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Tech Wildcatters, 2700 Fairmount St, Dallas, TX, 75201

Some have expressed confusion as to scheduling of our events. And we probably haven't done a great job of getting the message out in a consistent manner. Well, the SW organizers and other community leaders recently met, had some good discussions, and we've come up with a game plan.

Below you'll see the rough outline of our yearly schedule.

Event/AreaEstimated Time Frame
SW DallasJul/Aug
SW NextSep/Oct
SW Ft WorthNov/Dec
other similar event (Lean Startup Machine,etc.)Nov/Dec
SW DentonJan/Feb
SW NextMar/Apr
SW North Dallas areaMay/Jun
other similar event (Lean Startup Machine,etc.)May/Jun
SW DallasJul/Aug

For those that are new, Startup Weekend is a 52-hour event that's part meetup, part education, part hackathon, and ALL awesome!

Come on Friday to mingle, then get ready to pitch your great idea to the crowd. Teams form around the most popular ideas which then work through the weekend to build something to present to judges on Sunday.

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Schedule

Friday

May 31
  • Registration Starts, Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.
  • You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Saturday

Jun 1
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Lunch - at Common Desk
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Sunday

Jun 2
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Coaches/Mentors
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Quick Snacks. It's crunch time!
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Contributing Sponsors
Speakers

Seth McGuinness

Entrepreneur, Developer at Call-Em-All

The lovely Seth McGuinness will be gracing us with his presence on Friday night. Seth was part of SW Dallas in the early days, the VERY early days and will tell us about his entrepreneurship path in Dallas, lessons learned, and his involvement in bringing SW to Dallas.

Judges

Anthone Campbell

Advanced Mobile Applications Manager at AT&T

As a former President & CMO of a Dallas-based mobile application development company, Anthone built the business from $388k in annual revenue to $5.2million in less than 12 months. This success was largely due to partnering with accounts like the US Army, Visa, Cisco, Verizon, Ciena, Dave & Busters, Taco Beuno, TiGi Salons and many others on designing & developing their mobile applications to drive productivity, brand awareness and customer loyalty. Anthone is known for his creativity, unique blend of business acumen, sales leadership, and technical skill set as well as strategic vision to achieve business goals. He has deep experience in partnering with organizations on the implementation of mobility solutions while driving value in understanding what is required to build capability and strategy to synthesize many different components including devices, networks, applications and their services.

Gary Kendall

Founder and CEO, Limestone Networks

Gary has 30+ years of experience in the Information Technology industry. This experience as a manager and entrepreneur provides the ability to understand industry needs and the vision to create a company to serve it. Kendall’s expertise includes an extensive combination of management, software design, hardware and network and Internet systems in numerous industries. These include Healthcare, Insurance, Payroll, Pharmaceutical, Finance and Corporate Recruiting. A decorated Air Force veteran, Kendall received a double major BBA in Computer Information Services and Quantitative Business Analysis from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Mark Menton

COO, PRISM Services Group

Mark is an experienced executive with over 18 years of experience in the software and technology industries. Since 2002, Mark has been with PRISM Services Group, a Dallas-based software company serving the health care industry. In his current role as COO, he provides strategic and operational leadership in sales, product innovation, client deployments and software development. Mark brings a proven track record of executive leadership, building teams, innovating software products, creating strategic partnerships and driving profitable revenue growth.

Paul Simpson

Business Guru and International Speaker, Roadmap Consultants

Paul Simpson is a keynote speaker, business trainer, passionate business consultant, some call him the Business Guru.
During his twenty three year career, Paul has started, bought or sold numerous businesses and has worked in senior executive roles with several large corporate companies and consulting organizations.
Paul’s experience is diverse, with his career taking him through many industries, including, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Information Systems, High Technology Consulting, Retail Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Training and Recruiting. He has managed teams from 2 to 150 members and along the way has worked with some of the biggest names in Industry.

Coaches

Sheri Jenkinson

Professional Coach & Change Agent

Throughout her career in the technology industry, Sheri has been viewed as a change agent with an entrepreneurial spirit. She believes that “attitude is everything” and that there is always a way forward.

Working for large and small companies, including Verizon, Capgemini, VeriSign, MarketSphere, and River Logic, Sheri has played key roles in developing innovative technologies, creating profitable business strategies and building key relationships with C-level partners and customers. The networks and applications that she has worked with have changed our everyday lives as consumers, including digital telephony, mobile gaming & commerce, and interactive TV.

Sheri is the co-founder of the Soluna Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating more empowered and engaged workforces. Previous Board positions include the DFW American Marketing Association (DFWAMA) and the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce (DJCC). As part of the DFWAMA leadership team, she created a Professional Development group and a Mentor Program, where junior marketing professionals were paired with senior executives from Fortune 500 companies to help further their professional goals.

