CULTURE

Friday, October 7, 2022

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First Friday Morning Mixer - Tech Edition (SASW 2022 Prelude Event)
S. David Ramirez
S. David Ramirez
TINT, Sr. Marketing Manager

First Friday Morning Mixer - Tech Edition 

Join us for morning networking.

October is the technology and entrepreneurship-focused mixer. 

Enjoy complimentary breakfast tacos and espresso drinks, sponsored by TINT and Searchspring . 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

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SASW 2022 KICKSTART CELEBRATION WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER STEVE CASE
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Steve Case
Steve Case
Revolution LLC,, Chairman and CEO
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Mayor of San Antonio
Phillip Hernandez
Phillip Hernandez
Geekdom, Chief Operating Officer
Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Women's Business Center, Director
Cat Dizon
Cat Dizon
Active Capital, Co Founder / COO

Hf6hANBpehU2ur8oYZlb2RBAXDGHJdUrTeUsDgmZ.jpgJoin us on Monday, Oct. 17TH, 2022 for the San Antonio Startup Week 2022 Kickstart Celebration, featuring a highlight of inspiring leaders who have started at, participated in, or contributed to the San Antonio Startup Week community over the past seven years.

Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, will kick off San Antonio Startup Week with a keynote address on Monday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. on the 24th floor of Frost Tower. SA Startup Week is a seven-day celebration of entrepreneurship including educational panels, actionable workshops, activations, and events taking place in downtown San Antonio from October 16 – 22.

 Case is a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He co-founded AOL in 1985 and under his leadership and vision, AOL became the largest and most valuable Internet company, driving the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society.

 Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm that backs entrepreneurs at every stage of their development. Revolution Growth has invested in growth-stage companies including Sweetgreen, Tempus, DraftKings, and Clear. Revolution Ventures has backed more than two dozen venture-stage companies, including Framebridge and PolicyGenius. The Rise of the Rest Seed Fund has invested in more than 200 startups in over 100 U.S. cities, in partnership with many of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.  Case was recently named co-chair of the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Council will advise on the development of a National Entrepreneurship Strategy and continue to support policies that will ensure America’s competitiveness globally.

 Case is also the author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream, and the New York Times bestselling book The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.

This event will kick off what promises to be an amazing San Antonio Startup Week 2022 with some inspiration to help energize and excite you!


8:00 a.m.        

  • Doors Open for Check-in and Book Distribution
  • Breakfast by Whataburger and Coffee by Pulp Coffee
  • Industry Networking 

9:15 a.m.    

  • Welcome To SASW 2022

9:20 a.m.        

  • Opening Reception - Mayor Ron Nirenberg

9:35 a.m.

  • Introductions Charles Woodin, CEO of Geekdom

9:45 a.m.

  • Introductions - "Community Connects." 
    Margaret Wilson-Anaglia, Director LiftFund Women’s Business Center

10:05 a.m.

  • Fireside Chat with Cat Dizon, Chairman of Geekdom & Steve Case,  Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC 


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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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The Struggles and Successes of Growing a Consumer Packaged Goods Company in San Antonio
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Ryan Salts
Ryan Salts
Launch SA, Director
Oscar Perez
Oscar Perez
Tio Pelon's Salsita, President
Kyle Koehler
Kyle Koehler
Wildway Foods, Co-Founder

So you have an idea for a product? Do you want to sell through HEB or have people able to enjoy your product across the globe? In this session, you'll hear the stories of success and struggle through the journey of creating a CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) brand. 

Panelists: 
Kyle Kohler - Wildway Foods, 
Oscar Perez - Tio Pelon's Salsita 


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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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Competing For The Future: It's about people, not just technology.
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Beto Altamirano
Beto Altamirano
Irys, Co-founder & CEO

The future won't be determined by technology alone. It ultimately comes down to the choices businesses, governments, academia, labor unions, and societies as a whole make. At the center of these choices, you have visionary entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who have the agency to shape the world. But what drives them? What is their purpose? 

Beto reflects on his motivations, choices, and purpose in this talk. Where he highlights his journey as a San Antonio tech entrepreneur navigating the social impact space. From launching the 311SA App that has impacted thousands of residents in San Antonio to work with the U.S. Air Force or climate resilience efforts on the east coast, Beto makes the case on why we should foster innovation that addresses social 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.

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The Changing Retail Environment
Ryan Salts
Ryan Salts
Launch SA, Director
Meg Sutton
Meg Sutton
Belle & Union, Owner
Elsa Fernandez
Elsa Fernandez
Eye Candy Boutique, Owner

Going to the mall used to be an American pastime, but as the growth of online selling has increased, the purpose of retail has shifted. In this session, we will learn from seasoned retailers regarding their perceptions and pivots in an effort to create value for the community and sustainability for their brands. 

