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Dallas startup Glass Media launches in over 30 locations across the metroplex

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If you missed Glass Media at our Holiday Dallas New Tech, not to worry — you’re going to see them around town. This month their technology will launch in over 30 locations around Dallas. Glass Media is an on-demand, dynamic projection and display technology, using an “SaaS platform that transforms storefront glass into an advertising/marketing medium empowering businesses to advertise WHAT, WHEN and WHERE they want.” Their new pilot program was…

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Navvie: “Closing gaps in the new curriculum standards” in Texas

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In August of last year, I had the opportunity to talk with Jena Draper, founder of Navvie, a local EdTech startup. Navvie is an educational content platform, “bringing schools and consumers an on-demand learning solution.” Today, Navvie announced the official launch of their platform, along with an agreement with content provider Words & Numbers Inc., “to bring high-quality education to schools and learners through a premium content marketplace.” If you’re not familiar with curriculum…

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Kickstart Monday: Custom Apps Made Easy with Appr

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Earlier this year, Flurry Analytics released a report on mobile app usage since 2013, noting that, of the time spent on a mobile device, 86% of the average US mobile consumer’s time was spent on apps. “The data tells a clear story that apps, which were considered a mere fad a few years ago, are completely dominating mobile, and the browser has become a single application swimming in a sea of apps,” states…

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Startup Profile: Javadrop, Connecting Singles through Coffee

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There are a good number of dating apps out there, and if you’re single and looking it can be quite overwhelming. College roommates, Andrew Weatherby and Sean Caldwell, knew they’d always wanted to work together on some kind of business, and saw the need for a dating app that encouraged users to actually meet in person. “There’s too much of a game behind Tinder, and with platforms like Match, you’re…

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Following the Progress of Dallas Health Tech Startup, Virtual Visit

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It’s been quite the ride, following the progress of Startup Weekend Health winner, Virtual Visit. The team competed at the Startup Weekend Health event back in September, and won first place that weekend. Virtual Visit is a platform that allows family members to interact with and get updates on the care that their relatives are getting at nursing homes. “It’s a new way for families to track the day to…

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Courtem: Bringing Chivalry Back to Mobile Dating

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Tinder, Zoosk, Match, OkCupid. We all know about the elusive world that is mobile/online dating. It can be a painful, embarrassing and time-wasting experience. But in these mobile friendly, very busy times it’s hard to date otherwise. Enter Courtem. They’re “bringing chivalry and courting back into the 21st century.” Dallas-based Courtem’s patented cut-and-dry style eliminates all the hassle and run-around of online dating, prompting its users to actually propose dates…

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Austin Startup, Favor, Expands to Dallas

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Austin-based delivery app startup, Favor, announced their launch in Dallas earlier this week. “We launched last summer in Austin, and things have been moving super fast — we have over 400 runners now that serve the Austin area, and are so excited to be in Boston and Dallas now,” says Zac Maurais, Cofounder and CMO of Favor. Zac started Favor with his best friend from highschool, Ben Doherty. Since their…

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Startup Profile: Take Command Health

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Everyone recognizes the problems and headaches that come with health insurance. Jack Hooper and his wife experienced this first hand not long ago, when they found out she was pregnant with twins. “No one could help us figure out what having twins on a student health plan was going to cost,” Jack explained. He and his wife were thrilled about the addition to their family, but the more Jack researched,…

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Sprinkl: The Next Element in the Digital Household

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Perhaps you’ll remember Sprinkl from the September Dallas New Tech event, when local tech entrepreneur Noel Geren presented the smart automation sprinkler technology. Well, we’re so thrilled to hear that Sprinkl is transitioning the product for a full-market launch, and their Kickstarter campaign is live today! The team at Sprinkl consists of Dallas residents Noel Geren and Daniel Pruessner, who have been developing the product for over a year. Sprinkl’s new take…

Finalist in the DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Competition, Glass-Media is a cutting edge SaaS platform for digital/projection-based marketing solutions.

Glass-Media: Changing the face of consumer storefront advertising

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When you board a flight from San Diego to Palm Beach, generally you think of white sandy beaches and umbrella drinks – not inventing a company. Unless you’re Daniel Black, who did just that. The night before this particular cross-country flight, Black was captivated by YouTube videos on projection marketing and knew this could be something. The next day, somewhere over the vast desert of New Mexico, Silicon-Valley-native Black picked…