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Dallas Startup Week Makes a Big Move

Texas’ City of Entrepreneurs is Ready to Pump Up Fourth Annual Event

BY // 03.22.18

Techstars is preparing to present its fourth annual Dallas Startup Week, a five-day entrepreneurial gathering that helps attendees become further plugged into the Dallas community. The event will return to Downtown Dallas – and expand to additional areas of the metroplex — on April 2 to 6 (Chase for Business is the sponsor). Last year’s event drew more than 5,500 registrants and 7,000 attendees, but you can expect Dallas Startup Week 2018 to be bigger and better than ever.

Driven by the growth in North Texas’ community of entrepreneurs and investors, Dallas Startup Week (DSW) aims to connect like-minded individuals and foster beneficial relationships.

There are 14 confirmed event tracks at this point, including the topics of Art and Music, IoT, Gaming, Health, Legal, and Real Estate.

Dallas Startup Week is also spreading its sessions and programming across the region this year, branching out to cities like Fort Worth, Frisco, Denton and Addison. This is intended to bring out a larger network of companies, local organizations and individuals from the entire North Texas area.

“I think what we need to do to effectively showcase and highlight who we are as a region and what our companies are doing, we need to recognize we’re not just one city of entrepreneurs,” said Trey Bowles, co-founder and CEO of The DEC and lead organizer for DSW, in an interview with Dallas Innovates. “We’re a 9,200-square-mile region of entrepreneurs.”

A variety of speakers, including local and regional entrepreneurs, community leaders and investors will speak at sessions covering every track throughout the week. Discussions like “How to Build a Music City,” “A Happy Marriage,” “Smart Cities,” and “Starting a Business” will give attendees critical tools for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Dallas is among more than 47 cities globally that host free events to unite local and regional entrepreneurs, leaders and communities. Find information about registration and other opportunities at www.dallasstartupweek.com.

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