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,

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

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

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

Check this out! We often hear about Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Dropbox, and the like in major technical publications. How often do we see one of our own? Bo Sartain from Venture Docs was out at The Startup Conference yesterday in Mountain

Nearly a year ago, I wrote about RedCritter, which produces gamification-based apps. Back then, they were privately funded and were not seeking external financing. Now, I am happy to report that they have garnered a sweet $750k in angel financing.

In a previous post, we mentioned the "One to Watch" Award Nominations. TeXchange wants to recognize a local early-stage technology company that is destined for a great future. To be eligible, companies had to be headquartered in the DFW area,

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

In its inaugural "One to Watch" awards, TeXchange will be recognizing a local early-stage technology company that is destined for a great future. But they need your help in determining which company deserves it the most. Via a bit of

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

Don't be the micro-manager. And don't be Superman. As highly as you think of yourself, you most likely can't do it alone. What do you need when building a world-class team and organization? The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at

I recently spoke with Lewisville mayoral candidate Winston Edmondson, who announced NEXT[LV], a set of initiatives including the formation of a CrowdOffering focused Startup Accelerator, designed to attract entrepreneurs, startups, and jobs to the City of Lewisville. Following is part

The annual pilgrimage to Austin began this weekend, to see what the major tech brands have in store for us this year, as well as to check out what new startups are trying to stand out from the crowd of

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Local technology entrepreneur organization TeXchange is hosting a Happy Hour at the Barley House near SMU this Thursday evening at 5:30. The event is open to all and is free for members. So come share a story or two with

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

FORT WORTH, TX –VentureDocs, which provides cloud-based customized legal documents for both the legal and capital formation of startup companies, has been accepted as an Acceleration Client by TECH Fort Worth. As part of their relationship, TECH Fort Worth has purchased the VentureDocs

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

A packed house at the Magnolia theater watched as the graduates of the Tech Wildcatters fall program presented for the final time in front of investors, advisors, and enthusiasts on Tuesday afternoon. When I say packed house, I ain't kidding.

Imagine a loved one is in intensive care and needs an immediate organ transplant. Unarguably, a time for serious concern. Now consider that many logistics and transportation companies track these items with an old spreadsheet system, or even on good old-fashioned

As you may remember, the Startup Weekend Dallas winner, Bookedd, was competing with other Startup Weekend winners worldwide to get the most fan votes to be crowned the winner. Over 32,000 votes were cast with an estimated Global Startup Battle

All online retailers know is it important to have a robust e-commerce platform that can collect vital customer information to be successful. Couple that with some sort of BI, and you've got some decent analysis tools to help you manage your

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

The 5th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas (SWD) culminated Sunday in an announcement by the judges that Bookedd won the grand prize. Bolstered by a massive contingent of University of North Texas and University of Texas at Dallas students and faculty,

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

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

Some final details about Startup Weekend Dallas #5 are being revealed. A mini-event, a technical primer, prizes, and mentors are detailed. Oh, and a little thing called World Domination. More info here.

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

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

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,

On Friday, AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent hosted university students for a pitch day competition. Students from UT Arlington, UT Dallas, SMU, and even some grade schoolers presented their ideas to a panel of 6 judges. Each team had 10 minutes to

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

Joel Fontenot is Managing Partner at Trailblazer Capital, the only Texas VC firm to consist solely of entrepreneurs. I met with him recently to get a better idea of what makes VC's tick. We began the discussion talking about the

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

Nearly everyone who has worked in a large company experiences the challenges of working with different systems everyday, just to do their jobs. When those systems are from a single vendor, it's a more unified experience. At least in theory. That's

The golfers among us can now stand up and cheer. Who hasn't enjoyed the convenience of enjoying a snack or beverage on the course courtesy of someone selling them from a roaming golf cart? Now everyone put your hand down.

Just as the behemoth that is social media is becoming ever more pervasive in our everyday lives, so it is with businesses. Brands have always needed to manage their online presence and reputation through all available media channels. Just last

The MIT Enterprise Forum of DFW is presenting Bootstrapping: Marketing for Startups tonight at the Architel / Shopsavvy offices at Central Expy and Northwest Hwy. A panel of experts will be speaking about raising money from investors, SEO, search marketing, and

The Dallas Angel Network is hosting their August pitch meeting at Ocean Prime this Wednesday starting at 7pm. They have two companies lined up to pitch to investors: Truesigna and Savara. Truesigna is revolutionizing password‐based user authentication. Banks and financial institutions

One of the more interesting teams to come out of the most recent Startup Weekend Dallas created Most Epic Day. Their site and future iPhone app is designed to provide REM (reminders, entertainment, and motivation) to bring out the best in

For the wordsmiths among us, who hasn't stumbled across a word they've seen before but never knew what it meant? Or just can't remember the meaning of the word because it's been so long since using it? I've experienced it

