Imagine working on something with all of your heart, sometimes for years. Painstaking work it is, and the only people that ever see what you're working on are your team members and investors if you have them. Well, maybe a few customers along the way...

The startup community loves product launches. It’s the culmination of many hours, weeks, and months of hard work, customer interviews, and iteration. Today we’re happy to share the launch of BidCQ from CalcuQuote, a Dallas based company and Dallas New Tech alum. “We’re excited to release...

In case you missed the news, Dallas/Fort Worth is home to HackDFW, the largest student and professional hackathon in the United States. Last year’s event hosted about 1,700 students, and welcomed Dallas’ own John Carmack (creator of Doom, Quake, etc.) and other local celebs as...

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide was spearheaded by Fiona Schlachter and curated based on feedback from the DFW Startup Community Slack. If you haven’t yet joined, now would be a great time! Special thanks to Jeff Carterson for getting the content together, and the rest...

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The Dallas-Fort Worth startup community has momentum, that's clear. Startups here, like everywhere else in the world, grow from humble beginnings. CoFounders Lab, the co-working spaces, universities, and coffee shops are some of the places founders meet. Readers of Launch DFW have no shortage of...

Former Dallas New Tech presenter and Craigslist alternative 5Miles has raised $30 million from Dallas and Chinese investors. The news comes on the heels of $330 million in recent exits, solidifying the strength of the Dallas-Fort Worth startup economy. "The app averages 30,000 downloads a day,...

Based in Dallas' Historic West End, MVPindex is the first comprehensive social media index, measurement, and valuation platform for sports and entertainment with more than 30,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms. MVPindex’s data and social media insights...

Local TV station CW33 recently did a short feature on the Dallas Maker Space. While it’s not news to a few in the audience, many more would benefit from knowing that these kinds of resources are available just a short drive away. The space, in Carrollton...

I’d like to thank The Dallas Morning News for the writeup on the Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community. It’s important to recognize what is arguably the fastest growing industry in the region. That it’s the Sunday before the regions largest celebration of entrepreneurship, is very helpful...

Described as “the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare,” Global Entrepreneurship Week has racked up some very impressive worldwide statistics: 157 Countries participated 11,101 organizing partners 28,363 activities 8,285,533 participants (Data collected from...

I had the pleasure of working with the team at CultureMap on an interview featuring local innovators. Trey, Molly, Oren, Michael, and myself - all from different spaces and backgrounds, all with the same goal: making Dallas/Fort Worth a no brainer for startups and tech...

A storm has been brewing over the etiquette of email introductions. I have many thoughts on the matter since my world revolves around making and receiving introductions. It’s how community grows. When I make an introduction, I use the following technique: To: People being introduced. Subject: Intro. Message: Hey X...

If you’re coming to downtown Dallas, these are the best options for getting here: Walk. If you’re already Downtown, or are coming from Uptown, The Cedars, Deep Ellum, or any of the 15 districts that make up Downtown Dallas, walking is the best option. Use Google’s walking...

Today we are thrilled to announce a new chapter for Launch DFW, one wherein we not only embrace the entire region and all of its players, but one that simultaneously empowers every willing community member to share their voice and experience. Launch DFW will continue to...