Meg Sutton, Owner, Belle & Union
Elsa Fernandez, Owner, Eye Candy Boutique 

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.

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe 4.0: Creating and Contributing to Great Workplace Cultures
David Jones
David Jones
DJ Law, Partner
Rosita Tran Reyes
Rosita Tran Reyes
Meta, Service Designer
Jacqueline Suttin
Jacqueline Suttin
Nomi Health, Product Manager
Denisha Jenkins
Denisha Jenkins
Kardia Advisory Group, Founder

Workplaces are made or broken by the environment the leaders create. This panel will focus on what it takes to build and maintain the kind of culture that inspires the best talent to come, to stay, and to thrive. The panelists, whose experience includes starting their own businesses, non-profit board service, time at big corporations, and more, share their insights on how leaders can create a vibe that attracts the right tribe. 


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.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

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The Ying and Yang of Placemaking and Small Business
Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia CPA, Managing Partner
Melissa Chamrad
Melissa Chamrad
Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation, Director of Real Estate and Finance

Rethinking how the development within our city can embrace our local businesses through meaningful change that provides an opportunity for new spaces to include local makers that bring a rich flavor, art/culture and personal service. 


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.

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CANCELED
Ryan Salts
Ryan Salts
Launch SA, Director

The 'Art' of Protecting Your IP

*****CANCELED*******



If you're creative then you often have numerous ideas moving all at once. Understanding how to protect the work that you produce and the creative process that keeps you going is paramount to sustaining your ability to prosper. Join us for a discussion surrounding the legal protections available to you as an artist, creative, etc. 

Nick Gunn, Partner, Gunn Lee Cave
Forrest Good, Lawyer 


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.

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Art is the Corner Stone of Disruptive Brands
Anthony Rose
Anthony Rose
United By Design, CEO + Managing Director

Large-scale art, murals, and other art-centered experiences are becoming staples of the workplace and retail environments. Visitors and employees want more engaged environments, interactive experiences, and visual stimulation. 

Large-scale art has also gone digital, with technologies like architectural mapping, digital-out-of-home, and virtual pieces bridging the gap between in-person and online.  

Learn about the new large-scale art landscape, best practices for implementation, and how to connect with audiences using art as an experience. 


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.

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The Importance of Food in Our Community
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Gigi Kamali-Robinson
Gigi Kamali-Robinson
Ayu Kitchen, Founder
Chef Elizabeth Johnson
Chef Elizabeth Johnson
Pharm Table, Chef and Founder

Fireside chat with Gigi Kamali-Robinson and Chef Elizabeth Johnson.

Gigi and Elizabeth will be discussing the importance of food and its affects on our digestion, mood and community.   


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 Rise of the Intrapreneurs - Coffee and Networking
Washington Navarro
Washington Navarro
The Entrepreneurial World, Founder and CEO
Lorena Villa
Lorena Villa
State Farm Agency, CLU , ChFC and Business Owner
Carmen Tellez
Carmen Tellez
Dewy Organics & Dewy Skin Studio, Owner and Creator
Sarah Olivarez
Sarah Olivarez
Venture for America, Director
Collette Kernaghan
Collette Kernaghan
Mosaic Human Capital Solutions, Director Of Business Development

Intrapreneur: Employees who think and act entrepreneurially within an organization. 

Is this concept describing you? 
If so, join the conversation between professionals who use their college education to find opportunities that will allow them to become the leader they want to be.

Hosted by The Entrepreneurial World, UTSA and ArtPace

Parking Notes
Free parking will also be available at 513 N Flores, near the Artpace Parking sign. In the case of poor weather, expect to enjoy this experience from the student gallery and classroom.

SASW Participants have two other 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.

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Redefining the Startup Founder
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Shawn Rhoder
Shawn Rhoder
Nohmad, Founder
Denise Hernandez
Denise Hernandez
Rep. District 2, Deputy Director of Political Advocacy and Community Engagement

What comes to mind when I say founder? 

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.

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Monetize Your Creative Skills w/ 13-Year-Old Teresa Melvin
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Teresa Melvin
Teresa Melvin
AvaRamonaTM, Founder
Melvin Thambi
Melvin Thambi
Syndigo, Creative Director
Nimmy Melvin
Nimmy Melvin
Nimmy's Art, Founder
Anthony Rose
Anthony Rose
United By Design, CEO + Managing Director

As independent artists and creatives, finding ways to make a living with your craft can be tough. There are a million ways to expand your craft and audience – and that can be daunting and super complicated. 13-year-old Teresa Melvin is an artist and creative storyteller using NFTs to build a community of fans and appreciators that can own a piece of the story by collecting her art. 

