On Tap: Ignite, Educated City, & D CEO’s Technology Event

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On Tap

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 19 – 26.


PURSUIT DALLAS — 6 to 8 p.m. at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, in Dallas. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department will kick off its six-part entrepreneurship seminar series. Thursday’s session will focus on how to win contracts with the city and feature representatives from the City of Dallas Business Development and Procurement Office. There is no cost to attend. To learn more and to register, visit the event page.


COLLIDATHON — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21-22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28-29 at Collide Village, 14681 Midway Road, second floor, in Addison. Addison-based technology accelerator Collide Village is hosting a two-weekend startup business and technology hackathon focused on solving existing or future business challenges using Internet ofThings as the technology platform. Participants will be given five challenges to tackle ranging from smart city to connected car. To learn more and register for the event, visit collidevillage.com/collidathon.

HIDDEN FIGURES OF DALLAS: GIRLS T.O.R.C.H. — 8 a.m. to noon at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., in Dallas. The South Dallas Cultural Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will host the first of a two-part youth STEM education event. Saturday’s session will focus on the basics of rocketry and the early days of NASA, including contributions made by women featured in the movie, Hidden Figures. Visit the event page to learn more.

ILLUMINATING & IGNITING ASIAN WOMEN IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP — 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the offices of Sophia Johnson, founder and president of ABI, 2030 Main St., Suite 410, in Dallas. Nonprofit IGNITE will hold an event discussing current trends in women’s political leadership and how the Dallas community can encourage Asian women to run for office. Visit the event page for more information on the panelists and to RSVP.

TASTE OF SOUND — 7 to 9 p.m. at Tutta’s Pizza, 1701 N. Market St., Suite 110, in Dallas. A specialty four-course menu was crafted for this event by Celebrity Chef Patrick Stark & Tutta’s Owner Jeremy Scott. The event will benefit Mohawk Militia Charity, which provides non-GMO food and recipes to underprivileged families. Tickets cost $75. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.


REIMAGINE COMMUNITIES — 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Capital One Conference Center, 8036 Dominion Parkway, in Plano. This conference will gather policy experts, business and civic leaders, and others to discuss trends in technology, the labor market, finance, and the field of community development that have an impact on communities’ economic growth. To learn more and see a full agenda, visit the event page

TECH WILDCATTERS’ GAUNTLET BOOTCAMP — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Tech Wildcatters, 211 N. Ervay St., in Dallas. The Dallas-based tech accelerator will host a five-day bootcamp offering a range of tips for entrepreneurs looking to start or scale their businesses. Cost is $2,499 and includes an investor pitch event on the final day of bootcamp, one month of free access to the Epicunity portal, and free and discounted platform tools such as CRM, cloud hosting, accounting setup, and more. To learn more and register for the bootcamp, visit the event page.

INTRO TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT — 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Improving, 5445 Legacy Dr., Suite 100, in Plano. The Iron Yard will host a free basics course for aspiring software developers taught by Eric Sowell. To learn more and register, visit the event page.


THE PULSE: HEALTHCARE INNOVATION BREAKFAST SERIES — 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Ave., 20th floor, in Dallas. The Pulse Healthcare Innovation Breakfast Series gives business and medical professionals and health care entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet and discuss the industry. Cost $15 per person before Jan. 20 and $20 after. To learn more and register, visit the event page

EDUCATED CITY — 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard, in Dallas. What should be the top priorities for education in Dallas and how can data guide the decision making? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings along with two panels of experts will tackle those questions in a free event addressing the future of public education in Dallas. Tickets to the live event are sold out, but those interested in attending can be put on a waitlist. The discussion will also be broadcast via Facebook Live. To learn more, visit bushcenter.org/educatedcity.


IoT ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST — 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The University of Texas at Dallas Synergy Park North building, 3000 Waterview Parkway, in Richardson. Scott Emmons, head of Neiman Marcus’ Innovation Lab, will discuss how Internet of Things is driving new developments in retail during Tech Titans’ monthly IoT event. To learn more, visit the event page.

D CEO TECHNOLOGY EVENT — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Reel FX, 301 N. Crowdus St., in Dallas. Mix and mingle with D CEO editors, Dallas’ top technology masters, and Reel FX’s creative team. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary valet parking. Use code DCEO in the Lyft app to get $10 off two rides. Tickets are $80 per person. Go to the event page to purchase tickets.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL OF BLACKS IN DANCE various times at Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N. Olive St., in Dallas. The International Association of Blacks in Dance and Dallas Black Dance Theatre will host the 29th annual International Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance. The four-day event will feature three evenings of performances from dance companies around the world, panels, workshops, daily master classes, and auditions for dance programs. Cost is $575 for IABD members and $625 for nonmembers in advance. Admission to the night performances at the Majestic Theatre is $50. Visit the event page to learn more and see a full schedule of daily programming.


WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT — 7:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas, 1717 N. Akard St., in Dallas. Addison-based Mary Kay is partnering with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center to bring together experts and thought leaders for the summit that will focus on women business owners. Speakers include RewardStyle’s Amber Venz Box, Yasmeen Tadia of Make Your Life Sweeter, and Everly Well’s Julia Taylor Cheek. Businesses will also get a chance to pitch their ideas in the first-ever “Pink Tank” for a chance to receive seed funding from The DEC. Pink Tank judges include Mary Kay Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Sheryl Adkins-Green; Abe Minkara, director of business development for Mark Cuban Companies; and, fashion designer and CEO Abi Ferrin. If you want to apply to pitch your business, visit this link. Cost for the summit is $125 per person in advance and $150 at the door. For more information or to register, visit marykaywomenssummit.com or [email protected].

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