TREP EXPO is all about showcasing and strengthening entrepreneurship. In 2017, TREP EXPO takes place April 19-20 and we extend special thanks to Event Sponsor IBERIABANK and Hosting Partners Addison TreeHouse and Brookhaven College. On Wednesday, April 19, from 6 - 8:30 pm, at the Addison TreeHouse in Addison, Texas, there will be a reception and quick pitch competition. Then, on Thursday, April 20, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, in Building H at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas, the day will offer information sessions designed to accelerate your entrepreneurial future! To ensure all attendees derive optimum value from the event, attendance is limited to the first #250. The cost to register is only $25 per person. And there's a 30% discount if you share to Twitter or Google Plus! Join us on April 19-20, 2017, to celebrate entrepreneurship; learn, be inspired, connect with peers and success practitioners at TREP EXPO!

Amazing lineup of speakers

Roll-up-your-sleeves entrepreneurs share their experiences and hard-won insights. Learn and be inspired by those who can help you take the next steps on your entrepreneurial journey.

Information crucial to entrepreneurial success

Successful entrepreneurs reveal how they deal with incredible challenges to making money and growing their companies in a hotly competitive world. Take away transformational lessons.

Non-confidential quick pitch session

Startup and early stage companies communicate present and future value capture. Translate how best, in 5 minutes, to tell your own business story for maximum impact.

Conversations and connections

Incredible teachers and role models offer best practices to eliminate roadblocks and install processes that strengthen organizations. Connect with thought leaders to boost your company's success.


Click here to download 2017 Trep Expo Event Flyer.

Wednesday, April 19 at Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road Addison TX (6:00 - 8:30 pm)   (Map)

•  Networking and Welcome Reception by Mayor of Addison (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
•  Mini-pitches - 7 companies, 5 minute pitches, 5 minutes Q and A  (7:00 - 8:30 pm)

Thursday, April 20 at Building H, Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch TX (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)   (Map)

•  Welcome Breakfast and Keynote by Dave Copps, CEO of Brainspace (8:30 - 10:00 am)
•  Session 1: Intellectual Property - Robert Kantner, Attorney with Jones Day (10:15 - 11:00 am)
•  Session 2: Market Validation - Tahir Hussain, CEO of Collide Village Accelerator (11:15 am - 12:00 pm)
•  Lunch and Keynote by Nancy T. Richards, Chairman of First Preston HT (12:00 - 1:15 pm)
•  Session 3: Social Media and Online Market Capitalization - Erica Johansen and Elisha Velez with Splash Media (1:30 - 2:15 pm)
•  Session 4: Funding Models - Panelists: Lisa Armstrong, IBERIABANK; Adrian Gonzalez, LiftFund; Cynthia Nevels, Integrality (2:30 - 3:25 pm)
•  Wrap-up (3:25 - 3:30 pm)


Brighten your entrepreneurial journey.


Event Partners

Baylor Entrepreneurship, Town of Addison Economic Development and The DEC join forces for a not-to-be-missed event.

Town of Addison Economic Development

Located in Dallas County's Platinum Corridor, Addison is a vibrant community alive with entrepreneurial spirit; an established leader in developing innovative programs, such as the Addison TreeHouse, that support and grow commerce.

Baylor Entrepreneurship

Ranked #3 in the country by Princeton Review (Entrepreneur Magazine), Baylor's Entrepreneurship Program has been dedicated to the study, teaching, and practice of new venture creation and development for nearly four decades.

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC)

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a collaborative environment brimming with experts from the corporate, financial, academic, and government arenas; and provides entrepreneurs with critical startup resources, such as the Addison TreeHouse.

Steering Group Members

Main contact for Trep Expo event is Dawn Maitz.

Addison Economic Development
Orlando Campos and Drew Dietrich

Baylor Entrepreneurship
Mary Abrahams, Kendall Artz, Dawn Maitz, David Reid

Our 2017 Sponsors

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If you've already decided to become a sponsor, thank you!


Registration for Trep Expo 2017 is now open!
The cost to register is only $25 per person. And there's a 30% discount if you share to Twitter or Google Plus!