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In a time when our lives appear to be consumed by all things digital and social media, Denton startup Upventur is on track to shift the status quo with a pretty cool announcement today -  the completion of its acquisition and

Cognizant today opened its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas.  The opening follows a November 2017 announcement by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on the company's plan to invest more than $8 million to expand in

Bestow Inc., the company expanding insurability and democratizing access to consumer life insurance, today announced its expansion to 32 states bringing its modern life insurance products to families across the country, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, Utah,

For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine's Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once. Ranking Toyota at #31 of the top 57 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for believing

How can drivers remain confident as they age? That's a critical question that faces drivers 50 and older, and two organizations committed to keeping drivers safe through effective deployment of technologies and education will team up to understand how best

RollKall, a platform for managing and scheduling off-duty security officers, closed a $1.5 million Seed round investment led by Founder Equity Fund and The Athos Group. Founder Equity Fund, a venture studio with offices in Chicago and Dallas, looks for opportunities

Research findings from the first year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program led by Digital Promise and supported by Google, suggest that instructional technology coaching is a promising approach to improve education equity and close the digital divide,

Crestline Investors leads round with participation from North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Others to Capitalize on $50B Market Opportunity as Enterprises Embrace Multi-Cloud Data-as-a-Service Actifio, the world's leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider,

Fetch, the first off-site package solution for apartment buildings, recently announced $3 million in Seed funding, led by Silverton Partners.  With the financing, Kip McClanahan of Silverton will join Fetch's Board of Directors. Fetch was founded in 2016 in Dallas and has

ODEM, creator of the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is joining forces with the InternetBar.org Institute and leveraging blockchain technology to provide displaced populations with digitized educational records. Collaboration with the IBO will use cutting-edge cryptographic technology and ODEM systems

New sleep research from Parks Associates reveals nearly 29 million U.S. broadband households currently own a product that helps them track their sleep quality, representing less than half of the nearly 60 million consumers who report having at least one sleep

BenefitMall, the leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services, today launched PayFocus Mobile – a mobile app designed exclusively for PayFocus and PayFocus Pro end-users. PayFocus Mobile is the newest enhancement to PayFocus, state-of-the-art online payroll solutions designed to provide

Dallas-based MoneyGram is extending its global digital footprint with the launch of its award-winning online platform in five new countries. Customers in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Austria can now send money 24/7 directly to more than two billion bank accounts

Compass' Sharif Fotouh has been recognized as one of the most influential executives in the edge computing industry by Data Economy Magazine in its first annual "Edge 50" list. Data Economy Magazine instituted the Edge 50 list this year to

The Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that office at local coworking space Industrious.  Meet AddedIQ Founding date/year: May 2017 Founder: Martin Zacarias and Paul Ingram Company Mission To provide our clients with intelligent data applications that help

Some of our favorite pics from We Work's official Fort Worth grand opening last month, courtesy of our events contributor Ashlee Inman.  

BBVA Compass has selected 16 social entrepreneurs from across the country to participate in its BBVA Momentum accelerator program, designed to help participants enhance their operations to impact the lives of more people. The program includes five months of online and

Startups are known for three things  - hustle, grit and an uncanny ability to keep going despite how hard things get. The Annual Startup of the Year program, created by TechCo, is looking for DFW's biggest hustlers, startup hustlers that is, for

Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that share our space at Industrious. Each month, we will be featuring some of our neighbors, and this month, we are thrilled to introduce you to

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

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit, and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, have announced that Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, will be held in Toronto, Canada in 2019. Size of tech sector, diversity and inclusion of Canada and

Fort Worth's very own Cameron Cushman has secured one of six coveted mentor roles at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress next month in Istanbul. Cushman, who currently serves as Director of Innovation Ecosystems at the University of North Texas Health

The idea of space exploration has always been an intriguing possibility for many. And no one knows this more than Apollo astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Charlie Duke. The living legends, who made history when they walked on the moon during each

I'll never forget my first ever Cafe Momentum pop-up dinner. It was 2011 and I got a call from my good friends Dan and Giles that I needed to cancel whatever plans I had and join them for a really cool

As Launch DFW continues on our mission to inspire and empower startups in a big way this year, we'll be introducing you to an eclectic mix of tech/biz voices, locally and beyond, that will share their thoughts, experiences and advice

it's not everyday that you get an opportunity to chat with someone who's built and sold a company for billions. Yes, billions with a "B". But when you chat with Lance Crosby, you quickly discover that regardless of the big

Every spring, the city of Dallas convenes for Dallas Startup Week, an unforgettable five days of networking, education and innovative programming. The countdown to one of North Texas' biggest startup events has officially begun. Next year's conference will take place April

