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Monday, February 8
 

8:00am

One Free Day Pass at Geekdom
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at Geekdom! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.

If you sign up for a membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your second month free. Please email crystal@geekdom.com if you have a scheduling conflict. 

www.geekdom.com 

Sponsors
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Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


9:00am

Ideation Workshop
What's a good idea for a business? Is my idea a really a business opportunity? Where do you start?

At the very center of every innovative company is a great idea!  In this session you will collaborative work to develop hundreds of ideas and then sorting and converting them into a final concept. Participants with ideas at all stages (or no ideas at all) are welcome to participate and find that handful of brilliant ideas that will go on to create a sustainable business model.

Speakers
avatar for Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.

Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trinity University
An El Paso TX native, Dr. Martínez has served on the faculty of Rollins College, Eastern Florida State College and the University of Texas at El Paso.  His dynamic, energetic teaching style is marked with extensive use of cooperative and collaborative learning and interdisciplinary Peer-Led Team Learning.  He was also a Senior Scientist at the Scripps Research Institute-Florida and Dr. Martínez’s research effort is... Read More →


Monday February 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at Perch
Please sign into the webpage for your free trial using the code SASUW 

Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at Perch (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. Special Deal: $10 membership fee for your first month if you sign up during Startup Week!

Perch is a local work space that's cool, quiet and calm - where you can get the job done

www.perchsa.com

Sponsors
avatar for Perch

Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Monday February 8, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at SAEC
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Center! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

The SAEC is a non-profit, collaborative environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups and academic institutions. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, the SAEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

If you sign up for a membership during the month of February (for a price of $50), you'll get your the month of March free.

Visit our website for more information: http://sa-ec.org/

Sponsors
avatar for San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at The Workery
Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at The Workery (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. If you sign up for a commuter membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your first month free. 

The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other.

www.theworkerysa.com

Sponsors
avatar for The Workery

The Workery

The Workery
The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other. | | The Workery is located in Tobin Hill, one of the emerging areas of San Antonio. With convenient access to Downtown, Alamo Heights, Monte Vista, and The Pearl, members are minutes away from major San Antonio hot spots. | We... Read More →


Monday February 8, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Workery 221 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, TX 78212

11:00am

Codeup Dialogues Presents: Millennial Voices of the San Antonio Tech Scene
Three women leaders and thought leaders in casual conversation about topics of our times, reveal the thoughts, hopes, dreams, and plans of people who comprise the San Antonio Tech Ecosphere. Who are we, why are we where, and where are we going?  With opportunities to engage the community.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Bowe

Emily Bowe

Associate, Weston Urban
By day, Emily Bowe is an Associate at Weston Urban, a real estate development company working to build authentic, unique space in urban San Antonio. By night, she's teaching herself Javascript and learning way too much about civic data. And when she's not doing those things, she's usually finding the best places to eat, listen to live music, and watch Tarheel basketball games. She found her way to San Antonio as a 2014 Venture for America... Read More →
avatar for Claire Osborn

Claire Osborn

Product Developer, BILTT
While finishing her English and Communication degrees at Trinity University, Claire worked part-time on the web team for the San Antonio Spurs, tweeting and staying up late on school nights to update Spurs.com. She then spent three years at SA2020, building a passion for civic engagement and working to make San Antonio world-class in areas like education and entrepreneurship. Since completing a Front-end... Read More →
avatar for Kanika Singh

Kanika Singh

Research Analyst, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
After growing up in India and Sri Lanka, Kanika found her way to San Antonio via Trinity University. While majoring in economics and urban studies, she fell in love with San Antonio’s diversity, inclusiveness, warmth, and breakfast tacos. In her current role, Kanika gets to be an advocate for San Antonio everyday as she provides data for companies interested in creating jobs here and participates in myriad economic development... Read More →
avatar for Jenni White

Jenni White

COO, Codeup
Originally hailing from the Land of Enchantment, after four years of school and soccer at Trinity University, Jenni now calls San Antonio home. With degrees in International Studies and Spanish, and interests ranging from education to entrepreneurship to travel, she loves interacting with people, enjoys immersing in foreign cultures, and laughs at pretty much any pun. Her latest adventure entails directing all sorts of operations at Codeup!

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.


Monday February 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Codeup 600 Navarro St #350, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00pm

Negotiation 101
Its awkward, nerve-racking and scary but its needed- especially for women. During this session, we will review negotiation tips and tricks and discuss how prepare to have a negotiation conversation confidently. 

Speakers
avatar for Marina Gavito

Marina Gavito

Executive Director, TechBloc
Marina is a native of San Antonio and is currently the Executive Director of Tech Bloc which is a tech- and urban-centric movement helping position San Antonio to better compete in the international technology economies of today and tomorrow. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Manager of Product at Rackspace. Marina is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School... Read More →


1:30pm

Startup Communications
Blake Yeager, Managing Director of Techstars Cloud, presents tips on how to concisely communicate with investors and mentor, how to ask for and get the introductions you need, and how to leverage communications to give your startup a competitive edge.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Yeager

Blake Yeager

Managing Director, Cloud, Techstars
Blake is currently the Managing Director for Techstars Cloud. Prior to his current role, Blake was the Director of Next Generation Markets for Rackspace. He led the team focused on developing ZeroVM, an open source virtualization technology, after Rackspace acquired LiteStack, the company that created ZeroVM, where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Blake spent several years helping to build the public clouds for both Rackspace and HP... Read More →

Sponsors
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Techstars Cloud

Techstars
The Techstars Cloud program focuses on companies building cloud infrastructure, developer platforms, and other technical products. Located in San Antonio, the Cloud program has assembled a group of mentors who have deep expertise in cloud technologies and thrive on mentoring highly technical startups. With alumni companies like Distil Networks, Cloudability, DataRobot, and Keen.io, Techstars Cloud is setup to deliver targeted value and... Read More →



Monday February 8, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Early Stage Capital
Cole Wollak, who works with the Geekdom Fund, will share thoughts on raising early stage capital. How it works, who you should talk to and where your company needs to be. After sharing some thoughts he will be open to Q&A, so ask him anything!

Speakers
avatar for Cole Wollak

Cole Wollak

FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund
Cole Wollak graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in Engineering Science. After graduation he went on the help run the first Techstats Cloud program and more recently has been working with FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund. At FlashScan3D Cole does research and development on next generation fingerprinting devices and at the Geekdom Fund he helps with due diligence and deal sourcing. So whether you need help writing... Read More →


Monday February 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

San Antonio Startup Week Crowdfunding Panel
Learn about the continued evolution of crowdfunding and how you and your startup can leverage your network to access debt and equity. This dynamic roundtable discussion features crowdfunding providers, a pr firm specializing in crowdfunding campaigns, and a local entrepreneur who used crowdfunding to launch his startup.    

Speakers
avatar for Joy Schoffler

Joy Schoffler

Principal, Leverage PR
Joy Schoffler, principal of Leverage PR, is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communication. Prior to launching Leverage PR, Joy served as director of acquisitions for an Inc. award-winning private equity firm. Joy has written for a number of publications including: Entrepreneur.com, Social Media Monthly and MarketingProfs, among other outlets. She is a contributing author for... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


6:00pm

Startup Grind with Steven Darby

Steven Darby is the Creative Director for Heavy Heavy.His name is Steven, but everyone calls him “Darby.” He generally has no interest in drop shadows, bevels or glows and enjoys sincerity. About Heavy Heavy

Our studio was born out of a need to make things better, in a better way. Having worked at creative agencies in the past, we knew the agency format was broken. Taking on large amounts of work, up selling unnecessary services, and creating a client/agency relationship based on budgets, as opposed to creating the right solutions, is not productive.

