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    1 Million Cups Addison

    Weekly Events

    As the 1MC community, we listen and provide feedback to two new companies every Wednesday morning. Companies get six minutes to give a quick pitch followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

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    1 Million Cups Dallas

    Weekly Events

    As the 1MC community, we listen and provide feedback to two new companies every Wednesday morning. Companies get six minutes to give a quick pitch followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

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    1 Million Cups Fort Worth

    Weekly Events

    As the 1MC community, we listen and provide feedback to two new companies every Wednesday morning. Companies get six minutes to give a quick pitch followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

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    1 Million Cups Frisco

    Weekly Events

    As the 1MC community, we listen and provide feedback to two new companies every Wednesday morning. Companies get six minutes to give a quick pitch followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

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    1 Million Cups Irving

    Weekly Events

    A monthly event on the 4th Wednesday that brings entrepreneurs and the Irving community together over coffee and conversations.

  • The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative will offer: Business and Management Education, Access to Capital, Business Support Services

  • The Apple Corps of Dallas (ACD) is the oldest Apple Computer User Group still in operation, established in January of 1978. Our members are primarily from the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area. Our aim is to provide you with the latest information on your computer, to offer help in solving problems, to present forums for discussion, and to provide a protected resource of files for your downloading pleasure.

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    bigBANG!

    Annual Events

    bigBANG! is Dallas' longest-running event for social innovation, focused on driving deeper conversations and innovative solutions for positive change in our city.

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    BigDesign Conference

    Annual Events

    Big Design is a way of thinking, not just an event. It's looking at bigger pictures and sharing them so we all grow. Experience, wisdom, and creativity solve problems. All of that is on full display at Big Design. Because of our hyper-accelerated work lives, we miss opportunities to learn from each other. Some of us work from home, some are the only creative in a room full of engineers, and others are so busy, we can't take time to look around. That's why Big Design is here.

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    bioNorthTX

    Groups

    bionorthTX was created to accelerate the growth of the diverse and balanced life science ecosystem in North Texas. This spans the value chain of health care, life sciences, research, the vendor community, and talent and capital resources. Companies can connect with industry leaders, ground-breaking technologies, the investment community, nationally-ranked colleges and universities, a wealth of consultants, a varied population for clinical research and an experienced pool of scientists, technicians, and resources.

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    BizOwnersED

    Groups

    Biz Owners Ed is a nonprofit, tax-exempt (under Section 501(c)(3)) entrepreneurial program and community for business owners seeking a burst of knowledge, advice, and tools to take the next exponential leap forward in their businesses.  Our mentoring team and guest speakers help successful entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business.

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    CEO Netweavers

    Groups

    We are an engaged and diverse community of current and former CEO’s and select group of trusted advisers committed to freely sharing their relationships, knowledge and skills while cultivating trusted relationships.

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    CodeLaunch

    Annual Events

    CodeLaunch is an annual seed accelerator for people and groups with ideas for “apps” who are seeking seed funding. The CodeLaunch Pitch Day is the culmination of the competition and a showcasing of the best competitors. If you have an idea for an app and nothing more, you still are qualified to apply.

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    Coding Collective

    Weekly Events

    Code Collective exposes the world to coding by bringing in guest speakers and putting on STEM programs in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and KIPP-DFW charter schools.

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    Coding Dojo

    Groups

    Coding Dojo is the boot camp education done right. Unlike most boot camps, we don’t just teach you how to code to get a job. Our industry–leading curriculum accelerates you into an entirely new career in the tech–industry, and becoming a developer is only one of many exciting paths to take.

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    CoFounders Lab

    Quarterly Events

    As a free online matchmaking platform, CoFoundersLab Matchup Dallas is an in-person event complemented with an online platform to bring together entrepreneurs looking for co-founders with those people looking to join someone else's startup as a core team member.

