Tonight, NEED Edition is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and the Downtown Dallas-based startup has plenty to celebrate. In the two short years since the fashion brand launched, they've seen incredible success, expanded their team, and launched a second brand, Foremost Edition. And today, they are launching...

Inc.com recently posted a story about Dallas' return to an entrepreneurial hub. If you've been involved in the startup community at all, you can tell that something cool is happening here but our excitement for the scene sometimes falls on deaf ears to those outside...

The third installment of IgniteDFW takes place on January 26, 2016 and applications are now open for speaker submissions. What is IgniteDFW? Enlighten us, but to make it quick. IgniteDFW is a fast-paced speaker series where folks from a variety of backgrounds from all over the metroplex nerd...

Please join us November 3rd, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in wonderful Downtown Dallas for Dallas New Tech! Also known as #BigDNT, this is our opportunity to share some of the greatest tech in the Dallas/Fort Work area with you, the community. This...

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...

The Addison Treehouse, a coworking space known locally as ‘the Treehouse’, is celebrating their 1 year anniversary. We thought it would be the perfect time to interview their current Director, Tara Vornkahl, about how they got started. We’ve also included links to some of the...

Expose UX is a new web series premiering in December in which startup founders demo their products and receive honest, real feedback from user experience experts. In each episode, five startups pitch and demo their product in front of three experts—think Shark Tank with UX mavens.  "Expose UX...

OfficeNinjas has hosted sellout events in San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles, and on Wednesday night, they’re bringing the party to Dallas. OfficeNinjas is a global community of forward­-thinking office managers, executive assistants, and admins. Through online content, vendor marketplace, and nationwide...

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...

In Texas alone, there are over 300,000 reported vehicle crashes, which result in almost 88,000 casualties and over 3,400 fatalities annually. Suffice it to say, too many people die from preventable crashes. The CEO of Samaritan, Gus Chihaba, is working to change that. Chihaba contends that we...

Women and minority-owned small businesses are encouraged to pitch their ideas to investors to raise capital for their businesses as part of The Live Pitch, an innovative project created by NBA basketball star turned entrepreneur, Jonathan Bender. The effort is a partnership with Crowdfunder.com, the leading equity...

  Rivet Radio, the smart audio platform, recently announced its partnership with independent broadcast solutions provider, Radiate Media, to deliver listeners on-demand audio traffic reports based on the driver’s location. Traffic reports will be integrated into the listener’s playlist interspersed with Rivet’s award-winning programming and podcasts. “Drivers can...

Six Fort Worth Business Plan Competition finalists presented their businesses at One Million Cups Fort Worth last Wednesday. Participants had three minutes to pitch, three minutes for questions and answers, and two minutes for feedback from the audience. Companies included Zoomeez, Kingdom Consulting which helps with...

Dallas Startup Happy Hour returns on October 15 and our friends at Modern Message are hosting this month's event. Their company has exploded and they've moved into new digs downtown so what better way to celebrate than getting the community together over libations and conversations? Stop by, grab a...

The following is an editorial by Skyler Fike. It was my first year of high school—circa 2001—and as a course requirement, the freshman were obliged to take a class on leadership development. Mrs. Carpenter taught us all the essentials for making a good first impression. Shake...

I had the pleasure of working with the team at CultureMap on an interview featuring local innovators. Trey, Molly, Oren, Michael, and myself - all from different spaces and backgrounds, all with the same goal: making Dallas/Fort Worth a no brainer for startups and tech...

Are you a strong writer with a keen interest startup community events? Then we want to hear from you! As Launch DFW grows to be at the forefront of startups, technology, and entrepreneurship across North Texas, we are focusing our efforts on strong content. Currently, we...

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 in each region and will bring those to you at...

A storm has been brewing over the etiquette of email introductions. I have many thoughts on the matter since my world revolves around making and receiving introductions. It’s how community grows. When I make an introduction, I use the following technique: To: People being introduced. Subject: Intro. Message: Hey X...

Join Launch DFW on Tuesday, October 6th for Dallas New Tech! You know the drill: once a month we put together a showcase event for new and exciting companies and technologies. After some time to mix and mingle, a small group of startups will present for 5 minutes followed by...

Collide Village accelerator accepted eight companies to its 2015 cohort. From online collaboration platforms to easy home maintenance, Collide Village companies are building a wide variety of solutions. “This talented group of entrepreneurs are tackling a range of industries with incredible domain expertise proving the wealth...

The Big Android BBQ (BABBQ), the world’s largest community organized Android developer conference, has called the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex its home for the past four years. The BABBQ is the signature event of the Dallas based non-profit organization IDEAA (International Developer Education & Advocacy Alliance) and attracts attendees from...

Our Launch DFW calendar of events is incredibly comprehensive, but with so many events 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 in each region and will...

Our Launch DFW calendar of events is incredibly comprehensive, but with so many events 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 in each region and will...

2015 marks a year of rapid growth for Women Who Code Dallas, a professional community for area women in tech and a local network of the global organization Women Who Code.The network recently surpassed the 500-member mark, rounding out a diverse community of developers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs, as...

Hey startup friends, Launch DFW has teamed up with CultureMap to ring in the fall social season with their famous happy hour fete.   CultureMap Social: The Innovation Edition  Wednesday, September 30 6-9 p.m. Hang with friends from Common Desk, The DEC, Digital Dallas, and Fort Work. CultureMap is even knocking...