So, we opened our very own creative space where web, identity and content work together. We stand for transparency and adaptability, and we will never overcharge, oversell, or over design. It’s a Heavy Heavy thing.

Use Code STARTUPWEEK for a free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-san-antonio-hosts-steven-darby-heavy-heavy-tickets-20741974805

Sponsors
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Startup Grind

Startup Grind
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned... Read More →


Monday February 8, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:30pm

7:00pm

Code for San Antonio: Project and Tech Creation

Join us on Monday Night to learn about technology, sharpen your skills, and help San Antonio at the same time! There are ample opportunities for people with any skill set and experience level to make an impact. 

It's easy - show up, become a part of a team & start making a difference in our community. 

With enough experienced programmers, each team will be able to code right away; otherwise, the teams will sketch out the idea with main points needed and assign any tasks to be done before the next meeting (aka making calls to the city or point of interest to get needed data for the future website)

Interested in becoming a Premium Sponsor to support Code for San Antonio?

Email us at hello@codeforsanantonio.com, comment under this event, OR click the "Contact" button under the organizers list on the left side of the page.  

Your company logo, as well as a link to your company site, will be advertised on our Code for San Antonio website which is nationally recognized through Code for America.

Typical Schedule  

6:45pm - Doors open, find a seat and set-up your laptop

7pm - First Meeting will be a brief discussion on What is Civic Hacking is followed by short training/Keynote speech

7:15/:30pm - Get your Hack-on!  Form teams and start planning how to implement the idea.

7:30 - FOOD!

9pm - Git Commit & Follow-up Actions

FAQs

Do I need to RSVP? 

Yes, we will be providing food so we'll need a good headcount for the order.

Do I need to be a coder? 

No!  We welcome anyone that is willing to learn or has an interest in helping out the community through open data/tech projects. 

Do I need to have a lot of experience before helping a project? 

Nope, just be willing to learn and contribute towards your project.

Do I need to bring my own laptop? 

This is a PLAN - DO - CREATE workshop.  

We form teams and start working on projects THE SAME NIGHT!

We are firm believers in "learning by doing" as this is an all-around benefit to everyone.

Your contribution will be "real-time."  You will either be coding or spreading the word via social media; both will require a computer.  At this time, we do not have access to loaning computers.  

No laptop & want to contribute via idea creation, planning, or photography (bring your camera)? Come join us as we welcome and encourage everyone at any skill level to participate in making our community, "A City on the Rise."

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Metered street parking after 6PM is FREE

We welcome and encourage everyone with all skill levels to participate as we are firm believers in getting your hands dirty and learn by doing.


Speakers
avatar for Code for San Antonio

Code for San Antonio

Code for San Antonio
Join us on Monday Nights at Geekdom to learn about technology, sharpen your skills, and help San Antonio at the same time! There are ample opportunities for people with any skill set and experience level to make an impact. | It's easy - show up, become a part of a team & start making a difference in our community. | With enough experienced programmers, each team will be able to code right away; otherwise, the teams will sketch out the... Read More →


 
Tuesday, February 9
 

8:00am

One Free Day Pass at Geekdom
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at Geekdom! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.

If you sign up for a membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your second month free. Please email crystal@geekdom.com if you have a scheduling conflict. 

www.geekdom.com 

Sponsors
avatar for Geekdom

Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


9:00am

Lean Canvas Workshop

For a great idea to turn into a successful startup, it needs a sustainable business model. And here's where the Lean Canvas comes in. 

Lean Canvas is used to help early stage startups answer the tough questions that come up when defining your business model, like who is your target audience? Or what are the revenue streams for your business?

In this one hour interactive session, you'll be introduced to the Lean Canvas by Cole Wollak and Luis Martinez. You'll leave with knowledge of how to build an actionable and entrepreneur-focused business plan.


Speakers
avatar for Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.

Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trinity University
An El Paso TX native, Dr. Martínez has served on the faculty of Rollins College, Eastern Florida State College and the University of Texas at El Paso.  His dynamic, energetic teaching style is marked with extensive use of cooperative and collaborative learning and interdisciplinary Peer-Led Team Learning.  He was also a Senior Scientist at the Scripps Research Institute-Florida and Dr. Martínez’s research effort is... Read More →
avatar for Cole Wollak

Cole Wollak

FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund
Cole Wollak graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in Engineering Science. After graduation he went on the help run the first Techstats Cloud program and more recently has been working with FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund. At FlashScan3D Cole does research and development on next generation fingerprinting devices and at the Geekdom Fund he helps with due diligence and deal sourcing. So whether you need help writing... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Trinity University

Trinity University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trinity University
Trinity University values very small class sizes, close connections with faculty and fellow students, and a challenging yet supportive academic environment with broad undergraduate research opportunities. Trinity University is an independent, coeducational university whose mission is excellence in teaching, research, and service.  Trinity provides broad and intensive educational opportunities primarily to undergraduates in liberal arts and... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at Perch
Please sign into the webpage for your free trial using the code SASUW 

Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at Perch (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. Special Deal: $10 membership fee for your first month if you sign up during Startup Week!

Perch is a local work space that's cool, quiet and calm - where you can get the job done

www.perchsa.com

Sponsors
avatar for Perch

Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Tuesday February 9, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at SAEC
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Center! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

The SAEC is a non-profit, collaborative environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups and academic institutions. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, the SAEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

If you sign up for a membership during the month of February (for a price of $50), you'll get your the month of March free.

Visit our website for more information: http://sa-ec.org/

Sponsors
avatar for San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at The Workery
Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at The Workery (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. If you sign up for a commuter membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your first month free. 

The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other.

www.theworkerysa.com

Sponsors
avatar for The Workery

The Workery

The Workery
The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other. | | The Workery is located in Tobin Hill, one of the emerging areas of San Antonio. With convenient access to Downtown, Alamo Heights, Monte Vista, and The Pearl, members are minutes away from major San Antonio hot spots. | We... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Workery 221 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, TX 78212

11:00am

Using Your Toolbox Wisely, Presented by Technopreneur Bill Gonzalez

Bill Gonzalez, Webhead CIO and Technical Director will speak on utilizing a variety of developmental tools like Visual Studio, Octopus, GitHub, Lync, Hangfire, and Postman to build and develop web applications, in addition to other tools such as Software Planner and SoapUI. He will demonstrate a developmental cycle from code change to deployment utilizing common tools. This demo provides a quick example of our software development life cycle iteration.


