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Monday, October 22
 

8:00am

Geekdom Open House
Come check out what Geekdom is all about.  Free co-working Monday-Wednesday 8am to 5pm with tours at 10, 12, 2, & 4.

Monday October 22, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Geekdom 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA #800

9:00am

SASW Launch with Graham Weston & UTSA President Taylor Eighmy
Let's talk about that transformative gift and what it means to downtown. Hint: Close your eyes and imagine 10,000 more college students downtown.

Moderators
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III

Chairman, Geekdom & 80/20 Foundation
Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development, a CEO, a public speaker, an author, and a podcast host.  He has successfully helped convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. Over the last 10 years, he has effectively engaged others... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Eighmy

Taylor Eighmy

President, UTSA
Taylor Eighmy is the 6th president of The University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition, Eighmy serves as a member of the UTSA faculty as a professor with appointments in the College of Engineering’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the College of Sciences’ department of... Read More →
avatar for Graham Weston

Graham Weston

Entrepreneur


Monday October 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Towers of the Majestic - 3rd Floor 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

2:00pm

CAST Tech Presents: Entrepreneurs on Deck
CAST Tech High School students have been hard at work this semester working on building some of their first entrepreneurial ventures. Come join us at CAST Tech High School to support these young entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses to a panel of tech community judges!

Speakers
avatar for Amir Samandi

Amir Samandi

Mentorship Coordinator, CAST Tech HS


Monday October 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CAST Tech High School 637 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

LiftOff Tours and Open House
Join Lisa O'Briant, Operations Manager, for a walk through and open house.  LiftOff is a co-working space for entrepreneurs and business professionals located in Southeast San Antonio just minutes from downtown. They offer both private and open format office spaces with affordable and flexible lease terms and a host of amenities including onsite business consulting and training.  


Speakers
avatar for Lisa O'Briant

Lisa O'Briant

Operations Manager, LiftOff


Monday October 22, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LiftOff 2014 S. Hackberry

4:30pm

Alamo Kitchens Culinary Coworking Tour
Join us for a tour of Alamo Kitchens, a culinary coworking space. AK has a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen and dry storage for the food-focused entrepreneur.  Test your culinary concept and polish your menu while meeting other foodies and chefs from across the city. http://alamokitchens.org/

Speakers
avatar for Tracie Shelton

Tracie Shelton

Founder, Alamo Kitchens
Alamo Kitchens is a culinary co-working space designed for food-focused entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We are the perfect space to test your culinary concept, polish your menu and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. Let's talk about how Alamo Kitchens can be a valued resource... Read More →


Monday October 22, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Kitchens 11825 West Avenue, Ste. 102

4:30pm

Happy Hour Presented by Capital Factory
As part of the Texas Startup Manifesto, we're working to connect together entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations across the state. During this San Antonio Startup Week, we'll be bringing a bus full of mentors and investors from Austin that want to meet with YOU!


Monday October 22, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

6:30pm

Startup Grind Hosts Will Conway , CEO of Mailgun
Startup Grind is a monthly startup networking that is centered around a fireside chat with a local entrepreneur/ startup leader in San Antonio.

This month's speaker is Will Conway, CEO of Mailgun.

Will Conway is CEO of Mailgun, an email delivery platform serving customers like Slack and Lyft. He spent nearly a decade deploying go to market strategies for Rackspace’s emerging products, first with their public cloud and then as part of the Rackspace OpenStack team. He later became the General Manager of Mailgun and led the company through its successful spin out from Rackspace in Feb 2017.


