Welcome to Waco Startup Week 2019!

Below is the full schedule for Startup Week. Register by selecting the event and creating a schedule. You will be emailed updates during the week of April 23-25 on these events. Register now to save your spot!

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I regularly spend time outside of my comfort zone both personally and professionally.
Company Nexstar Media
Position Vice President
Location Waco, Texas Area




Online Content Creators
Waco Is Live
Centex Sports Network


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Harpist, Musikgarten instructor. Passionate about our Waco community making music together.






Company Churros' Time Waco
Position Owner
Location Waco, Texas


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Company Shelly Taylor Photography
Position Owner


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Willem Baas

People should talk to me about financing their business. I specialize in SBA loans, but I am familiar with many avenues of business finance.
Location Willem Baas


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Charla Chaney

Workforce training, leadership
Location Charla Chaney


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Tyson Charlson

I’m an award-winning jam and jelly maker looking to spread my flavors to all over the country. My conversations with other people would be about financial assistance to keep my business jamin.
Company Fruipeno, LLC
Position Owner
Location Waco, Texas Area


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Jaja Chen

I'm a local Waco small business owner/entrepreneur of our boba tea small business called Cha Community (formerly called Waco Cha). Our mission at Cha Community is to bridge cultures and create community through premium boba tea and handcrafted dumplings. Outside of Cha, I am also a private practice therapist/clinical social worker-supervisor. My specialities in therapy include racial trauma, trauma therapy, EMDR therapy, and perinatal mental health. 
Company Cha Community
Position Co-Owner
Location Waco, Texas


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Leslie Demarco

Location cleaningwaco@gmail.com


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Cory Dickman

I have a passion for helping others and developing I also have experience in start ups and managing small businesses. Currently I’m working with a co-working and entrepreneurial center in downtown Waco.
Company Start Up Waco
Position Operations Coordinator
Location Hustle Co-working


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Charis Dillon

Location Waco, Texas




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Kari Espin

Location Waco, Texas Area


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Matthew Espinoza

Co-organizer of San Antonio Startup Week! Look forward to learning about the startup community in DC!
Company City Business Calendars
Position Cofounder


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Kelly Ezell

Company Cooper Foundation
Position Director of Operations and Grants Management
Location Waco, TX


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Michael Green

Franchise executive and small business development expert with proven history developing franchise territories, increasing profitability, training business systems, and leading support teams. My primary goal is to put business owners, franchisors, franchisees, and front line employees in the best position to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Senior leader in a rapidly changing business environment with proven ability to build high performance teams that consistently exceed financial and operational goals.

Specialties: ● Effective Leadership ● Business Development ●Financial Turna... Read more
Company Green Consulting
Position Business Analyst
Location Waco



Priscilla James

I empower student entrepreneurs through the Baylor New Venture Competition ( BNVC) and the Baylor Young Entrepreneur Awards.

The BNVC is two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. A bonus day is offered for teams to receive additional feedback. 
This journey of personal and professional development includes industry-specific mentorship and coaching towards sustainable business plans.  In addition, student entrepreneurs gain exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators. Teams have the chance to win more than... Read more
Company John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise
Position Program Manager
Location Priscilla James


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Luann Jennings

I help artists and other creatives start and run sustainable businesses that allow them to continue making the work that has so many benefits for individuals and communities.
Company Creative Waco
Position Program Manager for Artist Professional Development
Location Waco, TX




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Nick Madincea

Company Drone Parks Worldwide
Position Founder and CEO
Location Nick Madincea


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David W. Mann

Organization strategy; Vendor selection and management; Back Office efficiency; Borrowing and finance strategy and execution
Company BasePointe Partners
Position Managing Partner


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Patti McConnell

I have taught Computer Applications, Exploring ECS, Keyboarding and College and Career Awareness and next year...Digital Literacy!
Company Murray School District
Position Teacher
Location Greater Salt Lake City Area



Adam Moore

Location waco, tx


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Hope Mustakim

Company Waco Immigrants Alliance
Position Executive Director
Location Waco, Texas


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Richard Nettles

Company Extraco Banks
Position Retail Business Development
Location 200 Hewitt Drive, Waco, TX


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Gib Reynolds

Location gib.reynolds@gmail.com


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Joshua Rizzo

Company Josh Rizzo Design
Position Graphic Designer



Sarah Roberts

Company KSR
Position Principal
Location Waco,TX


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Smita Srivastava

Company Wichita State University
Position Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy


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Katie Valenzuela

Location katievalenzuela1


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Travis Young

Company Hole in the Roof
Position Sales
Location Waco