  • Entrepreneurs For North Texas is a program of Communities Foundation of Texas that serves the North Texas business community. Established in the summer of 2000, EFNT’s network of more than 100 member companies includes early stage, small and mid-size businesses, private equity investors, venture capitalists, and a wide range of professional service providers who all have a commitment to give back to the communities in which they live and work. EFNT assists our member companies in harnessing the power of their corporate assets through philanthropy and community programs in order to serve social needs while meeting corporate objectives.

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    Creative Mornings

    Monthly Events

    Creative Mornings Dallas is here to FEED you. Not just free breakfast, but feed your creative imagination, your hunger for like-minded individuals and your taste for learning something new. Some come on down, bring friends, family, and colleagues – everyone is welcome! #CMDFW

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    D CEO

    Media

    News, Information, and Insights on Dallas-Fort Worth Business

  • Here at DCA, we believe anyone can learn how to code. That's why we offer the most affordable and accessible coding education for anyone looking to jump-start their career in tech. 

  • SPARK is the community aspect of Freelancers Union and the local hub for freelancers to connect with one another and help cultivate a freelancer community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We host monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month for freelancers to discuss various topics such as starting a freelance business, growing a current freelance business, pricing, taxes, legal stuff, and more.

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    Dallas Innovates

    Media

    As the online source for what’s new, next, and reimagined in the North Texas innovation ecosystem, Dallas Innovates shares the stories of our creativity, commerce, and collaboration. With media coverage by local journalists, commentary and opinion from community voices, and profiles of innovative individuals and companies, it’s a focal point bringing attention to the region as a hub for innovation.

  •  The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a coalition of stakeholders from the City of Dallas, corporations, Civic and NGO organizations, academia and private individuals who are invested in Dallas’ continued evolution as a forward‐thinking, innovative, ‘smart’ global city. Our working definition of a Smart City is a city where social and technological infrastructures and solutions facilitate and accelerate sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and importantly, improves the quality of life in the city for its citizens. Operating from a foundational vision that smart cities are about people and not just technology, DIA is focused on the end user – building a critical mass of the most highly-engaged citizens in the country. 

  • The Dallas Morning News is a daily newspaper serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas, with an average of 271,900 daily subscribers

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    Dallas New Tech

    Monthly Events

    Dallas New Tech is a monthly showcase event for new and exciting companies/technologies. Every month, the community gets together to socialize and check out the hottest developments in tech from local companies around Dallas-Fort Worth.

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    Dallas Open Coffee Club

    Weekly Events

    A weekly moderated chat about the latest in technology, startups, digital lifestyle and business. It's a simple event format built around community, jobs, and fostering relationships across a variety of disciplines.

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    Dallas Ruby Brigade

    Monthly Events

    The Dallas Ruby Brigade has been around since early 2006. We meet every Tuesday evening to present, hack, teach, or learn about the Ruby programming language.

  • We are engaged community leaders committed to improving lives and maximizing social impact through the thoughtful application of our collective resources and expertise. SVP cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in innovative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s social challenges.

  • Our monthly open mic night! Present your current projects to the group, get feedback, find collaborators, or just be a fly on the wall. Projects can be works in progress or recently completed ones. Bring a flash drive with your game, and show us what you've been working on (you can bring a laptop with your game on it instead, but flash drives are preferred). Open to professionals, hobbyists, students, or just those interested in what's being made around here.

  • Whether you're just thinking about dipping your toe into entrepreneurial waters, or are a seasoned startup white-water rafter, Digest helps by connecting you with your startup community through events and top-notch content.

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    Dallas Startup Happy Hour

    Monthly Events

    A once-a-month startup-focused happy hour for the North Texas area.

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    Dallas Startup Week

    Annual Events

    Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

  • Meetups and other events for developers, technologists, and other geeks in the DFW area.

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    Dallas User Experience Group

    Monthly Events

    The Dallas User Experience Group is the local chapter of UXPA International. This group serves the needs of designers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • The DWE philosophy is based on a culture of achievement that empowers women with valuable connections, skills, and resources. Our mission is to provide learning tools, live events, and social support to help women identify and advance individual (and mutual) goals, obtain results, and grow both professionally and personally.

