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· Networking
[Disrupt Dallas] Disrupt Dallas Networking
Network. Meet people. Mingle. Connect. Create. Build that bridge!
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] DJ Rocket Opening Set
Live stream of music set by DJ Rocket @rocketinthemix
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] An A.I. Conversation with Dom Bookman
· Expo
[Special Event] Sponsor booths
Stop by the expo hall to meet some of our sponsors and access special offers and discounts.
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] AR/VR with GoXR
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] From Startup to Growth: A Conversation with Manuel Valencia
Learn what tools are needed to successfully transition from startup to growth.
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] Importance of Black Infrastructure in Dallas
Join us for a conversation on Black-owned infrastructure in Dallas and how these havens are essential.
· Expo
[Coding] Meet Codeup - part 1
Codeup expanded to Dallas! You'll get the chance to talk to the team one-on-one and ask them any questions you may have about their bootcamp or programs..
· Main Stage
[Special Event] Transforming an organization to not only survive, but to thrive!
Join CEO of Trintech, as she walks through her journey of transforming an organization into one of the fastest growing technology companies in North Texas.
Terersa Mackintosh
· Track Sessions
[Venture] The State of Fundraising in Texas
Join us for a discussion on startup funding and insight into current fundraising trends and future opportunities.
· Track Sessions
[Venture] Funding Alternatives to Venture Capital
This panel will examine the logistics of utilizing fundraising tools outside of venture capital and some of the common pitfalls
· Track Sessions
[Coding] Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping
Creating experiences with human-centric design, business strategy and imagination. Prototype->feedback->iterate
· Main Stage
[Special Event] Fast Track Your Financial Expertise by Frost Bank: Identifying Resources that will Build your Business
Discover and discuss the resources available to help your business succeed.
· Track Sessions
[Retail] Robots vs. Humans Debate
Join us for a spirited debate between Chris Todd, Theatro CEO, and Jeff Donaldson, the former CIO of Gamestop.
· Track Sessions
[Coding] What is DDD (Domain Driven Design)
Learn the basics of Domain Driven Design, how to architect with it, and what it means for your team if you decide to use it.
· Track Sessions
[Venture] Women Investing in Women
In this session, we’ll be shining a spotlight on investments made in women-led companies and discussing what attributes are mandatory for securing investments
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[Coding] Event Storming
vent storming drives greater understanding and productivity by simplifying the approach and including multiple levels of stakeholders in the business.
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[Retail] The Future of Retail
Hear our speakers discuss the evolution of retail and the key technologies and concepts transforming the industry as we know it.
· Main Stage
[AR/VR] How VR Drives Environmental Empathy and Action with EarthX, Underwater Earth and Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall
Panelists describe the benefits of engaging at-home viewers with immersive experiences that provide a rarely-seen glimpse into these dire environmental causes
· Track Sessions
[Coding] Building your Startup Software: the Tech and the Talent by Douglas Hirsh
Join us for a discussion on how to avoid common pitfalls when building your software and some solutions.
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[Arts & Entertainment] Create Your World
How do we paint Dallas as more of a creative city, bring in more artists to the city, and put Dallas on the global map as a creative hub?
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[Gaming & Esports] The State of Marketing and Partnerships in Gaming and Esports
This panel seeks to explore some of the biggest trends and mind shifts in the last decade, while also getting a glimpse into the future.
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[AR/VR] Virtual Reality for our Aging Population
Join CEO of MyndVR as he gives a talk and Q&A on the exciting ways in which virtual reality helps an aging population in senior living communities and beyond
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] DJ GS Opening Set
Live DJ set by DJ GS founder of Black Spadez Media
· Expo
[Coding] Meet Codeup - part 2
Codeup expanded to Dallas! You'll get the chance to talk to the team one-on-one and ask them any questions you may have about their bootcamp or programs..
· Track Sessions
[Gaming & Esports] Indie Insider
Hear from our panelists on the state of Indies in DFW, as well as insights on how you can start making games yourself!
· Track Sessions
