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. 


Keith Thode

AdvanceNet Labs
CEO & Chief Scientist
Dallas, Texas
Keith is the lead founder at AdvanceNet Labs. He is an accomplished social entrepreneur, having been a founding force in The Aidmatrix Foundation, and for over a decade led the daily operations as its Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer.
He helped launch Aidmatrix after serving in consulting and leadership roles in major technology firms such as Accenture and i2 Technologies. His career focus was enterprise systems and supply chain management technologies, including serving on the creation of an EDS/i2 Technologies joint venture “2Source Alliance” for strategic sourcing.He serves in board/officer capacities in several other private and nonprofit organizations including AidConnect, World Cares, 121 Community Church, several real estate consortia, and Grapevine Youth Baseball. He holds a Summa Cum Laude M.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Economics and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.
Keith is a contributing author to the NTEN book: Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, and is a frequent speaker at nonprofit and private sector engagement events.