PeopleTalk Speaker Series


At PeopleFund,  we want to see your small business succeed. The PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series offers a unique opportunity to learn from successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. Hear about their business journey, from lessons learned to professional advice from experienced CEOs. Lunch is included and questions are welcome. Now’s your chance to think big picture about the future of your small business and pick the brains of our community’s best and brightest.

past speakers

 Past Dallas Speakers

  • Veronica Torres – Founder, V12 Yoga and Director of  Business Development for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Irvin Ashford – Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Director of Community Development and External Affairs Comerica Bank
  • Andre Angel – Founder and CEO, Tango Tab

 Past Austin Speakers

  • Patrick Terry – Founder & CEO, P.Terry’s Burger Stand
  • Dan Graham – Founder and CEO,
  • Tim League – Founder, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
  • Roy Spence – Co-Founder, GSD&M
  • Judy Trabulsi – Co-Founder, GSD&M
  • John Paul DeJoria – Founder, Paul Mitchell Systems and the Grow Appalachia Project
  • Evan Smith – Former Editor, Texas Monthly Magazine and Editor of Texas Tribune
  • Dr. Mohammad Yumus – Grameen Bank and Nobel Prize winner

 For more information, email us or call us at 512.472.8087. Know someone you think we should invite to speak?  Email us.

PeopleTalk takes place 11:30am – 1:00pm. Bring your questions and appetite. Lunch is included and Q&A is encouraged.


 Join us in Fort Worth on July 22nd for PeopleTalk featuring Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

BetsyPrice-FF9271-57-medBetsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth. In 2013, Price ran unopposed and was re-elected to a second two-year term. As the 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest growing large cities in the country. Along with her focus on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility, Price has made significant strides along the path toward her vision of a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city.

Location: Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway, Fort Worth

Register HERE for PeopleTalk Fort Worth with Betsy Price on July 22nd.

Join us in Dallas on August 5th for PeopleTalk featuring Gail Warrior.

Gail Warrior is an entrepreneur, nationally-recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother. In 1997 she founded and led Warrior Group, a commercial general contracting firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Gail developed the company into one of the largest woman/minority-owned general contractors in the U.S. and one of the country’s leading experts in permanent modular construction.

With the new direction of the Warrior Group underway, Gail has fully dedicated herself to the development of Warrior Elements, which will focus on her lifelong passions of fitness and healthy living and helping others to cultivate the Warrior within. The natural fusion of founder Gail Warrior’s professional journey and her passions for health, fitness, fashion and motivating others led her to design a full line of activewear for the busy lifestyles of women that is inspired by the four natural elements.

Dedicated to giving back to the community, Gail founded Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation (HOAW) a 501 (c) (3) public non-profit, launched in early 2007. The HOAW mission is to generate, facilitate and execute programs that provide total enrichment opportunities that are educational, cultural, and experiential and life enhancing, through programs targeting underserved children in Dallas County. Gail also created the Warrior Women’s Mentoring group in 2010. The group meets once a month to help empower women in business and mentor them in their careers.

Gail is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in accounting and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. A lifelong resident of Dallas, she is the mother of a wonderful teenage son, Corey.

Location: PeopleFund Dallas, 2801 Swiss Avenue, Dallas

Register HERE for PeopleTalk Dallas with Gail Warrior on August 5th.