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Tuesday, April 3
 

10:30am

Can an Accelerator or Incubator Jumpstart your Startup?
This panel brings together the heads of DFW's most well-known accelerator programs for a discussion on incubators, accelerators, venture studios, and other types of accelerator programs. Attendees will learn the benefits of each and how to select the right one according to the stage of your startup and your specific needs.

Moderators
avatar for Joseph Clemko

Joseph Clemko

Senior Attorney, Beckmen Law Firm
Combining my work experiences with my legal and business education to provide quality and innovative representation for clients in various industries. My practice focuses on counseling businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and investors with an emphasis on general businesstransactions... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Tejapaibul

Ricky Tejapaibul

Managing Partner & CEO, Tech Wildcatters
Ricky Tejapaibul is the Managing Partner and CEO of Tech Wildcatters, one of the first 15 startup accelerators in the world and pioneer of the Gauntlet, a milestone-based data-driven accelerator model.  Ricky is an active angel investor, entrepreneur, startup mentor, and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Julia Young

Julia Young

Program Associate, Tech Wildcatters
I am the program associate for Tech Wildcatters, an early stage B2B seed fund and accelerator. You should talk to me if you have a startup and need mentorship, resources, and funding. We also co-host Startup Grind Dallas and are always looking to connect entrepreneur speakers with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Founder and Executive Director, PostUp
Austinpreneur I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. I type in Dvorak and work at a standing desk.
avatar for Tahir Hussain

Tahir Hussain

Managing Partner & CEO, Collide Village
A seasoned entrepreneur, active angel investor, inventor and a technologist. As a founder and managing partner of Collide Village, a milestone driven technology startup studio program, Tahir has created a deep passion to change the local technology startup landscape by investing... Read More →
avatar for David Matthews

David Matthews

Managing Director, RevTech
David Matthews has a background as an entrepreneur, a lead investor in emerging investment funds,and as a venture capitalist. As an entrepreneur, he launched several successful start-ups includingIntelecon and Green Mountain Dallas. He brought the initial capital together to launch... Read More →
avatar for Hubert Zajicek

Hubert Zajicek

CEO, Health Wildcatters
Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, is CEO & Co-founder of Health Wildcatters, a nationally ranked healthcare seed fund & accelerator in Dallas, TX. Health Wildcatters provides mentorship, capital and guidance to healthcare startups. Dr. Zajicek has extensive experience with startups and is... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Chase Basecamp - Stage C Ross Tower, 500 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

2:00pm

Tech M&A Exits - How to Prepare and Maximize Valuation
Most technology companies exit through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). To maximize valuation, proper preparation is necessary. This session will cover technology M&A best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Presented by Navidar.

Moderators
avatar for Ricky Tejapaibul

Ricky Tejapaibul

Managing Partner & CEO, Tech Wildcatters
Ricky Tejapaibul is the Managing Partner and CEO of Tech Wildcatters, one of the first 15 startup accelerators in the world and pioneer of the Gauntlet, a milestone-based data-driven accelerator model.  Ricky is an active angel investor, entrepreneur, startup mentor, and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Julia Young

Julia Young

Program Associate, Tech Wildcatters
I am the program associate for Tech Wildcatters, an early stage B2B seed fund and accelerator. You should talk to me if you have a startup and need mentorship, resources, and funding. We also co-host Startup Grind Dallas and are always looking to connect entrepreneur speakers with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Day

Stephen Day

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Navidar
Stephen co-founded Navidar, which is an investment banking firm committed to providing superior execution and outstanding results to companies and investors in dynamic industries. In leadership roles in the Global Technology Investment Banking groups at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The DEC 311 N Market St #200, Dallas, TX 75202
 
Wednesday, April 4
 

11:30am

Startup Grind Fireside Chat with Joshua Baer, Founder of Capital Factory
Startup Grind Dallas welcomes Joshua Baer, Founder and Executive Director of Capital Factory, for a fireside chat discussing his entrepreneurial journey. Startup Grind is a global network of local chapters each hosting monthly fireside chats and startup community parties. Lee Blaylock, serial entrepreneur and Founder of Find a Game and WhoAt, hosts Startup Grind Dallas and moderates questions from the audience. This event features complimentary lunch provided by WeWork!

Moderators
avatar for Ricky Tejapaibul

Ricky Tejapaibul

Managing Partner & CEO, Tech Wildcatters
Ricky Tejapaibul is the Managing Partner and CEO of Tech Wildcatters, one of the first 15 startup accelerators in the world and pioneer of the Gauntlet, a milestone-based data-driven accelerator model.  Ricky is an active angel investor, entrepreneur, startup mentor, and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Julia Young

Julia Young

Program Associate, Tech Wildcatters
I am the program associate for Tech Wildcatters, an early stage B2B seed fund and accelerator. You should talk to me if you have a startup and need mentorship, resources, and funding. We also co-host Startup Grind Dallas and are always looking to connect entrepreneur speakers with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Founder and Executive Director, PostUp
Austinpreneur I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. I type in Dvorak and work at a standing desk.


Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
WeWork - Thanksgiving Tower 1601 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201

2:00pm

The Credit Conundrum: Learn it, Understand it, Build it
This information packed workshop will review financing options available to business owners and provide valuable insights into the process for obtaining credit. The session will provide an overview of different credit options including SBA loans and what lenders review when evaluating an application for credit. The workshop will be led by a local SBA expert. Learn and discover what credit products may be the most appropriate for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Dionne Cooper

Dionne Cooper

Vice-President and Specialty Finance Consultant, JP Morgan Chase
Dionne Cooper is a Vice-President and Specialty Finance Consultant for the Business Banking Specialty Finance Group at JP Morgan Chase Bank. She supports Relationship Managers in Tarrant County Texas by helping clients secure financing using SBA and Chase Bank loan programs and products... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chase Basecamp - Stage C Ross Tower, 500 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
 
Thursday, April 5
 

1:00pm

Ask an Investor: Tips from VCs and Funding Providers
This panel brings together several of the most qualified and experienced investors and funding providers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for a discussion on startup funding at all stages and through a variety of avenues. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask the panel their burning funding questions.

Moderators
avatar for Joseph Clemko

Joseph Clemko

Senior Attorney, Beckmen Law Firm
Combining my work experiences with my legal and business education to provide quality and innovative representation for clients in various industries. My practice focuses on counseling businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and investors with an emphasis on general businesstransactions... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Tejapaibul

Ricky Tejapaibul

Managing Partner & CEO, Tech Wildcatters
Ricky Tejapaibul is the Managing Partner and CEO of Tech Wildcatters, one of the first 15 startup accelerators in the world and pioneer of the Gauntlet, a milestone-based data-driven accelerator model.  Ricky is an active angel investor, entrepreneur, startup mentor, and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Julia Young

Julia Young

Program Associate, Tech Wildcatters
I am the program associate for Tech Wildcatters, an early stage B2B seed fund and accelerator. You should talk to me if you have a startup and need mentorship, resources, and funding. We also co-host Startup Grind Dallas and are always looking to connect entrepreneur speakers with... Read More →

Speakers
DB

Darlene Boudreaux

Executive Director, TechFW
As the Executive Director at TechFW, Darlene founded the North Texas Angel Network and, later, the Cowtown Angels. Each is an independent network of accredited investors who hear pitches from entrepreneurs, conduct due diligence as a group, but who invest as individuals.  Darlene... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Colletti

Samantha Colletti

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
Samantha Colletti is a Senior Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank where she focuses on providing comprehensive debt and credit solutions to a variety of technology companies in the DFW area.  She has spent the last 7 years working with start-ups and venture-backed companies and... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Stevens

Kevin Stevens

Partner, Intelis Capital
Kevin is a partner at Intelis Capital, where he focuses on partnering primarily with software companies working directly or indirectly on the most important challenges facing large, slow-change industries. Prior to Intelis Capital, he co-led product at Kleiner Perkins-backed Choose... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Partner, Interlock Partners
Jeff has almost two decades of early stage investing experience focused on early stage technology companies across the U.S.  Jeff has served on multiple Boards including for-profit and non-profit corporations.  He currently coaches and mentors over 5 local technology companies... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp - Stage C Ross Tower, 500 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

3:00pm

Capital Formation: Funding Your Dream
You have an awesome idea, terrific customer traction and know you and your team can build a durable, high growth company. But how do you execute fundraising through multiple rounds to ensure you have enough capital to sustain your company’s growth?

Come hear from a panel of local entrepreneurs who’ve battled to build their companies and fund their growth trajectory from start-up through late stage financing (Series A – Exit). The panel will be moderated by Jaime Moreno De Los Rios from J.P. Morgan’s technology team in San Francisco, who will kick off the session with perspective on the national fundraising environment for private companies.

Moderators
JM

Jaime Moreno de los Rios

VP, Internet & Digital Media, J.P. Morgan Investment Banking
Jaime is a VP in the Internet & Digital Media team at J.P. Morgan Investment Banking in San Francisco, where he joined in early 2014. He focuses on private capital raisings, M&A, debt offerings and IPOs for Internet companies.Previously, he spent two years focusing on operational... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Black

Daniel Black

Glass-Media
Daniel, a Silicon Valley native, is often referred to as an entrepreneurial rebel for choosing to launch his retail technology company “Glass-Media” in Dallas, Texas. Since moving to Dallas in 2013, Daniel has quickly become an integral part of the startup community/ecosystem... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Sepkowitz

Joshua Sepkowitz

Co-Founder & CEO, FreeRange Concepts
Joshua is the Chief Executive Officer of FreeRange Concepts, a creative restaurant development and management company. Joshua co-founded FreeRange Concepts with his best friend and college roommate Kyle Noonan in 2012. They opened their first concepts, Bowl & Barrel in December of... Read More →
avatar for George Baker Sr.

George Baker Sr.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, ParkHub
George has nearly 17 years of hands-on experience in the parking realm, focusing on managing the parking operations of class-A office garage facilities and comparable top-tier parking operations across the continental United States. He prides himself on deep domain knowledge of the... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp - Stage B Ross Tower, 500 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201