[Healthcare] The Teladoc Story: From the Slopes of Kilimanjaro to a $9B NYSE Company
Teladoc founder, Michael Gorton shares the story of how the startup came to be. From conception to the largest telemedicine company in the world.
· Track Sessions
[Arts & Entertainment] How to Access Capital as an Artist
. Producers, directors, and actors are going to be guiding you on how to access capital as an artist.
· Track Sessions
[AR/VR] Designing Cities in VR
Join us as we take a dive into how the cities of tomorrow are being created today in VR.
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] Legal Strategies for Raising Startup Capital
Get expert knowledge on ways to raise capital for your business in its early stages from Sean A. Tate of Tate Legal Consultants
· Track Sessions
[Gaming & Esports] What's next for Collegiate Esports?
Coaches shed light on their humble beginnings, what goes into running a program, and their hopes on what's next in the world of Collegiate Esports.
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[Healthcare] What we did right / What we did wrong
Hear from three healthcare startup founders on what they believe they did right and what they did wrong in relation to their company's success
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[AI] Healthy vs Hype: The State of AI in Healthcare
Join panelists from the world of healthcare and AI in a discussion that separates out the hype from reality.
· Track Sessions
[Healthcare] Healthcare Startup Funding
Everything you need to know about healthcare startup funding
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] 15-Minute Lightning Talks
Hear quick lightning talks about the key components of a strong company agreement and personal branding for career opportunities
· Track Sessions
[Gaming & Esports] Women in Gaming and Esports
Our panelists breakdown the barriers women have to overcome on a daily basis to exist in this space.
· Track Sessions
[AI] Why Dallas for Autonomous Transportation?
Join panelists from some of the largest companies driving autonomous transportation to hear their take.
· Main Stage
[Disrupt Dallas] Understanding Franchising with Ashley Lamothe
Hear from Ashley Lamothe, the youngest black female franchise owner in Chic-fil-A history, about franchising fundamentals.
· Main Stage
[Special Event] Official Launch Party & Startup Alley - Kara Goldin Keynote
The Launch Party & Startup Alley will kick off the DSW with a presentation from CEO of Hint, Kara Goldin. Followed by virtual networking and Startup Alley
Kara  Goldin
· Expo
[Special Event] Official Launch Party & Startup Alley - Startup Alley
The Launch Party & Startup Alley will kick off the DSW. Head on over to the expo tab check out some local startups and what they do
· Networking
[Special Event] Official Launch Party & Startup Alley - Networking
The Launch Party & Startup Alley will kick off the DSW. Head on over to the networking tab to meet and get to know other attendees
· Main Stage
[Venture] Preparing for Fundraising
Join a Consulting CFO with CLA, as he provides an introduction to the fundraising process for startups and how to prepare.
· Expo
[Coding] Meet Codeup - part 3
Codeup expanded to Dallas! You'll get the chance to talk to the team one-on-one and ask them any questions you may have about their bootcamp or programs..
· Track Sessions
[Arts & Entertainment] Lady Creatives in Business
Hear the real life stories of how top female creatives overcame the status quo!
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[Coding] How to Use Protection: An AppSec Talk for Startups
High level overview of SAST and DAST scanning and how you can implement them into your Standard Development Lifecycle
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[Coding] Creating Shippable Software (Immutable builds)
Simplify many aspects of software development and operations by preventing common issues related to mutability.
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[Arts & Entertainment] Plug in: DSW Music Showcase
Send your fattest beats or melodic melodies to [email protected] and we’re going to hook you up and plug you in to get real feedback.
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[Healthcare] Healthcare Startup Support - Getting Started & How
Strategies on getting started and ecosystem support for startups
· Main Stage
[WOI] Five Things to Do For Your Business When You Leave Today
Women of Innovation keynote with Co-founder and CEO of BeautyBio, Jamie O'banion
Jamie O'Banion
· Track Sessions
[Coding] Culture of Innovation
How you can use hackathons or the hackathon mentality to grow your team and your business.
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[Coding] How to Land Your First Developer Job
Join Codeup, for a fireside chat with two bootcamp grads on their career transitions and what it took to land their first professional development jobs.
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[Arts & Entertainment] Leveraging Social Media as a Creative Entrepreneur
