Startup Building Blocks

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Converting Likes to Dollars: Building a Sales Playbook for Your Startup
Angel Salinas
Angel Salinas
Sandler Training San Antonio, CEO

Following a sales playbook, whether it's basic or complex, is a proven method of helping businesses convert likes to dollars and build consistent sales growth. Join Angel Salinas of Sandler Training as he introduces you to the concepts behind building your very own playbook to revenue success!

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Pandemic Pivots & Using Memberships to Grow Your Business
Jeremy Jacob
Jeremy Jacob
Float Wellness Spa, Owner

Jeremy Jacob is the owner of Float Wellness Spa in San Antonio.  With a five-year anniversary coming up, not only did Float make it through pandemic closures, but they were able to make 2020 their most profitable year to date. Come find out how strategic pivots and memberships can help your business survive and thrive!

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- CDT
FloatMe: Startup Weekend to Series A
Pat Matthews
Pat Matthews
Active Capital
Josh Sanchez
Josh Sanchez
FloatMe

Hear about the journey of a local FinTech startup in the midst of rapid growth. From a Startup Weekend idea to raising a Series A round of funding. All of the ups and downs along the way. The discussion will feature FloatMe CEO, Josh Sanchez, and will be hosted by Active Capital CEO, Pat Matthews.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

- CDT
The Future of Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneurship in Military City, USA
Honey Bueno
Honey Bueno
Tracking Transactions, LLC, CEO
Victoria Harvey
Victoria Harvey
Hiring Our Heroes, Senior Program Manager
Marcus Benavidez
Marcus Benavidez
Codeup, Director of Delivery

In this panel, veteran & military spouse entrepreneurs from across San Antonio will share their stories of starting their business and the lessons they learned along the way.  You'll also hear from advocates that will speak on how they have helped military members/spouses achieve their own goals of self-employment or career growth.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

- CDT
Geekdom Startup Journey Panel
Phillip Hernandez
Phillip Hernandez
Geekdom, COO
Gabe Ruiz
Gabe Ruiz
StackIQ, Co-Founder
Taylor Henry
Taylor Henry
StackIQ, Co-founder

There are 4 stages of the Geekdom Startup Journey: ideate, cultivate, shape, & grow. Join us for a panel discussion with local startup founders from StackIQ navigating through the journey, and learn about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what a day in the life looks like for a founder. The discussion will be led by Geekdom COO, Phillip Hernandez.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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The Startup Guidebook: Ideation Workshop
Leslie Chasnoff
Leslie Chasnoff
Geekdom, Programs Director
Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia
Geekdom, Program Manager
Washington Navarro
Washington Navarro
TheEntrepreneurialWorld.com, Founder - CEO

So you have a startup idea. Now what’s next? In this interactive session, you will learn about the business model canvas and other tools you can use to turn your startup idea into a viable business. This session will be led by Geekdom Program Manager, Leslie Chasnoff, Community Manager, Jon Ryan Garcia, and CEO of The Entrepreneurial World, Washington Navarro.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

- CDT
Elevating Your Side-Hustle in 2021
Jen McKee
Jen McKee
Kee Hart Marketing, Founder
Patty Toms
Patty Toms
Social Style by Patty Toms, Founder & Social Media Maven
Alicia Lozano
Alicia Lozano
The Motivated Co., Founder + CEO
Amy Wees
Amy Wees
Amazing at Home eCommerce Consulting, Founder


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Friday, October 22, 2021

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Product Validation 101: From Concept to Launch
Amy Wees
Amy Wees
Amazing at Home eCommerce Consulting, Founder

Before you move forward with that idea, you must validate that people will actually buy it! Learn the questions you must be able to answer before moving forward with your idea, and how to get the right criteria to answer them. Whether you're developing your idea or you've already launched, come and learn how to maximize your marketability!

Amy Wees is an inventor and top-rated private label consultant. She has helped thousands of brands bring products to market.

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- CDT
CHERISH Your Customers
Crystal Darby
Crystal Darby
UTSA SBDC, Senior Business Advisor

Most companies focus on acquiring new customers, which is definitely important. But did you know that acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one? Focusing on that bottom line, increasing customer retention rates by 5% will increase profits by 25% to 95%. And who doesn’t want more profit? This workshop focuses on how to deliver superlative customer service to decrease your expenses and increase your revenue. 

Discover how companies have raised customer service to a new level. Learn practical tips to create quality relationships with your customers and clients (both internal and external) by shifting your culture to ensure that customers want to return and determine ways to ensure customer and employee safety in the aftermath of the virus.

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