Sometimes solving a problem isn’t as easy as identifying a problem and solving it. Two entrepreneurs took the stage on Wednesday, August 17th at 1 Million Cups to present their problems and subsequent solutions. One a product and the other a service, both recognized a...

General Assembly, a global educational institution, announced last week that they plan to grow the number of their physical campuses by over 60% this year. This will increase their campus count from 15 to 25, and one of which is in Dallas. They also announced the acquisition of Bitmaker, Canada's leading...

The University of North Texas New College at Frisco is hosting an event next week called "Infopresence Unleashed," featuring Oblong Industries and Mezzanine. Mezzanine is Oblong's groundbreaking immersive collaboration solution. The New College recently installed Mezzanine in order to create a classroom environment that's less traditional and more...

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...

“New uses for old things.” That was the theme of 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 10th. It’s here that we need to define “old.” How “old” is old? Engineering technology has been around for quite some time, but teaching Python (the coding language) has...

Yogesh Patel is the founder and CEO of Iuzeit (i-use-it), a Dallas-based startup. Iuzeit is focused on making product information streamlined, and readily available for consumers to make informed decisions. He spoke last week at Dallas New Tech and explained what Iuzeit is all about. Yogesh explained...

Michael Pratt, the CEO and co-founder of Panamplify, spoke last week at Dallas New Tech. He spoke about the company's purpose and current growth. Panamplify is a Dallas startup that eliminates the grunt work involved in creating marketing reports. Michael started by explaining the task that marketing...

David Burrows is the founder and CEO of Laundri, an app-based on-demand laundry cleaning, dry-cleaning and shoe-shining service. He spoke last week at Dallas New Tech on the one-year launch anniversary of the company, explaining how they got started and what their business model is based on. "Did you know...

Linux Academy is Fort Worth based online training academy, teaching cloud and engineering technical skills to companies worldwide. Engineers from companies like AWS, Rackspace, Media Temple, and MailChimp receive training from Linux Academy's full-featured training library of long and in-depth courses. Whether you're wanting to learn Linux, Azure & AWS,...

EXOS Aerospace announced last month that they are committing to education. The company is working with partners to create school programs for grades K-12. These programs are using suborbital flight as part of a Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum. EXOS is based in Caddo Mills, Texas...

Michael Walsh is the CEO and founder of Cariloop, a Dallas startup that helps families walk through the many complex decisions and tasks associated with caring for an elderly loved one. He spoke last week at Dallas New Tech explaining Cariloop's vision and what they do. "We believe...

Mroads is the brainchild of Prakash Nallagatla, Rahul Kukreti, and Manohar Kesireddy. They came together to create Paññã, the worlds first A.I. platform or hiring technical employees.  Graduates from the University of Texas at Dallas' graduate school, the trio recognized the pain points in the market. Then,...

Paul Roncal is the Marketing Manager for XClaim Mobile, a Dallas startup that focuses on helping large companies extend the life of their digital ads by 25 times. Paul spoke last week at Dallas New Tech. He was standing in for Founder and CEO Brian Maupin, who was traveling to meet with potential...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Nation recently highlighted Social Ice Incorporated, a North Texas company offering wine-infused ice pops.  These adult-friendly ice pops come in four flavors: mimosa orange, strawberry daiquiri, sangria grape, and classic margarita. They are found in retailers throughout the North Texas...

“Winner by audience participation” was how UT Dallas’ Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitch competition was decided at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 3rd. All four presenting companies (Travabond, ConverseVR, ChoreMonstr, and Weiser) crushed their pitches, rocked their presence on stage, and nailed the...

GoForth& is a recent startup luggage rental company located right here in Dallas, Texas. Michael Coleman founded the company after a coworker commented on the difficulty of storing the seven suitcases she owned to visit her family in India every year. GoForth& rids travelers of the hassle of buying...

Stackpath, a Dallas based security-as-a-service startup, announced this week that it is emerging from stealth. It has $180 million in funding, along with 4 company acquisitions. These acquisitions bring over 30,000 customers with them- not bad for a service that hasn't officially launched yet. StackPath chair and CEO...