In today’s age we have to always be branded and one free way to do that is to use social media. Learn the tips from digital influencers!
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[Healthcare] Healthcare Startup Law
Stay out of trouble! Securities and Healthcare laws you must know when running a health startup
· Main Stage
[WOI] Power of Branding
Women of Innovation Keynote with Curls Beauty Brands Founder and CEO, Mahisha Dellinger
Mahisha Dellinger
· Track Sessions
[Marketing] Marketing Dream Team: How the World's Biggest Brands Think About Marketing
In this panel, you’ll hear from brand marketers on how they approach the marketing landscape and how to apply their tips and tricks.
· Expo
[WOI] Women's Marketplace
Love shopping local? Browse local female-owned small businesses at the Women of Innovation Women's Marketplace.
· Expo
[Coding] Meet Codeup - part 4
Codeup expanded to Dallas! You'll get the chance to talk to the team one-on-one and ask them any questions you may have about their bootcamp or programs..
· Main Stage
[Coding] Navigating Imposter Syndrome - Jason Straughan
Imposter Syndrome can be an obstacle to overcome in a career in tech, and in this talk, we learn how to successfully navigate the challenges.
· Track Sessions
[AI] Operationalizing AI: The real work is still to come...
Hear from AI industry veterans how they're approaching this new era of Artificial Intelligence, and what are the opportunities for entrepreneurs?
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[Venture] Inclusive Investing: Perspectives on Equity in Venture Capital
This panel will highlight perspectives from women and minorities in VC on what it takes to make the industry more inclusive and how entrepreneurs.
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[Social Impact] The Social Impact of 2020
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion and hear from leaders on how this year has challenged our worldview and what comes next.
· Main Stage
[Healthcare] Healthcare Innovation
Join BCBSTX and the C1 Innovation Lab for a discussion about health innovation through the lens of transformation, societal changes, and the global pandemic.
· Track Sessions
[Marketing] An Agency Panel: Tips & Tricks for Startup Marketing from Agency Leaders
If you afford an agency, learn some of the most helpful tools that agencies have to launch brands and make a splash in the marketing world.
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[Venture] Funding the Early Stages of Your Venture
This session focuses on early-stage fundraising insights and tools to help dramatically increase your odds of success.
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[AI] Where's the Money
Join us and speaker Seth Page on the state of Artificial Intelligence investment today.
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[Social Impact] Change the Culture: Building a More Diverse Workplace
Our experts on DEI will discuss how business can stay committed to diversity and inclusion and create a workplace that reflects the world we want to see.
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[Social Impact] Innovation for Good: A Conversation with Blaine Cowart and Jen Sanders
These two women know that through big ideas and technology, nonprofits and companies can do more and benefit a greater amount of people.
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[Marketing] Future of Marketing Post COVID-19
Hear from marketing leaders about how the landscape will continue to change, and how you can be equipped to market your business during and after a pandemic.
· Main Stage
[Special Event] Innovation in co-working in a COVID-19 world
Common Desk CEO discusses his entrepreneurial journey and provides insight on how entrepreneurs can continue to innovate as well as find community in COVID-19
· Networking
Networking
Join us for some face to face time! Pop in any time from 4:45 to 5:45 in the Networking tab...then we'll kick off the keynote speech at 6pm.
· Main Stage
[Special Event] Premiere Keynote Event
Some of DFW's most successful athletes talk about the similarities between athletics and entrepreneurism as well as the challenges and successes they faced
Nastia Liukin Darren Woodson
· Track Sessions
[Cybersecurity] Advanced Cybersecurity Startups: How to Work with Large Enterprise Companies
his session is geared towards dealing and contracting with these big businesses and organizations.
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[Marketing] Anatomy of Video: How to Use Video in Marketing for your Startup
Learn from video pros on how to capture your business and excite audiences with video marketing.
· Main Stage
[WOI] How Women are Leading Innovation in DFW
Hear from CEO of Texan by Nature about how embracing your uniqueness can help you take your organization to the next level of success.
· Track Sessions
[Cybersecurity] The Evolving Cybersecurity Regulatory Framework: What Startups Need to Know
