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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
 

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

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
 
Wednesday, April 24
 

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

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