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Dallas Startup Week Series | Launch Party

  • Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDT

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This event was available from Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:00 AM until the event start date.

Get a preview of what's to come at the #DSW21 Gaming & Esports Track during our Dallas Startup Week Series! 

Please join us for  our Dallas Startup Week Series at our Launch Party with Erica Molett

Every year, Dallas Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, where they exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. This year's event will be held at Southern Methodist University from August 1-5, 2021.

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Banneky is the first education platform  for artists, athletes and gamers. "I wanted kids of all races, genders, physical and cognitive abilities to feel represented in a space that celebrates their brilliance." -Erica Molett: CEO, Founder, & Mom 

EDUCATE: STEAM lessons taught in fun and engaging ways using high quality multimedia and incentivized content
ELEVATE: Masterclasses and Career Exploration with interesting people from companies and popular media
ENTERTAIN: Kid-produced podcasts focused on tech and gaming, fashion, fun and adventure, art, cooking and much more

About Erica Molett

Erica Molett is the CEO of edtech and entertainment company, Kandake Tech, as well as, Expansion Solutions Consulting, which specializes in workforce, community, and economic development strategies for municipalities, commercial developers, and education entities. Erica believes in changing the world one brilliant, world-changing kid at a time - no matter their zip code, race, gender or origin story. 

Erica spent the first ten years of her career in the financial industry, focused on estate planning and commercial banking in Houston and Dallas. In 2007, Erica segued into local government with the City of Dallas and the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation. She found her passion in aligning the interests of the public and private sectors to support the sustainable growth of cities, disenfranchised citizens, and the business community. Erica's leadership in building and implementing evidence-based, collaborative models in ex-offender reentry and workforce development garnered the attention of the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, HUD, State Senate, and the White House, resulting in numerous speaking engagements and consulting opportunities in Austin and Washington DC. Former Assistant Secretary of the DOL, Bill Spriggs, stated, "Erica is one of the nation's leaders in integrating dollars across federal agencies with local programming..."

As a long-time resident and former economic development professional in Cedar Hill, Erica ​is committed to supporting the sustainable growth of Dallas/Fort Worth region. S​he holds a BBA in Finance, from Texas Southern University, and is a Certified Economic Development Financial Professional. Erica is a member of Leadership Southwest (Class of 2014), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Advisory Council for Two Wins Foundation.
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