5th Annual IC3 Life Science Summit
Sep
26
to Sep 27

5th Annual IC3 Life Science Summit

The 2018 iC3™ Life Science Summit saw over 300 industry, local government, and university leaders coming together at the day-long event with presentations focused on the themes of Innovation, Collaboration, Capital Formation and Commercialization. See highlights from the summit in the video here, Fourth Annual iC3 Summit.  

The 2019 iC3™ Life Science Summit promises to be even bigger as the North Texas life science community continues heat up with activities such as the announced purchase of Peloton Therapeutics by Merck , the relocation of McKesson Headquarters to North Texas, and DFW Airport’s CEIV certification and their push into becoming a cold chain logistics hub. 

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FW Chamber 2019 E3 Small Business Summit
Aug
1
1:00 PM13:00

FW Chamber 2019 E3 Small Business Summit

Date and Time

Thursday Aug 1, 2019 
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM CDT

12:30 - Check-in

  • During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to network, visit our information tables, and enjoy light refreshments

1:30 - 5:30 Plenary session and breakouts
5:30 - 6:30 Reception

Location

Texas A&M University School of Law (Central Area Council)
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

1515 Commerce St. Fort Worth TX 76102

Fees/Administration

$45 - Standard member price
$40 - Upper-tier member price
$80 - Non-member price

Website

http://fortworthchamber.com

ContactInformation

Leah Hersey 817-338-3371
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Description

The Inaugural Fort Worth E3 Summit - an Event for Entrepreneurial Engagement

An event designed with small businesses in mind

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's E3 small business summit is a half-day event purposed to provide entrepreneurship stakeholders and partners with a medium for relevant subject matter discussion, peer learning, and trans-industry networking opportunities.

Agenda
12:30 - 1:25 Check in & networking

  • Visit information tables and enjoy light refreshments

1:30 - 2:00 Plenary
2:10 - 3:00 Breakout 1

  • Building Community Synergy

    • Tony Creme, Hillwood

    • Mike Brennan, Near Southside FW

    • Darryl Brewer, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber

    • Moderated by Robert Sturns, City of Fort Worth

  • The Hashtag - Growing Your Business via Social Media

    • Erin Knese, Vivial

  • EntrepreneuHER - a Discussion about Women-owned businesses

    • Marcelle Leblanc, The Velvet Box

    • Cynthia Sadler, Signature Cuffs

    • Leah Frazier, Think Three Media

    • Moderated by Melanie McGee, UTA College of Business

3:10 - 4:00 Breakout 2

  • HR for Small Business

    • Calvin Dennis, Insperity

  • Trends in Tech

    • Hayden Blackburn, Tech FW

  • Inclusion Matters - a Diversity Discussion

    • Devoyd Jennings, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

    • Annette Landeros, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    • Moderated by Dr. Alison Birch, Author and UTA Professor

4:10 - 5:00 Breakout 3

  • Cyber Security - Protecting Your Company and Your Customer

    • Dowell Stackpole, Former Chief Information Officer, Bass Companies

    • Bo Birdwell, Elbit Systems of America

  • Small Business Law - What Your Business Needs to Know

    • Neal Newman, Texas A&M Law School

  • Memorable Moments - a Lesson on Storytelling

    • Red Sanders, Red Productions

  • Money Grab - Creative Ways to Fund Your Vision

    • Facilitated by Linda Williams, US Small Business Administration

5:10 - 5:30 Closing Session
5:30 - 6:30 After Hours Reception (wine/beer and appetizers served)

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Conscious Capitalism: Elevate Your Business
Jun
25
4:30 PM16:30

Conscious Capitalism: Elevate Your Business

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Wondering what it might mean to build better relationships with the people around you—your team, customers, and stakeholders? Apply the Conscious Capitalism way of thinking about business that elevates humanity through four fundamental principles – higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership, and conscious culture. Abandon your assumptions and work on features that people want. Adopt your customer’s perspective and create less rework. Discover new opportunities for innovation by seeing problems through your customers’ lens. Use your deeper understanding to focus on customer needs.

Join us for TechNest as Kevin Baker, a User Experience (UX) professional from Improving, a Plano based IT services firm, provides an overview of Conscious Capitalism and introduces stakeholder and empathy mapping with hands-on activities. Empathy mapping is a powerful collaborative tool for discovering insights about customers. Walk away with the tools needed to build empathy maps, guide others with creating empathy maps, and apply the newfound understandings to solve problems that matter to the customer. The key to building better relationships with the people around you lives in empathy.

http://www.improving.com

Thank you to our sponsors at Whitley Penn!
www.whitleypenn.com

Bio
Kevin Baker is a User Experience (UX) professional with 14 years of experience crafting attractive and unique solutions. A native of Austin and a graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas, he now resides in Little Elm with his wife and two young children.

