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USPTO, Commerce Department Launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to Empower More Women Founders

by | Nov 17, 2022
The WE initiative launches ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this Saturday, November 19, and comes on the heels of President Biden’s recent proclamation naming this month as National Entrepreneurship Month. “Unleashing the potential of women entrepreneurs is good for business, good for families, and good for our economy,” the U.S. Secretary of Commerce says.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth
Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth Offers Pitch Competition, Investor Forum, UTA Events, and More Nov. 7-12
by | Nov 4, 2021
Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth kicks off November 7-12 with an opening party, a pitch competition, a State of Entrepreneurship luncheon, and lots more for founders and entrepreneurs to sink their teeth into.
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Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans
by | Feb 19, 2021
Here's a round up of resources that can help in North Texas' unprecedented winter storm.

You'll also find updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Getting Ahead of the PPP Curve: This Dallas-Based Bank Is Helping Businesses Outlast the Pandemic
by | Jan 20, 2021
"Most people have no idea the risk business builders take," says Texas Security Bank CEO and Co-Founder Craig Scheef, who is inspired by working with entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.

His team reengineered the bank's processes to help customers with "lifeline loans" in 2020. Now they're starting to process the next round of PPP applications.
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Capital Factory’s Texas Startups Roadshow Goes Virtual for Global Entrepreneurship Week

by | Nov 4, 2020
The Texas Startups Roadshow will take local entrepreneurs and out-of-state investors on a virtual ride that spotlights the startup community in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Anchoring the Dallas leg of the trip on Nov. 19 is UT Dallas’ Big Idea Competition and a keynote from Mark Cuban.
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Navigating a Prolonged COVID-19: 6 Tips For Your Small Business to Survive a Masked Economy
by | Oct 28, 2020
COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, causing many to suggest that another shutdown is looming. Small businesses should be preparing for how to survive—and thrive—if that's the case, experts say. Here's six tips from Dallas-based Vista Bank on what small business owners can start doing, which includes information on a potential new PPP program and new guidelines for PPP forgiveness.
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SMU Venture Capital Event Aims to Connect Innovators With VC Leaders
by | Oct 1, 2020
Entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and others can register now for VC University LIVE where they can unlock their venture finance skills and build their networks in Dallas and beyond.
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Dallas Founders Share How They Quit Their Jobs and Found Purpose
by | Sep 10, 2020
The founders of Project Mockingbird, Grit by Brit, and Break Bread, Break Borders were virtually brought together to share their stories of how their companies came to be.
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Dallas Startup Week 2020 State of Entrepreneurship: ‘This Year Has Been Tough, But Dallas Is Tougher’

by | Sep 3, 2020
During this year's event, DSW20's State of Entrepreneurship award winners were announced.
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To Common Desk, COVID-19 Wasn’t the Death of Coworking. It Was the Start of Something New
by | Sep 2, 2020
Trey Bowles and Delanie Majors from The DEC Network hosted Founder and CEO of Common Desk Nick Clark to discuss how his company is innovating to help entrepreneurs get back into shared office spaces.
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Dallas Startup Week Panelists: How Dallas Is Becoming A Hub for Autonomous Transportation
by | Sep 1, 2020
The virtual panel of leaders from Ericsson and Kodiak discussed Dallas' growth and how startups can seek funding and partnerships from large corporations.
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Disrupt Dallas: Minority Founders Discuss How ‘Innovation Lives in the Hood,’ Emerging Tech, and Where to Go From Here

by | Aug 31, 2020
Local entrepreneurs talk emerging tech, overcoming challenges, how to be more diverse within your organization, and where to go post-COVID.
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Here’s What You Can’t Miss During Next Week’s Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 27, 2020
DSW20 begins this Sunday. Get ready now with our roundup of ten can't-miss events.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Heidi Potthoff, Founder of HMP Mufasa
by | Jul 23, 2020
"Mentoring is not just scheduling a monthly meeting with a checkpoint. Mentoring to me is fully engaging in the brand—to be a champion to the CEO," says Potthoff. The ongoing pandemic has helped Potthoff support the acceleration of entrepreneurs, she says.
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