Speakers
avatar for Bill Gonzalez

Bill Gonzalez

CIO, Technical Director, and Co-Founder, Webhead
Bill is the Chief Software Architect and Co-Founder of Webhead, a leading technology integrator providing multi-disciplined software and systems engineering, as well as advanced technology services.  He is an Internet Technology Pioneer from the University of Texas at San Antonio who was instrumental in establishing Webhead at the advent of the Internet in 1994.  While an undergraduate, he designed and established the first UTSA World... Read More →

Sponsors
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Webhead

Webhead
Webhead’s IT solutions are clear. For more than 21 years, Webhead has provided quality, custom IT solutions that our clients can see. As leaders of the IT industry, we can provide clarity in this world of tech chaos. Big Business Experience, Small Business Agility. | | Webhead is a San Antonio-based company providing multi-disciplined software and systems engineering, as well as advanced technology services for federal, state and local... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Webhead 1710 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78212

11:30am

The Fear of Getting Started
In this startup week session we will call out the fear barriers to getting your startup off the ground, and give you the tools and courage to put fear in its place.

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Derozier

Celeste Derozier

CEO, Your Intrepid Life
Celeste dedicates herself to helping people overcome fear so they can live intrepid lives. As a personal coach and transformational travel leader, she encourages others to align with their courage to achieve their dreams. With decades of experience in diverse industries including career counseling and development, she understands the universal behavior patterns that lead to success. Read her blog and reach her via www.yourintrepidlife.com.
avatar for Cynthia Phelps, PhD

Cynthia Phelps, PhD

CEO, InnerAlly, Inc
Cynthia has a passion to help people improve their mental wellness through the practice of inner compassion. She founded InnerAlly a company that develops mobile technologies to help people practice wellness on a daily basis. Her background is in neuroscience with a focus in learning and behavior change. She has over 18 years of experience in developing tools to help people change their health behaviors. She is also certified as a Peer Recovery... Read More →


12:00pm

Codeup Dialogues Presents: Legends and Daydreams with Pat Matthews and Lorenzo Gomez
Community and business leaders, Pat Matthews and Lorenzo Gomez are inviting us to join them while they share a little lunchtime conversation about all things San Antonio startup at Codeup! Describing their experiences in San Antonio’s under-the-hood technology start up landscape, these people have helped build and raise the ground floor for all of us. They'll be discussing big ideas, because they are both big thinkers. You will want to hear this!

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez

CEO, Geekdom
Lorenzo is currently the CEO of Geekdom, the place where start-ups are born. Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, creativity, and connect to a community of like-minded people.  | | Lorenzo also serves as the head of The 80/20 Foundation. As Executive Director, Gomez directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Pat Matthews

Pat Matthews

CEO, Filestack
Pat Matthews founded Webmail.us with friends Bill Boebel and Kevin Minnick in 1999. They were all students at Virginia Tech University at the time. They dropped out to run the company which went through some difficult years before finding its niche in email. The founders sold the company in 2007 to Rackspace. For several years, Matthews worked as a senior vice president and general manager of cloud operations and business development at... Read More →

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Codeup 600 Navarro St #350, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:00pm

How to Hire World-Class Tech Talent in San Antonio
San Antonio has a problem with retaining top technical talent. During this presentation you'll learn how to access a pool of world class candidates that are driven, committed, and an instant value add to your company. This session will cover:
  • How to convince passive tech talent to work for you
  • How to gain access to people with a mindset that will add to your company culture
  • How to hire senior level talent that won't break the bank
  • How multicultural employees can improve your workforce
  • What is the right visa for your foreign employees

Speakers
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Jesus "Tito" Salas

Founder, CodersLink
Jesus Salas is a Mexican entrepreneur with a passion of connecting developers from developing to developed economies. His entrepreneurship experience started when he was 19 years old, when he started acquiring multinational working experiences in Mexico, United Stated and China. Those years helped Jesus identify the huge potential of connecting resources from developing economies to the United States, a developed economy. After his graduation... Read More →


2:30pm

The Capital Toolbox: Which Tool Do You Need?
Which tool is right for you in this ever expanding capital toolbox. Join Mario Cardona, Senior Lending Specialist for Able Lending; Margot Fuentes, Director of the LiftFund Women's Business Center and Cole Wollak, Geekdom Fund Associate in a discussion moderated by Ryan Salts to learn about the multifaceted options available for getting your business up and running. 

Speakers
avatar for Mario Cardona

Mario Cardona

Senior Loan Specialist, Able Lending
Mario Cardona is currently a Senior Loan Specialist with Able Lending which is the world’s first collaborative lender connecting extraordinary entrepreneurs with capital, community resources, and expert advice when it’s time to grow. Prior to his current role, he was a Loan Officer at Liftfund formerly Accion Texas and more recently as an SBA Business Development Officer at Wells Fargo Bank. As a small business financing professional... Read More →
avatar for Margot Fuentes

Margot Fuentes

Director of the LiftFund Women's Business Center, LiftFund
As the Director of the LiftFund Women's Business Center, Margot provides business counseling to entrepreneurs on topics including business plans, financial projections, marketing strategies, operational improvement, growth strategies, and business financials.  | | Through her expertise, she helps start-up and existing businesses prepare to access capital for the launch or growth of their business.
avatar for Ryan Salts

Ryan Salts

Director of Programs/Director of Break Fast & Launch, Cafe Commerce
Ryan Salts is the Director of Programs for Cafe Commerce and the Director of Break Fast & Launch, the nation's first culinary business accelerator.  | | Ryan works to promote small business and entrepreneurship in San Antonio across all industries. His experience working with startups and entrepreneurs has allowed him to engage with people on a very personal level to aid them in growth. At heart, Ryan is a connector of people and ideas... Read More →
avatar for Cole Wollak

Cole Wollak

FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund
Cole Wollak graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in Engineering Science. After graduation he went on the help run the first Techstats Cloud program and more recently has been working with FlashScan3D and the Geekdom Fund. At FlashScan3D Cole does research and development on next generation fingerprinting devices and at the Geekdom Fund he helps with due diligence and deal sourcing. So whether you need help writing... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Café Commerce

Café Commerce

Café Commerce
Café Commerce is a one-stop shop where entrepreneurs, startups and small-business owners (new or established) can get personal support, information, resources, market data and guidance to start and maintain their business. | We opened doors in June, 2014 at the San Antonio downtown public library with a specific goals of making entrepreneurship easier and to strengthen the support infrastructure for small business owners. Through a... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cafe Commerce 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

2:30pm

Interview Tips & Tricks
Interviewing is nerve racking and almost everyone gets nervous!  You might be new to the workforce or getting back into the workforce and haven’t interviewed in awhile.  During this session, I will provide you tips and tricks to interviewing and how to prepare to try ease the nerves! 

Speakers
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Roxanne Molina

Lead Recruiter, WP Engine
I am a current Lead Recruiter with WP Engine which is a premiere managed WordPress hosting platform, offering the fastest, most reliable, secure hosting for tens of thousands of websites.  We currently have 370+ employees in 4 offices including San Antonio which we are proud to be celebrating our 2 year Anniversary in July.  We started our San Antonio office w/ 4 employees, today we have 33 and looking to double... Read More →

Sponsors
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WP Engine

WP Engine
WP Engine is a premiere managed WordPress hosting platform, offering the fastest, most reliable, secure hosting for tens of thousands of websites. We offer stunning speed, powerful security, and best-in-class customer service. At WP Engine, WordPress isn’t just our platform, it’s our passion. 


