This year the DEC Network partnered again with Capital One for another Dallas Startup Week. This event was hosted at SMU Business School of Cox from August 7th-11th. And for the first time, they allowed guests with COVID concerns or time constrictions to attend hybrid sessions. The DEC is a 501c3 non-profit organization driving innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses. The 9th annual DSW22 is bigger than ever with over 100 events scheduled throughout the week.
Speakers came in from across the country like Atlanta-based award-winning financial advisor Christopher Campbell and HR powerhouse, Tiffany Pham of Mogul Inc. who resides in NYC. DSW22 didn’t disappoint with business elite on the home front. POWERHANDZ Co-founder and CEO Danyel Surrency Jones was a keynote speaker, as well as the Co-founder and CEO of Esposure Inc., Danny Martin.
DW had a chance to speak with Lubbock Smith, Director of Community Development & Outreach for Vista Bank. Smith was a moderator for one of the panels at DSW22. We asked why he thought is was important to participate in this year’s event.
“Given that Vista Bank is ‘The Entrepreneurs’ Bank,’ I believe it was important for us to be a part of Dallas Startup Week this year because entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the rapidly growing Dallas economy. This year’s program encouraged disruptive entrepreneurs to learn, share and develop transformative relationships within our local startup ecosystem. Vista Bank is grateful and honored to participate in this event and are excited to see the impact it’s going to have on local entrepreneurs and business development in the DFW metroplex.”
With so many in attendance this year and with such enthusiasm from the participants, it’s evident this was another successful year for Dallas Startup Week 2022.