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October 2016

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Creative Minds Solutions, a company that designs and manufactures hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity from water sources, won the 2016 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Thursday at the TCU Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. The sixth annual competition was a Fort

RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, together with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, announced today their new Robots4Autism School Grant Program. This program will give schools the opportunity to adopt a research-based curriculum to aid

Launch DFW is proud to formally announce the “Launched in DFW” badge. And yes, the badge has been loaded more than 2 million times. Why Launched in DFW? AngelList, Crunchbase, Startup Genome, and the others all require the founders to proactively

Chris Mogridge, the COO and co-inventor for iLumaware created a Kickstarter campaign to fund his project called the Shield TL. Kickstarter is an online community where creators of all kinds can find the resources they need to make their creation come to

This month, a new social app has hit the iMessage app store that will take a picture of a friend’s reaction to weird or funny clips and send it back to the creator. AwSnap! was created by Dallas-locals Ryan

Randi Skinner, Project Manager @ Blue Steele Solutions This week we're talking with a local marketing guru and community service advocate, Randi Skinner!

The Dallas News recently reported that ParkHub, a startup that coordinates parking payment systems, received an investment from Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, according to Tom Walker, the vice president of tax and business development for the Jones family. George Baker, the founder and

On November 7th the Global World Summit will begin and last until November 10th in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit will see around 50,000 attendees from entrepreneurs, to big businesses that will show off their latest tech, and share business practices.

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

William Cervin presented at Dallas New Tech this month on Tantrum Street, a startup he founded with the goal of becoming the world's first personalized item-level transaction data marketplace. He explained that we are in an era of convergence, with the whole world essentially following each

Ruben Izmailyan presented at Dallas New Tech this month on Budgit. Budgit is a new personal finance service that helps user organize their finances and savings better, by getting information directly from the bank instead of from the internet. Ruben is the founder of

Today, Edition Collective is  excited to announce its acquisition by Q Fifty One, marking a bright new step in a company that has been bucking the typical retailer trend. Alexander founded Imprint (formerly Need) in 2013, which was quickly followed by

StackPath might be a young company on the Dallas start-up scene, but it has certainly hit the ground running. With over 30,000 customers, and an estimated $4.3 billion in investments from partners and other investors, CEO Lancy Crosby has set

There was once a time when kids would go around their neighborhoods and offer to mow lawns for a few bucks. In recent years, these opportunities have dwindled, or altogether disappeared. Scott Bennett, founder and CEO of Skratch, saw a

On October 8th, 900lbs of Creative debuted their industry-first virtual reality goalie simulation for Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas team. This took place at FC Dallas’ exclusive "Meet The Team" event at Toyota Stadium. At the event, fans were able to

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

Joshua Kidd presented on behalf of the Arlington-based company he founded, Infusion Payment Technologies. The six-year-old FinTech (financial technology) Firm processes payments and offers mobile solutions. They service manufacturers, distributors, retailers, healthcare companies, and multi-location franchises both in the DFW area and nationally. Kidd

In a press release, Richardson-based Ranzure Networks announced that they completed a Series A funding of $13 million dollars, co-led by LiveOak Venture Partners and Mitel. Ranzure plans to use the funding to further its product and solutions development, and build a sales

Yahoo Finance recently announced that Brainspace has reached a partnership agreement and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT). The result of this strategic alliance will accelerate the market presence of Brainspace in analytics for digital investigations. By supporting Brainspace's technology, IQT also ensures that

Peloton, a Dallas-based biotechnology company in its clinical stage that focuses on small molecule cancer therapies, completed a $52.4 million series D round of financing in September of this year. Previous investors include Remeditex LLC, The Column Group, Tichenor Ventures LLC, Topspin Fund LP and

Robert Sabella and Deepak Jain are the co-founders of Swych, a mobile gifting company that has revolutionized the concept of sharing gifts with other people. Sabella began by posing the question: "How many of you have gotten a gift card that you've never used? Or you

Following Cole Oliver's presentation on CHDR financial at Dallas New Tech, Craig Fuller, presented about the Dallas-based company, Transvix. Transvix is one of the largest private technology investors in North America, where Fuller serves as the CEO. Fuller explained that Transvix is building a futures exchange and derivatives market.

The Startup Genome team is looking to include as many startups as possible to complete a survey to ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard.  The Global Startup Ecosystem Survey and Startup Genome is looking to understand the issues facing the startup

The startup community in Denton, Texas is growing. With the recent annual Bootstrap Denton networking event having been hosted at Stoke, the newest tech-oriented co-working space and entrepreneur center, it is apparent that the growth will only continue.  The Bootstrap Denton

At this past week's Dallas New Tech, a monthly showcase event for new companies and technologies, Cole Oliver presented over his company, CHDR financial (pronounced "cheddar"). He explained their three fundamentals: The CHDR app Saving with friends The savings radar As the founder and

A new innovative first-person shooter has rocked it’s way into the Dallas indie developer scene. Arms of Telos, created by Dallas local Justin Pierce at Overpowered Games, promises a different kind of FPS experience, with gravity and speed as its

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

Dialexa announced in a blog post that Russell Villemez will serve as its Head of Technology Strategy.  Dialexa is a technology research, design, and creation company. They work alongside clients to launch any product on any platform, from the first idea

Every Tuesday morning at 8 AM, the Coffee House Café in Dallas is filled with conversation as the BigD Open Coffee Club North meets to discuss current headlines and talk about new ideas for entrepreneurs seeking to improve their businesses. The

With the struggles of finding affordable health solutions, many people have gone without the needed medical coverage. Dallas-based DocSynk has set forth a plan to use mobile applications and artificial technology that will be able to tell if a current

VR technology is on the rise in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and many companies from advertisers to game devs are jumping on the VR train. One company, 900lbs of creative, aims to provide viewers with incredible virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Addison-based Brainspace received high marks this year when their technology was used by SolarCity's legal team as a crucial part of an internal investigation. SolarCity, a leading solar energy provider based in San Mateo, California, needed to verify an employee claim

ACME Creation Lab is a non-profit community workshop in Dallas, Texas. It was founded by two guys who were looking for a place to work on their hobbies. After buying a 10,000 sq ft warehouse from Craigslist, the founders discovered

and  For many parents, youth sports is a way of life that encourages their kids to be active and helps develop social connections with other youths. Keeping track of the team schedules, funding team travels, and building a fan community can

The WavCatcher x1 case is a simple solution to the low Wi-Fi or cellular reception issue at convention centers, hotels, and work spaces for iPhone 6 and 6s. It boosts a cellphone signal to allow for better connection, without the

This week we're interviewing Dan Minshew, a JavaScript developer in Denton who started learning Meteor about two years ago. He's since worked on several neat projects including IoT and Audio/Video applications. Dan went from being a creative writer to

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