As a motivational speaker, Sheri speaks to corporate and professional organizations to inspire them to take personal responsibility for their careers, to become more resilient and flourish through the inevitable change that is required to achieve progress and success, and to have the courage to develop and promote their innovative ideas. She also encourages everyone to 'pay it forward' by mentoring others.

Sheri earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Logistics, with a Minor in Business Law from Penn State University and a
an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Dallas. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Anthone Campbell

Advanced Mobile Applications Manager at AT&T

As a former President & CMO of a Dallas-based mobile application development company, Anthone built the business from $388k in annual revenue to $5.2million in less than 12 months. This success was largely due to partnering with accounts like the US Army, Visa, Cisco, Verizon, Ciena, Dave & Busters, Taco Beuno, TiGi Salons and many others on designing & developing their mobile applications to drive productivity, brand awareness and customer loyalty. Anthone is known for his creativity, unique blend of business acumen, sales leadership, and technical skill set as well as strategic vision to achieve business goals. He has deep experience in partnering with organizations on the implementation of mobility solutions while driving value in understanding what is required to build capability and strategy to synthesize many different components including devices, networks, applications and their services.

Nick Mysore

Entrepreneur

Nick Mysore brings with him a successful track record of building new business with skills in strategic brand growth, advertising and international business development, consumer/shopper insights, and innovation.
He is a ‘Big Idea Guy’, who knows how to execute, get things done and is extremely entrepreneurial. Nick has extensive experience in customizing business solutions for the issue at hand.
He has led initiatives involving branding, innovation, global initiatives and brand strategies to build and create new business across multiple industries.
Currently, Nick is an advisor to a private equity firm in Dallas and is involved with advising a number of the portfolio companies that are engaged in the mobile technology, internet based direct marketing, quick serve restaurants, and online shopping. He also is an Angel Investor and mentor to Start Ups.
Previously, Nick held senior level executive strategy and marketing positions at Dean Foods, Con Agra Foods and GTE and has experience working globally in Australia, China, & India.
Nick also served on the board of the ‘Milk Processor Education Program’ (Milk PEP) to help revitalize the milk industry – he advised on the "Milk Mustache," "Got Milk?" and the "Refuel" campaigns.
He currently is on the board of Tie Dallas and co chairs the Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program.
He is on the advisory board of private equity and venture capital companies that look for investment opportunities in technology, QSR, and food manufacturing.

Cynthia Heyn

Entrepreneur - Mobile Apps and Emerging Technology

Cynthia Heyn has 10+ years of experience working in the mobile applications and emerging technology space. She worked for Ericsson for a number of years (5 of which were in Stockholm working with the Global Applications Market). Currently she is consulting with companies to bring leading edge applications to market. She is also active in local technology and innovation organizations she serves on the board of the Alliance of Technology and Women and is active in the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), Women in Wireless. Additionally Cynthia is involved with a number of other Technology and Philanthropic oriented organizations including Executives in Action, The Austin College Alumni Association (Alumni Outreach Chair) and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce who are currently working on bringing a number of mid stage Swedish startups to Texas.

Mark Menton

COO, PRISM Services Group

Mark is an experienced executive with over 18 years of experience in the software and technology industries. Since 2002, Mark has been with PRISM Services Group, a Dallas-based software company serving the health care industry. In his current role as COO, he provides strategic and operational leadership in sales, product innovation, client deployments and software development. Mark brings a proven track record of executive leadership, building teams, innovating software products, creating strategic partnerships and driving profitable revenue growth.

Shouvik Bhattacharyya

Entrepreneurial Executive

Shouvik is an Entrepreneurial Executive who has built and transformed global services and technology firms. He has been CEO of Public and private companies in USA, Europe and India. He is on the Board of two companies in China and has Advisory roles in several firms in the US. These firms are in diverse industries including information technology, investment banking, social network for kids, education, SAP, software optimization, BPO. He is involved in a start-up (B12 Consulting), which is focused on the Telecom and Healthcare space (big data, mobility and cloud), and is an angel investor. He is the President of Safe Communications, which is focused on safety for kids in the digital world.

He was a Sloan Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). His education is in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, industrial management, Finance, Innovation, global leadership.

Paul Simpson

Business Guru and International Speaker, Roadmap Consultants

Paul Simpson is a keynote speaker, business trainer, passionate business consultant, some call him the Business Guru.
During his twenty three year career, Paul has started, bought or sold numerous businesses and has worked in senior executive roles with several large corporate companies and consulting organizations.
Paul’s experience is diverse, with his career taking him through many industries, including, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Information Systems, High Technology Consulting, Retail Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Training and Recruiting. He has managed teams from 2 to 150 members and along the way has worked with some of the biggest names in Industry.

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Brad Anderson
Matt Taylor
Sapnah Aligeti
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