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    DBJ Tech Flash

    Media

    Welcome to the award-winning Dallas Business Journal - a hub for breaking business news and events. It's our mission to be the dominant and most trusted source of business news in North Texas. We provide value to our constituents by helping them grow their business, make money, and grow their careers through a comprehensive set of vehicles, which include print, digital, and events. 

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    Dev Mountain

    Groups

    DevMountain is an industry-leading coding school that began in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Founded by fellow coders, DevMountain's expert faculty are passionate about sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers, entrepreneurs and designers.

  • ATW is a dynamic non-profit organization that supports women and men who share the common interests of empowering women in technology, increasing the number of women in executive roles and encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields.

  • Slack channel for DFW data visualization community.

  • Group of front end developers to share your knowledge and discuss frameworks, such as AngularJS and front end ecosystems toolsets like Bower, npm, gulp and more. Over 1,400 members.

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    DFW Legal Hackers

    Groups

    DFW Legal Hackers meets monthly to share ideas, explore innovations in legal+tech and new approaches of working with clients and the community as well as each other to develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through social/networking activities, hackathons, and educational workshops, we will identify ways of using technology to improve law, legal practice, and policy, as well as service to the community.

  • Slack channel for DFW startup community.

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    Digital Dallas

    Groups

    Digital Dallas focuses on growing the community of digital professionals in the DFW area and helping to brand the region as a center of digital excellence in fields ranging from animation, creative, programming, marketing, entrepreneurship, and everything in between. If it has a "digital" component, it's Digital Dallas.

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    Digital Fight Club

    Annual Events

    Ten of the sharpest wits in Dallas will spar in five "fights" on the hotbed, undecided topics in digital technology today. Fight Club is powered by Accenture Digital. Accenture Managing Director Andrew Hopkins, will once again lead a panel of five referees. The audience and refs will judge the fights with our own Fight Club App.

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    Divergence Academy

    Groups

    Our full-time, 10-16 weeks data science and cybersecurity training experience hones, expands, and contextualizes the skills brought in by our competitive student cohorts. Incorporating traditional in-class instruction in theory and technique, data science students use real data to build a four-project portfolio to present to potential employers. Both data science and cybersecurity students have access to full career support throughout and after the boot camp.

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    EARTHx

    Annual Events

    This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. EARTHx brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer, and food pavilions. EARTHx creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world.

  • The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 167 chapters in 52 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

  • EY is seeking entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways. If you are a successful entrepreneur or have been inspired by an enterprising leader, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year

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    Fort Worth Business Plan

    Pitch Days

    The FORT WORTH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION is designed to encourage small business owners to manage and operate their business according to a written plan; thus, having a positive impact on their bottom line as well as strengthening their ability to generate revenue and create jobs, all of which have a positive impact on our economy as a whole.

  • From inspiration to action, from a startup's inception to its IPO, the life cycle of an entrepreneur is rife with challenges and opportunities. At each stage, entrepreneurs are called to assemble resources, implement plans and assume the risk of building a new business - a calling that, for many, can seem too great to answer. FWBP will host series of workshops focusing on educational opportunities, all designed to make the entrepreneurial calling a bit easier.

  • The Fort Worth Star was founded in 1906 and merged with the Fort Worth Telegram in 1909 to become the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The newspaper bears a rich and colorful legacy tied to the Old West. Its founding publisher, Amon G. Carter Sr., was a renowned booster of Fort Worth and West Texas. In fact, the newspaper was known by a phrase that still resides on its masthead: “Where the West Begins.”