More details shortly.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Espinoza

Matthew Espinoza

Cofounder, SABusinessCalendar.com

Speakers
avatar for Will Conway

Will Conway

CEO, Mailgun


Monday October 22, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

8:00am

Geekdom Open House
Come check out what Geekdom is all about.  Free co-working Monday-Wednesday 8am to 5pm with tours at 10, 12, 2, & 4.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Geekdom 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA #800

9:00am

San Antonio Open Coffee Club
We're excited to host a Startup Week edition of Open Coffee Club! We'll bring the coffee you bring the great connections and conversation! 
San Antonio Open Coffee Club was started with the purpose of bringing together a group of people interested in talking all things tech, entrepreneurship in the San Antonio area to connect with other likeminded individuals! The format is open meaning we'll have some agenda if convo gets boring but the goal is to help connect San Antonions!


A HUGE thanks to Egan Nelson (E/N) and Silicon Hills Lawyer for sponsoring our group and providing delicious coffee for us!

http://egannelson.com/http://siliconhillslawyer.com/


Also WeWork will be joining us for this Open Coffee to share some of what's coming in their new San Antonio location! 

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Espinoza

Matthew Espinoza

Cofounder, SABusinessCalendar.com


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 116 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00pm

Building Technology to Improve Student Outcomes
Join Social Solutions as they chat about their software Apricot, and the investment they are making to enable better collaboration across government agencies, non profits, and other community organizations using data to achieve common goals.



Speakers
avatar for Joel Martins

Joel Martins

CTO, Social Solutions
Joel joined Social Solutions in November 2016 as Chief Technology Officer. As Social Solutions CTO, Joel manages the development of existing and future products, provides technological solutions and services to our clients, and sets the technology direction of Social Solutions to... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
City Education Partners 250 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

2:00pm

Venture For America CEO, Amy Nelson: The Woman Recruiting Young People for America's Up & Coming Startup Scenes
Join us at Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar for a conversation with Amy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer at Venture For America. VFA is a nationwide fellowship program for enterprising recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years helping to build a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem where they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business. VFA's San Antonio Fellows have worked in companies including Geekdom, 80/20 Foundation, Jungle Disk, Codeup, Assembla, Go Smart Solar, and more, with VFA Fellow Sean Wen also co-founding Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar. Amy will be interviewed by Lorenzo Gomez, Chairman of Geekdom and 80/20 Foundation, long-time partners to VFA. Both new and seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as interested applicants, will enjoy the inside look at the recruitment efforts happening for startups nationwide.

Moderators
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III

Chairman, Geekdom & 80/20 Foundation
Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development, a CEO, a public speaker, an author, and a podcast host.  He has successfully helped convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. Over the last 10 years, he has effectively engaged others... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

CEO, Venture for America


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar 124 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Building the Next Generation of Digital Innovators
Speakers
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Tuesday October 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
City Education Partners 250 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

4:00pm

LiftOff Open House and Tours
Join Lisa O'Briant, Operations Manager, for a walk through and open house.  LiftOff is a co-working space for entrepreneurs and business professionals located in Southeast San Antonio just minutes from downtown. They offer both private and open format office spaces with affordable and flexible lease terms and a host of amenities including onsite business consulting and training.  


Speakers
avatar for Lisa O'Briant

Lisa O'Briant

Operations Manager, LiftOff


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LiftOff 2014 S. Hackberry

4:30pm

Alamo Kitchen Culinary Coworking Tour
Join us for a tour of Alamo Kitchens, a culinary coworking space. AK has a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen and dry storage for the food-focused entrepreneur.  Test your culinary concept and polish your menu while meeting other foodies and chefs from across the city. http://alamokitchens.org/

Speakers
avatar for Tracie Shelton

Tracie Shelton

Founder, Alamo Kitchens
Alamo Kitchens is a culinary co-working space designed for food-focused entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We are the perfect space to test your culinary concept, polish your menu and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. Let's talk about how Alamo Kitchens can be a valued resource... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Kitchens 11825 West Avenue, Ste. 102

6:00pm

Meet the Author: Lorenzo Gomez III
Join us in the Latino Collection and Resource Center for a conversation with author Lorenzo Gomez, III, Chairman at Geekdom and 80/20 Foundation. Part memoir, part do-it-yourself guide for professional success, The Cilantro Diaries brings together Gomez’s best business advice in a book that is both entertaining and packed with sage insights. Gomez will be interviewed by his middle school classmate turned State Representative Diego Bernal, who will also share his insights on his path to success. Both young and seasoned professionals will enjoy this inside look at accomplished business and political leaders’ journey to the top.

