Please join us at the Connective Hub for the Dallas Silicon Prairie Tech Meetup Group where this month our focus is "Digital Creativity". Network and participate in an interactive brainstorming session on how to add "sizzle" to your innovative ideas in web design, multimedia, gaming,...

We are getting ever closer to find out who will ultimately win the TeXchange "One to Watch Award Nominations. Last Thursday at the "Creating a High Growth Company:  A Discussion with Dallas' 2011 Fast Tech Winners" event at the Wyly Theater, the 5 finalists were announced: Cirasys Claritia Cloudlogix Vital...

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Big Design Conference 2012, coming up May 31-June 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison. It's approaching faster than you think. For you slackers, there are 2 ways to earn free admittance to the conference. First, there...

The Social Media Club of Dallas is bringing Guy Kawasaki to speak to their group in Dallas on June 5th. Yes, THAT Guy Kawasaki. The former Apple evangelist, prolific author, VC, and marketing legend will share his entrepreneurial experience and insights into how social media and...

Do you have a cool idea, but lack something you need to bring it to reality? Here's your chance. Startup Weekend Dallas will host another 54-hour entrepreneural experience on June 22-24 at the Connective Hub in Addison. Anyone who wishes will get 60 seconds to...

We are proud to announce our media sponsorship of the upcoming Big Design Conference 2012, May 31-June 2. We are joining Google, Rackspace, and DFW-UPA, among other notables to bring you the best there is in design and usability. Three fun-filled days at the spacious Crowne...

TECH Fort Worth hosted 3 separate pitch events this week and last. They were for the categories of Lifestyle, Community, and Health. Being judged on breadth and depth of Impact, newness and defensibility of Innovation, and overall clarity and effectiveness of Presentation, the winners for each...

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the TECH Forth Worth Impact Awards coming this Spring. In late March and early April, there will be 3 different pitch events focusing on 3 different categories: Environment, Community, and Health. An awards luncheon recognizing the winners will...

Earlier this month, we mentioned an upcoming mobile app hackathon event called BeMyApp. And if you've been putting off registering, well, then shame on you. It's this Friday 7pm through Sunday 9pm at Tech Wildcatters (the Tech Church) at 2700 Fairmount in Uptown. Come meet some cool folks,...

When the Startup America initiative was announced just over a year ago, many cheers could be heard througout the entrepreneur world. Then, as Startup Texas became a reality last November, it got a lot more interesting, considering what we write about here at LaunchDFW. Now, finally,...

Or something like that. If you're wondering what an investor is listening for when you're lucky enough to corral them in an elevator to tell them about your wonderful idea, read on. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at UTD is in the midst of...

Hey! Are all you mobile devs ready to geek out for an entire weekend? Forget friends and family. Set aside some time for your inner rockstar to build the coolest mobile app you can imagine! On February 24th (through the 26th), BeMyApp will be hosting a...

The TECH Forth Worth IMPACT Awards will be here before you know it. This is a multiple-day event wherein companies that bring innovative technologies to the marketplace will be recognized. Awards will be presented in three categories: Environment, Community, and Health. Each of these categories will...

I wanted to give a brief shout-out to The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at UTD, which is presenting a year-long program titled, The Entrepreneurial Development Series. IIE sponsored the last Startup Weekend Dallas event and awarded the prize of Best Presentation to a...

Started in New York City in 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to make entrepreneurs of inner city impoverished youth. Back then, founder Steve Mariotti got mugged by some inner city school kids, and he decided he wanted to...

Some great events are happening in DFW in the next few days. Mark your calendars! Startup Nights - Wed Nov 30th 6pm-2am CoHabitat (2517 Thomas St., Dallas) Open house, coworking, startup meetup, jam session, community gathering TeXchange Holiday Party - Wed Nov 30th 5:30-7:30 House of Blues (The Foundation Room) Dallas...

Get ready for another stupendous day for all of you local entrepreneurs. StartupNights is coming to CoHabitat on Tuesday, November 15th. But first, Vela Keller is hosting office hours from 12-5. And later on that evening at 6pm, CoHabitat is opening their doors to host...

With the holiday season quickly approaching (although some would argue it's already here), work will begin to share attention with seasonal planning and family. Activity tends to slow in offices, people start taking vacations, and so on. But a local North Texas entrepreneur has found...

Tech Wildcatters is hosting another Find-A-Founder event this Friday from 5 to 7pm at the Tech Church in Uptown Dallas. Whether you have an idea and are looking for help, or are looking to join an exciting startup, this is the place for you! Heck,...

TeXchange hosted a Member Showcase event on Wednesday evening at the University of Texas at Dallas. Over 25 companies and sponsors exhibited, demonstrating how local North Texas companies are filled with the entrepreneurial spirit. Awards were given in three categories. The Coolest Product award went to Vignature,...

Startup Weekend Dallas #5 is rapidly approaching. It will be held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week and Global Startup Battle. Sponsors, prizes, and mentors are currently being finalized. More info on that is coming soon. Here is the lowdown. Also, LaunchDFW will have a team...

