Dallas-based SaaS startup, Modern Message, today announced the completed expansion of its corporate headquarters to better accommodate the 120 percent employee growth the company experienced in 2015. Modern Message pioneered the concept of advocacy marketing in the apartment industry through its platform Community Rewards. The platform...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyz1vmP5S2I by Marlene De Bleyker The brain holds some of our oldest technology, according to Jeremy Gregg, managing director of Gregg Partners. He recently took to the Ignite stage to talk about the heart of poetry, saying “Not about meter or rhyme or musical language but one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kdeugyS-Y by Marlene De Bleyker As a corporate attorney, Emmanuel Obi, one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40, grew tired of sipping his latte and look out his office window.  He felt he could use his law degree for a higher purpose. He said,” I was...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ov7KOVxu0 by Marlene De Bleyker Scrolling through his artwork on stage, Willie Baronet, artist and Southern Methodist University professor, spoke about how being creative will make you happy. He said, “Being creative can be scary because people might judge me, it’s scary and it can be frustrating.” However,...

If you have a love for pop culture, then take your nerdy heart to a place where it can run wild and free. Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, presented by FAN EXPO, returns to the Irving Convention Center Feb. 13-14, 2016, with a hearty offering...

After hearing of the events in Flint, Michigan a local startup community leader Jim Welch has decided to do an emergency three-day hackathon to bring awareness to, and hopefully help create solutions for the water crisis. It’s about taking an idea and making a practical application that can help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEutcvrjynA&w=560&h=315 by Marlene Den Bleyker If you have ever moved into a new apartment or condo only to realize the challenges of fitting your furniture into the space, Roomored is here to help. The company creates interactive 3D models of interior spaces currently serving the multi-family rental...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics—with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides which automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The third installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, January 26 at the...

By Marlene Den Bleyker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeuVw1ZBfvk In today’s web environment, creating a form requires a frontend and backend developer. “Web 3.0 is here, and APIs are the connective tissue across the Internet,” according to Form.io, LLC CEO Gary Wetzel. To overcome this issue, Form.io offers an API platform for...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJnEiCs6N2o By Teryn O’Brien “How many of you have moved out of state or to a new city at least once?” asked Edmundo Torquemada, founder of Beecose (Kellerworx, LLC, dba Beecose). Moving to a new place is always difficult, because simple things are unknown. And getting to know...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics—with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides which automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The third installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, January 26 at the...

Dallas-based Technology Services Professionals (TSP) rode into the new year with a changing of the guard. Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and former vice president, has assumed the role of CEO, succeeding co-founder and former president and CEO Rick Skaggs, who will turn his focus on mergers,...

Disclaimer: Launch DFW is the official Media Partner for Dallas Startup Week and will be providing content and media coverage leading up to the event and special coverage during the event.  Mark your calendars for the second installment of Dallas Startup Week which will take place...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPkorQ1fweQ By Marlene Den Bleyker Maintaining your home can be time consuming and expensive. Additionally, finding service providers and managing them also brings a new set of issues. Pallavi Raj, cofounder of HomeBlis, Inc., laid out the challenges by pointing out that the average homeowner needs four to...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics—with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides which automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The third installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, January 26 at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. Click...

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 and will bring those to you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Klvtj6vJY By Teryn O’Brien Imagine this scenario: You come home on a Friday night, and your significant other asks, “What are we going to do tonight?” It’s the dreaded question couples ask across the country, joked Nick Vrana, founder of Take Us Out (TUO). “That question is...

TED is a wealth of knowledge, information, insight, and inspiration for one’s professional life. Their website currently boasts nearly 300 talks on business—not including business-related topics like marketing, leadership, and design. In startupland it can be easy to focus primarily on funding and product development. But...

Last night the startup community kicked off 2016 with a bang. The first Dallas New Tech (DNT) of the year brought a packed house and tons of energy to the Downtown Dallas Public Library. As usual, startups have five minutes to present their pitch followed by...

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 and will bring those to you...

In the spirit of year end reflections, I thought it would be appropriate to look back on the remarkable year the DFW startup community has had—and I mean remarkable in its truest form: worthy of notice or attention. Each year our ecosystem grows exponentially and at this year's State...

