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Don’t Mess with Taxes: Square Payroll Saves Time and Money for Local Business Owners

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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 week manually writing checks and tracking his employees’ schedules and pay. To make things a little easier for Kessler Baking Studio and Texas’ 390,000 small businesses, Square, the mobile-payment giant, launched Square…


UT Dallas 2015 Business Idea Competition Final Pitch Event—How did they do?

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I was running a little late to the 2015 Business Idea Competition Final Pitch Event at UT Dallas –traffic was much heavier than expected for a Friday morning. Ironically, I met Jurgen Arts (VP and CFO Region North America for Ericsson) – the man presenting the awards – on the shuttle to the Arts and Technology Building. Small world! We chatted about what brought us there. It was obvious why…


Join us for Dallas New Tech—The Holiday Edition at Lofty Spaces

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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 lineup and get your tickets below! Buy Tickets Here. MassVenture is a leader in crowdfunding for retail (non-accredited) investors in Texas and Colorado. Based out of the Collide Village…

10 august 2015

Announcing: the Launch DFW Internship Program

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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 hear from you. Check out the information and opportunities below and shoot us an email with your best pitch on why you should be part of the team. The Launch…


Mark Cuban, Dallas’ Favorite Tech Billionaire Has Words For You

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Mark Cuban, everyone’s favorite Dallas based tech billionaire, host of ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” and owner of the Dallas Mavericks has some words of wisdom for you, dear entrepreneur. When you’re serious you’ll know. Everyone will know, says Cuban: “You know without any doubt in your mind, you know your industry better than anybody. You’re not really taking a risk. You’ll know when the time is, and you’ll go.”…


Dallas Based Match Group Debuts on NASDAQ as MTCH, Raises $400 Million

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Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) debuted yesterday at $13.50 per share. It was up 20% by noon local time. Match Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of dating products with a portfolio of more than 45 brands including Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder, OurTime, and BlackPeopleMeet. A unit of billionaire Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, Match Group’s global headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. This is the most recent feature in a growing…

Motive Pitch Day

Motive Pitch Day – Live Coverage

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Coverage begins at 5PM Central. Updates will happen automatically. There is no need to refresh the page. See you in a few hours!


WFAA’s SHAPING:DFW – Unexpected Entreprenurial Inspiration

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Some friends of ours were featured in a special web series, called SHAPING:DFW, a partnership between WFAA and Cadillac. The concept of the show is to document successful entrepreneurial journeys and leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The ladies of Tech Wildcatters were the latest to be featured. Powered by an all female management team, Tech Wildcatters is seed stage accelerator with a B2B focus. They’re based in downtown Dallas,…


The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

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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 representative of what a collaborative ecosystem does—just on a much bigger scale,” Trey Bowles, Co-Founder and CEO of The DEC said. “Not only are we a part of what’s…


Health Wildcatters Pitch Day – Live Coverage

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Today is the day… Health Wildcatters is a Dallas healthcare startup accelerator which focuses on early stage healthcare startups that come from a variety of niches. This is a live blog of pitch day!