Find out what to expect at Dallas Startup Week’s Startup Innovation Summit » Dallas Innovates

One of Dallas’ biggest events for the region’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and startup founders is just weeks away.

The DEC Network’s flagship event, Dallas Startup Week, powered by Capital One, kicks off next month, August 7 through August 11, both virtually and in-person at SMU’s Cox School of Business.

The event brings together innovative leaders from across industries to support the growth and success of the startup community and creates the potential for partnerships, said Lisa Tran, Managing Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at SMU Cox .

Billed as “5 Days, 100+ Events, 200+ Speakers”, this is the eighth year of Dallas Startup Week, North Texas’ largest event focused on entrepreneurial success, economic impact and innovation.

The festivities organized this year by the CED Network include three summits, each targeting specific groups. Dallas Innovates recently told you about the Disrupt Dallas and Women of Innovation summits. Now, the DEC has unveiled details for the third, the Corporate Startup Innovation Summit.

Bringing innovation together

Aimed to bring together the “breadth and diversity” of the local business and startup ecosystem, the Corporate Startup Innovation Summit will provide insight into how companies are shaping future business ideas, models and investment trends. to create new opportunities.

The summit will take place in person at the Collins Center at SMU Cox School of Business and online at Brushfire on August 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here’s what to expect at the event:

9:00 a.m.—Breakfast and networking

9:30 a.m.—Welcome to the Corporate Startup Innovation Summit

9:45 a.m. – Keynote: Jim Alder, Founding Director and Board Member of Toyota Ventures

Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director of Toyota Ventures

Hear from Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director of Toyota Ventures and Executive Advisor at the Toyota Research Institute. Beginning his career as a rocket engineer at Lockheed Martin, Adler founded and led startups before joining the automaker’s standalone venture capital firm. Adler is also a member of the investment committee of JetBlue Technology Ventures and a former board member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data, Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

11:00 a.m.—Engaging Startups in Business Innovation

12:00 p.m.—Lunch and Networking

1:00 p.m. — Steven Levy, Editor at Wired (fireside chat moderated by Kanarys CEO Mandy Price)

Steven Levy, editor at Wired

In this session, Mandy Price, CEO of Dallas diversity and inclusion platform, Kanarys, will speak with Wired Editor at Large Steven Levy.

Levy has been called the nation’s “top tech journalist” and has written numerous books ranging from deep dives into big tech players to looks at crypto and IT culture.

2:00 p.m. – The funding landscape and its role in building DFW as an innovation hub

3:15 p.m.—Pitch Accelerator Competition

5:00 p.m.—Awards and closing remarks

Countdown to Dallas Startup Week

If you missed what to expect for the Women of Innovation Summit, find out more here. And if you’re interested in the Disrupt Dallas Summit, find out more here.

For more information or to register, go here.

Quincy Preston, Kevin Cummings and Leslie Barker contributed to this report.

Dallas Innovates is a Dallas Startup Week Media Sponsor and a DEC Network Partner Organization.

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  • Now in its third year, the Dallas Innovates and CEO of D program honors 78 disruptors and trailblazers forging a new vision for innovation in North Texas.

  • Five local winners received up to $200,000 in funding to activate their solutions throughout North Texas.

  • Of the three summits to be held during Dallas Startup Week, the Women of Innovation Summit is located in Miller’s wheelhouse. The summit is powered by her company, Toyota Financial Services, and will celebrate the women who turn their ideas and ambitions into reality. The goal? To prepare female leaders for success, says Miller.

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