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Eric is the Editor of LAUNCH DFW and an avid proponent/supporter of the DFW Startup Community. In addition to running this site, Eric is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Senico, a company that builds amazing technology products for itself and others.

You have, or should have, seen the name Michael Walsh floating around the DFW tech community for a while now.  He's the co-founder and CEO of Cariloop - we posted the press release here - but he also is the

DALLAS, TX--Nine DFW companies have been officially announced as semi-finalists for the 2013 TeXchange "One to Watch" award, presented by Travis Wolff, LLP. Semi-finalists were chosen by their peers from among 120 candidate companies, all early-stage DFW technology startups that

DALLAS, Apr 25, 2013 -- It's one thing to sell a book. It's another to build passionate communities around the content, providing lucrative channels for new sales and marketing opportunities. Today bookshout! announced $6M in Series B funding to expand its

Contact: Michael Walsh                                                                     For Immediate Release 469-759-0877 www.cariloop.com mwalsh@cariloop.com   Cariloop

Entrepreneurs and Founders, It is truly exciting to see how the accelerator community is growing in DFW. Tech Wildcatters has done an amazing job pioneering the accelerator community and with the recent announcement of their addition with Health Wildcatters, this is a wonderful

TeXchange is bringing in technology heavy-hitter Brett Hurt for their Dinner Series this week.  Brett co-founded Bazaarvoice, an Austin Venture backed company that went public in early 2012. Bazaarvoice is a next-generation technology tool that lets big brands connect to their

Tech Wildcatters has been so successful, local doctors turned investors are plowing money back into early stage technology - now with a focus on health technology companies.  It's called Health Wildcatters and it will be run by Hubert Zajicek, who just

Attention entrepreneurs in DFW! Mark Cuban's Shark Tank is coming through Dallas this week on Saturday.   Here's some details: Attend one of our Nationwide Open Calls where you will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2013 Clarisa Lindenmeyer Joins as VP of Corporate Affairs & PR Growing global attention as the leading B2B accelerator expands team to build bridge between startups and corporate communities. DALLAS – Tech Wildcatters founder and CEO Gabriella Draney is

I'm please to announce that InnovateDFW.com will be permanently joining the LAUNCH DFW team.  This is great news because together we will accomplish so much more.  See our write up by Hanah Cho in the Dallas Morning News here. Jennifer Conley,

As we sit down to coffee at Oak Lawn Avenue’s newest addition in the Design District, Ascension Coffee, I can’t help but study Peter’s unique style of hair and dress.  His bleach blonde hair drapes off to the right side

In what seems to be a once in a millennium occurrence, the LAUNCH DFW newsroom has just been tipped off to a merger between Apple and Google*.  Earlier this morning, at 6:34 a.m. CST, a call came in from Silicon

CONTACT: Randy Jensen                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 214.267.9237 Email: randy@rewardStyle.com   FIRST FASHION TECHNOLOGY HACKATHON IN

ATTENTION ALL DFW STARTUP COMMUNITY:  Tech Wildcatters is hosting a career fair on April 4th from 1pm – 5pm. SIGN UP HERE You know what’s cooler than having a job? Having one at a fricken startup. The same goes for internships. You should come

Created by local Fort Worth high school educator and jack of all trades, Quentin Donnellan, lessonwell is a really cool local ed-tech startup that's transforming how teachers distribute their lessons online.  Check it out, share with your teacher/professor friends, and comment

Frisco-based startup Backendless is led by Founder and CEO Mark Piller.  The company has been around in one form or another since 2003 and currently has 12 people on staff.  He tells me they aim to be the standard for developing

Today, we are profiling local startup Yellowbrick, a mobile search engine for crowdfunding projects.  Today, many of the crowdfunding projects that exist are held captive behind their Kickstarter or IndieGoGo walled gardens.  This young startup is giving us the power

Give us the 30-second elevator pitch on your company YourCause provides companies with CSRconnect employee engagement platform. A community that allows corporations to engage their employees in giving and volunteering programs. Tell us about the founders, who they are, backgrounds, and why

