Events

Lunch & Learn - Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Stoke member and event sponsor, The Local Circuit, will be teaching us about cyber security for small businesses in this month's Lunch and Learn. The Local Circuit will be discussing what cyber security is and why it is an essential need for small businesses today.  They will also talk about the steps and processes small businesses can implement to help increase their network/cyber security for improved safety. 

Attendance is free, but RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided thanks to our presenter and sponsor, The Local Circuit


Addison TreeHouse Open House & Happy Hour

The Addison TreeHouse got a makeover and we're ready to show it off.

Join us for free coworking all day Wednesday, June 28th, and stay for a free happy hour at 4pm hosted by Sourced Craft Cocktails. Tours of our new space will be given throughout the day. Network with TreeHouse members and other players in the DFW Startup Community and learn about how the TreeHouse helps startups and entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses.

Feel free to invite your network- there will be giveaways!

*Must RSVP ahead of time*

Immigration Basics for Entrepreneurs and Employers

Join Elaine Martin and the Addison TreeHouse community for a discussion on how to navigate US immigrations laws when you are hiring foreign workers or investing in the US. Elaine will explain the different work visas available, I-9 compliance for employers, and the immigration options for foreign nationals seeking to create or buy a US business.

Elaine Martin is an experienced immigration lawyer, with a background in US and global corporate immigration law. Her practice focusses on employment-based and family immigration, helping companies hire and keep the staff they need, and uniting families. Elaine is particularly interested in helping entrepreneurs establish businesses in the US. Elaine is also a TreeHouse mentor. 

Breakfast will be provided, parking is free, and attendees are welcome to stay at the TreeHouse for the remainder of the day for free coworking!

If you're intersted in learning more about becoming a member at the TreeHouse please reach out to Shelley at Shelley@addisontreehouse.com. 



SEO is a Hoax: Why Search Ranking isn't the Priority of a Startup

SEO is a Hoax: Why Search Ranking isn't the Priority of a Startup

You’ve always heard that SEO is the, "best, free way to show your business to potential customers.” But for startups, this likely would take months or years before any of that hard work pays off. In this educational session, entrepreneur Brice McBeth uncovers the hoax that is traditional SEO. He'll teach you the best ways to use SEO to your benefit and when to try another marketing strategy to get you more customers quickly. 

'SEO is a Hoax' is part 1 of a 9 part entrepreneur education series. Click here for discounted packages to the ProjectEDU series.
Take advantage of the introductory $1 special for this class! 

Class Schedule:

9:15am - Registration 
9:30 - 10:30am - Workshop + Q&A + Activity
10:30 - 11am - Break
11am - 1pm - Mentor Sessions with Brice (by appointment only) 
1-5pm - Free coworking @ The DEC

About ProjectEDU: 

ProjectEDU is a signature educational program of The Dallas Entrepreneur (The DEC) established in 2015. Implemented in partnership with local experts, ProjectEDU is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge to start, launch and grow successful businesses.

Beginning July 20, 2017, the content and instruction will be led by Brice McBeth, founder of Reap Marketing and author of "Salon Chairs Don't Sell Themselves". This unique combination of nine interactive marketing workshops will provide the foundational knowledge for any entrepreneur looking to elevate their startup and rapidly increase their customer base. 


Click here for discounted packages to the ProjectEDU series! 

ProjectEDU, powered by The DEC & presented by Brice McBeth

ProjectEDU: an Educational Series for the North Texas Entrepreneur 

The one-of-a-kind collaborative crash course to elevate your startup or small business, ProjectEDU 2017 is powered by startup experts at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and presented by marketing maestro Brice McBeth of Reap Marketing. ProjectEDU 2017 is ideal for the beginner or intermediate entrepreneur seeking insightful and applicable solutions for transforming the way they do marketing.

July 20 - March 15

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:15am - 10:30am  @ The Dallas Entrepreneur Center 

9:15am - Registration 
9:30 - 10:30am - Workshop + Q&A + Activity
10:30 - 11am - Break
OPTIONAL: 11am - 1pm - Mentor Sessions with Brice (by appointment only) 
OPTIONAL: 1-5pm - Free coworking @ The DEC

Calendar & Topics: 

July 20 - SEO is a Hoax: Why Search Ranking isn't the Priority of a Startup 
Aug 17 - Your Website Sucks: 5 Conversion Pitfalls for Company Websites 
Sept 21 - Budgeting for Marketing: You're Doing It Wrong & The Silver Bullet Needed to Build a Profitable Startup Campaign 

Click hyperlinks above. to purchase these classes individually

Topics TBA for following dates: Oct 19, Nov 16, Jan 18 , Feb 15, March 15.

*no class for December

Cost:

1 class = $24 
3 class package = $60 
Full series = $150 

1ST CLASS IS ONLY $1!

