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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…

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YourCause Announces $4M in Series A Funding: “The opportunity to grow to this point was right there.”

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Carrollton-based company, YourCause, announced the closing of $4 million in Series A funding led by Vocap Investment Partners earlier this week. “I’ve always known that the opportunity to grow to this point was right there and ours for the taking. Getting there has been great to see, though not necessarily a surprise,” says Matt Combs, Founder and CEO of YourCause. YourCause is a free portal for nonprofits to manage their charity…

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Yoxxie: The Next Generation of Event Planning

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If you’ve ever planned or volunteered for an event, you have an idea of just how much goes into pulling that kind of thing off. Whether attendance is in the dozens or thousands, a good amount of energy goes into the logistics behind programming the event, keeping things interesting, and, most importantly, engaging your crowd. And now, more than ever, people are paying attention to the data that comes from…

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Rise: Launching Better Travel in Dallas

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Think back to the last time that you flew on commercial airlines. It’s not usually something that people, especially those who travel frequently, look back on with fondness. Earlier this year, airline passengers were surveyed about their experience with airline travel and the concerns that they had around flying. When asked about the situations that worried them the most before their flight, the most reported anxieties were around on-time departure, getting…