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Launch SA is a fueling station for San Antonio idea creators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who seek advice on the road to success.  Launch SA opened its doors in downtown San Antonio in 2014 under its previous name, Cafe Commerce.

Through a partnership with LiftFund and the San Antonio Economic Development Department, we provide a space where those with an idea or a full-fledged business can access specialty programming, workshops, tailored support, and resources.

We are open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To set up an appointment, contact us at 210-598-6623 or team@launchsa.org. We are located inside the San Antonio downtown public library with available on-site parking.

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The LiftFund Women’s Business Center

The Women’s Business Center (WBC), located inside Launch SA, advises small business owners on topics such as starting a new business, creating a business plan, accessing capital, budgeting, and marketing strategies. In addition to one-on-one advising, the WBC offers workshops, seminars and accelerator programs. Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, the program focuses on four core areas including business financials, marketing and sales, strategic planning, and understanding business lending. For more information, visit www.liftfund.com/wbc.

If you are an aspiring or existing entrepreneur in need of assistance, please contact the WBC to schedule an appointment wbc@liftfund.com or call 888-215-2373. The LiftFund Women’s Business Center is open from 9 a.m.  to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment.

San Antonio SCORE

San Antonio SCORE, located inside LaunchSA, assists people in starting, growing and managing small businesses and non-profit organizations through one-on-one consultations and tailored workshops.

SCORE is America’s premier small business mentoring organization. The non-profit association is the leading source of free and confidential business advice. SCORE helps entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve their dreams by building strong, life-long relationships through mentoring, workshops and expert resources.

Call 210-403-5931 for a face to face get together with one of our mentors or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer.

Learn more at www.score.org.

 

 

San Antonio Coding Academy

San Antonio Coding Academy is the local branch of Austin Coding Academy, which launched in 2014. We develop and teach the highest quality coding curriculum on the market with a focus on project-based learning and job readiness. We take students from beginner to job ready through three 10-week courses in a flexible part-time approach. Our goal is to provide students with a quality program, affordable tuition, and an accessible coding education specific to their job market. Evening classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Launch SA. For more information, visit www.sanantoniocodingacademy.com.

Small Business Liaison

The City of San Antonio Economic Development Department’s Small Business Liaison, Hugo Villarreal, supports individual vendors by discussing permitting, licensing, and regulatory issues within the City of San Antonio. The Small Business Liaison also counsels on the following issues: sources of capital, forms of business organization, government contracting, and other vital topics. To receive a customized Small Business Resource Guide call 210-207-3903 or visit the website HERE.

The City’s Small Business Liaison, Hugo Villarreal, has permanently moved full-time to Launch SA. Hugo’s hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. He can also be reached by phone at 210-207-3903.

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