Tuesday February 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

#Tech2sday--San Antonio Startup Week Edition
Sponsors
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TechBloc

TechBloc
Tech Bloc is activating San Antonio’s tech industry as one voice to support the public and private work needed to build a robust tech economy and ensure a vibrant San antonio in the 21st Century and beyond.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Francis Bogside 803 S St. Mary's Street San Antonio, Texas 78205

5:30pm

.NET Users Group
We are user group that brings together .Net developers and technology enthusiasts in and around San Antonio Texas. Membership ranges from brand new developers of .Net, to seasoned architects. Membership is always free and all are welcome.

http://www.meetup.com/SATNUG/

7:00pm

Entreprenurial Mom’s Mixer and Panel Discussion
Join us at Perch to mix, mingle and hear the ‘how’ from a group of successful ’09 momprenuers! Each has a unique business model, strategy and story to tell. So if you are an ’09 mompreneur or a curious future mompreneur come along and hear: ‘How!’ 

Jessica Massay of Jump Insights will be moderating.

Moderators
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Jessica Massay

Founder, Jump Insights + Planning
Jessica started Jump in 2006 after spending 10 years as an advertising strategist at one of the nation's largest Hispanic advertising agencies.  | | Today, she leverages her love for market research, consumer insights and business strategy for national and regional clients; advising on best practices to build their businesses and be more relevant. She's had the pleasure to work with MillerCoors, Twitter, SAWS, Brooks City Base, Hershey's... Read More →

Speakers
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Leslie Gautreaux Edwards

Owner, Koko Fit Club Alamo Heights and Dominion
Leslie started out in academia as a college English professor, but soon wanted the challenge of a small business. She opened Koko FitClub Alamo Heights in 2014 and then followed with the Dominion club in 2015. She still teaches her clients every day about fitness, nutrition, and health. Koko FitClub is the first health club that uses technology to bring strength training, cardio exercise, and nutrition planning together in one place. It does... Read More →
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Kathleen Mayes

Founder & Chief Development Officer, MaGi Foods
Founded in 2007– A local food manufacturer with 2 national food brands: Kathleen’s and Louisiana Purchase. As a working Mom and foodie, she created Kathleen’s for her two daughters to have a natural, healthy, affordable, and convenient food option.  | A daughter of a Mexican Father and Peruvian, Mother, Kathleen, embraces her latin heritage and is inspired by the “sabores” of the latin kitchen. Kathleen attended... Read More →
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Marianna Peeler

Founder, Peeler Farms
Humanely raising Natural beef, lamb, and poultry that’s and fed only non-GMO products. Peeler Farms distributes through select retail channels in addition to supplying notable restaurants around south Texas.
avatar for Angel Schneider

Angel Schneider

Founder, Alamo Heights Trading
Alamo Heights Trading, an online Facebook community group, after hearing about similar pages and thinking Alamo Heights would benefit from such a site. At just over two years old, it's fun to see how the AHT community grows from just buying and selling to trading information and now to leading support to neighbors and friends. Before AHT, she spent 15+ years in public relations and marketing communications working primarily with technology... Read More →

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.
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Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Tuesday February 9, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209
 
Wednesday, February 10
 

8:00am

One Free Day Pass at Geekdom
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at Geekdom! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.

If you sign up for a membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your second month free. Please email crystal@geekdom.com if you have a scheduling conflict. 

www.geekdom.com 

Sponsors
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Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


Wednesday February 10, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Geekdom 110 East Houston Street, 7th Floor, San Antonio, Texas 78205

9:00am

1 Million Cups

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 with members of the San Antonio entrepreneurial community. Audience participants hear about exciting business concepts and engage with presenters in a casual, responsive environment.

Join us every Wednesday for 1 Million Cups at our beautiful Cafe Commerce space located inside the San Antonio Public Library at 600 Soledad St. Let us know you’re coming, or request to present here.

If you have any questions, email info@cafecommercesa.org.

http://www.1millioncups.com/sanantonio 



Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Cafe Commerce 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

9:00am

How to use Company Culture to Attract Top Talent

Ann Bohl Deacon, CEO of Deacon Recruiting will be discussing the importance of developing company culture, consistent branding and how your company can stand out from the rest to attract Top Talent!


Speakers
avatar for Ann Bohl Deacon, CPC

Ann Bohl Deacon, CPC

Founder/CEO, Deacon Recruiting, Inc. and Deacon Professional Services, LLP
Ann is a native San Antonian.  After graduating from The University of Texas, Ann practiced in public accounting.  She has been recognized as an industry leader since she entered the staffing industry in 1988 and has received numerous awards for outstanding performance as an Executive Recruiter and Industry Leader nationally.  Ann was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Association of Personnel Services for... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at Perch
Please sign into the webpage for your free trial using the code SASUW 

Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at Perch (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. Special Deal: $10 membership fee for your first month if you sign up during Startup Week!

Perch is a local work space that's cool, quiet and calm - where you can get the job done

www.perchsa.com

Sponsors
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Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at SAEC
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Center! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

The SAEC is a non-profit, collaborative environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups and academic institutions. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, the SAEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

If you sign up for a membership during the month of February (for a price of $50), you'll get your the month of March free.

Visit our website for more information: http://sa-ec.org/

Sponsors
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San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at The Workery
Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at The Workery (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. If you sign up for a commuter membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your first month free. 

The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other.

www.theworkerysa.com

Sponsors
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The Workery

The Workery
The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other. | | The Workery is located in Tobin Hill, one of the emerging areas of San Antonio. With convenient access to Downtown, Alamo Heights, Monte Vista, and The Pearl, members are minutes away from major San Antonio hot spots. | We... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Workery 221 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, TX 78212

11:00am

Infocyte Press Conference
Infocyte’s senior leadership will hold a press conference as part of San Antonio’s Startup Week.  The event begins at 11 a.m., Feb. 10, at the San Antonio Geekdom Event Center, and it’s designed to make a regional rollout of their PULSE software. John Dickson, the chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, will introduce Infocyte’s senior leadership at the event.   Chris Gerritz, Infocyte’s chief executive officer, will share a working demo of the software and the security solutions it provides to businesses of all sizes.

PULSE acts as an agentless hunt platform designed to rapidly assess network endpoints for evidence of intrusion - without the burden of complicated equipment or endpoint software installations. PULSE presumes that any network cannot be trusted, and works to validate device integrity - focusing on detecting hidden insider threats. The platform revolutionizes traditional event-based detection tools by combining forensic automation and patent-pending memory analysis techniques tailored to detect compromised systems within a network.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gerritz

Chris Gerritz

Co-Founder and CEO, Infocyte
Chris is co-founder of Infocyte, a malware and threat hunting product developer. Chris is a pioneer in defensive cyberspace operations having helped establish and lead the U.S. Air Force's Enterprise Hunt Team.  | | Prior to co-founding Infocyte, Chris served as the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT)'s first Chief of Counter-Cyber Operations. In this role, he led a team of 28 operators tasked with finding, tracking, and... Read More →

Sponsors
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Infocyte

Infocyte
Infocyte is the result of years of experience hunting adversaries within some of the largest and most targeted defense networks in the world.  We develop proactive cyber security solutions designed to find threats and unauthorized activity within enterprise networks. Our hunt methodology fills a void left by today's malware protection systems by focusing detection on the post-compromise activity of persistent attackers and insider... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Write Like a Journalist
In this session, you'll learn how to write technology stories in an easy to understand way for the layman. We'll cut through the jargon and help you to produce concise and interesting posts for your websites or press releases for your business. We'll share the tips of the trade we've learn working in traditional media as well as online along with some helpful tools to generate interesting content for your company.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Lorek

Laura Lorek

Founder, Silicon Hills News
Laura Lorek is an entrepreneur who runs Silicon Hills News, a new media technology news site covering Austin and San Antonio. Founded in 2011, Silicon Hills News produces a daily news website, a tech calendar, a weekly newsletter, print magazines, annual tech calendars and now a new podcast. Previously, Lorek worked as a senior writer for the San Antonio Express-News, a senior writer for Interactive Week Magazine, a technology columnist and... Read More →

Sponsors
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San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


12:00pm

Owning Your Category with Lorenzo Gomez
​Every company needs to be number one in something. This session will help companies figure out what they can be famous for, and, if they aren't number one in a category, how to create their own. 