Moderators
avatar for Diego Bernal

Diego Bernal

State Representative, Texas House District 123, State of Texas
Representative Diego Bernal was born in South Texas and raised in San Antonio. Representative Bernal was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in February 2015. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III

Chairman, Geekdom & 80/20 Foundation
Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development, a CEO, a public speaker, an author, and a podcast host.  He has successfully helped convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. Over the last 10 years, he has effectively engaged others... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Latino Collection and Resource Center at Central Library 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00pm

Reverse Happy Hour with WeWork
WeWork is coming to San Antonio and we're eager to become a part of the growing startup ecosystem in the Alamo City. Join us for complimentary cocktails and appetizers at Rosella from 7-9pm.

Sponsors

Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosella at the Rand 114 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00pm

Hustle and Socialize Presents: El Día De Muertos Celebration


NOTE: This event is Paid event and you must RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/h-s-presents-el-dia-de-muertos-celebration-tickets-50916917872  

H+ S Presents
A sexy, fun night with San Antonio's finest Hustlers honoring and celebrating bad ass women no longer with us


We invite all San Antonio and Texas Hustlers to celebrate Dia De Muertos this year in San Antonio with H+S at Merkaba Craft Cocktail Bar on the evening of Tuesday, October 23rd. Join us for an evening of latin hits, hip-hop, a community ofrenda (altar) to chingonas (badass women) from around the world, signature cocktails, tasty bites, and the spirit of being around the beautiful hustling women of San Antonio donning their best traditional Mexican fashion, painted calavera (skull) faces, and flower crowns.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Olivarez

Christina Olivarez

Founder, The Social Butterfly
Christina Jovanna Olivarez is the Founder and Social Media Consultant behind The Social Butterfly Gal. Her expertise is in the wheelhouse of social media marketing, business development, and women empowerment.  Christina has successfully increase brand visibility through social media... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Merkaba 111 West Crockett Street Suite #205
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

8:00am

Geekdom Open House
Come check out what Geekdom is all about.  Stop by the 7th floor to grab a visitors badge! Free co-working Monday-Wednesday 8am to 5pm with tours at 10, 12, 2, & 4.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Geekdom 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA #800

9:00am

1 Million Cups
We’re helping to build our community one cup at a time. Every week two local entrepreneurs present their business ideas to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors via a 6-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions.

Presenters gain invaluable, supportive insight to help foster their business, and have the opportunity to network with members of the San Antonio entrepreneurial community. Audience participants hear about exciting business concepts and engage with presenters in a casual, responsive environment.

Join us every Wednesday for 1 Million Cups at our beautiful Launch SA space located inside the San Antonio Public Library at 600 Soledad St. Let us know you’re coming, or request to present here (http://www.1millioncups.com/sanantonio).

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Launch SA 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:00am

The Impact Guild: Tour and Open Coworking
Come take a tour of the Impact Guild located in Beacon Hill neighborhood, see what we are all about and stick around for some open coworking.


About Impact Guild: We are a coworking community in San Antonio exploring how we can use our vocations to work together for good.
Work || Creativity || Purpose || Impact

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Guild 708 West Summit, San Antonio, TX 78212

4:00pm

LiftOff Tours and Open House
Speakers
avatar for Lisa O'Briant

Lisa O'Briant

Operations Manager, LiftOff


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LiftOff 2014 S. Hackberry

4:30pm

Alamo Kitchens Culinary Coworking Tour
Join us for a tour of Alamo Kitchens, a culinary coworking space. AK has a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen and dry storage for the food-focused entrepreneur.  Test your culinary concept and polish your menu while meeting other foodies and chefs from across the city. http://alamokitchens.org/



