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Startup Profile: Javadrop, Connecting Singles through Coffee

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There are a good number of dating apps out there, and if you’re single and looking it can be quite overwhelming. College roommates, Andrew Weatherby and Sean Caldwell, knew they’d always wanted to work together on some kind of business, and saw the need for a dating app that encouraged users to actually meet in person. “There’s too much of a game behind Tinder, and with platforms like Match, you’re…

WELD Show -- photo by Hoyoung Lee

Third Annual WELD Show This Thursday!

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Dallas coworking and studio space, WELD, is pleased to announce The WELD Show, this Thursday, December 18th at 7:00PM. The event is shaping up to be quite impressive, and has been guest curated by Sabine Meyer, former Director of Photography for National Geographic Adventure and a contributing photo editor at Time Magazine. Since opening its doors in 2012, “WELD has received local and national attention for its unique brand of coworking, which…


Unbranded’s Six Week Pop-up Experiment Comes to a Close

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Over the last few weeks, a space in Deep Ellum has been open to the community, offering opportunities to independent retailers and creatives to show their work and sell their products. Unbranded began as an experiment. Its founders, Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca, wanted to give local entrepreneurs the space to get in front of a larger audience. Both Matt and Bryan have founded startups and wanted to give back to…


January’s Dallas New Tech Presenters!

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No doubt, the last Dallas New Tech was an absolute blast — you can  check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page. Thanks again to Joseph Brewster for capturing the evening so well! We’re looking forward to everything that’s in store for 2015, and are thrilled to announced our January Dallas New Tech presenters! Courtem Courtem, a mobile dating app, offers its users the ability to instantly propose unique…


Men’s Lifestyle Retailer, Need, Partners with Private Jet Service, Rise

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Dallas-based lifestyle retailer, Need, just announced its partnership with Rise, the fly-all-you-want air travel membership service, and recent Dallas New Tech presenter. Matt Alexander, Need’s founder and CEO, launched the company just a year ago, and, in that year, Need has become known around the world. “From its co-sponsorship of New York Men’s Day (NYMD) as part of New York Fashion Week with Cadillac to its sold out monthly collections,…


The Great Dallas Boom

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Real estate has forever been a huge part of Dallas (and Texas) culture. But these days, development is shifting towards startup and technology ecosystems. From multiple coworking spaces to buildings like 211 North Ervay – which house Fork Work, LAUNCH DFW, Tech and Health Wildcatters, Velocis and more – developers are aiding in the community’s growth and momentum. This Thursday, The Berkshire and Transwestern are sponsoring the DFW Construction &…


Gurrate is offering $1 rides to DFW airport for the Christmas holiday!

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Gurrate, a marketplace platform for ground transportation, is launching an iPhone app on December 15 here in Dallas. To celebrate the launch, they’re offering $1 rides to DFW airport to help SMU, UTD, and UT Southwestern students get home for the holidays! “The rides will be in Zipcar and Enterprise Car share vehicles during the week of December 15 through December 22,” states a public release from the company. To…


BarCamp Dallas is BACK.

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We’re excited to hear that BarCamp Dallas is back on December 13! It’s been seven years since the last event, and several awesome people in our community are coming together to make it happen again at Tech Wildcatters and Fort Work down in the West End. BarCamp is an “ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event…


Following the Progress of Dallas Health Tech Startup, Virtual Visit

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It’s been quite the ride, following the progress of Startup Weekend Health winner, Virtual Visit. The team competed at the Startup Weekend Health event back in September, and won first place that weekend. Virtual Visit is a platform that allows family members to interact with and get updates on the care that their relatives are getting at nursing homes. “It’s a new way for families to track the day to…


Tech Edventures: Coding and Robotics for Kids

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Next week is the International Week of Code, a worldwide event that drives home one key message: Coding not just a specialty. For tomorrow’s adults, it will be a survival skill. During the week, thousands of organizations will create opportunities for those who would like to learn coding skills — and a local business, Tech Edventures, will be participating. Tech Edventures is a North Texas startup run by Founding Director, Dr….