Jay Veal is the CEO of INC Tutoring, the #1 African-American owned private, prescriptive and holistic tutoring company in DFW serving students nationally and dedicated to demystifying STEM subjects for students of all ages. He is a true entrepreneur in Dallas that started his company literally from the ground up when it was just himself knocking on doors letting people know about his organization. DFW was missing the element in private tutoring that minority students could be successful with. His organization was the solution to this problem and now hundreds of minority students are moving from failing to earning As and Bs, building confidence and performing when they believed they couldn’t before. INC has been featured in 20 media outlets including the esteemed Black Enterprise, Southern Dallas Magazine, Exceptional People Magazine, National Urban League and more. INC Tutoring has consultants based in Dallas, Waco, Houston, and North Carolina.
Gloria Veal is an accomplished Information Technology Professional with extensive industry experience in, Project, Program and Data Center management. Her corporate affiliations include the United States Air Force and Microsoft Corporation.
Her passion for technology is matched by her belief in the value of effective public education. ALL children should graduate from high school prepared to use their talents and abilities to contribute to society and provide a living for themselves and their family. She has had the opportunity to live and work with diverse communities in the United States and abroad, holds an MBA with a concentration in Global Business and is a Certified Life Coach.
Why did you get involved with Dallas Startup Week?
Jay: I got involved with Dallas Startup Week because I wanted to see an Education Track in the event. Education is very important in today's society and needs to be addressed within the community. Especially after the new presidential administration. So, trying to pull together education advocates and thought leaders will be a great challenge in this inaugural track.
Gloria: INC Tutoring was aware of DSW and anxious to participate but the logistics previously prevented active participation. Once we realized that the Education sector was not represented our CEO felt compelled to involve the company.
What are you looking forward to being a track captain?
Jay: I'm looking forward to driving a GREAT Education event with a great team to assist. There are about 8 individuals whom I am partnering with to bring the Education track to DSW. We are all excited!
Gloria: My interest in “startups”, education and their intersection.
What should attendees look forward to when attending events in your track?
Jay: Attendees should look forward to quality sessions for Education in our track and walk away with useful knowledge for implementation.
Gloria: Dynamic content unique perspectives and lively discussion on education --- a critical competency for the Dallas community at large.
First word or a phrase that comes to mind when you think of our local startup community.
Jay: THRIVING AND SUSTAINING
Gloria: “Passionately engaged and uniquely collaborative”