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LEVELING UP: Celebrating One Year of Big DNT

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One year ago, Michael Sitarzewski brought the concept of the New Tech event to LAUNCH DFW. Dallas’ own “Shark Tank” has grown since then, from about 80 attendees to nearly 300 startup enthusiasts — but still keeping the same program structure. Every first Tuesday, six companies get the opportunity to present their idea and product to the Dallas tech community. The program is modeled after the Boulder New Tech Meetup, which draws…

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The Grove Celebrates One Year of Coworking and Its Expansion in Downtown Dallas

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In September 2013, The Grove opened up its doors to Dallas startups, welcoming entrepreneurs and small businesses looking for not only a place to work, but a community to thrive in. The coworking space has grown from 6 companies to over 70, and that amount of growth called for the recent expansion “to meet the needs of our growing community of entrepreneurs, collaborators, small businesses and change-agents.” The Grove is…

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NTX Apps Awards Night is TOMORROW!

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If you can believe it, it’s already that time. After 12 weeks of workshops, mentoring, hackathons and lectures, the NTX Apps Challenge will culminate tomorrow in one awesome Awards Night ceremony, complete with jumbo oversized checks. There’s $80,000 worth of prize money to be given out, so it’s sure to be a thrilling evening. Two of the winners will also be presenting at November’s Dallas New Tech, and we’re especially…

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Empowered Messaging with the Amby App

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

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Kickstart Monday: Finding Opportunities for Your Purpose with PurposeMatch

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In this day and age of countless opportunities, finding a fulfilling career path has become more difficult than ever for newer generations in the work force. Tasked with choosing the best foundations for their future, thousands of young students and workers feel overwhelmed or “stuck”. PurposeMatch, a multidimensional species of self-improvement program, was developed as a guide that “helps people get unstuck” through emphasis on matching any person to a unique sense of purpose….

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VentureSpur Pitch Day is October 29!

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It’s the first pitch day in Dallas to exclusively feature new technologies for the restaurant & retail industries, and we’ve already made our reservations. VentureSpur‘s 12-week program hosted six early-stage technology companies, and Pitch Day is the culmination of the class experience. This year’s startups are focused in technology for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. Participants include founders from Mexico, China, New Jersey, Georgia, and Dallas. Asif Khan, Executive…

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A Victory Lap for the Dallas Startup Community

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Take a victory lap Dallas, you deserve it! We pulled off something quite amazing on Tuesday night, and it’s just the beginning. Let this sink in… Tuesday night’s Dallas New Tech was a record setter, with around 280 ticket sales. There are other events with that turnout of course, but to my knowledge we’re the only monthly event in tech with those numbers. It took Boulder several years to reach…

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D CEO Magazine Announces Excellence in Health Awards Finalists

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Of more than 175 nominations, D CEO Magazine selected its inaugural group of Excellence in Healthcare Awards program finalists for 2014. LAUNCH DFW is thrilled to see health tech startup, Cariloop, and Health Wildcatters executive director, Hubert Zajicek, on the impressive list of finalists. “Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in mid-November, and all finalists will be featured on D Healthcare Daily and in the December issue of D CEO,” according…

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Uber + Virgin America + Dallas = One Crazy Party

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They’re calling it the “Ultimate Uber Ride,” and we have to agree, it sounds pretty awesome. Uber announced that they’re partnering up with Virgin America on their launch at Dallas Love Field, and will kick off the following festivities: “Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, is hosting a party as big as Texas starting with the ‘Downtown Express’ flight – an inaugural Virgin America flight into Dallas Love Field that…

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Grabbitt: Putting Merch and Information in Your Pocket

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Remember the last time you went to a seriously kickass concert, and you just HAD to get the promotional poster or tshirt, because you wanted some way of holding on to the experience? Remember how long the line was? Or maybe you didn’t have cash. Or you had to take your drunk friend home early. Well, Grabbitt has a solution for that. “Our goal is to strengthen the process for…