Monday, October 17, 2022

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Spend the Money Fast: How to validate your marketing strategy before you go broke.
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Lara August
Lara August
Robot Creative, Founder / CEO

How you spend your marketing dollars early on and the speed with which you gain traction are critical to the success of your startup. This is true whether you are self-funded or working with investors. Lara August shares her experience as a marketing expert and angel investor to help startup companies avoid common mistakes in the early stages of marketing their companies. 

Lara is the Founder and CEO of Robot Creative, with more than 25 years of marketing and branding experience. Lara’s achievements have earned her recognition as “Innovator” from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the SBA, an Outstanding New Business Leader by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and one of San Antonio’s “40 under 40.” 

Lara has been involved in the start up community for more than 15 years as an angel investor, advisory board member and mentor for several programs including TechStars and the Trinity University VMS program, and she regularly receives top mentor recognition by a vote of the TechStars founders.

Lara shares insider knowledge about the concerns investors have for each stage of your start up marketing (from the initial pitch to building your team to actually launching, testing and scaling your campaigns) along with seasoned marketing advice on how to approach these challenges.

Free Parking Notes                                                                                                 

SASW Participants have two options for free parking in downtown San Antonio:

231 W. Salinas St. (map) - Free parking is available in the lot as space is available. No parking validation is needed.

217 W. Travis St. (map) - Parking validation is required for free parking in this lot. Validation will be available at the SASW Startup Bodega in the Savoy Building at 132 E. Houston St.

Friday, October 21, 2022

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The San Antonio Philharmonic Startup Story
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Brian Petkovich
Brian Petkovich
San Antonio Philharmonic, SA Phil Board President,Bassoon
Peter Rubens
Peter Rubens
San Antonio Philharmonic, SA Phil Board Vice President, Horn
Karen Stiles
Karen Stiles
San Antonio Philharmonic, SA Phil Board Treasurer, Violin
Lara August
Lara August
Robot Creative, Founder / CEO

After the bankruptcy of the San Antonio Symphony, four musicians had 2 months to develop and launch a full season of programming (including a new name, branding, website and ticketing platform). Learn about their incredible journey, which is still evolving.

The founding musicians will be interviewed by SA Phil Board Member Lara August in a panel discussion. Come meet the founding musicians of the San Antonio Philharmonic and hear their startup story. 


Free Parking Notes

SASW Participants have two options for free parking in downtown San Antonio:

231 W. Salinas St. (map) - Free parking is available in the lot as space is available. No parking validation is needed.

217 W. Travis St. (map) - Parking validation is required for free parking in this lot. Validation will be available at the SASW Startup Bodega in the Savoy Building at 132 E. Houston St.