SPOTLIGHT

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.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

- CDT
gener8tor Cybersecurity Showcase

Join us at the first-ever gener8tor Cybersecurity Showcase!

During San Antonio Startup Week, we will proudly present the six companies representing the Fall 2022 gener8tor Cybersecurity Accelerator. Free and open to all, we invite you and your colleagues to attend the gener8tor Cybersecurity Showcase. 

Since August 25, our founders have been hustling to bring their companies to the forefront - we promise you won't be disappointed. From employers and investors to students and community members, this Showcase will highlight the best and brightest companies building solutions to the toughest challenges within cybersecurity. 

Feel free to contact Amanda Lee Keammerer, Managing Director, or Michelle Lee, program manager, with any questions: [email protected] or [email protected]


October 20, 2022 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Briscoe Western Art Museum (Guenther Pavilion) 210 W Market St. 

San Antonio, TX 78205 

RSVP here: gener8tor Cybersecurity Showcase

EVENT AGENDA: 
5:30-6:00 p.m. 
Networking Reception

6:00-7:00 p.m.
gener8tor Cybersecurity Showcase!- Each of the six companies will pitch to the audience. After each pitch, the audience will be able to ask questions in a lightning round format. Q&A will be moderated by Amanda Lee Keammerer, Managing Director of gener8tor Cybersecurity Accelerator. 

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Post-Showcase Reception- Meet the founders! Ask questions, swap info, make an introduction - have fun, and congratulate our local startup founders on rocking out their Showcase. 

SPRING 2023 Applications are now open! Spread the word: https://www.gener8tor.com/investment-accelerators/cybersecurityDeadline is Saturday, November 19, 2022. 


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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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.