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RollKall, a platform for managing and scheduling off-duty security officers, closed a $1.5 million Seed round investment led by Founder Equity Fund and The Athos Group. Founder Equity Fund, a venture studio with offices in Chicago and Dallas, looks for opportunities

In an environment where many are decrying the death of brick and mortar storefronts, Julian Addo is leaning into the in-person shopping experience. “It [opening a store] is only risky if there is no experiential element,” Addo said. “People want an

Independent spots for entrepreneurs and startups Let’s get one thing straight; Texas hospitality is special and unique, which explains why so many businesses are being established in this state. The "can do" and "how can I help you succeed" ecosystem allow

Fetch, the first off-site package solution for apartment buildings, recently announced $3 million in Seed funding, led by Silverton Partners.  With the financing, Kip McClanahan of Silverton will join Fetch's Board of Directors. Fetch was founded in 2016 in Dallas and has

Outside of binge-watching Law & Order, it's safe to say many of us are not well-versed in legal jargon. You may be someone who knows the difference between a defendant and a plaintiff, but what about the difference between an NDA

Freelancers Union is a national non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY that promotes the interest of independent workers through advocacy, education, and by providing resources. The community aspect of Freelancers Union is SPARK, which are local monthly meetings hosted the

Some of our favorite pics from We Work's official Fort Worth grand opening last month, courtesy of our events contributor Ashlee Inman.  

Dawn Shannon and Tamara Payne's journey together began years ago at a women's group that Payne ran, which then progressed into a professional relationship with Shannon providing professional coaching and Payne performing marketing tasks. Now the duo has teamed up together

On the first Tuesday of every month, Dallas New Tech brings our community together for connection, collaboration and to encourage new ideas. Special thanks to Chris Alvarado for the photography. Join us on March 6th for the next show.        

To kick off 2018 in a big way, Launch DFW is excited to announce that our offices have moved to a new destination - Industrious Dallas.  Our team has officially settled in to our Arts District office space and are

The past year has brought growth for Common Desk founder Nick Clark. The SMU graduate, who started his career in commercial real estate before transferring his community building and marketing skills to launching Common Desk coworking in 2012, opened his

GoodWork Co-Founder Amy King first learned of co-working spaces nearly a decade ago when she lived in Washington D.C. "I had this choir of angels moment - like a big light bulb moment - that this is my calling," said King.

For many vendors at the Re-Imagine RedBird Pop-Up Market, the blossoming revitalization and investment in the region, spearheaded by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the Red Bird Mall redevelopment team, is bringing much-needed excitement and interest in

Every spring, the city of Dallas convenes for Dallas Startup Week, an unforgettable five days of networking, education and innovative programming. The countdown to one of North Texas' biggest startup events has officially begun. Next year's conference will take place April

If you’re an avid Launch DFW reader, you know that we’re passionate about creating and supporting our local community. So in keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re bringing back a special annual tradition

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

Health Wildcatters' official Pitch Day has finally arrived! The 2017 class have been hard at work perfecting their pitches, developing their brand and business models, and attracting investors. Check-in begins at 2:30pm and the presentations will start at 3pm. Intermission

Since 2009, Launch DFW has been on a mission to create, inspire, and support the future of startups and technology in North Texas. During our nearly decade of covering the DFW tech scene, one thing has never changed - it's

As one of the fastest growing industries in the world, eSports shows no signs of slowing down. With record-breaking viewership and colossal fan engagement at events, North Texas has begun a massive push to attract eSports industry insiders to the

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: ROBOAMP Founder: Roberto Inetti Neighborhood: Rockwall, TX What was the inspiration to start ROBOAMP?  I'm a software engineer. I love to solve problems, design systems, etc. So for me, every time

Power Drop has announced the launch of its state of the art phone charging vending machines inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre. The machines, which sell single-use, recyclable, phone chargers, are located in very high traffic areas and will be supported by manufacturing partner The-Venders. “The

We didn't think it was possible, but the Frisco entrepreneurial community has just gotten even cooler. A new chapter of 1 Million Cups is scheduled to launch on September 13th and Frisco's signature coworking space, LaunchPad City, will serve as the

GetInsured, a market leader in individual health insurance e-commerce, has acquired and its sister brand, Benefit Geek. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers enroll in health insurance through their very own marketplace and through public

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: BLVCK Founder: Eric Townsend Neighborhood: Oak Lawn/ Uptown area What was the inspiration to start BLVCK?  BLVCK started out as a "see a need, fill a need" project. I was talking with some friends

To celebrate the partnership, ALDI and Instacart are offering customers $20 off their first Instacart order with code ALDIDELIVERY until September 30. ALDI announced a partnership this week with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. The pilot program from

