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February 2016

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With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

Since 2009, Launch DFW has been the leading blog covering the seed and early stage startups market for Dallas/Fort Worth. There are others that cover startups, business, enterprise, and our friends at Dallas Innovates are focused exclusively on innovation across

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu0tJ-EB2u8&list=PLru-y7rdenfo8SlRMVhZ6vRzRpcZTWc_w by Teryn O’Brien What is the link between Ultimate Frisbee and education? Chintan Sutaria, CEO of CalcuQuote, spoke about the power of sports at this week’s Ignite DFW. Joining the Indicorps Fellowship in 2010, an organization that recruits young professionals of

Dallas’ Festival of Ideas, held at Fair Park on Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, gathered not only great minds in the industries of literature, entrepreneurship, health, education and infrastructure/architecture but Dallasites that were completely invested in the improvement of their

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUEPCQ9pFg by Marlene Den Bleyker Matt Houston has spent the past 10 years working to help the city of Dallas with his involvement in the Community Development for Economic Equality. He said that usually he is the youngest person in the room,

Dallas-based SaaS startup, Modern Message, today announced the completed expansion of its corporate headquarters to better accommodate the 120 percent employee growth the company experienced in 2015. Modern Message pioneered the concept of advocacy marketing in the apartment industry through its

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

Please join us next Tuesday, March 1 at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the latest edition of Dallas New Tech! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyz1vmP5S2I by Marlene De Bleyker The brain holds some of our oldest technology, according to Jeremy Gregg, managing director of Gregg Partners. He recently took to the Ignite stage to talk about the heart of poetry, saying “Not about meter or rhyme

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kdeugyS-Y by Marlene De Bleyker As a corporate attorney, Emmanuel Obi, one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40, grew tired of sipping his latte and look out his office window.  He felt he could use his law degree for a higher

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, will host the second annual Dallas Festival of Ideas February 19-20 at Fair Park. The free event, made possible by Bank of America, will focus on

Disclaimer: Launch DFW is the official Media Partner for Dallas Startup Week and will be providing content and media coverage leading up to the event and special coverage during the event. Planning for Dallas Startup Week 2016 (DSW16) is well underway

February is a special month. While the shortest, it packs in a lot of love and appreciation with the holidays and celebrations observed. A fairly unknown celebration of this month is the love of structures that mean so much to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPKtZZh1qG8 by Marlene De Bleyker As co-founder of Emporium Pies opened a pie shop, Megan Wilkes felt as if she fulfilled a dream. However, she soon discovered that with every dream comes reality to slap you in the face. The two “buzz kills”

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ov7KOVxu0 by Marlene De Bleyker Scrolling through his artwork on stage, Willie Baronet, artist and Southern Methodist University professor, spoke about how being creative will make you happy. He said, “Being creative can be scary because people might judge me, it’s scary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb46Lr5wsog by Teryn O’Brien Because of the rise of big data and contemporary analytics, a marketer’s time is being consumed more and more with getting reports for their campaigns. The big problem is that data scientists don’t scale well—all you can do

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

If you have a love for pop culture, then take your nerdy heart to a place where it can run wild and free. Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, presented by FAN EXPO, returns to the Irving Convention Center Feb. 13-14,

The Dallas-Fort Worth startup community has momentum, that's clear. Startups here, like everywhere else in the world, grow from humble beginnings. CoFounders Lab, the co-working spaces, universities, and coffee shops are some of the places founders meet. Readers of Launch

The Iron Yard has announced the opening of a new campus in Dallas. Starting in March, the Dallas campus will offer courses in Front-End Engineering and Back-End Engineering in an immersive, 12-week format designed to prepare students to enter the workforce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv0pORTkCTg Marlene Den Bleyker Showman is an interactive signage company that puts the power of advertising in the hands of the company. According to Tucker McCormack, chief operating officer of the company, the service’s digital sign feature is easy to use and

After hearing of the events in Flint, Michigan a local startup community leader Jim Welch has decided to do an emergency three-day hackathon to bring awareness to, and hopefully help create solutions for the water crisis. It’s about taking an idea and making a

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

Coworking provides entrepreneurs, permalancers, and creatives with a fresh environment to work independently and constructively on their projects. HeadSpace is the latest coworking space to pop up and offers an inspiring location for creatives to clear their heads and buckle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBBa8oNW7Lg by Marlene Den Bleyker LaByron Thomas, Navy Veteran, Producer and Entrepreneur spoke at Ignite DFW 3 about some of the ways his company is giving back to the community through capturing philanthropic events and sharing them with supporters. Beginning his career as

The news slipped through, but its significance should not be understated. Three local schools have achieved "Tier One" designation in research spending: UT Arlington, the University of North Texas in Denton, and UT Dallas. There’s more to do. Another marker of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEhYbbL9DHU by Marlene Den Bleyker Theatre Profile is designed to keep theater lovers in the loop, as to where the action is happening. According to Gordon Kelly, founder and chief executive officer of Theatre Profile, the theater industry is segmented and in

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

By Marlene Den Bleyker In 2004, Ade Hazley spent his Christmas selling drugs. Looking around at his situation, it dawned on him that he had a pocket full of money, and two options ahead, die or dream. Hazley, said, “I chose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEutcvrjynA&w=560&h=315 by Marlene Den Bleyker If you have ever moved into a new apartment or condo only to realize the challenges of fitting your furniture into the space, Roomored is here to help. The company creates interactive 3D models of interior spaces

Chandni Manoharan had a dilemma: when she quit her job to work on a personal project during the summer of 2015, she needed a place to work. She tried working from home, coffee shops and libraries, but none of those

by Taryn O’Brien http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfQ1JrM0Azw Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro can expose the darkest places of the human heart, according to Amber Curry Gracia, Founder and Principal of Cinco Strategy Group. She grew up with an uncompromising sense of independence and learned to be quite

Dallas New Tech (DNT) is a monthly showcase of emerging startups across the DFW metroplex. If you aren't familiar with the format, startups get five minutes—and five minutes only, to pitch their company. That pitch is followed by a five

Going off to college should be an exciting although admittedly anxiety-driven time in a young adult’s life. Applications must be filled out, transcripts requested and dorm room decorated to suit your personality. Among the college to-do list should be figuring out

As everyone knows, there are only 24 hours in a day and no one gets more or less based on their status. With so much that goes on in each day, it’s hard to carve out time to do what

Around the United States at any given time, thousands of companies are raising capital; some of those funds fuel growth and expansion and while other resources are earmarked for acquisitions and mergers. New sources of funding certainly can jumpstart next

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region