San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of September 9, 2019

By Iris Gonzalez
Dearduck founder Katy Aucoin

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: September Breakfast Presented by: Jordan A. Maney

Hey, business badasses! We’ll be discussing getting our 2020 goals in order before January and finishing out 2019 strong. Bring a journal or notepad because we’ll be writing up a storm!  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!…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 9:00 AM

Start Smart – Geekdom Event Centre 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!…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 10:00 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….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 11:00 AM

Learn about the SBA 7(a) Loan Program Presented by: Launch SA

Please join us for this interesting workshop that teaches you about the SBA 7 (a) Loan Program….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 1:30 PM

Arts, Crafts & Networking Presented by: Key Coworking

Bring your art projects and crafts! We’ll be painting, crocheting and having fun while we network. Paint, brushes and panels will be available …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 4:00 PM

Engineering for Chaos Presented by: San Antonio Java User Group

How do you test the reliability of your production environment? What do you even look for? At our next meeting Loni Meier, an experienced SRE, will discuss how they do this at USAA along with what is an SRE and what does it mean to be ‘reliable’….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 6:00 PM

Geekdom Fireside Chat: Dearduck Hosted by Iris Gonzalez Presented by: Geekdom

Join us in hearing from Katy on her thoughts of the SA startup community as a female founder and her experience in an accelerator program. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 6:00 PM

SWC Sales Series Presented by: Hiram Skaggs, CEO and CoFounder of SWC Sales Management is hosting.

SWC Sales Series presents six sales topics scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month from July-December. Topics Include: Confidence is King (July 9th), Sales Culture (August 13th), Perfecting the Pitch (September 10th), Process Improvement (October 8th), Closing the Deal (November 12th), and Transfer of Traits (December 10th). …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 6:00 PM

Trailhead Tuesday Presented by: San Antonio Salesforce Saturday

For this event, we will be learning about Field Service Lightning! Bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along. Location: Tron room on 7th floor of Geekdom downtown. There is free parking after 5 pm at select city-owned parking facilities. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 6:00 PM

Social Hour Presented by: Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio

Come and meet your fellow game devs! We also welcome artists, musicians, content creators, streamers, and any other thing closely related to game development. What’s happening with our work with the city? What cons are coming up? Who has new games or game news to share? And of course, just find people to hang out with and/or collaborate with….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 10th @ 7:00 PM

Process Improvements for Small Business – The Starter Took Kit Presented by: UTSA SBDC

In this upcoming Process Improvements for Small Business workshop, we will focus on “The Starter Tool Kit,” to learn about some fundamental techniques to boost up your process improvement efforts. This 3-hour workshop will start with basic Lean Six Sigma concepts, followed by a “Starter” set of Lean tools that can be easily adopted to make a positive impact on your operations …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 9:00 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: Sep 11th @ 9:15 AM

7 Strategies for Kicka** Women Presented by: LiftFund

Become a Wilder, Successful & Non-Negotiable Entrepreneur! Join the Women’s Business Center for a presentation by Gwendolen Wilder and learn the Top 20 Female Entrepreneur Obstacles and how to Kickass Past Fear using 7 strategic business planning tactics that allow you to tell your brand story with confidence, create offers unique to your passion and make money so you can live your BEST life! …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 9:30 AM

Plan Your Insurance and Retirement Presented by: Launch SA

Topics to Review: Executive Bonus Plans Key Person Insurance Buy-Sell Agreements Questions to ask a business owner: What are you doing now to reward/retain your key employees? What sets your business apart from your competitors and how do you use this information in your recruiting efforts? …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 10:30 AM

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. Our Wired Wednesday series takes place every second Wednesday and is free and open to the public….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 5:00 PM

EPIcenter: “The Power and Prosperity of New Energy” Presented by: Epicenter

“The Power and Prosperity of New Energy” featuring The Honorable Rolando Pablos September 11, at 6:00 pm Reception 6:30 pm Program Ruth Taylor Recital Hall Trinity University 1 Trinity Place …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 6:00 PM

CreateML: The Easiest Way to add Machine Learning to your App! Presented by: San Antonio iOS Developer Meetup

Machine Learning has been appearing all over the place these last few years. Google Photos can use it to search for pictures of your cat. Our news apps provide summaries of top stories. Email tools can recognize when we’re writing an upset message and encourage us to think about it before hitting “send.”…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 7:00 PM

CyberWraith — Hacking simulator and strategy game! Presented by: The CyberDef Dojo

Our good friend and active cybersecurity entrepreneur Nigel LeBlanc is coming to speak at the CyberDEF Dojo to talk about his latest venture: CyberWraith. Here are some details about the game:..More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 11th @ 7:00 PM

The art of closing a sale. How to close more sales and shorten sale length cycles Presented by: Launch SA

For most of us, when we think of marketing campaigns, we often think of creating a “sale” for our offer. And who doesn’t love a good sale? As consumers, we can’t help but get a thrill from snagging a deal, but as a business owner, it can be a different story. For most small businesses, holding a sale doesn’t quite produce the results they are looking for. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 12th @ 12:00 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 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: Sep 12th @ 5:00 PM

Meet the Author: Lorenzo Gomez Presented by: FELIZ MODERN

Join author, Lorenzo Gomez, at Feliz Modern with food by Chilaquiles …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 12th @ 5:00 PM

Entrepreneurial Diaries: Shattering the Glass Ceiling Presented by: LiftFund

Introducing a NEW event: Entrepreneurial Diaries, a community panel discussion hosted by the Women’s Business Center. If you’ve ever seen an entrepreneur on the cover of a flashy magazine, and thought to yourself, “How did they do that?” then this is the event for you!  From the outside, the path of a business owner may appear easy and uncomplicated (after all, hindsight is 20/20), but the real story is often far from what we read in magazines….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 12th @ 6:00 PM

Software-Defined Storage the Linux Way by LINBIT Presented by: Kubernetes San Antonio

Join us as we welcome Devin Vance from LINBIT and their presentation on Software-Defined Storage the Linux Way.For those of you who don’t know, LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. The LINBIT DRBD software is deployed in millions of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide High Availability (HA), Geo Clustering for Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software Defined Storage (SDS) for O …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 12th @ 06:30 PM

Freelancers’ Coffee Club Presented by: Key Coworking

Come network with other freelancers and discuss relevant topics. Free coffee is provided for the event. …More Details on Event Website. Date and Time: Sep 13th @ 09:00 AM

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

Come and enjoy some coffee, and good conversation with fellow techies! This is an informal meetup, where we can just sit around and talk tech, ideas, and the journey you want to pursue! We are going to make this a more frequent event so that everyone has an opportunity to network. …More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 13th @ 09:30 AM

Hustle + Socialize 2020 Reveal Party Presented by: Hustle + Socialize

Hustle + Socialize is the premier platform for women in San Antonio to launch their entrepreneurial dreams, get them down on paper, and build relationships with the support system that will help them achieve their goals! We have had a blast hustling with over 200 women at Hustle + Socialize 2019…More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 13th @ 06:30 PM

AR/VR Workshop Presented by: Greater Gaming Society of San Antonio

Our first event will be on September 14th 3 PM at the Teen Tech Center, Annex, 3014 Rivas St, San Antonio, TX 78228. We will be holding a workshop to go over getting started with AR and VR in Unity for Windows….More Details on Event Website Date and Time: Sep 14th @ 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 a makers market in the parking lot once a month. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Date and Time:  September 13, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Featured image is from this Tuesday’s Fireside chat with Dearduck founder Katy Aucoin at Geekdom.

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