Local High Performance Computing (HPC) company Nimbix is expanding their infrastructure through a partnership with Digital Realty Trust. They have reached capacity at their current facility in Houston, and their new downtown Dallas location will provide much more flexibility, allow

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

Startup Weekend Dallas rode the huge wave of Dallas startup excitement this past weekend. A capacity crowd watched as potential entrepreneurs -- some high school age -- gathered at Tech Wildcatters (the Tech Church) on Friday to pitch their great

Startup Weekend Dallas is once again upon us.  This Thursday evening, serving as a pre-party, is Startup Poker. It will be hosted at Tech Wildcatters (the Tech Church) at 2700 Fairmount in Uptown Dallas. This Friday, the real event begins,

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

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

Tech Wildcatters hosted pitch day for their Spring 2011 class on Thursday. Seven companies presented their products and services to a packed crowd of investors, press, family & friends, and startup enthusiasts in the Magnolia Theater in Uptown Dallas. I don't

Earlier this year, my colleague Julio Dominguez interviewed NTEC Executive Director Larry Calton about their facility and acceleration program. This week, I had the chance to speak with Senior Director Hubert Zajicek for an update to our earlier story. NTEC is 

Imagine the daily stress and adrenaline of emergency medicine: gathering information from and triage patients, taking vital signs and symptoms, checking for signs, trying to diagnose with limited information, etc. Now, compound that with a language barrier. Brothers George and

It seems nearly everyone in the corporate world uses Microsoft Outlook. Outlook has had a lock on that #1 spot for many years. So why not use that dominant position to your advantage? Mike Beaty and wife, Erika Lambert, founded

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Mobile MUM is a subscription-based video streaming service designed to empower both the parents (via parental control) and the kids (who get to select the type of content they view after each video). To a degree, it's a set-and-forget type of

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

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

What is now Fig Tree Media, one of 9 teams in the Tech Wildcatters Spring 2011 class of startups, began as something called Mediarella. When co-founder Chris Abrams was talking with a friend he happened upon an

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

Leon Campise and Leon Cho founded SparkCrowd a year ago after it became clear that mobile social apps would become a predominant player in the social networking market. Their product, a game called "Name Tag", attempts to

DalMob (Dallas Mobile Development User Group) will be meeting at Tech Wildcatters (the Tech Church) tonight at 7pm. Drew Wimpy from Nextpression will be presenting his latest mobile efforts in designing an auto-complete Text Field for the iPhone. DalMob holds

A panel discussion on Incubators and Accelerators will be held on Wednesday 5:30pm at Maggiano's in NorthPark Center. The panel will be moderated by John Reed, Partner/Mentor at Tech Wildcatters, and feature 3 CEOs of local DFW startups. David Stiles,

A startup incubation program that's been getting a lot of attention lately is Succeed On Purpose, started by Terri Maxwell, who has a background in school teaching as well as marketing. Maxwell didn't feel fulfilled by her

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

The Dallas Angel Network hosted a pitch event at Hully and Mo's in Dallas on Wednesday, organized and sponsored by Vela Keller. About 50 people attended, and after hearing discussions afterward, the response by angels was very positive. First up

Tech Wildcatters hosted a happy hour and book signing with Brad Feld on Tuesday evening. Nearly 100 people showed up to celebrate and hear Brad speak about his experiences with startups, and his visions for the future. Brad also lent

The Dallas Angel Network (DAN) is hosting a pitch meeting this Wednesday at Hully and Mo's in the Dallas Quadrangle. Two presentations are scheduled. The initial presentation by DP will discuss their proprietary software aimed at eliminating cheating in the

Tech Wildcatters is kicking off their Spring 2011 session this Tuesday. During the day, they will be hearing pitches from dozens of startups that hope to get seed funding and mentorship for their companies. Following in the evening will be a

Joey Pomerenke kicks off Startup Weekend Dallas.  For more videos, search on YouTube for "StartupWeekend Dallas".

Day 2 of Startup Weekend Dallas continued with the 10 teams with the most votes from the previous day refining their ideas and prototyping the products. Many folks who didn't pitch or whose idea didn't make the cut joined one

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

After completing business school, Jeff Borden wanted to start a business that wasn't overly complex or difficult to operate. Being a cyclist, he went into the bike parts business, selling products both offline and online. While operating the business, he

Mobestream Media, one of the 5 companies selected for Tech Wildcatters' inaugural class of startups, was born in late 2008 by co-founders Chris Fagan and Ross Bates. Fagan left his consulting job in the corporate world in the midst of the

Jeff Iacono is co-founder of, 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

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

About 40 people attended the Find-A-Founder event at the Tech Wildcatters HQ in Uptown Dallas on Wednesday evening. Three of the five Tech Wildcatters' first graduating class were represented.  College Job Connect, which is seeking to better undergraduate recruitment with a

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,