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Dallas Startup News 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

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

Dallas Startup Week (DSW) is quickly approaching, and with the Official DSW Launch Party kicking off the exciting week of events on Monday, April 3rd. The Tower Club is once again hosting the first of more than 80 events to

TraceIT, a student startup from The University of Texas at Dallas, has secured $500,000 investment that values the company at $2 million.  The investment, from a strategic industry investor, will allow the startup to more aggressive focus on the sales aspect

In a photo-centric society, our pictures are worth more than a thousand words. They document our achievements, fun times, and everyday life. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t skilled photographers and every photo opportunity isn’t perfect. You can try to use

  The creators of the successful Robots4Autsim program and Milo, RoboKind, have officially launched Robots4STEM. “We are excited to be able to announce this incredible STEM product to the public,” said Fred Margolin, CEO and Founder of RoboKind, in a recent

After a nice round of funding, and several previous acquisitions (MaxCDN, Fireblade, Staminus & Cloak), StackPath has closed another deal in the content delivery network (CDN) space. With new company owned NOCs in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and

Gables Residential, the leader in developing and managing multifamily communities, has announced its partnership with Modern Message, an online digital rewards platform that uses gamification to enhance residential living. Using Modern Message, Gables will move away from the traditional rewards

The workplace is changing, more and more people find themselves with the freedom of working from home, or in some other way untethered from the confines of a traditional “office.” Self employed, remote workers, remote offices, or even the tinkerer that

If you've ever worked in an office building, you've probably noticed and felt the separation between your company and other companies. Office buildings can house anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of employees. But how many of us have worked

The concept of coworking made its way to Dallas from San Francisco in 2008, when CoHabitat launched in Uptown Dallas. In 2012, the trend really caught on, with a number of coworking spaces setting up shop across the Dallas/Fort Worth

Jackpot Rising is slowly emerging from years of development, and if things go according to plan (oh, and they are), they’ll be the first to leverage a massive opportunity in the gaming industry. William Webb watched the whirlwind of legal activity

Who is Share Rocket? The company was founded by Chris Kraft in 2013, and was officially launched at NAB (an annual conference for the media industry) in the late spring of 2014. They’ve since been heads down, building the tech

Melanin Origins, founded by Louie T. McClain The Second, is a new publishing company that seeks to become the largest Afrocentric book provider in the United States. Their mission is to provide educational material that will inspire children to

Hail Storm Products has won entry into the 2017 Gauntlet Class of Tech Wildcatters along with six months of co-working space at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) in Dallas, following an outstanding performance at the 2016 Pitchocracy contest.  Sponsored by Comerica Bank,

Milk Snob is a well-loved multi-functional cover designed by a mom, for moms, that is taking the Internet by storm.  The soft, breathable fabric serves as a car seat cover and nursing cover, in fun and funky prints, offering a

In a press release, CalcuQuote was honored to be named part of the Techweek100 for Techweek Dallas. CalcuQuote provides electronics manufacturing service (EMS) quote management systems. They have integrated with big component suppliers and utilize custom labor profiles, to create a sophisticated request for

Tech Wildcatters is a leader in Dallas accelerators, and is beyond pleased to announce that StuntShare and Mobifalcon leveled up to Level 4 as part of their new accelerator model, the Gauntlet.  The advancement to Level 4 means that these teams

Retail Technology Ventures, known as REVTECH, announced in a press release that the Australian-based startup company Workplace Arcade, is opening an office in Dallas. REVTECH is a seed fund and venture accelerator company located in Dallas. Arcade recently graduated from

Today it was announced that Medina Capital and BC Partners have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Addison-based Brainspace.  Medina Capital and BC Partners are leading private equity firms with a joint venture holding a portfolio of 57 data

RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, together with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, announced today their new Robots4Autism School Grant Program. This program will give schools the opportunity to adopt a research-based curriculum to aid

On October 8th, 900lbs of Creative debuted their industry-first virtual reality goalie simulation for Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas team. This took place at FC Dallas’ exclusive "Meet The Team" event at Toyota Stadium. At the event, fans were able to

The “Stage 5” Gauntlet Tech Wildcatters presentations took place this afternoon at House of Blues, and played the setting for a big day for the Dallas startups community, with the starring members of the scene being Deep Space Ventures and

RoboKind, a world-renowned company that designs and builds robots to foster social interaction and support STEM, has addressed an issue with robotics head on. Their newest robot is named Jett, and has been designed to have African-American likeness. RoboKind created Jett