Speakers
avatar for Tracie Shelton

Tracie Shelton

Founder, Alamo Kitchens
Alamo Kitchens is a culinary co-working space designed for food-focused entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We are the perfect space to test your culinary concept, polish your menu and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. Let's talk about how Alamo Kitchens can be a valued resource... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Kitchens 11825 West Avenue, Ste. 102

6:00pm

Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Company Update & What's Next
It's been 5 months since these 6 startup companies went through the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator, join us to hear a little more about theses companies, what they have been up to, and what's next.





Exhibitors
AA

Alamo Angels

Alamo Angels

Sponsors
avatar for Geekdom

Geekdom

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers & Creatives help each other build businesses & other cool things together.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Geekdom 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA #800

7:00pm

Reverse Happy Hour at Rosella at The Rand
Sponsors

Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosella at the Rand 114 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:30pm

Local San Antonio Podcasters Panel
Join us after the screening, for a panel featuring some local podcasters in the San Antonio community.



Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
 
Thursday, October 25
 

8:30am

San Antonio Women in Digital October OPEN Meetup
Must RSVP at external link: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-antonio-women-in-digital-october-open-meetup-registration-51076736895​​​

Women In Digital (WID) San Antonio is inviting all Members and Non-Members to attend our October Meetup.
Join us for a morning of connection, education, and empowerment. This month we'll be sharing a recap on what we learned from our time at the National Women in Digital Conference in Columbus, OH and initiating a conversation on goal setting.
If you've never come to our meet ups, join us and find out how WID can bring value to your personal and professional life. If you're a returning member, we can't wait to see you again!

Thursday October 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
SAWS 2800 US Hwy 281

9:00am

Launch of Media Coffee Club
For the past few months we've hosted an even called the Podcast Coffee Club. A place for entrepreneurs, people in media ,business, you name it, to come together and connect over the podcasts they've been listening to.

We're excited to relaunch the event as Media Coffee Club!

What's Media Coffee Club (similar to Open Coffee Club)... A place for people in media to come together and connect over coffee and share what they are working on, news in media, trends, you name it. Our goal is to start to create a community of the great people in San Antonio working in the media/new media space.

So whether you have a Facebook Live Show, Youtube Channel, Podcast, Traditional Media, etc. come join and connect with others inside and outside the space! Help us kick start this group!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Espinoza

Matthew Espinoza

Cofounder, SABusinessCalendar.com


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 116 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Giving Back from the Start
The most successful companies know that corporate citizenship, social investing and corporate responsibility go far in creating a company’s brand and helping attract key talent. In this session, learn how to embed this value from your company’s beginnings, and weave it into the very fabric of its DNA. Hear how Rackspace became a key player in the San Antonio community, and how you can apply their lessons learned through the twists, turns, peaks and valleys of your company’s narrative.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Nichols

Cara Nichols

President, Rackspace Foundation
As Director of Community Affairs for Rackspace, Cara Nichols leads the department that helps extend Rackspace’s Fanatical Support mission to the community, which includes corporate giving, volunteerism and the Rackspace Foundation. She has developed Rackspace’s global signature... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

3:00pm

The Startup Club Live Podcast Recording
THE STARTUP CLUB is a growing community of small business owners who are making money doing what they love.  On the podcast, our goal is to inspire and equip you, answer your questions about business, and share your success stories from other entrepreneurs just like you.

Guest Speaker:
MARCEL JOHNSON

Vice President of Business Development Port San Antonio Johnson has been part of the Port’s team since 2010, where he works with numerous partners regionally, nationally and internationally to attract and grow new industries at the 1,900-acre campus—one of San Antonio’s leading and fastest-growing economic engines that is home to over 80 employers and 13,000 jobs. He also supports the organization’s existing aerospace, cybersecurity, defense and manufacturing customers in the pursuit of new business opportunities and the creation of additional jobs. His previous experience includes over 10 years of service at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where he was also the organization’s Vice President for Economic Development. He holds a BA from the University of the Incarnate Word and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.



