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Yoxxie: The Next Generation of Event Planning

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If you’ve ever planned or volunteered for an event, you have an idea of just how much goes into pulling that kind of thing off. Whether attendance is in the dozens or thousands, a good amount of energy goes into the logistics behind programming the event, keeping things interesting, and, most importantly, engaging your crowd. And now, more than ever, people are paying attention to the data that comes from…

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One Week Left to Vote on The DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Contest!

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The 10 companies selected as finalists for The DEC and Comerica’s $50,000 Business Pitch Contest will vie for the final four spots to pitch on November 20. To narrow down the finalists, the community has the opportunity to vote for their favorite company. You can participate by voting here. Polls close on October 31! Check out the 10 companies below!  

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Rise: Launching Better Travel in Dallas

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Think back to the last time that you flew on commercial airlines. It’s not usually something that people, especially those who travel frequently, look back on with fondness. Earlier this year, airline passengers were surveyed about their experience with airline travel and the concerns that they had around flying. When asked about the situations that worried them the most before their flight, the most reported anxieties were around on-time departure, getting…

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Online marketplace, Quantifye, is changing how businesses hire consultants

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When you think of management consulting, you probably think of an expensive way to have someone tell you that you’re running your business into the ground. For large corporations with deep pockets, this may not be an issue. For small businesses, the idea of management consulting might be too costly to ever prove valuable. Texas native Shams Juma wants to challenge the traditional consulting model. Juma is the founder and…

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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…