On Tap: Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit, Collidathon, & TechFest

From the Women's Entrepreneurship Summit to Collidathon, here are some events in the next week to inspire and inform you.

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Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 26 – Feb. 2.


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.

TECHFEST — 6 to 8 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., in Garland. Garland ISD will host its second annual technology event complete with programable robots, virtual reality activities, and hands-on science exhibits from Discovery Education. To learn more, visit the event page


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].

COLLIDATHON — 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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.

BRIDGMAN-PACKER DANCE 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. See how dance, virtual reality, and film collide in this performance by Bridgman|Packer Dance. The New York-based duo will perform two pieces featuring video projection, Voyeur and Under the Skin. Tickets begin at $25. Visit the event page to learn more and purchase tickets. 


CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crow Collection of Asian Art,  2010 Flora St., in Dallas. This free, signature festival from the Crow Collection will help usher in the Year of the Rooster. Activities include calligraphy demonstrations, musical performances, kung fu classes, lion and dragon dances, and more. The event concludes with fireworks. Visit the event page for a full schedule of events. 


DARK MOON POETRY & ARTS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION  7 to 10 p.m. at Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce St., in Dallas. Dark Moon Poetry & Arts will celebrate its one-year anniversary with performances by women artists from the area. To learn more, visit the event page


SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE — 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St., Suite 450. The Grove will host its event series, “Socially Unacceptable,” which tells stories of people who are coming up with unique solutions to social problems. Tuesday’s event will feature Brittany Merrill Underwood, CEO and Founder of Dallas-based Akola, a nonprofit jewelry line that employees and empowers marginalized women. Cost is $10 to attend. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the event page

ENTREPRENURIAL WORKSHOP — 6 to 8 p. m. at SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office, 4300 Amon Carter Boulevard , Suite 114, in Fort Worth. The DFW district office of the U.S. Small Business Association will host a free workshop Tuesday geared toward people looking to start or grow their small businesses. This month’s speaker will be Marisol Montoya, senior loan officer for PeopleFund. To learn more and register, visit the event page


CREATING THINGS — 8 to 9 a.m. at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., in Lewisville. Connecting Things Denton Co. continues its free monthly event series uniting area creatives and doers. This month’s featured speaker will be Rocky Garza, founder of Staff Retreat Co. Breakfast and coffee is included. Visit the event page for more information. 

MEET THE TRADEMARK EXPERTS — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Texas Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 207 S. Houston St., Suite 159, in Dallas. Learn about intellectual property and ask experts about filing a trademark application during this free event.To learn more and register, visit the event page


LATE NIGHT @ PEROT MUSEUM — 5 to 9 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., in Dallas. The museum will host its First Thursday Late Night. This month’s event will focus on recycling. Activities range from recycled magazine art and information about water conversation to a lecture from Dr. Carolyn Boyd, founding director and research director of the Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center. Programming is included with regular museum admission. To see a full schedule of events and upcoming programs, visit the event page

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