Civtech Events


CivTechSA invites higher education students to solve civic problems our city faces. Students research and develop key business and technology concepts to inform their solution, complete a business model canvas, and create a prototype, culminating in a city-wide pitch competition for prizes.

All event sessions will be held online.

  • Competition Clinic // June 05 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Workshops and Resources with The Entrepreneurial World // June 8 – July 13
  • Submissions Due // July 17
  • Finalist Pitch Weekend // July 23 – 24

Veterans Codeathon

The Veterans Codeathon is an open data event that challenges the best coders, designers, and tech experts in the area to build something extraordinary to improve the quality of life for our Veterans in San Antonio.


At the end of the weekend, they will present their solutions to a panel of judges of community leaders and sponsors for a chance to win monetary and in-kind prizes to help further their solutions beyond the weekend.

All event sessions will be held online.

  • May 21-23

SmartSA Datathon

CivTechSA and the SmartSA partners have teamed up to share datasets with the public in order to connect communities, ideas, and data to improve the quality of life today as we build a smarter tomorrow by hosting our annual Datathon Competition.


The purpose of Datathon is for community engagement to help address internal challenges that affect the services that the City Organizations provide to its residents. We are hoping teams can discover and identify opportunities and/or missing data elements in the data sets and explain how those insights could be applied in practice for the potential benefits of the community and/or partners.

All event sessions will be held online.


  • View last year’s finalist pitches HERE
  • Data Catalog Goes Live // June 7
  • Data Dive Q&A Event // Wednesday, June 9 from 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Datathon Mentor Hours // Wednesday, June 30, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Datathon Competition Weekend // July 16-18



The Residency

The CivTechSA Residency Program is a 16-week program where the City invites startups to solve civic challenges in an effort to foster collaboration and growth. A selection committee will choose three startups to embed inside of City Departments and collaborate closely with the City to build custom solutions for San Antonio.


  • Residency Opens // May
  • Residency Teams selected // June 4
  • Residency Ends // September 24
  • Residency Demo Day // September 28

Smart Cities Startup Weekend Online

Aspiring entrepreneurs get to experience the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life at a startup all in a single weekend. Bring your smart city business ideas and network with other tech entrepreneurs for a chance to win prizes and potentially take your startup to the next level. All event sessions will be held online.


  • Startup Weekend // August 27-29



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