Fog Room - 504 @ Geekdom (5th Floor of The Rand Building)

110 E Houston St. 5th Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

- CDT
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.

- CDT
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.

- CDT
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

- CDT
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.

- CDT
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.

- CDT
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.

Friday, October 21, 2022

- 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 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.