[Disclosure: Roger Wilco Agency is a Launch DFW preferred vendor. Cody Marx Bailey and David Fares architected and executed the current version of Launch DFW.] If you've ever snagged a deal on Groupon, you've walked through the process of making a purchase and then putting that value towards...

Linux Academy, a Fort Worth-based company, just launched a Community Edition that will now be available for free. Previously, only members were allowed to access the online training academy. Now, those that sign up can access all the features in order to get certified and ultimately hired. By...

Modern Message is a Dallas-based SaaS company founded in 2012 that created a unique platform called, “Community Rewards." They announced on Facebook Live their new branding and program design for Community Rewards, which is set to release in 2017. This redesign is strategized to push Community Rewards beyond a...

RideConnect is a downloadable app for Android and iOS devices that professional drivers, students, universities, events, and others can use as their ride-sharing platform. Santosh Krishnan is the founder and CEO of RideConnect, and presented at Dallas New Tech this past week. Krishnan explained that the problem with...

At Dallas New Tech, Jerry King presented on the company he founded called Primal Sensors. Primal Sensors is a construction operations platform that provides clients with the current location of their job site resources. The idea of a proactive location awareness platform came to King when he was...

Abu Sadeq is the founder and CEO of Zartech, a Dallas-based cyber threat and cybersecurity advisory firm. Sadeq has over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, including positions at global companies as chief information officer and chief information security officer. The problem Zartech is trying...

Matt Holland is the CEO and co-founder of KnKtd (pronounced connected) Behavioral Health. He presented at BigDNT and explained that there is a problem that most of us don't ever talk about, but is increasing every year. "88 million people in the United States struggle with mental...

The independent pop-up shop Unbranded is back in time for the holiday shopping. Unbranded is the brainchild of Bryan Deluca, CEO of Foot Cardigan, and Matt Alexander, CEO of Q Fifty One Digital. The event has now become a successful annual tradition that has Independent vendors...

Epic Orchestra. Hopefully you have some hours to put aside today, because you have an orchestra to lead. Epic Orchestra was developed by Nick Culbertson at NōD Coworking in North Dallas. The app is a swipe-based rhythm game, where you're conducting an orchestra. As you work through the...

ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name goes beyond the number 500...

Ivie & Associates, a marketing solutions company headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, has acquired BuzzShift, a digital strategy agency based in Dallas, Texas. Buzzshift is a Google Premier Partner, which means that they've passed exams and earned certificates to earn their partner badge with Google. Companies...

Traxo, a leader in traveler data aggregation has released their newest comprehensive suite of travel data aggregation tools named the "Traxo CAPTURE." The Traxo CAPTURE utilizes email inbox scanning with existing data aggregation services to capture detailed information for partners, such as a customers’ booked travel plans,...

Yahoo Finance reported that it's been a record-breaking third quarter for investors and startup companies in the Dallas area. In total, these companies received over $274 M of venture capital. This breaks previous quarterly records for both 2015 and 2016. Good news for local area...

In today's society, social media is a powerhouse and includes a vast majority of apps to post and view news and social posts. While some post on only a few apps like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, or Instagram, others utilize all of these outlets and more....

Sunny Nadolsky is the CEO and founder of MediBookr and presented at Dallas New Tech last week. MediBookr is an online marketplace for medical imaging such as CT scans and MRIs for both patients and medical imaging centers. On the patient side, they are trying to solve the problem...

In a press release, CalcuQuote was honored to be named part of the Techweek100 for Techweek Dallas. CalcuQuote provides electronics manufacturing service (EMS) quote management systems. They have integrated with big component suppliers and utilize custom labor profiles, to create a sophisticated request for quote (RFQ) process. Their platform...

At last week's Dallas New Tech, Cristiano Oliviera, the CEO of Olivia.ai, presented. Oliviera opened by explaining that his company solves the problem that is the #1 cause of distress for 75% of adults in America: money. For the millions of adults living in America, Oliviera explained that: ...

The Dallas Business Journal recently reported that a new accelerator and investment hub called the "Blue Star Accelerator" will be launched at The Star, the world headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys located in Frisco, Texas. The Blue Star Accelerator will help early stage businesses in the technology,...

The Frisco-based company Touch Titans just launched their new app that uses the iPhone camera to gamify fitness. Gamification applies game mechanics and design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Typically, it incorporates the user's desire to achieve success, in order to continue participation. Touch Titan's new app...

Joshua Kidd presented on behalf of the Arlington-based company he founded, Infusion Payment Technologies. The six-year-old FinTech (financial technology) Firm processes payments and offers mobile solutions. They service manufacturers, distributors, retailers, healthcare companies, and multi-location franchises both in the DFW area and nationally. Kidd explained that one of the...

Yahoo Finance recently announced that Brainspace has reached a partnership agreement and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT). The result of this strategic alliance will accelerate the market presence of Brainspace in analytics for digital investigations. By supporting Brainspace's technology, IQT also ensures that operational requirements declared by the...

Robert Sabella and Deepak Jain are the co-founders of Swych, a mobile gifting company that has revolutionized the concept of sharing gifts with other people. Sabella began by posing the question: "How many of you have gotten a gift card that you've never used? Or you get it, and you're like,...

Following Cole Oliver's presentation on CHDR financial at Dallas New Tech, Craig Fuller, presented about the Dallas-based company, Transvix. Transvix is one of the largest private technology investors in North America, where Fuller serves as the CEO. Fuller explained that Transvix is building a futures exchange and derivatives market. Their goal is to convert...

At this past week's Dallas New Tech, a monthly showcase event for new companies and technologies, Cole Oliver presented over his company, CHDR financial (pronounced "cheddar"). He explained their three fundamentals: The CHDR app Saving with friends The savings radar As the founder and CEO of CHDR financial, Oliver...

