Fulfillment’s mission is to create long-term valuable career paths for Dallas residents who face social barriers to employment.
The Entrepreneurial City Action Committee (by alpha)
Ki Ki Jones
The Entrepreneurial City Keynote Panel
Panelists wanted to teach the skills they believe create good entrepreneurship — including faith, creativity, vision and perseverance — in schools. They hope to make those skills part of the education of every student in Dallas.
Ideas for an Entrepreneurial Dallas
These ideas were submitted by citizens attending the Festival.
- Teach business AND ethics, 8-12 grades
- Define harmony. Measure and publish harmony index across communities and mobilize funding
- Storm water management
- How can Dallas be more walkable and pedestrian friendly?
- Bring all the DFW theaters together—create a hub of info for them (DFW theater magazine)
- Encourage walking and public transport
- Create an international retail zone in downtown Dallas with tax incentives. Bring people downtown!
- How can we make people more global?
- Another park like Klyde Warren
- Set up primary and secondary education with design based and critical thinking curriculum. Experiment
- Faster internet
- Start-up expos: low cost expos to exhibitors and attendees around DFW in which new start-ups can introduce its products to the public
- Re-think education!
- Education + entrepreneurism as an anchor to Fair Park. 5k+ people a day, M-F
- Privatize fair Park
- Privatization is just another form of cronyism
- More housing for homeless
- Make Fair Park the most progressive college of arts/entrepreneurism, architecture and design, performing arts, visual arts etc. close for summer break late (re: fall for the fair). (From firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Funds and entertainment back to Fair Park
- More think tanks for diverse organizations
- Make Fair Park the spot
- Affordable housing for artists and their families
- Fight dogma, ignorance, smugness, fear!
- How can we encourage social entrepreneurs also?
- Empower and educated the youth to take charge of their growth and to contribute to the betterment of Dallas!
- More parks
- Grind sessions where people come together to give steps to starting businesses (i.e. social technology, finances). From seedpotsinc.com
- Safety corridor or “preconceived”” idea not safe at Fair Park
- Teach fundamentals of music to all Dallasites, all ages
- Better engineering and RSD programs in well-established universities in the DFW metro
- Think about the little guy
- Would be good to have a section on patent presentations, where people look for investors and growth (during DFOI)
- Oddly: entrepreneurship begins as a toddler. Train them to take charge of their problems and seek solutions