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Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth

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· Panther City Stage
GEW Fort Worth Kickoff Celebration
Kickoff GEW Fort Worth with our leadership team and featured guest Jonathan Ortmans, founder and president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).
· Funkytown Sessions
Seed Round 101
Andrew Kussmaul, a startup and venture capital attorney, will cover the ins and outs of raising your seed round.
· Panther City Stage
GEW Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Mayor Betsy Price sits down to talk about entrepreneurship in Fort Worth in this exclusive GEW Town Hall session.
· Funkytown Sessions
Boost your Business with Instagram Story School
Instagram Story School with Facebook and the Fort Worth Chamber
· Panther City Stage
Accelerate DFW - Pitch Battle 2020
16 entrepreneurs will present their pitch in video format, 4 per day, The viewers will vote on the pitch they like the best each day. Winner Takes All.
· Funkytown Sessions
Business Equity in Fort Worth
Learn about resources available to local minority- and women-owned businesses.
· Panther City Stage
The Top 6 Challenges That Solopreneurs Face
Mini Mastermind Session featuring 6 entrepreneurs / early stage/solopreneur, come prepared with their challenge.
· Panther City Stage
UNT Health Science Center Startup Series with Jonathan Ortmans
Join us for a one-on-one discussion with Jonathan Ortmans, the man behind Global Entrepreneurship Week.
· Panther City Stage
Closing America’s Entrepreneurship Gap
Join Us as We Discuss Best Practices on Closing America’s Entrepreneurship Gap.
· Funkytown Sessions
It’s Never Too Early to Think Global
Come learn the “secret sauce” of the Nordics and how it can be applied to DFW and your startup.
· Funkytown Sessions
Seminario Para Negocios Hispanos
Principios de Contabilidad
· Panther City Stage
UTA Maverick Startup Stories: The Good, The Bad & The Messy
Starting a business includes good and bad, messy and mundane days. UT Arlington alumni share lessons learned along their journeys.
· Funkytown Sessions
Replicate Reality: How XR is Saving our Planet and your Body
XR Guru Veena Somareddy will moderate a panel where we explore the nature of changing our reality, and the reality of changing nature.
· Panther City Stage
Entrepreneur Jonathan Morris, Live From Backlot Studio!
Fort Worth's Jonathan Morris, the star of Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network Series "Self Employed", speaks on entrepreneurship.
· Funkytown Sessions
Investing In Your Agency During a Pandemic
Investing in your agency during a pandemic - building the case for increased fundraising goals in uncertain economic times.
· Panther City Stage
Sparkyard Presents: A Conversation with Ecosystem Builder Dane Stangler
Learn about the dashboard Dane is designing that tracks key metrics in Fort Worth's entrepreneurial ecosystem to be launched on Sparkyard.
· Panther City Stage
HSC Innovates: Resources for Biotech Entrepreneurs
Are you a researcher, an entrepreneur needing equipment, or a space to launch your biotech company? HSC offers solutions!
· Funkytown Sessions
Transformations; Change Maker, Change Manager
The 21st Century will be one of constant transformation. This is the largest entrepreneurial opportunity in the history of the world.
· Funkytown Sessions
What's Your Stopping Distance? Slowing Down to Speed Up
Trust yourself more & distinguish "is that fear or wisdom talking?" Learn to slow down, hear clearly, take appropriate action.
· Panther City Stage
Innovate Fort Worth Podcast featuring Kevin Henry
Innovate Fort Worth is the podcast where we highlight local innovation and the people bringing those innovations to market.
· Funkytown Sessions
Children and Entrepreneurship
Teaching kids entrepreneurship is simple. Any parent can start planting seeds for the future today. The pay-off is life-long.
· Panther City Stage
Accelerate DFW - Pitch Battle 2020
16 entrepreneurs will present their pitch in video format, 4 per day, The viewers will vote on the pitch they like the best each day. Winner Takes All.
· Funkytown Sessions
Business Fundamentals: Planning, Funding, Operating
Ever wonder how to start a business? We'll help you learn.
· Funkytown Sessions
Build a Better Business Plan
Learn about the elements of a successful -- and flexible -- business plan.
· Panther City Stage
State of Entrepreneurship
State of Entrepreneurship invites you to join entrepreneurs, innovators, the "movers and shakers" to discuss entrepreneurship in Fort Worth.
· Funkytown Sessions
Planning the Perfect Partnership!
This session will cover the 6 essential steps to discuss with your potential partner before creating a partnership.
· Funkytown Sessions
Urban Entrepreneurship: The Plight of Blacks in Business
A discussion on issues currently faced among black Entrepreneurs and some of the initiatives taking place across the nation to address them.
· Funkytown Sessions
Envisioning Entrepreneurship
Learn how the Fort Worth Envision Center and Fort Worth Public Library support entrepreneurship in the community.
· Panther City Stage
UNT Health Science Center Startup Series with Kate Hodel
Join HSC as we interview Kate Hodel as part of our Startup Series.
