Thu Nov 21
Join Accelerate DFW Foundation for a multi-event celebration of entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Accelerate GEW Day--The Best Day!--is November 21st, 2019. One VIP Pass grants entrance to all three events.
We'll start the day with Best of the West Startup Luncheon. Think of this as a strategic planning meeting for the future of entrepreneurship in and around Fort Worth. Our facilitator, Dr. Ward Ashman, is a legend in entrepreneurship, having been a part of explosive growth companies out of Silicon Valley since the 1970s. He will be driving the conversation while our table captains act as leads in the breakout discussions. There will be specific topics intended to drive tangible impact over the next 2-5 years and beyond, with each table challenged to present 1-2 actionable suggestions.
Then we'll head over to McDavid Studio for Pitch in the Round--a new twist on pitch competitions. Rather than the traditional auditorium-style with a slide deck, these entrepreneurs will be pitching from a small center stage to an audience surrounding them on all sides--with no team, no slides and no supporting media. We'll start with 16 companies who will compete in pairs, single-elimination style through three rounds of challenges. Crowd favorite determines the winners and top prize is $10,000.
Night on the Patio is an opportunity to round out the day with Ward Ashman, PhD, table captains, the pitch battle contestants, community leaders and others passionate about entrepreneurship. This event will be similar in feel to the happy hours we are hosting at the Foundation. Fingers crossed for a beautiful sunset over Fort Worth skyline!
Renaissance Worthington Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102