Vergent Communications just announced that it has acquired the assets of Opus3 and EllumNet, based in Deep Ellum. "We are excited about the opportunity to leverage the resources of these two dynamic companies. At the top of that list are the

Get Spiffy, Inc., an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, today announced the expansion to Dallas and the addition of over fifty office park partnerships. Spiffy's innovative technology allows clients to schedule, track and pay for car washing and detailing

Dallas New Tech, DFW's longest running monthly showcase event for new technologies and companies, lands in the Dallas Arts District for the first time next month, courtesy of Dallas' newest co-working space, Industrious. On the first Tuesday of every month, Dallas' startup

Digility Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mastek UK Limited, announces plans to move its corporate office to  new headquarters at 15601 Dallas Parkway, Suite 250 in Addison, Texas. This move is a significant milestone in the history of the

Serendipity Labs Coworking announced today that it will be opening its first location in the Dallas Metroplex this November at KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts in the Dallas Arts District. Renowned entrepreneur Craig Hall, the founder and chairman of HALL

$10 million facility to house 300 cybersecurity professionals to drive innovation, education and operations EY announced today that it will soon open an advanced, multi-million-dollar cybersecurity innovation and operations center in Dallas, Texas. The center will be part of EY wavespace™,

What crazy person would try to launch a world-changing business in 54 hours? Building the next big idea is exactly the premise behind Startup Weekend DFW and we're spilling the beans on this one-of-a-kind event. Startup Weekend is the brainchild of Techstars, a

Embedded within a one-day technology, networking, and tradeshow, the CodeLaunch Startup Expo is a unique startup competition that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship. It is one of the few accelerators which doesn’t require a minimally viable product (MVP) for an opportunity

LIFT students Damon Richardson (foreground), and Jesus Santos (center) tested beta versions of the game last spring, providing valuable feedback to Corey Clark, SMU Guildhall Deputy Director for Research (left) and Lisa Hembry, LIFT CEO/president, (right). “Our adult learners face

Scientel Solutions and City of Allen team up to make Allen a smarter place to visit, work, live and play with Internet of Things technology. The City of Allen, Texas has awarded universal system integrator, Scientel Solutions, LLC , a contract

Software-Based Smart Policing Technology Aims to Disrupt Marketplace Utility Associates, Inc. announces a significant investment from Dallas-based Hicks Holdings, LLC, to support the expansion of its BodyWorn™ product and position the company for growth within the first responder industry. BodyWorn is

Coding Dojo, a pioneer in the coding bootcamp space, today announced it will host at least 30 Amazon Alexa skills workshops by the end of 2017 based on curriculum created in collaboration with Amazon. During the workshops, Coding Dojo plans

Modern Message, the creator of multifamily resident engagement platform Community Rewards, today announced that it has raised approximately $2 million in Series A funding. The Series A funding round was led by AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) and comes on the

Invitae Corporation , one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, has acquired Ommdom Inc., which develops healthcare software, including CancerGene Connect, one of the most efficient, end-to-end platforms available for collecting and managing genetic family histories. The technology behind

Ready to take your business to the next level? Salesforce has you covered with a very cool event that makes a big splash in downtown Dallas next week. Whether your business has two or 200 employees, join Launch DFW and an

20 slides. 5 minutes. One unforgettable night. About seven years ago, I nervously graced the Granada Theater stage as I prepared to present at the very first Ignite Dallas. I would have never guessed that a talk about Ike and Tina

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

Upventur is an exciting new social start up that has just signed a lease for the final open spot at the Railyard in Denton, next to Stoke's Coworking and Entrepreneur Center, as reported on by Jenna Duncon of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Recently there was a Blockchain Forum which offered a unique opportunity for an investor panel to offer their thoughts and insights on the topic of Beyond Bitcoin. The panel included Meltem Demirors, from Digital Currency Group, Lowell Ness, managing partner of

Brainspace has announced that their acquisition has closed and is now operating as part of Cyxtera Technologies.  Cyxtera CEO, Manny Medina, was pleased to announce on May 2, 2017, in his first blog as CEO, the successful acquisition and his excitement

The Dallas Fort Worth region has been a hotbed of growth in the healthcare tech industry, and BroadJump is another gleaming example of just how hot this sector is, and how much the sector is growing, and will continue 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

Businesses, particularly start ups, do not always take the most linear path to the creation of their success.  Matthew S. Lewis, of CommonEdits, is no exception. On March 1, 2016 he appeared at Dallas New Tech to highlight his open

Dropoff is the Austin-based modern-day solution to the age-old problem of needing to quickly deliver packages or documents to customers and clients.  Recognizing that the courier industry had largely remained unchanged, and has not been employing technology in any meaningful way,

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