This session brings to light these issues including the challenges and opportunities that face startups in the cybersecurity space.
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[Defense Innovation] Texas Defense Innovation Ecosystem
Join us for a conversation with ecosystem stakeholders to discuss the current state of the defense industry as well as insights into future endeavors.
· Main Stage
[WOI] Do You Really Know Your Customer: Customer Segmentation is Key to Success
Join panelists to hear how they target specific customers within their already established audiences for increased success.
· Track Sessions
[Marketing] Neatly Put Together
In this presentation you will scratch the surface on how you can direct order and guide attention.
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[Defense Innovation] How Smalls Can Win Big with Department of Defense
As a founder, entrepreneur, or just a curious individual, check out this session to learn about the keys to success in government contracting.
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[Marketing] Hacking the IG and Social Media Marketing Code
Hear from social media innovators on how to stay on top of the ever changing landscape and get your brand noticed online.
· Main Stage
[WOI] Fireside Chat: Breaking Through the Clutter - Do You Have the Right Value Proposition?
· Main Stage
[WOI] The Key to Financial Management: Keeping Your Eye on ROI
Keynote presentation with Co-founder and CEO of Powerhandz, Danyel Surrency-Jones
· Track Sessions
[Defense Innovation] Tech Transfer and Commercialization in Texas
Hear from stakeholders throughout the technology transfer and commercialization ecosystem discuss Texas’ current initiatives and how startups can approach them.
· Main Stage
[WOI] How Do You Measure Success: Ensuring You Have the Right Metrics
· Track Sessions
[Blockchain] State of Ethereum by Ethereum Foundation
Join Hudson Jameson of the Ethereum Foundation provide an update on the state of Ethereum.
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[Social Impact] Starting a Non-Profit in Times of Crisis
In this session, we'll talk about about rising to meet a critical challenge, mobilizing resources and partners, and quickly scaling operations..
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[Blockchain] Blockchain Platforms Panel Discussion
On this panel, representatives of the leading blockchain platforms will share their vision for the future.
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[Personal Development] Personal Growth + Personal Branding - How to develop both on and offline
Panelists will provide insight on what how they have developed personal growth as well as branding on and offline authentically.
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[Social Impact] Postpone and Pivot: How the Local Arts are Surviving (and Inspiring)
Hear from leaders on how the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the Dallas arts community, and what they're doing to secure their future.
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[WOI] - WEDallas Vision Boarding Interactive Session
Join WEDallas for a vision boarding session to wrap up the Women of Innovation summit. You'll take what you learned and visualize your new goals
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[Personal Development] Mental Strength Strategies - Surviving Startup Surprises
Action items and tangible takeaways from these panelists who have built their mental strength and resilience when challenges occur.
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[Blockchain] Dallas Blockchain Pioneers - The Growth of a Community
In this discussion, hear the story of this community’s history and how it plans to continue to grow.
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[Social Impact] How to Quit Your Job and Find Your Purpose
These leaders teach us that although it may be difficult, chasing your dreams isn't impossible.
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[Personal Development] Startup Stories - unique founders share unique startup stories
This fireside chat will discuss how big businesses local to Dallas, started with a single person and a simple idea.
· Networking
Networking
Back by popular demand! Join us from 4:45 to 5:45 in the Networking tab for some f2f, then we'll kick off the State of Entrepreneurship event at 6pm.
· Expo
[Special Event] The State of Entrepreneurship
The State of Entrepreneurship has become a tradition for celebrating the people, places, and passions that keep the DFW ecosystem thriving.
· Main Stage
[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] Welcome Address: Avoid These Common Pitfalls & Make the Jump!
· Track Sessions
[Legal] Ask a Lawyer
This session is driven by the audience, and will cover a wide range of topics. Come with questions, and prepare to be engaged!
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[Gaming & Esports] Cultivating Competition: An Inside Look at Gaming Venues and Grassroots Communities
