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Gallery: Scenes From Digital Fight Club 2022

Hundreds packed the Granada theater to watch the gloves-off "fights" to cap off Dallas Startup Week. Tech types duke it out verbally amid cheering, hooting, and generally raucous reactions from the audience.

Check out what you missed—or relive it here.
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DI People: JCPenney, Sabre, Toyota Connected, Magellan Health, Sonrava, and Dallas Next Make Moves
by | Aug 12, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UNT Dallas, 49 Financial, Daseke, Rogers Healy Commercial, CrossFirst Bank, and more.
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Local Tech Founders Duke it Out at Digital Fight Club, Capping Off Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 12, 2022
Ten local founders and innovators sparred in gloves-off debates, "fighting" to win each round.

The fight card included challenges like: Should brands be transparent? Should the government be involved in building the metaverse? And is ESG important? Here are the knockout rounds.
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Reminder Calendar
Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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The Last Word: Wired’s Steven Levy on How Tech Is Changing Us, and Why There’s No Stopping Innovation

Levy has been writing about technology for more than 30 years. A founding writer at Wired, he's widely considered to be the premier tech journalist in the U.S. He’s covered the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. Today, as a keynote speaker on the closing day of Dallas Startup Week, he took stock of how we got here—and what's next. 
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DSW Dispatches: Investors Offer Tips on Navigating the Changing Startup Economy
by | Aug 11, 2022
At Dallas Startup Week today, three leading early-stage investors offered tips on how founders should pivot in today's shifting economy. Perkins Coie's Valeska Pederson Hintz, LiveOak Venture Partners’ Mike Marcantonio, and S3 Ventures' Eric Engineer shared insights and advice. Despite the downturn, "If you've got a capital-efficient, growing business that has strong unit economics, at the end of the day that business is fundable, and that's what we're looking for," Marcantonio said.
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THE LAST WORD on Dallas Innovates. Find "who said what" in our collection of quotes on Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation.
Every Last Word: Quotes About All Things North Texas
Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including DS+R's Elizabeth Diller; Wired's Steven Levy; Mark Cuban on the metaverse; John Goff of Goff Capital; SMU's Dr. Simon Mak; CITI apprentice Rasheda Walker; McKissack and McKissack's Deryl McKissack; Articulation Art's Lesli Marshall; Hillwood's Reid Goetz; and more.
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The Last Word: Mark Cuban on the Real Estate Value of the Metaverse
Mark Cuban has some hot takes on the metaverse, and he doesn't stop there. He made a recent virtual appearance on the YouTube channel Altcoin Daily to share his thoughts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Cardano, cryptocurrency in general, and more.
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