Speakers
avatar for Sam Riehn

Sam Riehn

The Startup Club


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Basecamp 116 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Brand Brothers Live Podcast Recording
The Brand Brothers are on a mission to Fight the Evil forces of Fake Branding so you can have Great Branding! Starring the award-winning authors and legendary guys, Lorenzo Gomez and Bill Schley, only the Brand Brothers can make this promise: listen to three shows and you’ll know more than Ad Execs in New York making over $650,000 per year, guaranteed! Starting out with just one listener at the beginning of Season One, they now have thousands of listeners in 28 countries around the world— brand brothers and sisters who won’t give in to the nonsense of today’s fake branders and want to learn the secrets of the real Mad Men who created the greatest brands of all times. Join us as we record our final episode of Season 2 LIVE from San Antonio, TX, the branding capital of the world during startup week. See you there!

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III

Chairman, Geekdom & 80/20 Foundation
Lorenzo Gomez III is an expert in ecosystem development, a CEO, a public speaker, an author, and a podcast host.  He has successfully helped convert a dormant urban sector of San Antonio into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. Over the last 10 years, he has effectively engaged others... Read More →
avatar for Bill Schley

Bill Schley

Brand Specialist, Author, Speaker, Brand Team Six
Bill Schley is an award-winning branding expert, author, speaker and a life-long entrepreneur. He began his career as a writer at legendary Ted Bates Advertising–the original Mad Men agency in New York. He is known for creating the Dominant Selling Idea at companies ranging from... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Basecamp 116 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Liftoff Tours and Open House
Speakers
avatar for Lisa O'Briant

Lisa O'Briant

Operations Manager, LiftOff


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LiftOff 2014 S. Hackberry

4:30pm

Alamo Kitchens Culinary Coworking Tour
Join us for a tour of Alamo Kitchens, a culinary coworking space. AK has a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen and dry storage for the food-focused entrepreneur.  Test your culinary concept and polish your menu while meeting other foodies and chefs from across the city. http://alamokitchens.org/



Speakers
avatar for Tracie Shelton

Tracie Shelton

Founder, Alamo Kitchens
Alamo Kitchens is a culinary co-working space designed for food-focused entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We are the perfect space to test your culinary concept, polish your menu and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. Let's talk about how Alamo Kitchens can be a valued resource... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Kitchens 11825 West Avenue, Ste. 102

5:00pm

Cyber Talk Radio Live Podcast Recording
Cyber Talk Radio is a 1200 WOAI radio show, airing Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. hosted by Bret Piatt, CEO at Jungle Disk. Join Cyber Talk Radio as they host a live pop up of their radio show during San Antonio Startup Week!

Cat Dizon (Alamo Angels) will be joining as the guest for this live episode!

Speakers
avatar for Cat Dizon

Cat Dizon

Executive Director / Venture Partner, Alamo Angels / Active Captial
Cat Dizon is the Executive Director of the Alamo Angels, the San Antonio-based group of Angel Investors.  She also serves as Venture Partner of Active Capital, a venture firm based in San Antonio that is focused on leading seed rounds for B2B SaaS companies. Prior to Active Capital... Read More →
avatar for Bret Piatt

Bret Piatt

President & CEO, Jungle Disk
Bret Piatt leads Jungle Disk as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. Before that he had the opportunity to lead the AT&T Managed Premises... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Basecamp 116 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

San Antonio User Experience / User Interface (UX/UI) Meetup
UI/UX San Antonio is a local meet up group for both students and professionals that brings together all UX, UI, User Research, Mobile Experience, and liked minded professionals together in San Antonio. Our goal is to unite with liked minded individuals, network, educate, inspire, create work shops, and bring awareness to our ever growing technology hub city. We discuss and share everything from best practices, user interface and experience enhancements, how to's and much more.

