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Propelling Local Entrepreneurship

By Connecting Community

By Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs

Launch SA started as an idea created by a group of San Antonio leaders who knew San Antonians needed a place that centralized, celebrated and equipped entrepreneurs to succeed across industries irrespective of background. Created for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, our support is responsive, adaptable, and personal.

Tools should be usable by the people who need then, so we’ve focused on building intuitive programs, partner relationships, mentor connections, and personalized pathways that fully engage and support our community.

Launch SA has support available to enable entrepreneurs and small business owners to develop the network that will propel their forward momentum. Based on identified gaps in our community, our intuitive programming is built for entrepreneurs to accelerate their progress.

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Real People, Real Impact

At Launch SA, we create programs that affect real growth, change, and community development. We focus on growing people as business owners; not only by providing resources and tools, but through community building, perspective sharing, and mentorship connecting.

Through our programs, events, and mentors, we connect entrepreneurs like Joe Saenz (left) to community support. By way of Brooklyn, New York, Joe Saenz moved back to San Antonio after finding what he thought was his dream job as the GM of Meat Hook. Returning to his home city without a strong network, Joe felt alone in his journey working to build a business curing meat in San Antonio. Launch SA connected him with a community of like-minded, business owners, through programs like Break Fast & Launch, and provided him direction at every step along the way till his realization of opening Swinehouse Bodega in 2019.

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Community Realized Impacts

Since June of 2014, Launch SA has supported over 14,000 entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow their business, hosted over 5,000 events to connect the community with education and support, and developed relationships with over 200+ mentors and 180+ resources and partners to elevate our community. See our impacts below:

Launch SA: 2018 Economic Impact Study | Annual Report: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | SAEW2017 | 2018 | 2019 | Break Fast & Launch: 2018 Impact Survey

We work with people from all backgrounds, all industries, and at all stages to support the start, growth or discovery in their entrepreneurship journey. Meet some of the people that we support who are working every day to create opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community.

 

Mike Miller Dee & Angello Gordon Jess Torres & Amy Gonzales Kate Jalcedo
All Success Stories

A Future to Invest In

We’ve designed our operations and programming to be as effective and efficient as possible. We want to broaden our impact and affect more business owners like Nellie Springston(left), but we need your support!

For Individuals

We are looking for champions that understand the value of building a stronger entrepreneurial community. Whether you contribute once a year, or once a month, it all makes an incredible difference towards fostering a more sustainable ecosystem.

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For Corporate Sponsors

We want to align ourselves with companies and leaders who understand the impact of developing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. If you would like to support our efforts, please email rsalts@launchsa.org.

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