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez

CEO, Geekdom
Lorenzo is currently the CEO of Geekdom, the place where start-ups are born. Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, creativity, and connect to a community of like-minded people.  | | Lorenzo also serves as the head of The 80/20 Foundation. As Executive Director, Gomez directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:00pm

Eating For Your Body Type with Chef Elizabeth Johnson

This one of a kind, interactive two hour class gives you all the tools you need to start taking better care of your health.

Our curriculum pulls from both ancient and modern wisdom to give you a new understanding of the role food plays in our lives as individuals. What may be great for one person, may be detrimental to another. Health will never be a one-size-fits-all. We want to demystify the steps you need to take to getting the best results for your body type. 

Your body is unique and where there are no instructions included, there is Pharm Table. We guide you through discovering your personal body type, how that affects your life, and how to take control. Our system is steeped in the Ancient knowledge known as Ayurveda ("eye-yer-vay-duh"), which was information collected over hundreds of years by Indian Monks who accounted for Mind, Body, and Spiritual elements that make up an individual. While we touch on all these things, we bring the focus into what we put in our bodies.



Speakers
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Elizabeth Johnson

Founder and Chef, Pharm Table
As a Latin Cuisines Specialist/ Chef Instructor of The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio from 2008-2014, Elizabeth taught classes, conducted research, and produced multi-media tools for the Center for Foods of the Americas (CFA), a department within the CIA dedicated to Latin Culinary Arts and research. Elizabeth co-authored the CIA’s new Latin Cuisines Certificate Program, and created a Bachelor’s semester abroad program... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pharm Table 106 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205

4:30pm

Startup Funding and a Bunch of Other Stuff You Should Know

This panel is not about us talking to each other while you fall asleep. We will call you out if you fall asleep, although that’s not likely. You should expect a very interactive session around topics including but not limited to getting pre-seed funding and what to do with that funding, when’s the right time for the next round (it’s not when you’re out of money), good and bad pitch decks, really useful tools and hacks. Although we plan to cover the above topics during the first hour to hour and a half we will leave the remaining time for pandemonium, if no questions or topics come up then we’ll go to happy hour! 


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bulte

Bryan Bulte

Founder and Managing Director, Seed Sumo
Bryan is an entrepreneur, app architect, advisor, mentor and is passionate about making a difference and positively impacting people’s lives. Bryan has cofounded dozens of companies over the last 15 years, some were acquired, some still active and some failed miserably. He believes he learned the most from the one’s that failed. 5 Things to know about Bryan: 1. He architected the UI and business model for a CRM used by over 4,200... Read More →
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DJ Monteilh

The Keeper of Cool, Seed Sumo
I'm a firm believer that your title shouldn't entitle you! Life's too short to be serious all the time so although my official title is "The Keeper of Cool" I also act as "The Stiffarm of Seriousness" for Seed Sumo, which I am a Co-Founder. Seed Sumo is a startup accelerator based out of Bryan/College Station, TX.  We invest in 8-10 early stage startup companies a year and put them through an intensive boot camp for 3 months each summer... Read More →
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Steve Tinkle

Seed Sumo
Steve has worked on projects with NASCAR, several Major League Baseball teams, companies on every continent (except Antartica), international athletes, startups, and even collaborated on a NY Times bestselling book. He has been “Finding a better way” in technology, business, strategic planning, marketing, and professional development for over 20 years and is also a Lean Startup enthusiast. 5 things you need to know about... Read More →

Sponsors
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Seed Sumo

Seed Sumo
Seed Sumo is a startup accelerator based out of Bryan/College Station, TX.  We invest in 8-10 early stage startup companies a year and put them through an intensive boot camp for 3 months each summer. Although most of the companies we invest in are expected to attend the accelerator we also have a seed fund that invests in larger financing rounds. We look for hungry, well thought out teams that move fast and think big.


Wednesday February 10, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

SA New Tech

We are a monthly meetup that is hosted at Geekdom which showcases new technology being developed here in SA Antonio. We give local businesses and inventors a platform to showcase their technology to the San Antonio community. If you are interested in presenting please send us a message. 

YES – The event is free – RSVP @ www.sanewtech.com so we can plan for pizza and beer for all attendees! 


Wednesday February 10, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:30pm

The CyberDef Dojo Meetup: Startup Week Special!

Startup Week is a five day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.

At the Dojo, we are going to celebrate this week by allowing our members to pitch an idea, business, project, or technology they want to share with the community! If you were thinking about inviting an entrepreneur friend to the Dojo, this is the time you do so.

The pitches need to be at most 5 minutes and can include a PowerPoint. However, it's up to you how you want to do your presentation. 

Not all the pitches need to be about crazy cool business ideas, but they do have to be about something related to cyber security, which is a broad field in of itself. 

Do you just have an idea you want to get some feedback on? Come on down to the Dojo, share your pitch, and listen to what the community has to say.

We are looking forward to hearing all the great pitches! 


Wednesday February 10, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Secure Logix 13750 San Pedro Ave 9th Floor San Antonio, TX

7:00pm

Founder Fireside Chats: Learning from Mistakes, Pivots, and Failures
In the startup world, failure happens. And who knows that better than a company founder? From losing major clients to handling customer service nightmares, these panelist have seen it all. Come join us for a night of lessons learned in this fireside chat some of San Antonio's amazing entrepreneurs. 

Alamo Beer will be providing a complimentary beer and food pairing and a take home glass to the first 50 attendees. Complimentary brewery tours will be provided from 6:30pm to 7:15pm.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Flahive

Paul Flahive

Journalist and Producer, Texas Public Radio
Paul Flahive is an award-winning journalist and producer at Texas Public Radio. From Anchorage to San Antonio, he has written and produced for newspapers, radio stations and networks over the past 12 years. He currently produces "The Source" for TPR and a monthly live, storytelling program called Worth Repeating. He has little experience in startups, but a whole hell of a lot in failing.

