Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 7.
Here are the events for Friday. Be sure to double check dates, times, and venues in case there are changes.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 7
8:30 – 10 a.m.
WELD Collaborative Work & Studio Space, 2410 Farrington St., in Dallas
CreativeMornings is a free breakfast lecture series for creatives.
Speaker: Gary Buckner, functional-form artist, entrepreneur, and founder/owner of STASH Design. Gary and his team upcycle, repurpose, and restore materials, creating unique looks and custom solutions. While you may not have heard of STASH Design, chances are you’ve seen their work at many businesses around Dallas. For more information, go here.
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Legal Series Event: How to Go from Startup to Small Business
Apple – Knox Street Boardroom, 3101 Knox St., in Dallas
Learn about growing from a Start-Up to Small Business and the legal tools needed to progress from one to the other. Founding Partner Samuel R. Smith of Dallas-based law firm Hamada Smith will discuss three concepts in the business life-cycle: 1) how to organize your company for growth, 2) how to raise capital the right way, and 3) preparing to be acquired.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Coworking @ Health Wildcatters
1910 Pacific Ave. Suite 20000, in Dallas
You need an office you can be excited about. For a limited time, Health Wildcatters is offering a free week to find out what coworking is really like. What do you have to lose?
10 – 11 a.m.
Humanistic Business – Transforming Your Communities
GeniusDen, 3106 Commerce St., in Dallas
Learn how to model a values driven business (one person to 20,000) around human equity. Learn how to build a company that makes profits by building teams who buy into and serve your mission. Learn how to create a sustainable organization through people with passion and purpose, paying it forward into the communities that you serve.
Take away: Step by step strategies on how to empower your team to high performance and loyalty. Applying Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs to evolve your talent as people and as teams, and thus building your business equity. You will learn the three core competencies to build your brand power.
10 a.m. – Noon
750 North St. Paul Street 2nd Floor, in Dallas
Meet one on one with experts and members of the Dallas business community! Read the member bios below and follow the link to slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes – arrive on time to check in. Sign up here.
Lawrence Lee | Founder | Wine Can Change
Kapil Chopra | Founder, CEO | Intelegain
Chopra is an Entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience in Business & Technology Consulting, Sales and Marketing, Co-Founding and nurturing multiple Internet start-ups. He is a promoter and investor in Researchbytes.com and Founder of Moneypot, two online platforms that bring together some of the finest minds in equity research and education space under one roof. He heads Intelegain, a Dallas-based technology company that works closely with start-ups and businesses taking ideas from ideation to product and building great customer experiences. He looks after the overall strategic direction of the company charting new directions for the company through innovative thought leadership and branding strategy.
Ben Peter | Founder | Slabdeck
Katherine Britton | Attorney | Katherine E. Britton, Esq.
John Pruna | CEO | P5 Performance
Kyle Bainter | Co-founder | Callbox Storage
Bainter is one of the co-founders of Callbox Storage. After creating the idea for Callbox through a personal experience with self-storage, Bainter and the Callbox team have set out to provide a technology driven platform to make the storage process simple. Through the company’s innovative platform, Callbox provides a first-class storage service that includes free pick up of storage from customer’s homes, secure climate-controlled storage, and an application that allows customers to see their storage items on their phone and make return deliveries with just a click. Since starting Callbox Storage in 2016, the company has grown quickly and has been featured in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Innovates, ABC’s Good Morning Texas, and CBS’ KRLD 1080AM.
Jennifer Onwumere | Brand Strategist | Jen-gerbread Marketing
Jennifer Onwumere is founder of Jen-gerbread Marketing, a Dallas-based PR, Event & Brand Consulting company that assist startup brands with their marketing strategy and visibility efforts. Onwumere has more than 10 years of industry experience, and has spearheaded the launch of major projects for brands such as Blackberry, Nintendo, and Visa among many others. In 2014, Jennifer was presented the Dallas Top 40 under 40 by I-10 Media.
