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ABOUT THE CLASS ...

ABOUT THE CLASS

This is a free orientation to help new and aspiring entrepreneurs learn how to plug in to the Dallas startup scene. Get the inside scoop from one of the local community leaders to get acquainted with the exciting entrepreneur scene in Dallas.

You’ll learn where the entrepreneurs hang out, what investors are active in town, what blogs to read, where to talk to media outlets, where to find talent, and more.

THE OBJECTIVES

Startup growth in Dallas
Why doing business is good in Dallas
What we do well
Big companies you need to know
Top startups you need to know
VC’s, angels and media
Accelerators, Incubators and Coworking spaces
Networking events
Other ways to get involved
Q&A

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR, Alexander Muse
Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. In October he transitioned from CEO to Chairman of ShopSavvy to dedicate full time on his latest startup, HAUL, a video focused e-commerce startup with offices in Los Angeles and Dallas. Muse contributes back to the startup community through his work with Startup America and several startups including Socialyzer, PayTap, iTag and recognize.im.

PRESENTED BY, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is an entrepreneurial support system dedicated to bringing together the resources, support and opportunities that Dallas-area entrepreneurs need to start, build and grow their businesses. Launched in 2013, the DEC connects entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, educators and other business and community leaders in order to advance the economic interests of the Dallas community. Learn more at thedec.co.

The DEC is located in the SoftLayer building. Parking is available in the front of the buidling. Please arrive with a photo ID to check in at the front desk.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DallasEntrepreneurCenter and Twitter at @theDECtx. To get a sneak peek at the happenings inside the DEC, follow us on Instagram at theDECtx.