Speakers
avatar for Magaly Chocano

Magaly Chocano

CEO, Sweb Development
As CEO, Magaly Chocano brings years of production and marketing experience to bear on every major digital project Sweb Development undertakes. Magaly--a native of Madrid, Spain--founded Sweb Development in 2008 as a web and mobile app development firm. In August of 2009 she launched SwebApps: the first build-your-own iPhone application platform for Small Businesses online. Today Sweb Development is a Digital Agency that services development needs... Read More →
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez

CEO, Geekdom
Lorenzo is currently the CEO of Geekdom, the place where start-ups are born. Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, creativity, and connect to a community of like-minded people.  | | Lorenzo also serves as the head of The 80/20 Foundation. As Executive Director, Gomez directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Jason Straughan

Jason Straughan

CEO/Software Engineer, Grok Interactive, LLC
The CEO of Grok Interactive, Jason is a long-time programmer, mentor, author, and teacher who has worked with all manner of proven talent in web and mobile application development.
avatar for Melissa Unsell

Melissa Unsell

Vice President and Founding Member, elumicor
Melissa is Vice President and Founding Member of elumicor.  Melissa leads elumicor with her strategic prowess and industry knowledge.  Striving for excellence, Melissa consistently seeks innovative opportunities to provide value to clients and generate win-win relationships. Since elumicor’s inception in 2000, Melissa has harnessed inventive, efficient ways to navigate the ever-changing landscape of electronic discovery. ... Read More →

Sponsors
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Alamo Beer

Alamo Beer
Alamo Beer Company Brewery sits beneath the historic Hayes Street Bridge in East Downtown San Antonio. Using age-old methods of brewing the company brews ALAMO Golden Ale, ALAMO Pilsner, ALAMO German Style Pale Ale and ALAMO Amber Lager plus seasonal selections. | | Production of beer will begin in December of 2014 while the Beer Garden and Beer Hall will open to the public on March 6, 2015. | | Regular hours of operation are: ... Read More →
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Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a community of listener-supported, non-commercial radio stations in South Central Texas and the Hill Country. KSTX 89.1 FM is a regional source for news and views, and the only local source for NPR’s flagship news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. KPAC 88.3 FM San Antonio's 24-hour Classical Oasis. KTXI 90.1 FM offers a blend of classical music, news and information programming in the... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Beer Hall 415 Burnet St, San Antonio, TX 78202

7:30pm

SA iOS Meetup: Build Your First iOS Game With Swift

Build Your First iOS Game With Swift

Learn the fundamentals of Swift, SpriteKit and Xcode to build a functioning Tetris clone.

Presented by David Barrick, Founder of Lightphile; a platform for stage lighting control on iOS.

FREE PARKING AFTER 6PM! Located at 125 N Flores St or 253 N Flores St.

Light snacks provided by Geekdom.


 
Thursday, February 11
 

8:00am

One Free Day Pass at Geekdom
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at Geekdom! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.

If you sign up for a membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your second month free. Please email crystal@geekdom.com if you have a scheduling conflict. 

www.geekdom.com 

Sponsors
avatar for Geekdom

Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


Thursday February 11, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Geekdom 110 East Houston Street, 7th Floor, San Antonio, Texas 78205

9:00am

How to Hire a Startup Lawyer, and What for? with Debra Innocenti

The Care & Feeding of Lawyers: How to Hire a Startup Lawyer, and What for?

Learn what to look for in and how to work with a startup lawyer, as well as understand the initial legal services an emerging company requires.


Speakers
avatar for Debra L. Innocenti

Debra L. Innocenti

Partner, Strasburger Attorneys At Law
Debra L. Innocenti represents technology entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in a wide variety of matters, including formation, protection of intellectual property, financing, data privacy, software licensing, and other technology-related transactions.  She was named Geekdom’s 2015 VIP Geek, named a Tech Flash Rising Start by the San Antonio Business Journal, named among the Best Attorneys in Information Technology... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

Codeup Full-Stack Coding Class Open House and 11am Tour
Ever wondered what it's like to be a Codeup bootcamp student? Think it may be like being raw material in a Ninja Factory? You are right! Come find out for yourself! Stop by during our open house hours for a sneak peek of the intensity and rush of motivation in a coding bootcamp, enjoy a guided tour of our space, and a Q&A session with people who know how to help you make headway towards your tech goals.

Speakers
avatar for Jenni White

Jenni White

COO, Codeup
Originally hailing from the Land of Enchantment, after four years of school and soccer at Trinity University, Jenni now calls San Antonio home. With degrees in International Studies and Spanish, and interests ranging from education to entrepreneurship to travel, she loves interacting with people, enjoys immersing in foreign cultures, and laughs at pretty much any pun. Her latest adventure entails directing all sorts of operations at Codeup!

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.


Thursday February 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Codeup 600 Navarro St #350, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at Perch
Please sign into the webpage for your free trial using the code SASUW 

Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at Perch (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. Special Deal: $10 membership fee for your first month if you sign up during Startup Week!

Perch is a local work space that's cool, quiet and calm - where you can get the job done

www.perchsa.com

Sponsors
avatar for Perch

Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Thursday February 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at SAEC
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Center! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

The SAEC is a non-profit, collaborative environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups and academic institutions. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, the SAEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

If you sign up for a membership during the month of February (for a price of $50), you'll get your the month of March free.

Visit our website for more information: http://sa-ec.org/

Sponsors
avatar for San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at The Workery
Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at The Workery (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. If you sign up for a commuter membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your first month free. 

The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other.

www.theworkerysa.com

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The Workery

The Workery
The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other. | | The Workery is located in Tobin Hill, one of the emerging areas of San Antonio. With convenient access to Downtown, Alamo Heights, Monte Vista, and The Pearl, members are minutes away from major San Antonio hot spots. | We... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Workery 221 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, TX 78212

10:30am

Creative Thinking and Brainstorming for Teams
Often in a team environment, it's important to think big and outside the box - as adults, however, we've often learned to ignore our bright, creative inner child in the face of money, practicality, and feasibility constraints. To really innovate, it's crucial to get rid of the limits we put on ourselves - when brainstorming, no idea is bad! 
In this hands-on workshop, let us show you some strategies to promote creative thinking and collaboration on your own and with a team! You'll have a lot of fun and solve some real-world problems with VentureLab. 

Speakers
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Hetali Lodaya

Communications and Community Manager, VentureLab
Hetali manages Communications and Community at VentureLab - you'll often find her with teachers, parents, and students talking about the power of entrepreneurship and creative thinking in the classroom. She is so excited to be a part of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in San Antonio, and loves being in a city where change happens in front of your eyes every day. She studied chemistry and public policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is interested... Read More →


11:30am

Launching a Nonprofit Startup
What does it take to boot-strap your nonprofit?  How do you go from zero to an established, credible, and viable organization in less than a year?  What does it take to raise money, raise awareness, and execute on your mission?  Join us for this lunchtime discussion panel to get a quick primer on the ins and outs of nonprofit startups.

Speakers
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David Heard

Board Member, Choose San Antonio
David Heard is a corporate software executive and technology activist. He is Chief Marketing Officer for SecureLogix, a cyber-security product company based in San Antonio. Civically, David has been an active tech industry promoter for the past 15+ years. In late 2014, David teamed with Lew Moorman ofRackspace and Lorenzo Gomez of Geekdom to envision and create Tech Bloc, a grassroots, tech- and urban-centric movement... Read More →
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Meghan Oswald

Executive Director, Community Housing Research Partners
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Kevin Peckham

Executive Director, Choose San Antonio
Kevin Peckham co-founded Choose San Antonio (Choose SA)  with Eric Bell in June 2015.   Kevin lives in the vibrant King William neighborhood of downtown San Antonio with his wife Margaret Sledge who is an architect at Lake Flato.  They moved to San Antonio in 2011 from Brooklyn, NY where Kevin worked in digital design and advertising, and performed in the New York music scene. Together they... Read More →

Sponsors
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San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


1:00pm

The Global Impact of the Mexican IT Industry
Did you know that Mexico is the largest IT service exporter in Latin America and the third largest in the world? Mexico is producing top engineers by the thousands, and you can have access to this talent. In this session you will learn about the facts and global impact of the Mexican IT industry. 

