Every week at 1 Million Cups is a new experience. On Wednesday, March 9, the companies pitching covered the age spectrum, from Corporate America to 15-year-olds. We learned about the optimization of the office worker experience with Tucker McCormack through his company, Roam, and the...

Performance wear meets the symphony. This might seem like an unlikely pair, but as Kevin Yu realized, it was a pairing that made formal wear more comfortable. His idea of “performal,” formal meets performance wear, is allowing musicians of the finest symphonies to perform without...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyz1vmP5S2I by Marlene De Bleyker The brain holds some of our oldest technology, according to Jeremy Gregg, managing director of Gregg Partners. He recently took to the Ignite stage to talk about the heart of poetry, saying “Not about meter or rhyme or musical language but one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kdeugyS-Y by Marlene De Bleyker As a corporate attorney, Emmanuel Obi, one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40, grew tired of sipping his latte and look out his office window.  He felt he could use his law degree for a higher purpose. He said,” I was...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ov7KOVxu0 by Marlene De Bleyker Scrolling through his artwork on stage, Willie Baronet, artist and Southern Methodist University professor, spoke about how being creative will make you happy. He said, “Being creative can be scary because people might judge me, it’s scary and it can be frustrating.” However,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb46Lr5wsog by Teryn O’Brien Because of the rise of big data and contemporary analytics, a marketer’s time is being consumed more and more with getting reports for their campaigns. The big problem is that data scientists don’t scale well—all you can do is hire more people. But...

By Marlene Den Bleyker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeuVw1ZBfvk In today’s web environment, creating a form requires a frontend and backend developer. “Web 3.0 is here, and APIs are the connective tissue across the Internet,” according to Form.io, LLC CEO Gary Wetzel. To overcome this issue, Form.io offers an API platform for...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJnEiCs6N2o By Teryn O’Brien “How many of you have moved out of state or to a new city at least once?” asked Edmundo Torquemada, founder of Beecose (Kellerworx, LLC, dba Beecose). Moving to a new place is always difficult, because simple things are unknown. And getting to know...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPkorQ1fweQ By Marlene Den Bleyker Maintaining your home can be time consuming and expensive. Additionally, finding service providers and managing them also brings a new set of issues. Pallavi Raj, cofounder of HomeBlis, Inc., laid out the challenges by pointing out that the average homeowner needs four to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Klvtj6vJY By Teryn O’Brien Imagine this scenario: You come home on a Friday night, and your significant other asks, “What are we going to do tonight?” It’s the dreaded question couples ask across the country, joked Nick Vrana, founder of Take Us Out (TUO). “That question is...

In the spirit of year end reflections, I thought it would be appropriate to look back on the remarkable year the DFW startup community has had—and I mean remarkable in its truest form: worthy of notice or attention. Each year our ecosystem grows exponentially and at this year's State...

I’d like to thank The Dallas Morning News for the writeup on the Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community. It’s important to recognize what is arguably the fastest growing industry in the region. That it’s the Sunday before the regions largest celebration of entrepreneurship, is very helpful...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to you...

On Monday, Tech Talent South launches its third class of coding courses. We caught up with their director of community operations, Melissa Nemec to see what they've been up to.   Raquel Vincent: What can students expect from Tech Talent South?  Melisa Nemec: Students at TTS can expect...

OfficeNinjas has hosted sellout events in San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles, and on Wednesday night, they’re bringing the party to Dallas. OfficeNinjas is a global community of forward­-thinking office managers, executive assistants, and admins. Through online content, vendor marketplace, and nationwide...

Health Wildcatters is doing a weekly video series highlighting the experience of their health startup accelerator program. We’ll be syndicating those stories and videos here on Launch DFW but if you want to see them first, be sure to check out Health Wildcatters’ blog for the exclusive premieres.  We're...

Women and minority-owned small businesses are encouraged to pitch their ideas to investors to raise capital for their businesses as part of The Live Pitch, an innovative project created by NBA basketball star turned entrepreneur, Jonathan Bender. The effort is a partnership with Crowdfunder.com, the leading equity...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place in each region and will bring those to you at...

