Dallas Startup Week Schedule for Friday, April 15

Startup Week Friday

Dallas Startup Week 2016 runs Tuesday through April 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we got so excited about all the events on the schedule that we decided to put together our own planning calendar, which we thought you might like, too.

Here are the events planned for Friday, April 15. We’ve added a registration link to all the events listed. Be sure to double check dates, times, and venues in case there are changes.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

8:00AM-5:00PM

Real Estate: Pop-up Coworking

#DSW16 registration

1700 Pacific Ave, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

8:30AM-10:00AM

Creative Mornings

#DSW16 registration

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N Market St. No. 200, Dallas, TX 75202

9:00AM-9:45AM

Family: The Ladder of Social Media

Students from New Tech High School in Coppell will lead a workshop on The Ladder of Social Media. In this session, you will discover how to grow your business using any type of social media, and how to use it to your best benefit. You will also find how to get the word of your social media presence out there. The course will help you figure out which social media program is the best fit for you and your company. It will include small workshops over each major social media program and how to use it. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St. No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

10:00AM-11:30AM

Gaming: Crowdfunding 101

#DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 2 Mavs, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

10:00AM-12:00PM

Community: Mentor Session

#DSW16 registration

Chase Basecamp, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas‎ TX‎ 75201

10:00AM-11:30AM

IOT: Design for the Future

Customers are increasingly choosing products and services based on the quality of the experiences they have with them. A human centered approach to innovation is the only way to create truly disruptive products that resonate in today’s market. Here we will implement Design Thinking to identify specific areas of opportunity to drive ideation and innovation. The group will partake in an official brainstorming session where participants will act as collaborative stakeholders to capture key insights, followed by everything you need to bring your product to market. This session is great for entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and enthusiasts. #DSW16 registration

20th Floor, 1910 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

10:00AM-11:00AM

Travel: Jumping on Board: How Gamification and Family Travel Can be Combined to Build Customer Loyalty

The GeoWhiz platform is helping travel industry leaders connect with kids and youth in the way they increasingly connect with media. Our virtual world and gamified adventures use digital images and animation to tell the story of your destination in a way that invites your guests to become part of it before, during, and after their actual visit. Family and multi-generational travel is planned and purchased months before departure. GeoWhiz brings a unique opportunity to build awareness of amenities, products and services that the traveler will consume on arrival. GeoWhiz was developed by entertainment and travel professionals who believe that travel has the power to connect, to educate, to inspire and to transform. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work, 211 N Ervay St. No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

10:00AM-10:45AM

Family: Baby Steps: How to Grow Your Business

Students from New Tech High School will present this workshop. Managing a small business can be difficult, especially as a high school or college student. Attend this session to gain knowledge about creating and operating a small business. You’ll learn how to maintain and excel your business from the perspective of young entrepreneurs. Along with tools and techniques to make your small business thrive. The goal of New Tech High School @ Coppell is to prepare learners to excel in an information-based and technologically- advanced society. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St.  No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

10:00AM-10:45AM

Development: Building a Solid Client Foundation

Growing your freelance and development career. #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 1, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

10:30AM-12:00PM

Social Entrepreneurship: Feeding the Need – Dallas Food Deserts and The Urban Farming Movement

Dallas is full of grocery stores, but for many residents the nearest place is many miles away. When household income is already a challenge, paying for transportation to the nearest store is sometimes not an option. There is an urban farming movement growing in Dallas to help feed the needs of some of our communities with fresh food. Join us for an intimate conversation with representatives from Paul Quinn College’s We Over Me Farm and the Urban Farm Co. as we discuss why these community-based farms are important for Dallas. #DSW16 registration

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St. No. 450, Dallas, TX 75202

10:30AM-12:00PM

Design/UX Workshop: Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking From Stanford D.School

Crispin Reedy will facilitate a hands-on session of the Stanford D.School’s Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking. In 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Wallet Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to redesign the wallet for their partner. NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Through this experience you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines. Reedy is a lead consultant and Voice Interaction Designer for Versay Solutions. She is also currently serving as the president of the Association for Voice Interaction Design. #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 3 Cowboys, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

11:00AM-2:00PM

Community: Downtown Dallas Tunnel Tour

#DSW16 registration

Basecamp Lounge, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

11:00AM-12:30PM

ARTpreneurship: Reach The Masses With Media

Press kits, sound bites, media targets, blog posts: How are you staying VISIBLE to your market? If you’re not partnering with the media, you’re working too hard. Get an industry perspective on how to grow your visibility, and keep your audience captive with your craft.

