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The North Dallas Startup Weekend Organizers are thrilled to announce our Sunday “Commencement” Speaker, Michael Sitarzewski!

Around Dallas, Michael is known as a pioneer and leader in the Dallas startup community. He has spearheaded countless initiatives and partnerships to bring the startup community closer together and to raise awareness around all of the great things happening in Dallas. Notably, he played a key role in starting the BigDOCC (Dallas Open Coffee Club meetups), LaunchDFW’s Dallas New Tech event, DSCTA (Dallas Startup Community Transportation Association), and Player’s Lunch.

Recently, Sitarzewski has also started an initiative that is taking a fresh look at the issue of homelessness in downtown Dallas. He recently published a guest piece in the Dallas Morning News describing his plans in more detail.

In 2011, Michael spoke at Ignite Boulder on how to save money and get out of debt. Check it out here. And more recently in 2015, Michael was interviewed by Jason Croft on Startup Dallas.

For those who are new to the startup community and participating in their first Startup Weekend, Michael’s talk will serve as an awesome ‘orientation’ to the startup community: how to get involved with the startup community and how to take your startup to the next level coming out of Startup Weekend!

Chirag Gupta