About The Event

The Venture Dallas summit will convene innovators, business luminaries, and investors from around the nation who want to experience the forces propelling Dallas-Fort Worth as a premier hub of innovation.


Dallas, TX


Tuesday – Wednesday
September 10 – 11, 2019

Connect and Learn about Dallas

Through in-depth keynote and panel presentations, including from national VC’s who have invested in Dallas, attendees will learn more about early and growth stage investment climate in the region, how to capitalize on it, and what’s coming next.

Who Should Attend

Attendance will be curated to have a diversity of startup companies, investors, service providers, and business leaders.

  • Founders or CEO’s of companies that have raised $1M or more in venture or other capital.
  • Individuals from venture capital or private equity firms looking to invest in Dallas-Fort Worth early stage or growth stage companies.
  • High-net worth individuals, family office representatives, and angel investors who are investing or are interested in investing in Dallas-Fort Worth early stage or growth stage companies.
  • Service providers actively working with startups, venture capital firms, and other early stage, high growth ventures.

Thank you for everyone who attended in 2019!

More information will be available soon about our 2020 event.

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Conference Schedule

More speakers are being added every day. Check back often for more details. Click on each session for expanded details.
  • Day 1

    September 10, 2019

  • Venture Dallas organizers are helping coordinate one-on-one meetings between investors and some of the best Dallas-Fort Worth tech companies. Investors are required to register for the Venture Dallas conference in advance to receive a curated schedule of meetings. Once you’ve registered for the conference you will receive an email to opt into office hours and your customized meeting schedule for September 10th will be posted to your profile within the conference app. Questions about one-on-one meetings may be directed to info@venturedallas.com.

  • *Invitation only, private reception with Ross Perot Jr. Digital invitations will be sent beginning August 15th.

  • Day 2

    September 11, 2019

  • Start the day by checking in at the event and network with other attendees before the days activities begin. Light breakfast will be served.

  • Welcome from the Host Committee to the inaugural Venture Dallas summit.

  • Welcome and fireside chat with Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back and three time Super Bowl Champion, Emmitt Smith. Having transitioned to the role of businessman and entrepreneur, Emmitt now runs several businesses spanning real estate, construction and technology.

  • Featuring a panel of national VC’s who have invested in Dallas

  • Hear from the team that will be implementing Uber Elevate in Dallas-Fort Worth (Perot/Hillwood, Uber, Bell Helicopter).



Thank you to all of our sponsors! If you are interested in adding your brand to this list, please contact us info@venturedallas.org and 214-746-6619.

Premier Sponsors

Perot Jain
Foley Gardere
Labora Group

Headline Sponsors

Capital Factory
University of Texas at Dallas
Common Desk
Vinson & Elkins

Advisor Sponsors

Oracle Netsuite
Vela Wood
Munck Wilson Mandala
Reed Smith

Foundational Investor Sponsors

Edison Partners
Canal Partners
Tech Wildcatters
Cypress Growth Capital
Naya Ventures


Strait Capital

Media Sponsors

Dallas Innovates
NTX Inno


Hall on Dragon

The September 11th summit will be located in the heart of The Dallas Design District, at The Hall on Dragon, just minutes away from Downtown Dallas and near many of the startups and capital that are part of the Dallas innovation landscape. (1500 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207)


Capital Factory

The September 10th One-on-One sessions will be located at the Capital Factory in the Centrum Building in Uptown Dallas. (3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219)

Hotel Options

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Deluxe King $200, Deluxe King Patio $225, Premier King $245 (When booking over the phone, please refer to the Perot/Hillwood Account.)
Other Hotels

Other Hotels

VisitDallas has a wide variety of options and price points.