• In the midst of the killer parties, live concerts and the Startup of The Year competition, Hypergiant Galactic Systems announced an unique partnership this past weekend at SXSW. Hypergiant will join forces with the Arch Mission Foundation to launch a series of satellites to Lagrangian orbital locations......

  • It’s always thrilling to hear North Texas-based startups, not only thriving and surviving, but also taking their visions to even greater heights…locally. NewCraft is one of the startups that we have followed for quite some time. From pitching at Dallas New Tech, to celebrating their......

  • In an effort to provide even more resources for local startups, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has announced a new partnership with the Dallas Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization [“EO”] that will center around a year-long, free Speaker Series that will cover key topics that entrepreneurs often......

  • Neighborhood Goods is in the news again. This time, they’re announcing more cash and a Big Apple expansion. The Dallas-based retail startup on a mission to revolutionize the traditional department store announced expanded seed financing this morning of $8.8M for a cumulative $14.5M in a new......

  • Vinli,  the Dallas-based connected car and data intelligence platform provider, announced today it has closed $13.5 Million in Series B funding. The round has participation from new and existing investors, including global electric utility provider, E.ON, The Westly Group, Hersh Family Investments, and Hal Brierley;......

  • In a state with big projects, the Texas Central Partners high-speed passenger train line, which will connect Dallas and Houston, is one of the most high-profile, attracting attention from transportation experts around the world. The technology may be based on the Central Japan Railway Company,......

  • As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that call this modern......

  • 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 a few of......

  • Hypergiant Space Age Solutions today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Black Pixel, the leading custom software development studio for flagship brands. With an increasing market demand for corporations to start implementing AI today, Black Pixel will support Hypergiant Space Age Solutions’ ongoing mission to create superior......

  • Kriya RevGEN, a hotel revenue management software and service company based in Irving, TX, recently expanded its client base within New York City by providing revenue management reporting software as well as full-service revenue management for Apple Core Hotels’ portfolio of independent hotels located in......

  • The holidays are upon us. It’s that time of the year when we whip out our wallets as we accept the fact that we’re going to have to spend some money. So we thought the time was fitting to highlight a podcast that is all......

  • People have opinions about Joshua Baer, chief executive officer of Capital Factory, whether he is deserving of the judgment or not. Baer is best known for his role within the tech, startup and entrepreneur scene in Austin, TX, where he launched Capital Factory’s first location.......

  • As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that call this modern......

  • Big things happen in Texas so it wasn’t a surprise to many of us when tennis great Serena Williams selected local (and recently launched) retail startup Neighborhood Goods as one of the chic, pop up destinations for the launch of her eponymous, new line of......

  • Background reading: Comparing Startup Accelerators Why startups need signals What is the job of elite universities? Most people would say, after giving you looks for asking such a “stupid” question, that it’s obviously to educate top students. What if I told you of studies showing......

  • If you’re an avid business podcast listener, you’ve probably noticed they’re all structured similarly. The interviewer asks a question about how the interviewee became a huge success, the person answers, you’re left in awe… But this week’s featured podcast is a little different. Instead of the......

  • GiGi McDowell has loved weddings ever since she was a young girl. At the age of 6, she borrowed her mom’s credit card without her knowledge to sign up for Brides Magazine. Instead of punishing her, her mom to understand and encourage this love of......

  • As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that call this modern......

  • McKinney-based digital strategy firm Lifeblue recently announced that it has become a Certified B Corporation, joining a movement that identifies and celebrates companies with positive social and environmental impact. The company shares this distinction with more than 2,500 companies in more than 50 nations worldwide;......

  • Hypergiant is in the news again. The game changing Texas-based startup announced the launch today of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, an independent software company within Hypergiant Industries that will leverage AI to provide a fundamentally new way of engaging virtually with physical environments.Hypergiant Sensory Sciences is......

  • There isn’t anything more disappointing than when you order something online and when it finally arrives, it’s not at all what you thought you were purchasing. Online shopping is convenient, but it can leave a lot of room for error. Not knowing exactly what you’ve bought......

  • When I was in college, my dad told me there were no senior women in his law firm.  And then he said, “But when there is an executive woman in the room, everyone pays attention. Take advantage of this and make sure you have something smart......

  • If you didn’t snag an invite to last night’s private launch of Neighborhood Goods, we’ve got you covered as the Dallas-based startup prepares for its official grand opening this Saturday. We’re sharing some of our favorite shots of North Texas’ latest (and hottest) retail destination......

