SXSW 2015 - When New Businesses Launch at The Public Library

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  • WHEN NEW BUSINESSES HATCH AT THE PUBLIC

    LIBRARYPeter French / Alan Weinkrantz

    SXSW 2015

  • INTRODUCTION

    Peter French @pfrench99

    Alan Weinkrantz @alanweinkrantz

    Cafe Commerce @CafeCommSA

  • JULIAN CASTRO

    Former San Antonio Mayor - now HUD Secretary

  • SAN ANTONIO LIBRARY

  • CONTRACT WITH ACCION / LIFT FUND

    Small business focus

    Meaningful / measurable impact

    15,000 small businesses

    $180,000,000 in loans

  • MAKE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EASIER

    Mindset

    Launch new ventures

    Accelerate existing businesses

    Enhance employee engagement

    Partnerships & collaboration

    Educate entrepreneurs

  • A RESOURCE CENTER AT THE LIBRARY

    Not an accelerator or co-working space

    Programming / content / events

    Peer to Peer Mentoring

    Small business centric

    Everyone is a startup or has a side project

    Coding / building is becoming more mainstream

  • PROGRAMMING 1,000,000 Cups

    Fastrac

    Kauffman Founders School

    Who Owns The Ice House

    Civic unHackathon

    Downtown Retail Loan Fund

  • Our Entrepreneurs.

  • WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

    Local impact

    Re-purposing a public space focused on knowledge and learning

    Consistency in events

    Non-startup types / non entrepreneurs

  • ALIGNING GLOBALLY

    Tel Aviv is the first relationship in process.

  • FUTURE

    PopUp Retail

    Vets

    Immigrants

  • HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR LIBRARY

    Consulting & Advisory Services

    Playbook

    Licensing

  • Q & A

  • CONTACT INFO

    Peter French - peter.french@cafecommercesa.org

    Alan Weinkrantz - alan@weinkrantz.com

    thank you:)