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Freelancers Union is a national non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY that promotes the interest of independent workers through advocacy, education, and by providing resources. The community aspect of Freelancers Union is SPARK, which are local monthly meetings hosted the

IgniteDFW is set to return for a 9th edition on March 13th, featuring another incredible lineup of local community influencers at a brand new home, Deep Ellum Art Company, whose mission truly honors the heart and soul of the Ignite movement

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

At the Dallas New Tech talk, the organizers of Dallas Startup Week came together to provide the audience with an inside look at what to expect this coming April 3 – 7. This will be the third year for the

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

Boddy Thakkar is one of the youngest speakers at the latest Ignite DFW talks. At only 17 years old, Thakkar identifies as an entrepreneur who has worked with many startup companies. He has put on events from Zimbabwe to Korea,

At Ignite DFW, Audra Marie Stanley tells her story about teaching in Uzbekistan, and unintentionally flipping off her students through a mistaken gesture. Her experience teaching English in Uzbekistan ignited her passion for teaching. During her 14 year career she

After graduating college, Caitlin Studley found a job as a claims adjuster. It was a far cry from several of her passions such as language and political science. She said that the job fulfilled one of her interests, which was

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

  At Ignite DFW 6, Steve, who is vegan, gave a talk on ethical eating and the effects that meat diets have on the ecosystem.  He argued that a plant-based diet isn’t only sustainable for the human body, but also economical

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

Over the last few years ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become more popular and created an entirely new industry for entrepreneurs to break new ground. One such service is an on-demand gas delivery company called Booster Fuels. Founded

There’s more to a startup community than starting and growing a business. Here are some tips for getting the most from your experience, and for engaging your peers. Relationships are essential. If you’re new to startups and the community, then your

At January’s Dallas New Tech pitch, Skip Howard, founder of Spacee, began his talk by stating, “This isn’t going to be your typical pitch deck. All our clients are telling us to work on amazing things and all our really

Every Sunday, Ateanna creates a week’s view of some of the events happening across the region. I look forward to it as do many of you (thanks for the feedback!). This is different. This is a look at three events

When a group of friends decides to get lunch together, the inevitable debate of “where to eat,” happens. Everyone has a preference that makes it difficult to agree on a location to eat. BrokenBox, designed by Josh Stramiello, aims to

At the beginning of his pitch for Dallas New Tech, TJ Person tells the story of his family’s 14 hour Christmas trip and the fun they had in Orland. “We stayed at this really cool hotel," said Person, CEO of Openkey. "It

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

In October 2016, AsepsisLife announced that their first product, vImmune was one of 15 applications selected to join FbStart. vImmune has been taking significant strides to become a global product that will help track immunization for healthcare professional and families

Jerry Jones, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys franchise, partnered with Rob Wechsler to create Blue Star Sports nine months ago, and has acquired their eighth company in just these nine months.  Along with Blue Star Sports, Jones and Wechsler

[Disclosure: Roger Wilco Agency is a Launch DFW preferred vendor. Cody Marx Bailey and David Fares architected and executed the current version of Launch DFW.] If you've ever snagged a deal on Groupon, you've walked through the process of making a purchase

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

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

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

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

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

ReferLocals is attempting to breach the gap between local businesses and their customers. The new Dallas start-up, founded by Mahesh Kashyap, has recently launched their iOS app and website for both the online consumer and business professional. Marketed as an

As online retailers continue to pop-up across the internet, so does competition. Recently launched Threadhabits looks to join the fray by creating an affordable peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where anyone can sell their unused clothes or their designer clothing. Currently, in

Abu Sadeq is the founder and CEO of Zartech, a Dallas-based cyber threat and cybersecurity advisory firm. Sadeq has over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, including positions at global companies as chief information officer and chief information security

Matthew Tyler Brown visited Dallas New Tech to talk about his latest project, Caterly. Caterly is led by Smoot Carter and provides the Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, and Atlanta, GA regions a platform that connects businesses with restaurants to meet their catering

At Dallas New Tech this week, Tanner Maxon, founder of Ammo Subscription, spoke about his company, his inspiration for the business, and the background that led him to create this business.  Ammo Subscription, launching this week, is a Dallas-based subscription

Local developer, Blake Harris, has introduced an app that allows anyone to run their own ad agency from the convenience of their phone.  The game, Advertising Agency, is a fun simulation game that creates the experience of being an ad

SevenTablets is a mobile development and marketing firm that set its sight on making apps for businesses that will help boost revenue and reduce costs. In this global economy, companies often look for the best way to reach the consumer

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

Matt Holland is the CEO and co-founder of KnKtd (pronounced connected) Behavioral Health. He presented at BigDNT and explained that there is a problem that most of us don't ever talk about, but is increasing every year. "88 million people in the

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

ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name

Panamplify has announced that Kevin Jemison has joined the team, having been lured from Adobe.  While at Adobe, he led analytics and optimization efforts for some of the biggest brands in the business including United Health Group, BBVA, Cox Cable, and Fidelity.