11 a.m. – Noon
The Future of Your Workspace
GeniusDen, 3106 Commerce St., in Dallas
Joe Payton, 20-year real estate developer and founder of GeniusDen Business Incubator, shares an insider’s look at coworking design. He will review the 2017 International Coworking Report explaining the latest trends in collaborative work spaces as they relate to you. You will learn how people naturally work, and how those in creative and innovative spaces around the world get maximum effectiveness from their work environment. You will learn how your office design affects your team’s productivity and happiness. Payton will review floorplan designs, textures, technologies, and features that make up successful design, and he will teach you the five vital elements to look for in a creative office environment. You will tour GeniusDen and learn how he adapted global best practices, evolving design to serve the businesses operating out of GeniusDen.
Take-away: Link to google spreadsheet of ALL 52 North Texas coworking spaces and a map of coworking locations. Google Drive link to Global Coworking Report.
Noon – 1 p.m.
Google ‘Android Things’ Operating System Overview
The Iron Yard, 2030 Main St. Suite 420, in Dallas
Recently Google launched a developer’s preview of ‘Android Things’, their operating system for the Internet of Things. Though nascent, it gives a glimpse of its possibilities. There will be an overview and demo of the OS, setting up a Pi as the “thing,” the development environment, the programming framework, blinking a LED, detecting a button press, and logging a button press.
Noon – 2 p.m.
Share Your Founder Story
750 N. St. Paul St. 2nd Floor, in Dallas
Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through “Founder Stories” — a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community. Visit #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners. Questions: Why did you start your business? What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome? What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur?
1 – 3 p.m.
Real Estate Tech Startup Fair
Fort Work, 211 N. Ervay St. Suite 900, in Dallas
Dallas-based real estate tech startups will come together in one room to show off their technology. Come see their products, learn about job opportunities, and network. Round-robin pitching will start on stage at 2 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
Ask-a-Lawyer with a Business, Venture and IP Lawyer
J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., in Dallas
At the end of Dallas Startup Week, you might be thinking about moving forward with your business. Come with your legal questions for the venture, business, intellectual property lawyer, and data/privacy lawyer panel.
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Content Creation is Still King: An Interactive Approach to Social Media, Visuals & Strategy
Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Ave. Suite 20000, in Dallas
In the world of digital marketing, consistency with content creation reigns king! This interactive expo will feature Dallas’ top content creators showcasing how to create captivating content for your website, blog, and social media using the latest in technology by Samsung. From the best editing apps to creating awe-inspiring images straight from your phone — let these top bloggers, video bloggers and photographers take your visual content to the next level!
5 – 8 p.m.
Chase Wrap-Up Party
Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 2823 St. Louis St., in Dallas
5 – 8 p.m.
SPACES First Friday Art Exhibit
1919 McKinney Ave. Suite 100 & 200, in Dallas
SPACES McKinney Avenue invites you to experience great art, great company, and great design — all in one place. Enjoy an inspiring evening of art, cocktails, and conversation with a community of like-minded people.
6 – 7 p.m.
State of Schools + Social Capital: A New Paradigm
Common Desk – Deep Ellum, 2919 Commerce St., in Dallas
Join this discussion on diversity, retention, and evidence of why social capital matters and just how important it is that beyond academics’ professionals are prepared for the STEM Workforce. Diversity in STEM matters to compete globally in the workforce. There is currently a strong emphasis in increasing interest in STEM in K-12 Education. However, it is equally important to increase the pipeline of students who actually graduate with college degrees in STEM and stay within the field after graduation.
Current statistics show there needs to be some immediate discussion surrounding retention and diversity in the STEM Workforce: 84 Percentage of working professionals currently in science and engineering jobs in the U.S who are white or Asian males. (Source: National Science Foundation) Women in science and technology jobs, according to Harvard Business Review, are also 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year as a result of what they consider a hostile work environment.