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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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Online marketplace, Quantifye, is changing how businesses hire consultants

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When you think of management consulting, you probably think of an expensive way to have someone tell you that you’re running your business into the ground. For large corporations with deep pockets, this may not be an issue. For small businesses, the idea of management consulting might be too costly to ever prove valuable. Texas native Shams Juma wants to challenge the traditional consulting model. Juma is the founder and…


SafeNight: Providing Shelter to Victims in Need

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Domestic violence is pervasive in communities across America, affecting hundreds of thousands of women, children, and men each year. Over 1,000 cases are reported from households in Dallas alone each day. Many of the afflicted are given sanctuary through the constant efforts of family violence agencies and similar organizations; however, all too frequently the number of victims exceeds the number of beds available. This is where the team behind SafeNight…


Empowered Messaging with the Amby App

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A little over a year ago, James Fontana’s sister lost her dog. It was a stressful situation, obviously, and she posted on Facebook to try getting the word out. “My sister lives in far north Dallas and no one could help her. Her voice may as well have been silent,” says James. It was that incident that helped to inspire the development of AMBY, an app that James Fontana, Bob…

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Game Cart: Ushering in the Next Generation of Golf

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The team behind Dallas tech startup, World Class Creations, has been at it for over three years now. This Tuesday, they’ll have the opportunity to show off the impressive technology that they’ve been developing, at the Nancy Lieberman Foundation Celebrity Classic at The Clubs of Prestonwood. That’s right, it’s tech…for golf. “Golf is a traditional sport,” explains Peter Bastawros, founder and CEO of World Class Creations. “The need for modernizing…