Dallas Startup Week Schedule for Thursday, April 14

Startup Week

Dallas Startup Week 2016 runs through April 16. Here are the events planned for Thursday, April 14. 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.

We also found a great color-coded calendar by time track for Wednesday’s events by Mindy Maniord. A version is available at Dallas Startup Week Basecamp, or you can download the PDF here.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016

7:30AM-9:00AM

Health: The Pulse Healthcare Innovation Breakfast Series

FEATURED SPEAKER: HOMERO RIVAS, MD MBA Director of Innovative Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University has been involved in mHealth for many years. Co-founder of Apps4Patients and DocToc, and advisor to many mHealth startups, he is a Glass Explorer (Google), and has several research projects using Glass and other wearables to improve safety in the operating room, medical simulation and education implementing augmented and virtual reality, among others.

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

8:00AM-5:00PM

Real Estate: Pop-up Coworking

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

9:00AM-10:00AM

Gaming: Video Game Open Coffee Club

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

9:00AM-10:30AM

Social Entrepreneurship: Closing the Digital Divide of Economic, Social, Human and Digital Rights

Our society is undergoing a rapid evolution where those that have access to digital information are quickly leaving behind those without. What is the responsibility of our government, enterprise, educational and social justice institutions to ensure equal access? Is closing the digital divide between North and South Dallas a key component in closing the achievement and economic gap that has plagued our city? Join Jacqueline Espinal as she moderates a panel to discuss how we close the digital divide in Dallas.

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St, Dallas‎ TX‎ 75202

9:00AM-9:45AM

Travel: Experience Reality, Virtually

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

9:00AM-9:45AM

Startups 101: How to Build a Brand from Scratch

Building a brand is extremely difficult. Hear the CEOs and co-founders of Foot Cardigan and Mizzen and Main as they hilariously walk you through how they did it. #DSW16 registration

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

10:00AM-10:45AM

Real Estate: Startup Friendly Places to Live

Hear a panel of residential real estate professionals speaking on different inexpensive living options for entrepreneurs including live/work, micro-lofts, co-living options, etc. #DSW16 registration

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

10:00AM-11:30AM

ARTpreneurship: Corporate Sponsorship For Creatives

Get the playbook directly from the decision makers. Corporate sponsorships for creatives, and how to attract and keep them. Listen in as corporate sponsors give us their view on the brands they invest in and why. Understand why being clear on your benefit proposal, demographic, and your unique platform is essential. SPEAKERS: Dr. Letitia S. Wright, Dana Williams, and Brenda Ashden. #DSW16 registration

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

10:00AM-12:00PM

Community: Mentor Session

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Chase Basecamp, 1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas‎ TX‎ 75201

10:00AM-10:45AM

Design/UX: Visualizing Your Startup Pitch Deck

Randy Krum is an infographics and data visualization designer, and author of the book, “Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design,” and instructor of Infographics and Data Visualization Design at SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education program (CAPE). #DSW16 registration

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

10:00AM-10:45AM

Development: Mobile Technology Selection

In this session we will cover one of the most common questions we hear from startup founders. Which platform should they build their product on. There are many options, and selecting the right platform can make or break a startup as well as affect security, scalability and user experience.

We will cover:

Why did Paypal and several other brands make the switch from Java to NodeJS? Why did Twitter switch off Ruby?

Which platforms can accelerate getting to MVP and what to avoid. We will talk about the fate of Parse Platform. Alternatives like AWS, Heroku, and Firebase.

Client side frameworks including Native Objective C, Xamarin, PhoneGap, and Ionic. What are the real pros and cons of the development path you choose.

We will also talk about some front end web frameworks like AngularJS, EmberJS, and React. Experiences with each, and lessons learned.

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

10:30AM-12:00PM

Gaming: How to Cultivate a Community

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

11:00AM-11:45AM

IOT: So You Want to Manufacture Your Product?