Ivie & Associates, a marketing solutions company headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, has acquired BuzzShift, a digital strategy agency based in Dallas, Texas. Buzzshift is a Google Premier Partner, which means that they've passed exams and earned certificates to earn their

Caterly makes one of the most arduous tasks, in-office catering, easy.  Available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Atlanta the Caterly platform connects businesses with restaurants for all of their catering needs. Led by Smoot Carter, Caterly provides and serves more

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

The Tech Wildcatters have more reason to celebrate, as they announced on their twitter feed that one of their teams, Fast Visa, leveled up to Level 4 in their Gauntlet program. The Gauntlet is an accelerator program created by the Tech

Linux Academy is announcing a partnership with Microsoft's Visual Studio Dev Essentials to connect the first 25,000 Visual Studio Dev Essentials members to also receive Azure training as part of a three-month, all-access membership with Linux Academy.  Meanwhile, the next 25,000 program members

On November 4 thru the 6, Fort Worth hosted a startup weekend where developers, designers, and entrepreneurs came together to share their fresh ideas. The highlight of the convention was the pitching contest that had startup teams selling their ideas

In today's society, social media is a powerhouse and includes a vast majority of apps to post and view news and social posts. While some post on only a few apps like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, or Instagram, others utilize all

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

Sunny Nadolsky is the CEO and founder of MediBookr and presented at Dallas New Tech last week. MediBookr is an online marketplace for medical imaging such as CT scans and MRIs for both patients and medical imaging centers. On the patient side, they are

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

Earlier this year on June 1, a new food delivery service opened in Addison. Since then, MenuRunners has gone through a tremendous growth spurt. MenuRunners has acquired several companies since their opening, including their latest acquisition, 380 Delivery located in

Every neighborhood has that one location that seems to house a new restaurant every six months. It could have great service and a delectable menu, but for one reason or another no one can seem to make it work. If

Tech Fort Worth, a non-profit organization with a goal of helping entrepreneurs and startup companies successfully launch technology-based platforms, has announced that Hayden Blackburn, former owner of IDEA Works FW, will be joining as an Assistant Director on December 1.

At last week's Dallas New Tech, Cristiano Oliviera, the CEO of Olivia.ai, presented. Oliviera opened by explaining that his company solves the problem that is the #1 cause of distress for 75% of adults in America: money. For the millions of adults living

The Dallas Business Journal recently reported that a new accelerator and investment hub called the "Blue Star Accelerator" will be launched at The Star, the world headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys located in Frisco, Texas. The Blue Star Accelerator will help

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

In the last few years, Dallas has experienced a co-working migration, with many new developments still underway. Generally speaking, these spaces have accepted any and all startups that come through their doors. Adam Lotia felt that despite an abundance of spaces,

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has announced a move for some of their employees from their Richardson-based location to a historic building in Dallas' West End.  This exciting news is the first major business to relocate any of their

When it comes to the health and well-being of our children, there is nothing that most parents would not do to ensure they are feeding their youngsters healthy, safe, high-quality food.  For parents that are always going a million miles

Molly Cain, in an article "3 Fatal Mistakes Startups Make in An Accelerator" for Medium, asks the question if your startup really benefits from an accelerator.  Then she goes even further and introduces the idea that perhaps there are some instances

Fort Worth-based Linux Academy is the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community. Offering users a high-quality, in-depth training program at prices that nearly everyone can afford, Linux Academy ensures that no one is ever left out of improving

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

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

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

The Frisco-based company Touch Titans just launched their new app that uses the iPhone camera to gamify fitness. Gamification applies game mechanics and design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Typically, it incorporates the user's desire to achieve success, in order

PediaQ, the leader in on-demand nursing triage and pediatric house calls, is pleased to announce another successful round of funding with $4.5 million raised for its Q.care application platform. Along with the increase in funding PediaQ is also announcing the

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

Creative Minds Solutions, a company that designs and manufactures hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity from water sources, won the 2016 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Thursday at the TCU Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. The sixth annual competition was a Fort

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

Chris Mogridge, the COO and co-inventor for iLumaware created a Kickstarter campaign to fund his project called the Shield TL. Kickstarter is an online community where creators of all kinds can find the resources they need to make their creation come to

This month, a new social app has hit the iMessage app store that will take a picture of a friend’s reaction to weird or funny clips and send it back to the creator. AwSnap! was created by Dallas-locals Ryan

The Dallas News recently reported that ParkHub, a startup that coordinates parking payment systems, received an investment from Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, according to Tom Walker, the vice president of tax and business development for the Jones family. George Baker, the founder and

On November 7th the Global World Summit will begin and last until November 10th in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit will see around 50,000 attendees from entrepreneurs, to big businesses that will show off their latest tech, and share business practices.

