Dallas to Host Inaugural Startup Week - Draws Local Entrepreneurs and Large Brands Alike

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Business leaders, funders and founders join 5-day celebration including 100+ events and hundreds of speakers all over the Dallas metro at Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase.

WHAT: Entrepreneurs, startups and those who support them are invited to join Dallas Startup Week, powered by Chase, from Mar. 2-6, 2015. The first-time, free event was created to inspire and strengthen the area’s entrepreneurial community through a weeklong series of more than 100 free networking and workshop sessions on topics such as finding funding, marketing for startups, and sales training. Events also include mentoring sessions with CEOs, funders and more.

Championed by UP Global in partnership with Chase, Dallas Startup Week is built by the community for the community. Chase’s national sponsorship began with Denver Startup Week and has expanded to Seattle, Phoenix, and now Dallas.

Programming for Dallas Startup Week is based on the following eight tracks, with at least five events scheduled for each track:

  •     Business
  •     Fashion
  •     Health
  •     Travel
  •     Food
  •     Social Entrepreneurship / Philanthropy
  •     Education
  •     Commercial Real Estate

In addition to the events within each track, there are number of other events that include:

  •     Launch DFW Happy Hour
  •     Real Tech
  •     Barcamp Dallas
  •     Digital Dallas
  •     City Fair (Four companies from each participating area city will answer questions about their city, and explain why theirs is THE place to live and build a startup. Now accepting teams.)
  •     House of Genius
  •     Big DOCC
  •     1 Million Cups
  •     Community Give Back Event
  •     Keynote and Kickoff Party
  •     Dallas New Tech
  •     Reverse Job Fair
  •     Ignite DFW
  •     Startup Crawl
  •     Wrap Party

Leaders from the Dallas’ entrepreneurial community designed Startup Week and are still finalizing speakers and agendas. Interested volunteers may contact infodallas(at)startupweek(dot)co.

Chase, title sponsor of Dallas Startup Week, is a proud supporter #ChaseBasecamp, located at 1700 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Dallas. Attendees will be able to recharge, network and take in a variety of programming at this central hub of Dallas Startup Week. Sessions will feature local entrepreneurs, business leaders and more taking place at various venues across Dallas.

Additional support for Dallas Startup Week comes from Sabre, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and CBRE.

REGISTER NOW: To register as an attendee, please visit the website at DSW15.com.

WHEN: Events will happen across Dallas throughout the week of March 2-6, 2015.

CONTACT:    

Greg Hassell
Chase
Greg.Hassell(at)chase(dot)com        

David Betz
UP Global
db(at)up(dot)co        

Fiona Schlachter
Dallas Startup Week
fiona(dot)schlachter(at)startupweek(dot)co

ABOUT: Dallas Startup Week is 5 days that celebrate the area’s great startup community with more than 100 free events. More information can be found at DSW15.com and @DFWStartupWeek.

Dallas Startup Week Committee
The Dallas Startup Week Committee is excited to host the inaugural Startup Week event in 2015. The recent growth and interest in making North Texas home to more entrepreneurs, working alongside existing enterprises and organizations, makes this a great time to bring together the community for a week of education and networking. The goal of Dallas Startup Week is to connect our expanding community of entrepreneurs and investors to opportunities for mentoring, partnership, and friendship over common goals, struggles, and achievements. Whether you’re still thinking about whether or not to start your own business, or are already funded and working on your ideas, Dallas Startup Week is where you should be.

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