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Dallas Startup Week is a free five day event highlighting the amazing startup culture of Dallas. Join in for a few events hosted all around town to learn, network and help make Dallas better for everyone. 

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Tuesday, March 3
 

8:00am CST

BigDOCC
Please meet on the concourse level.

From the former host of Boulder Open Coffee Club (BOCC, 2010 - 2013) comes a weekly moderated chat about the latest in technology, startups, digital lifestyle, and business. It's a simple event format built around community, jobs, and fostering relationships across a variety of disciplines.


 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Sitarzewski

Michael Sitarzewski

Publisher, LAUNCH DFW
Michael Sitarzewski is co-founder and CEO of Epic Playground, Inc. He is a veteran entrepreneur with a specific focus on Web-based software and services. Michael considers helping people understand and leverage technology his life's work.In addition to creating companies and running... Read More →

Tuesday March 3, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Chase Basecamp 1700 Pacific
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

9:00am CST

1Million Cups
We have another great program ahead of us during this special week! Join us at 9am on Wednesday at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center for 1 Million Cups, Dallas Startup Week edition, and hear from 2 startups pitching and listening to feedback that will help grow their business or venture. 

This week we will hear from Foremost, a fashion platform that releases a limited-edition collection of clothing (3-5 items per gender) with an interview series with some of the world's most prominent, interesting, and creative personalities. We will also be hearing from Gurrate, a peer-to-peer online marketplace for selling empty seats in rideshare vehicles like Uber, Lyft and Zipcar.

 

Speakers
avatar for Kara Brown

Kara Brown

Sports Analytics Specialist, MVPindex
Kara is the Sports Analytics Specialist for MVPindex, specializing in social media analytics and business development. As a Michigan native and University of Michigan graduate, Kara is a dedicated Wolverine fan and loves everything maize and blue! She is active in both the Dallas... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Conley

Jennifer Conley

VP of Communications, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Co-Founder, VP of Programming @theDECtx | City Coordinator @1MillionCupsDAL | Board @digital_dallas | Co-Founder @iliveindallas


Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am CST
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center 311 N. Market Street, Suite 200

9:00am CST

Free Cowork Wednesday
This is a free event but registration is required. Click here to register.

Free Cowork Wednesday is open to entrepreneurs, freelancers and students. Get inspired at 1 Million Cups Dallas at 9am and then stay for the coworking, community and mentorship around your startup or idea. The details:

Coworking hours for Free Cowork Wednesday are from 9am-5pm. We highly encourage you to attend the 1 Million Cups program at 9am to take advantage of this offer.


Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm CST
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center 311 N. Market Street, Suite 200

9:30am CST

Waffle Wednesday
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for the DSW edition of our monthly event Waffle Wednesday 

Come enjoy free waffles and coffee courtesy of the Fort Work community.

Feel free to stay afterwards for a free day of coworking.  

Moderators
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Oren Salomon

Founder, The Compass Church
Coworking, Travel, Bees, Beards, and Coffee

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am CST
Fort Work, 9th Floor 211 N. Ervay, 9th Floor

12:00pm CST

Chase Mentor Hours
Stop into Tech Wildcatters for expert coaching by some of the community's most seasoned professionals for all disciplines. Limited spots are available. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR TIME THROUGH SLOTTED (Link below)

Pete Nardo: https://www.slotted.co/qctehhri
SVP, Business Banking Regional Manager
Areas of Expertise: Product Management, Operations, Sales, Mergers, International Operations

Susie Leinbaugh: https://www.slotted.co/jwz31mlp
SVP, Business Banking Market Manager
Areas of Expertise: Strategy, Team Building, B2B, Sales, Leadership and Development 

Frank Medrano: https://www.slotted.co/dlvxwuph
Executive Director, Middle Market Technology
Areas of Expertise: Technology, Business Growth and Management, Team Building, Ledaership
 

Speakers
avatar for Susie  Leinbaugh

Susie Leinbaugh

Market Manager, Chase Business Banking Group, Chase
Susie Leinbaugh is the Market Manager for Chase Business Banking Group in Dallas, managing a team of Relationship Managers who address the financial needs of owner-managed businesses ranging from credit to depository and treasury needs. She has been in Dallas banking for over 30 years... Read More →
avatar for Frank Medrano

Frank Medrano

Executive Director, Middle Market Technology, JP Morgan Chase
Frank Medrano is an Executive Director in the Middle Market Technology Banking group in Dallas, Texas. Prior to his move to the Technology Group in April of 2014, Frank served as a Senior Banker in the Core Middle Market beginning in August of 2013. From June 2010 to August 2013... Read More →
avatar for Pete Nardo

Pete Nardo

SVP, Business Bank Region Manager, JP Morgan Chase
Regional Executive for the South Region Business Banking Group covering Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. The South Region Business Banking group services clients with revenues up to $20 million and serving 400,000 customers, with $15 billion in deposits, $4 billion in credit outstanding... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Tech Wildcatters 211 N. Ervay, 2nd Floor

4:30pm CST

VGOCC

Meet others in the Video Game industry and those interested in Game Development to talk Video Game news and discuss current trends and issues facing the industry.



