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VentureSpur Pitch Day Announced

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Mark your calendars for October 29! VentureSpur Pitch Day is coming up and promises to be an awesome event! Pitch Day is the culmination of the 2014 VentureSpur program, which is currently housed at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. “Pitch Day will feature investment and product pitches from our six early-stage technology companies who have completed the 12-week VentureSpur acceleration program. This year’s startups are focused in technology for the restaurant, retail…

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October Dallas New Tech: Announcing a New Venue and Our Amazing Presenters!

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We are just plain GIDDY about the upcoming Dallas New Tech coming up in just three weeks — not only do we have some amazing presenters for you this month (as always), but we’ll be at a new venue! Join us on October 7 at the Venue at 400 North Ervay. We’ll be on the rooftop and can’t wait! The Venue promises to be a perfect location — we’re looking…

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Dallas Fort Work is Moving Downtown!

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Dallas Fort Work, a coworking community in North Dallas, will be joining in the downtown fun come this November. “The pioneers of Downtown’s revitalization at 211 N. Ervay continue to expand their innovative concept at Alto 211 with the addition of Fort Work as their latest tenant,” stated today’s announcement from Dallas Fort Work (DFW). DFW will be setting up shop at 211 N. Ervay, joining the Tech Wildcatters and Health Wildcatters…

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Scholarships Available for Coding Classes with The Codex

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We were excited to learn about The Codex recently, in an announcement from the Tech Wildcatters last month. The Codex is a code school for the Dallas community, dedicated to “help educate, inform, and develop individuals who are fascinated with a possible career in technology.” The first introductory class, “Website Basics,” is scheduled for September 23rd and will focus on HTML/CSS basics. The Codex announced yesterday that there are now…

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Dallas-based tripBAM Wins at the Innovate 2014 Conference

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tripBam is a hotel shopping service used by corporations, hotels, travel agencies and travelers based in Dallas. They won the Business Travel Supplier Innovation Award at The Business Travel News Group’s inaugural Innovate Conference in New York last week. “It’s an honor to win this award, particularly given the impressive display of technology at the Innovate Conference,” said Steve Reynolds, founder and CEO of tripBAM, in a press release. A…

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Plano-based FieldAware Announces $24M Funding Round

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FieldAware, a company that provides mobile solutions and tools for field service organizations, announced that they’ve raised $24 million in funding. “WestSummit’s new co-managed fund, Summit Bridge Capital, led the round with support from Silicon Valley Bank and existing investors OpenView Venture Partners, Atlantic Bridge Partners and Oyster Capital Partners who fully participated in the financing,” states today’s press release. David Lam, Managing Director at WestSummit, stated that, “Field service…

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The DEC and American Airlines Launch Business Extra Partnership

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and American Airlines have partnered up to provide the DEC startups and entrepreneurs with Business Extra points. American Airlines has provided entrepreneurs with programs and opportunities for travel, through its Innovators Initiative. “We’re excited about the opportunity to build loyalty for American Airlines through the Business Extra program,” said Trey Bowles, cofounder and CEO at the DEC. “We also hope that other Dallas-based corporations will provide the…

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Crowdfunding Platform MassCatalyst Exhibiting at TechCrunch

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MassCatalyst is representing Dallas at TechCrunch Disrupt this week with their new crowdfunding platform. “Unlike traditional crowdfunding platforms, MassCatalyst operates as an auction for investors,” states a company release. “Think of them as the eBay of business funding.” Crowdfunding has been largely successful, providing companies with the opportunity to reach wider audiences to help them fund ideas and products. “Donation-based platforms like Kickstarter have flexed the powerful muscles of crowdfunding…

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Dallas-based Vinli Launches at TechCrunch Disrupt

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Vinli is a connected-car platform, and they’re launching TODAY at TechCrunch Disrupt. “Vinli is a game changer because we have created the  first open-platform for developers that works on over 700 million vehicles around the world. It can make a car manufactured in 1996 smarter than a car manufactured in 2014,” said coFounder and CEO Mark Haidar. Vinli is based in Dallas, and is currently incubated at Dialexa Labs. Vinli is a…

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Dallas Named One of the Top in Tech

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Dallas ranked third in the nation in a recent report from JLL on the state of technology-related jobs. Steve Brown with the Dallas Morning News reported that “only California’s Silicon Valley and the Boston area have more high-tech workers” than the Dallas area. “Continued high-tech growth is forecast due to Dallas’ low cost of doing business, aggressive company recruiting efforts, low cost of living compared to many high-tech markets, and…