Dallas Startup Week Schedule for Saturday, April 16

Startup Week Saturday

This calendar was updated April 15 at 9:29 p.m. Be sure to double check dates, times, and venues in case there are changes.

Dallas Startup Week 2016 runs Tuesday through April 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we got so excited about all the events on the schedule that we decided to put together our own planning calendar, which we thought you might like, too.

Here are the events planned for Saturday, April 16. We’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.

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Gaming: Game Day / Gaming Lounge

All-day celebration of gaming and a showcase of local independent games. #DSW16 registration

20th Floor, 1910 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201


Family: Dallas Young Makers Club

The Dallas Young Makers Club is a nonprofit community educational organization based in Dallas. The Club is committed to helping students age 8-18 in the Dallas area expand their minds and skills by creating things instead of just buying things. #DSW16 registration

Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201



Family: Coffee Chat for Startups with Families

Join us for an informal time of coffee and conversation with other families who are just crazy enough to believe they can follow their dreams and risk it all. Discussion will be lead by John and Amber Backes. John is co-founder of Motive Accelerator, a former DEC mentor, and an active member of the Dallas Startup Scene. He will be leaving for FullStack Academy in NYC this spring. Come ask why. Amber is the host of The Startup Families Podcast. A proud mompreneur, she takes both of her roles very seriously. #DSW16 registration

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N Market St #200, Dallas, TX 75202


Family: B.R.A.I.N. Food Breakfast


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX-75201


Family: TechEdVenture – Introduction to Robotics & Coding

Kids of all ages can learn how to design and build adult creations. This workshop can be enjoyed by students as young as kindergarten-aged. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, Suite 200, Dallas, TX – 75202



Family: Stretch, Move & Expand your body before you challenge your mind

Epiphany DanceArts will be teaching a fun and interactive movement workshop designed for all ages and skill levels. They are a professional contemporary dance company whose mission is to create and perform their unique DanceArt through productions, workshops, and Artistic Outreach in order to engage audiences with the beauty and joy of movement. KIND Snacks will stretch and challenge our bodies with an invigorating yoga session. Mats will be available but feel free to bring your own. From the healthy snacks they make to the way they work, live, and give back, their focus is on making the world a little kinder, one snack and act at a time (no arm-twisting here, promise). One simple belief underpins it all: There’s more to business than just profit. This belief inspired them to start the KIND Movement – their mission to spread and celebrate kindness. #DSW16 registration

19th Floor, 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201



Family: How to Balance Your Startup with a Family Workshop Lead by Tiffany Fulcher

Tiffany Fulcher, the ultimate Mompreneur and business coach! As CEO and founder of Momspace an online community devoted to the training and development of Mompreneurs and their children, Fulcher works with women entrepreneurs to help them build profitable businesses and lead purposeful lives.  #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work – 8th Floor, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75201



Social Entrepreneurship: So You Want to Start a Nonprofit… Now What?

Join award-winning nonprofit expert Kimberly O’Neil, founder of Cause Studio for an in-depth discussion on what it takes to not only start, but sustain, a nonprofit organization. #DSW16 registration

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St #450, Dallas, TX 75202



Fashion: Show Me the Money: Funding or Investors for Your Business, When and How

A panel discussion with Ari Rastegar and other experts discussing self-funding, when or how to seek investors, what investors are looking for in small business start-ups, and equity crowdfunding. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St., Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201



ARTpreneurship: Arts & Innovation

Learn how creativity transforms business and sustainability. Speakers: Katherine Wagner, Chesley Antoinette, Erica Felicella, and James Hart. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work, 211 N Ervay St., Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201



IOT: Making Sense of All the Data

Maria Smith-Brackenridge, SensorLogic Solutions Manager at Gemalto, leads a discussion with industry and academic experts in Big Data. Learn more about how to make sense of it all. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St., Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201



IOT: What is the Future of IOT?

