The Net is Dallas’ first and only business social club for entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners of color. The monthly meetups take place at various locales throughout the city and feature a unique spin on networking, an introduction to some of the city’s hottest entrepreneurs, a interactive pitch session and the necessary education and resources busy professionals need for success in the Big D.
According to Forbes, the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. are African-American women. A new report finds that the number of women-owned firms grew 1.5 times the national average, and black women blow that statistic away. With these findings, it’s no coincidence that the participants in our pitch sessions have all been women.
Southside on Lamar – The Janette Kennedy Gallery
Thank You To Our Venue Host:
At each NET meetup, we invite aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to participate in an interactive pitch session with local business advisors that represent a variety of industries and expertise. For September’s event, we welcome two ambitious business owners to not only gain a wealth of knowledge from our advisors, but to also introduce their companies to the event attendees that evening.
PITCH SESSION ENTREPRENEURS
SEPTEMBER FEATURED PANELISTS
ABOUT DOC PATTON: Dallas native and former TCU standout Darvis “Doc” Patton has enjoyed a successful career as a sprinter since he began competing professionally in 2001. The three-time Olympian has represented the United States as a member of eight national teams and was a member of the 2003 and 2007 4×100 meter gold-medal winning World Championship teams. He was also a member of the 2004 and 2012 4×100-meter silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic teams. At age 35, Doc Patton became the sixth fastest man in history to run 100 meters under any conditions with a 9.75 wind-aided win at the 2013 Texas Relays. Patton’s leadership experience on and off the track, coupled with three storied Olympic appearances have helped him build strong relationships with established businessmen and women across the globe.
ABOUT DAMIAN WILLIAMS: Damian Williams is an unrestricted free agent for the National Football League who excels at executing winning strategies on and off the field. During his tenure with the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins, Williams quickly established relationships with teammates, industry professionals and sponsors to effectively contribute to his team’s success. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
FEATURED BUSINESS: LIVV HEADPHONES
In 2008, former first round draft pick and Baltimore Ravens/St. Louis Rams wide receiver, Mark Clayton was running routine drills. During an out route he ran down the field and cut a sharp 90 degree angle to the sideline, then he heard a “SNAP”! Experiencing the inferiority of athletic headphones that quit before he did, the LIVV concept was created. Join Mark at the September event to learn more about this innovative business and a special deal for all Net Members.
THE NET: A DIFFERENT KIND OF NETWORKING
So what is a social club? In the traditional sense of the word, social clubs give individuals with similar interests a way to gather for the purposes of sharing information, ideas, conversations and connections over food and drink.
Cities such as New York and Los Angeles have been the location for some of the world’s most interesting and exclusive member only social clubs.
We felt it was time to bring some of that flavor to the Big D.
Your NET Membership Includes:
- unprecedented networking opportunities with thought leaders and critical decision makers
- uber cool swag and benefits from local brands and businesses
- a social media shout out for your brand or business
- participate in pitch sessions with business experts and influencers
- discounted prices on all The Net events and merchandise
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PURCHASE YOUR SEPTEMBER EVENT TICKETS HERE
General Admission – $20. Net Members – $10