FlintConf Aiming to Have Positive Impact on Denton Economy

The first FlintConf to hit Denton is aimed at helping young entrepreneurs succeed.

On April 12, Stoke in Denton will be hosting FlintConf, a one-day, single-track conference for young entrepreneurs of all levels and backgrounds.

Stoke is partnering with the Greater Denton Arts Council and Tech Mill to create a conference that aims to bring young entrepreneurs, freelancers, side hustlers, creatives, and students together to learn more about optimizing any blossoming business ideas.

[Photo: Courtesy FlintConf]

“The goal of FlintConf is to educate, empower, and inspire attendees to grow their business and ultimately have a positive effect on the culture and economy of Denton,” said Stoke’s Executive Director, Heather Gregory, in a statement. “Attendees will gain increased connections to the resources, ideas, and people that they need to take their business to the next level, whether that business is art, music, technology, service, or a consumer product.”

The event is funded partially by the City of Denton Economic Development Department, the TWU Center for Women in Business, and The First State Bank Exchange. This will be the first conference of its kind to take place in Denton. 

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many great business development resources to assist entrepreneurs in North Texas,” Shannon Mantaro, director of the TWU Center for Women in Business, said in a statement. “We are proud to support this new opportunity to educate and connect current and prospective business owners with the resources, ideas, and people that they need to take their business to the next level.”

The event will take place Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Stoke, followed by a happy hour at Armadillo Ale Works from 5 – 7 p.m. Tickets are between $25 and $50. You can register for FlintConf here

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