Nothing rings in the beginning of summer like a BBQ. Oh and 100 degree Texas heat—but our friends at MiniBar can help with that! We are thrilled to announce the folks at Common Desk and the team behind Launch DFW are partnering up to throw a...

LAUNCHDFW is proud to partner with The DEC, Tech Wildcatters, and Startup Grind to produce a day of education & celebration on women's entrepreneurship May 28th. Whether you're an aspiring or established entrepreneurs, a mompreneur, or a socialpreneur, this program is setup for those who share a common...

Payments and payment processing aren't exactly cool conversation topics. And when you buy tickets or items online, you probably don't wonder about the inner-workings of how that credit card goes from your hands to the merchant. However, effectively managing payment processing is incredibly important to a...

Decks in the Park kicked off its 2015 season last night at Klyde Warren Park and it's one of those highly successful and buzzworthy events in Dallas that generate the kind of “This is so cool! It doesn’t feel like Dallas!” commentary that I’ve come...

We’ve seen it play out over and over. A hardware startup goes down the crowdfunding route, successfully raises money and then misses its first delivery timeline. A few months go by, and the team misses its timeline again. If you are lucky, you eventually receive...

Dallas’ evolving need for technological talent has caught national attention and attracted new business to the city. To that end, Tech Talent South (TTS), a rapidly growing education startup, will be hosting their coding boot camp in Dallas next month. TTS offers eight-week code immersion courses...

A new Dallas-based online travel company, which provides RV Parks and campgrounds in the United States, Canada, and Mexico another marketing channel to book campsites, launches this month. CampReward is the first online travel company to offer consumers the opportunity to book their camping trips online while earning valuable...

After a two-year hiatus from the Uptown tradition started at CoHabitat, the Dallas startup community is kicking it back up a few notches! Join us for #STARTUPBOIL an authentic Louisiana-style crawfish boil for the ages. However you peel it, we've got you covered. Come get your hands...

As part of the upcoming Dallas Startup Weekend Women's Edition, we're reaching out to the entrepreneurs and supporters of the Dallas startup community with a special request.  Starting Monday at noon through this Wednesday at 5pm, we would like to invite you to join us in...

According to a new CBRE Research report, “Scoring Tech Talent,” which ranks 50 U.S. markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent, Dallas ranks #11 on the list. While established tech markets like San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Seattle dominated the top spots...

We can't thank our community enough for their attendance and participation in April's Dallas New Tech, our monthly showcase event. Our next Dallas New Tech event is May 5th at Trinity Groves — you can get your tickets by clicking here.  Now, are you ready for the...

It's that time of year when college students everywhere are looking for summer internships and career opportunities after graduation. More and more young people are lured by the appeal of working in a startup: flexible schedules and offices with ping-pong tables, kegerators, and lack of formal...

Each year there are topics that dominate the panels at SXSWi. In 2014 it seemed like everyone was talking about millennials or diversity (specifically gender diversity) in technology. While those are areas that still warrant conversation, this year's panel discussions and presentations seemed to focus heavily on culture in...

By now you've heard the news that Dallas-based startup ViewMarket has acquired CultureMap in a deal valued at $15 million. Over the last year, ViewMarket, a video content network, has received several opportunities to roll-out their content on a national basis but lacked the platform to enable...

So you’ve built your product from concept and have spent countless hours honing the perfect design that you hope will evoke a memorable and pleasing experience for your clients. If you’re relying on aesthetic appeal alone to secure future foot traffic, you may be overlooking...

One of the things that sets Launch DFW apart from traditional media outlets is its sense of community and collaboration. I met Bradley Joyce and Rachel Gilliam long before joining Launch DFW as editor and it seemed that whenever there was a conversation happening in the...

It's the freakin' weekend baby and chances are you'll be hitting up a patio or rooftop for some adult beverages. And hopefully you'll be relying on the services of ride-sharing programs like Uber to get you to and from your favorite watering hole. Right now, there's...

Realtors pay attention to this one! HipPocket, the private social network for licensed realtors launches next month. That's right, no more scouting the web, calling and texting everyone you know, standing in Starbucks just hoping someone wants to buy a house. With HipPocket, realtors have the ability...

Last year over 1,100 Dallas IT professionals attended Dallas’ InnoTech IT & tech conference. On Thursday, April 16, InnoTech is offering six startups a spot on startup alley for an opportunity to pitch Dallas’ tech buyers for only $100. Cost is inclusive of space, table,...

Attention startups and amazing idea people of Dallas - Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase is rolling into town April 23rd at The DEC. The showcase is a presentation of Dallas Startups, note not a pitch event, but rather a collection of startups showcasing their products, tools,...

Who’s your ideal startup partner? Do you want a confident leader with integrity who is competitive, passionate, hard-working, and self-motivated? Do you want a flexible team player who will take risks, cope with ambiguity, and rise above failure? Where do you find someone like THAT? Make a mental...

The numbers are in! Mondo, a tech and digital marketing resourcing provider, just released its list of the top in-demand technology jobs for 2015. "We're seeing an emphasis on security and analytics jobs, as systems become more complex," said Vik Nath, Regional Recruiting Director, Mondo. The top 15...

Five years seems like a magical number for some reason. A quick search on Google for “Five Year Plan” turns up an astounding 201,000,000 results. As I have gotten older, I look at time differently. The impatience of a younger me (where six months or even...

Today, Caviar begins delivery to customers in Dallas. Now we can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from our favorite local restaurants -- and get them delivered RIGHT TO OUR DOOR. (Now I'll NEVER leave my house.) Caviar was founded in 2012 and now brings delivery to customers...

Today, Tech Wildcatters (TW) announced their launch of EMERGE powered by Tech Wildcatters. This is the third accelerator program created by TW. Emerge is driven by a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). "This partnership derives from the desire to impact...

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...

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...

  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...

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...

The venture accelerator and seed fund formerly known as VentureSpur announced its rebrand to REVTECH Accelerator just recently, in a public release. “Our mission is to facilitate the technological evolution of the restaurant and retail industry," said David Matthews, REVTECH's Managing Director. "We achieve this by...

Dallas-based micro-venture fund, Aristos Ventures, announced their investment in JamKazam late last week. Aristos Ventures invests in highly capital-efficient tech companies in Texas in need of early capital. JamKazam is headquartered in Austin, and has developed a live music platform and social network for musicians. The platform enables musicians to play music...

Postmates, a "revolutionary urban logistics & on-demand delivery platform," just launched in Dallas this week. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, but announced on Tuesday that their delivery services are now live in Dallas and Houston. Their Dallas office is housed in the Fort Work coworking community downtown. "Postmates is...

Hack DFW is Dallas' first ever major student hackathon, and will be hosted at The Women's Museum at Fair Park over the weekend of February 28-March 1. Yesterday, Hack DFW announced that Dallas entrepreneur and tech enthusiast, Mark Cuban, will be judging at the event. Hosted by...

Just yesterday, we published our interview with Matt Alexander, founder and CEO of Need, and his recent accomplishments here in Dallas. We're excited to hear about the newest project from the Need team: Foremost. Foremost is a small-batch, Dallas-made clothing brand and interview series, and will release its first collection...