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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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Tuesday, April 23
 

9:00am

Intellectual Property Basics for Brand Protection Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Intellectual property is a growing industry in our community, come hear from professional litigation intellectual property lawyer, David Henry, to understand how brand protection is important as a business owner!



Tuesday April 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

9:00am

Free Co-working at Hustle Co-working
Limited Capacity seats available

You work, we work, we all work for FREE during Waco Startup Week!

Tuesday April 23, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

10:00am

POPUP: Apex Coffee Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a cup a FREE cup of coffee from Dichotomy Coffee pop up at Hustle and listen to the Communications Co-op and social innovation panel! 

Tuesday April 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

10:00am

Start Up Waco Mentor Office Hours
Limited Capacity full

Need a mentor? We have them! Email us at info@startupwaco.com to book a session with one of our mentors.

Tuesday April 23, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

11:45am

Waco Communications Co-op: A Collaborative Approach to Nonprofit Communications
Limited Capacity seats available

Ashley Wucher, Waco Foundation’s Assistant Director of Community Public Relations, talks about Waco’s Communications Co-op and the role of collaboration among Waco’s organizations and institutions in growing Waco, both locally and nationally.

Ashley Wucher joined Waco Foundation in May 2018 as the Assistant Director of Community Public Relations and will primarily oversee the formation and operations of the newly established Communications Co-op. Prior to relocating back to Waco, Ashley was a Field Representative for the National Association of Home Builders, where she assisted local and state boards of directors across 11 states with building robust marketing and communications plans to grow membership. Ashley began her career with the Austin Board of REALTORS® as the Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, where she oversaw the association’s marketing and communications efforts. Ashley graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations, where she served as the News Editor for the Baylor Lariat. Ashley also earned her Masters of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University College of Law.

Ashley is thrilled to return to Waco and looks forward to bringing people and ideas together to help the city realize its collaborative vision.  

Tuesday April 23, 2019 11:45am - 12:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

12:00pm

Social Innovation Panel: How nonprofits Impact Waco's Economic Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Social innovation is paving the way in economic development for our city. Join us for a panel discussion of our local movers and shakers in this growing industry.

On the panel:
Hector Sabido, Inspiracion
Will Phipps, Greater Waco Sports Commission
Josh Cabarello, Grass Roots Community Development
Cuevas Peacock, Grass Roots Community Development

Tuesday April 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

2:00pm

Start Up Waco Mentor Office Hours
Limited Capacity filling up

Need a mentor? We have them! To book your session with a mentor email info@startupwaco.com

Tuesday April 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Pod

2:00pm

Ideation + Lean Startup Workshop | From Idea to Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Idea feasibility and pitch is essential to launching your business. Join Dr. Jeremy Vickers as he covers the basics of idea strategy to lean startup. 

Tuesday April 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

5:30pm

Panel: Let's Get Crafty - Navigating Waco's Craft Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

Waco's craft industry is booming, from craft cocktails, wine and beer and coffee to world renowned whisky. Hear from the innovators who broke through Waco's craft industry and learn how the craft industry is changing our community.

On the panel:
- Tommy Mote, distillery manager of Balcones Distilling
- David Stoneking, co-owner of Brotherwell Brewing
- David Mayfield, owner of Wine Shoppe

Tuesday April 23, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

5:30pm

POPUP: Beer from Brotherwell
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a FREE beer from Brotherwell Brewing and enjoy the Craft Panel: local innovators in the craft industry here in Waco, Texas!

Must have ID and be of legal age.  While supplies last.

Tuesday April 23, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium
 
Wednesday, April 24
 

9:00am

1 Million Cups Waco: DESIGN PANEL
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the national program, 1 Million Cups. This session will host a Design Panel from Waco's creatives:

Lesley Myrick, of Lesley Myrick Art + Design
Ashley Jepsen, of Bolted & Brine
Veronicka Thompson-Smith, of Flower Ink + Design
Summer Herriage, of Fox & Gray
Theresa Emry, of Linen & Cake


Wednesday April 24, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

9:00am

Free Co-working at Hustle Co-working
Limited Capacity seats available

You work, we work, we all work for FREE during Waco Startup Week!

Wednesday April 24, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

12:00pm

Extraco Bank & Brews: The Ultimate Bizkill: 3 things to not include in your business plan
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us with Extraco Banks for a brown bag lunch & learn and gain insight on the top 3 things needed in your business plan!