  • 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 bi-weekly feature designed especially for startups,......

  • 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 a few of the......

  • If you are personally inspired by women killing it at their hustle, then Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso might be your next podcast to binge. This podcast series is constantly releasing content covering a variety of topics. Just recently, Girlboss Radio wrapped up a mini-series......

  • StackPath, a leading platform of secure edge services, recently announced it has partnered with Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, the global innovator of security solutions, to include private SSL certificates for no additional cost with StackPath content delivery network (CDN), web application firewall (WAF), and Edge Delivery subscriptions.......

  • Of all product development aspects, what is most crucial to achieving success? The answer to this question probably varies, but to many in the tech industry – the user experience should never be ignored. This mantra is the basis for local UX and creative agency,......

  • When it comes to size, did you know that DFW ranks fourth behind only New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles with approximately 7.4 million residents? It is no secret that there’s so much momentum right now in Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW) – from the quality......

  • DFW-based coworking company Common Desk celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Fort Worth hub last Thursday. Common Desk members, as well as the general public, enjoyed food from HG Sply Co, beverages from Balcones Whiskey and Topo Chico, an airstream photobooth, live music by Jojo......

  • It’s Sunday and it’s football season. Your team is on fire. It’s time to place your bets with PostitPlayit, an online platform that allows users to wager on traditional sporting events and skills-based contests like peer-to-peer sports challenges. Sports wagering is on and not just......

  • Since our inception almost a decade ago, Launch DFW has been committed to the continued growth and success of North Texas startups. Local founders are an integral part of our brand’s ethos. Whenever our team has an opportunity to partner with other organizations that are......

  • As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that call this modern coworking space......

  • A disruptor is any entity that effects the shift of fundamental expectations and behaviors in a culture, market, industry, technology or process. Lincoln Stephens has lived a very predictable life. But not in the traditional sense of the word. His journey has predictably been a lesson-filled exploration......

  • The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has added one more location to its universe with the grand opening of the DEC @ Redbird on Thursday, Nov. 1, at a party that saw more than 500 attendees enter the 7,300 square foot space on the second floor of......

  • Innovation is alive and well in North Texas. A recent summit hosted by Capital One not only shined a light on the latest in product and design innovation, but it also introduced an incredible lineup of industry thought leaders and local influencers. The event’s impressive......

  • RoboKind is one of those companies that flies relatively low on the radar of the DFW startup community, but since 2011 they’ve gone from 5 to 22 full-time employees, raised $17 million dollars locally, and reached students in 35 states, and they’re just getting started.......

  • Dallas-based online travel agency Travelocity is launching its first augmented reality (AR) experience allowing users to snap travel photos and videos with the brand’s popular spokesperson, The Roaming Gnome. The travel icon appears on-demand in 3D anywhere around the globe thanks to a new AR......

  • Medical tragedies can strike anyone at any time and the last thing you want in that situation is to waste a ton of time trying to make sense of the mountains of paperwork and forms. That is why Kelli Thomas-Drake created My Purple Folder, a HIPAA-Compliant......

  • Local Arlington couple Luke and Lauren Brewer have officially opened the doors to their new coworking space, Union Worx Coworking.  Located at 500 East Front Street, the space is Arlington’s newest spot for coworking, shared workspace, private offices, meetings and events. “Arlington is thriving, and we......

  • It’s official. His “Airness” Michael Jordan has joined the eSports ranks alongside Hall of Famer and business impresario Magic Johnson. The two NBA legends bought an ownership stake in aXiomatic, the parent company for the industry-leading Team Liquid. This marks Jordan’s first foray into the lucrative......

  • Depending on the industry or company you work for, getting a MBA  can be extremely helpful. But when you’re launching a company, going back to school is often the last thing on a founder’s “to-do” list because of the lack of time and financial resources.......

  • For most people who live inside a gated community, you are very familiar with the infamous remote or “clicker you receive when you move in. They are easy to lose, easy to break, but you have to have it if you want access into the......

  • Unconscious bias has become a bit of a buzzword lately, with companies such as Starbucks, Google and Facebook publicly talking about the training they are doing to educate employees about it.  While there is no quick training that anyone can do to “fix” their unconscious......

  • 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 bi-weekly feature designed especially for startups,......

