TREP EXPO is all about showcasing and strengthening entrepreneurship. In 2017, TREP EXPO takes place April 19-20 in Addison, Texas. Venues will be announced soon. There will be a reception and quick pitch competition from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 19. Then, on Thursday, April 20, from 9 am - 3:30 pm, 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 #250. The cost to register is only $25 per person. 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 2016 Trep Expo event schedule. 2017 schedule to be announced soon.

Friday, March 18th, 2016 at Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road Addison TX (8:00 am - 6:15 pm)

•  Breakfast (8:00 - 9:00 am)
  Welcome and Keynote by Tom Browning, Co-founder of Foot Cardigan (8:30 - 9:00 am)
•  Session 1: Mini-pitches - 6 companies, 5 minute pitches (9:15 - 10:15 am)
•  Session 2: Intellectual Property - David Henry, Baylor Law Professor, expert in IP (10:30 - 11:15 am) --- Click here to download presentation.
•  Lunch (11:30 - 12:45 pm)
  Keynote by Cecilia Levine, President of MFI International Manufacturing and USMC Strategic Alliance (12:00 - 12:45 pm)
•  Session 3: Crowdfunding - How to Select the Right Crowdfunding Model and Portal for Your Fundraise - Hall Martin, CEO of Texas Entrepreneur Networks (1:00 - 1:45 pm) --- Click here to download presentation.
•  Session 4: Social Media Marketing - Ali Mirza, Founder of iSocialYou (2:00 - 2:45 pm) --- Click here to download presentation.
•  Afternoon Networking Break (2:45 - 3:15 pm)
•  Session 5: Online Marketing Campaign Optimization - David Grubbs, CEO of Pegasus Fulfillment (3:15 - 4:00 pm) --- Click here to download presentation.
•  Session 6: Funding Panel Discussion
  Panelists: Tahir Hussain (Collide Village Accelerator), David Matthews (Trailblazer Capital, RevTech Accelerator), William Morgan (Angel Investor) (4:15 - 5:00 pm)
•  Wrap-up (5:00 - 5:15 pm)
•  After-Hours Trep Networking Reception: Featured Speaker - Dan Lawless, Chief Lending Officer for LiftFund (5:15 - 6:15 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 2016 Sponsors

If you've already decided to become a sponsor, thank you. Click here to download our 2016 Sponsorship Form.
2017 Sponsorship Form available soon.


Registration for Trep Expo 2016 is now closed! 2017 registration opening soon!