STARTUP

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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Startup Fundamentals: How Strong is Your Foundation?
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Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Women's Business Center, Director
Ryan Salts
Ryan Salts
Launch SA, Director
Dr. Shantana Robinson
Dr. Shantana Robinson
MFAD Creative Group LLC, Founder and Chief Business Strategist
Steven Darby
Steven Darby
Heavy Heavy, Founder
Alma Valdez Brown
Alma Valdez Brown
LiftFund, Lending Team

Panelist:

  • Lucy Adame Clark, Bexar County Clerk
  • Renee Watson, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department
  • Ryan Salt, Launch SA, Director
  • Dr. Shantana Robinson, MFAD Creative Group
  • Moderator: Margaret Wilson-Anaglia, 
    LiftFund Women’s Business Center Director


  • Format: Q&A (Questions will leave attendees with information they can use!!!) 


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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2022 Stumberg Venture Competition: Final Round

The Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition is a multi-part competition awarding more than $75,000 in cash and prizes to Trinity Entrepreneurs.

The Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition is a multi-part competition. Hosted every spring and fall, each cohort of students has an opportunity to compete for a chance to win mentorship and funding for their startup. Of the teams that competed in the Stumberg Seed Round, seven won $5,000 in seed funding for their venture and an opportunity to participate in the Trinity Accelerator. These seven teams will compete again in the Final Round for the $25,000 grand prize.

Community and Friends are encouraged to join us in person and can also watch the competition live on Tiger Network and Trinity's Youtube.

Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend the competition in person. Be prepared to show your Tiger Card at the door.

by Trinity University, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To learn more and attend the Stumberg Venture Competition head to their Eventbrite


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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Building Your Business with Quality Information
Matthew Jackson
Matthew Jackson
SBDC National Information Clearinghouse, Director

Information is everywhere and it can be difficult to discern what is most useful for your small business and where to find it. Whether your business is a startup or looking to expand in to new markets, good business decisions rely on quality data and insights. This session will explore the types of information most valuable for small business decision making, identify authoritative data sources, address common small business data pitfalls, and offer strategies for effective business analysis 


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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Intro to Prototyping: From Idea to App
Andrew Daniels
Andrew Daniels
FlutterFlow, Head of Design

When it comes to building a prototype for your business/app idea, sometimes it can take months to get a working version to give to customers. 

Join Andrew from FlutterFlow as he walks you through the basics of what you need to think about when prototyping your idea and how tools like FlutterFlow can reduce the time to a working prototype to just a few days. 


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 Founder’s Guide to Funding
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Pat Matthews
Pat Matthews
Active Capital, Founder & CEO
Alyssa Arnold
Alyssa Arnold
Pearl Influential Capital, Co Founder
Wyatt Messex
Wyatt Messex
Element Finance, Venture Debt Associate
Mari Aguirre Rodriguez
Mari Aguirre Rodriguez
Opt In., Founder

What type of funding is right for your company? Should you bootstrap, find angel investors, go straight to a VC firm or look into taking out debt financing?  Learn the pros and cons of financing as you navigate your startup’s journey. 


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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Finding Value in Your Marketing Investment
Carlos Maestas
Carlos Maestas
Key Ideas Inc, Founder and Chief Storysmith
Zahra Cruzan
Zahra Cruzan
Brand Author, Founder
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia
Summit Creative Group, Founder
Elizabeth Reiser
Elizabeth Reiser
White Cloud Media Group, Head of Client Success

Founders, entrepreneurs, and marketers often struggle to stretch their often limited marketing budgets and don't always understand the cost of creative services.

This session will cover the importance of this upfront investment, tips for what to look for when hiring creatives, and more so that you are empowered to make more informed decisions when it comes to building your marketing budget.


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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Building Your Startup's Sales Playbook
Steve Griffith
Steve Griffith
Sales Builders Texas, Founder

During this workshop, Steve Griffith will walk you through getting started on building your sales plan for your business. Join us to get a better understanding of how to start your plan, set goals, and grow your business. 


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 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.

- CDT
From Deck to Deal
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Matt Duke
Matt Duke
Duke Law Firm, Attorney
Alfred Mesquiti
Alfred Mesquiti
Active Capital, Chief Storyteller
Lisa Burton O'Toole
Lisa Burton O'Toole
Hearstlab, Vice President
Eric Engineer
Eric Engineer
S3 Ventures, Partner

What is the journey to getting your startup funded? How do you connect with Angels, VCs, and other funding networks? 

What are the essential tools you need to raise capital? Come and hear from experts about getting the deal done right.

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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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.

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Diversity and Exploration of The Creative Professional
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia
Summit Creative Group, Founder
Chris Leal
Chris Leal
CaptureRx
Justine Scott
Justine Scott
Justine Scott Photography, Founder
Taliferro Neal JR.
Taliferro Neal JR.
Ferro Visuals, Founder

We will have a conversation with 3 diverse professional photographers/videographers on how creativity and technology has benefited them in a unique way.  

We would also like to dive into some milestones that have pivoted their work and journey.  

We want to speak about some obstacles and lessons learned in creativity, business, and technology. Finally, we want to hear about some goals and inspiration they have for today's creative and visioneer.   


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.

- CDT
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.

- CDT
Startup Fundraising: SAFE Note vs a Convertible Note
Jose Padilla
Jose Padilla
Padilla Law, Managing Attorney

When looking to raise funds for your startups, there are often a lot of different ways to receive funding. In the early stage of fundraising, often times SAFE and Convertible notes can be used with companies that are on the path to scale. Join Jose Padilla as he compares and discusses the differences between these two types of notes. 

SAFE vs Convertible Note 

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.

- CDT
America’s Seed Fund for SA Innovations / Non-Dilutive funding for your innovation.
Monique Long-White
Monique Long-White
SBDC Tech & Commercialization Center, Project Manager
Dana Fisher
Dana Fisher
SBDC Tech & Commercialization Center, Project Manager

This session will help San Antonio science technology innovative companies understand the role of Federal Seed Fund in your business model and learn about various resources and programs available in Texas to help commercialize your innovation. Highlights include: Learn the basics of building your business strategy with SBIR/STTR and other non-dilutive funding sources considering factors such as: SBIR/STTR Experience, technology maturity, product time to market, size and experience of your team and partners, targeted federal agency and more. 

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.

- CDT
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.

- CDT
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.

- CDT
TechFuel 2022 Startup $100K Pitch Competition

To participate, please view the Eventbrite

in San Antonio’s Technology Ecosystem.
With $100,000 in prize money and a focus on helping emerging tech-based startups accelerate the growth of their business, TechFuel is Greater San Antonio’s largest cash prize pitch competition. TechFuel is sponsored by the Bexar County Economic & Community Development department and will be hosted by Tech Bloc during the 2021 San Antonio Startup Week conference.

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.