Lots of events this week, so buckle up. The biggest is the TechWildCatters Pitch day where four companies exiting TechWildCatters pitch to investors and the community. If you’re an accredited investor, the limited seats are still available.We also have the MITEF and “Kegs & Code” parties followed by meetups on Drupal, Ruby, Azure Cloud computing, Android, Python. After those, make sure not to forget about Startup Nights and Refresh Dallas. (Whew!)Looks like you’ll be busy this week. Get out there, make a difference.
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How do new businesses get ahead in the “Money Game”? Navigating the growing startup financing landscape is the focus of the latest animated video from the Kauffman Foundation’s sketchbook series. Watch “Money Game,” where Kauffman Senior Fellow Paul Kedrosky breaks down the methods entrepreneurs use to raise capital, and the benefits—and hazards—of each.
What’s Going on in the Dallas Startup Community
Intro to Drupal Workshop
When: Mon Dec 5, 7pm
Where: Level 10 Interactive, 4228 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
Drupal’s flexibility and corresponding rise in popularity is due to some pretty clever pioneering features. In this session we will look at those and will cover cutting edge concepts including building content types, CCK, views and advanced image handling.
Come check out Dallas’ hottest new startups — the four companies that went through Tech WildCatters pitch their business Hear startup secrets from Brad Hunstable, co-founder and president of Ustream.
When: Tues Dec 6, 7-9pm
Where: Improving Enterprises, 16633 Dallas Parkway , Dallas, TX, 75001, United States
Come check our ruby at the brigade. This month they’ll look at file operations and the best and worst code of 2011 (you have to bring your own).
This is a 2-day deep dive program to prepare you to deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. We have worked to bring the region’s best Azure experts together to teach you how to work in the cloud. Each day will be filled with training, discussion, reviewing real scenarios, and hands on labs. Lunch will be served both days of this session.
When: Wed Dec 7 – 6pm – Thurs 2am
Where: Cohabitat, 2517 Thomas St., Dallas, TX
StartupNights is an open house, coworking, startup meetup, jam session, community gathering all rolled into one evening a week!
When: Thur Dec 8, 7-9pm
Where: Improving Enterprises, 16633 Dallas Parkway , Dallas, TX
Refresh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical and professional aspects of new media endeavors in the Dallas area. Join them for a “Year in Review” panel discussion on the hottest topics that have impacted the web design and development industry.
December Social get together.
Whether you’re an elite developer that wants to participate in the coding challenge for the $750 cash prize, or your just a tech entrepreneur who wants to network, this event is for you!
Come celebrate the holidays with MITEF.
When: Sat Dec 10, 2pm
Where: Fish Technologies, 16750 Westgrove Drive Suite 600, Addison, TX
Get your python on during the coding sprint.