Kevin has worked at Improving, a Plano based IT services firm, for six years and is currently Director of Consulting, User Experience Practice. The human-centered design remains a major focus of his work with the ultimate desire of helping others achieve their goals. Kevin is also passionate about Conscious Capitalism, an international movement to elevate humanity through business, of which Improving also serves as a corporate sponsor. He strives to fulfill the four tenents of the movement daily; higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership, and conscious culture.

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Optimizing Your Social Presence With Mktg Director Sandy El-Rayes
Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Optimizing Your Social Presence With Mktg Director Sandy El-Rayes

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Do you need to create an ad on social media, but have no clue where to start? With the ability to cater content directly to customers, social media is changing the game of advertising.
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Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/social101m to join us this Wednesday from 10am - 2pm for a workshop hosted by our very own Marketing Director Sandy El-Rayes and AccelerateDFW FoundationDirector Walker Lutringer#socialmedia #workshop #marketing#startups

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Startup Taxes: 5 Must-Do's with Mark Duffy
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

Startup Taxes: 5 Must-Do's with Mark Duffy

Join us for TechNest as Mark Duffy, recently appointed partner at Whitley Penn, covers five must-do's startups need to think about when it comes to taxes. Some of the topics he will cover will be navigating sales taxes, the Wayfair case, entity structure, tax reform, and more.

Mark has more than ten years of experience in public accounting. He was recently named a partner at Whitley Penn and primarily assists clients in the Energy, Real Estate, Professional Services, International Tax, Manufacturing and Distribution, and State and Local Tax.

Come learn how to make sure you set-up your startup properly. Thank you to our sponsors at Whitley Penn!

www.whitleypenn.com

Agenda:
4:30-4:45 pm Networking & Happy Hour
4:45-4:50 pm Introductions
4:50-5:45 pm Speaker
5:45-6:00pm Q&A

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Integrating VR into a Physical Therapy Practice: Lessons Learned In The Trenches
Jun
11
4:30 PM16:30

Integrating VR into a Physical Therapy Practice: Lessons Learned In The Trenches

With more than 800,000 people in the United States alone suffering from a stroke or traumatic brain injury every year, there are countless still waiting to be treated. Patients spend 30 to 60 minutes a day in formal therapy at a clinic. For a lot of patients, physical therapy can be boring, exercises are done mindlessly and sometimes they don't feel much progress being made. They are not utilizing their full brain potential to form, reorganize, and rebuild neurological pathways.

Join us on Tuesday, June 11 as Veena Somareddy shares her story of co-founding Neuro Rehab VR, a company that has revolutionized the way patients receive physical therapy by developing virtual and augmented reality software or games to simulate experiences and medical training.

In this session, you will learn about an innovative and immersive therapy solution and also the lessons learned from trying to integrate new technology into a Physical Therapy practice. Neuro Rehab VR has developed several virtual reality therapy exercises that have been tested by more than 70 patients and have become a part of the daily therapy plans created by therapists.

This is a TechNest you won't want to miss. The Virtual Reality industry is booming and is the technology of the future. Come learn how entrepreneurs like Veena are getting ahead of the trend and using this revolutionary technology.

Thank you to our sponsors at Whitley Penn!
www.whitleypenn.com

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TechNest: The Art of Hiring Right
Jun
4
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest: The Art of Hiring Right

  • 1120 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX, 76104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on June 4 to learn how to attract and hire talent for your growing organization. Hope Kahan will share 10 key takeaways to help you design a replicable process that will consistently deliver exceptional outcomes. She'll de-mystify hiring and share tips on how to create a magnetic effect to attract talent and to find the needle in the haystack on your next search.

Hope Kahan is an independent advisor on hiring and talent initiatives that promote a culture of peak performance. She spent more than six years in operations and was a member of the leadership team at Satori Capital, an investment firm founded on the principles of Conscious Capitalism.

Hope led culture and talent initiatives during the firm's growth stage from under $200 million to more than $1 billion in assets and developed a suite of talent programs known as "The Satori Way" that earned the firm recognition for its extraordinary culture and numerous best place to work awards.

Come get some of her expertise so you can make sure you build the right team for your company and maximize on that team's potential!

