On Tap: Dallas ISD STEM Expo, Living Lab Launch & Uptown Dallas Anniversary

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details. 


THURSDAY, JAN. 18

FOUNDERS LIVE
NOD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road, Suite 300, in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

The competitive happy hour returns this month with the opportunity for five startups to pitch their 99-second idea for $5,000 web services credit from Amazon Web Services. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd, but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. The event is free and open to the public to network and enjoy food and drinks. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


THURSDAY JAN. 18 – FRIDAY, JAN. 19

THE MORTGAGE TECH CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN
InterContinental Dallas, 15201 Dallas Parkway, in Addison

Influential speakers will discuss technologies and tools for growing and staying profitable in a regulation-heavy, contracting market, according to organizers. Tech demonstrations will show how the newest technology innovations solve today’s real-world pain points. 

Standard rate is $995.
For more information, go here.


THURSDAY, JAN. 18 – SATURDAY, JAN. 20

FRANCHISE EXPO SOUTH
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

If you are interested in owning a franchise business, don’t miss this expo event dedicated to connecting people with franchise brands at every investment level. Exhibitors range from 7-ELEVEN to CoolGreens to Pita Pit, and there will be one-on-one coaching, business advice, and startup support from successful executives across multiple industries and skill areas right on the show floor.

To register and find more information, go here.


SATURDAY, JAN. 20

DALLAS ISD STEM EXPO
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas

Immerse yourself in the world of science, engineering, technology, and math with Dallas ISD. The state’s largest STEM Expo will feature hands-on activities touching on subjects from robots and coding to architecture and 3D printing. The event is designed for Dallas area students and their families. 

Free
For more information, go here.

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S WOMEN TODAY
Blackstone LaunchPad, 2830 Rutford Ave., in Richardson
2 – 4 p.m.

Skratch, a Dallas-based mobile platform that connects teens with paying gigs in their own neighborhoods, will host a panel of three women leaders to educate, inspire, and prepare young women to network, earn income, and become financially literate. Details here.

Panelists include:

  • Amber Griffin, international model and founder of the Model Prep program;
  • Randi Rubenstein, Parent Coach and author of The Parent Gap: Tools to Keep Your Cool, Stay Connected and Change Unhealthy Patterns; and
  • Summer Pailet, collaborative managing partner at ID360

 

Free
For more information go here.


TUESDAY, JAN. 23

UPTOWN DALLAS, INC. 25TH ANNIVERSARY KICK OFF
McKinney & Olive, 2021 McKinney Ave., in Dallas
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Uptown Dallas, Inc. as it kicks off the celebration of its 25th anniversary. The event will be hosted on the third floor of McKinney & Olive, and attendees can enjoy a complimentary breakfast while listening to a keynote panel of high level members of the Uptown Dallas community.

Panelists include:

  • Angela Hunt, former city council member and shareholder at Munsch, Hardt, Kopf, & Harr, P.C.;
  • Nathan Lenahan, director of operations, south at WeWork; and
  • Joseph Pitchford, managing director at Crescent Real Estate

 

Complimentary valet
Tickets are $25.
To register and find more information, go here.

DALLAS INNOVATION ALLIANCE NEW YEAR & SMART CITIES LIVING LAB LAUNCH PARTY
Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

Network with Dallas’ entrepreneur scene and celebrate the Phase II launch of the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab powered by AT&T. Get an in-depth look at the new technologies, results to-date from projects in motion, and a look at what is coming next, according to the event page.

Free
For more information go here.

 


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO – DALLAS
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Network with entrepreneurs and businesses, attend workshops, and learn about the latest products and services making waves in their respective fields. While there are upgraded premium badges, general admission is free and includes access to networking and workshops.

Registration levels vary in price, but general admission is free
To register and find more information, go here.

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