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    Fort Worth Startup Weekend

    Annual Events

    Startup Weekend is a great place for entrepreneurs to connect with developers, designers, coders and other business minded people to build companies in the course of a weekend. The event begins with 1 minute pitches of an idea and then all of the participants choose between which of 8-12 different ideas they want to work on throughout the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday each team gets as much work done on their idea as they can including building a brand, developing customers, designing a website and bringing an idea to life. On Sunday evening, each team will present their startup to a panel of local judges who will give them feedback on their ideas and select the winning teams from the weekend. Joining a Startup Weekend is the best way to get hands on experience about what starting a company is really like. 

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    Founders Live

    Monthly Events

    Founders Live is a global venue that gives modern entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn recognition, taste fame, connect with other entrepreneurs, and truly become rock stars.

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    General Assembly

    Groups

    General Assembly fosters an elite professional community of individuals and companies through education and strategic career connections.

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    HackDFW

    Annual Events

    HackDFW's first party events are the largest hackathons in Texas, with over 1,000 attendees at each event. They are a tech enthusiast's playground, allowing students and professionals to meet, form an idea, and execute it within 24 hours. Our events are forces for good in the community, bringing together many diverse groups for a weekend of fun, innovation, and learning.

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    Health 2.0 Dallas

    Quarterly Events

    Health 2.0 is a group of Dallas innovators who meet regularly with the mission to cultivate and propel health and technology within our community.

  • Our companies have been hard at work perfecting their pitches and continuing to grow their businesses since joining our accelerator. Pitch Day is a showcase for them to show how far they've come.

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    icode

    Groups

    Provides exposure to the world of computer science, robotics, and more to children, through fun and interactive camp programs.

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    Ignite DFW

    Quarterly Events

    We provide a public forum where you, and anyone else, can share important ideas in front of a live audience. Presenters create a five-minute talk, with an accompanying deck of 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds. It is a fast-paced, fun, and informative evening that reaches a broad, receptive audience in a very unique way.

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    InnoTech

    Annual Events

    In one focused day, InnoTech Dallas creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for IT professionals.

  • We are a team of game developers from all over the world, that have many years of experience in creating games for consoles and for PC, as well as, more recently mobile. From adventure titles to shooters, strategy to casual, collectively we have covered the entire gaming space, and hope that will continue over the next several years. Our goal with this blog is to share our knowledge and help people to either get started with game development for the first time or stay abreast with the latest technologies.

  • The Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum brings transformational thought leaders to TCU to share their innovative insights. Free to the public, the forum takes place each spring in conjunction with the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition.

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    Kernal Live!

    Pitch Days

    Join us for an event inspired by the TV show Shark Tank, where our four finalists will pitch creative solutions to critical social issues before judges and a live audience in the Four Day Weekend improvisational group's theater. Judges will listen and decide who will get seed money of $10,000 or more from United Way of Tarrant County’s KERNEL program designed to foster social innovation within the community.

  • United Way of Tarrant County’s new social innovation fund has the primary purpose of making significant changes in key community issues by working with a cross-sector of people, organizations, non-profits, for-profits and entrepreneurs to solve problems!

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    Ladies That UX

    Groups

    Ladies that UX Dallas Chapter is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other.

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    Launch DFW

    Media

    Inspiring, supporting & empowering the future of tech startups a innovation in North Texas since 2009.

  • The Medical Innovation Collaborative (MIC) is the catalyst for a sustainable bio and life sciences ecosystem that connects globally-competitive, scale-up companies to talent, facilities and funding to improve the quality of patient care. Every day we commit to thoughtful planning, programming and networking that provides the resources and support for early stage companies to address the critical needs related to the translation of research.

  • Bishop T.D. Jakes wants to see what America’s next generation of business owners and job creators can do. This summer, with the support of MegaFutures at MegaFest, young visionaries, in grades six through 12, will have an opportunity to compete for any prize sum within $50,000; build friends; gain mentors; and learn what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur!

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    NoDCon

    Annual Events

    NoDCon is our annual "show and tell" event at NoD Coworking where our members get to share their stories about what they've been up to all year. If you're curious about what we do at NoD, NoDCon is a great opportunity to learn about our community and make new connections.