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Investing in Biotech: What if you could change the future
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Investing in Biotech: What if you could change the future

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Spend a day learning about how and why to invest in life sciences companies that can make an extraordinary difference in our world, delivered by some of the most successful investors in North Texas.

The purpose of this event is to educate potential investors and faculty researchers about how and why to invest in biotech and life sciences startups. Early stage investing is risky and early stage biotech startups are viewed as one of the riskiest kind of investments, but they can also be incredibly profitable. This day-long event will demystify the process, educate investors and hopefully create more deal flow in life sciences startup companies.

Who should attend?

  • Investors

  • Angel Investors

  • Venture Capitalists

  • Family Offices

  • Private Equity Firms

  • Entrepreneurs in the biotech or life sciences industry

  • Students

This event will be held in the MET building on the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth and will feature a keynote presentation by Joe Cunningham, MD, from Sante Ventures. Sante is a $500+ million fund that invests in early stage biotech and life sciences companies from their home base in Austin. Several other investors and thought leaders in the industry will also be presenting. Click here for an updated agenda.

Topical Presentations Will Include:

  • The Differences in Investing in Life Sciences Versus Other Industries

  • The Problems Facing Today’s Healthcare System that Startups Can Solve

  • Building Next Generation Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Navigating the Regulatory Pathway for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Non-Dilutive Funding Options in Biotech (NIH, NSF, SBIR, STTR, etc.)

Join us for the full day or just for lunch. Tickets are free but RSVP is required. (Previous invitations indicated a charge for tickets, but this event is now free.)

We hope to see you on May 16 at the Investing in Biotech event on the campus of UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.


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The 2019 TechFW Impact Showcase
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

The 2019 TechFW Impact Showcase

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TechFW is curating a night to remember on May 14th for our 2019 Impact Showcase presented by Comerica Bank. There is a bit of "what if ... " in most of us. In our mind, we dream a new design, a game-changing breakthrough or THE better mousetrap. "What if ..." it were you that were inspired to make that impact? Celebrate with TechFW during a May 14th reception as we present the sixth annual Impact Showcase of inspirational and exciting client startups. More than 35 companies and universities will share their dream of how they are commercializing innovative technologies that will shape the world of tomorrow. Three will be honored during our Impact Awards luncheon this Fall.

The Impact Showcase, a one-night-only exhibit of 35+ startups and innovators pushing technology forward, is centered around the goal of speeding up innovation by tapping into the social system. Because at its core, ideas spread only when shared. The showcase provides the opportunity for all, from the enthusiasts to the skeptics, to connect with the minds and teams launching new technology ventures and hear where they are headed with solutions that are solving real-world problems.

The Showcase -- a free event -- is your chance to get to know them up close. Be inspired. Get inspired.

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UNTHSC and Bios Partners Startup Series
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

UNTHSC and Bios Partners Startup Series

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Join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019, for the next Startup Series event, hosted by Bios Partners and UNTHSC that will highlight and educate our community on the importance of entrepreneurship in Fort Worth. This edition will feature the co-founders of ZS Pharma, Al Guillem and Jeff Keyser, who will tell us their story about how they built their pharmaceutical company that they sold to AstraZeneca for $2.7 billion in 2015.

Speakers

Alvaro F. Guillem, Ph.D. 

Al co-founded Renibus Therapeutics in 2015 as CEO. He is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with nearly 40 years of leadership experience in bringing new therapies to the market and readying pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities for commercial production at both well-established and startup companies. Al brings a deep knowledge and insight into pharmaceutical manufacturing across many dosage forms and manufacturing operations. Prior to Renibus Therapeutics, he held senior positions at Genzyme/Bone Care, Wyeth, and Boeringher Ingelheim, as well as at start-up companies such as Medeva Americas and Adams Respiratory Therapeutics (ARP), where he, along with other team members, brought the Mucinex product line to the market. ARP sold to Reckitt Benckiser for $2.3 billion dollars in 2007. Most recently Al co-founded and held the role of President and CEO for ZS Pharma, a start up company developing a product for hyperkalemia or high levels of potassium in the blood. ZS Pharma was sold to Astra Zeneca in 2015 for $2.7 billion.

Al holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Mary Washington and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Keyser

Dr. Keyser is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with 40 years of leadership experience in developing and commercializing new medical therapies. He has invented products leading to significant improvements in patient care and has numerous patents issued by the USPTO in healthcare. He has a track record of success in developing new companies from start-up, through IPO and M&A exits.