Learn what the future of IoT might hold for innovators and entrepreneurs. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St., Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201



Family: Young Entrepreneurs Presentation

Learn about local student entrepreneurs. To sign up, participate, learn about Lemonade Day Dallas or how to get involved, go to https://dallas.lemonadeday.org/ “When life gives you lemons, launch them.” #DSW16 registration

The Grove – Suite 450, 501 Elm St, Dallas, TX – 75202



Family: Navigating the Startup World as a Single Parent

Panel discussion led by Justin Nygren with Ashley Stanley, Lamont Aldridge, Hope Obriabure-King and Erika Newsome. Balancing life with kids and a startup is hard. Doing it as a single parent requires a super power. Come learn from these dynamic superheroes how they are surviving and thriving as in the startup community.


The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St #450, Dallas, TX 75202



Family: Fun with Coding – Hands on Workshop

Come meet Bold IDEA. The ideaSpark program is a direct response to the broad, global accessibility of technology and the seemingly complex issues in our community, from poverty and disease to gender equality and access to clean water. It is also an opportunity to raise a generation of problem solvers, who are already more connected to the world around them than generations before them. Lemonade Day Greater Dallas is Empowering Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. Each child that registers receives material that teaches them the lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem-solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some with the charity of their choice. Walk through their new gamification app that teaches children to build a business plan.

Nepris – Connecting Industry to Every Classroom: Come learn how Nepris works by connecting with one of the co-founders who will be using their system to talk with us from Austin.

#DSW16 registration

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N Market St #200, Dallas, TX 75202



Fashion: Bricks and Mortar vs. E-Commerce, A Candid Discussion

This session is a moderated panel discussion amongst successful Dallas retailers detailing the advantages of bricks and mortar vs. e-commerce, and what the current trend of the market dictates for today. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work – 8th Floor, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 7520


Family: Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship – Discussion with and for Dyslexic Teens

Tiffany Sunday will share her journey to discovering that a Dyslexia diagnosis can be a tool and asset in entrepreneurship. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St., Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201



Family: Engaging Entrepreneurship at an Early Age

This informational and hands-on workshop will be lead by Youth Entrepreneurship Platform of Texas. Learn the importance of including skills such as leadership, character building, and self-respect in the early stages of life which lead to better academic performance, increased educational and career planning, and overall life skills. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, Suite 200, Dallas, TX – 75202



Health: Healthcare Application Development

What’s different about developing technical solutions for healthcare? This panel will discuss what is different, as well as some tips for how to approach those differences. #DSW16 registration

SPEAKERS: Sean Bruton, VP Product Management at HOSTING; Erik Cardenas, Head of Operations & Technology at Everly Well; Nake Sekander, CTO at Physmodo; Don Archer, CTO at ACA Express; and Bentley Davis, CTO at CancerGene Connect.
MODERATOR: Matt Taylor, Developer at ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Health Wildcatters, 211 North Ervay, 2nd floor, Dallas, TX 75201



ARTpreneurship: CreativeFest: Come Showcase, Learn, and Network

Creative Fest is THE spot for artists and makers to showcase their craft, network with other creatives, and learn from industry experts in the area of protecting your creative property as well as learning how to build powerful collaborations through strategic networking.

Have your craft featured at Dallas Startup Week During Creative Fest: Enter our CreativeFest ART CHALLENGE by uploading a 15-second video on Twitter telling us WHY you do your art. Entries must use the hashtags #ArtChallenge and #DSW16. All art forms are welcome. See a live feed of all the entries on Allcal, and RT your favorites!

Deadline to submit is Friday, April 8, 2016, midnight. Finalists will have an opportunity to have a FREE booth at CreativeFest, as well as have their video showcased live at the event as well as via social media.Stay tuned to find out who the finalists are.  #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work – 8th Floor, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75201


Schedule for Tuesday, April 12
Schedule for Wednesday, April 13
Schedule for Thursday, April 14
Schedule for Friday, April 15
Schedule for Saturday, April 16

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