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The DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Contest Comes to a Close: Rollout Takes Home First Place

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It’s been such an exhilarating Global Entrepreneurship Week, and we’ve seen some of the best technologies and startups that the North Texas area has to offer. Part of the excitement has culminated in The DEC’s Business Pitch Competition, presented by Comerica Bank, which opened in July this year. Nearly 130 startups applied for the competition, and 4 impressive companies took the stage for the final round on November 20. First…

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Tech Wildcatters and The DEC Help Dallas Celebrate Women in Startups

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If you hadn’t heard, yesterday was Women in Entrepreneurship Day. It was the first Women in Entrepreneurship Day, founded by Wendy Diamond, in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The day was established to “celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs,” and to encourage a worldwide movement in supporting the women and businesses that help to drive our economies. Last night, Tech Wildcatters opened up their beautiful space to celebrate, and partnered…

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Health Wildcatters 2014: Startups Accelerating the Healthcare Industry

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LAUNCH DFW had front row seats at Dallas’ historic theatre, The Majestic, for yesterday’s Health Wildcatters Pitch Day. If there was one particular take-away from the event, it was how hard everyone worked to make the day so rewarding. Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek opened up the afternoon’s event by thanking everyone that had been involved throughout the 12-week accelerator program. The list of supporters, mentors, staff and sponsors is…

YOUR HOLIDAY DALLAS NEW TECH PRESENTERS

Announcing our Holiday New Tech Presenters!

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Hopefully you were able to make it out to last month’s Dallas New Tech, where we celebrated ONE YEAR of showcasing the amazing talent in our North Texas community. And for December, we’re having a special #BigDNT to celebrate the holidays! I guess you could say we like a party. You can register for the December event here – and you should, while there’s still Early Bird pricing! $5 a…

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Dallas Digital Summit is coming up next month!

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Dallas Digital Summit is two days of networking, strategy, and education. And it’s coming up next month! Dallas Digital Summit is presented by TechMedia. TechMedia was “founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,” and “has been highlighting and networking the technology, entrepreneurial and venture capital communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic since 2001.” Who goes to DDS? Attendees at Dallas Digital Summit are seen as individuals passionate about “influencing the direction of…

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What’s Next? Startup Next – that’s what!

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Companies all over the world are formed every day. From that fleeting moment of the idea, through the culmination of toil to bring it to life, entrepreneurs are often on a path with no edge, no direction and no sense of progress. Startup Weekends were developed over seven years ago in Boulder with the intent to teach people how to start a company from scratch, leveraging disparate groups with diverse…

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Why Startups are Responsible for DFW

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Recently Sam Altman posted a great article on his blog about Silicon Valley: Why Silicon Valley Works. This isn’t an argument against the article – Silicon Valley DOES work. As he points out, Silicon Valley makes it possible for startups — whose natural inclination is to die — to, in fact, “cheat death.” “Silicon Valley works because there is such a high density of people working on startups and they are…

Finalist in the DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Competition, Glass-Media is a cutting edge SaaS platform for digital/projection-based marketing solutions.

Glass-Media: Changing the face of consumer storefront advertising

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When you board a flight from San Diego to Palm Beach, generally you think of white sandy beaches and umbrella drinks – not inventing a company. Unless you’re Daniel Black, who did just that. The night before this particular cross-country flight, Black was captivated by YouTube videos on projection marketing and knew this could be something. The next day, somewhere over the vast desert of New Mexico, Silicon-Valley-native Black picked…

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CodeDay Dallas is this weekend at The Garage!

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This weekend, students will get the opportunity to build projects and new technology together at The Garage in Deep Ellum. Dallas is one of 23 cities where CodeDay will be hosted, in an effort to bring programs for students looking to build their skills and learn more about technology. “CodeDay is a series of student programming events held across the world. It’s the world’s largest series of educational programming marathons,…

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Could Dallas Shape the Future of Fashion Technology?

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Unbeknownst to many, the fashion technology industry has been around for a long time. The use of technology to acquire fashion items (i.e. via the internet) has been around since the 1990s. In the past, funding and press have centered around fashion technology companies in the e-commerce space: Gilt Groupe, who received $236 million in 6 rounds of funding between 2007-2011, and will have an initial public offering before the end…