  • The North Texas Blockchain Alliance is a community foundation focused on providing support and organization for events, training, networking, and cooperation around blockchain technologies in the North Texas region. We seek to create avenues for entrepreneurs, developers, technologists, educators, and business professionals from all backgrounds and levels to participate and get involved in the blockchain community.

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    OneUp the Pitch

    Pitch Days

    OneUp the Pitch is a fast-paced evening of live pitches from some of our community's best social entrepreneurs. Leading alumni of United Way's GroundFloor Accelerator Program, coached by Young Presidents Organization experts, will share their vision for the future of Dallas and appeal to celebrity judges for additional capital to grow the impact of their work.

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    Per Scholas

    Groups

    Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by creating opportunity, closing the skills divide, and achieving diversity.

  • List of startup competitions, both nationally and internationally, maintained by Getpoindexter.com

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    ProjectUX

    Media

    ProjectUX is the new show where User Experience experts - “UXperts” - help startups improve their products. We send startups through a heuristic review and a round of usability testing as they learn how to improve their user experience.

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    Refresh Dallas

    Groups

    Refresh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical and professional aspects of new media endeavors in the Dallas area.

  • Pitch Day marks the highlight of REVTECH Accelerator for the five technology companies who have completed the 14-week REVTECH program. At Pitch Day, founders from the year's class will share their innovative visions – presenting investment and product pitches – with the industry's top investors, retailers and industry champions, media representatives, and the greater Dallas entrepreneurial community

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    SBDC Centers

    Groups

    The Dallas Metropolitan SBDC has access to a wide range of information for business success. Let us give you that extra advantage needed in today’s competitive business environment. The Dallas Metropolitan SBDC can provide businesses with information concerning contracting with government, international trade, intellectual property protection, and technology transfer.

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    SCORE

    Groups

    SCORE Volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small business succeed.  Mentors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and business plan preparation. Dallas SCORE provides no-cost, confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your business. SCORE also offers Workshops and Seminars for a modest fee, for both start-up entrepreneurs and existing businesses looking for a fresh perspective and renewed focus for their business.

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    Sharks In Heels

    Groups

    Sharks in Heels Inc. is a fun and informative social networking organization geared towards inspiring, connecting, and empowering women entrepreneurs or “Sharkettes” with the tools needed for success.

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    SMU Big Ideas

    Pitch Days

    Big iDeas supports the incubation of ideas and development of entrepreneurial enterprises by SMU undergraduates. The Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition are annual events for undergraduates to pitch creative or innovative ideas that provide value to society. Ideas can be new products as well as ones that solve a problem or improve an existing service. Big iDeas are those ideas that are viable and bring positive impact to others.

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    Southwest Venture Forum

    Monthly Events

    In 1990, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship assumed responsibility for operating the Southwest Venture Forum, which had been founded by a local venture capital firm in 1984. The non-profit forum is a bimonthly breakfast meeting where entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses meet with venture investors and the professional community to solicit financing and obtain advice.

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    Startup Comedy Roast

    Annual Events

    Come see 5 of the hottest startups in Dallas show us their magic and then sit back and enjoy some magic of a different kind. Each startup will have 2 minutes to impress us and then the improv troupe of DCH will put on quite a show. Trust us, your investment pitches will seem like a cakewalk in comparison!

  • Running a startup is a very challenging task. There are so many things young entrepreneurs need to know, that it’s impossible to avoid failure. This is why they could use a solid community of like-minded people to exchange ideas and stories with.

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    Startup Grind Dallas

    Quarterly Events

    Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.

  • Join us and supporters of local innovation, economic development, and entrepreneurs as we celebrate four local startups that are impacting our world at the Ninth Annual TECH Fort Worth Impact Awards

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    Tech in Motion

    Groups

    Tech in Motion is broad by design, the goal of this group is to be interactive and allow technology enthusiasts to learn from other professionals, have questions answered in real-time, discover new tech, and hear stories that inspire. This group is a place for technology professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing across the city.