Dr. Keyser co-founded Renibus Therapeutics, a company developing novel therapies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of kidney disease. He is a member of the Renibus Board of Directors and Board Secretary. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer for the company. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for Lantern Pharma.

Dr. Keyser co-founded ZS Pharma acquired by Astra Zeneca for $2.7 Billion. While at ZS Pharma he was a member of ZS Pharma’s Board of Directors and the Chief Operating Officer for the company. Dr. Keyser was the inventor of the Mucinex product line for Adams Respiratory Therapuetics. He developed and executed the R&D and Regulatory strategy for Adams Respiratory Therapuetics as Vice President of Development and Regulatory Affairs. Adams Respiratory Therapuetics was acquired by Reckitt Benckiser for $2.3 Billion. He was previously employed as Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Vice President Technical & Regulatory Affairs, Medeva Americas, Sr. Director Regulatory Affairs, Marion Merrell Dow and Regulatory Principal, Abbott Laboratories.

Dr. Keyser received his Pharmacy degree from Creighton University, a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University, a MPA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a PhD in Economics from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Please RSVP to join us for this free event and learn from some of Fort Worth’s most successful founders. Light appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

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NEXT: Women's Business Forum
Apr
30
8:30 AM08:30

NEXT: Women's Business Forum

This is the premier event for Women Business Owners/Entrepreneurs in Tarrant County.

 

LEARN new strategies to grow your business. Get fresh ideas and perspectives from some of the DFW area’s most accomplished business women. Their inspiring stories, business insights and practical tips will motivate you and fuel business growth.

 

CONNECT with other entrepreneurs and influencers. This premier gathering of business women offers an exclusive opportunity to network and share ideas with women you can relate to; women who’ve been where you are; women who just might want to do business with you. DON’T forget to bring your business cards.

 

DISCOVER new solutions to your business challenges. Visit with exhibitors specializing in products and services that can help your business grow. Explore new solutions to your business challenges and discover innovative ways to step ahead of the competition. 

 

Whether you have an established business or just an idea, join us for an unforgettable day focused on you, your business, and your next steps to entrepreneurial success.  Enjoy a full day of inspiring stories, helpful workshops and valuable connections with other local business women.  Hear amazing women tell about their entrepreneurial journeys and the lessons they learned along the way.  Our featured speakers include: 

Carolyn Phillips, Owner and Chief Alchemist at Alchemy Pops

Tamara Payne, Chief Connector and Co-Founder of Ensemble Coworking

To learn more about NEXT visit their website.

 

Agenda:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:30 – 9:00 am   Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendor Exhibition
9:00 - 12:00 pm   Welcome, Featured Speakers
12:00 - 2:00 pm   Lunch, Featured Speaker 
2:00 - 3:00 pm   Choose from 3 Workshops

3:00 - 4:00 pm   End of Forum

Registration is available online here.

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Startup Law with Ryan Roberts
Apr
23
4:30 PM16:30

Startup Law with Ryan Roberts

For startups in the Metroplex, navigating the seed and venture capital process can be a daunting task. You hear and read so much about investment terms and documents originating in Silicon Valley. But are local investors hip to Silicon Valley deal terms and documents such as convertibles notes and SAFEs?

Ryan Roberts, venture lawyer at Roberts Foster LLPand author of the recently-released Amazon best-selling book “Acceleration: What All Entrepreneurs Must Know About Startup Law”, will share his insights for navigating and deciphering deal terms when raising capital in Texas and beyond. Ryan will guide you through seed and venture capital transactions and his recommendations on how to approach and structure venture transactions in Texas as a high-growth startup.

Join us for this highly informative TechNest and bring your questions!


Agenda:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 4:55 pm   Introductions
4:55 - 5:45 pm   Speaker
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


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EpIC MAVS: Lunch & Learn With Cowtown Angels
Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

EpIC MAVS: Lunch & Learn With Cowtown Angels

We have a special day planned for the EpICMavscommunity. The Cowtown Angels are hosting a lunch & learn from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Startup Loungeto discuss the ins and outs of angel investing and what all entrepreneurs should know going into raising capital.

That afternoon, we'll have a fireside chat at 4:30 pm - 6 pm with two of our Angels discussing the role of investors and what makes a deal look good. Come enjoy a day with the Cowtown Angels!