The Intuit Development team just announced on their blog which teams would be competing for $100,000 at the QuickBooks Connect 2016 event in San Jose, California. On October 24th, ten different teams will be competing on stage at Intuit's Small

Have you ever thought about the potential diseases that the food you’re eating might cause… while you’re eating lunch? Or the toxins that the skincare product that you’re using might be putting on your skin… when you get out of the

We see what you did there, 1 Million Cups Organizers… Mobile. Definition: (1) Able to move or be moved freely or easily. (2) Of or relating to cellular phones, handheld computers, and similar technology. (Thank you, Google.) The community experienced

Heath Barnett is the founder and CEO of Partake Golf, a Dallas-based startup.  Partake Golf is a consumer-based application that allows golfers to order food, beverage, and retail offerings from the clubhouse on demand, and have it delivered to them on the golf course. Heath

Linux Academy is Fort Worth based online training academy, teaching cloud and engineering technical skills to companies worldwide. Engineers from companies like AWS, Rackspace, Media Temple, and MailChimp receive training from Linux Academy's full-featured training library of long and in-depth courses. Whether you're wanting to

Kubos is a startup in Denton, Texas that has developed an open source space flight software platform. They are currently working on uKub - a small device that will be fitted within the nose of a rocket in order to perform in-depth testing

Economic Development Division for the City of Denton, in conjunction with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), has announced that Stoke, a new 9,216 square foot co-working space and entrepreneur center, will be opening on August 1st. “Many people have worked hard

Techweek, a well-known nationwide technology conference, had added Dallas, Texas to their 2016 conference venue! Techweek was founded five years ago in Chicago, and after seeing the demand to support its entrepreneurial community, they decided to expand their conference venues.

Sometimes it’s the comments and feedback from the community that can help you define your product better than you can yourself. Pitching your idea, talking through your problem, and working with the smart minds around you is what defines “community.”

Addison News recently announced a partnership between Southwest Airlines Co. and The Addison Treehouse, a local startup co-working space that provides entrepreneurs with education and mentorship opportunities to support their business efforts. The two companies are hosting a competition they call

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

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The fifth installment of Ignite DFW takes

Inspired by The Grove's unique co-working community, The Mix Coworking and Creative Space is providing a new neighborhood space for people who are passionate about their work and their world to connect and create. Located in the basement level of the historic

The two presenters at 1 Million Cups both responded to the question, “What can the community do for you?” the same way. Their response is an important lesson for all entrepreneurs to learn, and one in which Brice McBeth of

Alexander Muse announced in mid-June the sale of Architel, as well as the launch of Sumo Ventures, creating new opportunity for early stage startups.  This week Muse announced via Medium that Molly Cain is joining Sumo Ventures as a Venture Partner. Cain will

Gautam Bhargava is no ordinary teenager; last summer, having noticed that there were few resources for young Dallas entrepreneurs, he set about creating his own program with his peers.  The result was SATUS, a three-week entrepreneurial accelerator program by teens, for teens that

REVETCH is the Dallas-based seed fund and venture accelerator that has just announced their 2016 Cohort. The founders of REVTECH have made it their goal to make Dallas the center of the universe, when it comes to retail technology innovation. Through a

One of the best questions that you can ask at 1 Million Cups is “How did you come up with this idea?” or “What got you started doing this?” or “Why do you feel that this problem is one worth

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives – stuck on the side of the road as cars whiz past, waiting at least an hour for help. Your whole day now pushed back because of something as small

Rachel Stone of the Advocate Oak Cliff reports on the purchase of a former manufacturing plant in Elmwood at 1300 S. Polk, by real estate developer Monte Anderson, who undertook the incredible transformation of the Belmont Hotel in West Dallas.  Located on the DART

Dallas is home to Fixd Repair, a new home warranty solution for Texas that has announced a one million dollar seed investment in order to launch.  According to PR Newswire the financing will allow Fixd to launch their new solution and

According to The Dallas Morning News, as of 2009 the busiest long-distance commute in the country could be claimed by residents of Dallas traveling to Houston for work. Michael A. Lindenberger cited a study which showed almost 52,000 residents made

Recently Neil Lemons from reviewed food delivery app, DoorDash, and gave the startup rave reviews. According to their website, DoorDash is "

Danielle Abril of Front Burner Blog was the first to report on the news that Health Wildcatters is moving their HQ in order to build what they call a "Health Innovation Hub."  Currently housed at Alto 211 with Tech Wildcatters, Health Wildcatters is

