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Background reading: Small business v. Startup Checklist for choosing a startup lawyer One of the most influential concepts that entrepreneurs are told to emphasize as they build their companies is iteration. Don't fret too much about getting things perfect up-front. Just

Since Launch DFW's inception in 2009, a big part of our brand identity as the cool kids would say has been community collabs and partnerships. Our community impact continues to grow because of the support from our incredible partners and

Shortly after the not guilty verdict was returned in the Trayvon Martin case, recovering politico and public health professional Kevin Dedner, sick with sadness, fury, and grief, turned to his circle of friends and family members to check in on

Although his background includes designing for some of the biggest brands in the world, Jarrod Ausborne feels right at home now as Chief Design Officer at Gig Wage, a  venture-backed payments platform specializing in independent contractors. Headquartered in downtown Dallas,

While rideshare is convenient, especially in a city like Dallas, it certainly has its risks. That is until a new company came along with a new approach. Bubbl, a rideshare company that uses current and retired law enforcement as its drivers,

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced today that it is participating in a series of events across the United States to meet promising entrepreneurs that are looking for funding. As part of the "call for innovation" initiative that it unveiled this

We’ve all been there. You’re dedicated to your career, so much so that you end up neglecting your health despite all the warning signs. This was Patrick Smith’s story, the founder of a new and rapidly growing startup that’s been

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region's incredible startups. We've partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking,

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region's incredible startups. We've partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to spotlight

Serial entrepreneurs Brandon Warman and Daniel Vitiello have known each other since high school, and they’ve come a long way since then. As is the case with many entrepreneurs we chat with, their entrepreneurial journeys began early on with their

Having only released the beta for video in the summer of 2017, active LinkedIn users have witnessed firsthand the platform's massive rebrand and new features. Top LinkedIn influencer Goldie Chan, known for her bright green hair and Disney themed videos,

Fetch, the first off-site package solution for apartment buildings, recently announced $3 million in Seed funding, led by Silverton Partners.  With the financing, Kip McClanahan of Silverton will join Fetch's Board of Directors. Fetch was founded in 2016 in Dallas and has

Background reading: Bad Advisors: The Problem with Localism Ask the Users Navigating Referrals in a Connected Startup Ecosystem A noticeable theme over the past 2-3 years is the “cross pollination” of startup ecosystems. By that I mean that the traditional zero-sum

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

Guest Contributor: Beth Casey Starting your own business is never easy. Among the plethora of other decisions, you must also consider how best to market yourself. Today, the name of the marketing game is digital. Statista reported that there were over

The Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs and creatives that call North Texas home. This week's spotlight is on a content creator that offices at Industrious and has a true passion for flavorful storytelling. Meet

Three years ago, Ruben Izmailyan was in a very different place in life. He had just moved to Dallas with his wife for her job, and the day after they landed in town he began class at a local coding

Launch DFW is partnering with Spaces McKinney Avenue for the return of our Startup Community Happy Hour on July 19, and we want to introduce some of the people that make Spaces a great place to cowork. The Spaces coworking concept

The Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that office at local coworking space Industrious.  Meet AddedIQ Founding date/year: May 2017 Founder: Martin Zacarias and Paul Ingram Company Mission To provide our clients with intelligent data applications that help

If you're not familiar with #BigDOCC, you should start by telling yourself to ignore all of the "I'm not a morning person" messages your brain is sending you right now, and set your alarm to be on time for 8:00am

Sponsored by Egan Nelson The market for early-stage emerging tech corporate lawyers ("startup lawyers") has for a long time been bifurcated in the following way: on the one hand, you have massive law firms with hundreds or thousands of top-tier lawyers,

Guest Contributor: Chirag Gupta Area high school students are participating in local startup community events now more than ever these days and they are not just coming to observe. Over the past few years Dallas has seen several young entrepreneurs start

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

Ever since the announcement last year that Capital Factory was launching a Dallas location, the local tech and startup scene has been buzzing about what the expansion would look like and why the move to North Texas. The org has

Last summer, we launched #LaunchCEO (pun intended), a new event segment designed to shine a light on North Texas CEO’s taking bold ideas and creative innovation to the next level at our monthly Dallas New Tech events. For our June #BigDNT event, we invited Marshall

Startups are known for three things  - hustle, grit and an uncanny ability to keep going despite how hard things get. The Annual Startup of the Year program, created by TechCo, is looking for DFW's biggest hustlers, startup hustlers that is, for

Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman, Director of Innovation, UNT Health Science Center Have you ever been on a pub crawl? What about a pub crawl for startups? What about a pub crawl, in spaces where startups hang out that features local startups?

