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October 2018

Dallas-based online travel agency Travelocity is launching its first augmented reality (AR) experience allowing users to snap travel photos and videos with the brand's popular spokesperson, The Roaming Gnome. The travel icon appears on-demand in 3D anywhere around the globe

Medical tragedies can strike anyone at any time and the last thing you want in that situation is to waste a ton of time trying to make sense of the mountains of paperwork and forms. That is why Kelli Thomas-Drake created

Local Arlington couple Luke and Lauren Brewer have officially opened the doors to their new coworking space, Union Worx Coworking.  Located at 500 East Front Street, the space is Arlington’s newest spot for coworking, shared workspace, private offices, meetings and

It’s official. His “Airness” Michael Jordan has joined the eSports ranks alongside Hall of Famer and business impresario Magic Johnson. The two NBA legends bought an ownership stake in aXiomatic, the parent company for the industry-leading Team Liquid. This marks Jordan's first

Depending on the industry or company you work for, getting a MBA  can be extremely helpful. But when you're launching a company, going back to school is often the last thing on a founder's "to-do" list because of the lack

For most people who live inside a gated community, you are very familiar with the infamous remote or "clicker you receive when you move in. They are easy to lose, easy to break, but you have to have it if

Unconscious bias has become a bit of a buzzword lately, with companies such as Starbucks, Google and Facebook publicly talking about the training they are doing to educate employees about it.  While there is no quick training that anyone can

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game-changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our bi-weekly feature

With 27,000 members around the world, Dublin-based Digital Marketing Institute is ready to bring its unique digital marketing certification program to the states with the launch of its first U.S. office in Dallas, Texas. With an already strong foundation in the U.S., DMI, which

Local marketing entrepreneur Tarsha Polk has been selected to lead a new business center designed with DFW's businesswomen in mind. LiftFund’s Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center (WBC), a new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resource center, will provide business education, consultations,

Go to any startup event and you are sure to overhear talk about "scaling". How do companies build a scalable business model, workforce, or idea? Many entrepreneurs often avoid such heavy topics until it becomes impossible to ignore the inevitable.

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

“Music is a labor of love.” Jeff Mitchell's entrepreneurial journey truly lives and breathes this sentiment. He’s the founder and CEO of Decks in the Park, a free, tech-driven, music festival series that regularly draws 7-10 thousand people to Klyde Warren Park during

Background reading: Small business v. Startup Checklist for choosing a startup lawyer One of the most influential concepts that entrepreneurs are told to emphasize as they build their companies is iteration. Don't fret too much about getting things perfect up-front. Just

Paul Mitchell hair products. Patron tequila. These are the products and brands that most people associate with John Paul DeJoria, the self-made billionaire whose extremely modest beginnings taught him the value of hard work and persistence. But JP – as his

Brazen, a membership organization for female CEOs and women entrepreneurs, recently partnered with Golden Seeds and law firm Polsinelli, to host cocktails and a thought-provoking conversation on the state of capital and current resources available for female entrepreneurs in Texas,

There is no denying the impact the concept of a  "glocal" economy has had on the North Texas innovation ecosystem. So it was no surprise to hear that Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international initiative powered by the Kaufman Foundation and

The hustle. The grind. Whatever you call it, it is a lot of work to win at life. And we all want to win, don't we? Maybe you want to start a business, to climb the ladder, or to do

Since Launch DFW's inception in 2009, a big part of our brand identity as the cool kids would say has been community collabs and partnerships. Our community impact continues to grow because of the support from our incredible partners and

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

Shortly after the not guilty verdict was returned in the Trayvon Martin case, recovering politico and public health professional Kevin Dedner, sick with sadness, fury, and grief, turned to his circle of friends and family members to check in on

Over the past few years, technology has been sneaking its way into everything from finance, to energy, to clothing and more. Many companies are now even adding in a coding requirement with their job descriptions. Technology is everywhere. Our educational system

After considerable thought and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s Community Roundtable event. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the community and ticket sales indicated that fact, but we also received considerable pressure to not host

Although his background includes designing for some of the biggest brands in the world, Jarrod Ausborne feels right at home now as Chief Design Officer at Gig Wage, a  venture-backed payments platform specializing in independent contractors. Headquartered in downtown Dallas,

Featured Event: LinkedIn Local -  meetup concept that allows Linkedin users to connect with their networks offline, and create meaningful interactions. Venue:  WeWork Clearfork Organizers: Joe Crenshaw, Evans Duren & Jake Jordan Prominent Speaker: Evans Duren Sponsors: Rev19, WeWork, Beacon Hill

The eSports industry continues to post staggering growth numbers that have sent companies flocking to join the ranks of advertisers who use the sport to promote their products and services. For companies looking to get involved but thinking “we don’t

NoD Coworking has announced a new partnership that combines gaming with raising awareness and funds for cancer patients.  The North Dallas-based coworking & events venue founded in 2014 by local entrepreneur Chirag Gupta, has partnered with local nonprofit to create a 1,000

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced its 2019 Annual Conference will take place at the Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas June 11-12, 2019. As part of its commitment to boost local presence and expand its audience,

BenefitMall, the leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services, announced its acquisition of Planet Payroll, a payroll service bureau located in Phoenix with a client base in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, BenefitMall partners with a network of 20,000 Brokers and CPAs

Today's another big day for the Texas (and Dallas) startup ecosystem. Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform with a focus on the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced that is has been acquired by LivePerson, a New York-based, leading provider

While rideshare is convenient, especially in a city like Dallas, it certainly has its risks. That is until a new company came along with a new approach. Bubbl, a rideshare company that uses current and retired law enforcement as its drivers,