While our Launch DFW calendar of events is incredibly comprehensive, with so many events 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 in each region and will be...

On September 16 we will be holding the initial meeting to share and discuss plans for the Fort Worth/Arlington division of LaunchDFW! Meet the editors and find out how you can support startup storytelling in the Fort Worth-Arlington MSA. For some background, check out the article on...

Local startup, Mend is bringing their house-call services to Dallas and North Dallas coworking spaces next month in the name of flu-prevention. "Coworking spaces are often built with teams working close together—a.k.a. germ central. Our purpose for these events is to take care of busy team members of...

MultiView, a provider of digital marketing solutions in the B2B space, today announced that Todd Ebert has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Ebert will oversee MultiView's marketing organization with responsibility for brand, product marketing, demand generation, online marketing, sales...

REVTECH has announced that Eskalab, a participant of the accelerator’s 2015 program, has decided to open a permanent Dallas office. The Colombian-based company headed by CEO Sebastian Cajamarca, has seen great traction during the accelerator program and has recently signed on 14 locations in Dallas as early adopters...

Cariloop announced this week that it has successfully launched an upgraded version of its web platform in Texas designed to help consumers navigate the very complex healthcare system for their older loved ones. This software upgrade introduces several new features and services that will add...

Join Startup Dallas and our friends at The DEC this Thursday at 6pm for a live taping of Startup Dallas with guest Daniel Black, CEO and co-founder of Glass Media. Register here. Glass Media is an incredibly fast-growing startup that is bringing the new digital storefront to...

If you’re coming to downtown Dallas, these are the best options for getting here: Walk. If you’re already Downtown, or are coming from Uptown, The Cedars, Deep Ellum, or any of the 15 districts that make up Downtown Dallas, walking is the best option. Use Google’s walking...

Tech EdVentures launched one year ago with a big vision: teaching engineering, robotics and computer coding to children. If yesterday's one year anniversary celebration at NoD Coworking is any indication, then the future is looking bright for this North Dallas startup. Dr. Allen Selis, Tech EdVentures' founder,...

Written by Lin Nelson + Hayden Blackburn  The Fort Worth startup scene is growing with a strong base of community and activity throughout the year (IMPACT Awards, Values & ventures, FW Business Plan Competition, Startup Weekend) that provides the community opportunities to celebrate startups and the...

Written by Kyle Taylor  We just had our awesome annual Bootstrap Denton party last week where we get the entire Denton tech and creative communities together to showcase unique organizations in the area to talk about what they’re working on and how we can get involved....

As you may have heard, Launch DFW is entering a new chapter. We’ll still bring you the same great content you’ve come to expect from us like news, events, and profiles of people from across the technology, startup, and entrepreneurial community. But, we’ll also be...

Today we are thrilled to announce a new chapter for Launch DFW, one wherein we not only embrace the entire region and all of its players, but one that simultaneously empowers every willing community member to share their voice and experience. Launch DFW will continue to...

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce my new role as Regional Editor for Launch DFW North Dallas. This first post is meant to introduce the region and to thank all of the founders, creatives, tech bloggers, and designers that make North Dallas...

Curious about equity crowdfunding? Check out the Texas Equity Crowdfunding Town Hall next week in Arlington. Thinkcrowdfund.com, in collaboration with the Texas State Securities Board, U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Arlington Public Library, CrowdPay, NextSeed, Lendoor, MassVenture, TruCrowd.com and Comerica Bank, will host its upcoming equity crowdfunding town...

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T*, Plano-based LaunchAbility and Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters are working with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and New York University’s ABILITY Lab to find ways technology can enhance the lives of people...

While summer doesn't officially begin until the 21st, we all know that the summer season here in DFW is well underway.  As such, Launch will be taking a summer break from Dallas New Tech for July and August (that means no DNT in July and August).   Don't...

Vinli, Inc., developer of a connected car platform providing applications and services for consumers, developers, and distributors, announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. Cox Automotive, The Westly Group, and Continental also participated in the round. The financing...

Startup Hustle showcases leaders in technology, startups, and entrepreneurship across North Texas. Not your typical news story, this weekly series gives an inside look at the personalities of the diverse and multi-faceted people who make the DFW startup community so special. Be sure to check in...

The startup updates keep rolling in! Back in April we brought you this story on FiveOH!, an app that helps you find food under five dollars. Now, six weeks into their launch, the Dallas based FiveOH app now brings MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes to your fingertips. Dallas, chances...

The Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP) is looking for its second class of startups. Ten (10) lucky startups will receive $25,000 in seed money, access to elite mentors, and 12 weeks of intensive coursework and field work, supported by lots of hands-on assistance during the three-month accelerator program. DEADLINE...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Payments and payment processing aren't exactly cool conversation topics. And when you buy tickets or items online, you probably don't wonder about the inner-workings of how that credit card goes from your hands to the merchant. However, effectively managing payment processing is incredibly important to a...

Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the town of Addison’s Economic Development department and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity for candid chats, networking time with successful serial entrepreneurs and funding strategists, and information...

We’ve seen it play out over and over. A hardware startup goes down the crowdfunding route, successfully raises money and then misses its first delivery timeline. A few months go by, and the team misses its timeline again. If you are lucky, you eventually receive...

Dallas’ evolving need for technological talent has caught national attention and attracted new business to the city. To that end, Tech Talent South (TTS), a rapidly growing education startup, will be hosting their coding boot camp in Dallas next month. TTS offers eight-week code immersion courses...