Calendar: The Nest Pitch Competition, Tech Trends in Retail, Product Unconference

From events for leaders in innovation (Dallas Startup Week) to exploring digital experiences (Tech Industry Luncheon), browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week—and beyond.

Things to Do for innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Innovates Weekly Calendar

 North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. 

So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save the Date guide full of innovation in Dallas. As always, things may change at any time, so be sure to check the official website or registration page for the latest details.

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OPENED JAN. 17

RAINBOW VOMIT
Fair Park in Dallas
10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday

Rainbow Vomit is described as a technicolor interactive art adventure by its creators, Curator Deanna Theis and Experience Director Rob Andrews. Housed in 2,600 square feet of space, the customized experience will allow guests to immerse themselves in a fantasy world of art, light, and sound. Get a glimpse inside the show or learn more about what to expect before you visit here.

Tickets are $15 – 25.
Find more information here.


FRIDAY, MARCH 22

TECH INDUSTRY LUNCHEON
Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sponsored by UT Dallas, this luncheon will explore how digital experiences—websites, apps, voice skills, chat bots, VR, AR—are just as important as products or services. Join Calvin Carter, the CEO of Bottle Rocket, as he shares his experience creating and building the Dallas-based, award-winning technology company. Carter will explore the various ways companies can overcome challenges as they excel in the ever-changing world.

Tickets are $40 to $55.
Find more information here.

THE LION’S DEN DFW
Dallas Baptist University in Dallas
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This business pitch competition conference is all about helping investors and companies find others that share the same values. Entrepreneurs can learn how to get started and meet with investors, along with having the opportunity to attend a keynote lunch.

Tickets are free to $35.
Find more information here.


SATURDAY, MARCH 23

PRODUCTCAMP DALLAS 2019
Capital Factory + The DEC in Dallas
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This self-proclaimed “Product Unconference” will feature product content from the local product community. Since it’s an “Unconference,” there are no predetermined topics or panels and no keynote speakers have been invited. Instead, attendees will create the schedule throughout the day for a unique conference experience.  

Free.
Find more information here.

THE NEST PITCH COMPETITION
The DEC at RedBird in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

This interactive pitch competition aims to celebrate Southern Dallas entrepreneurs and provide support for those new to pitching. The DEC at RedBird is partnering with Comerica Bank to help underserved and underprivileged entrepreneurs through this event where the first place prize includes $10,000 and ongoing support from The DEC members. Get more background information on this competition here.  

Free.
Find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

COLOR. PUBLIC RECEPTION
Bank of America Plaza in Dallas
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Presented by Maddrey PLLC and curated by Collector House, COLOR. is a spring exhibition located in the heart of downtown Dallas. On the night of the public reception, guests will enjoy 25 art pieces—curated by Jennifer Klos, art advisor and founder of Collector House Inc.—and Dallas views, accompanied by beverages and light bites. There will also be a raffle with prizes.

Free.
Find more information here.


THURSDAY, MARCH 28

TECH TRENDS IN RETAIL 
Fossil Group in Richardson
3 – 5 p.m.

RevTech will be hosting the 11th ‘Tech Trends in Retail’ for Spring of 2019. The event aims to bring retail executives, investors, and founders together to discuss technology and more. The event will also include a fireside chat with founder of Pensa Systems, Richard Schwartz to discuss in-store inventory tracking with autonomous drones.

Tickets are $30 to $50.
Find more information here.


SATURDAY, MARCH 30

SCIENCE ON TAP: SWEET & SAVORY 
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth
7 – 10 p.m.

This adults-only event hopes to ignite guests’ taste buds with a night full of food-related fun. Included activities vary from a blind taste test to food-themed virtual reality to fresh butter making. Tickets purchased in advance include one free drink ticket, but for even more fun, the VIP tickets two free drink tickets, early access, and shortened lines. 

Tickets are $20 to $30.
Find more information here.


MONDAY, APRIL 1 – FRIDAY, APRIL 5

DALLAS STARTUP WEEK  
Basecamp is at Ross Tower in Dallas
Check the schedule for times.

Entrepreneurs and change-makers will gather for the fifth edition of Dallas Startup Week, powered by Capital One, when it returns April 1-5 to downtown Dallas. Roughly 10,000 are expected to attend the free, five-day event put together by The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, along with more than 100 industry leaders and volunteers.

Click here for a breakdown of what you can look forward to.

Free.
Find more information here.


THURSDAY, APRIL 4

ARTSWALK: LEARNING THE LAND  
Texas Women’s University in Denton
5:15 – 8 p.m.

Artist and designer Molly Sherman’s work will be displayed TWU’s Denton campus and the surrounding areas for faculty, students, and others to enjoy and interact with. The project features stories from community members in relation to the land use of the TWU campus and its surrounding community. 

Free.
Find more information here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 6

iMAKE MAKER FEST  
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating the Maker Movement with a day filled with hands-on experiences. Makers and roboticists will be on-site, along with the chance to learn how to design wearable art and build circuits.

Tickets are included with paid museum exhibit admission.
Find more information here.


MONDAY, APRIL 15 – THURSDAY, APRIL 18

DALLAS DESIGN WEEK 
Dallas Market Center in Dallas
Check the schedule for times.

This event claims that it’s the “nation’s largest open-daily interior design destination”—with a full schedule to back it up. The four-day event focused on “Design Intelligence” will feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, seminars, and more.

Check here for various event prices.  
Find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

THE BILLION DOLLAR EXIT 
1250 Slocum St. in Dallas
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The US India Chamber of Commerce is hosting their third annual technology conference 2019. The event will feature keynote speaker, Nirav Tolia, founder and CEO of nextdoor.com, as well as Swaroop ‘Kittu’ Kolluri, founder and managing director of Neotribe Ventures. The conference will also include several panels, covering investors, emerging technologies, and insights from CIOs and CTOs. Several scholarship opportunities will also be available. 

Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members.
Find more information here.


THURSDAY, APRIL 18

WOMEN IN TECH SUMMIT 
Irving Convention Center in Irving
Check the schedule for times.

This event, specifically designed for women in IT, includes a fireside chat, two panels, lunch, and networking. Event topics include “Busting Innovation Myths,” “Democratizing AR and ML,” and “Shoulder Surfing a Cyber Heist.” There will also be an event-related happy hour after the event for an additional fee.

Tickets are $59 to $99.
Find more information here.

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