry experts where we will explore the power of digital transformation and the roles that make it possible. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 9th @ 07:00 PM 

Texas Cyber Summit 2019 Presented by: Texas Cyber Summit

Texas Cyber Summit www.TexasCyberSummit.org  October 10th – 12th, 2019 Fusion: A fusion between Cybersecurity Professionals and World Renown Hackers   San Antonio, is the second largest Cybersecurity workforce outside of the Washington Beltway, As such, we invite everyone from the Cybersecurity Expert to the Cybersecurity enthusiast – This is your summit, get the most out of it.   More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 10th @ 08:00 AM 

Texas Cyber Summit Job Fair | Join Us. Get Hired. Presented by: ClearedJobs.Net

Cyber security professionals and students meet face-to-face with leading cyber security employers at the Texas Cyber Summit Job Fair. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 10th @ 11:00 AM 

Business Model Canvas Presented by: UTSA PTAC

You will learn in many places that having a business plan is essential to success. Often, however, even if you have a template, it is hard to figure out where to start in building your plan. In addition, once you have a business plan it is all too easy to leave it on a shelf and not use it to manage your business strategy as you try to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and competitive landscape. This session will introduce you to a tool and techniques for inventing your business mode. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 10th @ 04:00 PM 

Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio Monthly Networking Mixer Presented by: Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio

Our mixers are held on an informal, open-house basis the second Thursday of each month between 5 pm and 8 pm. We will be at the beautiful Sustenio Restaurant at the Eilan Hotel for the remainder of 2019. There are no registration or membership fees associated with our mixers. We invite you to join us and bring along a friend or colleague. It’s all about connecting the dots to new business opportunities.  More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 10th @ 05:00 PM 

BIC@SanAntonio – Texas Cyber Summit Presented by: Blacks In Cybersecurity, LLC.

Join BIC after the Texas Cyber Summit for networking, connection, and fellowship. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 10th @ 08:00 PM 

Morning Coffee & Tech Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Great Conversations, great people, but more importantly great coffee!! Come to Morning Coffee and Tech, a meetup that is not networking focused, but more human-focused, on learning about your fellow peers! More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 11th @ 09:30 AM 

Sixth Annual San Antonio University Women in Technology Event Presented by: San Antonio Women in Technology

This is the Sixth Annual San Antonio University Women in Technology Symposium. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 11th @ 09:45 AM 

Lunch N’ Learn – Sales Management Presented by: VelocityTX

Learn techniques to manage sales operations for your business. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 11th @ 12:30 PM 

Fermented Friday Sponsored by Enventure San Antonio Presented by: Enventure

Enventure San Antonio is sponsoring Fermented Friday at Geekdom. Come grab a free beer get to know our group and what we have planned. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 11th @ 04:00 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 12th @ 08:30 AM 

JavaScript Group Practice Session Presented by: Radu Istrate & VentureX

Want to improve your Javascript skills in a fun group setting, with an experienced instructor?  Come join us for a Group Practice Session, where we’ll do a variety of Javascript exercises, exploring a number of language features, including loops, arrays, and functions.  The instructor will answer your questions about Javascript if you’ve been wondering how something works and were unsure how to find out. More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 12th @ 10:00 AM 

Excuse To Create Presented by: Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio

It’s another Excuse to Create! Bring work to test or show, get advice and collaborate, or just set aside some time to work quietly. Unity help will be available via Joe. This will be held at Geekdom! More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Oct 13th @ 12:00 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 12, starts at 10:00 a.m.

The Alamo Inventors group is meeting Wednesday, October 9. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio, a closeup taken at SAMSAT.

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