Tech Wildcatters is no stranger to breaking the mold and finding a better model, and the accelerator is making waves once again by breaking their own model and introducing what they call The Gauntlet.  Tech Wildcatters is using their experience to

Have you ever searched for food delivery, and only returned results for pizza chains, or the occasional Chinese takeout? Do you suffer from a pizza overload? Just wish you could get anything delivered to your home that isn’t a pizza

Have you ever had to negotiate for a salary? You probably have, and most of us find it to be a less than pleasant experience. After you walk out the door, you may find your mind swirling with questions like

Gaurab Chakrabarti, CEO and Co-Founder of Solugen, wants to make hydrogen peroxide as ubiquitous as tap water for its clients. It may not be obvious how abundant the uses for H2O2 are, but it is used heavily in both the

No more pain in the grass! Dallas based start-up Robin gives you the ability to put your lawn on “auto-pilot”. Co-founder Justin Crandall of Robin, spoke Tuesday night at Dallas New Tech, explaining his on-demand landscaping service that greatly simplifies

Texas is winning, and that much is clear. It is evident in the numbers; Texas is number 1 state with Fortune 1000 companies, at 107 and counting. In North Texas alone, 41 of those Fortune 1000 companies have their headquarters,

One of the best parts about attending 1 Million Cups is the opportunity to hear from a spectrum of companies: those with traction and looking for funding, to those in development and pitching their concept. The community will always bring

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

This post comes to us from Jessica Koss, founder and CEO at Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. I asked her to write a piece that describes the opportunity that her startup is addressing, and to provide a clear and actionable means by

CHDR, pronounced cheddar, is a new FinTech company that is setting out to help users, particularly millennials, save and manage their money.  In June CHDR will be releasing a Google Chrome plug-in that looks for savings opportunities for their users. Right now,

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

Another day, another exit for a Dallas startup. The latest firm to cash out on the back of its success is real-time social-listening analytics, visualization and engagement provider MutualMind, which has just been acquired by research powerhouse Shapiro+Raj.   Founded back in

    Instagram is a social media platform that connects people through photos and tags, bringing together those who share similar interests and styles. Users scroll through photographs of those they choose to follow and can like the photographs that appeal to

Private vacation rentals, which are facilitated through companies like AirBNB or VRBO, are a great way to create income by offering out the homeowners private space.  As these websites have grown, so have the problems, such as people renting out

This week Ryan Roberts, of StartUp Lawyer, explains his belief that accelerator investments should be structured as convertible equity.  In a blog published here, Ryan first looks back to an article he wrote about accelerator documents and the need for such documents to

Tech Wildcatters, in the six years since their launch, have entirely revolutionized the accelerator model as one of the original 15 in the world. Forbes and Inc. Magazine have named Tech Wildcatters as a nationally-ranked accelerator, and with 72 investments, 450 jobs created,

PinnStation is a brand new co-working space in Arlington that is meant to help those that typically work from home or from the coffee shop.  While working from home or the local Starbucks may work for some people, others may struggle

Property management app Terra has just landed a high-profile new board member. Brill Garrett, wife of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, has joined the advisory board of Terra App Technologies Inc., where she’ll assist the company in forming new

Biz Owner's Ed has opened up their application period for their 5th annual class that will officially launch January 10, 2017.  With an application deadline of June 17th, there is no time to waste applying into this prestigious program.  Looking to benefit

Dallas’ creative scene is about to get mobilized with the launch of a new app called “CreateGate” which aims to connect the city’s artistic community with local venues and fans. Launching today, CreateGate can be thought of as a kind of

Jordan and Ashley Garrett launched The Bar Cartist on April 18th, a Dallas-based e-commerce startup.  The Bar Cartist helps their customers design and style their home bar or bar cart to reflect their personalities and taste and to find everything that they

LaunchDFW asked Alex Muse, "True or false: You have to be in the valley to build a meaningful tech company," looking to answer a question many startups ask.  Alex's response suggests that startups do not need to be in Silicon Valley

When most people think about aviation, they immediately envision the sky full of airplanes, airports bustling with travelers, families leaving for vacation, and businessmen and women hustling to their next important meeting.  Very few visitors to the airport recognize, or consider

When it comes to dealing with the legal-ese that most start-ups need to deal with, there can be a lot of confusion.  One important issue is the right of first refusal, but Start Up Lawyer has published a blog that

