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Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she's not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.

Please join us next Tuesday, March 1 at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the latest edition of Dallas New Tech! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

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

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

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, will host the second annual Dallas Festival of Ideas February 19-20 at Fair Park. The free event, made possible by Bank of America, will focus on

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. Planning for Dallas Startup Week 2016 (DSW16) is well underway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPKtZZh1qG8 by Marlene De Bleyker As co-founder of Emporium Pies opened a pie shop, Megan Wilkes felt as if she fulfilled a dream. However, she soon discovered that with every dream comes reality to slap you in the face. The two “buzz kills”

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

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,

The Iron Yard has announced the opening of a new campus in Dallas. Starting in March, the Dallas campus will offer courses in Front-End Engineering and Back-End Engineering in an immersive, 12-week format designed to prepare students to enter the workforce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv0pORTkCTg Marlene Den Bleyker Showman is an interactive signage company that puts the power of advertising in the hands of the company. According to Tucker McCormack, chief operating officer of the company, the service’s digital sign feature is easy to use and

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBBa8oNW7Lg by Marlene Den Bleyker LaByron Thomas, Navy Veteran, Producer and Entrepreneur spoke at Ignite DFW 3 about some of the ways his company is giving back to the community through capturing philanthropic events and sharing them with supporters. Beginning his career as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEhYbbL9DHU by Marlene Den Bleyker Theatre Profile is designed to keep theater lovers in the loop, as to where the action is happening. According to Gordon Kelly, founder and chief executive officer of Theatre Profile, the theater industry is segmented and in

By Marlene Den Bleyker In 2004, Ade Hazley spent his Christmas selling drugs. Looking around at his situation, it dawned on him that he had a pocket full of money, and two options ahead, die or dream. Hazley, said, “I chose

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

by Taryn O’Brien http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfQ1JrM0Azw Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro can expose the darkest places of the human heart, according to Amber Curry Gracia, Founder and Principal of Cinco Strategy Group. She grew up with an uncompromising sense of independence and learned to be quite

Dallas New Tech (DNT) is a monthly showcase of emerging startups across the DFW metroplex. If you aren't familiar with the format, startups get five minutes—and five minutes only, to pitch their company. That pitch is followed by a five

Around the United States at any given time, thousands of companies are raising capital; some of those funds fuel growth and expansion and while other resources are earmarked for acquisitions and mergers. New sources of funding certainly can jumpstart next

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the latest edition of Dallas New Tech! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas-Fort Worth

A new year means new events and whether you’re a “Type A” planner who leaves no room for error or you’re more prone to go with the flow, you want to make sure that everything goes well in the end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grC3bWeS2xs By Marlene Den Bleyker Heavy lifting without the hernia: There’s an app for that If you have ever gone to one of those big box stores and bought something only to realize it’s not fitting in your car, PICKUP, LLC is for

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

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

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

What do entrepreneurs Russell Simmons, Arianna Huffington, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff have in common? Besides their obvious business acumen, these entrepreneurs and media moguls all count meditation as a key to their success and well being. Every year millions

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

Dallas, TX (January 4th, 2016)​­—Vinli, Inc., a connected car platform, today announced the beginning of the end of the fragmentation between competing connected home and connected car systems. Built on the Vinli platform, Vinli Home Connect brings compatible connected home

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

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

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

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

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

Edward Allegra, a Southern Methodist University (SMU) student, became the proud winner of the Dallas qualifying competition for the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA), a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). To qualify for this award, Allegra had to be an

Earlier this month we profiled Mass Venture, a platform that provides real investment opportunities ranging from $500 to $5,000 for non-accredited investors. Mass Venture capitalizes on the recent changes to state laws that now allow Texas residents to invest in Texas

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgIvaig3A2U by Marlene Den Bleyker The healthcare industry is turning to new technology to reduce costs and improve patient care. In tandem, the insurance industry is seeking to reduce and increasing the amount of C‐sections performed due to the five‐billion dollars in

Dallas-based health-tech startup, Mend, today announced that it is now an official affiliate of Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health). The deal is the first of its kind in the country, where a legacy academic health system has strategically

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

Last night, more than 800 entrepreneurs, investors, tech nerds, and startup evangelists took over a ballroom at the Hilton Anatole to celebrate the State of Entrepreneurship. Trey Bowles, CEO and Co-Founder of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC), Jonathan Clarke,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z1u0bzhUI0 by R. Danes The sports and fitness industry suffers a similar problem as the restaurant industry. Many people who start these business have a passion ­­be it for Pad Thai or spinning classes ­­but lack the know-how to run a business

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

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJzhI6M3p_g R. Danes One size does not fit all when it it comes to healthy living assistance, said Maria Del Carmen Uceda, CEO of a new health and wellness platform. The Vidas Sanas Healthy Lives platform aims to relieve the cost of

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofTAcKRgsw by Marlene Den Bleyker How much do you charge to manufacture a circuit board? Ask Chintan Sutaria, founder of CalcuQuote, who has developed a software program that helps electronic contract manufacturers improve the speed and accuracy of their quote process. “We help

According to a story in Tampa Bay Business Journal, "Strategic Property Partners has struck a deal with a Dallas-based company that uses mobile technology to manage parking in its district in downtown Tampa." That Dallas-based company is none other than Parkhub, a

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

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

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

In the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, Clyde Greenhouse of Kessler Baking Studio bakes up delicious local treats like habanero brownies, hot chocolate cookies, and Oak Cliff Ranger cookies for his hungry customers. But he also spent hours every

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFiauxeHdgc by Teryn O'Brien Most often, people have to wait weeks or months to see a medical specialist, even with dire needs to address. “This is a real issue that’s affecting millions of Americans,” said Cobby Amoah, Founder and CEO of Obaa,

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1st, at Lofty Spaces for Dallas New Tech—Holiday Edition! 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 out the

Launch DFW is currently searching for a few stellar individuals to join our team as interns this coming Spring and Summer. If you want to kick off 2016 with a killer internship at a rapidly growing media startup, we want to

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

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,

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

Below is a blog post submitted by James Loomstein, Managing Partner, Rogue Marketing Startup life is always a roller-coaster ride. Even when the planets align, execution is flawless, and customer acquisition is through the roof, you’ll likely feel you’re perched atop an

With thousands of events taking place across the globe for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), it should come as no surprise that The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) would seize the opportunity to participate in this international conversation. "Global Entrepreneurship week is

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

This week marks Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)— a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. While there's never a shortage of events to take part in

Dallas soon will celebrate its two-year anniversary of hosting 1 Million Cups, a weekly program to help educate, engage and connect local entrepreneurs. Innovators, investors and other interested community members are invited to attend the second anniversary of 1 Million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Term sheets can have lasting and serious effects on any startup. Startup founders are often blinded by the possibility of funding and don't fully understand how much of their company they are giving away, in terms of both equity and control. This

Last year we introduced Take Command Health, a Dallas-based web platform that helps consumers make better, more informed decisions when it comes to selecting a health insurance plan. Today, Take Command Health, has announced the release of its enhanced online tool

The North Texas Enterprise Center, or NTEC, provides a total of $117,087,392 of economic output into North Texas according to a regional impact study released by Collin College. In the five north Texas counties (i.e., Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall and

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

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