Please join us on Tuesday, January 5th, at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the first Dallas New Tech of 2016! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the greater community. Check...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCxO7MbfK3c By Marlene Den Bleyker The travel business is a $1.4 trillion industry, and according to Aassia Haq, founder of Guidrr, Inc., peer-to-peer influencers are the new gatekeepers of the industry. While lost in Florence Italy, Haq called a friend who was a travel blogger in the area...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9NobPrH44 By Teryn O’Brien Eighty-two percent of all carbon emission is man-made, and 28% of that emission is from automobiles. Electric cars are the answer to this problem, according to Edward Morgan, CEO of Revitalize Charging Solutions, Inc. “Most people want to buy an electric car,” said Morgan....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZwshqKCoQ By Marlene Den Bleyker Parents play a large role in the development of children, so when preparing a child for kindergarten, it is important to embrace those teachable moments that can lead a child to academic success. Ready Rosie is a platform that offers parents two-minute, daily...

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 and will bring those to you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWvJ0yKD0o by Marlene Den Bleyker Providing mental and physical stimulation for your dog is critical. Today’s pet owners find themselves caught up in their everyday life, often leaving dogs on their own. Santiago Gutierrez, founder and chief executive officer for PulsePet, had an opportunity to speak to an...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYzr0hbXwXA by R. Danes Milo is a two­foot tall robot that helps kids with autism overcome the social handicaps that characterize the disorder. Developed by Dallas, Texas­ based Robokind, the facially expressive, socially responsive robot breaks a lot of molds in children’s autism therapy. Chief Technology officer and...

This Wednesday evening at the Hilton Anatole, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) will present the State of Entrepreneurship (SOE) Address to hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, corporate representatives, and countless others involved in our ecosystem. As the event announcement mentions, an entrepreneur's journey is full of...

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 and will bring those to you...

Launching its fifth program year and seed investment fund after seeing breakout success in its 2015 startups, REVTECH is accepting applications for its 2016 program. The accelerator’s focus area revolves around tech and product innovation for the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, with an emphasis on...

Last night was the final Dallas New Tech of 2015. It's been an incredible year and we can't wait to see everyone again for DNT on Tuesday, January 5th. In the meantime, check out the recap from last night and stay tuned for full presentations...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP82-2MdAP0 by Marlene Den Bleyker Describing local tourism as a sweaty bus full of people, Omeed Shams and Andrew Brown, co‐founders of Kwest, propose a whole new twist to exploring a city to the audience at Dallas New Tech in October. Shams said, ”Kwest is a brand new and...

I don't like shopping—rather, I don't like the process or experience: the driving, the parking, the uninspired collections of clothes, the 19 year old salesgirl who reminds me of my ever-fading youth—it's all quite unpleasant. In my dreams, stores only feature carefully-curated items, play music that makes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeguDCjjGI by Teryn O'Brien At this very moment, 850,000 people are celebrating their birthday in the United States. Nacho Birthday is an online crowdfunding platform intended to tap into the celebration of birthdays. Ryan Ogbeide, Founder of Nacho Birthday, presented at Dallas New Tech. “Birthdays are the biggest...

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 and will bring those to you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev2KJ8sXypc by Marlene Den Bleyker Engaging the customer through email can be a frustrating experience for many organizations. Maintaining large databases containing email addresses is a daunting task due to the accuracy and availability of the email address. Daniel Stevens, founder of Kickbox, an email verification service, explained...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQRwCqnsZA by Teryn O'Brien Imagine you’re away from home, and you’re getting calls from your home security company about an activated alarm, and you can’t do anything about it. It’s with this scenario that Omar Barlas, Founder of SensorSphere, opened up his presentation at Dallas New Tech. SensorSphere’s...

One of the themes for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 (GEW) is youth entrepreneurship. Below is a personal essay written by Gautam Bhargava on his experience as a youth entrepreneur.   --------- *Disclosure: I recently put together SATUS, a program oriented towards youth entrepreneurs. The following post is...

Tonight, NEED Edition is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and the Downtown Dallas-based startup has plenty to celebrate. In the two short years since the fashion brand launched, they've seen incredible success, expanded their team, and launched a second brand, Foremost Edition. And today, they are launching...

Inc.com recently posted a story about Dallas' return to an entrepreneurial hub. If you've been involved in the startup community at all, you can tell that something cool is happening here but our excitement for the scene sometimes falls on deaf ears to those outside...

The third installment of IgniteDFW takes place on January 26, 2016 and applications are now open for speaker submissions. What is IgniteDFW? Enlighten us, but to make it quick. IgniteDFW is a fast-paced speaker series where folks from a variety of backgrounds from all over the metroplex nerd...

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 and will bring those to you...

Startup Hustle showcases leaders in technology, startups, and entrepreneurship across North Texas. Not your typical news story, this weekly series gives an inside look at the personalities of the diverse and multi-faceted people who make the DFW startup community so special. Be sure to check in...

Please join us November 3rd, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in wonderful Downtown Dallas for Dallas New Tech! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas/Fort Work area with you, the community. This...

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 and will bring those to you...