Shawnee Leonard

Events

Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

WALK THE WALK: DFW Women In Tech Summer Social

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Cocktails. Conversation. And A celebration of North Texas' women in technology.

Special thank you to our event host:

Venture X Uptown Dallas.

Event Partners:

Per Scholas

Women Tech Coalition

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Launch Community Happy Hour

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Join LAUNCH. on Thursday, July 18th at King's Club (Old Dallas High School) 6:00 pm - 8:00pm for our quarterly community happy hour.

Come out for booze, bites, music, and more while mingling with your local business/startup community.

Happy Hour is free but RSVP is required.

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Aug
7
to Dec 4

Plugged In: Intro To The Startup Community

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Join LAUNCH. on the first Wednesday of every month for our brown bag lunch info series, PLUGGED IN: Your Introduction to the Dallas Startup Community.

Learn about resources and upcoming events. Connect with local orgs and groups.

Represent a local organization? Announce upcoming events, recruit volunteers, build awareness of your org.

PLUGGED IN is free, but RSVP is required.

Interested in presenting?
Fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/LLAk6XC1xe7Kd96ZA

Direct your inquiries to info@launchdfw.com

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Black Founders Summer Cocktail Social

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Join LAUNCH. (also known as Launch DFW) on Wednesday May 29th for our inaugural Black Founder Cocktail Social!

Cocktails, live music, curated swag, giveaways and an opportunity to connect with other local founders in North Texas. 

More details to come...


This inaugural event kicks off a new initiative for founders of color and the debut of a new content channel geared towards black entrepreneurs.

Every quarter, LAUNCH. will host special, offline experiences designed to increase connectivity and collaboration amongst founders of color.

We believe one of the best ways to address diversity and inclusion is to strengthen each community within the region.

(Next Founder Socials: Female Founders and Latino Founders. Stay tuned for invites).

This event is free for all current founders, but you must RSVP.

Join the Black Founders Newsletter HERE.

Stay connected with our private Facebook Group. Join HERE

Interested in becoming an event partner? Shoot us an email: shawnee@launchdfw.com

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Jun
5
11:30 AM11:30

Plugged In: Intro To The Startup Community

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Join LAUNCH. on the first Wednesday of every month for our brown bag lunch info series, PLUGGED IN: Your Introduction to the Dallas Startup Community.

Learn about resources and upcoming events. Connect with local orgs and groups.

Represent a local organization? Announce upcoming events, recruit volunteers, build awareness of your org.

PLUGGED IN is free, but RSVP is required.

Interested in presenting?
Fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/LLAk6XC1xe7Kd96ZA

Direct your inquiries to our Community + Social Lead Shawnee Leonard at shawnee@launchdfw.com

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Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas New Tech - Fort Worth Edition

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TECH STARTS HERE!

Join Launch DFW on Tuesday, April 9th for Dallas New Tech, North Texas' longest running showcase & networking event for new, local tech.

6-7PM -- Networking Happy Hour

7-7:20PM -- Welcome + Community Updates

7:30-8PM -- Fireside Chat with Cameron Cushman - Director of Innovation Ecosystems, UNT Health Science Center, Cameron Sadler - Founder and CEO, NewCraft Technologies, and Tyler Godoff - VP of Fine Line, The Bass Companies

8-8:45PM - Founder Presentations & Demos 

TICKETS:

  • First 50 are complimentary!

  • Early Bird Admission $7 (through 5/21/19)

  • Regular Admission $10  (5/22/19 - 6/3/19)

  • Day of Admission $14

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Raising Capital In Dallas

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Come learn about the process of raising seed capital in Texas -- strategies and approaches. Investors from the Dallas ecosystem will be covering the most important parts of raising money in Dallas.

You'll learn where to start, what the process is for raising funding, and how you should prepare. You'll also learn how to be more effective and efficient in targeting, pitching, and negotiating seed capital.

Following the panel you will be able to ask your own questions in our Q&A session.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas New Tech Featuring Lance Crosby

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Tech Starts Here...

Join Launch DFW on Tuesday, April 9th for Dallas New Tech, North Texas' longest running showcase & networking event for new, local tech.

6-7pm -- Networking Happy Hour

7-7:20PM -- Welcome + Community Updates

7:30-8PM -- Fireside Chat featuring Lance Crosby

Lance Crosby, CEO & Chairman - StackPath

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Lance Crosby’s vision to radically change cloud technology has manifested in a multi-product platform that is now leading businesses to a secure and scalable internet. He founded StackPath in 2015 and serves as StackPath’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

Prior to founding StackPath, in 2005, Lance founded SoftLayer technologies and served as SoftLayer’s CEO and Chairman growing it into a $400 million business with more than 700 employees and 20,000 customers around the world. He also served as General Manager of Cloud Innovation at IBM after SoftLayer was acquired by IBM in 2013.

In 20128, Lance was awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology for the Southwest Region.

Lance holds an Honorary Doctorate, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Finance, and a Bachelor’s in Finance and Management from Tarleton State University – a part of the Texas A&M University system.

Lance also hold a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas where is he an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

8-8:45PM - Founder Presentations & Demos 

TICKETS:

  • First 50 are complimentary!

  • Early Bird Admission $7 (through 4/22/19)

  • Regular Admission $10  (4/23-5/6/19)

  • Day of Admission $14



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May
2
8:00 AM08:00

Prepared for the Future of Work? Tech & Trends with Microsoft

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In preparation of National Small Business Week, Gig Wage is excited to partner with Microsoft. Our Founder and CEO, Craig J. Lewis has been invited to lend his expertise on the future of the work, and these following tech tools to take your businesses to take the next level.

TECH TOOLS Presented:
Gig Wage – paying contractors & freelancers
MS Excel- Invoicing
UpWork – finding freelancers
MS FINDTIME feature in Outlook– Time Tracking
MS TEAMS – video conferencing
Microsoft Flow

Join us in store for this breakfast series on May 2nd, where previous speakers include, Mark Cuban and TD Jakes.

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May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Plugged In: Intro To The Startup Community

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Join LAUNCH. on the first Wednesday of every month for our brown bag lunch info series, PLUGGED IN: Your Introduction to the Dallas Startup Community.

Learn about resources and upcoming events. Connect with local orgs and groups.

Represent a local organization? Announce upcoming events, recruit volunteers, build awareness of your org.

PLUGGED IN is free, but RSVP is required.

Interested in presenting? Fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/LLAk6XC1xe7Kd96ZA

Direct your inquiries to our Community + Social Lead Shawnee Leonard at shawnee@launchdfw.com

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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Launch Community Happy Hour

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With Launch's new rebrand, we are now hosting our startup happy hours on a quarterly basis! Join us and our Q2 event partner WeWorkLabs Thursday, April 18th at WeWork Thanksgiving Tower from 5:30-7:30p.

Come out for booze, bites, music, and more while mingling with your local business/startup community. Grab discounted tix & deets on speaking at the next Ignite DFW while you’re there too.

Happy Hour is free but RSVP is required.

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Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

WeWork Downtown Fort Worth Hard Hat Happy Hour

  • 111 E 3rd Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 US (map)
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WeWork Fort Worth is adding two new buildings this spring, and we could not be more excited! Be among the first to see these new locations. Join us at Flying Saucer for drinks, light bites, and exclusive pre-sale offers including 50% off all office solutions by signing before our grand opening date (*Terms and conditions apply, see sales associate for more details). 


We will be offering tours of both new locations. Long pants and closed toe shoes will be required for all tours while we add the finishing touches to the space.



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