Speakers
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Jesus "Tito" Salas

Founder, CodersLink
Jesus Salas is a Mexican entrepreneur with a passion of connecting developers from developing to developed economies. His entrepreneurship experience started when he was 19 years old, when he started acquiring multinational working experiences in Mexico, United Stated and China. Those years helped Jesus identify the huge potential of connecting resources from developing economies to the United States, a developed economy. After his graduation... Read More →


2:30pm

Techstars Demo Day
Please join us on at 3pm on Thursday, February 11th at the Aztec Theatre in downtown San Antonio to see the most recent Techstars graduate companies take the stage to tell their stories and pitch their businesses to a theater full of investors, mentors and supporters. Demo Day Agenda:

2:30: Doors Open

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Demo Day Pitches

4:30pm - 7:30pm: Startup Week Community Party in the lounge of the Aztec Theatre. Join us to network, meet the companies, and celebrate San Antonio’s entrepreneurial spirit over drinks and small bites.

Please Pre-register Here as well: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-cloud-2016-demo-day-tickets-19918533871

Sponsors
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Techstars Cloud

Techstars
The Techstars Cloud program focuses on companies building cloud infrastructure, developer platforms, and other technical products. Located in San Antonio, the Cloud program has assembled a group of mentors who have deep expertise in cloud technologies and thrive on mentoring highly technical startups. With alumni companies like Distil Networks, Cloudability, DataRobot, and Keen.io, Techstars Cloud is setup to deliver targeted value and... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Aztec Theater 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Latina CEO and Sistas in Business host Minority Women in Tech Meet-Up
Latina CEO, Founder Janie Gonzalez and Sistas in Business Founder Laura Thompson will share their expertise on technology as the driving force behind all aspects of business.  We all understand the challenges, the pain, the value and most importantly, the fulfillment that comes with breaking away and "doing it for yourself", as  Women Just Doing It!  This Meet-Up is about business leaders nurturing female entrepreneurs to help them shine. This event will provide a great opportunity for socializing and establishing a network with and for Minority Women in Tech(MWIT).  Attendees at this event will have the opportunity to help define the direction and future of MWIT events.  Come contribute, network, foster mentorships, and make it memorable!

Speakers
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Janie Gonzalez

Founder and CEO, Webhead
Janie Martinez Gonzalez is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Webhead, an award-winning technology company based in San Antonio, Texas.   Her keen resourcefulness, passion and business acumen have paved the way for Latinas in Information Technology.   Her leadership moved the company from producing and hosting commercial websites to becoming an industry leader successfully managing, developing and supporting a customer... Read More →
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Laura Thompson

Founder, Sistas in Business
Laura Thompson is a publisher, author, ghostwriter and poet. She has recently released her latest book called "On My Way to the TOP" and authored her first book "Beneath the Mask" in 2007. She is currently contracted to ghost write two books this year. Thompson is publisher of Who's Who in San Antonio: the African American Edition and is currently working on the Inaugural Who's Who San Antonio Women. | | She is the founder of Sistas in... Read More →

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Sistas In Business

Sistas In Business
Sistas in Business is a powerful business resource for African American Women through networking, training and community involvement coast to coast established for the purpose of educating, inspiring, and connecting African American women business owners.
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Webhead

Webhead
Webhead’s IT solutions are clear. For more than 21 years, Webhead has provided quality, custom IT solutions that our clients can see. As leaders of the IT industry, we can provide clarity in this world of tech chaos. Big Business Experience, Small Business Agility. | | Webhead is a San Antonio-based company providing multi-disciplined software and systems engineering, as well as advanced technology services for federal, state and local... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Webhead 1710 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78212

4:30pm

San Antonio Startup Week Community Party
Join us after the Techstars Cloud 2016 Demo Day to network, meet the companies, and celebrate San Antonio’s entrepreneurial spirit over drinks and small bites. Show up early, get a Demo Day shirt!

Sponsors
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Techstars Cloud

Techstars
The Techstars Cloud program focuses on companies building cloud infrastructure, developer platforms, and other technical products. Located in San Antonio, the Cloud program has assembled a group of mentors who have deep expertise in cloud technologies and thrive on mentoring highly technical startups. With alumni companies like Distil Networks, Cloudability, DataRobot, and Keen.io, Techstars Cloud is setup to deliver targeted value and... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Aztec Theater 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:30pm

PitchTab at The Block
Running a small business and being an entrepreneur doesn't always make you available at 9am. PitchTab provides a causal environment for the current and aspiring entrepreneur to relax, have a drink, and share ideas. Come and join us at The Block, near UTSA starting at 7:30pm - if you are interested in presenting your ideas, please contact Jake Federico by email :jfed102@gmail.com. 3 Pitches, 2 minutes, 1 Free Tab. 

You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/327719867351801/

Thursday February 11, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Block SA 14530 Roadrunner Way, San Antonio, Texas 78249
 
Friday, February 12
 

8:00am

San Antonio TechBreakfast is now Tacos n Tech

A wise man once said, "success begets success," and here in San Antonio we know that all that equation is missing is tacos. That's where Tacos n Tech comes in. The mission of this inaugural event is to foster collaboration between the Alamo City's top tech leaders and startup professionals over free coffee and breakfast tacos.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tacos-n-tech-tickets-21040576932?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Friday February 12, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:00am

One Free Day Pass at Geekdom
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at Geekdom! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.

If you sign up for a membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your second month free. Please email crystal@geekdom.com if you have a scheduling conflict. 

www.geekdom.com 

Sponsors
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Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at Perch
Please sign into the webpage for your free trial using the code SASUW 

Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at Perch (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. Special Deal: $10 membership fee for your first month if you sign up during Startup Week!

Perch is a local work space that's cool, quiet and calm - where you can get the job done

www.perchsa.com

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Perch

Perch
Perch: AH's first drop-in, membership only, neighborhood co-working space for professionals. Blisteringly quick wifi, printer and coffee! Cool. Quiet. Calm


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Perch 5231 Broadway St, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

9:00am

One Free Day Pass at SAEC
Come in for a free tour and one free day pass at the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Center! Limited to one day of San Antonio Startup Week. You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. 

The SAEC is a non-profit, collaborative environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups and academic institutions. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, the SAEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

If you sign up for a membership during the month of February (for a price of $50), you'll get your the month of March free.

Visit our website for more information: http://sa-ec.org/

Sponsors
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San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


9:00am

One Free Day Pass at The Workery
Come in for a free tour and a free day pass at The Workery (with a limit of one day pass per individual for only one day of San Antonio Startup Week). You will need to provide your full name and contact information at the front desk to access your guest pass. If you sign up for a commuter membership during Startup Week (for a price of $50), you'll get your first month free. 

