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InnoTech IT & Tech Conference: Call for Startups

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Last year over 1,100 Dallas IT professionals attended Dallas’ InnoTech IT & tech conference. On Thursday, April 16, InnoTech is offering six startups a spot on startup alley for an opportunity to pitch Dallas’ tech buyers for only $100. Cost is inclusive of space, table, electricity, carpet, and more.   Event topics include security, cloud technologies, DevOps, Women in Tech Summit, SharePoint TechFest, and much more. InnoTech staff will assist…


Attention: Changing the rules

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So in the spirit of a new month, Spring and all that we decided to set some new ground rules for how this rodeo will go down. Take note. Sponsorships:  All potential sponsors must go through an intense bootcamp style training session that answers the ultimate question “are you a match for LAUNCHDFW”. No tinder matching here. Sponsorships will be only taken in cash. Bill size does not matter. The…


The Grove Dallas’ Sustainability Month: Conservation, Leadership, and Community

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We celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this month, and to further that mission, the Grove Dallas will celebrate with a series of events supporting sustainability throughout the month of April. As part of the series, the Grove is inviting the community to an afternoon of storytelling and networking, centered around making Dallas and our planet a better place to live. “This is a great opportunity to engage our community with issues of…

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Silicone Arts Labs Closes $1.5 Million Series A Round

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Silicone Arts Laboratories, a medical product company and alum of the Health Wildcatters accelerator program, just announced the closing of their Series A Round with $1.5 Million, with Tennessee-based investor Innova as the round’s largest investor. “The company’s traction and growth to date is very impressive, and we were especially attracted to the expanded market opportunities that will come from the continued innovation and product pipeline,” said Jan Bouten, Partner at Innova….


Tech Cocktail’s Startup Showcase Coming to Dallas

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Attention startups and amazing idea people of Dallas – Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase is rolling into town April 23rd at The DEC. The showcase is a presentation of Dallas Startups, note not a pitch event, but rather a collection of startups showcasing their products, tools, ideas in an expo-style setting. Looking to stake your claim? Apply here.  Even if you’re not a startup you can still participate – how you…

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Hip to Be Square: Mission Accomplished

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The inaugural Squares Conference is in the books and, having a few days to digest, I think it’s fair to call the Squares Conference a success. The theme of presentations at Squares Conference seemed to be that having a mission statement and guiding principles are a critical part of success. This was repeated by several speakers including Drew Wilson, Cap Watkins, Cameron Moll, Carl Smith and Kyle Kutter. Kyle and…


Celebrate Creativity: Bringing Together Dallas Creators, of All Types

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Calling all innovators! Whether you’re an artist, developer, scientist or entrepreneur, if you think outside of the box you’re invited to connect with a community of like-minded creatives this Wednesday at the House of Blues Foundation Room from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. “Celebrate Creativity is a night promised to satisfy your yearning to connect with a diverse community of creatively-minded individuals,” with FREE drinks and appetizers, along with live music!…


Kickstart Monday: Sharitabl, a social network for good

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With the amount of time that we spend on social networks, wouldn’t it be refreshing to know that some of that time could spent towards giving to others? This is the mission behind Sharitabl, a social network that passes ad revenue on to charities and global causes selected by users. Sharitabl explains their model on the website — they share revenues that come from third party ads, sponsorships and partnerships….


Three out of 10 fastest-growing U.S. Cities are in North Texas

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Well, we do it big here in Texas, as always. The U.S. Census Bureau issued its population trends report this month, and the state of Texas has seen a ton of growth. Three of the 10 fastest-growing cities of 100,000 or more population in the nation are right here in our backyard. Three North Texas cities ranked in the top 10: Frisco, McKinney, and Denton. “Despite a common impression that people are flocking…


SMU: a hub for social innovation in Dallas

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On Tuesday, April 7, SMU will host the 4th annual Social Innovation Forum. The forum aims to inspire discussion around social innovation and enterprise with SMU students, faculty and staff, but is also an opportunity for Dallas startups to connect SMU students with the work that socially-conscious businesses are doing here locally. “We want our students to have access to people in the community that are tackling pressing issues that affect…