Nathan Butorac has been an entrepreneur since he was 11 years old. Like many kids trying to make a quick buck, he began by mowing lawns in his neighborhood. As he grew older, his ideas became more ambitious, although not

If you've read Launch DFW's feature on them back in February, you'll know that Stoke Denton is doing big things both in and for the entrepreneurial community in Denton. With many of their recent events, they're aiming to draw in

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP Executive succession, particularly involving the Founder CEO, can be a tense time in the history of a startup.  But not always. In fact, in my experience working with VC-backed startups across Texas and elsewhere, there are many

When it comes to taking action in the wake of recent school shootings across the country, UT Dallas student and Founder/President Ashlesha Nesarikar is putting her money where her mouth is. One of two recent winners of Richardson’s recent U.S.

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit, and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, have announced that Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, will be held in Toronto, Canada in 2019. Size of tech sector, diversity and inclusion of Canada and

Launch DFW appreciates the support of our Community Patrons who further our mission of building connections and collaboration in the region and enhancing the possibilities for the communities that we serve. When Longview-native Andrew Plan started his undergraduate career at Stanford

Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman Last week I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to represent the United States at the 10th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), a gathering of about 2,000 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial community builders from 170 countries. I joined six other

In Focus Brands announced a merger with Dallas-based firm BM5 Consulting and L Martin Management, hoping to expand resources for startups to the Dallas area. "I've seen hundreds of companies approach business development with poor and outdated strategies, causing stagnant growth

Launch DFW has officially settled at our new headquarters at Industrious Dallas, and are excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that share our space. Each month, we will be featuring some of our neighbors, and this

As an accountant-turned-product development specialist, Snag My Wedding CEO Tammy Bowser is a stickler for process improvement and eliminating waste along the business production line. These skills have served her well in her corporate career, but Tammy is also a

OrderMyGear, a high growth downtown Dallas based software company that provides e-commerce, order management, payment and supply chain software to the team sporting goods and group apparel markets, announced today that it received a $35 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE).  The

You have the best idea, product, or service, and the world must know about it. It’s time to work to work with a communications professional. But do you hire internally, or work with an agency? What about freelance professionals? Plus,

Launch DFW has officially settled at our new headquarters at Industrious Dallas, and are excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that share our space. Each month, we will be featuring some of our neighbors, and this

With March Madness upon us, you've probably spent a decent chunk of time looking at statistics to find the winning bracket predictions. With his app EPLAY, RevSports's Co-founder and CEO Ryan Girardot is working to change the way basketball statistics are collected,

It’s Monday, and you’re back to the grind (yes probably both with coffee and work). Check out this week’s hot stories and local events guaranteed to keep you plugged in.   News You Can Use This Week Microsoft, Softtek partner with Apollo living

On the first Tuesday of every month, Dallas New Tech brings our community together for connection, collaboration and to encourage new ideas. Special thanks to Chris Alvarado for the photography. Join us on March 6th for the next show.        

Today is the day when the world recognizes the best of the best in football, but we would be remiss if we didn't talk about technology too. The NFL hosted its third annual "1st and Future" startup pitch competition which highlighted

GoodWork Co-Founder Amy King first learned of co-working spaces nearly a decade ago when she lived in Washington D.C. "I had this choir of angels moment - like a big light bulb moment - that this is my calling," said King.

Are you launching a product or service during the first quarter of 2018? Apply now for the annual SXSW Release It pitch competition. Applications close Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The competition will take place on March 9, the opening

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, a podcast about growing and scaling businesses, is on a mission to "illuminate big concepts and simple hacks that can change everything". Each episode features an entrepreneur (i.e. Mark Zuckerberg, Linda Rottenberg, Reed Hastings, and

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the final Dallas New Tech of 2017! Special thanks to event partners Tech In Motion, Workbridge Associates, Vela Wood, Dallas B.R.A.I.N and the Dallas Public Library. Founder Fave Matt Alexander joins us the

For many vendors at the Re-Imagine RedBird Pop-Up Market, the blossoming revitalization and investment in the region, spearheaded by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the Red Bird Mall redevelopment team, is bringing much-needed excitement and interest in

Every spring, the city of Dallas convenes for Dallas Startup Week, an unforgettable five days of networking, education and innovative programming. The countdown to one of North Texas' biggest startup events has officially begun. Next year's conference will take place April

If you’re an avid Launch DFW reader, you know that we’re passionate about creating and supporting our local community. So in keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re bringing back a special annual tradition

Dallas New Tech is one of DFW’s longest running monthly showcase events for new and exciting companies and technologies. The format is ever evolving. Last summer, we launched (pun intended) a cool, new event segment at Dallas New Tech designed to shine

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

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

GoBone Inc., the maker of smart, connected devices for pets and their people, announces that its flagship product, GoBone, the world's first app-enabled smart bone for dogs, has been included on Oprah's Favorite Things List 2017. GoBone. which is already

What does a Rocket, BattleBots, and face painting have in common? Find out this Sunday as Rising Tide brings the community together to celebrate innovation a big way at their free, annual event. WHAT: Rising Tide Initiative, 2017 Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Calling all fabulous women who are passionate about Dallas, startups and looking for their next big opportunity. Brazen Global is on the hunt for an Interim Director. Read on for details