Each class is valued at $150 and includes the following
- 90 Minute, Actionable Workshop Lecture from Brice McBeth
- Re-usable BriceMcBeth.com Worksheets
- 45 Minute 1:1 mentor with Brice McBeth or one of his coaches (by appointment only)
- One all-day Drop-In Pass at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
- Copy of Brice McBeth's book, Salon Chairs Don't Sell Themselves available by request
- Coffee
- Invitation to 1 Million Cups presentation series
- Discounted rates on BriceMcBeth.com Startup Coaching & Accountability Programs (TBA)


About ProjectEDU: 

ProjectEDU is a signature educational program of The Dallas Entrepreneur (The DEC) established in 2015. Implemented in partnership with local experts, ProjectEDU is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge to start, launch and grow successful businesses.

Beginning July 20, 2017, the content and instruction will be led by Brice McBeth, founder of Reap Marketing and author of "Salon Chairs Don't Sell Themselves". This unique combination of nine interactive marketing workshops will provide the foundational knowledge for any entrepreneur looking to elevate their startup and rapidly increase their customer base. 


Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Nocturnal: Late Night @ the TreeHouse

Working late? Join us at the TreeHouse for free coworking starting at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month. Fresh coffee, fresh beats, fresh space, all to help you be the most productive you that you can be.

Snacks provided!

Whiteboard Sessions

During Whiteboard Sessions, entrepreneurs have a chance to talk with some of Dallas’ finest entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment groups that have experience working with new, growing companies. Click the Register button to see the list of available mentors and when they come in. Then click “Sign Up” to select a time slot with that Mentor.

1 Million Cups Dallas


THE DEC

1MC is a Kauffman Foundation educational program put on every Wednesday from 9-10am. Two presenters from startup companies in the Dallas area talk about their companies, problems, gaps and challenges. The audience is made up of entrepreneurs, advisors, researchers, people interested in entrepreneurship or getting ready to make the jump into their own companies. During…

Finding Technology Resources on a Budget

THE DEC

Sponsored by Dallas Coding Academy (DCA), the TreeHouse presents "Finding Technology Resources on a Budget."

Join us for breakfast and learn from Yady Diaz (San Antonio Coding Academy) and Noor Ain (Houston Coding Academy) what YOU as an entrepreneur without a background in tech need to know when looking for technology resources on a budget.

Free breakfast, free parking, and attendees are welcome to cowork out of the TreeHouse for free for the remainder of the day!

RSVP w/ code "DCAChat17" for free ticket!

About the sponsor:

Here at DCA, we believe anyone can learn how to code! That's why we offer the most affordable and accessible coding education for anyone looking to jumpstart their career in tech.

Classes are taught by professional developers, two nights a week from 630pm - 900pm, allowing full time employment while you learn and prepare for your next career opportunity.

With determination, our curriculum, and career readiness workshops, you'll be ready for a career you love in nine months.


Lunch & Learn - Squarespace websites

THE DEC

Stoke has partnered with one of our members, Brandy Thomas of Shepherd Dog, to present our next Lunch & Learn.  This workshop will teach attendees about building squarespace websites.  Attendees will receive practical and valuable knowledge that can be applied to existing or new squarespace websites.  Whether you have never seen the back end of squarespace or have a squarespace site but don't know how to maintain it and are looking for help, Brandy will help guide you to be successful.  Lunch is provided and if you have any dietary restrictions, please email heather@stokedenton.com.  

We encourage you to bring your laptop if you wish to work through some tutorials.

RSVP if you plan to attend.  Due to the hands on nature of this event attendance is limited.  If something comes up and you are unable to attend, please let us know at heather@stokedenton.com so that we can release your spot to somebody else.

3 Questions You Must Answer To Beat Your Competition

THE DEC

Learn from TreeHouse mentor Ravi Verma the 3 answers you must have to beat your competition.

Ravi specializes in agile coaching, agile training, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, team building, leadership development, change leadership, public speaking, and story telling.

Join us for breakfast and stay for free coworking!


Conscious Capitalism: Redefining Capitalism in the 21st Century

THE DEC

The Addison TreeHouse is bringing DFW entrepreneurs Conscious Capitalism: Redefining Capitalism in the 21st Century. Join us for a FREE evening on Wednesday, May 17th, aimed to educate and inspire North Texan entrepreneurs and small business owners to serve not just themselves when starting and growing their businesses, but all their major stakeholders: customers, employees, investors, communities, suppliers, and the environment.


What to expect:
- Free Bites & Drinks
- Vendor showcase featuring local DFW companies & nonprofits that encompass Conscious Capitalism in their business values and mission.
- Information and tips on the "who, what, where, when, and why's" of Conscious Capitalism from a panel of experts, led by Whole Foods Market
- Networking
- Prize drawing



The Panel:
1. Chad Houser, Founder and CEO at Cafe Momentum
2. Suzanne Smith, Founder and CEO at Social Impact Architects, serial social entrepreneur
3. Nick Marino, Director of Social Change at Tango Tab, social entrepreneur 
4. Doug Levy, Chairman of the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc, serial entrepreneur


Thank you to our sponsor, Whole Foods Market.