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First National Summit on Angel Investing to Be Held in Dallas

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Startup Angels is partnering with UP Global, 500 Startups, and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center for the “first national conversation on startup investing, its impact on innovation, and ways to unleash the potential of millions of new investors” this November. According to the press release, “the goals of the conference are to clearly frame the startup investing landscape, to facilitate conversation among community and industry leaders, and ultimately to enable and…

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Dallas-based Startup, PassbeeMedia, Named Finalist at SVIEF 2014

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Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF), a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, selected Dallas-based PassbeeMedia as one of ten finalists in the upcoming SVIEF Startup Contest on September 27. PassbeeMedia is a DFW Excellerator Founding Member Company, and its mobile and loyalty marketing platform “focuses on helping brands, retailers & advertisers maximize their TV/Radio/Print/Digital advertising budgets,” according to a public release from…

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Parenteen: Ensuring Safe Teen Drivers Through Tech

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When it comes to teen driving, the statistics can be daunting. Just during the first year of receiving their license, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a car accident. In the United States, 1 in 4 crash fatalities involve someone 16 to 24 years old (that’s nearly twice as high as other age groups). Local startup, Mavizon, has created an app to address the increasing…

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GiveCamp: Coding It Forward

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North Texas is home to over 28,000 nonprofits, and of those, 83% have budgets of less than $100,000. With limited resources and time, the need for technology is sometimes deprioritized. Dallas GiveCamp is a weekend-long workshop dedicated to supporting those needs. “Software developers, designers, database administrators and project managers donate their time to create custom software for nonprofit organizations,” according to the website. The result? “We have a great time,…

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Growing the Fort Worth Startup Community: What’s Going On in Cowtown

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Start small. THINK BIG. In July, Hayden Blackburn, founder and director at IDEA Works FW, held a workshop introducing attendees to the Ft. Worth Startup community. The goal was to provide information on the resources and opportunities available in the Ft. Worth area — and there are many. According to June reports from TRACER, private companies with less that 99 employees provide jobs for 35% of the Ft. Worth-Arlington area….

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NERD ALERT: Videogame History Museum Opening in Frisco in 2015

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It was a unanimous vote at the Frisco Community Development Corp. board meeting yesterday: the Frisco Discovery Center will be the new home of the Videogame History Museum next April. THOUSANDS of video games, consoles, and memorabilia will be curated and on display, making the Frisco museum the first of its kind for the gaming industry. “Plans are to open a National Videogame Museum 1.0 using nearly 10,400 square feet…

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VentureSpur Pitch Day Announced

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Mark your calendars for October 29! VentureSpur Pitch Day is coming up and promises to be an awesome event! Pitch Day is the culmination of the 2014 VentureSpur program, which is currently housed at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. “Pitch Day will feature investment and product pitches from our six early-stage technology companies who have completed the 12-week VentureSpur acceleration program. This year’s startups are focused in technology for the restaurant, retail…

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October Dallas New Tech: Announcing a New Venue and Our Amazing Presenters!

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We are just plain GIDDY about the upcoming Dallas New Tech coming up in just three weeks — not only do we have some amazing presenters for you this month (as always), but we’ll be at a new venue! Join us on October 7 at the Venue at 400 North Ervay. We’ll be on the rooftop and can’t wait! The Venue promises to be a perfect location — we’re looking…

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Kickstart Monday: Pump Up West Dallas

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Most of the Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns that we’ve featured are tech-related, so this week’s project is a little bit different – but it’s for a great cause that we’re excited to hear about. Pump Up West Dallas is a campaign to install bicycle repair stations in the West Dallas and Oak Cliff areas. With the increase of bicycle travel in our fair city, the need for stations like this…

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Dallas Fort Work is Moving Downtown!

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Dallas Fort Work, a coworking community in North Dallas, will be joining in the downtown fun come this November. “The pioneers of Downtown’s revitalization at 211 N. Ervay continue to expand their innovative concept at Alto 211 with the addition of Fort Work as their latest tenant,” stated today’s announcement from Dallas Fort Work (DFW). DFW will be setting up shop at 211 N. Ervay, joining the Tech Wildcatters and Health Wildcatters…