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Speed Mentoring: A Dallas Startup Week Exclusive with Tech Wildcatters and LAUNCH DFW

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Our startup community is absolutely thriving, and I don’t know about YOU GUYS, but with Dallas Startup Week just days away, we’re going to see even more energy and momentum — just hang on for the ride. We’re super thrilled to announce that Tech Wildcatters and LAUNCH DFW are partnering up to present Speed Mentoring sessions to the community — a Dallas Startup Week exclusive!! Schedule your time NOW (yeah,…

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DriverUp Launches Online Auto Financing Marketplace for Investors

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DriverUp is the first online marketplace for automotive financing, and their launch was announced earlier this week. DriverUp gives accredited investors the opportunity to “enter the $379 billion auto lending industry and provide dealers with an expedited, streamlined credit process,” according to the press release. DriverUp is the exclusive brand of Sierra Auto Finance, an auto finance company with $50 million in Series A financing, led by Emerald Development Managers and RRE Ventures….

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Investors and Startup Enthusiasts Celebrate the Dallas Startup Community at Collide Village Pitch Day

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Despite the less-than-enjoyable weather this week, dozens of investors, entrepreneurs, and startup enthusiasts met in Addison for the Collide Village Accelerator Program’s (CVAP) Pitch Day on Tuesday, February 24. The four month accelerator consisted of six teams, all from the DFW area, and was an intense program built around customer validation, data-gathering, and lots of homework. All of this culminated in the Pitch Day event, where the teams had an opportunity to…

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Lantern Pharma, a Health Wildcatters alum, secures funding with GPG

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Lantern Pharma, Inc. announced today that their pharmaceutical company has secured an investment of nearly $1 million from Green Park & Golf Ventures (GPG) and other private investors. A 2014 Health Wildcatters graduate, Lantern Pharma has developed a platform with diagnostics and data analytics to identify and treat cancer patients. “Lantern will benefit immensely from the operational, strategic, and financial experience of our seasoned investors,” said Dr. Arun Asaithambi, CEO…

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The Grove and LatinaXchange Celebrate Women and Entrepreneurship throughout the month of March

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Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month at the Grove, starting in March. The Grove will be “leading local efforts this year to highlight social change driven women entrepreneurs within the North Texas region,” according to a recent release. The West End coworking space is partnering with LatinaXchange to host a series of events, including training, networking and discussion panels occurring throughout the month of March. Free coworking will be…

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City Fair at Dallas Startup Week

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Next week is Dallas Startup Week, and the schedule is just FULL of awesome events. Including City Fair, which will be a 4 hour event on Thursday, March 5 of Dallas Startup Week. What is City Fair? “It’s your chance to tell everyone in the startup community why your specific place is THE place to start and grow a business. Maybe you just love living there, maybe you love the…

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Health Wildcatters announces early applications opening this Friday!

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Health Wildcatters announced yesterday that early applications for their 2015 class will open THIS Friday, February 27. The announcement comes as our community prepares for Dallas Startup Week, which starts next Monday, March 2. “We’re excited to open early applications in conjunction with the city’s first Startup Week,” said Hubert Zajicek, CEO of Health Wildcatters. Health Wildcatters will be heavily involved with Dallas Startup Week — several events will feature…

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6 Things to Know about Selling Your Company

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Lots of exciting activity is taking place on the Dallas startup scene right now. The tech and startup communities are thriving. The job market is booming. And Dallas’s very first Startup Week will be held March 2 through 6. If you’re an entrepreneur, investor or someone who is a working professional and haven’t signed up to attend this free event, then you’re making a huge mistake. This event is a…

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Dallas startup, Gurrate, to launch at SXSW

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At our Holiday Dallas New Tech, we had the pleasure of seeing Tiffany Ricks present on the Gurrate app. Gurrate is a mobile app for travelers to sell empty seats in their car share, ride share or taxi, “like StubHub.com, but for travelers seeking affordable ground transportation.” Gurrate was picked as a finalist at the ReleaseIT event at SXSW on March 13, and will be officially launching there. And while they’re in…

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Build Better Apps with UI Magnets

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The app design process is now a hell of a lot easier, thanks to the latest product from Velocis. UI Magnets are a brilliant and simple way of “capturing your app design ideas and working through the early ideation process,” and are now available for purchase! Creative Director Ray Hernandez has worked for years with clients on design development, and ran into the same frustration frequently during that process. “We’re…