Kubos, a startup in Denton, Texas developed an open source space flight software platform. They have become the first external customer of the University of North Texas Nanofabrication Cleanroom. The UNT clean-room has been operational since late 2014 and offers a variety tools that are used by UNT...

Ever stepped outside of your eyes-on-phone bubble to think if someone really wanted to, they could pinpoint my location right now. Scary thought, right? You might be reading this right now on your phone, going somewhere, killing time from doing something, ignoring somebody… all the...

Xclaim is led by Brian Maupin, who serves as CEO, and Joshua Ellinger, who serves as CTO. Xclaim delivers one-click integration of location-based advertising and push notifications into existing ad campaigns. Their solution is able to reach both prospects and customers without additional app development and...

Earlina Green is a business consultant  for Netchex, recipient of the eWomen Network Emerging Leader of the Year Award and the Sports Launch Thirty Under 30 Award. She spoke this week at Ignite DFW on the topic of bravery. She started out with a list...

Tim Girgis spoke on the topic, "Dignity for All." Though spending most of his life in Dallas, he previously spent a year and a half working at non-profits focusing on community development and orphan care initiatives in Haiti. There, he learned that every person needs...

Cheri Garcia, inventor of the Luminous Envy tanning bed, and PR worker for Mark Cuban companies, talked at Ignite DFW this week about Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency she founded to help convicted felons and former drug addicts find jobs. Cheri explained that entrepreneurs often get into...

Justin Nygren presented on the state of social enterprise in north Texas. He who is Co-Owner and Relational Architect of The Grove in Dallas, which is a coworking space for small to medium-sized businesses, social innovators/entrepreneurs, and creative freelancers. They provide technical amenities as well as an inspiring environment for...

Emily Tate is the Product Manager for Tripcase, a trip management app. She is a veteran of the travel industry, starting out managing software solutions for airlines, before taking her experience to the traveler's side of things. She spoke this week at Ignite DFW on the critical importance...

Tiffany Sunday is a Futurist, Strategist, Entrepreneur, the founder of Dillon 5, and the author of two books. (Soon to be three at the end of this year). She spoke this week at Ignite DFW about how individuals with dyslexia are hardwired for entrepreneurship. Tiffany quoted a study...

There was no short of interesting speakers at this year's Ignite Dallas, at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. One speaker Brian Hasenbauer shared his life changing story through his passion for biking. Hasenbauer stayed away from the spandex imagery as much as possible as he described...

Joseph Brewster, the CEO of a DFW design company as well as his own photography company, often speaks and mentors on the topics of productivity and life management. At Ignite DFW this week he asked the question: Why do we scare ourselves? He explained that sane, rational people will pay good money to...

Arlo Gilbert, CEO of Baby Vida in Austin, Texas recently shared a Facebook post detailing his thoughts on providing alcohol at technology events for the Austin startup community. Gilbert previously spent over nine years in the DFW area before moving to Austin.  His work experience...

Drones have become a means to new advances, through not only delivering your second season of Game of Thrones, but photography, video and now an emerging sport. But, what other applications could it be used for? Two Dallas-based companies are part of the Teal Drones product launch...

Taylor Ready is the Director of Digital Marketing and Sales at Symbology Clothing. Symbology is an ethical clothing company that combines handmade artisan textiles with current fashionable designs to create apparel and accessories with a global connection. Ready is passionate about social change and presented...

Denali Boards is a local startup founded by Eric Harter and Joe Szeremet in Frisco, Texas.  Together they make hand crafted wood cutting boards. No two boards are alike, due to being made from unstained end cut wood. "Joe and I both feel deep inside of us that every one...

“Make it Healthy. Make it Yummy. Make it Simple.” This was the tagline of Muffin Else, the sole presenter at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, July 20th. Shira Krakowski and her husband, Oz, presented their certified paleo muffin mix made with eight ingredients. Their mixture...

NōD Co-working, (pronounced "node") was founded by Chirag Gupta, and is based at 17290 Preston Road in Dallas. They will be expanding by an additional 7,500 square feet at their current location, where they occupy three floors. The expansion will include eight new private offices on the second floor,...