Speakers: James Thomas, Dr. Leticia Wright, Jessica Nunez, and Deya Smith. #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 1, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

11:00AM

Family: Speak Up! Public Speaking 101

Students from New Tech High School in Coppell will present a workshop on Public Speaking 101. Public speaking is something everyone inevitably encounters in their high school career and beyond. In this session, people of all ages will learn how to properly communicate in different environments to engage and excite an audience. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St. No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

11:30AM-12:15PM

Fashion: Creating Authenticity for your Brand: The Power of Brand Messaging and Your Brand Story

A moderated discussion between successful fashion industry professionals on how to stand out and be unique in a saturated market. Heavy emphasis will be placed on strategic brand messaging and the importance of a great brand story. #DSW16 registration

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N Market St. No. 200, Dallas, TX 75202

12:00PM-12:45PM

Startups 101: Your Guide to the Local Startup Community

Come see the faces of the coworking community in Dallas, TX. Hear the stories of how startup after startup had their humble beginnings inside their walls, and get a fantastic overview of all the events that are hosted at each spot. Featured Founders: NoD , The Grove, Fort Work, Common Desk, The DEC, and Kowork. #DSW16 registration

Dallas Fort Work, 211 N Ervay St. No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

1:00PM-2:30PM

Travel: Guidrr Tour II

#DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul St. No. 900, Dallas, TX 75201

1:00PM-1:45PM

Development: Key Success Factors to Commercializing your Technology Solutions

“So you’ve got a great piece of technology, you can see the market and product opportunity, and you want to build a company around it … but how do you do it? And, what’s required to actually take it to market in the fast-moving and highly-integrated world around you? Gary Wetzel will share Form.io’s experiences from their first year of operations, and provide meaningful insights about the key success factors to commercializing a technology platform that integrates into other technology solutions.” #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 1, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

1:00PM-4:00PM

Community: UTD Spring Quick Pitch Competition Finals

Presented by the University of Texas at Dallas Entrepreneurship Club, join us to watch the Quick Pitch Finalists compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.  #DSW16 registration

Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201

1:30PM-3:00PM

Gaming: Making a Game (Innerspace Post Mortem)

#DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 2 Mavs, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

2:00PM-4:30PM

Real Estate: Creative Spaces Bus Tour

Everyone will hop on a bus and tour vacant creative office space in the central Dallas area. This will include visiting a creative office in one building and then looking at shell or 2nd gen space that is available in the same building. Approximately room for 35 people.

Meet here – 1700 Pacific Ave. #DSW16 registration

1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

2:00PM-2:45PM

Health: Health Data: What Is It and What Do We Do With It?

This panel will explore the massive amount of data related to healthcare services and products. How is it captured, transmitted, and stored? Is it secure? Answers to these and other important questions will be shared.

SPEAKERS: Jon Mertz, Corepoint Health; Neil Smiley, Looback Analytics; and Dr. Bob Hendler, Parkland Health and Hospital System #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 3 Cowboys, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

3:00PM-3:45PM

Legal: How to Raise Money Legally Under the Securities Laws

Scott is a business transactions attorney with extensive experience handling complex business transactions, investment fund structuring, business entity formation, capital formation, debt/equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, angel investments, private equity, venture capital, exit strategies, sales of businesses and business interests, joint ventures, spin-offs and divestitures, entity conversions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, international commerce, offshore entities and asset protection, for a broad range of clients. #DSW16 registration

