A conversation about the Dallas tech industry would not be complete without the gaming community. The gaming industry in Dallas is strong and hiring, offering those who have always wanted to work creating the games that others love to play. Gearbox Software, the group behind Half-Life,...

South by Southwest, one of the most eagerly awaited tech events of the year, kicks off in nearby Austin this weekend, but unlike the previous year's event, startups from the Dallas/Fort Worth area are going to be more noticeable for their absence this time around. Last...

It is undeniable that the Dallas/Fort Worth start-up scene is anything but hot. Megan Winkler of Culture Map Dallas reviewed the seven most exciting startups in the city, highlighting the wealth of innovation and entrepreneurship that exists across industries. Block Party Suites started by offering a pop-up...

A Robin is red, right? Wrong. (Wait, what?!) That’s right, you heard it here first, folks. Robin is blue. At least that’s the color that Justin Crandall and Bart Lamont, founders of Robin, the lawncare service marketplace, showed up wearing when they pitched at 1...

There's an unwritten rule for startups -- don't disclose the terms of a term sheet. Recently, a frenzy hit the Austin startup community when a founder posted an Op-Ed on Medium disclosing essential terms he received from two different venture capital firms. Legally speaking, term sheets...

The Dallas/Fort Worth startup community is bursting at the seams and has done a phenomenal job of engaging the right people within the community. One of the biggest decisions that business leaders must make is the recruitment and selection of employees, with the growth to...

Coding schools, or coding boot camps, are a relatively new phenomenon, with programs by DevMountain, The Iron Yard, and Tech Talent South blazing in a field where graduates of such programs are prepared for entry-level tech jobs and, according to John Lauerman of Bloomberg Business,...

The Addison TreeHouse welcomes Shelley Widom as its new director. A native of Dallas, Widom brings to the TreeHouse a lifelong understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship as the daughter of an entrepreneur. Having a strong background in relationship management and firsthand experience in developing and...

Open Data Day is just around the corner, and dozens of open-source cities all around the world are gearing up for a host of hackathon events aimed at trying to solve real-world problems using freely accessible, local data. Literally thousands of people are expected to...

Accelerators like Y Combinator and Techstars have rapidly emerged as important launchpads for a whole host of young tech startups. Through a combination of connections and coaching, accelerators help guide infant companies through the wobbly stage until they can stand on their own two feet. It isn't...

Local eCommerce startup FanPrint is gaining traction with a unique business model that involves selling sponsored, exclusive apparel products to sports fans via social media. FanPrint was founded in 2012 as “FanTree” by its CEO TK Stohlman (after he graduated from the Tech Wildcatters program), and...

Dallas-based Greyhound is looking into the 21st century with a concerted effort to reach a new audience using technology and innovation. Terry Box writes in The Dallas Morning News about Greyhound's leap from the past into the future. The company, at 101 years old, is still...

If you thought cyborgs were the stuff of science fiction, you'd be wrong. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a cyborg as a “fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.” It's a pretty solid...

Having launched all the way back in 1995, the Dallas-based matchmaking website Match.com has been around for almost as long as the Internet itself. But, the stigma of online dating back in the day was such a powerful force that the website's success has been...

Andrew Zusman, VP of product for Skyrise, Inc., featured his product at Dallas New Tech on March 1 as an engagement tool for the occupants of commercial buildings. Appealing to property managers, Skyrise is a communication and concierge platform for commercial buildings. The app provides internal...

A year ago GeekWire wrote about the expected explosion of the Dallas/Fort Worth tech scene, and the explosion has been extraordinary. Tech Wildcatters, the preeminent accelerator, helped to develop the model now used by hundreds of others groups and is changing the model to better support startups and...

Dallas-based SaaS startup, Modern Message, today announced the completed expansion of its corporate headquarters to better accommodate the 120 percent employee growth the company experienced in 2015. Modern Message pioneered the concept of advocacy marketing in the apartment industry through its platform Community Rewards. The platform...

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...

If you have a love for pop culture, then take your nerdy heart to a place where it can run wild and free. Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, presented by FAN EXPO, returns to the Irving Convention Center Feb. 13-14, 2016, with a hearty offering...

The Dallas-Fort Worth startup community has momentum, that's clear. Startups here, like everywhere else in the world, grow from humble beginnings. CoFounders Lab, the co-working spaces, universities, and coffee shops are some of the places founders meet. Readers of Launch DFW have no shortage of...

After hearing of the events in Flint, Michigan a local startup community leader Jim Welch has decided to do an emergency three-day hackathon to bring awareness to, and hopefully help create solutions for the water crisis. It’s about taking an idea and making a practical application that can help...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Local TV station CW33 recently did a short feature on the Dallas Maker Space. While it’s not news to a few in the audience, many more would benefit from knowing that these kinds of resources are available just a short drive away. The space, in Carrollton...

Dallas-based Technology Services Professionals (TSP) rode into the new year with a changing of the guard. Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and former vice president, has assumed the role of CEO, succeeding co-founder and former president and CEO Rick Skaggs, who will turn his focus on mergers,...

Disclaimer: Launch DFW is the official Media Partner for Dallas Startup Week and will be providing content and media coverage leading up to the event and special coverage during the event.  Mark your calendars for the second installment of Dallas Startup Week which will take place...

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 you...

Please join us on Tuesday, January 5th, at the Downtown Dallas Public Library for the first Dallas New Tech of 2016! 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...

Collide Village held its second annual Pitch Day for its three month startup accelerator yesterday. The CEO and Managing Partner of Collide Village, Tahir Hussain, kicked off the event by giving a run-down of the program’s data-centric approach to startups, and then thanked their partners...

I’d like to thank The Dallas Morning News for the writeup on the Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community. It’s important to recognize what is arguably the fastest growing industry in the region. That it’s the Sunday before the regions largest celebration of entrepreneurship, is very helpful...

This Wednesday evening at the Hilton Anatole, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) will present the State of Entrepreneurship (SOE) Address to hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, corporate representatives, and countless others involved in our ecosystem. As the event announcement mentions, an entrepreneur's journey is full of...

Launching its fifth program year and seed investment fund after seeing breakout success in its 2015 startups, REVTECH is accepting applications for its 2016 program. The accelerator’s focus area revolves around tech and product innovation for the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, with an emphasis on...

I don't like shopping—rather, I don't like the process or experience: the driving, the parking, the uninspired collections of clothes, the 19 year old salesgirl who reminds me of my ever-fading youth—it's all quite unpleasant. In my dreams, stores only feature carefully-curated items, play music that makes...