San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of September 30, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Tech Talent South

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. 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: October Breakfast Presented by: Jordan A. Maney

Hey, business badasses! We’ll be discussing the spooky, scary, down right terrifying topic of “Boundaries” this month. We’ll dive deep into how to set them, when to set them, and what to do when they’ve been violated. Whether you have a service-based or product-based business, you won’t want to miss out on this. Try and arrive by 8:45 a.m. so you have plenty of time to grab donuts, catch up with your biz besties, and get settled. RSVP today, there are only 15 spots available!  Date and Time: Oct 1st @ 09:00 AM 

Treacherous Terms for Contracts Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Join us to learn more about the Treacherous Terms for Contracts. Class is instructed by The Cromeens Law Firm. Date and Time: Oct 1st @ 04:00 PM 

SA Coders Monthly Meetup Presented by: SA Ruby Coders

Join us this month to learn about Ruby on Jets, a serverless framework in Ruby. We’ll also be sharing our scary tech horror stories. City parking is free on Tuesdays after 5:00. Date and Time: Oct 1st @ 06:15 PM 

September AwesomeSA Pitch Party Presented by: AwesomeSA

Join AwesomeSA at Playland Pizza to hear live pitches from three finalists who want to forward awesome in San Antonio. One winner will go home with $1,000!  — For more information, visit:  Date and Time: Oct 1st @ 06:30 PM 

Maestro’s Life Lessons Presented by: Maestro Entrepreneur Center

Life Lessons are intimate discussions with successful San Antonio Entrepreneurs. Speakers vary from industries and topics discussed can be implemented in any aspect of a business. These Life Lessons are great for company team building and an excellent opportunity for networking. Date and Time: Oct 2nd @ 8:30 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. Presenters gain invaluable, supportive insight to help foster their business, and have the opportunity to network. Date and Time: Oct 2nd @ 09:15 AM 

Specialize or Perish Presented by: Key Coworking

Specializing with a laser-focused positioning statement is the surest way to dramatically increase your profits.  Date and Time: Oct 2nd @ 09:30 AM 

Discover Your Unique Leadership Signature Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Leadership remains an elusive and puzzling phenomenon. It’s not surprising considering it is an intangible matter, involving humans, not machines and there is no formula that guarantees success as a leader. It is intuitively recognized but difficult to nail down. There are lists of desirable qualities but the most successful leaders such as JFK, Ghandi, Muhammed Ali and the Dalai Lama all exhibit vastly different styles and traits that work in their own right.  Date and Time: Oct 2nd @ 10:00 AM 

Intellectual Property, Mentor Rounds 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. This session will be a roundtable format. The first 20 individuals to register will be guaranteed a spot to speak with Shah IP Law, PLLC. Date and Time: Oct 2nd @ 10:30 AM 

Business Model Canvas Presented by: LiftFund

Starting and running a business requires time, commitment and passion, and at times it feels like you are putting a puzzle together –always organizing the pieces. With the business model canvas, you can focus on what you need to know to start your business simply. In this session, Carlos Acosta of LiftFund Women’s Business Center will cover the key elements of the business model canvas. We’ll go over definitions, tactics, question, and research that can help you. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 09:30 AM 

Digital Trends from Different Generations – Geekdom Event Centre Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Join the UTSA SBDC, the San Antonio River Walk Association and Mark Nanez, owner of The DG Agency and best-selling author, as he shares Digital Trends from Different Generations. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 10:00 AM 

Growth Workshop – 6 Steps to a Better Business Presented by: Fernando Reyes, ActionCOACH Partner/Business Owner

Unlock your full potential and grow your sales, profits, cash flow and team! You will learn time-tested principles of how to: Gain control of your time, team and money Turn your marketing into an investment, not an expense Leverage team, systems, technology, and marketing Recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees Take steps to Financial Mastery and understand the numbers that drive any business.  Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 10:30 AM 

Executive Summit on Cybersecurity Presented by: San Antonio Chamber

In partnership with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Port San Antonio, Bank of America will host an Executive Summit on Cybersecurity on Thursday, October 3, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Please join us to learn from our experts in privacy, vendor management, public policy, technology, and cybersecurity. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 01:00 PM 

Winning Contracts with Past Performance Presented by: UTSA PTAC

This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of Past Performance as a proposal evaluation factor and how it contributes to a winning proposal. Throughout lecture, discussion, and exercises, workshop participants will learn what Federal evaluators expect and how those inputs are evaluated. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 1:00 PM 

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. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 04:00 PM 

WP Engine’s Technical Support 2019 Fall Meet & Greet in San Antonio! Presented by: WP Engine Career Events

Join WP Engine, the leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform, for a happy hour Meet & Greet to learn about career opportunities with our award-winning Technical Support Team! Not only will you meet our team, hear their success stories, but also experience our company culture! If you have a passion for web technology, you’re customer-focused, and you want to be a part of building an iconic tech brand, just bring your enthusiasm along!  Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 05:30 PM 

Speed Dating with Recruiters Presented by: Tech Talent South – San Antonio

Are you a techie looking for a job? Any luck? No problem! Tech Talent South is hosting Speed Dating with Recruiters, where you will be able to talk with recruiters from various companies that are eager to hire local tech talent! Requirements: 1. Dress to impress 2. Bring your resume! 3. If you have your portfolio link make sure you have that as well. 4. Brush up on your interview skills. Date and Time: Oct 3rd @ 06:30 PM 

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. Date and Time: Oct 4th @ 09:00 AM 

Hiring Smart: Avoid Small Employer Pitfalls Presented by: The UTSA Small Business Development Center

Hiring your first employees? The rules for big business don’t apply. What rules do apply? Attend this session and find out! Learn how to hire your first employees in a legally defensible way that won’t break the budget.  Learn a little secret sauce for creating your first policies as well. Geared towards small business, this course covers HR tips and tools that save time and legal hassles. Learn what regulations apply to your hires. Date and Time: Oct 4th @ 11:00 AM 

Firecat First Friday October: Catch the Podcast Wave! Presented by: Firecat Studio

Firecat First Fridays are BACK! Firecat Studio is pleased to offer our popular lunchtime coworking sessions again, at a convenient new coworking spot — Key Coworking! We sponsor these free monthly UX and marketing lunch-and-learn sessions for San Antonio’s business and creative community. If you’re curious, come! Our Topic for October 2019: Ride the Podcast Wave!   Podcasts have been around for years, but suddenly they’re hot! Is it time for you to get in the game? Date and Time: Oct 4th @ 11:30 AM 

Learn to Code Workshop – HTML & CSS (Intro to Web Development) Presented by: Codeup

Curious about coding? Join us for an opportunity to get some hands-on experience with HTML and CSS from a Codeup instructor! Come join us at our monthly Learn to Code workshop, where you can learn the basics of programming! No previous programming knowledge is required at all. And the best part is, it’s FREE!  Take a step to jumpstart your career with other professionals, who are just like you! This Learn to Code workshop will cover the basics of HTML & CSS. Must bring your own laptop. Date and Time: Oct 5th @ 09:00 AM 

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 5, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Tech Talent South will have a recruiting event this Thursday, October 3. Courtesy image.

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