Dallas Startup Week, powered by Capital One, has made a huge impact on entrepreneurs each year, with passionate speakers and powerful sessions. Last year, more than 10,000 people attended the event hosted by The DEC Network (formerly the Dallas Entrepreneur Center). Dallas Startup Week’s sixth edition was postponed to Aug. 30-Sept. 3 due to COVID-19, and now will take place completely virtually on those dates. Registration for the exciting week of virtual learning, mentoring and networking is now open.

This year, Dallas Startup Week participants will be able to virtually “hop” in between rooms, network, and browse an expo hall, just as you would at an in-person conference. There will also be a dedicated social networking channel during the event for attendees to network during and after special events and sessions.

“While we would have loved to do Dallas Startup Week in person, this technology will allow us to have the closest thing possible to a face-to-face event,” said Bill Chinn, CEO of The DEC Network. “With the uncertainty of COVID-19, and considering the health and safety of our attendees, we felt our only option was to go virtual, but we promise a robust event with prominent speakers, engaging events and beneficial sessions to help entrepreneurs no matter where in the process they are.”

This year’s Dallas Startup Week sessions fall into 16 tracks:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Coding
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense Innovation
  • Fashion
  • Gaming & Esports
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Personal Development
  • Retail
  • Social Impact
  • Venture

DSW also offers three summits: Disrupt Dallas, Women of Innovation and Corporate Startup Innovation.

  • Disrupt Dallas, a combination of speakers, discussions and networking opportunities, highlights minority business owners and will take place on Sunday, Aug. 30.
  • Women of Innovation will be two mornings full of sessions and speakers about women in business held on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2. Speakers include Texan by Nature CEO Joni Carswell and BeautyBio founder Jamie O’Banion.
  • Corporate Startup Innovation (CSI), a Capital One-sponsored program bringing together startups and corporate allies for collaboration and learning, takes place Thursday, Sept. 3.

If you previously registered for Dallas Startup Week, you do not need to register again. First-time registrants for the event can do so online at Hopin.to. The complete schedule will be available for up-to-the-minute information on DSW sessions on the Sched app.

WHAT:           Dallas Startup Week powered by Capital One

WHERE:        Virtual event takes place on Hopin.to

WHEN:          Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2020

PRICE:           All events are free!

WEBSITE:     DallasStartupWeek.com

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