Today, Edition Collective is  excited to announce its acquisition by Q Fifty One, marking a bright new step in a company that has been bucking the typical retailer trend. Alexander founded Imprint (formerly Need) in 2013, which was quickly followed by

StackPath might be a young company on the Dallas start-up scene, but it has certainly hit the ground running. With over 30,000 customers, and an estimated $4.3 billion in investments from partners and other investors, CEO Lancy Crosby has set

There was once a time when kids would go around their neighborhoods and offer to mow lawns for a few bucks. In recent years, these opportunities have dwindled, or altogether disappeared. Scott Bennett, founder and CEO of Skratch, saw a

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

Yahoo Finance recently announced that Brainspace has reached a partnership agreement and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT). The result of this strategic alliance will accelerate the market presence of Brainspace in analytics for digital investigations. By supporting Brainspace's technology, IQT also ensures that

Peloton, a Dallas-based biotechnology company in its clinical stage that focuses on small molecule cancer therapies, completed a $52.4 million series D round of financing in September of this year. Previous investors include Remeditex LLC, The Column Group, Tichenor Ventures LLC, Topspin Fund LP and

Following Cole Oliver's presentation on CHDR financial at Dallas New Tech, Craig Fuller, presented about the Dallas-based company, Transvix. Transvix is one of the largest private technology investors in North America, where Fuller serves as the CEO. Fuller explained that Transvix is building a futures exchange and derivatives market.

The Startup Genome team is looking to include as many startups as possible to complete a survey to ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard.  The Global Startup Ecosystem Survey and Startup Genome is looking to understand the issues facing the startup

The startup community in Denton, Texas is growing. With the recent annual Bootstrap Denton networking event having been hosted at Stoke, the newest tech-oriented co-working space and entrepreneur center, it is apparent that the growth will only continue.  The Bootstrap Denton

At this past week's Dallas New Tech, a monthly showcase event for new companies and technologies, Cole Oliver presented over his company, CHDR financial (pronounced "cheddar"). He explained their three fundamentals: The CHDR app Saving with friends The savings radar As the founder and

A new innovative first-person shooter has rocked it’s way into the Dallas indie developer scene. Arms of Telos, created by Dallas local Justin Pierce at Overpowered Games, promises a different kind of FPS experience, with gravity and speed as its

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

Dialexa announced in a blog post that Russell Villemez will serve as its Head of Technology Strategy.  Dialexa is a technology research, design, and creation company. They work alongside clients to launch any product on any platform, from the first idea

Every Tuesday morning at 8 AM, the Coffee House Café in Dallas is filled with conversation as the BigD Open Coffee Club North meets to discuss current headlines and talk about new ideas for entrepreneurs seeking to improve their businesses. The

VR technology is on the rise in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and many companies from advertisers to game devs are jumping on the VR train. One company, 900lbs of creative, aims to provide viewers with incredible virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Addison-based Brainspace received high marks this year when their technology was used by SolarCity's legal team as a crucial part of an internal investigation. SolarCity, a leading solar energy provider based in San Mateo, California, needed to verify an employee claim

ACME Creation Lab is a non-profit community workshop in Dallas, Texas. It was founded by two guys who were looking for a place to work on their hobbies. After buying a 10,000 sq ft warehouse from Craigslist, the founders discovered

and  For many parents, youth sports is a way of life that encourages their kids to be active and helps develop social connections with other youths. Keeping track of the team schedules, funding team travels, and building a fan community can

The WavCatcher x1 case is a simple solution to the low Wi-Fi or cellular reception issue at convention centers, hotels, and work spaces for iPhone 6 and 6s. It boosts a cellphone signal to allow for better connection, without the

GeekWire, a national technology news site recently posted an article about a Dallas-based startup called Starliink, that launched their exciting new iOS app on Thursday. The app allows users to speak with celebrities, athletes, and favorite influencers - for a price. The app

Trey Bowles has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). He will be tasked with advising Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship policy and support.  Bowles' is the co-founder and

Circuits Assembly, a website featuring the latest news, features, and products in the technology world, recently posted a press release describing Future Electronics new partnership with CalcuQuote. Future Electronics was founded in 1968 and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. They also have

Venture Beat, a company dedicated to bringing news, events, groundbreaking research, and the newest tech innovations recently posted about TGI Fridays' brand new chat platform powered by Conversable. Newly launched, these interactive bots will allow customers to interact with the bots to find a

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

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