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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

CHDR, pronounced cheddar, is a new FinTech company that is setting out to help users, particularly millennials, save and manage their money.  In June CHDR will be releasing a Google Chrome plug-in that looks for savings opportunities for their users. Right now,

In the beginning, there were startups. Then there were startups that sprang up to help other people with ideas build better startups. By the way, many people think the word, "startup" describes only IT businesses, but actually, a startup can be

Whenever we get to pick the brain of a founder behind a super successful company, we have to ask what helped them reach that coveted position that so many are vying for. Why do some mediocre startups do so well,

Developing a new identity midstream isn't always an easy choice. But in the case of the Dallas-based company Imprint, the decision turned out to be a genuine need. It wasn’t performing quite as well as the other concepts falling under the sustainable,

March brings a new month and a new look for Launch DFW. While the revamping is finally finished, there's some catching up to do with posts from February. Launch wants to take this moment to continue the Black History Month

March brings a new month and a new look for Launch DFW. While the revamping is finally finished, there's some catching up to do with posts from February. Launch wants to take this moment to continue the Black History Month

March brings a new month and a new look for Launch DFW. While the revamping is finally finished, there's some catching up to do with posts from February. Launch wants to take this moment to continue the Black History Month

John Backes, the founder of Motive, recently announced on his blog that “Motive is taking a hiatus for 2016.” Read the full blog post here. The Motive program made waves in the Dallas real-estate technology community from the get-go. Prior to

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

Black History Month was created and is observed annually for remembrance and appreciation of notable people and events in the history of descendants of the African diaspora or people of African ancestry. This month gives us a chance to highlight

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

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

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 Tuesday, January 26 at the Texas

Guidrr is a Dallas-based travel startup founded by world traveler and tech entrepreneur, Aassia Haq. The Guidrr app is available in Dallas, Sao Paulo, Florence, Paris and more major travel destinations around the world, and features curated lists of things to do

On Monday, Tech Talent South launches its third class of coding courses. We caught up with their director of community operations, Melissa Nemec to see what they've been up to.   Raquel Vincent: What can students expect from Tech Talent South?  Melisa Nemec:

Today not only marks the beginning of October (and hopefully cooler weather) but it also signals the start of #WEDallas, a month long celebration of women entrepreneurs hosted by The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC). I chatted with Lauren Zeien, VP of

If you're in the Alto 211 building downtown, you might be lucky enough to run into Molly Cain. And despite her height (she still has me beat), you'll pick up on her determination and energy, probably right away. It's infectious, actually,

Lauren Zeien came to Dallas in January 2014 with a handful of contacts and plans to make a big splash. Lauren hails from the north -- Minnesota, to be exact. She was at Loyola for her Bachelors, and spent time in

In case you missed it, LAUNCH DFW founder, Bradley Joyce, had the chance to chat with Cynthia Nevels at Disrupt Radio yesterday. Cynthia met Bradley at an event at (where else?) 211 North Ervay, where LAUNCH DFW is now officially located

Recently Dallas hosted the first ever Lean Startup Machine (LSM) event. For those who aren't familiar with the three-day-intensive workshop, it's been organized in various cities and functions as "a workshop & educational series. [The] focus is on teaching founders a

We're always excited to talk about what LAUNCH DFW is up to and how much we love being a part of the startup community here in North Texas. Today, LAUNCH DFW founder, Bradley Joyce, had the opportunity to speak as a

Dallas is a surprising city. Right when you think you have it “all figured out”, you learn something new, or create surprising connections. But these kinds of epiphanies only occur if you open yourself up to the opportunities that abound

Plano-based startup iLumi hit the big time on ABC's Shark Tank this past Friday night. Founders Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora squared off against the sharks as they pitched their bluetooth-enabled smart lightbulbs, initially asking for $350,000 in exchange for 15% equity

Gestures, a simplified interface app for mobile cameras, eliminates the use of  buttons and alternatively implements touch screen motions. Previously a photographer, Cofounder Sung Kim set out to change the static camera interface for quick access. Frustrated by the overload of

When Jeb Ory describes his startup, 5degrees, it's easy to think it's just another contact management app on the surface. But as you dig deeper, there is something powerful to their approach. While 5degrees is based in Chicago, we caught up

Joel Fontenot is Managing Partner at Trailblazer Capital, the only Texas VC firm to consist solely of entrepreneurs. I met with him recently to get a better idea of what makes VC's tick. We began the discussion talking about the

SocialDish has officially launched since the last story LaunchDFW posted about the startup. I was able to catch up with James Canington of SocialDish to find out how the startup is doing after launch. James tells us about the response. The response

iChair is the creation of Vindi Sedey, who saw a market for an advanced stand + case for Apple devices. The iChair design was inspired by the passion that Apple consumers have for their devices, keeping simplicity and functionality in

Mobile MUM is a subscription-based video streaming service designed to empower both the parents (via parental control) and the kids (who get to select the type of content they view after each video). To a degree, it's a set-and-forget type of

The Dallas Angel Network is a non profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with angel investors. The DAN is run by volunteers and financial professionals interested in investing their own capital and meeting like-minded individuals within the Startup Community. The DAN does not charge

What is now Fig Tree Media, one of 9 teams in the Tech Wildcatters Spring 2011 class of startups, began as something called Mediarella. When co-founder Chris Abrams was talking with a friend he happened upon an

LaunchDFW has always kept in touch with Alex Muse and ShopSavvy. It seemed like it was about time for an update, and coincidentally, ShopSavvy recently made a big announcement about offering an extension of Groupon's services. I caught up with Alex

Leon Campise and Leon Cho founded SparkCrowd a year ago after it became clear that mobile social apps would become a predominant player in the social networking market. Their product, a game called "Name Tag", attempts to

Formally established in June 2002, North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology, Inc. (NTEC) is a Frisco based Incubator/Accelerator focusing on medical devices.  NTEC provides everything early stage Start-ups need to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible—saving these new start-ups hundreds

The third DallasStartup Weekend began last night at Big In Japan with more than 60 attendees coming together to create new Dallas-based businesses over the next two days. LaunchDFW had a chance to speak with Joey Pomerenke, Operations Manager for Startup

After completing business school, Jeff Borden wanted to start a business that wasn't overly complex or difficult to operate. Being a cyclist, he went into the bike parts business, selling products both offline and online. While operating the business, he

Mobestream Media, one of the 5 companies selected for Tech Wildcatters' inaugural class of startups, was born in late 2008 by co-founders Chris Fagan and Ross Bates. Fagan left his consulting job in the corporate world in the midst of the

Brothers Patrick and Walter Hessert are visiting Dallas this weekend in their custom airstream trailer to discover and share the "good news" of the American economy. Their venture, Million Dollar Road Trip, is a yearlong cross-country journey and entrepreneurial excursion that will be

Jeff Iacono is co-founder of CollegeJobConnect.com, one of 5 teams in the inaugural class at Tech Wildcatters, a Dallas-based mentorship-driven microseed fund and startup accelerator. CollegeJobConnect (CJC) grew out of some inefficiencies Iacono noticed while going through undergraduate recruiting as a

I recently had a chance to talk with Rosilyn from Smackages, who is on stage today at Captial Factory for Demo Day.  They'll be live streaming the whole event so feel free to tune in if you're able. Give us the

Last week I got the chance to sit down with Andy Chen and talk about his company, Traxo.com. As the first interview for launchDFW it went awesomely well. Thanks much to Andy for the taking time share what Traxo is