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Cognizant today opened its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas.  The opening follows a November 2017 announcement by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on the company's plan to invest more than $8 million to expand in

Over the weekend, the soon to be billion dollar eSports industry suffered it’s first major tragedy when a man competing in a Jacksonville Madden Tournament, opened fired on fellow gamers after a defeat, killing two and injuring ten. Madden football is one

Bestow Inc., the company expanding insurability and democratizing access to consumer life insurance, today announced its expansion to 32 states bringing its modern life insurance products to families across the country, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, Utah,

Follow your passion - it's becoming a dreaded and overwhelming statement for many of us. How does one follow this so-called "passion" when it's not so easy to find? Maybe you're lucky and knew from childhood what your passion was

A self-described “average guy” from Fort Worth, Cam Sadler’s love of technology and teaching has led him down his own unique path of entrepreneurship. He was in high school when he launched his first business, a blog where he reported

Do you remember the days when your parents told you video games were a waste of time? Well, those days are long gone. Not only can playing video games be extremely lucrative (just ask gaming Superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who generates

For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine's Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once. Ranking Toyota at #31 of the top 57 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for believing

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region's incredible startups. We've partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to spotlight

How can drivers remain confident as they age? That's a critical question that faces drivers 50 and older, and two organizations committed to keeping drivers safe through effective deployment of technologies and education will team up to understand how best

Startup Name: Goodieboxx Overview/summary of company: Goodieboxx provides a frictionless, integrated, point of consumer convenience as a scalable last mile solution for consumers and retailers. Goodieboxx stores are custom-branded, self-service retail stores that combine the luxury of online shopping with the

Launch DFW recently served as a partner and supporter for the inaugural Blueprint Summit, a full day business conference that brought together an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, creatives, digital influencers and tech enthusiasts. The event was hosted by Cosign Magazine,

Serial entrepreneurs Brandon Warman and Daniel Vitiello have known each other since high school, and they’ve come a long way since then. As is the case with many entrepreneurs we chat with, their entrepreneurial journeys began early on with their

You know the names Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant, but how familiar are you with Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, and Nneka Ogwumike? Perhaps those names don’t ring a bell even though those are three of the hottest

RollKall, a platform for managing and scheduling off-duty security officers, closed a $1.5 million Seed round investment led by Founder Equity Fund and The Athos Group. Founder Equity Fund, a venture studio with offices in Chicago and Dallas, looks for opportunities

In an environment where many are decrying the death of brick and mortar storefronts, Julian Addo is leaning into the in-person shopping experience. “It [opening a store] is only risky if there is no experiential element,” Addo said. “People want an

Having only released the beta for video in the summer of 2017, active LinkedIn users have witnessed firsthand the platform's massive rebrand and new features. Top LinkedIn influencer Goldie Chan, known for her bright green hair and Disney themed videos,

Research findings from the first year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program led by Digital Promise and supported by Google, suggest that instructional technology coaching is a promising approach to improve education equity and close the digital divide,

Crestline Investors leads round with participation from North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Others to Capitalize on $50B Market Opportunity as Enterprises Embrace Multi-Cloud Data-as-a-Service Actifio, the world's leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider,

Gamers traveling through the DFW airport now a have a great reason to arrive several hours early

Independent spots for entrepreneurs and startups Let’s get one thing straight; Texas hospitality is special and unique, which explains why so many businesses are being established in this state. The "can do" and "how can I help you succeed" ecosystem allow

Fetch, the first off-site package solution for apartment buildings, recently announced $3 million in Seed funding, led by Silverton Partners.  With the financing, Kip McClanahan of Silverton will join Fetch's Board of Directors. Fetch was founded in 2016 in Dallas and has

Dawn Dickson knows a few things about bootstrapping. The serial entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio began her career before the cottage industry of self-help guides and advice books from successful entrepreneurs took off. As a marketing manager for Nationwide Insurance in 2001,

Outside of binge-watching Law & Order, it's safe to say many of us are not well-versed in legal jargon. You may be someone who knows the difference between a defendant and a plaintiff, but what about the difference between an NDA

Background reading: Bad Advisors: The Problem with Localism Ask the Users Navigating Referrals in a Connected Startup Ecosystem A noticeable theme over the past 2-3 years is the “cross pollination” of startup ecosystems. By that I mean that the traditional zero-sum

ODEM, creator of the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is joining forces with the InternetBar.org Institute and leveraging blockchain technology to provide displaced populations with digitized educational records. Collaboration with the IBO will use cutting-edge cryptographic technology and ODEM systems

Freelancers Union is a national non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY that promotes the interest of independent workers through advocacy, education, and by providing resources. The community aspect of Freelancers Union is SPARK, which are local monthly meetings hosted the