To say that the first Dallas Startup Week was a success is an understatement.  Despite the iffy weather on Wednesday and Thursday morning here in Dallas, the entrepreneurial community came together to set a Startup Week registration record for a first year event.  Some of the more popular events/speakers had to turn people away due to capacity concerns (I was one of those!)  Be proud, Dallas!

Some of our favorite moments for the event held March 2-6, 2015 in downtown Dallas:

  • Michael Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Company in Dallas:  “It’s important to up the trend.  Do what others aren’t doing.  Take time on your business plan.”
  • Paul Singh providing some valuable insight on how investors think at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
  • Larry Lavine, the founder of Chili’s, discussing his financing tools and options for his new concept in Richardson, and how it relates to other restaurant entrepreneurs.
  • Michael Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Company in Dallas:  “When everyone says it’s not the best time to do it, that’s the best time to do it.”
  • The stories of successful funding raises through multiple presentations, particularly during a roundtable discussion on Monday at Funding, When and How.
  • And of course, seeing our past clients and current partners share their knowledge with our growing entrepreneurial community.

What were your favorite moments from Dallas Startup Week 2015?