Ever wondered how to take your product from ugly prototype to beautiful product? Join as Andrew Davis, CTO of Primal Sensors, demystifies the process in his presentation on manufacturing your product. After this, it will be clear to you how to take your prototype and turn it into a product. #DSW16 registration

72nd Floor, 901 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

11:00AM-11:45AM

Social Entrepreneurship: B Corps 101

Finding purpose in your work can happen in any market sector, especially if your organization has a culture for environmental and sustainable practices or a mission focused on social responsibility. This session will highlight Sheryle Gillihan’s experiences going through B Labs assessment for B Corp Certification. She will answer questions you may have about the benefits of becoming a B Corp.This session is co-hosted by The Grove Dallas’ Workbench series, in collaboration with Cause Studio. Workbench @ The Grove is an ongoing speaker series designed to connect the city with some of Dallas’ brightest minds and innovators. Speakers cover a broad range of industries from professional freelancers to C-level executives, non-profit leaders to for-profit change agents. #DSW16 registration

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St, Dallas‎ TX‎ 75202

11:00AM-11:45AM

Lights, Camera, Fashion: Video Branded Content is the New Black

Dallas’ top YouTube/Vloggers, Vashti Patrick-Joseph (VeePeeJay), Jaleesa Howard (Jaleesa Charisse), and Vanna Collins (The Vanna Collins Show) discuss why video-branded content is the new black and surpassing written content for 2016. YouTube bloggers are among the highest-paid social media users that can prove real return for brands or for their businesses. This panel will prove beneficial for both bloggers, businesses, and brands on how to capitalize on video content creation. #DSW16 registration

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

11:00AM-12:30PM

Travel: Travel Hack Workshop

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

12:00PM-4:00PM

Community: Startup Career Job Fair

Don’t miss the Dallas Startup Career Fair on April 14th in conjunction with Dallas Startup Week. The biggest startup career fair in Dallas (1,000+ job-seekers and employers attended last year), it’s the place to find your next gig or rockstar hire. #DSW16 registration

Tech Wildcatters, 211 N Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75201

12:30PM-2:30PM

Social Entrepreneurship: Making Marketing Matter

You poured your life into your startup and continue to build it every day. If you are like 95% of founders you’re deeply value minded but have very little time or experience with true marketing. In this session, you will learn the difference between strategy and tactics, and leave with a clear understanding of how to build your marketing platform to truly bring your start ups value to the world. This session is co-hosted by The Grove Dallas’ Workbench series, in collaboration with Cause Studio. #DSW16 registration

The Grove, Dallas Coworking, 501 Elm St, Dallas‎ TX‎ 75202

1:00PM-2:30PM

Gaming: Breaking in to the Gaming Industry

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

1:00PM-1:45PM

Startups 101: So You Want Some Press? Here’s How to Do It!

“Build it, and they will come.” Unfortunately, this is one of the most flawed theories in all of Startupland. Hear experts talk about how to approach the press, pitch your idea, generate buzz, and when it’s a good time to start reaching out to the media. #DSW16 registration

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

1:00PM-1:45PM

Development: Tech Startup Therapy

Master Mind Group for tech-related startups.

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

1:00PM-2:30PM

Design/UX FUNDAMENTALS: Building an Amazing User Experience

A crash-course of user-centered design processes for building amazing product experiences. Topics that will be discussed; understanding your users, engaging in emotional analogs, journey mapping, prototyping, user testing, and more. Presented by J.B. Chaykowsky. #DSW16 registration

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

1:30PM-4:30PM

Travel: DART To DFW Scavenger Hunt

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Meet here – 1700 Pacific Ave

1700 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

2:00PM-2:45PM

Health: Health Startups 301: Life After Series A

What happens after you raise the Series A round for your healthcare startup? This panel will review the challenges and provide possible approaches to avoid pitfalls and maintain the growth curve.

SPEAKERS: Paul Herchman, Thermi; Lea Nesbit, Natural Replicate Tooth; and Tom White, Phynd. MODERATOR: Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Mend.