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    • INTRO TO THE DALL AS STARTUP COMMUNITY P R E S E N T E D B Y: A L E X A N D E R M U S E , T H E H A U L C O M PA N Y
    • @amuse Alexander Muse Co-Founder at HAUL Office: 214.550.2003 Mobile: 214.558.1079 ! Website: http://www.haulstudios.com Personal blog: http://startupmuse.com LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/amuse
    • Agenda • • • • • • • • • • Entrepreneurial hub? Growth of the Startup Scene Notable Dallas Startups Notable Startup Exits (M&A and IPO) VC’s, angels and media Accelerators, Incubators, Coworking Networking Events, Meetups, Conferences Where to Find Talent Other ways to get involved Q&A
    • WHY DALLAS
    • Pros and Cons PROs • • • • • • • • Concentration of Fortune 500 companies Fourth largest metro area in the US Third largest in self-employment 19,000 new companies each year Ranked third for startup founders (Kaufmann Foundation) More tech jobs than Austin & Houston combined Low cost of living/doing business Two major Airports CONs • • • • • • • • Dearth of experienced VCs VCs have very little committed capital Very little early stage capital Few high growth entrepreneur angels Few startup focused service providers Leveraged Workforce Inexeperienced Startup Workforce Massive Geography (9.286mi vs. 46.9mi)
    • Startup Growth in Dallas ! (in 5 minutes) • • • • • • startupmuse.com Barcamp/PitchCamp Startup Happy Hour Startup Weekend CoHabitat/TechWildcatters LOTS of startups
    • Notable Startups • • • • • • • • • Koupon Media ShopSavvy Genband Firehost Epic Playground Bookshout! Connectcloud Hiplogic HAUL • • • • • • • • • Pure Discovery Image Vision Traxo Architel Modx AllPlayers.com Mutual Mind ZenCash OrderMyGear • • • • • • • • • Mobility Ventures ID90 Technologies Nimbix NetSocket Mobility Ventures Vivify Health Quiqq Who@ Sparxlife
    • Notable Dallas Exits • • • • • • • • Broadcast.com (Yahoo for $5B, 2001) EDS (HP for $13.9B, 2008) Gamestop (IPO) Gearbox Software (IPO) Hotels.com (IPO) Id Software (ZeniMax for $105M, 2009) ITKO (CA Technologies for $330M) Metasolv (Oracle for $219M, 2006) • • • • • • • • New Toy (Zynga for $53M, 2011) Perot Systems (Dell for $3.9B, 2009) Quickoffice (Google, 2012) Softlayer (IBM for $2B, 2013) Texas Instruments (IPO) Woot.com (Amazon for $110M, 2010) Bottle Rocket (WPP, 2013) MetroPCS (T-Mobile, 2013)
    • VC • • • • • • • • • • • Trailblazer Capital Silver Creek Ventures Dallas Venture Partners Remeditex (Pharma/Life Sciences) Cypress Growth Capital Green Park and Golf Ventures Naya Ventures Pangea’s Edge Holdings, Ltd. Aristos Ventures Mark Cuban Companies New MainStream Capital Dead Pool • • • • Covera Ventures Sevin Rosen HO2 Orix Fund
    • Angels • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dallas Angel Network Dallas Ventures Angel Network Dallas Women’s Venture Fund North Texas Angel Network Lone Star Angels Cowtown Angels Golden Seeds - Dallas Southwest Venture Forum Texas Mezzanine Fund Tyler Texas Angel Network Dallas Venture Partners Baylor Angel Network Texas Entrepreneur Network
    • Media Publications • • • • • • • • • • • • Dallas Morning News Dallas Business Journal D Magazine (inc. D CEO & D Money) KERA WFAA LaunchDFW Dallas Observer Pegasus News Culture Map Dallas Startup Digest Texas BioTech News Geekbeat.tv
    • Accelerators • Tech Wildcatters • • • • • • Forbes top 10 Accelerator in 2011 and 2012 37 companies including: Key Ring, Proxomo, Koupon Media Health Wildcatters • Raised $1M from 30 investors • Dual classes in Dallas and OKC VentureSpur Accelerate NFC Accelerated Ventures Program (Baylor)
    • Incubators • • • • • • • • The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (Dallas) NTEC (Frisco) Collide Center (McKinney) Tech Fort Worth (Fort Worth) Venture Development Center (UTD) United Way’s The GroundFloor (Dallas) BioPipeline at BioCenter, UT Southwestern BioTech Manufacturing Center of Texas
    • Coworking • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Common Desk (Dallas - Deep Ellum) WELD (Dallas - Design District) The Grove (Dallas - West End) SpryRocket (Dallas - Greenville) The Foundry Group (Dallas-Mockingbird) XL Lounge (Dallas - Mockingbird) Oak Cliff Hive (Dallas - Oak Cliff) Dallas Fort Work (North Dallas) Dallas Makerspace (North Dallas) The Garage (Dallas-Deep Ellum) Connective Hub (Addison) CoLab (Fort Worth) The Lab (Plano) The Backlot (Fort Worth)
    • Meetups For Creatives iPhone Developers Group LaunchDFW AIGA DFW North Dallas Cloud Computing Group Metroplex Technology Business Council Big Design Meetups Red Oak Hackerspace Mobile Monday Dallas Creatives in Dallas HackerNest DFW NEXT Dallas (Google for Entrepreneurs) Dallas User Experience Group HTML5 User Group SCORE Dallas Dribbble Meetup ! Refresh Dallas For Entrepreneurs Tech Cocktail Dallas WELD Creative Labs 1 Million Cups Dallas and Fort Worth Texchange Dallas DFW Usability Professionals Association Big D Open Coffee Club TiE Dallas BioCenter Dallas Untyed For Developers CEO Netweavers VentureSpur Happy Hours Dallas Android Developers Group CoFounders Lab ! Dallas IGDA Dallas Entrepreneurs Network For Marketers Dallas.JS Dallas New Tech 4A’s Dallas Council Dal Mob Dallas Startup Weekend Dallas Internet Marketing and SEO Dallas Makerspace Dallas Startup Happy Hour DFW AMA Dallas Ruby Brigade DigitalDUMBO Dallas DFW IMA DevOps Live EWomen Network DFW Wordpress Meetup DFW Big Data Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Social Media Club of Dallas DFW Pythoneers Health 2.0 ! DFW Scrum Health Industry Council Events Calendars Drupal Developer Group House of Genius LaunchDFW ! Startup Grind Dallas Startup Digest Dallas
    • Conferences ! • • • • • • • • Big Design Conference Circles Conference Emerging Tech Conference Big Android BBQ Front Porch (Front End) Web Developers AIGA Big Design Week Results Oriented Web Dallas Digital Summit ! !
    • Where to find talent • • • • • • Campus2Careers Startup events, meetups LaunchDFW job board University Job Boards CoFounders Lab AngelList
    • Other ways to get involved • • • • Join the conversation online - comment on articles, tweet, spread the word that you’re a part of the audience. Volunteer your time at meetups, events, startup weekend, mentor, host open office hours Contribute your own stories or event recaps on your own blog or write for LaunchDFW Give before you get, and when you get, pay it forward.
    • Q&A