Ameeth Sankaran, partner at 2M Companies, the family office of Morton H. Meyerson (a Dallas billionaire), recently wrote an article about family office investing and its benefit to entrepreneurs. Sankaran sits on the Board for 8 companies, has worked as a consultant for many more, and is very active in the startup community....

Jackpot Rising, is a Dallas startup founded by William Webb, who grew up in University Park and graduated from SMU. His previous work was in private equity, before launching Jackpot Rising. Recently, the startup gained $3 million in funding from a Dallas venture firm that wished to remain private. Webb...

Local startup BTC Vending implemented four new Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) in Dallas this past month, in order to make accessing the bitcoin ecosystem easier for both new and experienced users. Bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency, has exploded in popularity since its inception in 2008. The current value...

Texas, the second largest state, in the heart of the south holds the Dallas-Fort Worth metro. Where Fort Worth holds the history of the old south, and Dallas contains a hub of city-slickers, this area is where companies should not only start their business, grow...

Sometimes it’s the comments and feedback from the community that can help you define your product better than you can yourself. Pitching your idea, talking through your problem, and working with the smart minds around you is what defines “community.” A safe zone for conversation...

Teakwood Capital announced on July 12th that they have invested in iiPay, the world's leading cloud-based payroll services company that delivers global and instant access to all payroll data. Teakwood Capital plans to grow iiPay's capital and further enhance their operational infrastructure. The investment will aid iiPay's global reporting...

Pizza Hut, the largest pizza company in the world, that has $13.4 billion in annual sales, and more than 15,605 stores across the world, just announced the launch of an innovative program called, "chatbot." Chatbot allows customers with Pizza Hut accounts to create orders through Facebook Messenger and...

As of July 11th, Nancy J. Hong became the director of student programs at Texas Women's University's center for women in business, a.k.a "TWU's Hub." The Hub seeks to help women succeed in creating and running their own businesses. Hong will be working alongside Tina Mims, the executive...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The fifth installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, July 19,...

Roberto Inetti is a Dallas-based professional photographer turned developer. Inetti is introducing Statimgram, a program that allows the scheduling of Instagram photos.  The idea of Statimgram came while Inetti was working on another project of his, BookMe.io, an online community for the modeling industry. "I was looking...

Sammy Abdullah, Co-manager at DAN Fund, a Dallas venture capital firm, recently penned a post on LinkedIn entitled "Why you shouldn't join an accelerator." Sammy's concern is that the value-add for those with no start-up expertise in need of guidance and mentor-ship has been diminished by...

The two presenters at 1 Million Cups both responded to the question, “What can the community do for you?” the same way. Their response is an important lesson for all entrepreneurs to learn, and one in which Brice McBeth of Standish and Devon Diaz of...

"You already know what to do. Why not get paid for it?" Or so goes klink's tagline, emblazoned across their site. With a current account full of investor cash and the impressive social following to match, klink's Dallas-based intrepid poobahs have surely lived up to their company's storied...

"We believe that the social web provides investors with the means to keep up with the evolving landscape of culture and news more efficiently than any conventional form of financial media or research." That's the philosophy behind TickerTags, a local company that uses sentiment analysis and...

Given the many ways technology has influenced our consciousness, we tend to have shorter attention spans and higher expectations of entertainment. Tech normally keeps up pretty well, but the change has affected how effective advertiser's campaigns are. In short, brands have to do more to keep us happy. The...

May was Military Appreciation Month, and on May 21st of this year GMC launched a virtual reality video that allowed viewers to immerse themselves in a skydive experience, alongside veterans Staff Sgt. Stephen Valyou and Cpl. Todd Love. The video was part of GMC's #enlistme campaign, introduced by actor Josh Duhamel, to raise awareness...

Dallas local, Mason Pelt, spoke last month in VentureBeat about the important difference between user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). He offered some great tips on achieving a good UX, which is something that received a lot of attention at this year's Dallas Startup Week in...

It is impossible to deny that how people communicate is something that is constantly changing with the times.  From handwritten correspondence, to the telephone, to e-mail, and now to texting, communication is constantly evolving.  Now, conversational commerce is starting to find its American audience, and...