The DFW EXCELLERATOR will have its Grand Opening Launch Event with a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 AM Friday, April 18th and 2 full days of events thru Saturday, April 19th, 2014. The event includes an engaging lineup of speakers, a Mobile Hackathon themed around the “Internet of Things”, a Company Showcase, a Makers’ Demo, One-on-One VC Meeting, and Co-founders’ Speed Matching. Guests are encouraged to compete in the mobile hackathon, attend the many speaker seminars featuring highly-esteemed businessmen and community leaders, and to connect with fellow entrepreneurs in a fun and engaging 2 day event.
Here are some featured topics: Matthew Bailey talking about Weightless standards for the “Internet of Things”, panel discussions about the DFW Makers’ Movement, Matt Johnson talking about their success at Bottle Rocket, and a panel about investment for startups.
The Mobile Hackathon will allow teams of developers and designers to build solutions to sponsored problems, problems involving the “Internet of Things”, or a problem of their choosing. Winning solutions can win Bitcoin, Android tablets, cash, and 3 months membership at the DFW Excellerator! The Company Showcase and Makers’ Demo will allow companies and people to show off their cool tech and build networks to help sell and market their products and services. Co-founder Speed Matching will allow co-founders or entrepreneurs looking for complementary skills or expertise to pitch themselves and ideas to others in a quick but personal setting.
Some notable guests and speakers list include: Hon. Angie Chen Button, Texas State Representative; Hon. Laura Maczka, Mayor of Richardson; Dr. Mark W. Spong, Dean of Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at UT Dallas; Bill Sproull, CEO and President of Metroplex Technology Business Council & RCC; Matthew Bailey, Co-Chair of Marketing for Weightless IoT Standards, UK; Henry Shi, Chairman of Redstone Venture Capital, China, just to name a few!
In addition to participating in sessions, guests can also tour the space and check out sponsoring and showcasing companies such as Azpen, Tesla, and Seeed Studio to play with their tech.
DFW Excellerator is a North Texas business incubator and technology accelerator fostering international growth and access to global capital. The DFW Excellerator offers over 8,000 square feet of co-working, dedicated and day office space for entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and freelancers. It takes more than just “space” to build a successful company. Members will engage in a collaborative environment and a community of entrepreneurs and experts to foster world changing ideas.
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