What do you get when a pro-circuit Tennis players meets a Psychology degree, meets a litigation support company, meets a classic “there’s got to be another way” problem? Allow us to introduce Scott Eddins, CEO of Inception Lighting.   In risking his

There are few skills that add value to your career like learning a language, but it’s often easier said than done with expensive on-line platforms that force you to learn on your own… in a silo. But, what if *you*

Mizzen + Main is a men's clothing brand headed by Kevin Lavelle.  This Dallas-based startup offers American made shirts made with the comfortable and flexible fabric found in many types of athletic wear in styles such as dress shirts, pants, and

Join us May 3 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library for Dallas New Tech (#BigDNT).  Here you will find opportunity to share in discovering some of the newest, freshest tech in DFW with our start-up and established business communities. If

The SMU School of Engineering is already known for its many triumphs.  Now it’s adding to its reputation for leadership. There Marc Christensen, dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, leads a multi-institutional team working under the complicated acronym “REVEAL”

  One of the programs that TECH Fort Worth offers is the SmartStart program which offers assistance for entrepreneurs needing help with their business format. The purpose of SmartStart is to offer guidance through bi-weekly meetings and is an opportunity for business owners to

California-based retail analytics startup Dor has joined XClaim Mobile as part of an early selection for their summer accelerator program. The company will be in Dallas for an extended period after a March visit proved itself fruitful. That’s because there's

Emiola Banwo was awarded, along with Dr. Ryan McMahan, a Google Internet of Things Technology Research award.  Emiola, a senior at the University of Texas, Dallas and Ryan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, received a grant to purchase the hardware and software necessary to

The internet and social media in particular have made going where eyeballs are, AKA advertising, accessible to many people without big marketing budgets. And that's a good thing, but the pay-per-click Facebook advertiser faces the same old problems as huge corporate

Creating In Cahoots -- a purposefully designed part coworking studio, part photography studio that is wholly devoted to the production of media -- will be opening its doors to the public in McKinney on or about May 1, in order to

Word of mouth (WOM) has time and again been the best way to let others know about an event, a new restaurant nearby, or someone’s great service. People pass on a card or a number, hoping to grow their business

One of the world's largest mobile coupon platforms, Koupon Media, has just hit a major milestone having delivered more than 500 million mobile offers to its retail partners since it launched less than five years ago. This marks yet another milestone

Austin's Dark Ages is Dallas/Fort Worth's boon. Richard Bagdonas at Tech Crunch laments Austin, highlighting the reluctance of funds to take risks with seed-stage deals and instead looking to focus on later-stage companies. Bagdonas writes of the fact that Austin

Dallas startup rewardStyle, a monetization platform for fashion bloggers, just announced it has closed $15 million in funding at a $290 million post-money valuation. The company, run by husband and wife team Amber and Baxter Box, was also the recent recipient

We celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this month, and to further that mission, the Grove Dallas will celebrate with a series of events supporting sustainability throughout the month of April. As part of the series, the Grove is inviting the community

Silicone Arts Laboratories, a medical product company and alum of the Health Wildcatters accelerator program, just announced the closing of their Series A Round with $1.5 Million, with Tennessee-based investor Innova as the round’s largest investor. “The company’s traction and growth to date

The inaugural Squares Conference is in the books and, having a few days to digest, I think it’s fair to call the Squares Conference a success. The theme of presentations at Squares Conference seemed to be that having a mission statement

Calling all innovators! Whether you're an artist, developer, scientist or entrepreneur, if you think outside of the box you're invited to connect with a community of like-minded creatives this Wednesday at the House of Blues Foundation Room from 6:00 - 9:00

With the amount of time that we spend on social networks, wouldn't it be refreshing to know that some of that time could spent towards giving to others? This is the mission behind Sharitabl, a social network that passes ad revenue

Well, we do it big here in Texas, as always. The U.S. Census Bureau issued its population trends report this month, and the state of Texas has seen a ton of growth. Three of the 10 fastest-growing cities of 100,000 or more population

On Tuesday, April 7, SMU will host the 4th annual Social Innovation Forum. The forum aims to inspire discussion around social innovation and enterprise with SMU students, faculty and staff, but is also an opportunity for Dallas startups to connect SMU students

One of the most trying -- yet important -- parts of growing a company is forming your team. Contributing writer Alison Battiste walked us through some of the logistics behind establishing your company and who you might partner with in her article earlier this