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December 2016

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For the last podcast of the year, we talk about our favorite TechMill and community highlights of the year and what we’re looking forward to in 2017. Kyle’s highlight list * TechMill workshop series * Open Denton / Open Data in Denton.

Linux Academy, a Fort Worth-based company, just launched a Community Edition that will now be available for free. Previously, only members were allowed to access the online training academy. Now, those that sign up can access all the features in order to get

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

Three Things is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey. They interview leaders in the startup and small business communities (founders, employees, investors, etc.) about three pieces of advice they would give to someone

If you've ever worked in an office building, you've probably noticed and felt the separation between your company and other companies. Office buildings can house anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of employees. But how many of us have worked

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

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide was spearheaded by Fiona Schlachter and curated based on feedback from the DFW Startup Community Slack. If you haven’t yet joined, now would be a great time! Special thanks to Jeff Carterson for getting the

Modern Message is a Dallas-based SaaS company founded in 2012 that created a unique platform called, “Community Rewards." They announced on Facebook Live their new branding and program design for Community Rewards, which is set to release in 2017. This redesign is strategized

RideConnect is a downloadable app for Android and iOS devices that professional drivers, students, universities, events, and others can use as their ride-sharing platform. Santosh Krishnan is the founder and CEO of RideConnect, and presented at Dallas New Tech this past week. Krishnan

The concept of coworking made its way to Dallas from San Francisco in 2008, when CoHabitat launched in Uptown Dallas. In 2012, the trend really caught on, with a number of coworking spaces setting up shop across the Dallas/Fort Worth

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

ReferLocals is attempting to breach the gap between local businesses and their customers. The new Dallas start-up, founded by Mahesh Kashyap, has recently launched their iOS app and website for both the online consumer and business professional. Marketed as an

As online retailers continue to pop-up across the internet, so does competition. Recently launched Threadhabits looks to join the fray by creating an affordable peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where anyone can sell their unused clothes or their designer clothing. Currently, in

This week we met with Josh Berthume, co-founder of all-media agency here in Denton, Swash Labs, and chatted about advertising, helping brands find a voice, and turning eventual destruction into fuel for your passion. Show Notes: Strange Brew: http://

At Dallas New Tech, Jerry King presented on the company he founded called Primal Sensors. Primal Sensors is a construction operations platform that provides clients with the current location of their job site resources. The idea of a proactive location awareness platform came

Abu Sadeq is the founder and CEO of Zartech, a Dallas-based cyber threat and cybersecurity advisory firm. Sadeq has over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, including positions at global companies as chief information officer and chief information security

Matthew Tyler Brown visited Dallas New Tech to talk about his latest project, Caterly. Caterly is led by Smoot Carter and provides the Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, and Atlanta, GA regions a platform that connects businesses with restaurants to meet their catering

At Dallas New Tech this week, Tanner Maxon, founder of Ammo Subscription, spoke about his company, his inspiration for the business, and the background that led him to create this business.  Ammo Subscription, launching this week, is a Dallas-based subscription

Local developer, Blake Harris, has introduced an app that allows anyone to run their own ad agency from the convenience of their phone.  The game, Advertising Agency, is a fun simulation game that creates the experience of being an ad

Early last month, David Cherrie, cofounder at Workplace Arcade, stopped in to Dallas New Tech to talk about his company and why he is working to change how people think about employee engagement.  Workplace Arcade guarantees retailers an uptick in sales,

Dr. Sunit Sebastian took to the Dallas New Tech stage to talk about HealPal, created in order to empower cancer patients in a way never before possible.  Dr. Sebastian is a cancer radiologist, and has experience in the clinical, educational,

SevenTablets is a mobile development and marketing firm that set its sight on making apps for businesses that will help boost revenue and reduce costs. In this global economy, companies often look for the best way to reach the consumer

Jackpot Rising is slowly emerging from years of development, and if things go according to plan (oh, and they are), they’ll be the first to leverage a massive opportunity in the gaming industry. William Webb watched the whirlwind of legal activity

Who is Share Rocket? The company was founded by Chris Kraft in 2013, and was officially launched at NAB (an annual conference for the media industry) in the late spring of 2014. They’ve since been heads down, building the tech

Health insurance is a perplexing topic—but if you’re on a company plan, many of the biggest headaches are avoidable. For the rest of us – entrepreneurs, consultants, independent contractors, change agents, retirees and anyone who suspects they’re overpaying – it

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

Melanin Origins, founded by Louie T. McClain The Second, is a new publishing company that seeks to become the largest Afrocentric book provider in the United States. Their mission is to provide educational material that will inspire children to

Hail Storm Products has won entry into the 2017 Gauntlet Class of Tech Wildcatters along with six months of co-working space at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) in Dallas, following an outstanding performance at the 2016 Pitchocracy contest.  Sponsored by Comerica Bank,

A recent discussion on a community Slack channel has led to an interesting debate. The discussion centered around the desire for those who are hiring to keep their cards closely held while also needing to offer specifics for those who might

Matt Holland is the CEO and co-founder of KnKtd (pronounced connected) Behavioral Health. He presented at BigDNT and explained that there is a problem that most of us don't ever talk about, but is increasing every year. "88 million people in the

Soccer is well-loved around the world, and the team behind F.C. Link is looking to help managers and coaches work better by offering a free team management app designed specifically for the sport.  Designed by former players and coaches who

Mark Cuban, Dallas' favorite investor, has made another huge investment, this time in a company from outside of the Dallas ecosystem.  Paul Sawers writes that Apptopia raised $2.7 million from Cuban, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary's Sound Ventures' project, 500

If you're a soccer fan, then you'll already be waiting for Major League Soccer's 2016 MLS Cup that will take place on Saturday, December 10th. What you might not know about is a branch of the MLS called MLS Works, which is

The independent pop-up shop Unbranded is back in time for the holiday shopping. Unbranded is the brainchild of Bryan Deluca, CEO of Foot Cardigan, and Matt Alexander, CEO of Q Fifty One Digital. The event has now become a successful annual