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Fort Work Presents [clear filter]
Monday, March 2

6:00pm CST

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Game Night
Limited Capacity seats available

An educational event celebrating the DART Rail Line
Sponsored by DART, IDA Ireland Whiskey, and ZeroLogic

Attendees will play party games to learn the following DART Rail Line essentials:
  • How to identify their own home station and the home station of others. 
  • The route lines, where they go, and how to plan a route
  • How to buy and activate a ticket via GoPass
  • Compare DART fares to fares around the world
Also in attendance will be 6 DART Ambassadors who will be there to listen to your feedback about how to improve DART. They'll also share teasers of what's ahead as DART continues to expand the DART light rail.

The event's first hour (6-7) will include free samples of IDA Ireland Irish Whiskey. In conjunction with the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park this weekend, the line for drinks will be named the Green Line. The Green Line on the DART Rail services Fair Park...the more you know!

For more interesting take-aways like that one and a grand ole time, come out tonight to DART Game Night.


Oren Salomon

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

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Michael Sitarzewski

Publisher, LAUNCH DFW
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Gerard Hayes

VP Business Development - Southeast, IDA Ireland
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Monday March 2, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm CST
Fort Work, 9th Floor 211 N. Ervay, 9th Floor
Wednesday, March 4

6:00pm CST

Startup Sticker Party
Limited Capacity seats available

The Startup Sticker Party is a celebration of swag. 

We will be coating the entire facade of our 9th floor bar with stickers from startups. 

We invite our guests to bring stickers, t-shirts, hoodies, whatever swag you got to give away. 

Immediately following the event is Product Hunt Dallas Happy Hour #1

Both are free events open to the public. 


Oren Salomon

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

Wednesday March 4, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Fort Work, 9th Floor 211 N. Ervay, 9th Floor
Thursday, March 5

6:00pm CST

Dallas Pitch Prize

This is the first event of its kind.  

Free money for startups.  

A fresh look for investors, a deeper engagement for fans and a fun time for all.  

Event Details  

1. Application is open until February 26, 2015 to all North Texas Startups  
2. $2,000 winner-take-all cash prize (gift of Seed Sumo)  
3. 5 teams will be invited to a finals event held at: 
Fort Work [8th Floor, 211 N Ervay St, DALLAS, TX 75201]
THURSDAY March 5, 2015: 6-9 PM  
(part of Dallas Startup Week)


Competition Rules  

1. Each team will pitch once in three successive rounds of increasing duration:15 seconds, 60 seconds, 240 seconds 

2. Each pitch round will be scored as the average of the three highest judges' scores on a scale of 1-10. [Ex: Pitch Score: 9.0, Judge 1 Score: 3.5, Judge 2 Score: 8.0, Judge 3 Score: 9.0, Judge 4 Score: 10.0] 

3. The four event judges are: Molly Cain (Tech Wildcatters), Mike Sarimsakci (Alto Tech Fund), Steve Tinkle (Seed Sumo) and Trey Gibson (Spotio)

4. After the final pitch and judge scoring for each team, the audience will be allowed 300 seconds of Q&A 

5.  The Q&A will then be scored by the audience, accepting votes from the public via Twitter on a scale of 1-10, one vote per user by tweeting with the following format:  "@fortwork @seedsumo @startup_handle #DPP 10.0" for 180 seconds 

6. Whichever teams scores the highest total between the 3 pitches and Q&A (all four weighted equally) wins the $2,000 cash prize. 

 ALL ATTENDESS: PLEASE PURCHSE A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-work-presents-dallas-pitch-prize-tickets-15746738920


Thursday March 5, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Fort Work, 9th Floor 211 N. Ervay, 9th Floor