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Rich Aviation Services Wins Fort Worth Business Competition

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Congratulations to Rich Aviation Services (RAS), who won the 2014 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Thursday night at Texas Christian University. The first place prize was worth $6,000 in cash and approximately $34,000 in training, counseling and advertising. Second place went to Boyd Construction Services, and third place went to Janz Hair & Fashion Jewelry Galley. RAS business development manager Paige Oliver said in a release that the “competition helped…

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ilumi’s LED Lightbulb: Now on Sale on Locker Gnome

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The Mark-Cuban-backed product and Dallas-based startup, ilumi, is now available for $79 for a limited time over at Locker Gnome. Earlier this year, ilumi pitched on ABC’s Shark Tank, and Mark Cuban hopped on board. The ilumi team has been growing over the past few months (you can follow along on their blog), and to see their progress has been so exciting! The ilumi lightbulb, if you’re not familiar with it,…

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Startup Jackpot! Opportunities for Dallas Startups in November

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AngelSummit and The DEC are partnering up with Startup Jackpot — they’re offering one startup $10K+ in a non-equity grant and $25K in prizes. The jackpot is being underwritten by Trailblazer Capital, with support from the local and national community leaders, along with other startup-loving companies. Applications are open until November 4th. Startups can apply here. For more information on Startup Jackpot, follow this link. There will be 10 finalists for the Jackpot. Those…

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4 Lessons I Learned From Selling My Company: The Importance of Teamwork

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Earlier this year, I was kept up countless sweat-drenching nights facing one of the most important decisions of my life – the type of decision that would impact my future, as well as the future of those who depended on me, my family. Blue Track Media was MY baby, my first company. I took all the risk of starting it from nothing and gave up a significant part of my…

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#BigDNTSelfie Contest Starts Today!

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Hey there, LAUNCH DFW fans! We’re SUPER stoked about next week’s Dallas New Tech and really can’t contain the excitement, so we figured a selfie contest was in order.  In the next week, we’ll be picking the most creative selfie posted on social media (use #BigDNTSelfie to enter yours) — and there will be several totally brilliant prizes! 1st place gets TWO free tix to Dallas New Tech and ONE LAUNCH…

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Yoxxie: The Next Generation of Event Planning

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If you’ve ever planned or volunteered for an event, you have an idea of just how much goes into pulling that kind of thing off. Whether attendance is in the dozens or thousands, a good amount of energy goes into the logistics behind programming the event, keeping things interesting, and, most importantly, engaging your crowd. And now, more than ever, people are paying attention to the data that comes from…

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Startup Weekend EDU is next month!

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1 weekend. 54 hours. 60 seconds to pitch. Infinite possibilities. How would you like to positively impact education in 54 hours with about 100 other likeminded folks? That’s what the Startup Weekend EDU has the possibility of accomplishing. Backed by powerhouses like Google and Coca-Cola, SW:EDU is an amazing initiative that brings together a diverse group of passionate people to from on the spot teams and take a viable idea and…

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Kickstart Monday: CopKarma, an app “for the people”

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Just about everybody has had an experience with a police officer at some point in their life, some of us more frequently than others. It is astonishing, then, that individuals have no way of archiving these experiences by any means other than a case number and government document with only the officer’s account of said case. CopKarma is an app that allows people to rate, review, and share their interaction…

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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…