Dallas Startup Week 2020 Postponed to August Over Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers say that the safety of the entrepreneurial community was their biggest concern.

Dallas Startup Week has been rescheduled to Aug. 30-Sept. 4, organizers announced Monday afternoon, due to growing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

“The well-being and safety or our entrepreneurial community is our top priority,” organizers said in an emailed statement.

The event was scheduled for April 26-May 1 at various locations in Dallas. Homebase is Gilley’s Dallas.

The move was made in response to the announcement Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control recommending that gatherings be limited to 50 people or less for the next eight weeks. “Per that recommendation and in response to the expanding number of cases of COVID-19, the leadership of Dallas Startup Week determined that rescheduling this event was the most prudent action,” organizers said.

The DSW team is currently working with sponsors, track captains, speakers, and special events on what steps should be taken next.

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center had plans to host over 120 sessions across 16 tracks to connect entrepreneurs and change-makers in DFW at its annual keystone event. The sixth annual event had been announcing programming, summits, and sessions that would take place over the course of the week. Dallas Innovates will continue to keep our readers updated as we know more.

The DEC encourages the startup community to use mentors and each other during this time. Go here to see how The DEC can support your business and here for updates about Dallas Startup Week.

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