Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Monday, April 3

DSW 2017 runs through April 7.

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Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 7, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we’re so excited about all the events that we decided to put together our own calendar, which we thought you might like, too. And we’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.

An interactive calendar can be viewed at Dallas Startup Week’s website and there’s an app you can download on your phone. Be sure to double-check dates, times, and venues, in case there are changes.

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter, which will be glowing in orange all week to show our support, and you’ll get coverage delivered straight to your inbox.

Here are Monday’s events. 


8 – 9 a.m.
Basecamp Kickoff Breakfast
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th Floor, in Dallas

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Top Success Stories of Dallas Entrepreneurs: The Good, Bad and The Ugly
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th Floor, in Dallas

Come hear first-hand stories from successful entrepreneurs that started their businesses in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Coworking (for pre-registered attendees only)
Location TBD

Attendees who pre-register will receive information on the free coworking schedule for the week when they come to pick up their badges. Don’t forget to register early to have access to these perks. 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Coworking @ Health Wildcatters
1910 Pacific Ave. Suite 20000, in Dallas

For a limited time, Health Wildcatters is offering a free week of office space so companies can experience a coworking environment. 

10 a.m. – Noon
Mentor Sessions
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th 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.

Ana Jones | CEO | I am the Juice Place
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/

Alexander Muse | Managing Partner | Startup Muse
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/

Muse has raised millions in venture capital as well as built and raised many startups. In his 20s, he raised more than $15 million in venture capital from George Soros for his first startup eventually selling the company to Equinix. In his 30s, he raised millions more to purchase the old Dallas Federal Reserve building from 360 Networks, co-founded Architel a cloud business, co-founded Fancast a social video platform, and finally co-founded ShopSavvy, the most popular mobile shopping application. In his 40s, he co-founded ViewMarket, a roll-up of various digital media properties, including SB Nation Radio, CultureMap, RSVP, and others. For more read his blog at http://medium.com/startup-muse.

Caitlin Sawyer | Tax Attorney | Hunton & Williams
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/
Sawyer’s practice focuses on federal income taxation issues related to domestic and international transactions, tax compliance issues and private equity fund formation.  Sawyer assists clients with tax issues involved in mergers, acquisitions, and other complex transactions. She also advises clients regarding the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Grant Pruitt | Co-Founder, Managing Director | Whitebox Real Estate
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/
Grant Pruitt is a co-founder and the president and managing director of Whitebox Real Estate, LLC.  Pruitt launched the firm as a real estate advisory and development firm specialized in offering a custom-tailored approach to his clients. Pruitt serves as an advocate and adviser for companies who lease or own real estate. 

Ron Nag | CEO | BioLert
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/
Nag was an executive director at Texas Instruments Embedded Processing and Analog High-Speed Products divisions. Nag also has held a variety of product and business management positions at TI domestically and internationally. He has also worked as embedded developer for wireless applications at Motorola and Samsung. 

Erica Anderson | CEO, Chief Strategist | PR VEIN
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/

John Harlan | Cofounder | CrateBind
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/dsw17mentorsessions/

10:15 – 11 a.m.
SPOTLIGHT: Fireside Chat with Paul Bettner, Co-creator of Words with Friends
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th Floor, in Dallas

Join the fireside chat with Paul Bettner, co-creator of the popular mobile game, Words with Friends, and founder of Playful Corp. 

10:30 a.m. – Noon
For Your Own Good
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th Floor, in Dallas

Learn how three innovative startup entrepreneurs launched new socially innovative ventures with one goal in mind – start small and do good in a big way.

Noon – 2 p.m.
Share Your Founder Story!
750 N. St. Paul St. 19th Floor, in Dallas

Chase for Business invites guests to share their defining moments as an entrepreneur through “Founder Stories” —  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit Chase Basecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey:

  • 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? 

1:30 – 3 p.m.
The State of Technology for Independent Music and Entertainment
1515 Young St., in Dallas

A glimpse into what the music industry looks like almost two decades after Napster and what opportunities there are for independent artists in the entertainment industry. 

3 – 4 p.m.
Alternative Healthcare Delivery Models
Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Ave. Suite 20000, in Dallas

Healthcare is changing, and so is the delivery model. Come hear from leaders who are driving this change with alternative healthcare delivery models and companies.

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Big Data and Analytics in the Entertainment Industry
Barista Ventures, 211 N. Ervay St. 11th Floor, in Dallas

Master how to connect with your fans through big data and analytics. In addition, learn how Blockchain is the future for the entertainment industry. 

3 – 5 p.m.
Creative Spaces Tour
500 S. Ervay St. Suite 101, in Dallas

Hop on a bus and tour around downtown Dallas to look at some of the most creative office spaces in the city! There are only 35 spots on the tour — organizers ask that you RSVP only if you’re sure you will attend.

4 – 6 p.m.
Dallas Business Journal Presents: Bizwomen Mentoring Monday
Tower Club, 1601 Elm St. Suite 4800, in Dallas

The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from over 45 mentors who are some of the most influential women in the community. Register here.

4:00 – 4:45 Registration and Networking
4:45 – 5:00 Opening Remarks & Champagne Toast
5:00 – 6:00 Mentoring Hour (10 minutes per round of one-on-one with the mentors — Opportunity to see a max of 6 mentors)
6:00 Event Concludes

*May vary by 15 minutes

5 – 6 p.m.
Salesforce Happy Hour
750 North St. Paul St. 2nd floor, in Dallas

 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Dallas Startup Week Launch Party: Presented by Chase for Business
Tower Club, 1601 Elm St. Suite 4800, in Dallas  

Kick off Dallas Startup Week 2017 with a BANG at the Official Dallas Startup Week Launch Party!
There’s a limit for RSVPs, so make sure you grab your free ticket here


Schedule for Tuesday, April 4


Schedule for Tuesday, April 4

Schedule for Wednesday, April 5

Schedule for Thursday, April 6

Schedule for Friday, April 7


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