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    TECH Nest

    Weekly Events

    TECH Nest 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 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at TechFW.

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    Tech Talent South

    Groups

    Tech Talent South (TTS) is a Charlotte-based coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology throughout the southeast United States and aid the region in evolving its high-tech hubs. Campuses are in the heart of each of their respective tech communities and provide students with amazing opportunities to make connections in the local tech scenes.

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    Tech Titans

    Groups

    Tech Titans includes a diverse group of technology leaders from start-ups to fortune 500 companies from North Texas who collaborate, share and inspire creative thinking that fuels tomorrow’s innovations. As part of its goals, Tech Titans is active in: Cultivating a technology community of companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and students. Growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative. Advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas . Connecting people and inspiring innovative ideas through its special interest forums and annual Awards Gala.

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    Tech Titans Awards Gala

    Annual Events

    The Tech Titans Awards Gala, from Radius innovation and development, a Jabil company, recognizes the elite in North Texas technology – individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans Awards Gala showcases the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good.

  • Tech Titans is a North Texas technology association that represents more than 250,000 employees through its 300 member partnerships. It collaborates with a wide range of companies from startups to Fortune 500s. Tech Titans Venture Forum was meant to bridge conversations between investors and startups, which Tech Titans hopes will lead to Series A or B, multimillion-dollar investments down the road.

  • On Pitch Day, join investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and media from all over the nation as they watch what happens when you give the next hottest startup 12 weeks of intensive mentoring and world-class resources.

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    Tech.Co

    Media

    Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) is a vibrant media, community and events organization for creatives, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify tech communities providing a place to get informed, connected, and inspired.

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    Techweek Dallas

    Annual Events

    Techweek is a purpose-built conference and media company in 8 cities, with week-long conferences throughout the year. Techweek partners with tech leaders, corporations, and the community to build a unique experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and Hero Companies.

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    TEDXSMU

    Annual Events

    TEDxSMU brings together ideas and interesting people from around the world and around the corner to the SMU and Dallas communities. Although we are licensed by TED, we are independently organized. Check out what we’ve got coming up and TEDxTalks from past events.

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    TEDXTCU

    Annual Events

    TEDxTCU strives to invigorate the TCU community through student leadership and TCU-based speakers sharing ideas worth spreading. The TEDx program is designed to give communities the opportunity to create dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

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    Texas Inventors

    Groups

    Texas Inventors is a group of inventors that meets monthly in the Mirabelle Davis Library in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Our membership includes people at every stage of the inventive process who are willing to share their knowledge, experience, contacts and encouragement to fellow inventors.

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    Texas Pulse

    Media

    Texas Tech Pulse is focused on providing news and information about deal flow, high tech investment, and high tech companies in Texas. Our focus is on covering high technology news from Texas. Our coverage includes venture funding, interviews, business news, new products, and other key information on companies in the area, with an exclusive focus on the Texas region. Our events calendar and other website resources are intended to help provide a resource to high-tech entrepreneurs, investors, and employees.

  • To actively grow the base of research capacity and technology commercialization in North Texas by engaging industry, philanthropic, university, and state support to implement programs that increase research at our local institutions of higher education and create economic benefit for the region.

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    Texas Squared

    Media

    Weekly startup newsletter for Texas startup news, opinions and events.

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    Texchange Dallas

    Quarterly Events

    TeXchange Dallas connects Dallas-Fort Worth's technology community; bringing together founders, investors, technology executives, business leaders, educators, and supporting service providers at every stage of building and growing successful ventures. We target technology executives who build or run maturing startups; those which are either currently or past raising their Series A funding rounds.

  • The Dallas-Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association’s goal is to promote search engine marketing and increased return on investment for companies and their websites through best practices. We accomplish this through networking, education, and promotion of search engine marketing. Our members are highly skilled in the areas of copywriting, web hosting, web design, web analytics, internet application development, affiliate program development and strategy, social media, search engine optimization, PPC campaigns, as well as emerging media.

