DALLAS STARTUP WEEK

09.03.20

Ten of the sharpest¬† minds in North Texas will spar in five “fights” on pressing topics in technology and entrepreneurship as part of Dallas Startup Week.

The audience and Refs will determine the winners with our own Digital Fight Club App.

Mayhem, indeed!

Not sure what a Digital Fight Club is?
Watch Jennifer Zientz and Michelle Adams spar over digitally disconnecting.

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Fight 1

Money & Tech: Currency vs Value

Johnny Founder

Johnny Founder
Founder, Awesomeco
  • Broke the mold
  • Reinvented the wheel
  • Chia pet breeder

Jane Preneur

Jane Preneur
CEO, Fundedco
  • Climbs every mountain
  • Dares to dream
  • Invented Chia pets

Fight 2

Ubiquitous Facial Recognition: Who owns your face

Johnny Founder

Johnny Founder
Founder, Awesomeco
  • Broke the mold
  • Reinvented the wheel
  • Chia pet breeder

Jane Preneur

Jane Preneur
CEO, Fundedco
  • Climbs every mountain
  • Dares to dream
  • Invented Chia pets

Fight 3

5G: Worth the hype?

Johnny Founder

Johnny Founder
Founder, Awesomeco
  • Broke the mold
  • Reinvented the wheel
  • Chia pet breeder

Jane Preneur

Jane Preneur
CEO, Fundedco
  • Climbs every mountain
  • Dares to dream
  • Invented Chia pets

Fight 4

Digital Doubles: Convenience vs Privacy

Johnny Founder

Johnny Founder
Founder, Awesomeco
  • Broke the mold
  • Reinvented the wheel
  • Chia pet breeder

Jane Preneur

Jane Preneur
CEO, Fundedco
  • Climbs every mountain
  • Dares to dream
  • Invented Chia pets

Fight 5

AI: Beyond Automation: Tool or Replacement

Dave Copps

Dave Copps
CEO, Worlds
  • Multiple AI exits (Brainspace)
  • Surived the AI winter
  • Fond of island living

Jane Preneur

Jane Preneur
CEO, Fundedco
  • Climbs every mountain
  • Dares to dream
  • Invented Chia pets

Referees

MD, Industry X.0, Accenture

  • Innovation expert
  • Former energy drink CEO
  • Springbok

Director, Emerging Technology Center, Walmart

  • IoT & machine Learnign at Navistar
  • Full stack
  • Hoosier

VP, Digital product, Sally Beauty

  • Lifelong product leader
  • Walmart, Pier 1, Academy Sports
  • Secret fan of ambiguous things

EVP, Innovation, DFW Airport

  • Humana, Met Life & Highmark vet
  • Startup/Corp gap-bridger
  • Naval aviator

CEO, Big DFW Company

  • Distinguised career
  • Actually influential
  • Profitable in year 1