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Wednesday, April 5 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
4th Annual State of Entrepreneurship

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Join us for the only event of its kind in the Dallas community!

Startup Alley: 15 Dallas startups you should know!

Exhibits:  interactive map of the startup scene, virtual reality experiences, Fail, Learn, Grow open podcast, and more!

Brief Program: highlights the community's 2016 wins, launches, acquisitions, throws in a drinking game, recognizes our finest startup evangelists, takes guests through an animation of how the startup ecosystem works and more...all in under 40 minutes!

THIS EVENT REQUIRES A PAID TICKET

Don't forget to tag #SOETX17 on all of your posts.

Thank you to our title sponsor: Chase Pay

Dallas was built with a can-do spirit and enterprising attitude. That's why The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is proud to host the Fourth Annual State of Entrepreneurship event bringing together a dynamic network of local and national business leaders as we celebrate our city's growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and share a recap of some of the big news and events from 2016.

See you soon!

Speakers
avatar for Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles

Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC), Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC)
I work at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC). We help entrepreneurs start, grow and build companies. We have a coworking space in The DEC that provides much more than a place to sit but we take a strong interest in helping companies succeed through programming, events, educations, incubation, mentorship, access to capital and promotion. I like to talk about building collaborative communities and developing a DFW startup community that... Read More →
avatar for Nick Clark

Nick Clark

Founder/CEO, Common Desk
Nick Clark is the Founder and CEO of Common Desk launched during 2011 in Deep Ellum. Common Desk has since become a workspace centered around flexibility and community, which currently has hundreds of active members across its two spaces (and counting). In 2013, Nick co-founded a company called Roam Directories. Roam specializes in innovative touchscreen directories for commercial office buildings. Both Common Desk and Roam have... Read More →
avatar for Dave Copps

Dave Copps

CEO, Brainspace
At Brainspace we are out to meaningfully connect the world on the web and in the enterprise. We have built a platform for the Interest Graph we call...wait for it...Brainspace. While social networks attempt to connect people by who-knows-who, Brainspace connects people by who-knows-what or who's-interested in-what. Its a powerful knowledge sharing platform and we are now out integrating Brainspace into some of the worlds largest companies... Read More →
avatar for Bryan DeLuca

Bryan DeLuca

Co-Founder/CEO/Beard Grower, Foot Cardigan
Born on a backyard ranch in the hinterlands of Oklahoma City, Bryan is both the face of and brains behind Foot Cardigan. A Europhile at heart, he possesses a charisma that puts others at ease while simultaneously inviting them to join in the fun. Bryan attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he majored in music business, which is convenient because now he owns a sock company. | Reach Bryan on Twitter: @bryandeluca 
avatar for David Fares

David Fares

DSFares Consulting
Startup Evangelist | Wordpress Developer | Game Nerd - Join me for #VGOCC sometime, and lets talk video games and #startups
avatar for Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis

Founder & CEO, Visage Payroll
Craig J. Lewis is the Founder and Chief Entrepreneur Officer of Visage Payroll, a Dallas-based Stage 1 Ventures portfolio tech startup, that provides free Payroll-as-a-service to small businesses in the US. | | Prior to Visage Payroll, I was also the CSO (the "S" is for Strategy | Sales | Style) at Kairos, a venture backed facial recognition/ Emotion Detection startup. Kairos is a NewMe Accelerator alum and a 500 Startups/Kapor Capital... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

President of Strategic Alliances & Loyalty Solutions, Chase
Jennifer Roberts is leading the innovation and strategy for Chase Pay®, the digital payment solution delivered through the Chase Pay mobile app and in-merchant apps and websites from JPMorgan Chase. The recently launched Chase Pay app works at more than 7,500 participating Starbucks® and 1,400 Best Buy® stores, as well as thousands of participating quick-service restaurants through a partnership with LevelUp. Jennifer has more than 28... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Scott

Shawn Scott

CEO, Hack My Future
avatar for Caitlin Studley

Caitlin Studley

Campus Director, The Iron Yard
Caitlin Studley works as Campus Director for The Iron Yard (a local coding bootcamp), hosts #BigDOCC downtown, and does pitch deck consulting on the side. In her free time, she works as a Brand Ambassador for 91.7 KXT, bikes, runs, hikes and reads. 
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Christiana Yebra

Founder, Currency



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