GeekWire, a national technology news site recently posted an article about a Dallas-based startup called Starliink, that launched their exciting new iOS app on Thursday. The app allows users to speak with celebrities, athletes, and favorite influencers - for a price. The app has a simple 3-step plan,...

Recently, Innovate! and Celebrate's global conference was held on September 20th through the 22nd in Silicon Valley. The 3-day conference allowed attendees, such as industry leaders, startup founders, and investors, to expand their programming and networking opportunities. There, attendees could also meet the newest tech startup companies and...

Circuits Assembly, a website featuring the latest news, features, and products in the technology world, recently posted a press release describing Future Electronics new partnership with CalcuQuote. Future Electronics was founded in 1968 and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. They also have 169 locations in 42 countries,...

Venture Beat, a company dedicated to bringing news, events, groundbreaking research, and the newest tech innovations recently posted about TGI Fridays' brand new chat platform powered by Conversable. Newly launched, these interactive bots will allow customers to interact with the bots to find a restaurant location, and (depending on...

LAUNCHPAD CITY is Frisco's thriving new professional services building, located at 2595 Dallas Parkway. While many spaces are solely co-working spaces, LAUNCHPAD CITY has a broader list of offerings. They provide a co-working space, school, playground, construction, and money programs to provide growth and educational opportunities. LAUNCHPAD CITY explained...

Recently, Swych announced in a press release that they will be presenting their popular mobile app, and a sneak peek of their new GiftBot platform at FinovateFall 2016 in September. Swych was co-founded by entrepreneurs Deepak Jain, and Robert Sabella. They presented Swych's mobile gifting technology on Thursday,...

DMagazine recently reported that Fort Worth startup TransVix received a two million dollar vote of confidence from Hunt Technology Ventures. The Dallas-based company is one of the largest private technology investors in North America. The funding is led by David Hunt, the founder and managing partner...

TangoTab's mission is simple - every time you eat, they eat. Anyone with a smart phone can download their app for free, and search for a restaurant. Once one has been chosen, simply click "Count Me In" on the app when you arrive, and then click "TangoTab It." TangoTab then...

Molly Cain was sitting in her favorite, secluded spot in a restaurant when two women sat down within earshot. Much as she tried being respectful and to focus on her work, she couldn't help but listen in on the conversation between a mother and daughter. Over their...

John South has over 25 years experience in internet marketing, technology, and business improvement. He's the President of global operations for GPO, a digital marketing agency, and Partner to Venture451, where he mentors, consults, and invests in startups. Based on his extensive years of experience, South wrote...

Patrick Seaman has been a mentor, advisor, and consultant for startups for 12 years. He's been involved with startups focused on software, media productions, and e-commerce, to name just a few. He created a presentation called, "Attracting Talent to Startups," which addressed the startup community with his advice on its'...

Xclaim is led by Brian Maupin, who serves as CEO, and Joshua Ellinger, who serves as CTO. Xclaim delivers one-click integration of location-based advertising and push notifications into existing ad campaigns. Their solution is able to reach both prospects and customers without additional app development and...

Tim Girgis spoke on the topic, "Dignity for All." Though spending most of his life in Dallas, he previously spent a year and a half working at non-profits focusing on community development and orphan care initiatives in Haiti. There, he learned that every person needs...

Justin Nygren presented on the state of social enterprise in north Texas. He who is Co-Owner and Relational Architect of The Grove in Dallas, which is a coworking space for small to medium-sized businesses, social innovators/entrepreneurs, and creative freelancers. They provide technical amenities as well as an inspiring environment for...

Arlo Gilbert, CEO of Baby Vida in Austin, Texas recently shared a Facebook post detailing his thoughts on providing alcohol at technology events for the Austin startup community. Gilbert previously spent over nine years in the DFW area before moving to Austin.  His work experience...

Taylor Ready is the Director of Digital Marketing and Sales at Symbology Clothing. Symbology is an ethical clothing company that combines handmade artisan textiles with current fashionable designs to create apparel and accessories with a global connection. Ready is passionate about social change and presented...

NōD Co-working, (pronounced "node") was founded by Chirag Gupta, and is based at 17290 Preston Road in Dallas. They will be expanding by an additional 7,500 square feet at their current location, where they occupy three floors. The expansion will include eight new private offices on the second floor,...

Jackpot Rising, is a Dallas startup founded by William Webb, who grew up in University Park and graduated from SMU. His previous work was in private equity, before launching Jackpot Rising. Recently, the startup gained $3 million in funding from a Dallas venture firm that wished to remain private. Webb...

Texas, the second largest state, in the heart of the south holds the Dallas-Fort Worth metro. Where Fort Worth holds the history of the old south, and Dallas contains a hub of city-slickers, this area is where companies should not only start their business, grow...

Teakwood Capital announced on July 12th that they have invested in iiPay, the world's leading cloud-based payroll services company that delivers global and instant access to all payroll data. Teakwood Capital plans to grow iiPay's capital and further enhance their operational infrastructure. The investment will aid iiPay's global reporting...

Pizza Hut, the largest pizza company in the world, that has $13.4 billion in annual sales, and more than 15,605 stores across the world, just announced the launch of an innovative program called, "chatbot." Chatbot allows customers with Pizza Hut accounts to create orders through Facebook Messenger and...

As of July 11th, Nancy J. Hong became the director of student programs at Texas Women's University's center for women in business, a.k.a "TWU's Hub." The Hub seeks to help women succeed in creating and running their own businesses. Hong will be working alongside Tina Mims, the executive...