· Funkytown Sessions
EdTech & Equity in DFW Schools
Covid has made existing education and tech knowledge inequities even more prevalent in DFW--how can we fix this?
· Funkytown Sessions
Education + Entrepreneurship: Changing Communities
Harold Hogue, founder of Cospero Consulting, talks how social entrepreneurs can transform communities with vision, resilience + relationship
· Panther City Stage
UTA MavPitch Winners: Creating Impact
Winners of UT Arlington’s MavPitch student business plan competition discuss the importance of building social impact into their startups.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Power of CONNECTIONS for Women Entrepreneurs
There is power in how Women Entrepreneurs create, strengthen, and leverage connections in business.
· Networking
GEW Networking
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· Funkytown Sessions
Global Entrepreneurship: Health, Behavior and Technology
· Funkytown Sessions
Motivate, Inspire, Inform & Empower
Feel like giving up or giving in? Don't! Identify your strategy, remove obstacles and identify resources to move your business forward.
· Funkytown Sessions
New Retail Safety Practices + Innovation During A Pandemic
Jim Dunlap will discuss ways Kendra Scott is innovating + infusing the space with technology that optimizes the customer shopping experience.
· Funkytown Sessions
Technology Policy Updates and Predictions
In this fireside chat we will discuss changes to the regulations governing tech companies, and where policy is likely to go moving forward.
· Funkytown Sessions
Important Terms in a Term Sheet
· Funkytown Sessions
Entrepreneurship and Inclusion Across the World
1 MCFW has a mission and vision to promote inclusivity. Join us as these amazing entrepreneurs share their business ideas.
· Funkytown Sessions
Overcoming the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship
Participants of this Event will benefit from the experiences and expertise of a seasoned, Serial Entrepreneur, Victor Vonico Johnson.
· Panther City Stage
Innovate Fort Worth Podcast featuring Elyse Dickerson
Innovate Fort Worth is the podcast where we highlight local innovation and the people bringing those innovations to market.
· Funkytown Sessions
Marketing Poker: How to Play the Game & Win
Marketing can be overwhelming with all of your options where do you start. Build the best hand possible to win at marketing.
· Panther City Stage
Accelerate DFW - Pitch Battle 2020
16 entrepreneurs will present their pitch in video format, 4 per day, The viewers will vote on the pitch they like the best each day. Winner Takes All.
· Funkytown Sessions
Tinh thần khởi nghiệp người Việt tại Hoa Kỳ
Từ khởi nghiệp cho tới công ty triệu đô – Hành trình đáng kinh ngạc của công ty LURACO Technologies.
· Panther City Stage
Introduction to TCC's Everyday Entrepreneur Fund
Introducing TCC's Everyday Entrepreneur Fund Program to help launch underfunded entrepreneurs, with a focus on community-based start-ups.
· Funkytown Sessions
From Waste to Worth: The Limitless Frontier of Byproducts
City of Fort Worth's Material Management Team discusses the growing opportunity for entrepreneurship in expanding waste economy.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Essential Eight - How to Host an Effective Event
Hosting events can cost a lot of time and money. Set your event up for success by learning how to use The Essential Eight.
· Panther City Stage
UNT Health Science Center Startup Series with John Dearie
Join HSC as we interview John Dearie, the founder and President of the Center for American Entrepreneurship.
· Expo Hall
Startup Crawl
Meet the startups! Join local businesses in our Expo Hall & explore the DFW entrepreneurial scene - virtually!
· Funkytown Sessions
Learn to Dream: Latinx Entrepreneurship in Fort Worth
Panel discussion with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and members of the local Latinx business community.
· Panther City Stage
How to Make Money With a Drone: Starting a Drone Business
You may be thinking that now is the time to start a drone business. But wonder why now and where should I start? We are here to guide you.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Power of COLLABORATION for Women Entrepreneurs
Collaboration, rather than competition, has the power to create stronger outcomes for Women Entrepreneurs.
· Panther City Stage
UTA Maverick Resources for Startup Success
The North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem provides many opportunities to help entrepreneurial-minded students successfully build a business.
· Networking
GEW Networking
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· Funkytown Sessions
Grow Your Woman Owned Business
Grow Your Woman Owned Business with these Local & National Resources
· Panther City Stage
Entrepaidneur Presents: Automation Hacks for Entrepreneurs
Entrepaidneur Presents: Automation Hacks for Entrepreneurs.Top Productivity & Automation Hacks for Startup Entrepreneurs.
· Funkytown Sessions
Rapid Prototyping: Reducing Risk & Saving Your Investors' Money
Art Tsymbal, CEO of Ukrainian product design agency, explains how to validate your business hypothesis quickly and test app prototypes.
· Panther City Stage
Finding Your Brand DNA Real Time
Find your uniqueness and learn to leverage it to create more influence, impact, and income. Set yourself apart from all the noise.
· Networking
GEW Networking
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· Funkytown Sessions
The UN SDGs and why they should be driving your business.
Why every entrepreneur should be using the United Nations SDGs to shape their business idea and guide their business for long-term success.