The team at Startup Weekend Dallas will be hosting their 5th event on November 18-20th at the Gravity Centre on the Alcatel-Lucent campus in Plano. What is Startup Weekend? It's a 54-hour energy-packed event that brings together developers, designers, marketers and PMs to build new...

Local non-profit medical technology accelerator NTEC presented the annual MedVentures Conference in Frisco on Thursday. Designed as an investment and educational conference, it also showcased companies involved in the rapidly growing medical technology sector. Nearly 350 attendees gathered to see the morning kicked off with...

The Daily Deals internet space is getting pretty crowded nowadays. With the wildly successful, and subsequent market valuations of, Groupon and Living Social, Google has stepped in with Google Offers. And Yelp is trying to do its thing on a slightly smaller scale with local merchants....

The Dallas Angel Network hosted their June pitch meeting at Ocean Prime in Uptown on June 1st. About 50 network members, investors, and entrepreneurs were in attendance. Like past events, there were 2 teams presenting their company in hopes of raising investment capital. Locaii, which we've written...

Representatives from AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, the press, and select university students gathered on May 27th at the AT&T Foundry in Plano as part of the Alcatel-Lucent / AT&T University Entrepreneurial Workshop. Two weeks of business venture sessions, networking, and idea collaboration for university students culminated in...

The name Yagna is derived from Sanskrit, which is loosely translated as meaning a celebration of success or happiness. And if co-founders Ram Rai and Manish Agrawal's idea goes according to plan, there will be much happiness and celebration in the...

Who hasn't suffered from sweat pouring down into their eyes while playing ball on a hot summer day? Sure, do-rags or bandannas might work. But they just become laden with sweat. Adventure racer Erick Flatt thinks he has the answer. He invented the Sweat GUTR,...

Tech and mobile app companies certainly get the lion's share of press here on our site. But for fans of green energy, here's something different. Neptune Wave Power, headquartered in Dallas, builds and sells engines. Not the kind most of you are thinking, however. These...

The Dallas Angel Network (DAN) hosted its 2nd pitch event on April 6th. The initial presentation was by Ram Rai at Yagna IQ. Yagna IQ is a cloud-based software company providing a distribution marketplace to support 3rd party sales channels. The solution allows vendors, distributors,...

Locaii is a social, location-based app that seeks to return people back to reality, instead of entomb them in their phone. How's that, you say? The idea is to allow for more real world conversation, instead of having everyone look at their phone...

Working in the cloud has made people's lives so much easier. No more need to carry around portable storage devices or small thumb drives. Now your files are accessible from anywhere there is an internet connection. But a new company, Nimbix,...

Let me start by saying that I love the name Proxomo. It reminds me of the character in the movie Gladiator that ultimately "freed" Maximus by giving him the chance to fight the Emperor. And in a way, the Dallas-based company is doing some freeing...

Last Autumn I profiled Image Vision Labs (IVL), part of the Tech Wildcatters inaugural class in 2010. You will recall that IVL produces software to moderate potentially objectionable material as it is exposed to users, and even ensure compliance in the same way in business...

Don't forget the Dallas Big Data Micro Hackathon to be held at CoHabitat in uptown from 5-9pm on March 22nd. This is just hardcore coding. No speeches. Nothing else. Get lost with some Hadoop and Cassandra. Click here for more info. reposted from Architectonic with permission: Tuesday, March...

A familiar refrain that we hear in the startup world is that someone started a company because they thought it would give more freedom and be more fulfilling and rewarding. And this time it's no different. Matt Spradley and wife, Kelly Spradley,...

The AT&T Foundry Innovation Center in Plano opened on Thursday to show off their new test center and enterprise-level labs, where mobile developers can take advantage of the LTE network set up there. AT&T CTO John Donovan spoke at the event, which was host-sponsored by...

Hosted by Big in Japan and Architel, Startup Happy Hour 2.0 was attended by over 200 people Wednesday evening. Joey Pomerenke, Gabriella Draney, Danica Mathes, and Blake Burris were among those headlining the event. Although it was kind of loud (hey it's a happy...

Jeff Iacono is co-founder of CollegeJobConnect.com, one of 5 teams in the inaugural class at Tech Wildcatters, a Dallas-based mentorship-driven microseed fund and startup accelerator. CollegeJobConnect (CJC) grew out of some inefficiencies Iacono noticed while going through undergraduate recruiting as a student and while he was...

Brian Wiblin is the founder of FillAnyPDF.com, an online tool that allows form-filling and form sharing, as well as digital signatures. With FillAnyPDF.com, Wiblin is a graduate of the Tech Wildcatters boot camp, at 12-week program that provides office space, mentoring, some seed money, and...

unplugged event to host community discussion Come meet your peers and hobnob with folks who will share their greatest ideas and experiences at this exciting community discussion. Speakers from some of the most forward thinking organizations in the local DFW startup, tech, and creative arenas will...