At Ignite DFW, Audra Marie Stanley tells her story about teaching in Uzbekistan, and unintentionally flipping off her students through a mistaken gesture. Her experience teaching English in Uzbekistan ignited her passion for teaching. During her 14 year career she noticed something about her students. “It...

Jessica Burnham is a design researcher and part of the Deep Ellum Foundation. Her focus has been to create spaces for physical interactions that promote strong community ties between business and neighborhoods. This goal is what led her to Crowdus Reimagine, a project dedicated to...

The startup community loves product launches. It’s the culmination of many hours, weeks, and months of hard work, customer interviews, and iteration. Today we’re happy to share the launch of BidCQ from CalcuQuote, a Dallas based company and Dallas New Tech alum. “We’re excited to release...

  At Ignite DFW 6, Steve, who is vegan, gave a talk on ethical eating and the effects that meat diets have on the ecosystem.  He argued that a plant-based diet isn’t only sustainable for the human body, but also economical with the potential to eliminate...

Over the last few years ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become more popular and created an entirely new industry for entrepreneurs to break new ground. One such service is an on-demand gas delivery company called Booster Fuels. Founded in 2014, Booster Fuels has...

At January’s Dallas New Tech pitch, Skip Howard, founder of Spacee, began his talk by stating, “This isn’t going to be your typical pitch deck. All our clients are telling us to work on amazing things and all our really cool stuff is under NDA.”...

When a group of friends decides to get lunch together, the inevitable debate of “where to eat,” happens. Everyone has a preference that makes it difficult to agree on a location to eat. BrokenBox, designed by Josh Stramiello, aims to make group lunches, “more about...

At the beginning of his pitch for Dallas New Tech, TJ Person tells the story of his family’s 14 hour Christmas trip and the fun they had in Orland. “We stayed at this really cool hotel," said Person, CEO of Openkey. "It had 1800 rooms and is...

At Dallas New Tech January, Jerry King pitched his company Bonfire that brands itself as a simple RV reservation management tool. King initially launched a site called RV Spotfinder that was similar to hotels.com in where avid RVers could search for the best and cheapest...

In October 2016, AsepsisLife announced that their first product, vImmune was one of 15 applications selected to join FbStart. vImmune has been taking significant strides to become a global product that will help track immunization for healthcare professional and families alike. LaunchDFW has followed vImmune...

Yesterday, Chris Hsiao announced that Gossamer, a consumer product design and engineering firm, is being acquired to Tekzenit, a world-class design, software development, and IT firm.  Irving-based Gossamer, has previously worked with Dallas-based Tekzenit making this new partnership time-tested and beneficial for both organizations. Gossamer was formed a...

In case you missed the news, Dallas/Fort Worth is home to HackDFW, the largest student and professional hackathon in the United States. Last year’s event hosted about 1,700 students, and welcomed Dallas’ own John Carmack (creator of Doom, Quake, etc.) and other local celebs as...

[Disclosure: Roger Wilco Agency is a Launch DFW preferred vendor. Cody Marx Bailey and David Fares architected and executed the current version of Launch DFW.] If you've ever snagged a deal on Groupon, you've walked through the process of making a purchase and then putting that value towards...

Linux Academy, a Fort Worth-based company, just launched a Community Edition that will now be available for free. Previously, only members were allowed to access the online training academy. Now, those that sign up can access all the features in order to get certified and ultimately hired. By...

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide was spearheaded by Fiona Schlachter and curated based on feedback from the DFW Startup Community Slack. If you haven’t yet joined, now would be a great time! Special thanks to Jeff Carterson for getting the content together, and the rest...

Modern Message is a Dallas-based SaaS company founded in 2012 that created a unique platform called, “Community Rewards." They announced on Facebook Live their new branding and program design for Community Rewards, which is set to release in 2017. This redesign is strategized to push Community Rewards beyond a...

RideConnect is a downloadable app for Android and iOS devices that professional drivers, students, universities, events, and others can use as their ride-sharing platform. Santosh Krishnan is the founder and CEO of RideConnect, and presented at Dallas New Tech this past week. Krishnan explained that the problem with...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to...

ReferLocals is attempting to breach the gap between local businesses and their customers. The new Dallas start-up, founded by Mahesh Kashyap, has recently launched their iOS app and website for both the online consumer and business professional. Marketed as an easy to use platform, ReferLocals...

As online retailers continue to pop-up across the internet, so does competition. Recently launched Threadhabits looks to join the fray by creating an affordable peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where anyone can sell their unused clothes or their designer clothing. Currently, in beta, Threadhabits offers men’s fashion...

At Dallas New Tech, Jerry King presented on the company he founded called Primal Sensors. Primal Sensors is a construction operations platform that provides clients with the current location of their job site resources. The idea of a proactive location awareness platform came to King when he was...

Abu Sadeq is the founder and CEO of Zartech, a Dallas-based cyber threat and cybersecurity advisory firm. Sadeq has over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, including positions at global companies as chief information officer and chief information security officer. The problem Zartech is trying...

