If you haven’t realized it by now, the Dallas business incubator and tech business startup scene has suddenly gotten a lot of life over the past year or two. And at SMU Startup Weekend Nov 2014 are some movers and shakers who are helping to make things happen, including impressive African Americans. One of those is Byron Sanders, Executive Director of the Dallas Education Foundation.
From the Startup Weekend website, you can read more about his background:
Byron Sanders is the Executive Director of the Dallas Education Foundation, a non-profit charitable and educational organization that benefits Dallas Independent School District. Founded in 2006, the Foundation’s goal is to rally philanthropic, corporate, and community support for initiatives and programs benefitting the students of the 2nd largest public school district in Texas. Since joining the Foundation in 2012, Sanders has led his board through a strategic restructuring that brought new vitality to its efforts. For the first time in its history, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees approved an affiliation agreement ordaining the Dallas Education Foundation as the primary fundraising entity for Dallas ISD. In its new iteration, with a revitalized board, and a focused strategic alignment with district priorities, Sanders’ efforts helped usher in a new era for the Foundation, positioning it as the channel through which “champions for education” can engage the most important initiatives for Dallas ISD students.