Background reading: Comparing Startup Accelerators Why startups need signals What is the job of elite universities? Most people would say, after giving you looks for asking such a “stupid” question, that it’s obviously to educate top students. What if I told you of studies showing that students...

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 designed especially for startups, invites...

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 designed especially for startups, invites...

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP Executive succession, particularly involving the Founder CEO, can be a tense time in the history of a startup.  But not always. In fact, in my experience working with VC-backed startups across Texas and elsewhere, there are many instances in which founder CEOs...

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP One unfortunate, and somewhat unique, aspect of startup ecosystems is that they have a large power/experience imbalance between parties doing business with each other. On the one hand, you have seasoned, well-connected investors who close multiple deals every year and have...

This is a guest post written by Clarissa Redwine (@ClarissaRedwine).  Clarissa runs UNT’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and is organizing TEDxUNT.  She also co-curates Startup Digest Dallas, Startup Weekend Denton, and LittleDOCC. Denton | Hacker Hordes and Entrepreneurs LittleD has always been a tightknit community of top-notch talent. ...

This is a guest post by Sammy Abdullah, cofounder of the Dallas Angel Network. Every time I first meet with an entrepreneur, at some point I’ll hear a permutation of the following sentence: “what we’re looking for are strategic angels that can bring real expertise and...

This is a guest post by Trey Bowles (@TreyBowles) Trey is cofounder and CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) in Dallas. Bowles also serves as an adjunct professor at SMU teaching Social Entrepreneurship and a Startup classes in the Meadows School. As I settled into...

For one very short week, Tech Wildcatters, in collaboration with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Startup Texas, held a contest for DFW startups. Three lucky startups would receive tickets to attend the GROW Conference in Vancouver this August! GROW provides a platform for entrepreneurs from...

Mike Ivey is the cofounder of Modern Message. His company recently announced that they just closed a $300,000 funding round raised entirely from North Texas Angels. This is part 1 of a 2 part series detailing what they did wrong. ————————————————————————————————————————-               http://www.gapingvoid.com/ Fundraising can be a soul-crushing, character-revealing, time-wasting rollercoaster of fun...

We created LaunchDFW back in 2009 to be THE place for all things startup related in DFW. We have several new projects we're working on (plus a couple surprises) to ensure that we continue to deliver on that mission, and it's in that spirit that we are...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (June 5, 2013) – VentureSpur, the seed fund and venture accelerator with offices in Oklahoma City and Dallas, announced its 2013 VentureSpur Finalists today. The 16 Finalists were the top teams chosen from among nearly 100 applications for the 2013...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2013) – TECH Fort Worth has launched TECH Talk – Texas Style, twice-weekly radio programming for technology startups and entrepreneurs. Programming can be accessed at www.blogtalkradio.com/texastechtalk. “We will talk about technology startups, focusing on their challenges and successes,” said...

Every month, we see a headline that reads something like, “TV is Dead. Technology X Will Completely Disrupt the TV Business Model.” Yet here we are. Although somewhere between 15-20% of Americans say that they are going to drop or downgrade their pay TV service,...

By Michael Walsh – Founder Cariloop, HealthSparx, Health 2.0 Dallas You ever been in one of those situations where you know you’re supposed to do something but have no idea why?  You trust your gut, so you go for it, but you spend days, months, maybe...

This is a guest post by GI Sanders, Co-founder and CEO of Fancorps.   The Dallas startup and technology communities gathered yesterday for one of the more anticipated events in the local scene. Techwildcatters, Dallas' only startup accelerator, presented it's 2012 Pitch Day which featured 10 companies...

The mudbugs are in season and it's time for CoHabitat’s 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil (map)! The fun starts at 5! The CoHabitat Boil is a great way to meet a lot of great people (entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, to name a few) from the local web/tech startup...

Gary Vaynerchuk rolled into Dallas last Wednesday for "Gary Vee in Big D!" and was greeted by 500 enthusiastic DFW fans. The event, a mini-conference that Gary keynoted to promote his New York Times' best-selling book The Thank You Economy, took place at the Lakewood Theater...