In this fireside chat, we'll hear from Teresa, her parents Melvin Thambi and Nimmy Melvin, and fireside moderator Anthony Rose – four creatives that collectively, have impacted almost every crossover of Arts and Technology.
 
Join Teresa, Melvin, Nimmy, and Anthony for this unscripted fireside chat!

About the Speakers 

Anthony Rose is a graffiti artist turned interdisciplinary artist and creative strategist helping brands transform environments into art-driven experiences using art and technology. Anthony is the founder of the Houston-based global experiential art studio, UXD. He's also shamelessly fantastic at Disney karaoke trios with his wife, Tabitha, and daughter, Penelope.  

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyjamesrose/

Teresa is a 13-year-old visual artist and creative storyteller using NFTs to build a community of fans and appreciators that can own a piece of her stories by collecting her art. She has been featured at NFT NYC, Miami NFT, the San Diego NFT Conference. She collaborates with several brands and has sold out of almost every NFT she has ever released – epic!  

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresamelvin/

Melvin is a Creative Director and NFT Artist guiding many globally renowned brands by finely coalescing elements of Art & Design. He's developed sustainable creative communities that supports artists – across all genres – by helping them transform their passion into tactile prosperity and empowering collaboration.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/melvinthambi/

Nimmy is an award-winning visual artist with an MFA and an international arts tutor at Nimmy's Art – a comprehensive online art class teaching kids creative skills and self-expression globally. Nimmy’s works have been exhibited in the U.S. and India. In 2018, she won the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Cityscapes” and won the State Award by Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy in 2009.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nimmymelvin/

Together, Teresa, Nimmy, and Melvin are known as the #NFTFamily

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.

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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.

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The LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur
Matt Sirgo
Matt Sirgo
Centro SA, Director of Storytelling
Washington Navarro
Washington Navarro
The Entrepreneurial World, Founder and CEO
Jessica Marinez
Jessica Marinez
Picks Bar, Owner
Amber Hernandez
Amber Hernandez
Picks Bar, Co-Owner

A discussion with LGBTQ+ community members around their experiences in entrepreneurship, brand building, and civic life. 


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.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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Texas Fashion Week x San Antonio Startup Week
Saige Thomas
Saige Thomas
Texas Fashion Week, Executive Director
Kaia Dublin
Kaia Dublin
Kaia Dublin International, LLC, Founder & Digital Fashion Designer
Jeanelly Concepcion
Jeanelly Concepcion
Texas Fashion Industry Initiative, President
Christian Ogba
Christian Ogba
EHCU Public Reactions, Chief Operating Officer & C-Founder
Marshall Pipkin
Marshall Pipkin
Lone Star National Bank, Regional Sales Manager

Our event will kick off with a panel discussing the Silver Jacket Program, an opportunity that the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative gives to startup designers to assist with their growth and development as a business.

We will then feature an AI fashion show with digital designs by Kaia Dublin and Non-Fungible Texas.

To close, local streetwear brand VRARE will showcase their latest looks in a live fashion show. 


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.

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SASW 2022 Music EXP Festival
Grace Sorensen
Grace Sorensen
Rnb/neo soul
Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson
Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson
Hip hop/Rnb/Poetry
Daniel Leon
Daniel Leon
R&B, Soul, pop

The music and art experience will take place at, La Zona, Centro’s newest placemaking space on Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 4 pm-11 pm. Utilizing art as a placemaking catalyst, this courtyard has been activated with performance art, sculpture, murals, music, and hyper-local offerings infused with a distinctive San Antonio flavor! 

Hosted by MVP Vibes' Shadia Crespo

Performances: 

JC Tranquility
Kae Vibes
MC2
Raddix
Only3ree
Deshaun Jay
DiversiD

Headliners: 

Grace Sorensen
Daniel Leon
The Bros Fresh
DJ Novasoul

Location: 333 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Time: 4 PM - 11 PM

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

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The Epilogue: Art Show @ The SASW Bodega
Roger Mayer
Roger Mayer
Geekdom, Program Manager // Artist
Cassidy Fritts
Cassidy Fritts
Muralist & Artist
Austin Moncada
Austin Moncada
Designer

The Epilogue of San Antonio Startup Week.

A Reception of the things that were at SASW 2022. 

Art Show by Rodger Mayer
Roger Mayer is an abstract expressionist based out of San Antonio, Texas. Using mainly bold acrylics and neon spray paints, his work seeks a balance between ambient and chaotic. With over twenty years of experience with a background in street art and graffiti, he uses abstract lettering to build tension and movement in his paintings.

Music by DJ Novasoul

session talks with creatives who are making an impact in design, innovation, and social enterprise. 

Free Parking Notes   

Parking is free and available during the health expedition in the City Tower Parking, 60 N Flores St, 78205.