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LAUNCH DFW’s Favorite Songs About Tech

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Whether you’re into 80’s punk or EDM, there’s a lot of great music out there. I consider myself to have a pretty broad range of musical interests, and it occurred to me the other day that there are a good number of songs (across all genres) that mention technology. It makes sense — we are all tech users, in some capacity. So singing about it is only natural. Let’s get on…

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Tomorrow is the last day for Early Bird Tickets for #BigDNT!

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We’re celebrating ONE YEAR of Dallas New Tech at City Hall on November 4th, and we’d love to spend that evening with YOU. You can still get Early Bird ticket pricing until TOMORROW — get those tickets here. We’re going to have a great lineup that evening, showcasing the NTX Apps Challenge Winners, along with four great startups: Breathaleyes BreathalEyes offers customers rapid, accurate, secure, and inexpensive blood alcohol readings…

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Fort Worth Medical Tech Company Partners with Olympic Champ Michael Johnson

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MedHab, LLC, a medical tech company in Forth Worth, announced today that they are partnering with world record holder, Michael Johnson, and his organization, Michael Johnson Performance, Inc., to develop further enhancements of MedHab’s training device, RPM². “We’re delighted to have the expert insights available from Michael and the MJP team, as we aim to improve our novel device designed to help athletes achieve peak performance and potentially avoid injuries related…

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One Week Left to Vote on The DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Contest!

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The 10 companies selected as finalists for The DEC and Comerica’s $50,000 Business Pitch Contest will vie for the final four spots to pitch on November 20. To narrow down the finalists, the community has the opportunity to vote for their favorite company. You can participate by voting here. Polls close on October 31! Check out the 10 companies below!  

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Free Small Business Legal Clinic TOMORROW

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The Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Activities Committee and Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources (Texas C-BAR) are providing a FREE small business legal clinic at the Belo Mansion tomorrow afternoon! “Volunteer attorneys will be available for one-on-one consultation sessions to cover topics important to small businesses, such as entity formation, general liability, contracts, employment procedure, negotiation, patents and trademarks, and more,” states a public release. The clinic is funded…

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Rise: Launching Better Travel in Dallas

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Think back to the last time that you flew on commercial airlines. It’s not usually something that people, especially those who travel frequently, look back on with fondness. Earlier this year, airline passengers were surveyed about their experience with airline travel and the concerns that they had around flying. When asked about the situations that worried them the most before their flight, the most reported anxieties were around on-time departure, getting…

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Online marketplace, Quantifye, is changing how businesses hire consultants

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When you think of management consulting, you probably think of an expensive way to have someone tell you that you’re running your business into the ground. For large corporations with deep pockets, this may not be an issue. For small businesses, the idea of management consulting might be too costly to ever prove valuable. Texas native Shams Juma wants to challenge the traditional consulting model. Juma is the founder and…

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LEVELING UP: Celebrating One Year of Big DNT

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One year ago, Michael Sitarzewski brought the concept of the New Tech event to LAUNCH DFW. Dallas’ own “Shark Tank” has grown since then, from about 80 attendees to nearly 300 startup enthusiasts — but still keeping the same program structure. Every first Tuesday, six companies get the opportunity to present their idea and product to the Dallas tech community. The program is modeled after the Boulder New Tech Meetup, which draws…

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Dallas Startups to be Represented at Net Neutrality Forum at A&M

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Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced the panelists for the October 21 forum on Internet regulation he is holding in College Station, Texas. Stewart Youngblood, Dallas startup champion, will represent the Dallas Entrepreneur Center on the panel this Tuesday. “I’m very excited. This is the first panel to be held outside of the DC area, and it’s a really important discussion, especially for our startup community,” said Youngblood. Commissioner Pai…

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SafeNight: Providing Shelter to Victims in Need

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Domestic violence is pervasive in communities across America, affecting hundreds of thousands of women, children, and men each year. Over 1,000 cases are reported from households in Dallas alone each day. Many of the afflicted are given sanctuary through the constant efforts of family violence agencies and similar organizations; however, all too frequently the number of victims exceeds the number of beds available. This is where the team behind SafeNight…