Michael Sitarzewski

Michael Sitarzewski is the Publisher of Launch DFW, co-founder and CEO of Epic Playground, Inc., makers of inboundgeo. He is a veteran entrepreneur (and a TechStars Cloud alum) with a specific focus on Web-based software and services. Sitarzewski has been a part of the internet startup culture since 1994 and has had two exits along the way. After a seven years in the Boulder, Colorado startup community, Michael returned to Dallas, Texas, in 2013 where he’s focused on growing and increasing the visibility of the burgeoning Dallas startup community. He is the EIR at The DEC, a mentor in the RevTech accelerator, and leads several events in the Dallas area. Sitarzewski considers helping people understand and leverage technology his life’s work.

Here’s how Project Oaken nabbed a hundred thousand dollars.

It has to do with Ethereum, of course. But before we discuss Ethereum, let’s ...

Carrollton based SunToWater creates water from thin air.

What if you could harvest water directly from the air? Let’s say 40 to ...

DIA announces Smart Texas Revolution at Earth Day Texas

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is joining forces with Earth Day Texas on the ...

Looking for interns? UTD has an intern fair just for you!

A great startup community requires a symbiotic relationship between every moving part. One of ...

Kubos 1.0 Alpha is released

Imagine working on something with all of your heart, sometimes for years. Painstaking work ...

Dallas based StackPath acquires Highwinds CDN

After a nice round of funding, and several previous acquisitions (MaxCDN, Fireblade, Staminus & ...

Dallas Based CalcuQuote Launches BidCQ

The startup community loves product launches. It’s the culmination of many hours, weeks, and ...

Want to learn Javascript? Tommy Campbell explains how.

This post is a little unorthodox. It comes from the DFW Startup Community Slack. ...

Dallas/Fort Worth: What to expect from the startup community

There’s more to a startup community than starting and growing a business. Here are ...

Founders listen up: Three key events in January 2017

Every Sunday, Ateanna creates a week’s view of some of the events happening across ...

Ignite DFW is back, January 24th, 2017.

Ignite DFW 6 is upon us… in case you’ve been under a rock for ...

How to interact with a Dallas based VC

Many of you have written asking for advice on how to “pitch a VC.” ...

A Vinli Tech Hack that Fixed My Forgetfulness

This guest post is courtesy of Kiefer Waight. He’s a Software Consultant at the ...

Culture and Success, A Chicken and Egg Problem

This guest post is courtesy of Kevin Stevens. Product Strategy Manager at Choose Energy, ...

Coworking is booming in the region as Common Desk expands to meet demand

The workplace is changing, more and more people find themselves with the freedom of ...

What is EARTHACK at Earth Day Texas?

In case you missed the news, Dallas/Fort Worth is home to HackDFW, the largest ...

DFW Startup Gift Guide 2016

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide was spearheaded by Fiona Schlachter and curated based on ...

Dallas’ Take Command Health Brings Sanity to Choosing a Plan

Health insurance is a perplexing topic—but if you’re on a company plan, many of ...

The Modern Block: Mikael Cho of Crew/Unsplash

This post is courtesy of Dallas based “The Modern Block,” a weekly online publication ...

What will it take for your tech startup to raise $500k in 2017?

Josh Baer, an angel investor and well known startup community leader in Austin wrote ...

Introducing “Launched in DFW”

Launch DFW is proud to formally announce the “Launched in DFW” badge. And yes, ...

Announcing the September 6, 2016 Dallas New Tech Presenters

This month’s event features a variety of companies, not just in product, but in ...

Dallas New Tech, August 2016, with Tech.Co!

Good afternoon Launch DFW readers – tonight we have a very special Dallas New ...

Building a Startup? Here Are 5 Things You Need Now.

Narration provided by local startup Narify. Building a startup is hard work, no doubt, ...

Introducing Launch DFW’s New Website, Made Just For YOU.

Since 2009, Launch DFW has been the leading blog covering the seed and early ...

Guess Where Google Looks For Tech Talent?

The Dallas-Fort Worth startup community has momentum, that’s clear. Startups here, like everywhere else ...

Meet Dallas/Fort Worth’s Newest Tier One Research Universities

The news slipped through, but its significance should not be understated. Three local schools ...

Dallas Based 5Miles Raises $30 million

Former Dallas New Tech presenter and Craigslist alternative 5Miles has raised $30 million from ...

Dallas Based MVPIndex Raises $7 Million

Based in Dallas’ Historic West End, MVPindex is the first comprehensive social media index, ...

Meet Pie in the Sky. It’s More than a dream.

Founders come from everywhere and all walks of life, and the companies they create ...

Why Dallas? The Dallas Maker Space.

Local TV station CW33 recently did a short feature on the Dallas Maker Space. ...

Where Are They Now? The Original Dallas Startup Community

Newcomers to the Dallas Startup Community will find a bevy of resources to start ...

Here’s Why A Big Architecture Firm Is Interested In DFW startups

In a Dallas Business Journal exclusive, Danielle Abril tells the story of why Gensler ...

How Austin Killed Ridesharing. Or, Why Dallas?

Every week, I meet with future community members relocating to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ...

The Valley Is Way Bigger Than DFW; Or is it?

There are many ways to compare one thing with another. When it comes to ...

A Frisco Based Development Shop And The College Football Playoff

Many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s success stories go unnoticed to the local startup community, so ...

Local Lawyer Posts SAFE Update, Sees More Favorable Terms

In December of 2013, local startup lawyer Ryan Roberts (Disclaimer: Ryan is an stakeholder ...

Why There’s A Lack Of Talent In DFW: Sources Of Silicon Valley’s Talent

There are several things we hear regularly about the Dallas-Fort Worth startup community. The ...

Pickup Lands Perot Jain LP In A New Round Of Financing

We’ve been telling the story of the Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community’s trajectory for years. ...

Our Community’s Major Strides

I’d like to thank The Dallas Morning News for the writeup on the Dallas-Fort ...

Mark Cuban, Dallas’ Favorite Tech Billionaire Has Words For You

Mark Cuban, everyone’s favorite Dallas based tech billionaire, host of ABC’s hit show “Shark ...

Dallas Based Match Group Debuts on NASDAQ as MTCH, Raises $400 Million

Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) debuted yesterday at $13.50 per share. It was up ...

WFAA’s SHAPING:DFW – Unexpected Entreprenurial Inspiration

Some friends of ours were featured in a special web series, called SHAPING:DFW, a ...

Welcome to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Described as “the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups ...

Why Successful Area Founders Don’t Reinvest After an Exit

Today’s startup community is like a freight train rolling through just about every business ...

Show notes: #BigDOCC Downtown September 29th, 2015

About #BigDOCC: You wake up every morning, filled with excitement about the technology news ...

Collaboration is at Our Core

I had the pleasure of working with the team at CultureMap on an interview ...

The Etiquette of E-Mail Introductions

A storm has been brewing over the etiquette of email introductions. I have many ...

How to get to Downtown Dallas

If you’re coming to downtown Dallas, these are the best options for getting here: ...

The Re-Launch of Launch DFW

Today we are thrilled to announce a new chapter for Launch DFW, one wherein ...

A Victory Lap for the Dallas Startup Community

Take a victory lap Dallas, you deserve it! We pulled off something quite amazing ...

Dallas New Tech Will Return August 5th, 2014

It started in November of 2013 with six teams; five minutes to present, and ...

How to grow a startup community: Start with community.

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a startup guy. I’ve been building things on ...