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Dallas Startup Week Series | Hiding Behind the Hustle

  • Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Get a preview of what's to come at #DSW21 during our Dallas Startup Week Series! 

Please join us for our Dallas Startup Week Series Preview with our Hiding Behind the Hustle panel with Darlisa Diltz, Tracy Dawson, Dyron Jolly, Labeaud Colbert and Tracy Harris!  

When all you know is "Hustle and Grind"....taking your business to the next level can sometimes be a challenge.  Join us for this interactive conversation that will highlight some of the common fears faced when growing in Entrepreneurship.  Hear from these amazing Entrepreneurs on what tactics they used to move from hustle and grind to scalability and growth.

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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Panelists: 

Darlisa Diltz

Master Millennial, Ecosystem Builder, Speaker, Innovator, and Influential Business Strategist!

​Best known in the community for her Eco systematic approach to strategic planning, business development strategies, and professional empowerment, Darlisa has blazed the trail of entrepreneurship with passion and force.  Educated with bachelors in Marketing Management, Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science and Information Technology, she has used her knowledge to educate, empower, and encourage the lives of many individuals looking to make entrepreneurship a reality.    

​Darlisa has worked in the capacity of economic development, community revitalization, and program development for the underserviced and underserved for over a decade.  She has helped over 700 aspiring and seasoned business owners perfect their passion as an Entrepreneur or to determine if Entrepreneurship was a right fit for them.

​She has owned several successful business endeavors to include a consulting firm, a youth entrepreneurs’ program, and currently, the North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center.  

Tracy Dawson
Tracy Dawson has been thriving to create a substantial platform for testimonials giving his time, efforts, and elite resources to the community of people who are in need to advance to the next level in their business. Tracy Dawson grew up in the Local Dfw Metroplex started in his first business endeavors at the age of 17 years old and has been on his path of purpose going on 9 plus strong years. He got his big break in 2015 working alongside one of the internet's most Impactful Marketers JUSTIN BEASLEY Founder and Creator of the pristine elite digital marketing platform Xselerated. Tracy Dawson is on the rise in becoming one of Dallas’s most impactful Millennial Mogul.

Dyron Jolly
Founder and President at InCon, LLC
"Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed." - Dan Zarrella
Dyron Jolly is the Founder and President of InCon, LLC. He is an entrepreneur and versatile marketer with over 13 years of experience that span across a range of marketing disciplines including marketing audits/assessments, marketing research/insights, marketing strategy and branding. In addition to founding the parent company InCon, LLC, Dyron has also created a marketing intelligence platform called i-REVEAL. His entrepreneurial spirit and quest to help others to succeed began when earning his B.A degree from Alabama A&M, leading him to start his first company Ideality LLC, where he led
marketing research and insights. After gaining more insight and passion for the marketing community, Dyron went further to acquire his Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. It was after this accomplishment that he continued to possess an immense passion and drive for helping small and mid-sized companies that led him to develop his second company InCon, LLC where he is currently the President. Beyond conducting marketing research, Dyron is also an activist. He loves to volunteer and stay active with his church where he works with the church leader’s to create outreach initiatives to enhance the community. Dyron, his wife Tiffany, and beautiful daughter Channing reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex where they will continue striving to make a positive impact on the community.

Labeaud Colbert
Labeaud Colbert is changing the way that entrepreneurs view business and marketing. She's reached thousands both near and far with her messages of marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership and career development.

Labeaud's distinctive point of view is a direct result of past mentorship which has produced a present day triumph after several entrepreneurial and personal obstacles.

Yet, since 2006, Labeaud has been a sought after thought leader and has spoken regionally before churches, businesses, government entities, non-profits, and learning institutions. Formerly a syndicated writer with Yahoo Voices, Labeaud is also the author of thirteen self-help books and counting. She is an international mentor to young professionals seeking career and personal development.

Labeaud is a noted conference speaker and guest lecturer. She has appeared on cable programs such as S.P.I.C.E.S., Manna Express, and The Bible Says. She has also been contacted by local news journalists from such outlets as the Dallas Weekly and View from the Pew to comment on social matters. In addition, Labeaud has hosted several live call-in Christian radio programs concerning social issues such as Heaven 97 KHVN of Dallas and several others.

Currently Labeaud serves as a 1 Million Cups lead organizer, and Co-Founder of TCC TR Campus' Toronet. She is the founder and CEO of Labeaud LLC, a virtual digital marketing and technology staffing service. Noted for her quick wit and enlightening oratory, Labeaud is an instructive persuasive counselor to allies.


Tracy Harris
Tracy Harris, an Army and National Guard veteran, is the founder of HOPEvolution, an organization that helps servicemen and women transition from the battlefield to federal career. HOPEvolution was founded in July of 2017. Approaching retirement from the Department of Justice after 24 years of service, Ms. Harris had a strong desire to use the second phase of her career to assist veterans who had a desire to extend their service to their country through federal civilian employment. After 16 years of being an active participant in the federal hiring process as a Human Resource Specialist, Tracy came to understand what a great candidate for federal employment looks like and what the barriers are for those who apply, but are not selected. As a result, Tracy’s passion for human resource management and determination to help veterans understand the benefit of continued service through federal employment resulted in the start of HOPEvolution. Tracy studied at Oklahoma State University, Barton County College, and Bryan Institute. Certified through SBA - Boots to Business-Reboot, she’s an alumni of Syracuse University - Institute for Veterans and Military Families Human Resources (SPHR) Onward to Opportunity Career Course, completed certification of OPM - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and OPM-Delegated Examining. HOPEvolution’s growth goal is to become the premier expert in assisting service members, veteran, reservists, national guardsmen and their families with increasing their odds of gaining federal employment. 

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