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#DSWSeries: Gaming & Esports Track

Get a preview of what\’s to come at the #DSW21 Gaming & Esports Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series!

Please join us for our Dallas Startup Week Series at our Banneky.com Launch Party with Erica Molett!

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

#DSWSeries: Capital & Funding Track

Get a preview of what\’s to come at the #DSW21 Capital & Funding Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series!

Join us virtually to hear from Tarsha Polk Hearns and Nataly Mojica!

Women are the fastest growing segment of small business owners and it is our role to support them. It’s important to recognize that there are still many obstacles, biases, and inequities that women business owners face. In this session, representatives from LiftFund’s Women’s Business Center will discuss:

· Inequities women business owners face

· Advocacy organization and legislation focused on WBOs

· Why capital is important

· How to close the gap

· Alternative funding options

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

#DSWSeries: Personal Development Track

Get a preview of what\’s to come at #DSW21 during our Dallas Startup Week Series!

Please join us for our Dallas Startup Week Series Preview with our Hiding Behind the Hustle panel with Darlisa Diltz, Tracy Dawson, Walter Pickney, Labeaud Colbert and Tracy Harris!

When all you know is \”Hustle and Grind\”….taking your business to the next level can sometimes be a challenge. Join us for this interactive conversation that will highlight some of the common fears faced when growing in Entrepreneurship. Hear from these amazing Entrepreneurs on what tactics they used to move from hustle and grind to scalability and growth.

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

Accounting & Finance 101 for Founders

Accounting and finance isn’t as urgent as finishing your MVP or finalizing your commercialization strategy, but it is imperative when raising money and building scale with your startup. Join Keith Davidson, a Consulting CFO with CLA, who will take you through the basics of everything you need to know about accounting and finance, including how to read financial statements and what investors will expect you to know. He will also host a Q&A so come prepared and get helpful feedback from an experienced startup CFO.

Advancing Workforce Equity Conversation Hosted by The Dec Network and United Way

Join Us For a Conversation about Race, Jobs and Opportunity.

You are invited to join us for an important conversation about the impact of structural racism on wage and employment outcomes for workers of color—as detailed in the newly released report, Advancing Workforce Equity in Dallas and Collin Counties: A Blueprint for Action.

Funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co., this report highlights employment, occupation and wage data disaggregated by race and ethnicity. It also explores the “social determinants of work”—access to affordable housing, health and healthcare, transportation, and childcare—that help to determine who secures good jobs and how the future of work will impact workers of color. As entrepreneurs, you will learn about the role you can play in creating a more equitable workforce.

#DSWSeries: A&E Track

Get a preview of what\’s to come at the #DSW21 Arts & Entertainment Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series!

Please join us for our Dallas Startup Week Series with Creative Freelancing During a Pandemic Panel!

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

#DSWSeries: Retail Track

Get a preview of what\’s to come at the #DSW21 Retail Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series!

Meet the team at Monarc, creators of the Seeker, a robotic quarterback used in practice by the NFL and NCAA. Watch the Seeker at work, catch a pass and enjoy happy hour hosted by CUE, Dallas’s newest entrepreneurial workspace.

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

Startup Grind Dallas Fireside Chat w/ Craig J. Lewis of GigWage

Join us to hear from Founder and CEO of Gig Wage, Craig J. Lewis!

Born and raised in North Texas, Craig J. Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a venture capital-backed SaaS company that’s raised $13.2 million to date to meet the demands of the future workforce and to build modern payment tools for it.

Investors have included Steve Case (Founder of AOL) and his Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Venture Fund, Foundry Group, Green Dot Corp. (NYSE: GDOT), and more. In an industry where forward-thinking is a rarity, Craig’s vision for innovation has pushed an antiquated industry to modernize by designing a service that meets the demands of on-demand workforces. “Simple. Fast. Easy.”

Prior to building Gig Wage, Craig was a professional basketball player across Europe before returning stateside and becoming an expert in payroll technology, selling over $10 million in payroll-related software for the likes of ADP and others. He was the Chief Strategy Officer of Kairos, a venture-backed facial recognition and emotion detection startup that has been named one of the “Top 20 Startups” by The Wall Street Journal, was selected to participate in the first-ever Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, and has reached a $130M valuation.

Community Membership Happy Hour

Come to our Membership Happy Hour at Common Desk – Downtown Dallas! Join us for drinks during this exclusive, members-only event as we mix and mingle with The DEC Network and Common Desk members. The bar, Office 772, will be open and snacks will be ready! You must be a member of The DEC Network\’s free Community Membership or a Common Desk member to join this event – click \”RSVP\” then the link on the registration page to join for free.

#DSWSeries: Legal Track – SAFEs, Convertible Notes, and Equity: What are the differences, and how do you pick?

Get a preview of what\’s to come at the #DSW21 Legal Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series! In this session we will discuss different methods of fundraising, and help demystify the vocabulary, structure, and benefits of each method. With a panel of attorneys, venture capitalists, and founders, attendees will get a multi-perspective view on the fundraising process and all the legal concerns to be aware of on that path. This is a great session for anyone currently fundraising, or planning to fundraise in the future. Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year\’s event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.