Thursday October 25, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Scaleworks 122 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

Geekdom Fireside Chat feat. Codeup
Welcome to Geekdom's newest monthly community event. The Geekdom Fireside Chat is designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs through the sharing of lessons learned.

The theme for the first three events in this series is the Collision of Ideas. We will showcase this by hosting co-founders that solved a major problem together. Each person brings their own experiences but the collaboration is what brought greatness.

The second chat in this series will feature the co-founders of Codeup.
Please join us in hearing each person's personal journey and how the crossing of paths led to their groundbreaking idea.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Girdley

Michael Girdley

Managing Director, Geekdom Fund
Michael Girdley is an entrepreneur and investor. He is managing director of the Geekdom Fund,an early stage venture capital firm focusing on tech. Michael also sits on the boards of multiplecompanies including Codeup, the RealCo Seed Fund Program, Grok and Alamo Fireworks.Previously... Read More →
avatar for nick longo

nick longo

Co-Founder, Geekdom
Founder of CoffeeCup Software. Founder of Bluedomino Web Hosting & Former Director of Strategic Initiatives at Rackspace. With 20+ years of Business & Tech experience Nick is the Mentor-in-Chief of Geekdom. He is an Entrepreneur. Rainmaker. Internet Pioneer. Ideologist.
avatar for Jason Straughan

Jason Straughan

CEO, Codeup
Jason Straughan is the CEO of Codeup, a career accelerator that uses an immersive approach to training software development to students with little to no prior programming experience.Jason is the former CEO of Grok Interactive and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of... Read More →
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

CEO, Turner Logic
Chris Turner is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. After a 12 year career with Lockheed Martin he founded Turner Logic, a San Antonio based software company. Chris is also a co-founder of Codeup and a member of the board for Youth Code Jam. Chris resides in San Antonio with... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

7:00pm

Reverse Happy Hour at Rosella at The Rand
Sponsors

Thursday October 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosella at the Rand 114 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 26
 

8:30am

Creative Mornings
*External Registration Required https://creativemornings.com/talks/emily-royall *


CreativeMornings San Antonio

CreativeMornings is a free monthly morning lecture series for the creative community. It was started in 2008 in NYC out of a desire to create an ongoing accessible creative community. CreativeMornings has grown and 10 years later has 189 chapters (cities) in 66 countries around the world, reaching 20,000 attendees each month. It is run by volunteers and sustained by sponsors both global and local. CreativeMornings San Antonio began the city’s chapter in September with its first event. The chapter looks to celebrate and highlight all that is creative in San Antonio.
CreativeMornings San Antonio will have Emily Royall speak to the global theme of Honesty in October. The event will be hosted at Geekdom on Friday, October 26th at 8:30am.  

https://creativemornings.com/talks/emily-royall


Friday October 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Geekdom Event Centre 131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

10:00am

How to Get the Most From Mentors & Advisors
What should mentors provide?
Why some mentorships are dysfunctional
How do mentors differ from advisors?
What makes a great mentor?
Where can advisors can greatly impact a business?
How to recruit the best mentors and advisors
How do founders get the most out of these relationship?
What makes a great mentee?

Speakers
avatar for Don Douglas

Don Douglas

Don Douglas, oversees a portfolio of technology-related companies. He has founded, operated and funded startup companies focused on security, compliance, cloud computing, IoT, SaaS, AI, VR, robotics, data analytics and telecom. Don brings a unique viewpoint having worked in the technology... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Weston Urban Pop-up 120 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

5:00pm

Geekdom Birthday Party
Come celebrate with us as we wrap up Startup Week and celebrate Geekdom’s 7th Birthday Party! The theme for this year’s party is ‘Lucky No 7’. We know that Entrepreneurship is a gamble… but we are glad you bet on Geekdom! There will be FREE beer, appetizers, and tons of fun!

Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Weston Centre 112 E Pecan St