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August 2013

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Dallas welcomes its newest member to the co-working community: The Grove. Hailing originally from New Haven, Connecticut, the new locale can be found in 501 Elm, a historical building of Dallas (1902). The 3600 square-foot collaborative space will launch with a

Company Quadfit Website 1-sentence elevator pitch Quadfit is an online personal trainer for coaches and athletes. What do you do and who are your customers? Quadfit is the free online personal trainer that helps anyone train like a collegiate or pro athlete. Sports specific power training

A discount of 20% is being offered for any LaunchDFW Startup Happy Hour group members who are interested in attending the pre-conference workshops and conference pass to the Big Design Conference 2013. The Big Design Conference is three intense days of

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) -   Health Wildcatters, the Southwest's first healthcare seed accelerator announced the twelve companies chosen for the inaugural Dallas accelerator program today. "It is exciting to work with businesses that can have such a meaningful impact on

Vital Art & Science Inc. (VAS), a TECH Fort Worth client, has secured $550,000 of funding from the North Texas Angels Network. VAS’s myVisionTrack is a prescription only medical device that provides patients with degenerative eye disease such as diabetic

Robert Wilonsky over at the Dallas Morning News has written a great piece covering this developing story. According to the article, the Dallas City Council will vote at their upcoming meeting on whether or not to rewrite city code that affects

New mentor-driven, mentor-funded tech accelerator program focused on near field communication (NFC) will begin the final selection process September 20, 2013                                       

We are excited to announce the opening of the LAUNCH DFW job board! We've been planning on adding a job board with the launch of the new site for some time, but we wanted to go ahead and just get this

Tech Cocktail returns to Dallas next Thursday to put on their mixer and startup showcase event. The event, being held at the new Collide Center in McKinney, will feature a number of Dallas-area companies all vying to be best-in-show and a

San Francisco based startup TaskRabbit has just launched its service in Dallas. The company's platform allows you to describe a task you want completed, when and where it needs to be done and specify how much you'll pay or request bids.

TiE Texas will soon be hosting their Funding Forum event and applications are currently open for startups to apply to pitch (no fee!). The deadline for submission is September 6th and the event will be held November 19th. Here are the

LeadingAge, an organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of the elderly, is putting on a hackathon during their annual meeting and expo happening at the Dallas Convention Center October 27th-30th. Anyone interested in participating (and they are really encouraging college

The 2013-2014 event season for TeXchange starts tomorrow (8/15) with The 20 Over 20 Happy Hour. The event is open to both members and non-members alike for $10. Event details: August Happy Hour Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM British Beverage Company 2800 Routh

I had a great call this morning with a first-time entrepreneur looking to build a team around his recently launched product.  Several times over the course of the conversation, I flashed back to taking my first steps in the startup

Vela Keller, a local tech-focused law firm, is hosting Startup Trivia tonight in conjunction with Work Bar & Grill and Uber Dallas. There are 8 team spots available and then standing room at bar, so if you want to participate you

Dallas-Fort Worth (July 31, 2013) – Two local tech entrepreneurs are making a splash in the fantasy sports industry with the launch of their newest product: Dumpster Fire Fantasy Football. Dumpster Fire, which launched in Beta (test version) in August

This is Part 2 of How to Raise Angel Funding in DFW by Mike Ivey. Click here for part 1. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Like any well researched 2-part article, let me start with a few corrections

“Sell first in order to understand what the market wants, then build.” When asked what advice he would give to aspiring entrepreneurs in North Texas, Paxton Riter offered those words. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Riter quickly realized that the best