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Dallas Startup Governor Selected for SXSW V2

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Governor, the cloud-based content mastery system and easy-to-use website authoring tool, has secured a spot in the exclusive Startup Spotlight at SXSW V2 this July in Las Vegas. Governor was selected from thousands of applications and will present along with 15 other startups from around the world. The brainchild of founder, Travis McElroy, Governor debuted in March at SXSW and has secured over 200 clients such as North Park Center, The Dallas Arboretum, and…

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1MC Weekly: Village and Gurrate

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On Wednesday mornings from 9-10 AM, some of the most interesting business concepts in the Dallas area are presented to local professionals at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. An extension of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is a weekly community event promoting entrepreneurship and community engagement nationally. Two new entrepreneurs present each week, and with ample opportunities for other business owners and possible customers to provide feedback, companies receive valuable insight into their business models….


Check Up with Health Wildcatters

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Considering that Dallas calls four major national healthcare systems home and was ranked as the #1 state to do business by CEO magazine*, it’s no surprise that it’s also home to a successful health accelerator. Health Wildcatters is a mentorship-driven health seed accelerator that launched in 2013. Preparing for their third class this Fall, Health Wildcatters is well on its way to being a major player in the US—their graduates have…


Culture Map Tastemaker Awards Hit Dallas

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Dallas foodies and cocktail savvy folks united under one roof last week at the Culture Map Tastemaker Awards at The Empire Room. We swung by the event to talk with Alexander Muse and the Culture Map crew about why these awards are so awesome! Oh and we can’t forget the delicious food we tasted or the unique beverages consumed. So over a margarita I chatted with Mister Muse – who…


Luxury Beauty Retailer Selects Dallas as First Texas Location

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Bluemercury, the largest and fastest-growing makeup, skincare, and spa in the country, announces the opening of its first Texas location. Bluemercury Dallas will celebrate its grand opening on May 30 in Highland Park Village and will be the 65th store for the brand. “With a culture built on welcoming, and knowledgeable service, Bluemercury has become a one-stop, beauty haven in neighborhoods around the country—the place where you can pop in, say hello and pick up your favorite cleanser or…


Highlights from the SVB Innovation Outlook Report 2015

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Entrepreneurs and executives from around the world expect higher revenues, larger workforces, and improving business conditions in 2015. But they’re realistic about the challenges ahead—their responses to SVB’s Innovation Economy Outlook 2015 survey reveal that it’s reality, not over-exuberance, that’s driving their optimism. There are some really interesting insights in the report and it’s worth a read. In the meantime, we’ve got some of the highlights (complete with gifs) for…


Announcing The June Dallas New Tech Teams

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A huge thank you to all those who came out Tuesday night for Dallas New Tech. We are so grateful to our supporters and sponsors. And now… drumroll… The June Dallas New Tech Teams: Kubos: The first open source software platform to target the emerging commercial space industry. Bringing the world to space. 5 Miles:  Using the power of your mobile phone, 5miles makes selling as simple as taking a selfie…


The First Membership Based On Demand Beauty Service Launches in Dallas

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Beauty Glam is the first membership-based on demand beauty service in Dallas. Launching this month, convenience will be delivered to your door whenever you need to be beautified. Unlimited services with affordable prices for the on the go woman who doesn’t have time to get to her favorite salon or nail shop. All hairstylist, manicurist, and makeup artist are trained and licensed. For $99 a month you can receive unlimited manicures and $200 a month…


Kick Off the Summer Right!

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Nothing rings in the beginning of summer like a BBQ. Oh and 100 degree Texas heat—but our friends at MiniBar can help with that! We are thrilled to announce the folks at Common Desk and the team behind Launch DFW are partnering up to throw a down-home BBQ on June 27th in celebration of Summer & the opening of Common Desk’s new location in Oak Cliff. This is a bring your…

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A Day to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

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LAUNCHDFW is proud to partner with The DEC, Tech Wildcatters, and Startup Grind to produce a day of education & celebration on women’s entrepreneurship May 28th. Whether you’re an aspiring or established entrepreneurs, a mompreneur, or a socialpreneur, this program is setup for those who share a common desire to encourage and inspire more women in leadership and founder roles. And while the subject of the event may be about women, we…