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November 2013

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You know we're making waves as a community when CW33 wants to do a story on DFW startups! Check out this great piece by Doug Magditch as he talks to Alex Muse of Haul, Jorge Varela of TechFW, Matt Alexander of

Dallas Digital Summit is back this December 10-11 and the speaker line up is better than ever, featuring the likes of Steve Wosniack, Randi Zuckerberg, Paul Bettner amongst others. In total, 75 speakers from across the digital landscape will be giving talks

Urban Acres Farmstead opened the doors to its new store front in Oak Cliff over this weekend. It was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign surpassing the intended goal of $30,000. "Bringing the Farm to Dallas," Urban Acres offers a

This is a guest post by Sammy Abdullah, cofounder of the Dallas Angel Network. Every time I first meet with an entrepreneur, at some point I’ll hear a permutation of the following sentence: “what we’re looking for are strategic angels that

Cloud-based ERP platform VerticaLive just announced that they've opened up a branch office in Richardson. The office will be focused around the company's marketing efforts. So why Richardson? Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jeremy Wallin said of the reasons behind the location of

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a startup guy. I’ve been building things on the internet since 1994. Most of that was with my great friend Bracken, in Dallas, Texas. Yes, Dallas. We’ll get to that in a minute. I’m

As Global Entrepreneurship Week winds down don't forget about these last couple events! TONIGHT (11/21) GEW Celebration - 15 organizations from around the Dallas/Fort Worth area come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (www.unleashingideas.org). Dell Center for Entrepreneurs and Microsoft BizSpark will be

The first graduating class of Health Wildcatters presented to a sold out crowd of investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and startup supporters at the George W. Bush Institute yesterday. Among the 12 startups was a variety of health related products and solutions ranging

One Million Cups, a nationwide entrepreneurial gathering will kick off in Dallas and Fort Worth tomorrow during the celebrations of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The program was created to engage entrepreneurial communities across the world. Dallas and Fort Worth will make up the

HipLogiq, the company behind SocialCentiv and SocialCompass, just announced they've closed a $7M Series B financing. Dallas Morning News Xconomy All Things D Nimbix introduces new HPC cloud platform PR Web: Tickets now available for Dallas New Tech on donation basis Eventbrite Kickstarter for Gestures breaks $10,000 goal LDFW Kickstarter Tech

With just 3 days left to go, Gestures, who we caught up with a few weeks ago, is 98 percent funded in reaching its $10,000 goal. Gestures, a mobile camera app with a beautifully simplified interface, is also generating a memorable

Launching next Monday, Uber will introduce its more affordable ride sharing option called Uber X. Convenient, considering Lyft just launched not too long ago. As a launch bonus, Uber partnered up with over 40 different establishments around Dallas to provide discounts on

NEXT, a nation-wide start up program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs recently finished up its first class of Dallas participants at the DEC. The 5-week part time program exercised a variety of training methods to sharpen the skills of local entrepreneurs

Eager fans are already waiting in line at the Granada Theater on Greenville Avenue. The incentive? Shakey Graves, a Texan musician on the rise, will open for Portugal. The Man for free tonight. The event is sponsored by Myspace and Cadillac

HedgeChatter, a Tech Wildcatters alum, officially launched their social media based stock market analysis platform recently. The company provides an online SaaS dashboard that allows investors, traders and hedge funds to see how key influencers on social media are affecting stock

 It's here. Global Entrepreneurship Week is kicking off in the metroplex and there are a ton of great events going down! From networking events, lectures, to showcases, there is a something for everyone. Here is the official schedule: CoFounders Lab Thursday 11/14 at 6:30

Launched yesterday, Traxo for Business is jet set to ease travel planning for customers. Traxo, an aggregated travel platform, promises to be your "digital travel wallet" by organizing your info from hundreds of travel sites. For the modern travel site, it

Local Kickstarter campaign will launch poster series that maps the lesser known areas of outer space. Deep Space: The Print Series has already surpassed doubling its $1000 goal with 20 days remaining in the campaign. The series is derived from Crate

Local Dallasite Palmer Dean set out to do something logical: eliminate the cost of advertising a product by using social media. The result? Successful sales of his OutlinetheSky t-shirt brand. "The original idea came from a day at Katy Trail Ice House.

According to a press release published this morning, global ad agency WPP has acquired Dallas-based app maker Bottle Rocket for an undisclosed sum. Bottle Rocket is well known throughout the US and the world really for making some of the most

MedHab, a client of Tech Fort Worth has recently closed a deal with USA Triathlon for their RPM2 performance technology. RPM2 or Remote Performance Measurement and Monitoring, utilizes shoe insoles to measure foot pressure while engaging in training. The calculations are

Ladar Levison, the founder of Dallas-based Lavabit, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Monday to fund his efforts on open-sourcing the Lavabit codebase and integrating support for the newly announced Dark Mail protocol. As you may recall, Levinson recently shut down Lavabit,

Another day another Dallas VC raise. Things are picking up! Entouch Controls provides cloud-based energy management systems to restaurants and retail stores via a SaaS business model and counts chains such as Mooyah Burger amongst their customers. This is yet another signal

Start up accelerator program, Tech Wildcatters, has just announced applications are open for acceptance to the 2014 class. The 12 week program will begin late February and run through May. Applications will close January 14 of next year. Participants selected for this

Mobile health app integration system recently funded by new round of investors, led by Mark Cuban. Validic, a product of Motivation Science Inc which went through Tech Wildcatters last year, simplifies data collection from best-in-class mobile health apps and devices by

In the abundant world of Dallas, shopping for anyone can be rather daunting: particularly for the man that doesn't like to shop. Enter an answer called NEED. Officially launched today, Need is an online platform that provides a seasonal collection of men's

BeMyApp, in cooperation with Intel, Samsung and The Linux Foundation, announced that registration is open for the Dallas edition of Tizen Devlab & Hack. The event will be held at venue partner Dialexa. LAUNCH DFW is also sponsoring the event. On

Dallas New Tech, a monthly event showcasing 6 local technology companies, launches tomorrow, November 5th. Each company will get 5 minutes to demo something new and exciting they are working on and then get an opportunity of 5 minutes of questions

Tomorrow, the DEC will host Steven Welch, Cofounder and Managing Partner of DreamIt Ventures, for open office hours from 11 am to 5 pm. DreamIt Ventures is a start up accelerator program with various locations around the country. Applications for the

This is a guest post by Trey Bowles (@TreyBowles) Trey is cofounder and CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) in Dallas. Bowles also serves as an adjunct professor at SMU teaching Social Entrepreneurship and a Startup classes in the