Dallas Startup Week

Investor Track

Presented By

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March 2 - 5, 2015


We have decided to integrate the Startup Angels Investor Track more fully into the Dallas Startup Week program. Our great Dallas partners are producing events on startups/funding open to all members of the Dallas community.


We are happy that we have been a part of the Dallas startup/investor community and look forward to bringing more Startup Angels programs back to Dallas in the future.


You can see some of the events that will be taking place during Dallas Startup Week — including a handful of funding events —
here http://dallas.startupweek.co/.


Sincerely,

The Startup Angels Team



Dallas Startup Week is one in a series of major, city-wide entrepreneurship programs being produced by Dallas community leaders, UP Global and JP Morgan Chase in 2015.

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Who Should Attend

Current & New Angel Investors

Family Office Managers

VC’s

Corporate Innovation Executives

Serial Entrepreneurs

Community Leaders


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Why Now?

The Dallas Startup Community is a rocket ship taking off. With an enormous concentration of tech talent and first-rate community organizations like The DEC, Tech Wildcatters and VentureSpur, the region’s startup ecosystem is building great momentum. The focus now is on increasing early stage capital, which is key to growing (and profiting) from the startup sector. The Investor Track offers you an insider’s view into the Dallas Startup Community, opportunities to connect with local and national experts, and ways to invest your time, talents, networks and capital.

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What's In Store

- VIP Status for Dallas Startup Week -

- Top-tier keynotes and panels on the state-of-the-art in startup investing -

- Connections to fellow investors, including corporate innovation executives and entrepreneurs -

- Invitation to an exclusive investor dinner at local restaurant accelerator, Trinity Groves -

- Recognition as a leader in the Dallas Startup Community -

- The attention of the ~10,000 attendees of Dallas Startup Week -

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Sessions

Startup Session:
How Investors Think: Preparing to Pitch



During this session, leading investors will address topics such as: understanding the investor landscape, preparing for a funding round, what is expected in an investor pitch, deal terms and negotiation. The session will inform entrepreneurs about how investors think, how they evaluate startups and how deals actually work before both parties take a seat at the negotiating table. The session is meant for anyone interested in learning more about working with investors.


Format:
Panelists + Moderated Q&A



Community Leader Session: Bringing More Investors Into Startup Communities



This session will bring together startup community leaders from the region to discuss best practices for growing the startup investor community. The goal of the session is to outline best practices and steps to encourage more investments into local startups. The session is for anyone interested in cultivating new startup investors, including accelerator managers, co-working space managers, local government , startup event managers, etc..



Format:
Facilitated Workshop


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Corporate Session:
The Role of Corporations in Startup Investing



Corporate giants like Google and Comcast have programs ranging from mentoring, to accelerators, to corporate venture funds. These programs help startups grow within corporate objectives and keep large organizations closer to nimble innovation.


This session will bring together the leaders working within corporations to share their experiences and programs to connect the corporate and startup communities. This session will include corporate leaders such as American Airlines, Coca-Cola and CBRE, discussing how these partnerships can drive innovation inside the corporation and across the community. This session is for those interested in working with corporations and/or corporations who want to learn from their peers.



Format:
Panelists + Moderated Q&A


Investor Session:

A Portfolio Approach to Startup Investing



The Investor Dinner event is designed to stimulate a provocative conversation about startups, angel investing and ways to capitalize on the global entrepreneurship phenomenon.


We will bring together a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, expert investors, corporate innovators, and community leaders along with new angel investors for a dinner event. The evening will be structured around dynamic conversations about startup investing. We'll have cocktails and dinner provided from locally sourced food and beverage startups. The event is designed to allow time to meet and mingle as well as hear and discuss some intriguing ideas about startup investing. This session is for anyone interested in discussing and learning more about the state of the art in startup investing.


Format:
Dinner + Keynote/Moderated Q&A


Where Are the Events

The DEC

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Trinity Groves

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CBRE

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Agenda


Monday, March 2:


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community Leader Session: Bringing More Investors Into Startup Communities

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Address: 311 North Market Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75202


Tuesday, March 3:


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Corporate Session: Beyond VC, How Corporations Invest

CBRE

Address: 2100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Investor Session: A Portfolio Approach to Startup Investing (Dinner Event)

Trinity Groves

Address: 425 Bedford Street, Dallas, TX 75212


Wednesday, March 4:


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Startup Session: How Investors Think: Preparing to Pitch

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Address: 311 North Market Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75202


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Startup / Investor Mentoring

By Invite Only - Contact attend@startupangels.co for more information


Thursday, March 5:


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Startup / Investor Mentoring

By Invite Only - Contact attend@startupangels.co for more information

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