Health Wildcatters' official Pitch Day has finally arrived! The 2017 class have been hard at work perfecting their pitches, developing their brand and business models, and attracting investors. Check-in begins at 2:30pm and the presentations will start at 3pm. Intermission

SAAP Lao Kitchen has discovered the secret recipe for finding and maintaining business success with their popular style of cooking that deliciously pays homage to family, heritage and the love of a very popular treat

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: ROBOAMP Founder: Roberto Inetti Neighborhood: Rockwall, TX What was the inspiration to start ROBOAMP?  I'm a software engineer. I love to solve problems, design systems, etc. So for me, every time

Dallas New Tech is one of DFW’s longest running monthly showcase events for new and exciting companies and technologies. The format is ever evolving. Over the summer, we launched (pun intended) a cool, new event segment at Dallas New Tech designed to

We didn't think it was possible, but the Frisco entrepreneurial community has just gotten even cooler. A new chapter of 1 Million Cups is scheduled to launch on September 13th and Frisco's signature coworking space, LaunchPad City, will serve as the

GetInsured, a market leader in individual health insurance e-commerce, has acquired ACAExpress.com and its sister brand, Benefit Geek. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers enroll in health insurance through their very own marketplace and through public

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: BLVCK Founder: Eric Townsend Neighborhood: Oak Lawn/ Uptown area What was the inspiration to start BLVCK?  BLVCK started out as a "see a need, fill a need" project. I was talking with some friends

What crazy person would try to launch a world-changing business in 54 hours? Building the next big idea is exactly the premise behind Startup Weekend DFW and we're spilling the beans on this one-of-a-kind event. Startup Weekend is the brainchild of Techstars, a

Embedded within a one-day technology, networking, and tradeshow, the CodeLaunch Startup Expo is a unique startup competition that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship. It is one of the few accelerators which doesn’t require a minimally viable product (MVP) for an opportunity

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: CruiseBe, 211 N Ervay St #300, Dallas, TX 75201 Founders: Alex Shumaiev, CEO & Marina Shumaiev, CTO What was the inspiration to start CruiseBe? Alex Shumaiev:// I always wanted to

Modern Message, the creator of multifamily resident engagement platform Community Rewards, today announced that it has raised approximately $2 million in Series A funding. The Series A funding round was led by AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) and comes on the

Invitae Corporation , one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, has acquired Ommdom Inc., which develops healthcare software, including CancerGene Connect, one of the most efficient, end-to-end platforms available for collecting and managing genetic family histories. The technology behind

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

Upventur is an exciting new social start up that has just signed a lease for the final open spot at the Railyard in Denton, next to Stoke's Coworking and Entrepreneur Center, as reported on by Jenna Duncon of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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

Businesses, particularly start ups, do not always take the most linear path to the creation of their success.  Matthew S. Lewis, of CommonEdits, is no exception. On March 1, 2016 he appeared at Dallas New Tech to highlight his open

Dropoff is the Austin-based modern-day solution to the age-old problem of needing to quickly deliver packages or documents to customers and clients.  Recognizing that the courier industry had largely remained unchanged, and has not been employing technology in any meaningful way,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, launched what they are calling the Gardere Catalyst, a legal incubator initiative that provides early-stage, high-growth potential startups with strategic guidance and legal counsel in both Austin and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The Catalyst will include lawyers

On April 13, the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas awarded the Future CEO Owlie Award to Abinav Varma who leads the UNIBEES team. The Owlie awards, which began in 2015, were established by the UT Dallas Dean’s Council

Kickbox.io has hired Brandon West to be the new Vice President of Developer Marketing & Relations.  West brings with him almost 6 years of developer relationship building experience from his previous position as Director of Developer Relations at SendGrid. His

Start up exits can be a challenging goal to attain, but one local start up, University Laundry, announced during Dallas Startup Week that they have been purchased by Proctor & Gamble, the leader in household care products, including Tide.  Danielle

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

Secure cloud company Armor, based in Richardson, announced this week $89M in new funding from ST Telemedia (STT). This brings Armor's total funding to almost $150M. STT has become a joint lead shareholder with The Stephens Group (TSG), the existing majority shareholder.

Denton-based Kubos Corporation announced today that it has closed $1.65M in new funding led by Silicon Valley icon Tim Draper of Draper Associates. The round brings strong validation to the Kubos team and its platform with the round including new investors Draper

Recently, The Grove hosted a first-of-its-kind youth entrepreneurship weekend called The Capacitor inviting 13 youths to The Grove's social coworking space for an exciting weekend of business development.  The Capacitor is a three-day "immersive entrepreneurial experience" for children of any

Dallas Startup Week is upon us and many of the coworking spaces throughout the Dallas area will be offering some free coworking days encouraging collaboration and networking. With two convenient locations, and a third located in Plano on its way, WeWork* is a coworking

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