  Rivet Radio, the smart audio platform, recently announced its partnership with independent broadcast solutions provider, Radiate Media, to deliver listeners on-demand audio traffic reports based on the driver’s location. Traffic reports will be integrated into the listener’s playlist interspersed with Rivet’s award-winning programming and podcasts. “Drivers can...

Last night we took over the Downtown Public Library again for this month's installment of Dallas New Tech. We heard from six startups from myriad industries including health tech, crowdfunding, tourism, and home security. The presenting startups were: Kwest Obaa Kickbox SensorSphere NachoBirthday MD Portal [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://launchdfw.com-content/uploads/2015/10/DNT-100615-12-Output-1.mp4"][/video] We'll be back at the...

Dallas Startup Happy Hour returns on October 15 and our friends at Modern Message are hosting this month's event. Their company has exploded and they've moved into new digs downtown so what better way to celebrate than getting the community together over libations and conversations? Stop by, grab a...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place in each region and will bring those to you at...

Startup Dallas is a webseries and podcast hosted by Jason Croft that brings you in-depth interviews with the top entrepreneurs in the DFW metroplex.  We at Launch DFW are huge fans of Startup Dallas and are thrilled to start syndicating this show on our site each week....

Today not only marks the beginning of October (and hopefully cooler weather) but it also signals the start of #WEDallas, a month long celebration of women entrepreneurs hosted by The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC). I chatted with Lauren Zeien, VP of Programming for The DEC to...

The following is an editorial by Skyler Fike. It was my first year of high school—circa 2001—and as a course requirement, the freshman were obliged to take a class on leadership development. Mrs. Carpenter taught us all the essentials for making a good first impression. Shake...

Health Wildcatters is doing a weekly video series highlighting the experience of their health startup accelerator program. We'll be syndicating those stories and videos here on Launch DFW but if you want to see them first, be sure to check out Health Wildcatters' blog for the exclusive premieres. Episode 3:...

Are you a strong writer with a keen interest startup community events? Then we want to hear from you! As Launch DFW grows to be at the forefront of startups, technology, and entrepreneurship across North Texas, we are focusing our efforts on strong content. Currently, we...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place in each region and will bring those to you at...

A storm has been brewing over the etiquette of email introductions. I have many thoughts on the matter since my world revolves around making and receiving introductions. It’s how community grows. When I make an introduction, I use the following technique: To: People being introduced. Subject: Intro. Message: Hey X...

Join Launch DFW on Tuesday, October 6th for Dallas New Tech! You know the drill: once a month we put together a showcase event for new and exciting companies and technologies. After some time to mix and mingle, a small group of startups will present for 5 minutes followed by...

The Big Android BBQ (BABBQ), the world’s largest community organized Android developer conference, has called the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex its home for the past four years. The BABBQ is the signature event of the Dallas based non-profit organization IDEAA (International Developer Education & Advocacy Alliance) and attracts attendees from...

2015 marks a year of rapid growth for Women Who Code Dallas, a professional community for area women in tech and a local network of the global organization Women Who Code.The network recently surpassed the 500-member mark, rounding out a diverse community of developers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs, as...

Hey startup friends, Launch DFW has teamed up with CultureMap to ring in the fall social season with their famous happy hour fete.   CultureMap Social: The Innovation Edition  Wednesday, September 30 6-9 p.m. Hang with friends from Common Desk, The DEC, Digital Dallas, and Fort Work. CultureMap is even knocking...

Local startup, Mend is bringing their house-call services to Dallas and North Dallas coworking spaces next month in the name of flu-prevention. "Coworking spaces are often built with teams working close together—a.k.a. germ central. Our purpose for these events is to take care of busy team members of...

Startup Hustle showcases leaders in technology, startups, and entrepreneurship across North Texas. Not your typical news story, this weekly series gives an inside look at the personalities of the diverse and multi-faceted people who make the DFW startup community so special. Be sure to check in...