Wednesday April 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

2:00pm

Workshop | Three Reasons You're Not #winning at Social Media
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us with Jillian Ohriner as she covers topics from social media best practices to leveraging platforms for your business!

Jillian Ohriner is the Advertising Manager for Merck Asset Management, which operates three Waco-area companies, including the Route 77 Food Park opening summer 2019. Jillian specializes in helping organizations build social media strategies from the ground up, maintain consistent branding across different platforms and organically grow their online engagement.

Wednesday April 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

4:00pm

POPUP: Pokey-o's Ice Cream
You scream we all scream for ICE CREAM! Nothing better than an afternoon sugar rush from one of our favorite ice cream sandwich trucks!

Note: Pokey-o's will be selling from their truck!

Wednesday April 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hustle Co-working 605 Austin Avenue

5:00pm

POPUP: Waco Cha
Limited Capacity filling up

Waco Cha is setting up a station for you to enjoy! Grab a FREE tea and listen to the Immigrant Business-owned panel, Waco Cha's founders will be on it!

Wednesday April 24, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hustle Co-working 605 Austin Avenue

5:30pm

Immigrant-Owned Business Panel: Entrepreneurship in our community
Limited Capacity seats available

Hamilton, the Broadway musical says it best: Immigrants are getting the job done! In our community through innovation in various markets we have seen the culture that our neighbors are bringing with their entrepreneurship. Come hear from a panel of small business owners who are changing the path of entrepreneurship in Waco!

On the panel:
Devin Li, Waco Cha
Jaja Chen, Waco Cha
Carmen Zepeda, Pitaya Handbags
Rosa Garcia, Start Up Waco Mentor, MBA and owns an HR Consulting business

Wednesday April 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium
 
Thursday, April 25
 

9:00am

Female Founders Panel: These Ladies Run The World!
Limited Capacity seats available

Women are the fastest growing small business owners in the country. Join us to celebrate Waco's innovative female founders and hear their stories of success.

On the panel:
- Dawn Wible, Talk More Tech Less Meals
- Summer Shine, Luna Juice Bar
- Emily Mills, Jesus Said Love
- Emily Field, Refit Rev
- Angela Beeler, Refit Rev
- Catherine Ballas, Refit Rev

Thursday April 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hustle Co-working 605 Austin Avenue

9:00am

POPUP: Nightlight Donuts
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a FREE Nightlight donut from the famous donut wall and listen to the Female Founders panel!

While supplies last, so come early!

Thursday April 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hustle Co-working 605 Austin Avenue

9:00am

Free Co-working at Hustle Co-working
Limited Capacity seats available

You work, we work, we all work for FREE during Waco Startup Week!

Thursday April 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

10:00am

Start Up Waco Mentor Office Hours
Limited Capacity full

Need a mentor? We have them! To book a session with our mentors email info@startupwaco.com

Thursday April 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Pod

11:30am

POPUP: Taqueria QuetzalCo
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy homestyle tacos as they serve traditional Mexican guisos on freshly handmade tortillas. This event is limited and you must be attending the Arts In The Community Panel in order to enjoy the delicious tacos, while supplies last. 

Thursday April 25, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Extraco Conference Room

12:00pm

Arts In The Community Panel: Creative Impact on Our Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Arts in the community is essential for economic development, quality of life and talent retention. These panelist are artists and innovators themselves, come hear how they have leveraged arts in our community for the greater good of our city.

On the panel:
- Fiona Bond, Creative Waco Executive Director
- Luann Jennings, Work of Artists
- Rebekah Hagman, Cultivate7twelve
- Michael Golden, Midway ISD

Thursday April 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium

2:00pm

Start Up Waco Mentor Office Hours
Limited Capacity full

Need a mentor? We got them! Email info@startupwaco.com to book a session with one of our mentors!

Thursday April 25, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Pod

5:00pm

Extraco Big Idea Challenge: Community Pitch Event
Limited Capacity seats available

You've been waiting, so have we! Join us for this community event with the top 3 finalists from The Extraco Big Idea Challenge, as they pitch their idea to a panel of local celebrity judges! Winner will be announced and a reception will follow. Event details to come!

Schedule of Events
5:00 - Community happy hour
6:00 - Extraco Big Idea Challenge Pitch Event begins
7:00 - Happy hour reception

Thursday April 25, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hustle Co-working, Atrium