Geekdom - 5th floor // Kickstart Sandbox

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

Monday, October 17, 2022

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SASW 2022 Startup Showcase

Startup Showcase, featuring entrepreneurs and companies from the San Antonio community. The showcase will allow for community members to connect directly with startups and highlight their importance. The showcase will be hosted by SASW, Geekdom, and participating companies in the Rand Building, with presentations going on all throughout the building. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

- CDT
Bookkeeping Essentials for Small Business Owners
Steve Chase
Steve Chase
Sequentia Solutions, Founder

What does good bookkeeping look like in this modern fin-tech world. I'll share best practices of managing the bookkeeping of a small business and reveal common mistakes that can be easily avoidable. 

- CDT
Napkin to Reality
Caleb Scott
Caleb Scott
PrintNet3D, Founder and CEO
Dale Bracey
Dale Bracey
PrintNet3D, Chief Innovation Officer

Discuss and educate on what it takes to develop a product/business/organization from that of a simple sketch on the back of a napkin, to a working prototype, and beyond. Guests will participate in a rapid workflow brainstorming session for developing a fake product. 

- CDT
Branding for Today's Entrepreneurs
Zahra Cruzan
Zahra Cruzan
Brand Arthur, Founder

In this session, we'll go over the foundational principles of branding. We begin our journey with a working definition of branding as well as a framework for the basic components of assembling a brand strategy. From there we will move into specific tactics you can implement to improve your brand value. 

- CDT
Rest 101
Jordan Maney
Jordan Maney
The Radical Joy Coach™, Founder

Ever wondered why you still feel tired after a blissful vacation? Or why you feel like you're running on empty even if you didn't "do" anything that day?

Enter Rest 101, the workshop designed to help ambitious creatives and leaders understand rest. You'll learn what rest actually is, your capacity in a given week, and boundaries you need to set to maintain both.

This is critical for service providers, non-profit leaders, and leadership teams.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

- CDT
Building Your Business with Quality Information
Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson
Southwest Research Institute

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 

- CDT
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. 

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Your Advertising and Marketing Investment (The Cost of Quality Production and Campaigns)
Carlos Maestas
Carlos Maestas
Key Ideas Inc, Founder and Chief Storysmith
Zahra Cruzan
Zahra Cruzan
Brand Arthur, Founder
Peter Frelik
Peter Frelik
BTYcreative, Director of Media & Production
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia
Summit Creative Group, Founder

Founders, entrepreneurs and marketers struggle to stretch their limited production budgets because they must contend with a complex media ecosystem. 

This session will discuss the ins and outs of the production process and by knowing what drives the cost of producing your content assets, you are empowered to make better production decisions. 

This awareness also makes it easier for you to budget for all media and choose the appropriate agency and production partners according to the media channel necessary (production tiers). 

Ultimately, it is the partners you choose that are vital to your production efficiency, effectiveness, and ROI. Come learn to see how you can make the best decisions in hiring the “right” production agency in assisting your marketing and advertising campaigns. 

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. 

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The Yin and Yang of Placemaking and Small Business
Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia CPA, Managing Partner

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. 

- CDT
Healthcare Data Interoperability: Integration Strategy Workshop
Pryce Ancona
Pryce Ancona
Redox, Solutions Engineer

In our modern, application-driven world, many of the largest industries have adopted seamless methods of integration. New technologies or software innovations are usually just an API away from unlocking valuable data for their users - whether it be about your bank account or your to-go dinner order. However, the healthcare industry lags far behind. Strict regulations, anti-competitive incentives, and antiquated healthcare-niche communication standards create friction in the adoption of healthcare technology.

Whether you're a small startup founder, a major insurance company, a healthcare provider, or an electronic health record employee, it's likely that you would benefit from integration. After all - we're all patients! Join us for this informal presentation and integration workshop to discuss what healthcare interoperability looks like today and how you can stand on the shoulders of giants to make patients healthier. 

- 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. 

Friday, October 21, 2022

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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 

- 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
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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. 

- CDT
The LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur
Matt Sirgo
Matt Sirgo
Centro SA, Director of Storytelling
Washington Navarro
Washington Navarro
The Entrepreneurial World, Founder and CEO

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

Angel Flores, Athlete + Activist

Washington Navarro, Founder of The Entrepreneurial World

 Jessica Marinez , Co-Owner of Picks Bar + Pinks Shark Bar

 Amber Hernandez , Co-Owner of Picks Bar + Pinks Shark Bar