Mailbox, the very new and very much beloved iOS email app that everyone is talking about, just announced that they have been bought by Dropbox.  The deal was first covered by the Wall Street Journal earlier today.   Dropbox CEO

As we dive into part two of this series, I want to make sure I’m communicating the purpose of the series. ‘Old Dog, New Tricks’ is an editorial series that aims to ignite a community conversation related to DFW’s entrepreneurial history

Why, hello! Welcome to Part 1 of this new series.  I'm Eric VanderSchaaf, the new Editor and leader of LAUNCH DFW. If you are reading this you are probably somehow, and in some way, connected to the DFW startup and entrepreneur community

Fort Worth's ZS Pharma, which is developing a drug for patients with kidney and liver disease, has been named one of two finalists for the National Business Incubation Association's 2013 Outstanding Incubator Client award in the technology category. The company is

There isn't a better way to start the week of than highlighting a DFW-based startup.  Check out the profile from CEO and Founder, Mark McClendon.  I love t his idea because there have been so many times in my life that

Local entrepreneur Nikhil Nilakantan is onto his next venture, and it's smack dab in the middle of one of the hottest parts of the industry: mobile commerce.  Read on for more details and leave comments after you've read. Give us the

It's that time of year again - a buzz of excitement is pervading throughout the DFW tech ecosystem as our very own Forbes Top 10 startup accelerator, Tech Wildcatters, announces their next class of startups they've accepted for the Spring

The much anticipated IMPACT Awards put on by TECH Fort Worth have extended their application deadline until March 6th! You can learn more about the Award and it's benefits here, but here's a quick overview: The IMPACT Awards recognize North Texas start-up companies

LAUNCH DFW readers and startups - if you want/need $7,500 worth of free digital press for your company (and all of us do), check this out! In order to have the opportunity to be 1 of the 2 winners, all you

Hear ye, hear ye! Tomorrow, March 1st, Senico will be hosting an informal happy hour from 4:30 to 6pm at their sweet new digs on the corner of Elm and Good Latimer in Deep Ellum.  Map here. There is an indoor climbing wall (seriously, but

As I wrote about before, Turnstone is a forward-thinking, next-gen furniture provider that is giving away a $20,000 office makeover to one lucky Dallas startup on March 4 as part of their Culture@Work makeover contest. Dallas is one of five cities that is part

Women in Tech Summit – Engage & Connect - Career, Company, Culture InnoTech – The Region’s Largest Technology Innovation Conference & Expo Hosted by WITI – Dallas Chapter Thursday, April 4th, Irving Convention Center Please register at www.innotechdallas.com select Women in Tech Summit and use Discount

It's not often you come across a beautifully simple idea that effortlessly marries the online world we all spend increasingly amounts of time living in with the offline world (a place that sadly we are spending less and less time

Hey Dallas, get ready for your upcoming Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase taking place at Common Desk this Thursday, February 7th. Here are all the event details: Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase Events - they’re our specialty.  The premise is simple; we Mix

We are starting 2013 off with a bang!  The Startup Party will be hosted by Senico - the new, stealthy, fast growing, Deep Ellum-based technology shop.  Best of all, they're flipping the bill (shows you how well they are doing

Order Mapper, the graduate of Tech Wildcatters, which makes apps for ordering different goods from any business, though they are starting with pizza, just announced that it has raised a $550,000 round.  The round was led by the Vegas Tech Fund. The

Recently, CBS did a special on the "Tech Church" - home of our nationally-recognized B2B accelerator Tech Wildcatters. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here. (Unfortunately we can't embed the video here, sorry) How can we make this city even better

January 24th Happy Hour TeXchange and The Common Desk are kicking off 2013 right with a great happy hour featuring: Cane Rosso pizza cooked fresh onsite Wine and beer Valet parking Sign up before space runs out! DETAILS: Where:   The Common Desk 2919 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75266 When: Thursday,