Attorney VENUE, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75201

4:00PM-4:45PM

Legal: Ask-a-Lawyer with an IP Lawyer and a Business Lawyer

Kevin Vela focuses his practice in the areas of startups, corporate law, capital raises, investment funds, and real estate investment activities. Vela serves as general counsel for a number of small and mid-sized businesses, providing representation for business transactions, as well as day-to-day guidance on legal and operational issues. Vela regularly advises on corporate governance matters, private fund formations and M&A activities. John Lindsay is an engineer turned patent attorney, having a technical background in computer science, electronics, and chemistry. As a software guy, Lindsay’s journey started with the Commodore 64 and continues with recent dabbling in Android development and Hadoop for his patent pending vehicular traffic smoothing software system. In electronics, Lindsay’s journey started in school attempting to build a laser communication interceptor (a bug) and his patent pending work on a vehicle to vehicle signaling system. #DSW16 registration

Attorney VENUE, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75201

4:00PM-4:45PM

Health: The Future of Wearables

Wearables have become a commodity, but where are they going and how will they improve healthcare? This panel will discuss the future of wearables and how they could influence our health.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Homero Rivas, Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine; Preston Moxcey, Vice President/General Manager Wearable Technology at Fossil Group; and Scott Smith, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Socrates Health Solutions. #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 2 Mavs, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

4:00PM-4:45PM

Fashion Promotion, PR, and Media Exposure

A moderated panel discussion for fashion entrepreneurs on when and why to get press, along with additional tips and tricks on how to get noticed for your brand. Additional topics of discussion will include affordable PR services, press releases, and media pitches. Discussing the perspective of media and editors will be Linden Wilson, Assistant Editor for PaperCity Magazine. Amy Power, President & CEO of The Power Group, and Jo Trizila, Founder & CEO of TrizCom PR. PitchPR services for entrepreneurs and startups will present the perspective from the publicists’ point of view. Leah Frazier, Editor in Chief of Inspire N Style Magazine will moderate. #DSW16 registration

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N Market St. No. 200, Dallas, TX 75202

4:00PM-5:00PM

ARTpreneurship: Creative Financing 101

Learn effective uses of crowdfunding and crowd lending and practical steps to implement and see results. SPEAKER: Dr. Leticia Wright. #DSW16 registration

Basecamp Session Room 3 Cowboys, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

4:30PM-6:00PM

Real Estate: Final Happy Hour

This happy hour will take place immediately following the Creative Spaces Bus Tour. Our driver will drop us off at a Downtown venue, where we’ll have drinks, snacks and socialize . #DSW16 registration

Pop-up Coworking, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

5:00PM-6:30PM

IOT: Meet the Innovative IOT Startups of Dallas

Come enjoy drinks, and meet the innovative startups in the Dallas IOT community as we showcase their companies and amazing products. During the event, hear from the startups themselves as they give you their 60 second pitch. #DSW16 registration

20th Floor, 1910 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

5:00PM-6:00PM

Happy Hour @ Chase

#DSW16 registration

Basecamp 1700 Pacific Ave, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

5:00PM-7:00PM

Health: Startup Showcase Happy Hour

Join us for a snack and a drink while you check out awesome North Texas healthcare startup companies: Cloud 9, Gingercube, OBAA, Siple Interact, Vaulter, and Vidas Sanas. #DSW16 registration

Kowork, 400 North St. Paul Street #900, Dallas, TX 75201

6:00PM-8:00PM

Ignite DFW

#DSW16 registration

Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201

6:30PM-8:00PM

Social Entrepreneurship: The Happy Hour Social Showcase

Stop by The Grove, Dallas for a glass of wine (or two), a few quick bites, and learn about some of the amazing social enterprises and nonprofits in our region. Hosted by Cause Studio and The Grove, Dallas. #DSW16 registration

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St. No. 450, Dallas, TX 75202

8:00PM-10:00PM

Wrap Party

The wrap up of what is sure to be the best week ever, in the biggest building in Dallas. #DSW16 registration

70th Floor, 901 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

NEXT:

Schedule for Saturday, April 16


ALL CALENDARS FOR DALLAS STARTUP WEEK:

Schedule for Tuesday, April 12
Schedule for Wednesday, April 13
Schedule for Thursday, April 14
Schedule for Friday, April 15
Schedule for Saturday, April 16


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