Startup Events In Texas You Should Know About – April 2015

[This monthly series is brought to you by Texas-based mobile app developers, Arkenea LLC]

Networking is the key to any business success. Be it for the reasons of recruiting, getting consulting offers, customer acquisition, possible partnership deals or even for fund raising.

You need to get out there and meet people based on these or your own personal or business objectives. As a startup founder or even if you’re aspiring to start one, knowing what important events are happening around you each month can give you the opportunity to go out there and open a lot of doors for yourself.

Look for events that are specific to your industry and those that are more broad-based such as general startup events (industry/vertical agnostic).

Here are some of the key events, according to us, that you should consider going to if you live in Texas.


Basics of Marketing – Brown Bag Lunch (2-day)

April 14-15, 12pm – 1pm

This two-day free event will allow you to sit in and have the Tech Ranch Director of Marketing, Jaime Sutton, run through basic marketing mix, market validation and basics of Twitter, among other things. She has 10 years of experience in startup marketing, received her marketing BBA from UT and finished her MBA from UT in 2013.

Price: Free


Open Coffee

April 16 – 8.30am to 10.30am

A semi-monthly meetup for entrepreneurs and investors to share their experience, to motivate, and to explore ideas. Let’s help each other — and Austin — win.


Fireside Chat with Morgan & Diana Linton from FashionMetric

April 16, 7pm – 9pm

Join General for a candid conversation with Morgan and Daina Linton, the Founders of Fashion Metrics, who will be talking about their experience growing their company and fund raising. The startup, founded in Los Angeles, works with apparel retailers to help shoppers understand what size they are so they can order the right size clothes online.

Price: Free


Austin WordPress: Website Design Best Practices & How to Implement them in WordPress

April 20, 7pm – 9pm

Rich Plakas will cover what those new to WordPress need to know about Best Practices for Website Design and How to Implement them in WordPress. This presentation will guide you through the types of questions and thought processes you need to keep in mind when developing a site for yourself or others.


Intro to the Austin Startup Scene and Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer

April 21, 4pm – 6pm

Are you new to the Austin Startup Community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear a comprehensive overview from a local community leader and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Price: $11.24



Free Cowork Wednesday at The DEC

April 15, 9am – 5pm (Every Wednesday)

Free Cowork Wednesday is open to entrepreneurs, freelancers and students every Wednesday. Get inspired at 1 Million Cups Dallas at 9am and then stay for the coworking, community and mentorship around your startup or idea.


1 Million Cups – Dallas

April 15, 9am – 10am

Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present.


Product Hacks

April 16, 1pm – 4pm

Join us on Thursdays for engaging hands on product design exercises led by Imran Charania and Chirag Gupta! The meetup is open to NoD members and others in the tech startup community who want to learn about product design and development. We’ll be introducing various concepts including: Human Centered Design, The IDEO Design Kit, Lean Startup Methodology, Product Roadmapping, and Iterative Design.


CoFoundersLab Matchup Dallas

April 16, 6pm – 9pm

CoFoundersLab Matchup Dallas is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core founding teams.

Price: Free


Code Collective

April 18, 10am – 11am (Every Saturday)

Limit: 10 seats Hosts: Chirag Gupta (@ChicagoGupta) Who: Anyone who has questions about code, just getting started, or need help debugging. Description: Starting a blog? Buying a domain? Learning HTML/CSS or Ruby on Rails? We will take questions and point you in the right direction! RSVP: Send your questions to us on Twitter before hand and we’ll cover them during the event: @TexasCode


Women Entrepreneurs – Negotiating strategies: Dos and Don’ts

April 19, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

This meetup is designed for women entrepreneurs to learn from each other and network and find an accountability partner. We will be discussing Dos and Don’ts of negotiating – Building confidence, Standing your ground, Active listening, Embracing femininity, Recognizing stereotyping. For non-NōD members we request a fee of $10 to cover coffee and use of the space for the day. Meetup topic for Feb 22: Starting a new business (guest attending: Banker – SBA)

Price: $10


Weekly Whiteboard Sessions at The DEC

April 20, 9am – 9am

Every week at The DEC, there are multiple Whiteboard Sessions where entrepreneurs have a chance to talk with some of Dallas’ finest entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment groups that have experience working with new, growing companies.



1 Million Cups Houston

April 15, 9am – 10am (Every Wednesday)

Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6-minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present.

Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business.

This week we are switching back to our normal Wednesday format. We will now meet at the Microsoft Store Galleria Wednesdays at 9am.

Price: Free


Let’s Code Together!

April 18, 2pm – 5pm (Every Saturday)

Bring your coding projects and questions. All skill levels welcome! Invite anyone you know who has coding projects or even online learning they would like to do. We are looking to provide a friendly and helpful environment to ladies who code or are learning to code. There will be snacks and drinks.


Source: Startup Digest

Rahul Varshneya

Rahul is the co-founder of Arkenea, a custom software development consulting firm for fast-growing businesses, providing on-demand engineering talent and MVP development services.