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Intro to the Dallas Startup Community

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.

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Intro to the Dallas Startup Community

  1. 1. Intro to the Dallas Startup Community Jason Illian Founder and CEO of Bookshout @jasonillian
  2. 2. About me Founder and CEO of Bookshout Former CEO of Big Jump Media ( Published author and speaker Raised over $40M for new business ventures Advisor to The DEC and Chair of Startup Texas Go Frogs
  3. 3. Entrepreneur Manifesto Think BIG, start SMALL. Work with PASSION. Pursue the IMPOSSIBLE, especially when no one else does. Make MEANING, not just money. FAIL at an exceptionally high level. Do something NEW everyday. Build a LEGACY. Help others chase their DREAMS. GIVE, when others take; LEAP, when other hesitate; and don't call it work if it is FUN. PLAY with each other, your assumptions, and the company. Run 100 mph with your hair on FIRE and when you come to the edge--jump and build your WINGS on the way down. REPEAT.
  4. 4. Agenda Why Dallas Entrepreneurial hub Notable Dallas Startups Dallas Corporations Notable Startup Exits (M&A and IPO) Raising Capital Accelerators, Incubators, Coworking Events and Programs Media Talent Q&A
  5. 5. Why Dallas will never be Silicon Valley *and why that’s a good thing
  6. 6. North Texas as an Entrepreneurial Hub
  7. 7. Notable Dallas Startups Koupon Media ShopSavvy Rise Need Foot Cardigan Mizzen and Main The Citizenry Dialexa Firehost Bookshout! Hiplogic View Market Brain Space Image Vision Traxo Mutual Mind Glass Media Joinem Reward Style OrderMyGear
  8. 8. Notable Corporations Texas Instruments American Airlines Sabre Southwest Airlines Top Golf Tenet Healthcare Dr Pepper Snapple Group Pier 1 Microsoft Intuit Ericsson FedEx Office Mary Kay PepsiCo (Frito-Lay) Fossil Haggar Clothing AT&T
  9. 9. Notable Dallas Exits (Yahoo for $5B, 2001) EDS (HP for $13.9B, 2008) Gamestop (IPO) Gearbox Software (IPO) (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) (Amazon for $110M, 2010) Bottle Rocket (WPP, 2013) MetroPCS (T-Mobile, 2013)
  10. 10. The Rise of Coworking Common Desk The DEC Fort Work Nod Coworking Addison Treehouse IdeaWorks Fort Worth Dallas Makerspace The Grove WELD Kaleidoscope for Her The Garage Denton TechMill Oak Cliff Hive The Lab
  11. 11. Early stage Accelerators and Incubators Tech Wildcatters Health Wildcatters Collide Village RevTech Ventures The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Addison TreeHouse United Way Groundfloor NTEC Tech Fort Worth The Garage The WERX McKinney
  12. 12. Raising Capital $323 MILLION Invested across 32 Companies in 2014 DALLAS RANKED 18TH Best city for VC funding ACTIVE ANGELS Texas accounted for 12% of all deals in Q2
  13. 13. Education and Programs Startup Weekend Startup Next Dallas Startup Week DEC Whiteboard Sessions CoFoundersLab Dallas New Tech Big D Open Coffee Club Denton Tech Mill 1 Million Cups Dallas and Fort Worth LaunchDFW Happy Hour RealTech House of Genius The Pulse DEC Ambassador Program The Grove Community Animator
  14. 14. Universities
  15. 15. Media outlets LaunchDFW Dallas Business Journal - Tech Flash Dallas Morning News - Beat Biz D CEO Tech Cocktail Dallas Edition KERA WFAA
 Dallas Observer Culture Map
  16. 16. Infographic - 2014 trends - Local media - Weekly digest - Faces of Dallas - Dallas Regional Chamber - References
  17. 17. Q&A