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Codesk joins growing network of coworking spaces around North Texas

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Chandni Manoharan had a dilemma: when she quit her job to work on a personal project during the summer of 2015, she needed a place to work. She tried working from home, coffee shops and libraries, but none of those spaces suited her. She enjoyed the coworking spaces in Dallas and realized that there were no coworking spaces in the Irving/Las Colinas area. So she started her own. Codesk is…

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Startup Profiles: EDUsquared Helps Navigate Planning for College

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Going off to college should be an exciting although admittedly anxiety-driven time in a young adult’s life. Applications must be filled out, transcripts requested and dorm room decorated to suit your personality. Among the college to-do list should be figuring out what major to study and how you and your parents are going to fund your education. With so many avenues that families of college students have to navigate, it…

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New Startup, Project Halcyon Addresses Key Needs for Growing Startups

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Around the United States at any given time, thousands of companies are raising capital; some of those funds fuel growth and expansion and while other resources are earmarked for acquisitions and mergers. New sources of funding certainly can jumpstart next level growth, but nearly every single organization faces the same human capital challenges: how to identify and keep top performers, how to attract and grow new hires into the next…

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Recap: The Pulse: Healthcare Innovation Breakfast Series

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DFW accelerator Health Wildcatters’ hosted their monthly The Pulse: Healthcare Innovation Breakfast Series event last Thursday morning at Alto 211. “The Pulse connects entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and innovators from the Dallas healthcare and business communities,” according to The Pulse’s page. The breakfast series allows professionals to network and gain new contacts by the time most people are starting their day. This month’s guests were Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of…

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Dallas Based 5Miles Raises $30 million

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Former Dallas New Tech presenter and Craigslist alternative 5Miles has raised $30 million from Dallas and Chinese investors. The news comes on the heels of $330 million in recent exits, solidifying the strength of the Dallas-Fort Worth startup economy. “The app averages 30,000 downloads a day, and the company estimates its users sold about $1 billion in secondhand goods last year. More than 500 cars are sold on 5miles daily,…

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Join us for February Dallas New Tech

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Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the latest edition of Dallas New Tech! 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 February lineup and get your tickets below! Buy Tickets Here. Showman is an interactive digital signage company. Similar to how WordPress allows non-technical…

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$330 Million week: IBM Acquires Ustream, FireEye nabs iSight Partners

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Last week IBM acquired Brad Hunstable’s Ustream for an undisclosed sum. Reports on the street estimate the a value in the neighborhood of $130 million. But here’s what you may not know – Brad Hunstable and John Hamm founded Ustream in our region in 2007. Brad has always maintained his residence in Fort Worth, choosing instead to commute to the valley. There are many reasons one would choose to do…

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TechMill Workshop Series

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Kicking off 2016, I looked back at 2015 at all the initiatives TechMill and our community members completed over the past year. We started off 2015 focusing on providing support to early stage startups, helping to connect with mentors and access to resources, and running the coworking space downtown. As the year went on, we picked up more on what the community needed versus what we were providing – a…

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Dallas Based MVPIndex Raises $7 Million

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Based in Dallas’ Historic West End, MVPindex is the first comprehensive social media index, measurement, and valuation platform for sports and entertainment with more than 30,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms. MVPindex’s data and social media insights are serving clients throughout every facet of the sports and entertainment industry including top brands, teams, leagues, and agencies. From the release: “Spending the last…

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Meet Pie in the Sky. It’s More than a dream.

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Founders come from everywhere and all walks of life, and the companies they create are often the results of their circumstances and experiences. Pie in the Sky is a perfect reflection of Sung Kim‘s experiences in the startup community. Kim, a former Senior UX/UI Designer at Samsung, has a few high profile projects in the area, including PediaQ, Blownaway, and his own project Gestures. He’ll be presenting at SXSW with…