Wednesday March 4, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Stupid Good Coffee 1910 Pacific Ave, 2nd Floor

5:00pm CST

GeekMeet
Wednesday March 4, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Green Door Public House 600 S. Harwood

5:00pm CST

Refresh Dallas
Speakers
avatar for John Weiss

John Weiss

Chief Design Officer / Co-Founder, Human Design
John’s work is guided by purpose, passion, simplicity, beauty, innovation and surprise. With over sixteen years experience in interactive and experience design, John has built and led high performing design teams as the Executive Creative Director at WebMD, Director, Experience... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
ALT+CO at Thanksgiving Tower, Suite 3110 1601 Elm Street, Suite 3110

7:00pm CST

Product Hunt Dallas Happy Hour #1
Limited Capacity seats available

Product Hunt Dallas #1 kicks off on March 4th at Fort Work, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Join us for a fun night discussing what you're working on and new products in the wild. 

Dallas Fort Work -- 8th Floor at Alto 211 (211 North Ervay St. Dallas, TX) is the spot for a night of product talk and demos. Product Hunt Dallas has arrived!

Seating is limited, so RSVP now and don't miss out!


Moderators
avatar for Jared Schaffer

Jared Schaffer

Founder and CEO, The Tribe App
Now: Product Manager & Founder of The Tribe App. Past: Tech Wildcatters - 2013, and SMU. I enjoy discussing product & design. Specifically mobile, marketplace, and social products.

Wednesday March 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Fort Work, 9th Floor 211 N. Ervay, 9th Floor
 
Friday, March 6
 

12:00pm CST

House of Genius
House of Genius is a volunteer-based community service for entrepreneurs in 20+ cities around the world that provides help in overcoming key challenges. Each month House of Genius brings together entrepreneurs and a diverse hand-selected mix of business leaders from the community for an evening of disruptive thinking, collaboration, and creative new ideas. The session is held with the panelists on a first name basis without bios to encourage an open dialogue. The 'genius' is in the conversation which follows and the reveal at the end of the session.

This is usually an invitation-only event but will include an audience for this special session with Front Door Fashion during Dallas Startup Week. Front Door Fashion is a personal styling service, delivering custom-created looks to fashion-seeking and time-starved women across the US. We combine an unmatched selection of designer inventory and professional stylists to deliver the highest level of service and convenience. What makes us different? We are not a subscription service and your outfits are hand-selected by professional full-time stylists,not computer algorithms.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Lowe

Nina Lowe

Co-Founder, Head of Operations and Analytics, Front Door Fashion


Friday March 6, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Chase Basecamp 1700 Pacific

7:00pm CST

Ignite DFW
Ignite DFW is a night of short presentations on a variety of topics – with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. The talks are funny, interesting, nerdy, quick and from the heart. It is not a place to pitch your business or yourself.

Jasmin Brand: Pretty Girls Have Options: Building the Hottest Brand Ever
Erin O'Brien: Falling in Love With Your Job Again: Avoiding Entrepreneur Burnout
Winston Edmonson: How to Use the 20% Rule to Live a More Meaningful Life
Lauren Zeien: Running In Stilettos: How I Entered Into and Built Up a Community

If you must park, please use the Elm Street Parking Garage across from The Majestic Theatre.

 

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Campos

Stephanie Campos

Co-Founder & Publicist, Social Revolt Marketing
When I was in 7th grade I decided that I wanted to talk for a living, simple enough right? Fast forward 12 or so years and I haven’t stopped living the dream. I’m a woman of my word. More importantly, I understand the value of the thought out phrase, the catchy slogan, and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jasmin Brand

Jasmin Brand

Co-Founder and CEO, BrandPointe
Jasmin Brand is the Chief Executive Officer for Brandpointe, a branding company she launched in 2007 that specializes in strategic planning, innovative branding concepts, diversity marketing and strategic events. Some of Brandpointe’s diverse clients have included: Dallas Convention... Read More →
avatar for Winston Edmondson

Winston Edmondson

Host, SiliconANGLE
As an Innovation Specialist, I teach individuals and businesses how to unlock the power of innovation. The creative ideas that solve so many of the problems that we face are often bottled up within us. All I have to do is teach you how to pop the cork.The Innovation@Work radio program... Read More →
avatar for Erin O'Brien

Erin O'Brien

COO, GinzaMetrics
Erin Robbins O'Brien has been working in the startup field for the last eight years, with more than 13 years of experience in technology, marketing, and analytics. She is currently the COO of GinzaMetrics, a Y Combinator company that also has funding from 500 Startups as well as other... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Zeien

Lauren Zeien

Executive Director, Launch DFW
I am a highly motivated and innovative thinker with a robust seven-years of experience in building business development and creating brand strategy for consumer brands.I'm the Executive Director of LaunchDFW, contribute to E! & Tech Cocktail, and grow start-ups business through marketing... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Boxer Property at Pacific Place 1910 Pacific, 20th Floor