To join the lunch & learn, please RSVP here

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Pathways to Raising Capital with Cathy Trinh
Apr
16
4:30 PM16:30

Pathways to Raising Capital with Cathy Trinh

You have a great business idea. Now what? How much funding do you really need to make your business dream come true? What is the best financing option for your situation? Friends, family... and fools? Traditional bank loan? Private Investor? Angel investors? Crowdfunding? How about free money?

Come learn different pathways of raising capital for your business from Cathy Trinh, EMBA, a certified business advisor of Tarrant Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and winner of the America SBDC Million Dollar Club three years in a row.

Cathy has served hundreds of entrepreneurs and assisted them with access to millions of dollars of capital during her career with the Tarrant SBDC. She will share the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make, the potential landmines to watch out for and the do's and don'ts of how to increase your chance of getting the funding you need.


Agenda:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 4:55 pm   Introductions
4:55 - 5:45 pm   Speaker
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


Put this on your calendar. Share the event and see you on Tuesday!

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EpICMavs Presents Financials 101 with Tim Pileggi
Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs Presents Financials 101 with Tim Pileggi

You have a great idea, a vision with goals and objectives. Now you need a financial plan to map your way.  Financial planning with forecasting can spell success and guide you through difficult times. 

Join us for EpICMavs at the Startup Lounge as Tim Pileggi, CPA and CFO, helps us understand the impact decisions have on financial statements and cash.

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Marketing Tactics With Logan Speights
Apr
9
4:30 PM16:30

Marketing Tactics With Logan Speights

Do you know when to hold em, and know when to fold em? 

Join us on Tuesday, April 9th as we wrap up our series on sales and marketing basics for entrepreneurs. Logan Speights will talk about specific tools and tactics you can put to use immediately. 

Logan is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Author with 19 years of success in marketing and advertising.Come get his expertise, learn how to apply it to your business right away, play marketing poker and WIN BIG


Agenda:
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 4:55 pm   Introductions
4:55 - 5:45 pm   Speaker
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


Put this on your calendar. Share the event and see you on Tuesday!

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EpIcMavs presents: Social Media Marketing with Sandy El-Rayes
Apr
4
4:30 PM16:30

EpIcMavs presents: Social Media Marketing with Sandy El-Rayes

Join us for EpICMavs as TechFW Marketing Director Sandy El-Rayes shares insights and strategies on the ever-changing landscape of social media marketing. Come learn how to maximize your engagement and reach by understanding the nuances that each platform requires. 

Everyone is welcome to join. See you THIS Thursday at the Startup Lounge!

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Marketing 101: Two Part Series
Apr
2
4:30 PM16:30

Marketing 101: Two Part Series

Before you rush out and hire an ad agency or marketing intern, you have some thinking and planning to do. Analyzing your product’s benefits, competition, audience, and potential obstacles will help you design the right communications program without wasting a lot of time, effort and resources.

Join us for TechNest as Julie Wilson, CEO of Reasons Group, Inc walks us through this interactive session that will help you focus on the end goal: sales. Julie is a career entrepreneur, business strategist and communications executive with extensive corporate experience.

She will set the stage for your marketing strategy and get you ready for Part 2 of our Marketing 101 series the following week where Digital Marketing Expert Logan Speightswill help you executive on your strategy.

Don't Miss Out On This Two Part Marketing Series!


Agenda:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 4:55 pm   Introductions
4:55 - 5:45 pm   Speaker
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


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Why Salespeople Fail
Mar
26
4:30 PM16:30

Why Salespeople Fail

Sales is a critical part of growing your business. You can have the greatest product or service out there but if you can't figure out how to sell it, then you'll soon be out of business. If you build it, they will not just come. You must build it and then learn to sell it!

Join us for TechNest TOMORROW as Randy Roberson, a partner at Sandler Training of Fort Worth, explores the psychological reasons people buy and the mistakes most salespeople make that costs them the sale. This is a must-see presentation for all entrepreneurs at any stage.


Agenda:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 4:55 pm   Introductions
4:55 - 5:45 pm   Speaker
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A

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EpICMavs presents: Building Your Business Model Canvas
Mar
21
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs presents: Building Your Business Model Canvas

Join us for EpICMavs at UTA's Startup Lounge as Hayden Blackburn, Executive Director at TechFW, goes over the business model canvas. Learn how to break your business model down into easily understood segments.

No matter what stage you are at, understanding a business model canvas and how it can be applied to your business is crucial. Everyone wants to scale their company, but not everyone knows how. Come learn the ins and out and be ready to take some notes.

Everyone is welcome to join. See you THIS Thursday!

