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GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2019
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21ST, 2019
11:00AM - 7:00PM
PRESENTED BY
CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Real Time Event Updates

Weekly Event Updates

Best of the West
Startup Luncheon

Featuring Ward Ashman Ph.D

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Worthington Hotel

200 Main St Room: RioGrand Ballroom, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Join us for an in-depth discussion about elevating entrepreneurship in Tarrant County, led by Ward Ashman, Ph.D. of Trimergence, LLC. Table captains further facilitate interesting discussions on current challenges, mapping a way forward, and avoiding the mistakes made in other communities as we continue to spur entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Our Facilitator

Ward Ashman, Ph.D.

Founder and Partner, Trimergence, LLC

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ward is a strategic advisor and leadership psychologist for CEO’s, their Staffs, teams and organizations. Ward has observed and participated in the extraordinary evolution of Silicon Valley from the mid-70’s on. Over the years, he has helped founders, top leaders and entire companies navigate the organizational and cultural challenges inherent to scaling rapidly in an increasing complex environment. Ward, and the Trimergence team, has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Ancestry, Facebook, Rackspace and many more. Dr. Ashman attracts the entrepreneurial spirit from all over and continues to guide companies to their fullest potential.

Our Table Captains

Jeremy Brandt

Charlotte Danielsson

David Mathews

Pitch in the Round

1st place - $10,000

1:00PM - 5:30PM

McDavid Studio
301 E 5th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

16 regional teams will fight it out to see who is the last entrepreneur standing. To add a bit of excitement we have eliminated technology and the entrepreneurs will be pitching in 360 degrees armed with only their wit. Round 1 will be will be a 3 min pitch in 360 degrees with no supportive media. Round 2 will be aggressive Q&A by a VIP Panel. It will also be a crowd favorite elimination round. Round 3 will be short, 1 minute elevator pitches from the last 4 entrepreneurs, crowd favorite takes home to purse.

Meet the entrepreneurs that are pitching

Charlie McKee

Carolyn Phillips

Russell A Campbell

Mateson Gutierrez

DAVE HEIMBUCH

Roberto Inetti

Maeve Garigan

Bethany Stachenfeld

Tyler Sickels

Joseph Akintolayo

Christiana Yebra

Night on the Patio

Happy Hour

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Worthington Hotel

200 Main St Room:TBD, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Spend the evening meeting our distinguished guest speaker Ward Ashman, our luncheon table captains, the pitch battle entrepreneurs, and other community members passionate about entrepreneurship. Share drinks and enjoy the beautiful views supplied by the Worthington patio while discussing the future of entrepreneurship here in Fort Worth.

Event Tickets


Fuel Fort Worth Entrepreneurship

VIP Day Pass


$150

 

  • 1 VIP Day Pass
  • Entrance into all three events
    • 1 Plated Meal at Best of the West Startup Luncheon
    • Watch 16 teams battle it out for supremacy in the first ever Pitch in the Round Event
    • Entrance into our VIP Drinks on the Patio Happy Hour
  • Dine with a VIP Table Captain
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets

Pitch in the Round
Ticket


$20

 

  • 1 ticket to Fort Worth's first ever Pitch in the Round 
  • Watch 16 teams battle it out for supremacy in three rounds and in 360 degrees 
  • Light Refreshments

Levels of Sponsorship


Fuel Fort Worth Entrepreneurship

Full Day Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor $20,000 SOLD
Partner Sponsor $15,000

Event Headline Sponsors

Best of the West Startup Luncheon $5,000
(Details about table sponsorship ($1,200) for this event)
Pitch In The Round $10,000
Happy Hour $5,000 SOLD

Presenting


$20,000

SOLD - Ride TV Logo

RIDE TV is a 24-hour, high-definition, television network dedicated to showcasing the horse culture and lifestyle. RIDE TV delivers high-quality programming to those that enjoy and care about anything and everything horse related. Join us and help spread the delight and fulfillment that horses bring to the lives they touch.

RIDE TV is currently available on DISH Network and DISH Latino (248SD), Frontier Communications (615HD/815HD/1615HD), Sling TV (Heartland Extra), Armstrong (235HD/489SD), Windstream Communications (1674HD/674SD), Century Link (1669HD/669SD), Tiki LIVE (205HD), Google Fiber (254HD), Eastlink (639HD), CalTel Communications (596HD/96SD), Jefferson County Cable (140HD/50SD), Layer3 TV (272HD), Shentel (370HD), FiOS by Verizon (635HD), Grupo TVCable (297HD), and Viking Broadband (19SD) subscribers.

Channel your passion for the horse lifestyle with RIDE TV! Tune in for an entertaining mix of reality shows, equine event coverage, inspiring documentaries, cooking shows, children’s programs and more! Our unique programming features celebrities, champions and the personalities at the heart of America’s horse culture.

Partner


$15,000

 

  • Logo placement on all marketing materials as “Supported by:”
  • Up to $5,000 of sponsorship as pitch battle prize money
  • 1 table at Luncheon Event, 8 guests
  • 8 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • 30 second commercial to air on RIDE TV up to 100 times
  • Media exposure, (print, digital, video) via each media partner of the event
  • 1/2 page in event program
  • 1/2 slide recognition in loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets per guest

Media


In-Kind

 

  • 1/2 table at Luncheon Event, 4 guests
  • 4 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • Prominent logo placement on Accelerate DFW Event Page
  • 1/2 page in event program
  • 1/2 slide recognition in loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets per guest

Valet


$2,500

SOLD -

  • 1/2 table at Luncheon Event, 4 guests
  • 4 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • Sponsorship logo card placement in valeted vehicles
  • Prominent logo placement on Accelerate DFW Event Page
  • Recognition in event program and loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 1 happy hour drink ticket per guest

Best of the West
Luncheon


$5,000

 

  • Event Headline Logo Placement “Sponsored by:”
  • 1 table at Luncheon Event, 8 guests
  • 8 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • Media exposure, (print, digital, video) via each media partner of the event
  • Prominent logo placement on Accelerate DFW Event Page
  • 1/2 page in event program
  • 1/2 slide recognition in loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets per guest

Best of the West
Luncheon Table Sponsor


$1,200

 

  • 1 table at Luncheon Event, 8 guests
  • Printed Company Name on event page and program
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink ticket per guest

Pitch in the Round


$10,000

 

  • Event Headline Logo Placement “Sponsored by:”
  • Up to $2,000 of sponsorship as pitch battle prize money
  • 1 table at Luncheon Event, 8 guests
  • 8 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • Media exposure, (print, digital, video) via each media partner of the event
  • Prominent logo placement on Accelerate DFW Event Page
  • 1/2 page in event program
  • 1/2 slide recognition in loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets per guest

Drinks on the Patio


$5,000

SOLD -

  • Event Headline Logo Placement “Sponsored by:”
  • 1 table at Luncheon Event, 8 guests
  • 4 VIP Day Passes to All Events
  • Media exposure, (print, digital, video) via each media partner of the event
  • Prominent logo placement on Accelerate DFW Event Page
  • 1/2 page in event program
  • 1/2 slide recognition in loop video at all events
  • Recognition via Accelerate DFW social media accounts
  • Dine with a “VIP Table Captain”
  • 2 happy hour drink tickets per guest

Our Sponsors


Those supporting entrepreneurship

In Our Community

Presenting Sponsor

 
 

Night On The Patio Sponsor

 
 

Valet Sponsor

 
 

Media Sponsor

 

Sponsors Passionate About
Entrepreneurship

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