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Startup Story LIVE Brings Colossal Entrepreneurial Names To The Stage for Ford Center Event in Texas

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Tickets for Live Entrepreneurial Event Are On Sale Now For May 7th, 2020

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) February 18th, 2020

Top business podcast, The Startup Story, announced today that tickets are officially on sale for their much anticipated Startup Story LIVE event ( The event will take place on the field of the famed Ford Center in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 7th, 2020. Doors will open at 5:30 PM with the main stage event taking place from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST.

Featured speakers at the event include major entrepreneurial names such as Jaime Schmidt of Schmidt Naturals whose startup focused on natural deodorants and hygiene products and was acquired by Unilever for hundreds of millions in just 7 years; one of Forbes’ featured 30 Under 30, Luke Fox of Whitefox Defense Technologies; and NBA All-Star, Investor & Entrepreneur Baron Davis. Much like the format of the Startup Story podcast, attendees will experience the first-ever live stadium Podcast where Startup Story Host, James McKinney, will dive deep into relatable and real-life questions surrounding entrepreneurship and the speakers’ startup journeys. The evening will include some raw and transparent stories of how these successful founders dealt with the challenges that every startup or small business encounters when trying to build and scale their business. Founder of The Startup Story Podcast, James McKinney, is a serial entrepreneur who interviews esteemed business founders diving into the daily grind, the grit, and business trials that they have experienced. He is now bringing those stories to a 1500 person live Texas audience.

“Business headlines have us believe that if we simply start an online business or brand that we will be a hundred-millionaire within 18-months. The true stories of what it takes to build a business are nowhere to be found because they are not sexy.” States Host and Startup Story founder James McKinney. “Nothing is appealing about navigating bad equity deals. There is nothing newsworthy about maxing out your credit cards to get a prototype finished for an investor meeting. We will be on stage discussing the reality of business with real relatable perspectives and guidelines to massive success. These are the hidden gems in experiences that need to be heard.”

Tickets are available now and can be purchased directly from the event website. Current pricing includes discounted early bird rates of $150.00 for general admission seating and $225 for VIP seating up to April 1st, 2020.  Early bird ticket perks include attendance for the exclusive live event taking place on the field of The Ford Center where the Dallas Cowboys practice; food & beverage; inclusion in the closed event FB group; the opportunity to meet founders and partners; and access to much-needed business resources. Attendees will be able to access immediate advice and counsel from Startup Story partners that will be in attendance to help navigate trademarks, tax planning, entity questions, brainstorm creative ways to obtain the capital a business might need and more. Additional and exciting early bird perks include the opportunity to add on access to the 3-day SubSummit, The largest subscription-industry event in THE WORLD. In addition to attending the live event with featured founders, attendees will also be able to see what other DFW startups are working on in the Startup Alley. 

“It’s not about the dream, it’s not about the vision, it’s about having the courage to take that very first step — to start,” Continues Host & Founder of the Startup Story Podcast James McKinney. “That’s the beauty of this event, people who want to build their businesses or have become stuck while doing so will have the opportunity to get advice from those who have been there and have brilliantly made it through.”

For more information on the Startup Story LIVE event or to purchase tickets, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, media access, or interviews please contact BPM-PR Firm at or call 1.877.841.7244.

About The StartUp Story Live

Each week, James McKinney unpacks the early beginnings of successful entrepreneurs uncovering the first steps that ultimately led them to where they are today. The Startup Story Podcast was created for the entrepreneur in the thick of it and not making much progress, or the entrepreneur feeling stuck in the fear of failure, not sure if he/she has what it takes. It is meant to guide and educate those with the stories of people who have been in the same situation and have seen success in the end.

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