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Startup Games & Happy Hour
Mar
19
4:30 PM16:30

Startup Games & Happy Hour

Come join us for TechNest and have a drink with the TechFW community. 

We'll be playing Startup-themed games like 'Would-You-Rather' or 'Startup Trivia'. This should spark an interesting discussion surrounding entrepreneurs, innovation and technology. Come test your know-how and get to know each other better.

Bring a friend and come join the fun after a long day of work!


Agenda:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 5:00 pm   Introductions
5:00 - 6:00 pm   Games 

Put this on your calendar. Share the event and see you on Tuesday!

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BlockChain for the Future
Mar
12
4:30 PM16:30

BlockChain for the Future

Despite the hype and misconceptions, blockchain is revolutionizing business and changing the way industries work. By bringing together allies across departments and disciplines, industries and organizations, and countries and cultures, blockchain is unlocking value.

Whether it is improving existing process flows or creating new business models, blockchain is increasing transparency, trust and efficiency.

Join us as Paige Krieger, business developer at IBM, shares her insight on the fundamentals of blockchain for business, including what it is, how it works, common use cases, and key considerations for building and/or joining a network.


Agenda:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 5:00 pm   Introductions
5:00 - 5:45 pm   Speaker 
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A

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Building Your Pipeline For Success with Dr. Stevie Dawn
Mar
5
4:30 PM16:30

Building Your Pipeline For Success with Dr. Stevie Dawn

Too often as entrepreneurs, we get stuck doing the work and forget to keep filling our pipeline with new clients and projects. Whether you are a graphic designer, a consultant, or selling a new app, you have to be meeting with people constantly and keeping your sales pipeline full.

Dr. Stevie Dawn serves as CEO of Orange Compass, a corporate training company dedicated to providing staff and leadership training to organizations. With over 20 years of teaching and training experience, Dr. Stevie Dawndelivers training sessions with humor and high-energy that leaves all participants inspired.

Join us for TechNest as she will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey and the sales lessons she learned along the way that have led to her success. Everyone needs sales help and Dr. Stevie Dawn is sure to deliver.

Agenda:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 5:00 pm   Introductions
5:00 - 5:45 pm   Speaker 
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


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Startup Weekend Fort Worth
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Startup Weekend Fort Worth

It's that time again! Startup Weekend is happening March 1st-3rd at UNTHSC focusing on health & wellness ideas... but it is open to ALL entrepreneurs and the entrepreneur-curious.

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.  

Learn more about here and come join the fun! #swfw 

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EpICMavs Presents: Building Your Brand with Amy Schultz
Feb
28
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs Presents: Building Your Brand with Amy Schultz

Join us THIS Thursday at the Startup Lounge at UTA as Amy Schultz, owner of Unplain Jain Studio, goes over the strategies for building your brand. What's in a brand and how do you build one that resonants with your audience? Come find out those answers and more at EpICMavs THIS Thursday! 


Bring a friend and see you then! 

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TechNest: Using the Business Model Canvas to Scale your Business
Feb
26
4:30 PM16:30

TechNest: Using the Business Model Canvas to Scale your Business

Join us for TechNest as Hayden Blackburn, Executive Director at TechFW, goes over the business model canvas(BMC). Learn how to break your business model down into easily understood segments.

Understanding your BMC helps you identify gaps in your business model but more importantly helps you see how you can scale your business. Using the canvas can lead to insights about the customers you serve, what value propositions are offered through what channels, and how your company makes money.

No matter what stage you are at, understanding a business model canvas and how it can be applied to your business is crucial. Everyone wants to scale their company! But not everyone knows how. Come learn the ins and out and be ready to take some notes!

Whether you're an entrepreneur or a supporter, this workshop will be valuable to all!

Agenda:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Networking & Happy Hour
4:45 - 5:00 pm   Introductions
5:00 - 5:45 pm   Speaker 
5:45 - 6:00 pm   Q&A


Bring your questions and a friend and come learn how to scale your business!

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EpICMavs Presents Startups: Path to Profits
Feb
21
4:30 PM16:30

EpICMavs Presents Startups: Path to Profits

Join us THIS Thursday at the Startup Lounge at UTA as Carrie Fitzwater, co-founder of Modern Lantern and Andrew Feghali, founder of Aeroblaze, share their stories of starting their companies and the pathways they took to producing revenue. Modern Lantern offers products while Aeroblaze is in the service industry and both have found success with their business models. Come learn from both entrepreneurs and hear insights that can help your service or product-based company get on its way!

Bring a friend and see you on Thursday! 

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