Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders: Dallas Startup Week is finally upon us. And here’s your guide to catching it all.
The DEC Network’s annual flagship event—sponsored by Capital One—had its kickoff party Sunday at The Star in Frisco. Events and sessions begin today and run through Thursday, August 11, both online and in person at SMU’s Cox School of Business. Registration is free and available here.
“Startup businesses have the potential to create lasting change in their communities,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president of financial services at Capital One. “By working with The DEC Network to bring Dallas Startup Week to life, we hope to help advance socioeconomic mobility and enable more entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.”
Innovative leaders gather to support the startup community
Dallas Startup Week brings innovative leaders together to support the growth and success of the startup community—and that creates the potential for partnerships, said Lisa Tran, SMU Cox Managing Director of Corporate Engagement & Strategic Partnerships.
Your day-by-day track guide to #DSW22
DSW22 has more than 100 events—including 21 tracks ranging from social impact to startup funding, plus three all-day summits targeting different parts of the ecosystem.
Focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation, DSW22 is packed with things to navigate. To help you out, Dallas Innovates has created a handy day-by-day look at all things Dallas Startup Week. Click on each day for details in our unofficial track guides:
Note that the summits and some events, such as Digital Fight Club, require additional registration and may be sold out.
Note: Just like the startup space itself, things can change quickly, so be sure to check the Dallas Startup Week website to confirm times and speakers.
Check out the 3 summits
Also, here’s a look at the three all-day summits taking place at Dallas Startup Week. In-person attendance is sold out for all three, as of this writing. The summits are available for viewing online with registration. Pro tip: those who sign up for in-person attendance just might get lucky if seats open up. Either way you can network with folks in the ecosystem and enjoy other DSW22 offerings.
Disrupt Dallas Summit, Monday, August 8: Highlighting the “champions who are disrupting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pipeline,” the Disrupt Dallas summit will provide education and programming from local entrepreneurs of color on how to help support and grow a business.
Women of Innovation, Wednesday, August 10: The Women of Innovation summit features a day-long slate of seminars and speakers celebrating women leaders who transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality. The summit, powered by Toyota Financial Services, will inspire and connect changemakers. This unique summit is designed for entrepreneurs, established professionals, and students from diverse backgrounds across all industries. A dynamic group of leading visionaries will provide all women in business with greater insights and knowledge into the trends and possibilities of the future.
Corporate Startup Innovation Summit, Thursday, August 11: Aimed at bringing together the local ecosystem’s “breadth and diversity” of corporations and startups, the Corporate Startup Innovation Summit will provide insight into how companies are shaping future business ideas, models, and investment trends to create new opportunities.
Again, you can still register for many other sessions for in-person attendance or catch things online by registering for free here.
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