San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of September 24, 2018

By Iris Gonzalez
An image of five teams holding large award checks for $5,000

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

Budgeting 101 Presented by LiftFund

Do you know where your money is going? Are you looking forward to plan your expenses and anticipated revenue in your business or do you feel like you’re always flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to money management? Date and Time: Sept. 25, 2018, starts at 9:30 a.m.

Digital Inclusion Forum – Engaging the Tech Community Presented by Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio

Our September membership meeting will be replaced by a Digital Inclusion Forum dedicated to engaging the Tech Community in the issue.  The event will take place at the UTSA Downtown campus in partnership with Tech Bloc and the UTSA College of Public Policy. Please join us and invite your partners and constituents. Date and Time: Sept. 25, 2018, starts at 5:00 p.m.

September Creative Mixer Presented by AIGA SA

Meet and connect with creative community members for some off-the-cuff networking. Learn about upcoming events and have a drink with us! This is a free event, just make sure to sign up. Date and Time: Sept. 25, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

What It Takes: Buying a Franchise Presented by UTSA Small Business Development Center

Do you dream of owning your own business but you just aren’t sure what your best option is? Do you want to leverage your management skills and experience for your own profit? If so, owning a franchise might be right for you. Date and Time: Sept. 25, 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: Sept. 26, 2018, starts at 9:00 a.m.

Sales Roundtable: Negotiate More Effectively Presented by Launch SA

We are continuously involved in negotiations.  Whether it is with a toddler about bed-time, a teenager about using the car, an employee about their salary, a vendor about a delivery date, or a prospect regarding a potential order, negotiations are part of life.  Date and Time: Sept. 26, 2018, starts at 10:30 a.m.

Developing Leaders with Clarity, Confidence and Connection Presented by ICF – San Antonio Chapter

According to research by Deloitte, it is estimated that between 2.5-4 out of every top 10 companies per industry will fail in the rapidly changing digital landscape if they do not develop their leaders. Date and Time: Sept. 26, 2018, starts at 11:30 a.m.

Brokerage Engine Job Fair, Presented by Brokerage Engine

Brokerage Engine is a rapidly SaaS (software as a service) solution in the real estate technology space, dedicated to building tools to make agents’ lives easier in marketing, finance, and business management. You can find more information about the roles at Date and Time: Sept. 26, 2018, starts at 5:00 p.m.

Social Media: Getting Started with Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Presented by San Antonio Small Business Meetup Group

Join the UTSA SBDC and Mark Nanez from the DG Agency to find out how businesses are using Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook to grow and generate more leads. Learn tips, hashtag techniques and more. Date and Time: Sept. 26, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

10 Questions with Laravel’s Taylor Otwell (w/ lunch) Presented by Laravel SA

Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel, will be joining us for a high-impact Q&A session about the state and future of Laravel Have questions about Nova, Spark, Horizon, or what’s new in 5.7? Here’s your chance to ask the authority. Date and Time: Sept. 27, 2018, starts at 11:45 a.m.

Stumberg Venture Competition, Final Round Presented by Trinity University, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition is a two-part, shark tank style, event. Hosted every spring and fall, each cohort of students has an opportunity to compete for a chance to win mentorship and funding for their startup. Date and Time: Sept. 27, 2018, starts at 5:00 p.m.

Data Science in Education Presented by San Antonio Data Science

Join Codeup at this month’s Data Science Meetup, “Data Science in Education” in our NEW space on 6th floor of 600 Navarro St. from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th. We know who data scientists are and what they do, but how do they get there? Date and Time: Sept. 27, 2018, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Startup Grind hosts Scott Metzger (Freetail Brewing) Presented by Startup Grind San Antonio

Startup Grind San Antonio is excited to host the founder & CEO of Freetail Brewing, Scott Metzger! Startup Grind is a monthly startup networking that is centered around a fireside chat with a local entrepreneur in San Antonio. (Use promo: Startups) Date and Time: Sept. 27, 2018, starts at 6:00 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. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  Sept. 29, 2018, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is the five winning teams at Trinity University’s March 2018 Stumberg Venture Competition. Each won $5,000, a spot in a summer accelerator program, and mentoring. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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