The eighth annual San Antonio Startup Week, October 16-22, will feature free lectures, panels and workshops to inspire and educate local entrepreneurs and individuals interested in launching their first business.
Hosted by tech incubator Geekdom in partnership with the 80|20 Foundation and Trinity University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the conference kicks off on Monday, October 16 with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and a keynote address from AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case. .
Startup founders – and those interested in entrepreneurship – will have access to panels and workshops via eight programming tracks throughout the week, according to organizers. These tracks focus on a range of topics, including civic engagement, health, and marketing.
Organizers held 10 sessions per day, most held at Geekdom, 110 E. Houston Street. The gatherings will also include music at Legacy Park each afternoon.
Participation is free, but registration is required, according to Startup Week officials.
“Our track captains and team have secured a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of panelists and workshop facilitators,” SA Startup Week creative director Ja’el Thompson said in a statement. “Thanks to our sponsors and partners, we can offer this seven-day conference completely free of charge. So this is the perfect opportunity to explore what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, whatever your business idea. »
For the first time, Startup Week coordinated the scheduling of five competitions and pitch events to highlight the achievements of local startups, organizers also said. These include the SASW Startup Showcase and a $100,000 TechFuel Startup Pitch Competition.
The full Startup Week program and registration are available available online.