The LAUNCH DFW Weekly Wrap-Up: 4th of July Edition

Starting today, we’ll be wrapping up each week with a post reminding you of all the cool things that happened, and what you can start planning on for the next week.

And since tomorrow’s a holiday, we’re getting this version out a little early. You’re welcome.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It):

We caught up with the winners of the FIRST EVER Dallas Lean Startup Machine event, Perk Ally. The team continues to hustle and we’re looking forward to seeing things move along! Note that you can sign up for their app here.

LAUNCH DFW is looking for contributing writers! If you’re bonkers for startups and love writing, please contact us! Email Rachel at rachel [at] if you’re interested, and we’ll follow up with you soon.

DUDE. Applications are NOW OPEN for the DEC’s $50,000 pitch contest. Sign up now! Seriously!

Hackers, developers, visionaries! Pay some heed! Microsoft is sponsoring the Computer Visionaries 2014 Kinect Hackathon on July 18, and there’s going to be some amazing innovation coming out of that. Read more here.


Here’s just a few of the events going on in the North Texas area. Stay up to date on everything and check out our events page.

Prep for the Computer Visionaries 2014 eventJuly 7 – 6:30 PM 

#BigDOCC at Coffee House Cafe – July 8 – 8:00 AM – A moderator led tech chat, with coffee and pastries and good discussion.

1 Million Cups at The DEC – July 9 – 9:00 AM –  Two local entrepreneurs get an opportunity to present their startups to an audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. 

Dallas New Tech



And start making arrangements NOW — Dallas New Tech is BACK on August 5!! We’ve got a great night planned and hope you’re able to come out. Details and presenters will be announced soon.







Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.