· Panther City Stage
Accelerate DFW - Pitch Battle 2020
16 entrepreneurs will present their pitch in video format, 4 per day, The viewers will vote on the pitch they like the best each day. Winner Takes All.
· Funkytown Sessions
Fundraising beyond the Friends and Family Round
Hear from investors across the size spectrum - early stage to private equity - about the fundraising process.
· Funkytown Sessions
A Roadmap to Support the Future of Underserved Entrepreneurs
CTL is launching a community-driven roadmap to strengthen the County’s small business ecosystem for low-income entrepreneurs.
· Funkytown Sessions
PR for Businesses: Leveraging Press and Media for Exposure
This panel will discuss actionable tips on how businesses can utilize the press and media to leverage brand awareness and exposure.
· Funkytown Sessions
Global Perspectives on Link Between Diversity & Innovation
The Link Between Diversity & Innovation from the Perspective of the Global Community in DFW.
· Panther City Stage
Innovate Fort Worth Podcast featuring Tamara Payne
Innovate Fort Worth is the podcast where we highlight local innovation and the people bringing those innovations to market.
· Funkytown Sessions
Advice from Angels
Join Fort Worth's premier investment group, Cowtown Angels and Revitalize Charging Solutions, as they dive into the world of Angel funding.
· Funkytown Sessions
Orchids + Sweet Tea Mixed with Southern Hospitality
A prominent food stylist and recipe developer turned entrepreneur shares how a passion in the kitchen turned into profit on camera!
· Funkytown Sessions
Elections & The Stock Market
A review of how past elections have impacted stock markets from American Funds.
· Panther City Stage
UNT Health Science Center Startup Series featuring Tarrant County Startup Stats
Join HSC as we interview Marco Johnson from Sparkyard, and Trent Barron, Pitchbook data analyst, to discuss critical startup stats.
· Funkytown Sessions
How to Build Financial Security
Interactive and educational session to create your personal, professional and financial vision and plan.
· Panther City Stage
The Big Idea Competition at the Texas Startups
Join us as we bring together top students to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas to a panel of judges. Keynote by Mark Cuban!
· Funkytown Sessions
Behind the Mask: State of Entrepreneurship Post COVID-19
A conversation on the new norm of Entrepreneurship after the pandemic.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Power of COMMUNITY for Women Entrepreneurs
Connections lead to collaboration and community is what gives Women Entrepreneurs the opportunity to lift up and support one another in all aspects of life.
· Funkytown Sessions
Simple Steps to Starting Up Your Business
Learn the steps to starting a business with SCORE Fort Worth.
· Funkytown Sessions
REDTalk Business Community Forum
This event is a panel discussion about how business owners are growing through COVID using strategic partnerships.
· Panther City Stage
Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Finale
Finale for the BPC, competitors will get time to quick pitch their business for exposure, and top 3 will do a pitch plus Q&A for a prize.
· Funkytown Sessions
University Entrepreneurial Programs International Roundtable
What can universities do to increase entrepreneurship in DFW?
· Funkytown Sessions
Coffee with the Chamber - Up Your Networking Game!
Meet, make connections, bring coffee!
· Panther City Stage
UTA Maverick Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Learn how UT Arlington’s diverse student body are blazing trails for other women and minorities to create impacts as entrepreneurs.
· Funkytown Sessions
Startup Nation Israel: Tiny Place, Big Innovation
Learn how a young country New Jersey's size and population became an innovation giant and what we can learn and apply to accelerate growth.
· Networking
Impact Fort Worth Networking
· Panther City Stage
Accelerate DFW - Pitch Battle
16 entrepreneurs will present their pitch in video format, 4 per day, The viewers will vote on the pitch they like the best each day. Winner Takes All.
· Funkytown Sessions
Impact Fort Worth
Impact Fort Worth is an initiative to help our cities build back better through social innovation. This year's theme is Agents For Change.
· Panther City Stage
Impact Fort Worth
Impact Fort Worth is an initiative to help our cities build back better through social innovation. This year's theme is Agents For Change.
· Funkytown Sessions
SMU E-Club Elevator Pitch Competition
The SMU Entrepreneurship Club is hosting an elevator pitch competition for their students to compete in front of an outside panel of judges.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Money Mindset + Serial Entrepreneurship
This fireside chat will be an intimate Q&A with globally renowned entrepreneur and host of the #1 motivational podcast, Sean Croxton.
· Funkytown Sessions
Mindfulness for High Achievers
How Peace and Presence will multiply your Profits.
· Funkytown Sessions
The Future of Green Startups for DFW
In this event, eCarra as well as other area green startups will explore the future of eco-friendly startups, sustainability and more.
· Funkytown Sessions
Amplifying 817: Music Entrepreneurship in Fort Worth
Members of the local music industry will discuss arts entrepreneurship in North Texas.
· Networking
GEW Networking
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· Panther City Stage
GEW Fort Worth Closing Session
Join our Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth Team for our closing session!

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