Dallas Startup Week

McKinney Auto Enthusiast App Autix Wins Capital One Pitch Competition at Dallas Startup Week

by | Aug 15, 2022
The last day of Dallas Startup Week offered a competitive edge—the Capital One Accelerator Pitch Competition. Eight startups from across the U.S. who'd completed the accelerator program took part. The big winner: Autix, which won the CodeLaunch DFW pitch competition just last November. Taking second place was California-based nonprofit-branded credit card startup Higher Rewards, while the Crowd Favorite prize went to Atlanta's Simple Money Academy.
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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 duked 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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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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Follow the Money: Fort Worth Automation Products Company Expands Mexico Footprint with $275M Acquisition and More North Texas Deal News
by | Aug 12, 2022
Plus: Dallas Startup Lands Top Prize at Pitch Competition, EV Charger Maker Acquires Charging Installation Company, Business Management Solutions Scoops Up Two Companies, Ingredient Manufacturer Acquired by European Investment Firm, BenefitMall Acquired by Truist Financial Corporation Subsidiary
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Check Out the Emerging Tech Trends This Dell Technologies Leader Is Tracking

by | Aug 10, 2022
Rakesh Apte, Dell's director of product management and innovation strategy, lays out the emerging trends driving the future of innovation in the technology space that companies big and small should have their eyes on.
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DSW Dispatches: Startup Mentor Helps Founders Craft Their Pitch
by | Aug 9, 2022
“Remember, we're just one pitch away from changing the world,” says Wen Zhang. “It's our job as a founder, as a co-founder to show people the world that we are seeing.”

The founder and CEO of the INNW Institute helps leaders hone their pitches when approaching venture capitalists and other investors
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Dallas Medical Device Company Wins Top Prize at Dell for Startups Pitch Competition
by | Aug 9, 2022
“Opioids are diabolical, because they actually change the structure and function of your brain; they change the way your reward system works,” said Daniel Powell, CEO at Spark Biomedical.

Meet Powell and six other startup leaders.
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#DSW22 Schedule: Your Definitive Guide to Dallas Startup Week’s 100+ Events
by | Aug 8, 2022
Dallas Startup Week—The DEC Network’s annual flagship event, sponsored by Capital One—had its kickoff party Sunday at The Star in Frisco. You'll find 100+ events and sessions running Monday through Thursday, August 8-11, both online and in person at SMU’s Cox School of Business. Here you'll find Dallas Innovates' handy, one-sheet guide to each day of DSW.
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See What’s in Store at Dallas Startup Week’s Corporate Startup Innovation Summit

by | Jul 27, 2022
The DEC Network’s flagship event—Dallas Startup Week—will be held August 7 through August 11 both virtually and in person at SMU's Cox School of Business.

Bringing together the local ecosystem’s “breadth and diversity” of corporations and startups, the Corporate Startup Innovation summit will feature Jim Adler, founding managing director of Toyota Ventures, and Steven Levy, editor at large at Wired—plus a deep dive in the funding landscape, an accelerator pitch competition, and more.
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Digital Fight Club Is Coming Back IRL to the Granada for Dallas Startup Week
by | Jul 22, 2022
A night of tech founder battles, raucous crowd roars, and BS-calling corporate refs will hit the Granada Theater on August 11. That's when Digital Fight Club returns to its in-person, party-fueled finest during Dallas Startup Week 2022. Ten top local tech leaders will go 1-on-1, fighting with their wits on five disruptive tech topics. "We plan on breaking molds again," says Michael Pratt, the event's founder and host.
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See What’s on Tap for Dallas Startup Week’s Disrupt Dallas Summit
by | Jul 20, 2022
The Disrupt Dallas summit will highlight "champions who are disrupting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pipeline,” says The DEC Network. The summit on August 8—part of Dallas Startup Week's multi-day event—offers education and programming from local entrepreneurs of color on how to help support and grow a business. Dear Fathers, a media platform for Black fatherhood, was co-founded by Jesse Alex and Lamar Johnson Jr., who "turned their pain of not having real father experiences growing up" into a positive mission. [Image: Dear Fathers] Dear Fathers is a platform “dedicated to telling stories of black fathers from all angles while also empowering our community with tangible resources that inspire, heal, and strengthen the Black man.” Odell Beckham, Sr. Lamar Quinn Dessie Brown, Jr. LaDarius Campbell
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Women of Innovation Dallas Startup Week 2022
Here’s What’s Happening at Dallas Startup Week’s Women of Innovation Summit
The Women's Innovation Summit during Dallas Startup Week celebrates women who transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality.

The summit, powered by Toyota Financial Services, features a dynamic group of leading visionaries to give all women in business greater insights and knowledge into the trends and possibilities of the future. The goal? To set women leaders up for success, says Toyota's Stacey Gee-Miller. Here's what you can look forward to on August 10.
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Dallas Startup Week Slated for August with 5 days, 100+ Events, and 200+ Speakers

by | Jan 13, 2022
Hosted by The DEC Network and powered by Capital One, the five-day showcase is North Texas’ largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation.
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Mayor Johnson Partners With The DEC on a New Startup Package for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
by | Aug 4, 2021
Local entrepreneurs and small business owners can apply now to receive discounted and free services—from Amazon, IBM, Google, Dell, Microsoft, and more—to go toward cloud services, software, tech consulting, training and education, inbound marketing, networking, events, and accelerators.
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Lantern Pharma CEO Shares His Four Secrets to Turning a Startup into an IPO
by | Aug 3, 2021
Panna Sharma has had a hand in four IPOs. The latest was finalized during the middle of COVID for his clinical stage biopharmaceutical oncology firm, Lantern Pharma. Now, he shares the phases to transforming a young private company into the next public success story.
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The DEC’s Dallas Startup Week to Feature the Third Annual Women of Innovation Summit
by | Jul 15, 2021
The Women of Innovation Summit will take place on Aug. 4 at Southern Methodist University’s McFarlin Auditorium during Dallas Startup Week, powered by Capital One. Women are encouraged to bring their whole work teams and even friends to make the most of a day of growth and development.
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