Meet the New CEO of bionorthTX
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the New CEO of bionorthTX

Join bionorthTX for their meet and greet as they introduce their new CEO!

Held at the Beck Group, this will be a complimentary networking event as they introduce their new leadership, hear his plans for the year ahead, and take suggestions for how they can best serve our shared community.

Lite refreshments will be served and parking will be available in area garages.

Make sure to RSVP here!

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Dec
21
to Jan 2

TechFW Office CLOSED for the Holidays

TechFW Office will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 21st to Wednesday, January 2nd. We will reopen on Thursday, January 3rd. Please email us if you need immediate assistance at hayden@techfortworth.org. Enjoy your holidays with family and friends and we look forward to another great year at TechFW!

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INVITATION ONLY: TechFW 9th Holiday Potluck
Dec
7
11:30 AM11:30

INVITATION ONLY: TechFW 9th Holiday Potluck

For Clients, Graduates and Special Friends of TechFW!

1. Make or buy your favorite dish(es) to share.
2. Everyone gets to vote for the winners!
3. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place:
     a. Finger Foods – anything that doesn’t require a utensil
     b. Crockpot – must be cooked in and served from a crockpot (outlets will be provided)
     c. Dessert – It better be sweet!
4. If you want to be in the running for the prizes, be sure to get a number for your dish from Teresa before 11:30.

Even if you can’t cook or don’t want to compete, come and help us eat all the food (there will be plenty!).

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EpICMavs - Wrap-up/Networking Party
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

EpICMavs - Wrap-up/Networking Party

A free weekly interactive, conversational entrepreneurship series designed to help entrepreneurs get started. It's open to all entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem.

Weekly sessions are held at the UTA's Startup Lounge. The Startup Lounge is a collision space for entrepreneurs on and off campus. We provide entrepreneurial resources including seminar series and working/meeting spaces.

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War Stories From A Successful Entrepreneur
Dec
4
4:30 PM16:30

War Stories From A Successful Entrepreneur

Join us for our final TechNest of 2018 sponsored by Hub International, with Michael Hetzel.

Micheal is a compelling speaker with over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the manufacturing and service industries. He is a serial entrepreneur with countless "lessons learned" that he will be sharing in an intimate setting tomorrow.

Come have a drink on us and enjoy learning from a fellow successful entrepreneur.

RSVP here!

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EpICMavs - Pricing at the UTA Startup Lounge
Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs - Pricing at the UTA Startup Lounge

A free weekly interactive, conversational entrepreneurship series designed to help entrepreneurs get started. It's open to all entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem.

Weekly sessions are held at the UTA's Startup Lounge. The Startup Lounge is a collision space for entrepreneurs on and off campus. We provide entrepreneurial resources including seminar series and working/meeting spaces.

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TechNest - Employee Retention
Nov
27
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest - Employee Retention

TechNest is a free weekly interactive, entrepreneurial session designed for entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other. It's open to all entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem. The meetup is held (almost) every Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:00 PM at TechFW.

Don't forget to RSVP. See you there!

TechFW, where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs learn and grow.

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TechNest - Protect Yourself
Nov
27
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest - Protect Yourself

TechNest is a free weekly interactive, entrepreneurial session designed for entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other. It's open to all entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem. The meetup is held (almost) every Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:00 PM at TechFW.

Don't forget to RSVP. See you there!

TechFW, where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs learn and grow.

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TechNest - CYA: The True ROI of Investing in Safety Early
Nov
20
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest - CYA: The True ROI of Investing in Safety Early

You won't want to miss this week! It's a topic that is easily pushed to the back burner and can cost you and your company significantly in the long run. We are honored to have Albert "Win" Williams share his wealth of knowledge in the importance of safety planning. Read more about him below. He will discuss how workplace injuries and crashes affect the bottom line and some risk management techniques to help prevent injuries/crashes. We will see you then!

Thank you to our November TechNest Sponsor: HUB International

Win Williams brings over 20 years of experience in the environmental, health, and safety industry.
As the SVP and Central South Regional Leader for HUB International, Mr. Williams overseas risk consulting activities in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
As an environmental, health and safety (EHS) consultant, Mr. Williams performed a wide array of safety/environmental services in a variety of industries. This included safety services such as audits/inspections, training, regulatory/compliance reviews, and program development, and environmental services such as Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and industrial hygiene exposure monitoring of industrial, agricultural, and commercial properties. Mr. Williams has also performed asbestos inspection, design, and project management activities.

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EpICMavs - Negotiation at the UTA Startup Lounge
Nov
15
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs - Negotiation at the UTA Startup Lounge

A free weekly interactive, conversational entrepreneurship series designed to help entrepreneurs get started. It's open to all entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem.

Weekly sessions are held at the UTA's Startup Lounge. The Startup Lounge is a collision space for entrepreneurs on and off campus. We provide entrepreneurial resources including seminar series and working/meeting spaces.

