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Resources, Collaboration and Southern Charm: Why Dallas is Great for Healthcare Startups

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Dallas Startup Week has managed to draw large crowds despite the stubborn weather. With more than 100 events taking place in over a dozen industry tracks, startup veterans and newbies alike filled downtown offices and coworking spaces to take part in the largest startup event of its kind in Dallas. One track that set out to fill the week with programming, panels, and parties is healthcare. Healthcare is a big…

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Glass Media partners with Mixed Media Creations to provide solutions for multi-family housing properties

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Glass-Media, Inc. and Mixed Media Creations announced their strategic partnership yesterday in a public release. The two Dallas-based businesses have aligned to deliver multi-family housing properties tools for marketing their communities with the Glass-Media solution: cloud-based, on-demand, in-store and storefront projection-based marketing. “Through this partnership Mixed Media’s multi-family clients will be able to showcase their properties to potential residents 24-7 creating an always-open leasing environment,” said Daniel Black, founder and CEO of…

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GeniusDen: Shaping the business environment of tomorrow in Dallas

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Startup Week is underway, and we’re excited to hear that there’s a new model of business incubator in town. Welcome GeniusDen, whose overall mission is “to grow startup entrepreneurs as leaders through developing systems and recruiting valuable people to positively shape the business environment of tomorrow.” GeniusDen will celebrate its launch this Saturday, March 7th, at 8:00 PM at 3106 Commerce Street. The space includes dedicated offices, desks and a variety of rooms…

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Dallas Drops the Mic at SXSW

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ATTENTION ALL PARTY PEOPLE! If you’re headed to SXSW next week, we’re excited to announce the Dallas Drops the Mic event — a happy hour celebrating our Dallas startup community at SXSW in Austin. Shout out to REVTECH, Rise, Softlayer, Startup Lawyer, Tech Wildcatters, and The DEC for making this event a reality. Help us celebrate all of the great startups, accelerators, investors, and programs that make our North Texas entrepreneurial family so fantastic….

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Tech Wildcatters Announces its Class of 2015!

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  After weeks of teasers and hints, Tech Wildcatters finally announced its newest class today. Companies accepted into the Tech Wildcatters 12-week accelerator program receive funding and a program which includes education, mentoring, and networking. The program finishes off with Pitch Day, which gives the startups the opportunity to present their ideas to our North Texas entrepreneurial community. Molly Cain, Tech Wildcatters’ Executive Director said, “The caliber of the class is extraordinary. We chose…

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How a Chief Digital Officer could be the key to a new Dallas

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This weekend, along with 700 new friends, I braved the freezing temperatures and made my way to the Arts District for the Dallas Festival of Ideas. Despite venue changes, last-minute updates, and technical issues, it was clear that there is no shortage of passionate, engaged citizens who are invested in the future of Dallas. The Festival of Ideas set out with the goal to inspire and unite the people of…

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DriverUp Launches Online Auto Financing Marketplace for Investors

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DriverUp is the first online marketplace for automotive financing, and their launch was announced earlier this week. DriverUp gives accredited investors the opportunity to “enter the $379 billion auto lending industry and provide dealers with an expedited, streamlined credit process,” according to the press release. DriverUp is the exclusive brand of Sierra Auto Finance, an auto finance company with $50 million in Series A financing, led by Emerald Development Managers and RRE Ventures….

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Investors and Startup Enthusiasts Celebrate the Dallas Startup Community at Collide Village Pitch Day

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Despite the less-than-enjoyable weather this week, dozens of investors, entrepreneurs, and startup enthusiasts met in Addison for the Collide Village Accelerator Program’s (CVAP) Pitch Day on Tuesday, February 24. The four month accelerator consisted of six teams, all from the DFW area, and was an intense program built around customer validation, data-gathering, and lots of homework. All of this culminated in the Pitch Day event, where the teams had an opportunity to…

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Lantern Pharma, a Health Wildcatters alum, secures funding with GPG

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Lantern Pharma, Inc. announced today that their pharmaceutical company has secured an investment of nearly $1 million from Green Park & Golf Ventures (GPG) and other private investors. A 2014 Health Wildcatters graduate, Lantern Pharma has developed a platform with diagnostics and data analytics to identify and treat cancer patients. “Lantern will benefit immensely from the operational, strategic, and financial experience of our seasoned investors,” said Dr. Arun Asaithambi, CEO…

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The Space Between: Why I Love Conferences and Why Squares Conference is Going to be Fantastic

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I’ve been to a dozen or so conferences in the past few years. I’ve seen wonderful speakers, attended a range of workshops, and learned an enormous amount from some of the best in the business. This year’s Squares Conference lineup looks like it will live up to my expectations, in terms of speakers and workshops. I have little doubt I’ll be soaking in as much knowledge as my brain will…