Editor’s Picks: Calendar for May 26 – June 2

We know you’re busy, so we’ve pulled together some events that will keep you on the forefront of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s what’s on our radar this week:


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR — 6 to 8 p.m at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, in Dallas. Join the conversation with the group’s new committee. Free. Register at AIA Dallas.


FORT WORTH OPEN COFFEE CLUB — 10 a.m. at Buon Giorno Coffee, 915 Florence St. in Fort Worth. Come talk tech and startups. Register on the group’s meetup site.

MEN IN BUSINESS — 1 to 3 p.m. at Chocolate City, 807 West Enon, Suite C, in Fort Worth. The event is open for businessmen who want to share ideas, promote products, and expand their network. Registration is $15 per person. For more information, visit dallas.eventful.com.


OPEN HOUSE — noon to 7:30 p.m. at Barista Ventures, 211 N. Ervay St., Floor 7, in Dallas. International startup building firm Barista Ventures Ltd. will give tours of its new Dallas location. The event will be open to the public and offer free snacks and drinks. To learn more, visit barista-v.com.

STARTUP GRIND DALLAS HOSTS GAIL WARRIOR — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) at 311 N. Market Street, Suite 200 in Dallas. Gail Warrior is a health coach, entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother who launched Warrior Elements, an Athleisure Wear company for “fitness freaks.” In 1997, she founded Warrior Group, which grew to be one of the largest woman/minority-owned general contractors in the U.S., and one of the country’s leading experts in permanent modular construction. Tickets are $10, plus tax and fee. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit the DEC website.

ROBOT BUILDERS NIGHT OUT — 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Bring your own robot for an informal evening of robot building. Get help with your problems or help others with their problems. Bring food to share or leave a tip in the tip jar for snacks. Free. For more information, email Doug Paradis at [email protected]org or visit Dallasmakerspace.org.


CULTIVATE BRAINSTORMING COMMANDOS FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING — 6:30 to 8:30pm at Matrix Resources, 5151 Belt Line Road, Suite 1010 in Dallas. Brainstorming in its truest sense is intended to be a practical approach towards creative problem solving as a team. Attendees will practice and walk away with a variety of ideas and concepts to facilitate a fun and effective brainstorming session. Learn more at DFW Agile Community of Practice (CoP) meetup website.


VIDEO GAME OPEN COFFEE CLUB #VGOCC!  — 8 to 9 a.m. at Angela’s at the Crosswalk, 1010 E 15th St., in Plano. Meet others in the Video Game industry and those interested in Game Development to talk Video Game news and discuss current trends and issues facing the industry. To find out more, visit VGOCC metope website.

TECH TITANS REVERSE PITCH DAY — Noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Texas at Dallas — Texas Instruments Auditorium ECSS building. The event will feature some of the area’s Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies who will be discussing what they see as the “next big thing” in innovation. Cost is $100 for general admission and $75 for Tech Titan members. For tickets or more information, visit the event page.

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    Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”

  • With Dallas ranked as one of the top cities in America for tech pros, UT Dallas and Fullstack have launched four skills training bootcamps focused on coding, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps. The online bootcamps begin in November with tuition at $11,995 each.

  • Check out this curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and impact innovators in North Texas. You'll find deadlines coming up for the AccelerateHER Incubator Program; Future of Data Challenge; Lone Star Film Festival; Better Cities for Pets Grants, Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Grants; Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Empowerment Day; and many more opportunities.