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Corporate Startup Innovation Summit at #DSW21

The Corporate Startup Innovation summit mobilizes small business owners and corporations to participate in Dallas Startup Week by sharing how they can work together and what they can learn from each other to implement into their own organizations for further innovation and success. This day will serve as a collision point resulting in new ideas, business models, investment trends, connections, and opportunities for business growth and acceleration. All Corporate Startup Innovation sessions will be held at SMU Cox’s Crum Auditorium, with a live streamed option for virtual attendees.

Women of Innovation Summit at #DSW21

The Women of Innovation summit celebrates, inspires and connects women innovators and change makers. This year, hear from women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the courage and passion to transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality. Take time to shop small at the Women’s Marketplace from 4-5:30 p.m., where local female entrepreneurs will be selling their products. All Women of Innovation sessions and the Women’s Marketplace will be held at SMU Cox’s McFarlin Auditorium, with a live streamed option for virtual attendees.

Premiere Keynote Event at #DSW21

Join us for the main keynote event with headlining speaker Abe Minkara, Founding Partner of Legacy Knight and former Managing Director at Mark Cuban Companies. Minkara will be interviewed at the event by The DEC Network’s Chairman Emeritus, Trey Bowles, in an intimate fireside chat. They’ll talk about the wide definition of entrepreneurship, as well as the good, bad and the ugly of the entrepreneurial endeavors Abe has witnessed. The main program will be held SMU Cox’s McFarlin Auditorium at 6 p.m., with a live streamed option for virtual attendees.

Launch Party and Startup Alley at #DSW21

The official Launch Party and Startup Alley brings all DFW innovators together to celebrate the start of Dallas Startup Week. Take time to check out some of the hottest local startups and small businesses as they exhibit their products and services. You’ll get to interact and ask questions directly to the founders as you walk from one booth to the next in the Hillcrest Commons at the SMU Cox School of Business.

Dallas Startup Week powered by Capital One

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 Dallas Startup Week will be hosted in person at SMU | Cox School of Business and Online through Brushfire. As an attendee you will have opportunity to customize your conference experience by reserving your spot in your favorite sessions and special events through Brushfire. During Dallas Startup Week you will be able to view sessions at your fingertips, connect with attendees and easily access schedule all in one with our Dallas Startup Week app. Reserve your ticket today and stay up to date with speakers, sessions and details!

Preparing for Venture Fundraising & Ask A CFO

How well are you prepared for the venture fundraising process? Raising capital looks quick and easy on TV, but the real process is time consuming and extremely competitive. Join Keith Davidson, a Consulting CFO with CLA, who will discuss what you need to know before you start.

#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.