REVTECH has announced that Eskalab, a participant of the accelerator’s 2015 program, has decided to open a permanent Dallas office. The Colombian-based company headed by CEO Sebastian Cajamarca, has seen great traction during the accelerator program and has recently signed on 14 locations in Dallas as early adopters...

The following post was written by Joyce Yeung. We have all heard and maybe even created bad stories that have resulted in content marketing with poor results. I’m talking about poor messaging and positioning, lack of identification with a target audience, with content that sounds derivative. I...

There so many events taking place all day, errday, it can be difficult to determine where exactly you should spend your time. So starting today, and every Friday afternoon from here until eternity, I'll share some gentle suggestions* on what to do this weekend. I'll...

Last night marked the return of Dallas New Tech after a brief summer hiatus—and the first DNT hosted by Launch DFW’s new leader, Michael Sitarzewski. The event took place at the Dallas Public Library’s Central branch downtown. Yes, we drank in the library and it...

Join Startup Dallas and our friends at The DEC this Thursday at 6pm for a live taping of Startup Dallas with guest Daniel Black, CEO and co-founder of Glass Media. Register here. Glass Media is an incredibly fast-growing startup that is bringing the new digital storefront to...

If you’re coming to downtown Dallas, these are the best options for getting here: Walk. If you’re already Downtown, or are coming from Uptown, The Cedars, Deep Ellum, or any of the 15 districts that make up Downtown Dallas, walking is the best option. Use Google’s walking...

As you may have heard, Launch DFW is entering a new chapter. We’ll still bring you the same great content you’ve come to expect from us like news, events, and profiles of people from across the technology, startup, and entrepreneurial community. But, we’ll also be...

Today we are thrilled to announce a new chapter for Launch DFW, one wherein we not only embrace the entire region and all of its players, but one that simultaneously empowers every willing community member to share their voice and experience. Launch DFW will continue to...

While summer doesn't officially begin until the 21st, we all know that the summer season here in DFW is well underway.  As such, Launch will be taking a summer break from Dallas New Tech for July and August (that means no DNT in July and August).   Don't...

Vinli, Inc., developer of a connected car platform providing applications and services for consumers, developers, and distributors, announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. Cox Automotive, The Westly Group, and Continental also participated in the round. The financing...

Startup Hustle showcases leaders in technology, startups, and entrepreneurship across North Texas. Not your typical news story, this weekly series gives an inside look at the personalities of the diverse and multi-faceted people who make the DFW startup community so special. Be sure to check in...

Hey, Dallas foodies, let me ask you two questions: do you want to try out every best Big D restaurants with an affordable budget? Do you feel excited to go directly into popular restaurants without staying in line for an hour? If you say yes to either...

The startup updates keep rolling in! Back in April we brought you this story on FiveOH!, an app that helps you find food under five dollars. Now, six weeks into their launch, the Dallas based FiveOH app now brings MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes to your fingertips. Dallas, chances...

On Wednesday mornings from 9-10 AM, some of the most interesting business concepts in the Dallas area are presented to local professionals at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. An extension of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is a weekly community event promoting entrepreneurship and community engagement nationally. Two...

Considering that Dallas calls four major national healthcare systems home and was ranked as the #1 state to do business by CEO magazine*, it’s no surprise that it’s also home to a successful health accelerator. Health Wildcatters is a mentorship-driven health seed accelerator that launched in...

Dallas foodies and cocktail savvy folks united under one roof last week at the Culture Map Tastemaker Awards at The Empire Room. We swung by the event to talk with Alexander Muse and the Culture Map crew about why these awards are so awesome! Oh...

“When you think about renting, you think about houses, cars, boats…big items. You don’t usually think about renting something in your house. And you should!” That’s how coffee with Anabella Watson, CEO of RentBillow started this past week. She isn't building just an online peer-to-peer rental business (within 9 months her...

Bluemercury, the largest and fastest-growing makeup, skincare, and spa in the country, announces the opening of its first Texas location. Bluemercury Dallas will celebrate its grand opening on May 30 in Highland Park Village and will be the 65th store for the brand. “With a culture built on welcoming, and knowledgeable service, Bluemercury has...