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Reimagining the Car Rental Experience through a Mobile App

This past July, Avis introduced its new mobile app Avis Now to further enhance the car rental experience for its customers. Being one of three corporations controlling the majority of the car rental industry today, Avis has focused on branding itself as an innovator in the space. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Scott Deaver of Avis take the stage at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016. Techweek recognizes that Dallas is more than just Cowboys football and BBQ. Dallas...
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How Improving Travel Experiences with Tech Has Disrupted the Aviation Industry

Dallas-based aviation startup Rise does not employ any pilots or own any planes. Using a proprietary technology platform, the company is able to cater to a community of frequent travelers who want to experience private charter service. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Nick Kennedy of Rise take the stage at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016. Techweek recognizes that Dallas is more than just Cowboys football and BBQ. Dallas has a rich history of business formation and a vibrant...
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Virtual Reality’s Crucial Role in Enhancing the Classroom Environment

At last year’s conference for the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education Certification (NASDTEC), it was announced that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) would partner with Mursion to provide simulation technology for its new teacher licensure assessment. Today, the company’s technology is being utilized by more than 65 universities and programs to equip K-12 teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to face the challenges of the classroom. Techweek is enthusiastic about innovation across various industries, therefore, we are happy to welcome Carrie Straub of Mursion to the...
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From Shark Tank to Techweek Dallas, Foot Cardigan’s Star Continues to Rise

The quirky idea for Bryan DeLuca’s novelty sock subscription business Foot Cardigan came about because he forgot to pack enough socks for a 3-month European trip with his wife. Four years and a memorable appearance on Shark Tank later, the company is nearing the close of its first capital round after a year where it saw $2.5M in sales. Entrepreneurs like Bryan with amazing success stories are ones that Techweek loves to spotlight, which is why we are thrilled to have Bryan join us at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016....
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Amber Venz, the “Mark Zuckerberg of Fashion,” Takes the Stage at Techweek Dallas

Amber Venz’s exclusive online shopping platform LikeToKnow.It has propelled her to become a big star in the fashion world and earned her the label of “the Mark Zuckerberg of fashion.” Everyone from fashion retailers and designers to bloggers know and love her. Since launching in 2011, Amber has helped to generate more than $2B in sales driven to brands like ASOS. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Amber grace our Techweek Dallas Summit 2016 stage. Techweek recognizes that Dallas...
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Panel Spotlight: #BeEpic: How Leaders Are Doing Well by Doing Good

How Can Entrepreneurs Make Social Good Part of Their Leadership Platform? This is the question posed by Alexandre Mars, serial tech entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Epic Foundation, a global nonprofit startup that’s bridging the gap between individual and corporate donors and NGOs and social enterprises working with children and youth. As members of the tech community, we're focused on our products, business growth, bottom lines and recruitment. Is it possible to stay honed in on these issues while giving back to our community? How do we enable social good as individuals and as...
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Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey to speak at Techweek KC

Techweek KC’s 2015 lineup of speakers got even stronger this week, as the tech festival added Jim McKelvey, co-founder of the Square mobile payment app, to an already star-studded lineup of speakers. McKelvey is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Union Station. The weeklong national festival, which makes its first visit to Kansas City this year, will take place from Sept. 14-20. “We are absolutely thrilled that Jim will be joining us at Techweek KC,” said Techweek CEO Katy Lynch. “He’s second to none as a tech entrepreneur,…

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Techweek speaker Jessica Scorpio launches Getaround in Chicago

When Jessica Scorpio founded Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, she knew that there would be big hurdles to overcome. Two months ago at Techweek Chicago, she spoke about some of the roadblocks she encountered along the way, like insurance and legislation. Now, she’s bringing on-demand carsharing to Chicago. You don’t always get it right the first time. That’s a lesson many startup founders learn the hard way. For Getaround, they’ve made a lot of changes to their service over the years. They went from a request-based model to an on-demand…

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Recap: Techweek Chicago 2015 Presented by T-Mobile – Thank you!

What a week! Thankfully, the Techweek Team gets to spend the next two weeks on the beach in Cabo after all the hard work we put in. Sun, sand, margari…wait, I’m now being told that’s not true. But that’s okay because Techweek HQ is still buzzing with excitement after what we feel was the best Techweek yet! We’re full of gratitude for those behind the buzz, which is the thousands of attendees who joined us at the expo, tours, partner events, panels, happy hours, and more. There’s no Techweek without…

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Dev Chat: DevOps Isn’t a Job

Jamie Begin’s journey to Founder/CEO of RightBrain Networks began as a computer technician for a small business in 1997. In the nearly two decades since then, Jamie amassed a wealth of systems architecture and internetworking systems engineering knowledge. In 2009 he bootstrapped RightBrain Networks (RBN), a software engineering and technology consulting firm specializing in cloud deployment strategies. RBN was among the first of an elite 6% of Amazon Web Services partners certified as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. An early adopter of the DevOps philosophy, Jamie currently leads a growing…

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