  • With 27,000 members around the world, Dublin-based Digital Marketing Institute is ready to bring its unique digital marketing certification program to the states with the launch of its first U.S. office in Dallas, Texas. With an already strong foundation in the U.S., DMI, which is backed by Spectrum......

  • Local marketing entrepreneur Tarsha Polk has been selected to lead a new business center designed with DFW’s businesswomen in mind. LiftFund’s Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center (WBC), a new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resource center, will provide business education, consultations, training and mentorship for......

  • Go to any startup event and you are sure to overhear talk about “scaling”. How do companies build a scalable business model, workforce, or idea? Many entrepreneurs often avoid such heavy topics until it becomes impossible to ignore the inevitable. The pressure of actually scaling......

  • 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 a few of the......

  • “Music is a labor of love.” Jeff Mitchell’s entrepreneurial journey truly lives and breathes this sentiment. He’s the founder and CEO of Decks in the Park, a free, tech-driven, music festival series that regularly draws 7-10 thousand people to Klyde Warren Park during the Summer and......

  • 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 get it out there,......

  • Paul Mitchell hair products. Patron tequila. These are the products and brands that most people associate with John Paul DeJoria, the self-made billionaire whose extremely modest beginnings taught him the value of hard work and persistence. But JP – as his friends and associates refer......

  • Brazen, a membership organization for female CEOs and women entrepreneurs, recently partnered with Golden Seeds and law firm Polsinelli, to host cocktails and a thought-provoking conversation on the state of capital and current resources available for female entrepreneurs in Texas, specifically DFW. The event, Money......

  • There is no denying the impact the concept of a  “glocal” economy has had on the North Texas innovation ecosystem. So it was no surprise to hear that Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international initiative powered by the Kaufman Foundation and supported by dozens of world......

  • The hustle. The grind. Whatever you call it, it is a lot of work to win at life. And we all want to win, don’t we? Maybe you want to start a business, to climb the ladder, or to do something new with your life.......

  • 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 allies. So when we got......

  • 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 feature designed especially for......

  • 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 them. Remarkably, the story he......

  • Over the past few years, technology has been sneaking its way into everything from finance, to energy, to clothing and more. Many companies are now even adding in a coding requirement with their job descriptions. Technology is everywhere. Our educational system is unfortunately not evolving......

  • After considerable thought and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s Community Roundtable event. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the community and ticket sales indicated that fact, but we also received considerable pressure to not host this conversation. Many of our......

  • 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, Gig Wage makes it simple,......

  • Featured Event: LinkedIn Local –  meetup concept that allows Linkedin users to connect with their networks offline, and create meaningful interactions. Venue:  WeWork Clearfork Organizers: Joe Crenshaw, Evans Duren & Jake Jordan Prominent Speaker: Evans Duren Sponsors: Rev19, WeWork, Beacon Hill Technologies, TeffBar, VIIA Yoga Hashtags Of......

  • The eSports industry continues to post staggering growth numbers that have sent companies flocking to join the ranks of advertisers who use the sport to promote their products and services. For companies looking to get involved but thinking “we don’t sell controllers, computers, energy drinks,......

  • NoD Coworking has announced a new partnership that combines gaming with raising awareness and funds for cancer patients.  The North Dallas-based coworking & events venue founded in 2014 by local entrepreneur Chirag Gupta, has partnered with local nonprofit 1UpOnCancer.org to create a 1,000 square foot live streaming......

  • The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced its 2019 Annual Conference will take place at the Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas June 11-12, 2019. As part of its commitment to boost local presence and expand its audience, the CMC has held its......

  • BenefitMall, the leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services, announced its acquisition of Planet Payroll, a payroll service bureau located in Phoenix with a client base in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, BenefitMall partners with a network of 20,000 Brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits......

  • Today’s another big day for the Texas (and Dallas) startup ecosystem. Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform with a focus on the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced that is has been acquired by LivePerson, a New York-based, leading provider of conversational commerce solutions.......

  • 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, started as just an......

  • If you ever visited an arcade in the early 90’s, you no doubt witnessed dozens of gamers huddled around NBA JAM, a two vs. 2 NBA game featuring actual NBA players. The popular phrase, “He’s on fire,” was born in NBA JAM as the arcade......

  • Last month, two local membership organizations, Public Relations Society of America (Dallas Chapter) and ColorComm Dallas, hosted one of Uber’s top executives in town for a special community event. Bernard Coleman III, global head of diversity and inclusion (D&I), served as the keynote speaker for PRSA’s......

  • 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 a few of......

