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MC | INNOVATE is convening a global community of innovators and entrepreneurs to encounter cutting-edge startups, expand the innovation and social impact hub in North Texas, and boost local biotech, nonprofit, and corporate innovation.


The INNOVATE Experience

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with other entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and corporate partners who are passionate about driving innovation and entrepreneurship in Texas and beyond.


Monday, July 10

  • 3:00pm – 6:00 pm CT | Conference Check-in opens

Tuesday, July 11

  • 9:00 AM | Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:45 AM | Welcome & Keynote
  • 11:00 AM | About the Program
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch: Break Bread & The Ice
  • 1:00 PM | Leveraging the MC Community 
  • 2:30 PM | Afternoon Break
  • 3:00 PM | Community Connect (structured industry-specific networking)
  • 4:35 PM – 6:35 PM | Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 12

  • 8:30 AM |Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 AM | Lean Canvas Workshop with Ash Mauyra
  • 12:30 PM | Lunch: Peas in a POD
  • 1:30 PM | US Early Stage Growth Cohort Handshake Pitch Competition
  • 4:30 PM | Break
  • 4:35 PM – 5:35 PM | Partner & Ecosystem Showcase

Thursday, July 13

  • 9:00 AM | Breakfast & Networking
  • 10:00 AM | Meet Your Track
  • 11:30 AM | Closing Remarks

Alumni, Mentors & Experts, MCMX Founders, Bridge Founders, Ecosystem Partners

Tuesday, July 11

  • 9:00 AM | Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:45 AM | Welcome & Keynote
  • 11:00 AM | Global Growth: Legal and International Business Workshop
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch: Break Bread & The Ice
  • 1:00 PM | People & Culture: Building Strong Teams for Strong Investments
  • 2:00 PM | People & Culture: Building Inclusive Teams
  • 2:30 PM | Afternoon Break
  • 3:00 PM | Community Connect (structured industry-specific networking)
  • 4:35 PM – 6:35 PM | Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 12

  • 8:30 AM | Breakfast & Meetings (optional)
  • 9:00 AM | Ash Maurya​
  • 9:30 AM | Community, Sales, Marketing, Oh My!: Customer Acquisition Panel Discussion
  • 10:25 AM | Community, Sales, Marketing, Oh My!: Fireside Chat with Vince Panozzo
  • 11:25 AM | An Energy Takeback Movement: Managing Your Own Energy to Reclaim Your Time
  • 12:30 PM | Lunch
  • 1:30 PM | US Early Stake Growth Cohort Handshake Pitch Competition (Lead groups or audience)
  • 4:30 PM | Break
  • 4:35 PM – 5:35 PM | Partner & Ecosystem Showcase

Tuesday, July 11

  • Attendance Optional – please contact  to attend sessions this day
  • 3:00 PM | Community Connect (structured industry-specific networking)
  • 4:35 PM – 6:35 PM | Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 12

  • AM | Meetings (Optional)
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Partner Check-in & Lunch available
  • 2:00 PM | US Early Stage Growth Cohort Handshake Pitch Competition (Lead groups or audience)
  • 4:30 PM | Break
  • 4:35 PM – 5:25 PM | Partner  & Ecosystem Showcase
  • Evening: Partner Dinners – please contact if interested in hosting a private dinner

Tuesday, July 11

  • 3:00 PM | Community Connect (structured industry-specific networking)
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 12

  • 1:30 PM | Minute to Pitch it OR lead a US Early Stage Growth Cohort Handshake Pitch Group (Optional) Please contact if interested in attending 

If you would like to attend any of the other sessions throughout the 3 days, please contact 

Handshake Pitch Contest

Get the chance to pitch your startup to an invite-only crowd of business executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and more.

Community Engagement

The global MC community will offer a series of micro-community experiences designed to help founders connect with fellow innovators, build their network with key stakeholders within the innovation community, and engage in alumni-integrated sessions.


Enjoy a free guide to Dallas and make lasting memories with current cohort members, MassChallenge Alumni, and corporate partners of all industry backgrounds in and around Dallas.


MC | INNOVATE will offer a premier roster of innovation and entrepreneurial experts, kicking off with a keynote address from Ash Maurya, author and founder of LEANSTACK.
Explore Dallas, Texas

Here are your top ten “must-see” sights to see.

We're thrilled to have you join us for an unforgettable experience at MC | INNOVATE, where you'll encounter cutting-edge innovation, entrepreneurship, and networking opportunities. While in Dallas, we invite you to explore the city and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, rich history, and diverse attractions. As a hub for science, technology, and innovation, Dallas offers many unique experiences tailored to your interests. To help you make the most of your visit, we've curated a list of 10 must-see destinations in and around the city.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

    This state-of-the-art museum features interactive exhibits, multimedia displays, and awe-inspiring collections that showcase the wonders of science, nature, and technology.

  • The Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

    Dive into the world of aquatic life and conservation efforts at this renowned aquarium, which features a diverse range of marine and terrestrial species from around the globe.

  • George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205

    Discover the history, politics, and policies of the 43rd President of the United States with exhibits featuring interactive multimedia, historical artifacts, and a replica of the Oval Office.

  • The Cavanaugh Flight Museum, 4572 Claire Chennault St, Addison, TX 75001

    Take a journey through aviation history at this unique museum, where you can explore a vast collection of restored aircraft from various eras, including World War I, World War II, and the early jet age. Learn about the technological advancements and engineering marvels that have shaped the aviation industry and get close to some of the most iconic planes in history.
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

    Aviation enthusiasts will love this museum, which showcases the history and technological advancements of flight through interactive exhibits, aircraft displays, and educational programs.

  • Deep Ellum, The neighborhood doesn't have a specific address, but you can start exploring at 2800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

     Stroll through this historic neighborhood, known for its vibrant street art, eclectic shops, and bustling nightlife. It's also home to many tech startups and creative workspaces.
  • AT&T Discovery District & The Exchange Food Hall, 308 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202

    Experience cutting-edge technology and entertainment at the AT&T Discovery District, which hosts immersive installations, events, and interactive experiences. While exploring the district, satisfy your cravings at The Exchange Food Hall, offering a variety of culinary delights from diverse vendors in a lively, communal atmosphere.
  • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

    Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of Dallas featuring 66 acres of stunning gardens, vibrant seasonal displays, and picturesque landscapes. This beautiful destination offers a serene escape from the city and annually hosts various events and educational programs.
  • The Dallas Museum of Art & Klyde Warren Park, Address (Dallas Museum of Art): 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201; Address (Klyde Warren Park): 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

    Immerse yourself in a world of art and culture at the Dallas Museum of Art, which boasts an impressive collection of over 24,000 works spanning 5,000 years of history. After exploring the museum, relax and unwind at the nearby Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre urban green space built over a recessed freeway. The park offers various recreational activities, food trucks, and events.

  • The Star in Frisco, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034

    Venture into the world of professional football at The Star in Frisco, the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. This state-of-the-art complex features the Ford Center, an indoor athletic facility, the Cowboys Club, and an entertainment district with shops, restaurants, and a luxury hotel. Take a guided tour or attend one of the many events held throughout the year. 
Please note that some locations might have multiple entrances or buildings. It's always good to check their official websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information and directions. Happy exploring! We hope you enjoy your time in Dallas and make lasting memories.
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