  • The Fort Worth Life Sciences Coalition is a non-profit, non-member, grassroots organization founded in 2002 to promote all aspects of the Life Sciences in North Texas, with an emphasis on Fort Worth.

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    The Technology Ball

    Monthly Events

    The Technology Ball encompasses a unique series of networking gatherings that brings the technology community together. Proceeds from Technology Ball support initiatives to create future technology leaders through STEM partnerships in the social sector. Leading CIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT serve as honored IT Executive Hosts, as they mingle with senior-level representatives from sponsoring corporations, to generate new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.

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    Thinkful

    Groups

    Thinkful is a career accelerator that helps people build high-growth careers in data science, web development, and design. Whereas traditional coding bootcamps teach these skills in a classroom, Thinkful students learn via 1-on-1 mentorship, affording them a more individualized learning experience and access to a growing local and national professional network. The result: A guaranteed job in tech or your tuition back.

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    TiE Dallas

    Groups

    iE is a nonprofit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization out there. With programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and Mentor Match, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • The UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition provides an opportunity to promote student engagement, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovative action. Over $18,000 in cash prizes will be distributed among the top competitors. All full-time College of Music students are eligible to participate. Students will prepare music business plans utilizing a variety of resources including online business-plan writing tutorials, existing entrepreneurship courses, competition workshops, and faculty mentorship.

  • The UT Dallas E-Club is a community of students and startup mentors dedicated to helping each other on their entrepreneurial journeys. Whether you have an idea and are looking for a cofounder or are simply looking into a career in startups, E-Club can help you reach your goals.

  • The Mavs Challenge is a student pitch competition that gives the winning business idea $10,000 in actual cash prize money (not in-kind dollars). It is made possible through a generous donation by a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, TECH Fort Worth, and the UT Arlington College of Business.

  • The Big Idea Competition is UT Dallas' largest startup pitch competition. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines compete for cash and scholarship prizes and the chance to pitch in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges.

  • Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program, accessible by over 500,000 students globally, designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni - regardless of major, experience, or discipline.

  • the local chapter of UXPA International with over 2,800 members in DFW. This group serves the needs of designers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. With this group, you can: Network with other designers to exchange ideas, Listen to speakers at monthly meetings, Look for your next opportunity with managers and recruiters, Learn best practices at a workshop, attend the Big Design Conference to learn from industry experts, see local talent showcased to spotlight the Best of Dallas UX.

  • In May 2014, WATT relaunched as a community that encourages women in technology to be fearless as they advance their careers, providing education, inspiration, guidance, and connections to career opportunities. Mission: To encourage women to be fearless in sharing their unique perspectives and talents; To encourage more women and girls to enter and advance to leadership roles in technology related fields; and to encourage companies to intentionally hire for gender balance.

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    Weekly Events Calendar

    Weekly Events

    Provided by LaunchDFW, provides up to date source for weekly events happening in the DFW innovation ecosystem, including area meetups, events, and classes.

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    WiNGS

    Groups

    WiNGS provides women the tools and resources to become strong mothers, successful in the workplace and financially secure.

  • Women’s Technology Coalition (Women’s Tech Co.) is a resourceful and inspiring non-profit organization focused on leveling the playing field for women in tech-enabled professions. We create engaging environments for forward-thinking technologists and entrepreneurs to connect and succeed. Women's Tech Co. fosters valuable quarterly events, as well as an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education.

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    Xconomy Texas

    Media

    Local Texas business, science, and technology news. Xconomy covers information technology, biotech, energy, and other sectors of the Texas economy.

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    XD Alliance

    Groups

    XD is an alliance to recognize and connect industry thought leaders in the fields of Design, Technology, Research, Product and Marketing. It will be the professional connection touchpoint to empower leaders through cross-functional collaboration.