25 Aug Welcome to Launch DFW—North Dallas
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce my new role as Regional Editor for Launch DFW North Dallas. This first post is meant to introduce the region and to thank all of the founders, creatives, tech bloggers, and designers that make North Dallas awesome. You guys and girls ROCK!
I started one of the first coworking spaces in North Dallas in 2014, at the time very unsure what kind of response we would get. A year later, I’m proud to say we have been joined by five more coworking spaces, four incubator programs, and hundreds of startups! It’s an exciting time for the DFW startup community at large — and the other three regions represented by LaunchDFW include Denton, Fort Worth, and Dallas proper. So no matter where you are in the metroplex, these days you can easily plug in to the community by joining a coworking space or attending any number of Open Coffee Clubs or meetup groups.
Key Events To Attend in North Dallas:
North Dallas Startup Weekend, AT&T Foundry Hackathons, CoFounders Lab, North Texas Apps Challenge, LaunchDFW Startup Happy Hour, Hack UTD Hackathon, UX Roast, CAN Hacks Hackathon, Big Design Conference, Code Collective, Ludum Dare Game Jam, Hack4Good, App Devs Night Out
Exciting Startup Companies In North Dallas
The best place to look for fast growth high tech startups in North Dallas are the coworking spaces and incubators in North Dallas, Addison, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and Richardson: NoD, Addison Treehouse, Geek House, NTEC, McKinney Werx, DFW Innovation Center, AT&T Foundry, ng Connect, UTD Venture Development Center, TheLab.ms, Dallas Makerspace, and more. Here’s links to some of the North Dallas pages on Angel List:
Note: The North Dallas “region” for LaunchDFW includes: North Dallas (North of 635), Addison, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Prosper, Garland, Murphy, Wylie, and Rowlett. Occasionally the region will cover Arlington, Irving, Flower Mound, The Colony, and other east/west suburbs.
What’s Coming Up In North Dallas
Look out for some awesome tech conferences, pitch contests, hackathons, and parties! The Big Design Conference is coming up in September which features some brand new startups: Lynx, The Offer Plan, Ziggli, Zip and Find, Posters of Love, Booster Fuels, Rival Seek, and Kinskii.
Are you starting something new in North Dallas? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it here.
I recommend joining the following Meetup groups:
From the former host of Boulder Open Coffee Club (BOCC, 2010 – 2013) comes a weekly moderated chat about the latest in…www.meetup.com
Welcome to CoFoundersLab Matchup Dallas! Have you tasted a startup or want to start your own business? Maybe you’re a…www.meetup.com
NoD is a 10,000 square foot coworking space in North Dallas. We are a collaborative community of creatives, developers…www.meetup.com
This is a programming group for people who want to learn web and mobile development. We want everyone from the beginner…www.meetup.com
The Dallas User Experience Group is the local chapter of UXPA International. This group serves the needs of designers…www.meetup.com
TheLab.ms is an all volunteer non-profit Makerspace / Hackerspace in Plano, Texas. Its mission is to foster a…www.meetup.com
The longest-running startup community event in North Texas!! Whether you’re looking for co-founders, employees…www.meetup.com
Always working on that next great app that will make you rich and famous? Take a night off and get some social time…www.meetup.com
Mission: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers…www.meetup.com