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

2:00PM-3:00PM

Real Estate: Downtown Dallas Walking Tour

Meet here – Main Street Garden Park

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1902 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

3:00PM-3:45PM

Legal: CyberInsecurity 2016: 5 Approaches to Limit Cybersecurity Legal Issues for your Startup

Brian is an amateur information security student and attorney. He advises clients in business, technology, and software audits. His practice includes drafting and negotiating technology contracts such as software master service agreements (MSA), software as a service (SaaS), end user licenses (EULA), and statements of work (SOW). #DSW16 registration

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

4:00PM-4:45PM

Legal: Setting Up Your Business and Keeping Your House and Cars Safe

Shawn McBride works with business owners that want to lay the foundation first and get their business going in the right direction or assess where they are and set the stage for a brighter future for their business. His goal is to educate clients so that they understand the law and can make sound decisions on legal matters affecting their business. #DSW16 registration

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

4:00PM-5:30PM

ARTpreneurship: From Employee To ARTpreneur

Listen in as those who have made the big leap describe the pitfalls, must haves, and crucial keys to successful entrepreneurship. SPEAKERS: LaToya Jones, Candy Smith, Cathleen Whitelow, and Laterras Whitfield. #DSW16 registration

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

4:00PM-4:45PM

Design/UX: Design for the Mind – A designer’s guide to the attention economy

Presented by Jon Sandruck, an award-winning brand and experience designer, and Vice-President of the DFW chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. #DSW16 registration

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

4:00PM-4:45PM

Development: Automated Marketing Strategies on a Shoestring Budget

Marketing is an essential part of any startup’s existence. However, as founders, oftentimes very limited time is available to focus on effective marketing while you’re wearing so many other hats. We’ll talk about using technology and automation to achieve measurable success with traction.

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

4:00PM-6:00PM

Leaders & Trends in Global Technology

Organized by Global Chamber Dallas. #DSW16 registration

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

4:15PM-5:00PM

Create Your Own Cosmetics Line: The Beauty Industry’s Hottest Profit Generator

Factory Glam’s Tyzza Macias discusses the newest concept to hit the cosmetics industry helping beauty entrepreneurs to create, distribute and sell their own products, and take their businesses to the next level. #DSW16 registration

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

5:00PM-5:45PM

Legal: Pick Your Poison: Legal Implications of Different Types of Funding – Debt Versus Equity

Alison Battiste is a Senior Attorney at Godwin PC. After graduating with a BS in Chemistry and MBA from George Washington University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, Battiste has primarily focused on business litigation and contract disputes. Recognized as a Thomson Reuters’ “Texas Rising Stars”, she is a dedicated supporter of women and children within her community, serving as an education advocate for Dallas foster youth and as a committee member for the Women’s Advocacy Awards. Alison also serves as an adjunct professor at UNT Dallas College of Law. #DSW16 registration

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

5:00PM-6:00PM

Happy Hour @ Chase

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

6:00PM-8:00PM

Community: Spotlight Session: Brad Hunstable

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

6:00PM-7:30PM

IOT: Maker Project Showcase

Join us as we present the wonderful and amazing projects of makers, hobbyists, and tinkerers and find inspiration for your next project or startup idea. At the end, see which project gets voted the best by our judges, and cast your vote for your favorite project.  #DSW16 registration

72nd Floor, 901 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

6:30PM-8:00PM

Social Entrepreneurship: Live with Jason Croft featuring Keith Thode, AdvanceNet Technology Services

Join Jason Croft for an in-depth interview with Keith Thode, CEO and Chief Scientist of AdvanceNet Technology Services. AdvanceNet Technology Services is an international social sector technology organization with headquarters in Dallas, Texas USA. This innovative NGO develops platforms to unlock the private sector’s capacity to profitably engage in the social sector, empowering transformational change for the less fortunate and for those in crisis. #DSW16 registration

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

6:30PM-9:00PM

Design/UX: Expose UX Live & Happy Hour

Join Expose UX for a live filming during Dallas Startup Week. Watch each startups’ 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and feedback from our panel of user-experience experts. After all startups have presented, the experts will choose a winner. PRIZES?!

6:30 – Happy hour by Kowork
7:30 – Presentation
8:30 – Networking

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

NEXT:

Schedule for Friday, April 15


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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