FlintConf: the Denton startup conference for hipsters, hackers, and hustlers

FlintConf 2019 invites creatives (hipsters), techies (hackers), and entrepreneurs (hustlers) to take part in a one-day conference in Denton aimed at enabling those pursuing their passion through their work. FlintConf will be held at Stoke Denton, on April 12th, 2019 from 8 AM to 5 PM, with a happy hour to follow.

With the goal of supporting and strengthening the business community’s efforts, Stoke, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and TechMill planned FlintConf to suit the needs of North Texans with entrepreneurial spirit, providing them with the essentials applicable to all stages of business.

Individuals who would benefit from FlintConf include designers, makers, and artists; web developers, engineers, and technologists; and entrepreneurs, small business owners, and bizdev folks. Though the backgrounds and skill sets for these groups differ, similarities exist in having fundamental, foundational knowledge, navigating steps in the build and growth process, and keeping sight of and reaching end goals.

Knowledge themes for these groups include:

  • Articulating what you do and why with branding and marketing to attract customers and clients

  • Business planning and structuring

  • Valuing and pricing your time, products, and services

  • Understanding funding options for launch and growth

  • Maintaining a work-life balance and avoiding burnout

FlintConf will offer sessions and break out discussions that cover the above through presentations on lean principles for starting and sustaining your business, developing and telling one’s brand story, sharing that brand story through marketing, types of funding and how to distinguish and acquire it, and more.

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At the end of the conference, FlintConf attendees will have learned concepts and strategies to apply to their own pursuits from speakers with experience in failing fast, recovering, and ultimately succeeding and made connections with fellow conference attendees.