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

When it comes to running a successful business these days, entrepreneurs need a formidable mix of grit, ambition, faith, a strong network and technology too. You don't have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

Calling all fabulous women who are passionate about Dallas, startups and looking for their next big opportunity. Brazen Global is on the hunt for an Interim Director. Read on for details

Health Wildcatters' official Pitch Day has finally arrived! The 2017 class have been hard at work perfecting their pitches, developing their brand and business models, and attracting investors. Check-in begins at 2:30pm and the presentations will start at 3pm. Intermission

Since 2009, Launch DFW has been on a mission to create, inspire, and support the future of startups and technology in North Texas. During our nearly decade of covering the DFW tech scene, one thing has never changed - it's

SAAP Lao Kitchen has discovered the secret recipe for finding and maintaining business success with their popular style of cooking that deliciously pays homage to family, heritage and the love of a very popular treat

lobbyTV, a technology company headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, has announced the launch of a cloud-based digital signage solution that allows any TV to be turned into a digital sign. The company boasts that its platform is the most cost-effective

Digital platform Music Audience Exchange (MAX)  has announced the appointments of Greg Glenday (Shazam) to its Board of Directors, Steve Fullbright as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Lara Dulaney as VP of Finance. In conjunction with the high-profile additions, MAX has also

Dallas New Tech is one of DFW’s longest running monthly showcase events for new and exciting companies and technologies. The format is ever evolving. Over the summer, we launched (pun intended) a cool, new event segment at Dallas New Tech designed to

We didn't think it was possible, but the Frisco entrepreneurial community has just gotten even cooler. A new chapter of 1 Million Cups is scheduled to launch on September 13th and Frisco's signature coworking space, LaunchPad City, will serve as the

The DFW technology scene is growing by leaps and bounds; much of this growth can be directly attributed to the kicka$s people that live, work and play here. And I may be a little biased, but this region's women in tech are

Summer may be coming to an end, but Carolyn Phillips' frozen pops biz, Alchemy Pops, is hotter than ever as she prepares to launch her very first brick-and-mortar shop in one of Fort Worth's up and coming areas, South Main

iGotBerries.com is a free application available through both Google Play for Android and iTunes for Apple devices and gives users the power to solicit the help required in case of an arrest situation. Whether the user needs to contact a

Dallas-based sporting goods company Warstic announces the acquisition of a building at 2900 Main Street with plans to open a hand turned wood baseball bat manufacturing facility, flagship retail location, and headquarters in Dallas' historically cool Deep Ellum neighborhood. The

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories has acquired Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. The transaction is expected to be completed early in the fourth quarter of this year and VF will pay Williamson-Dickie shareholders approximately $820

Dallas New Tech, DFW's longest running monthly showcase event for new technologies and companies, lands in the Dallas Arts District for the first time next month, courtesy of Dallas' newest co-working space, Industrious. On the first Tuesday of every month, Dallas' startup

Today Match Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group Americas, to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Match Group, effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Ginsberg will succeed Greg Blatt, who will remain in his

Embedded within a one-day technology, networking, and tradeshow, the CodeLaunch Startup Expo is a unique startup competition that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship. It is one of the few accelerators which doesn’t require a minimally viable product (MVP) for an opportunity

LIFT students Damon Richardson (foreground), and Jesus Santos (center) tested beta versions of the game last spring, providing valuable feedback to Corey Clark, SMU Guildhall Deputy Director for Research (left) and Lisa Hembry, LIFT CEO/president, (right). “Our adult learners face

photo credit: Free Press Today marks the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, an event dedicated to supporting net neutrality in the United States. Advocates of net neutrality believe that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications

Latest Issuance Significantly Strengthens Pinnacle's Exclusivity Protections News provided by Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC DALLAS, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC, the pioneer of in-situ graft delivery technology, today announced that the company has been granted a U.S. patent

Equinox, the high performance lifestyle leader, today announced a significant minority investment from L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. Equinox is a pioneer in the luxury fitness industry and has grown into an

Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole

20 slides. 5 minutes. One unforgettable night. About seven years ago, I nervously graced the Granada Theater stage as I prepared to present at the very first Ignite Dallas. I would have never guessed that a talk about Ike and Tina

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

YourCause LLC, an industry leader in employee and nonprofit philanthropic solutions, surpassed milestones of $1.3 billion dollars and 23 million hours in employee and corporate giving and volunteering, respectively, through its CSRconnect Employee Engagement Platform. In 2016 alone, the YourCause