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every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Idea Works

600 East Rosedale St. Fort Worth, TX 76104 (James E. Guinn Complex) Get Directions

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APEX Leadership Coaching is a peak performance firm focused on high potential leaders and business owners moving into their excellence. We help organizations improve performance through purposeful, intentional leadership development. We believe in and foster a powerful link between leader development, long-term profitability, and business growth.

Meet the Organizers

Cameron Cushman @CameronCushman

Cameron runs sales and marketing for a small healthcare staffing company in Fort Worth. Previously, he was an entrepreneurial community builder while at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. While there, he also co-founded 1 Million Cups. He is passionate about the role that public policy plays in new firm creation and the impact that entrepreneurs have on our economy.

Daniel Verboski @BoskiDan

An entrepreneur since his teenage years, Dan ran a concrete business while at TCU that won the Global Student Entrepreneur Award for the Southwest Region. He continued to pursue ideas while working for 7 years in retail, finally returning to entrepreneurship full time in 2013. His passion is for helping others with an emphasis on financial education.

Jenifer Anhalt @jenifera42885

Jenifer Anhalt is originally from the suburbs of Chicago but has been in Fort Worth for 4 years.  She has worked for Northwestern Mutual for the past 6 years and is a Financial Representative and because of her entrepreneurial spirit she enjoys working with her clients that tend to be other entrepreneurs.

Timothy Hardman @TimothyH

After 13 years in corporate finance and receiving his MBA at TCU, Timothy joined a startup in the field of energy advisory. He is also co-founder of Diffusion Medical, a pre-revenue medical device company seeking to increase the safety and quality of life for those with epilepsy. He is passionate about growing the Fort Worth entrepreneurial ecosystem and helping all entrepreneurs

Toni Allison

Past Organizers

Past Presenters


IDEA Works FW™ is a creative, dynamic program that provides emerging businesses with nurturing relationships, state of the art tools, an attractive and secure work environment, best practices and access to global resources to sustain and scale their enterprises. Businesses owners in the program benefit from being in a collaborative environment and a creative, dynamic space that provides the owner with a just-in-time approach to delivering specialty services to their business.

The Veterans Enterprises, Inc

The Veterans Enterprises, Inc is a start-up Non profit business that empowers, support and celebrate Military Veterans. We conduct Personal empowerment seminars, entreprenership workshops, Leadership Camp for Teens of Mil Vets, design and sale "Once a Vet, Always a Vet Apparel Clothing and product line, conduct entertainment/shows honoring and benefitting Mil Vets and families.

Richards Barrentine Values & Ventures Competition

What if you had an idea for a profitable business that also made the world a little better? If you are a bright young business student, you’d bring it to TCU. That’s the inspiration behind TCU’s Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition, presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center: to gather the best young minds in business and let them compete for the best plan that incorporates values, ethics and/or service into a for-profit business. This year, students from 24 U.S. universities and five other countries are coming to TCU April 11-12, to compete for more than $70,000 in total cash prizes. More than 50 business leaders will serve as judges and mentors.

Software company offering a web-based SaaS HR Labor Optimization program

Dooty Free Lawns

Professional Pooper Scooper! We clean up after your dogs so you don't have too!

SafeTacMag, LLC Safe Tactical Magazine

SafeTacMag, LLC. has developed a M16/M4 training magazine designed specifically to prevent accidental discharges of live ammunition during military and police training exercises, thus protecting lives, preventing injuries and saving the government hundreds of millions of dollars. Unlike conventional magazines currently in use, which accept live and blank ammunition interchangeably, SafeTacMag’s magazine restricts the insertion of live ammo, thereby preventing negligent discharges of live ammo.

Knowledge For Success, Inc

We are a business development center whose focus is on start-ups and/or young businesses.

RentEval helps you complete walk-through inspections on rental properties in a fraction of the time and keep your files organized! RentEval let's you create inspection evaluations for multiple properties or units (e.g., apartments and rental homes), attach photos, and send a PDF of the completed evaluation via email. RentEval is rolling out version 2 web based portal + app in March.