  • 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 summer in partnership with the......

  • In a time when society appears to be going more digital, there is a local company that is defying the odds and not only expanding, but revolutionizing an industry. Flexpress is not your ordinary printing company. In fact, the owner, WP Ward, proudly states that......

  • Glamping, virtual reality, techies and live music this weekend on a ranch about 25 miles outside of Fort Worth? No, we’re not talking about the set of a new Texas indie film. We’re talking about RebelCon and we’ll bet serious money that this two-day conference is......

  • Approximately 14 months ago, Epic Games released a quirky little game featuring 100 over-the-top colorful cartoon characters dropping onto an island to try and eliminate each other in a fast-paced Battle Royale. This free game, Fortnite, has gone on to generate over $1 Billion for......

  • When we think of a treehouse, we can picture a physical tree fort constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of a strong tree above ground level. More often than not, a treehouse can be used for recreation, work space, ideation, habitation,......

  • Kobie, a Florida-based, global leader in customer loyalty marketing solutions and reward program technology and services, announced today the opening of a new office and contact center in Dallas. Kobie is one of the largest marketing firms in the Tampa Bay area. The Dallas location will be staffed......

  • Women are chipping away at securing more funding and penetrating the ranks of leadership, but we still face numerous challenges getting ahead.  While men and women enter the workforce at pretty equal rates, women hold only 21% of C-level positions and only 4% of Fortune......

  • Background reading: Angel Investors v. “Angel” Investors Friends and Family Rounds California, and particularly Silicon Valley, is its own world as far as early-stage startup investing goes. The reasons for that aren’t complicated: because so much of the “angel” money swirling around that ecosystem was made in......

  • Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies, is on the hunt for inspiring women in technology. They have have officially opened nominations today for the 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards. Introduced by Booking.com in 2017, the awards aim to recognize and celebrate women who are......

  • In a time when our lives appear to be consumed by all things digital and social media, Denton startup Upventur is on track to shift the status quo with a pretty cool announcement today –  the completion of its acquisition and integration strategy of Yonder, an......

  • Rank One Sport, a Dallas-based software company and leader in sports team management applications for K-12 athletic directors, certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and coaches, has announced the launch of Rank One Health, an app designed to help standardize student-athlete injury documentation nationwide. The app establishes......

  • 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 finding its footing the DFW......

  • Nearly two months in and the DEC’s CEO Alyce Alston sounds like a woman who has found purchase in the shifting sands underneath her feet. Getting the Lay of the Land Her office at Capital Factory + The DEC is likely far more humble than......

  • You’ve heard the phrase, “I’ve died and gone to heaven:. Well, if you’re a gamer, the Dallas Mavericks Gaming Pavilion is the epitome of paradise. I attended the grand opening of the gaming pavilion tonight and boy oh boy, walking into this new facility gives......

  • 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 feature designed especially for......

  • As eSports races towards becoming a billion-dollar annual industry, celebrities, and business titans race to stake their claim in the market, and corporate partners pour budgets into the gaming industry. This begs the question, should eSports become an Olympic sport? The Olympics date back to......

  • 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 a few of......

  • Cognizant today opened its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas.  The opening follows a November 2017 announcement by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on the company’s plan to invest more than $8 million to expand in Irving and create 1,100 new......

  • Over the weekend, the soon to be billion dollar eSports industry suffered it’s first major tragedy when a man competing in a Jacksonville Madden Tournament, opened fired on fellow gamers after a defeat, killing two and injuring ten. Madden football is one of the most popular......

  • Bestow Inc., the company expanding insurability and democratizing access to consumer life insurance, today announced its expansion to 32 states bringing its modern life insurance products to families across the country, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. The expansion news......

  • Follow your passion – it’s becoming a dreaded and overwhelming statement for many of us. How does one follow this so-called “passion” when it’s not so easy to find? Maybe you’re lucky and knew from childhood what your passion was going to be, but I......

  • A self-described “average guy” from Fort Worth, Cam Sadler’s love of technology and teaching has led him down his own unique path of entrepreneurship. He was in high school when he launched his first business, a blog where he reported on local athletes. He went......

  • Do you remember the days when your parents told you video games were a waste of time? Well, those days are long gone. Not only can playing video games be extremely lucrative (just ask gaming Superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who generates over $500,000 a month......

  • For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once. Ranking Toyota at #31 of the top 57 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for believing robots can do more......

  • 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 a few of the Dallas-based......