Dallas Startup Week 2017: Day 1 Roundup

#DSW2017 runs through April 7.

Dallas Startup Week 2017 has begun and we’re here to help you stay on top of the events and coverage all week. 

Let’s get this party started. 

The Dallas Morning News’ business columnist Cheryl Hall asked some of Dallas’ top business leaders about their entrepreneurial journeys and advice they have for those just starting out. 

“The difference between winning and losing is quitting,” H. Ross Perot, chairman of the Perot Group, told the Morning News

Read more of what Perot and others such as Lucy Billingsley, Sam Wyly, T. Boone Pickens, and Craig Hall had to say here


#DSW2017 Social Media

Trey Bowles, co-founder of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, launched the event-filled week at the Chase Basecamp at St. Paul Place, 750 N. St. Paul, in downtown Dallas, Monday morning. 

The Dallas Morning News’ Melissa Repko caught up with Paul Bettner, CEO of Playful Corp. and co-founder of Words with Friends, for a fireside chat.


At the DEC, Cynthia Nevels, senior partner at Integrality, LLC; Courtney Garza, media development consultant at Dallas Innovates and co-founder of The Harvest Hands; and Keith Thode, lead founder at AdvanceNet, took on the topic of social responsibility and how it pertains to non-profit, as well as for-profit organizations. As social innovators, they shared the stories of how they use their own businesses to do good for the Dallas community.

The takeaway: every company can be socially responsible, whether they are a non-profit or for-profit organization.


D CEO Healthcare Editor Olivia Nguyen moderated a panel of health care leaders who are driving this change with alternative healthcare delivery models and companies. On the panel: Dr. Christopher CrowCEO, StratiFi Health; Dr. Jonathan Clarke, president, Family Health On Call; John Perry, CEO, Accresa; Dr. Scott Hastings, founder and CEO, 7 Health; and Jon O’Sullivan, founder and CEO, PediaQ LLC.

Still planning your week? 

Check out our day-by-day calendars.

Schedule for Monday, April 3 
Schedule for Tuesday, April 4 
Schedule for Wednesday, April 5 
Schedule for Thursday, April 6 
Schedule for Friday, April 7 

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