On 11/15, we will have Negotiation as our topic. You will benefit from attending this session because who does not have to negotiate in life??? The speaker will give you specific tips and skills on how to negotiate in different situation.

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 Start Up Crawl FW + After Party
Nov
15
4:30 PM16:30

Start Up Crawl FW + After Party

The Startup Crawl FW is one of the signature events for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. The crawl is all about finding out what cool businesses are being built right under your nose. It like a pub crawl for startups in the Fort Worth community and the resources that help them. Crawlers will start the crawl at one of four locations that offer services and resources to entrepreneurs and startups.

1. Jack Morton Business Accelerator, Texas Wesleyan University, 3114 E. Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105

2. Tarrant County College Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76119

3. UTARI (UTA Research Institute), 7300 Jack Newell Blvd South, Fort Worth, TX 76118

4. Handley Wedding District, corner of East Lancaster and Handley Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76112

Participants travel from location to location via car to explore the Eastside of Fort Worth at the second Startup Crawl FW. The Crawl is designed as a "hop on, hop off" event, where participants can start at any of the locations. For more information on what you will experience at these locations, visit Startup Crawl Fort Worth.

At 7 pm join us for an after party at 4 Color Press, 3300 Lawnwood, Fort Worth, TX 76111 to connect with all the other Crawlers! 4 Color Press will share their entrepreneurial story and also demonstrate how to creatively use decomissioned shipping containers for offices and rooms inside a warehouse space.

The Crawl runs from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The After Party is 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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The Power of WE! (Women Entrepreneurs) - Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Power of WE! (Women Entrepreneurs) - Global Entrepreneurship Week

  • The Woman's Club of Fort Worth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018, discover The Power of Women Entrepreneurs through the GEW Women collaboration initiative. This event brings together dozens of organizations and resources in Tarrant County through collaboration, sharing of resources, and inspiration to highlight how women work together and lift each other now more than ever.

Join us for a night of celebrating the power of female entrepreneurs that includes:

  • Mentor Connections

  • Roundtable Collaboration Exercise

  • Resource Circle

  • State of Female Entrepreneurs

  • Call to Action for Women Entrepreneurs

  • Food and refreshments

  • Inspiration and encouragement

The first activity starts promptly at 6pm! Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Who is this For? Female entrepreneurs, young women, and aspiring business owners, along with the men and the community who support and encourage them.

Special thank you to our host location: The Fort Worth Woman's Club

Collaborative Organizations

  • The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

  • Tarrant County College

  • NAWBO DFW

  • PeopleFund

  • Launch DFW

  • La Gran Plaza

  • Brazen DFW

  • 101 Prep

  • Tanglewood Moms / Madeworthy Magazine

  • SCORE Ft. Worth

  • Fort Worth Woman

  • Better Business Bureau Ft. Worth

  • Plaid for Women

  • 1 Million Cups Fort Worth

  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

  • Rising Tide Initiative

  • Accelerate DFW

  • Tarrant Small Business Development Center

  • TCU Neeley School of Business

  • Women's Business Council Southwest

  • FortWorthWoman.com

  • Texas Wesleyan University

  • Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • TCU Entrepreneurship Club

  • Women's Legacy Conference

  • Lift Fund

  • The Alternative Board

  • UTA Startup Lounge

  • Ft. Worth Office of Small Business

  • Suite 101 / Bitz 'N Pieces

  • YouthEntrepreneurs.org

  • Eastside Fort Worth Economic Development

  • Executive Women's Forum
    ...and more.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018: 11/8 - 11/16

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

GEW Women celebrates female entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, investors and other startup champions, while offering opportunities to expand their networks, identify resources and share knowledge with other women around the world.

View all the GEW Ft. Worth events: www.gewfortworth.com.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 1MC 5 Year Anniversary
Nov
14
8:00 AM08:00

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 1MC 5 Year Anniversary

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018

After five years, the connectivity at 1 Million Cups remains as strong as the coffee. Enjoy our anniversary of our first pour in Fort Worth with our trademark brew — startups delivering pitches to an audience — along with some coffee too. As entrepreneurs, we understand the unique challenges that come with starting a business, and 1 Million Cups offers the chance to support the innovators within our community.

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GEW Week 2018 UTA Startup-Con
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

GEW Week 2018 UTA Startup-Con

  • The University of Texas at Arlington Nedderman Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018, we are having UTA Startup-Con!!! We will start with a "venting sessions" where we can talk about small and big issues that annoy us. Then, we have a panel discussions on using co-working spaces when you are starting your business, and another one with several entrepreneurs sharing their journeys. The topic for our Key Note will be the importance of having mentors when you're starting a business.

How do we start a business on a budget? We will have several local entrepreneurs to share their experience, tips and resources available. 

