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Inside: Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

By    |   August 9, 2017, 3:33 pm EDT

This year, Techweek Founders House Dallas celebrated its second annual event. Techweek Founders House is an intimate and exclusive gathering of CEOs and founders from rising tech companies and established Hero Companies, as well as notable individuals in every Techweek city. The invitation-only experience fosters a unique environment for founders to create meaningful and authentic relationships with their peers.

Techweek Founders House Dallas took place in a classic tudor style multi-story home outside Highland Park. The unassuming entrance gave way to a grand open format living room and kitchen with bar, as well as a lush back yard with a lighted pergola. Upstairs, guests were welcomed by multiple mixed-reality experiences from Future Sight AR and Neuro Rehab VR. Renowned photographer Dan Kelleghan took headshots of attendees courtesy of Media Temple, and whiskey tasting was provided by Glen Grant, named Scotch Whisky of the Year by the Whisky Bible two years running.

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Stephanie Mojonnet, Business Development Manager, Dallas Innovates; Natalie Fletcher, Director of Innovation, Dallas Regional Chamber; Heather Noel, Senior Editor, Dallas Innovates

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Stephen Hays, Managing Partner, Deep Space Ventures; Bryan Chambers, Director, Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas ; Abe Minkara, Business Development, Mark Cuban Companies; Tahir Hussain, CEO & Managing Partner, Collide Village

Photo: BKD Interactive’s Signature Cocktails for Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Matt Green, SVP, Techweek; Kirsten Golden, Strategic Account Executive, Zendesk; Ryan Cutler, Corporate Account Executive, Zendesk

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017 sponsors include Media Temple, BKD Advisors, Pounce, Loud Interactive, Glen Grant, and TriNet

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Tim Wall, Manager, Trinet; Brad Van Otterloo, CRO, Koupon Media

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Headshots by Dan Kelleghan of Kapow sponsored by Media Temple

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Shane Gianino, Founder & CEO, QStride

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Guests enjoyed multiple VR and AR experiences

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Mingling under the pergola at Techweek Founders House Dallas

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Whiskey tasting with Glen Grant, named Scotch Whisky of the Year by the Whisky Bible for 2018 two years running

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Sunny Nadolsky, Founder & CEO, Medibookr and guest

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Veeral Rathod, CEO & Co-Founder, J. Hilburn; Ben Davis, Founder & President, The Gents Place

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Bryan Chambers, Director, Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas speaks with guest

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Tim Jackson, Partner, BKD and Ryan McKay, Manager, BKD arrive for the event

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Hubert Zajicek, CEO & Co-founder, Health Wildcatters; Clarisa Lindenmeyer, Chief of Strategy & Partnerships, Launch DFW and guests

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Kristina Libby, Co-Founder, SoCu; Rebekah Keida, VP of Founders House, Techweek; Emily De Moreas, Digital Marketing Manager, SoCu

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Joan Holman, CIO, Strasburger & Price, LLP; Natalie Fletcher, Director of Innovation, Dallas Regional Chamber; Heather Noel, Senior Editor, Dallas Innovates; Mackenzie Turner, New Business Development, Reap Marketing

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Guests mingle around the bar

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Kevin Hunt Ph.D, Director of Biopharmaceutical Product Development, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Hubert Zajicek, CEO & Co-founder, Health Wildcatters

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Adam Lotia, IoT Products, Bioworld Merchandising; Samantha Colletti, SVP, Silicon Valley Bank

Techweek Founders House Dallas 2017

Photo: Jenny Pak, Director of Marketing, Media Temple; Eric Rein, Director of Enterprise Sales, Media Temple

Founders House is a capstone event during Techweek, a five-day conference and festival where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders gather together to enable innovation ecosystems in the cities of Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto and Washington DC. Techweek curates compelling programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each ecosystem and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Susan Paley (Former CEO, Beats by Dr. Dre), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), and Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE). Techweek has gathered more than 200 sponsors, including companies such as Google, American Airlines, Microsoft, Motorola, Redbox, Uber, and Yelp.

Photo credits: Jason Gilmore, J&J photography

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