Cariloop’s digital platform is used by seniors and families to help make better decisions about the geriatric care providers they work with. Think of us as Expedia or Yelp for the senior care space. By supplying a portal where these providers can easily share information about their availability, pricing, services, and more, Cariloop users can quickly browse through dynamic search results to read patient ratings, discover which providers meet their needs, and connect with them immediately.

Sock 101

Sock 101 exists to enhance the style, appeal, and success of young professionals through colorful, yet professional and stylish socks. Socks you say? Yes, socks. Our question...Why not socks? Socks are no longer your grandfather’s boring Gold Toe’s. The idea that your socks should match your pants is long gone! Socks are now a fun accessory that you can use to spruce up your wardrobe and appearance while remaining professional. Socks, like ties, can add color and style to any outfit.


4DSales is a tablet based (iPad and Windows 8) application developed for sales professionals by sales professionals with the expressed purpose of creating energy, conversation and professionalism in a sales call.


CareStarter is a patient-first technology that redefines continuity of care and the patient experience by empowering patients with information, inspiration & an immediate set of choices from local providers. A crucial part of our mission and business model is to partner with major health systems, doctors, & ancillary providers to bring the novel 360 degree care model to patients.

Method Seven Enterprises

Method Seven Enterprises LLC, is a multidimensional company seeking to occupy a special place within the retail and fashion industry by providing services to retailing clients who seek to gain an improved understanding of their customer base and retail environment in order to enhance each shopping experience. Method Seven Enterprises is also the publisher of Method Seven Magazine: a biannual digital fashion publication whose mission is to deliver the “story of fashion” through a fusion of visual sensory experiences and unique story-telling with a commitment to positivity and relatability. This publication further serves as a platform for emerging talent within the fashion industry who wishes to channel the power of fashion to make a positive social impact within the community.


TangoTab is a mobile app working to end hunger in the local community. The app provides consumers with free restaurant offers. Each time a consumer uses an offer, TangoTab donates a meal to a person in need. To date, TangoTab has donated over 235,000 meals across the nation.


2G For the Crowdfunding Industry


Kinesio radically shifts physical therapy monitoring & measurements into the 21st century, dramatically impacting the lives of patients.

uChilla is an online college marketplace whereby students and teachers are able to buy and sell with each other at their University or nearby Universities. Think essentially of a "Craiglist" for college students, however, uChilla narrows the audience and provides a safe way to buy and sell by requiring every user to have an ".edu" email address.


A location based mobile app that allows you to see and share photos and videos based on how close they are to you.

Veterans Moving America

Veterans Moving America is a values-based moving company that exclusively hires American veterans in an effort to provide support and opportunity through employment.

coLAB workspace

We believe the best things happen when people are running into one another and sharing ideas. At coLAB we've created workspace as you need it designed to break down berries and enable collaboration amongst entrepreneurs. Located in the Linwood/W 7th neighborhood, we offer private suites, a cowork lounge, meeting space and other essentials that allow your business the presence it needs without the heavy overhead that it usually comes with.

DropShades Eyewear LLC

DropShades are the world’s best audio responsive party glasses that “dance” to the beat of the music. Using a tiny microphone connected to a signal processor, incoming sound is translated across six horizontal bars that cascade an array of lights up and down according to the beat of the music. The effect is an audio responsive light show for everyone to enjoy.

Pearl Snap Kolaches

Czech Inspired and Texas Bread Kolaches baked using a home made dough recipe and paired with hand selected ingredients for a consistent bite experience. Delivery and Take Out only!

The Chef Shelf

The Chef Shelf aids chefs and restaurants with entering the prepared food market. By eliminating barriers to entry while providing management, marketing, and fulfillment we provide a gateway for independent restaurateurs to expand their brands. We aim to foster exploration and delight in the home kitchen by connecting customers to their culinary heroes, local and national food news, and great products from the chef’s kitchen and into theirs.

Trademark Mortgage

A family-owned mortgage banking operation. Originating loans across Texas for our clients. We provide Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA and Jumbo products.

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