The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other.

www.theworkerysa.com

Sponsors
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The Workery

The Workery
The Workery is a shared workspace and community in San Antonio made up of innovators, thinkers, and creators. At The Workery, our motivated members come together to grow themselves, their business, and each other. | | The Workery is located in Tobin Hill, one of the emerging areas of San Antonio. With convenient access to Downtown, Alamo Heights, Monte Vista, and The Pearl, members are minutes away from major San Antonio hot spots. | We... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Workery 221 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, TX 78212

11:00am

21st Century Citizen: Utilizing Civic Technology to Change Our Community
From government communications to traffic patterns, the modern American city is getting smarter through technology. Join Alberto Altamirano, Co-Founder and CEO of Cityflag, and H. Drew Galloway, New Politics Forum Program Coordinator at The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT Austin, as they discuss how civic technology can provide us with more connected communities, make us better citizens, and build a stronger, more robust democracy. 

Speakers
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Alberto Altamirano

Co-Founder and CEO, Cityflag
Alberto holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Austin and an Executive Education Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School.  His interest in public policy and community involvement has led him to work at the Texas House of Representatives, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of State. Driven by his passion in technology, policy and public involvement, in 2015 he co-founded... Read More →
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H. Drew Galloway

New Politics Forum Program Coordinator, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin
H. Drew Galloway is the New Politics Forum Program Coordinator at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and executing innovative, nonpartisan initiatives that engage college-age youth in politics and government. Complemented by a decade of private sector project management and leadership experience, Drew manages a portfolio of millennial-focused... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Collaboration is Key: Scaling Your Dreams
So many awesome startups in San Antonio are poised at the edge of growth and exploring ways to scale up and beyond their current reach. One essential factor of lasting growth is developing a thriving team of employees and a team of brand evangelists in the community.  We'll talk about how to build your team and your brand by engaging collaborators and customers in your vision. For love of inspiring leadership and great team building, we'll experiment with ways to make good on human potential. We'll help develop your skills whether you are an entrepreneur, or wanting to work on a startup team.  

Speakers
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Ami Readdy

Chief Marketing Officer, Codeup
Passionate about innovation and inspired by people’s entrepreneurial adventures, Ami is in the right place at Codeup. She thrives at helping individuals and companies make their dreams into actionable plans (which is exactly what Codeup is all about!). Ami landed in San Antonio from the SF Bay Area after a year-long, 22,000 mile walk-about to serve the poor, enjoy National Parks, find the holy grail, *and... Read More →

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Codeup 600 Navarro St #350, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00pm

Startup Immigration
Immigrant entrepreneurs contribute significantly to the startup economy of Texas and the United States. Foreign-born entrepreneurs are twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a business and almost half of the top 50 venture-backed companies annually are founded or cofounded by an immigrant. 

Join a roundtable discussion of immigration attorneys and advocates about policies, programs, and strategies you and your startup can utilize to advance San Antonio's innovation economy. 

Moderators
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Peter French

Founder, FreeFlow Research
Peter French is a social entrepreneur with a diverse career that includes real estate development, placemaking, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning work up and down the I-35 corridor. Peter served as past President of Café Commerce, a one-stop entrepreneurship and small business resource center in San Antonio, and is currently the Director of Operations for the 2,200 acre mixed-use Plum Creek Development in Kyle. Peter... Read More →

Speakers
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Jason Finkelman

Immigration Attorney (Austin), Finkelman Immigration Law Firm
Jason Finkelman is an immigration Attorney working with domestic and foreign businesses, as well as international individuals in a variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters.  He represents U.S. and international companies, entrepreneurs, investors, business-owners, executives, professionals, skilled workers, students, and families in obtaining employment visas, lawful permanent residence ("green cards") and U.S... Read More →

Sponsors
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San Antonio Entrepreneur Center

San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
Founded in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center (SAEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the San Antonio economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the SAEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value... Read More →


1:00pm

The 5 Fs in Startup: Foundation, Funding, Financing, Fun and the Future
You can't always be serious enough when talking money for your business! In this session we will discuss the universalities and framework and options you have to get money for your startup. There are so many!!! 

Join us: a business owner, financier, and a consultant (no this isn't a bar joke) in a discussion on how you can make things happen with building the right foundation for $$.

Speakers
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Magaly Chocano

CEO, Sweb Development
As CEO, Magaly Chocano brings years of production and marketing experience to bear on every major digital project Sweb Development undertakes. Magaly--a native of Madrid, Spain--founded Sweb Development in 2008 as a web and mobile app development firm. In August of 2009 she launched SwebApps: the first build-your-own iPhone application platform for Small Businesses online. Today Sweb Development is a Digital Agency that services development needs... Read More →
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Celina Peña

Chief Program Officer, LiftFund
Celina Peña is Chief Program Officer for LiftFund, a nationally recognized non-profit business lender in the US that provides business loans and support in thirteen U.S. states in the Southwest to underbanked small business owners.  Peña’s experience includes lending, policy making, strategic planning, project management, fundraising, program development, relationship management, and communication designer. She is a... Read More →
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Michael Taylor

Columnist and Founder, San Antonio Express News/Bankers-Anonymous.com
Michael Taylor writes the ‘So…Money’ column for the San Antonio Express News and founded the finance blog Bankers-Anonymous.com He raised money for his company Cedarcrest Capital LLC, which invested – among other things - in small business loans. Before that he sold bonds for Goldman Sachs.


Friday February 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Fermented Friday: We Love Our Startups
Come enjoy craft beer with Geekdom members to celebrate a successful San Antonio Startup Week! 

Sponsors
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Geekdom

Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


Friday February 12, 2016 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Geekdom Events Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:30pm

Codeup Dialogues Presents: How Developers Survive & Thrive in the Startup World
Developers face unique challenges in the startup environment, from lack of proper planning to last minute pivots.  Starting from company formation, to asset allocation to equity, early rounds can be rough. Developing features of a site can often take weeks but business objectives often change faster than that. Scope control and feature creep can really impact scaling. How does a dev navigate their role in a new company at this time? Whether you are the founder or an employee or wanna be member of the dream team, navigating these waters can be intense! Join us for a discussion on developers surviving and thriving in the startup world.

Speakers
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George Haskell

CEO, Flightfishing
George is a serial-entrepreneur, founder of Flightfishing, and a lifelong programmer. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, George worked for the Walt Disney Company developing internal web applications and analytics in PHP, C#, Javascript, CSS, and HTML.  In his free time, George enjoys traveling to strange and interesting places.

Sponsors
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Codeup

Codeup
Codeup offers elite learn to code bootcamps in San Antonio, Texas. We are recognized as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission.


Friday February 12, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Codeup 600 Navarro St #350, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00pm

Werewolves Rise, Sponsored by Softlayer
Join us in the Techstars bullpen on the 8th floor of Geekdom, the game for liars and devious people. Thanks to Softlayer for the limited edition Techstars Werewolf shirts! Come early, get a badass shirt.

Sponsors
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Techstars Cloud

Techstars
The Techstars Cloud program focuses on companies building cloud infrastructure, developer platforms, and other technical products. Located in San Antonio, the Cloud program has assembled a group of mentors who have deep expertise in cloud technologies and thrive on mentoring highly technical startups. With alumni companies like Distil Networks, Cloudability, DataRobot, and Keen.io, Techstars Cloud is setup to deliver targeted value and... Read More →