Dallas Startup Week has been postponed to the week of Aug. 30 following updated CDC recommendations that gatherings be limited to 50 people to prevent the spread of new coronavirus, according to event leadership Tuesday.
“Per that recommendation and in response to the expanding number of cases of COVID-19, the leadership at Dallas Startup Week determined that rescheduling this event was the most prudent action,” Dallas Startup Week said in a statement.
Dallas Startup Week, which draws thousands of entrepreneurs and startup founders each year, was previously expected to run from April 26 – May 1. The event features a number of summits and keynote presentations that unite the metroplex’s startup community for a full week.
Last year’s event featured speakers that included tech billionaire and Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban, former Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz and renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher.
In its statement, the event encouraged the entrepreneurial community to continue building and protecting their businesses during the currently uncertain economic conditions.
“This is a time when the business community should help and support each other,” the event said in a statement.