Matthew Tyler Brown visited Dallas New Tech to talk about his latest project, Caterly. Caterly is led by Smoot Carter and provides the Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, and Atlanta, GA regions a platform that connects businesses with restaurants to meet their catering needs.  Brown leads the operations...

At Dallas New Tech this week, Tanner Maxon, founder of Ammo Subscription, spoke about his company, his inspiration for the business, and the background that led him to create this business.  Ammo Subscription, launching this week, is a Dallas-based subscription service ensuring gun owners can...

Dr. Sunit Sebastian took to the Dallas New Tech stage to talk about HealPal, created in order to empower cancer patients in a way never before possible.  Dr. Sebastian is a cancer radiologist, and has experience in the clinical, educational, and research domains and realized that...

SevenTablets is a mobile development and marketing firm that set its sight on making apps for businesses that will help boost revenue and reduce costs. In this global economy, companies often look for the best way to reach the consumer market and engage with their...

Matt Holland is the CEO and co-founder of KnKtd (pronounced connected) Behavioral Health. He presented at BigDNT and explained that there is a problem that most of us don't ever talk about, but is increasing every year. "88 million people in the United States struggle with mental...

The independent pop-up shop Unbranded is back in time for the holiday shopping. Unbranded is the brainchild of Bryan Deluca, CEO of Foot Cardigan, and Matt Alexander, CEO of Q Fifty One Digital. The event has now become a successful annual tradition that has Independent vendors...

Epic Orchestra. Hopefully you have some hours to put aside today, because you have an orchestra to lead. Epic Orchestra was developed by Nick Culbertson at NōD Coworking in North Dallas. The app is a swipe-based rhythm game, where you're conducting an orchestra. As you work through the...

ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name goes beyond the number 500...

Ivie & Associates, a marketing solutions company headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, has acquired BuzzShift, a digital strategy agency based in Dallas, Texas. Buzzshift is a Google Premier Partner, which means that they've passed exams and earned certificates to earn their partner badge with Google. Companies...

Traxo, a leader in traveler data aggregation has released their newest comprehensive suite of travel data aggregation tools named the "Traxo CAPTURE." The Traxo CAPTURE utilizes email inbox scanning with existing data aggregation services to capture detailed information for partners, such as a customers’ booked travel plans,...

Yahoo Finance reported that it's been a record-breaking third quarter for investors and startup companies in the Dallas area. In total, these companies received over $274 M of venture capital. This breaks previous quarterly records for both 2015 and 2016. Good news for local area...

On November 4 thru the 6, Fort Worth hosted a startup weekend where developers, designers, and entrepreneurs came together to share their fresh ideas. The highlight of the convention was the pitching contest that had startup teams selling their ideas to a room full of...

In today's society, social media is a powerhouse and includes a vast majority of apps to post and view news and social posts. While some post on only a few apps like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, or Instagram, others utilize all of these outlets and more....

Sunny Nadolsky is the CEO and founder of MediBookr and presented at Dallas New Tech last week. MediBookr is an online marketplace for medical imaging such as CT scans and MRIs for both patients and medical imaging centers. On the patient side, they are trying to solve the problem...

In a press release, CalcuQuote was honored to be named part of the Techweek100 for Techweek Dallas. CalcuQuote provides electronics manufacturing service (EMS) quote management systems. They have integrated with big component suppliers and utilize custom labor profiles, to create a sophisticated request for quote (RFQ) process. Their platform...

Earlier this year on June 1, a new food delivery service opened in Addison. Since then, MenuRunners has gone through a tremendous growth spurt. MenuRunners has acquired several companies since their opening, including their latest acquisition, 380 Delivery located in Little Elm and McKinney. The...

Tech Fort Worth, a non-profit organization with a goal of helping entrepreneurs and startup companies successfully launch technology-based platforms, has announced that Hayden Blackburn, former owner of IDEA Works FW, will be joining as an Assistant Director on December 1. Both Tech Fort Worth and...

At last week's Dallas New Tech, Cristiano Oliviera, the CEO of Olivia.ai, presented. Oliviera opened by explaining that his company solves the problem that is the #1 cause of distress for 75% of adults in America: money. For the millions of adults living in America, Oliviera explained that: ...

The Dallas Business Journal recently reported that a new accelerator and investment hub called the "Blue Star Accelerator" will be launched at The Star, the world headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys located in Frisco, Texas. The Blue Star Accelerator will help early stage businesses in the technology,...

In the last few years, Dallas has experienced a co-working migration, with many new developments still underway. Generally speaking, these spaces have accepted any and all startups that come through their doors. Adam Lotia felt that despite an abundance of spaces, there was not much of...

  [caption id="attachment_1126333" align="aligncenter" width="952"] 724 Dallas Independent School District (DISD) students from various NAF academies and Capital One volunteers joined together at Capital One’s Monster Coding Jam Session on Halloween[/caption] DALLAS – Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 – Capital One has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™...

The Frisco-based company Touch Titans just launched their new app that uses the iPhone camera to gamify fitness. Gamification applies game mechanics and design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Typically, it incorporates the user's desire to achieve success, in order to continue participation. Touch Titan's new app...