Here is a tentative time table:
Noon-1pm "Not All Heroes wear capes" Let's talk about things that annoys us. You may be a hero with knowledge and solutions that can solve problems for others! @Nedderman Hall Atrium
1:00-2:00 pm Networking
2:15-3:00 Coworking space Panel @Nedderman Hall 100
3:15-4:00 Startup Panel @Nedderman Hall 100
4:15-5:00 Key note speaker on the importance of having a mentor while you start your business @Nedderman Hall 100

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Learn Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Learn Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 invites you to hear from Veteran entrepreneurs. You’ve been wanting to take your great idea and turn it into a business but just aren’t sure how to get started. Maybe you have a good start but need to have access to some critical resources in the area. Whatever phase of startup you are in -- this event is for you. Hear from experts in the field of business plan writing, financing, marketing/social media, and law. We will take time for formally honor our Veteran’s and offer them some personal mentoring from Veteran entrepreneur peers. Get registered now – seating is limited!

Event will last about 5 hours with a registration and networking time at the beginning and a closing for about 30 minutes at the end of the night. Appetizers and drinks provided.

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Youth Entrepreneurs - Lone Start Pitch IT Competition
Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

Youth Entrepreneurs - Lone Start Pitch IT Competition

  • Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus - Building NCAB 1111 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 is excited to invite you to come see the youngest entrants to the entrepreneurship space at this Business Pitch ITCompetition that will feature the top 18 high school students/teams from the greater DFW area. Each student/team will have 3 minutes to pitch their business idea/plan and will then engage in a 3 minute Q & A session. Once judging is complete – winners will be announced!

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Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Worth Nov. 9th-11th
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Worth Nov. 9th-11th

  • Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Can you really start a business in 54 hours? You CAN at Startup Weekend!

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place for startup enthusiasts, innovators, designers, developers, marketers and creatives to come together in one weekend to pitch, create and launch a business.This 54-hour event is dedicated to fostering new business ideas while strengthening the Fort Worth entrepreneurial community. The real value comes in working with incredibly driven and creative individuals to take an idea from concept to execution using lean tactics in a high pressure environment.

Friday Night: Meet, Pitch & Team Up
It starts with the Friday night pitch party where you pitch your idea to a room full of potential team members. Teams form organically around the best ideas and you'll start working on your company!

Saturday & Sunday: Collaborate, Work & Grow
Your team will work throughout the day building the business; planning, developing, designing and marketing. You will receive guidance, expertise and coaching from seasoned business owners volunteering their time to help you launch your business.

Sunday Evening: Final Pitch, Winners Selected, Celebrate & Network
You and your team pitch your new business to a panel of Fort Worth celebrity judges. Celebrate and network with weekend participants, coaches and judges as you prepare for the next phase of your startup journey. Festivities begin at 5:00pm and will include an after party at a soon-to-be-named location to celebrate the weekend.

Why YOU should participate? 
YOU are a skilled developer, designer, marketer or possess business or startup know-how...or you have a great idea that you want to turn into a business. No business is built by itself and startup's are more successful when they are supported by a team of experts with varied skills or lead by a visionary with great ideas. This is YOUR chance to be a part of something that can make a major difference in your life of the lives of others. YOU are needed.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Your full weekend experience includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend

  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners

  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors

  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.

  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Get your tickets now before they are all gone! Be sure to get your tickets before October 26th and save 50% on the cost of your ticket!
USE Promo Code EARLYBIRD for a $50 Savings through Oct 26th!
For complete event details, please visit Startup Weekend Fort Worth.

Here's the legal nitty gritty we have to tell you. But please read it.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

By submitting your information above you agree to the Techstars website's Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive email communication from Techstars and its programs about events and updates that may interest you.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 Opening Party on the Patio
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018 Opening Party on the Patio

  • Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building (IREB) Patio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the many organizers in Fort Worth as we celebrate the kickoff of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 presented by IBM!

The GEW opening party on the patio is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the kickoff of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week where we will engage, inspire and connect our local entrepreneurial community. You will meet local entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and the people who work behind the scenes to build our entrepreneurial ecosystem. You will also learn more about all of the events that will be happening during Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2018!

The opening party will be held in the brand new IREB building on the University of North Texas Health Science Center campus on Camp Bowie Boulevard, just a few blocks west of downtown Fort Worth. This party on the patio will feature great views of downtown and the cultural district. We’ll see you there!

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TechNest: Creating a SMART Marketing Strategy with TechFW MKTG Director Sandy El-Rayes
Nov
6
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest: Creating a SMART Marketing Strategy with TechFW MKTG Director Sandy El-Rayes

Join us this Tuesday with our very own TechFW Marketing Director, Sandy El-Rayes, as she goes over developing a smart marketing strategy.

To be successful you have to understand exactly who your customer is and how to effectively reach them. Through research and customer discovery, learn the strategies that can help you focus your marketing efforts.

Sandy will cover creating marketing and customer personas, determining the correct social media outlet for your business and building and overall marketing strategy.

RSVP here

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