Our panelists discuss what it takes to grow a competitive community, and how each of their venues serve as the glue to hold communities together.
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[Defense Innovation] Defense Innovation Keynote with Brigadier General Gregory P. Chaney
Join us for this keynote from Brigadier General (BG) Gregory P. Chaney, Commander of the Texas Army National Guard and the Deputy Adjutant General – Army.
· Main Stage
[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] From Startup to Rockstar
Hear two of DFW’s fastest growing tech companies discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and what it takes to launch, grow and successfully run a tech company.
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[AR/VR] How XR is Transforming Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Join Co-Founder of Neuro Rehab VR for a presentation of the future of Virtual and Augmented Reality as it pertains to investment in the healthtech industry.
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[Gaming & Esports] The Path to Pro: What It Takes to Play Games Professionally
Gain insights on what it takes to not only become a pro player, but more importantly, what it takes to stay at the top.
· Main Stage
[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] Staying True to Startup Culture Past Major Growth
An interview between Hesam Hosseini, CEO of Match.com and Danielle Abril, Tech Reporter at Fortune Magazine.
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[AR/VR] The Past, Present, and Future of Mobile Augmented Reality Hardware
Join Head of Production at Groove Jones for a presentation that will give startups and entrepreneurs the tools to properly utilize spatial computing devices.
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[Cybersecurity] Developing Your Security Foundation: A Guide for Start Ups and Small Businesses
Dell will walk you through the security threat landscape, how COVID-19 affects security, where to start your security measures, and more.
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[Gaming & Esports] AAA: The Evolution of Game Development
Join us to discuss the evolution of game development, both in Dallas, and as a whole.
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[Legal] Legislative Update - What's changed and what to pay attention to
Overview of the key changes in the state and federal law over the past year and how those changes impact entrepreneurs.
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[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] How to work with my corporation AMA (Ask Me Anything)
Hop in to this session to speak with corporate innovation leaders and learn how to engage with their companies!
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[Retail] Turning Brick-and-Mortar Browsers into Buyers
Speakers from Under Armour, Mckinsey, Ground Level Insights, and Crave Retail discuss practical ways to drive top-line growth.
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[Social Impact] How EarthX Put Dallas on the Map for Environmental Change
Sit down with Trammell Crow and Lynn McBee of EarthX, the world's largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival.
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[Defense Innovation] Prime Contractor Reverse Pitch
Defense contractors pitch the solutions they are working on with the Department of Defense to develop and looking for startups' help with.
· Main Stage
[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] State of Corporate Venture
A panel of experts from some of the largest corporations in the world discuss how their companies work with and invest in startups.
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[Retail] Inventing New Retail Concepts
Come join us as we learn about unconventional retail concepts that are transforming the retail industry.
· Main Stage
[Corporate Startup Innovation Summit] What I Learned Raising $2M for my Startup
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[Social Impact] Social Impact in the Age of Legal Cannabis and Hemp
Texas is uniquely situated at the forefront of new industries that can provide economic and environmentally sustainable solutions for the future
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[Legal] Entity Basics: Everything you need to know to get started
This session will walk through different business entity types, and discuss filings, EINs, and basic forms.
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[Legal] Introduction to intellectual property law for startups
This session will cover trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.

Speakers

Jamie O'Banion

CEO, BeautyBio

Mahisha Dellinger

Founder and CEO, Curls Beauty Brands

Terersa Mackintosh

CEO, Trintech

Kara Goldin

Hint Inc., Founder and CEO

Darren Woodson

Partner @ esrp, and former Dallas Cowboy

Nastia Liukin

5-time Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur

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