Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is set to take place November 12th-14th. Whether you have a full-time job or are a co-founder in a current startup, Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will be a great way to engage with the local startup scene.
Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will open Friday night with a presentation of new ideas for startup ventures. Pitch your own idea or simply watch and listen. Participants then choose their favorite ideas and form teams around them. The teams spend the weekend networking, developing, and building a proof of concept demo. Most ideas and projects are Web and tech-focused. On Sunday night, the teams will demo their projects to a group of panelists who will ultimately decide a winner.
During the weekend, there will be presentations from various members of the startup community. I’ll give a presentation on a few general aspects of startup law along with some tips of how to deal with the Dallas angel investor scene.
Tyler Koblasa, founder of Mingly and Startup Nights, will give a presentation about how he launched Mingly at Startup Weekend Los Angeles and continued to develop after his win. He’ll also talk about how he developed Startup Nights to keep the local startup scene momentum going between annual and semi-annual events like Startup Weekend.
Vijay Thakkar, Technical Director and Toy Maker at Newtoy Inc., will also be speaking Saturday night. Newtoy is a DFW-based company with the very famous Words With Friends and Chess With Friends applications for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch platforms.
Current prizes for the winning team include a one-month “Nomad” membership for 3 people from the winning team at CoHabitat, the coworking community in uptown Dallas. I’ll also include a startup incorporation package for the winning team. More extras, including additional presenters, prizes for the winning team, and event sponsors will be posted on the Startup Weekend Dallas 3 website.
Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is being held at the brand new offices of ShopSavv) in the Campbell Centre at 8350 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75206. I got the grand tour of the new office space from Rylan last week and from what I saw the place is a legit startup heaven:
Buy Your Tickets
Tickets to participate in Startup Weekend Dallas 3 are $75 ($40 if you are a student) and can be purchased at dallas.startupweekend.org/tickets. Please note that meals are included with your ticket price!
For more information about Startup Weekend Dallas 3, including sponsorship opportunities, visit dallas.startupweekend.org.
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is non-profit organization based out of Seattle, Wash., Startup Weekend’s primary mission is to provide unparalleled experiential education opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe. Its model is event-based, community-focused, interactive and results-driven entrepreneurial development. As a result, Startup Weekend has become one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneurship education in startup ecosystems around the world. Startup Weekend is currently represented in over 100 cities in more than 25 countries. Learn more at http://startupweekend.org.