On Wednesday, June 4, the Dallas tech community gathered to honor a group of amazing women, and celebrated with the first ever North Texas Women in Technology Awards ceremony. Entrepreneurs, tech corporations, and geeks alike gathered at Trinity Groves for refreshments and networking. Bettina Bennett, CEO of Whichbox...

We all know Dallas does everything bigger. Well, now the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is confirming it. In the recent Regulatory Climate Index report issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 10 major American cities were assessed across five areas of regulation. And wouldn't you know...

The "Mighty Mini" Kickstarter campaign is still underway, and it would be awesome to see this get funded! The Mini is a seriously handy device -- both a compact light AND a charging station for your smartphone. And there's also the option of recharging the Mini...

There were 14 companies chosen to participate in the Tech Wildcatters Accelerator Program this past February, and the program will culminate on May 22 - on Pitch Day. This year they'll be at the historic Magnolia Theatre. The 2014 class was the largest one yet, and includes...

Sir Richard Branson arrived in Dallas today as part of the Virgin America campaign to secure two gates at Dallas Love Field. [caption id="attachment_61741" align="alignleft" width="300"] (David Woo/Dallas Morning News)[/caption] "Imagine any industry without competition. In the airline business that would mean sky-high fares, no choice, fewer...

Online shopaholics: brace yourselves. Amazon announced today that it offers same day shipping in the Dallas area. "When you order before certain cut-off times, your items will qualify for Same Day Local Express Delivery. If the order is placed after the deadline, your order will be delivered...

As the city continues its investigation into the legalities of ride-sharing mobile apps such as Uber, a new concept of this market is currently advertising to hire drivers in Dallas. Riders of any Lyft can expect to be greeted by a pink mustache on the front...

By Michael Walsh – Founder Cariloop, HealthSparx, Health 2.0 Dallas You ever been in one of those situations where you know you’re supposed to do something but have no idea why?  You trust your gut, so you go for it, but you spend days, months, maybe...

GiftCardLab.com, the local Dallas company we recently wrote about raising $3M, announced Tuesday that they've acquired 1-800-GiftCard.com. Our sources say the deal is valued at over $4M in cash and stock with GiftCardLab picking up all 1-800-GiftCard.com owned customers, websites and trademarks. GiftCardLab.com CEO Dave Jones says...

Mobestream Media, creators of the mobile loyalty application Key Ring, has been acquired by Gannet Co Inc, a media and marketing solutions company. The amount of the purchase has not been disclosed. Mobestream, founded in 2008, is also the first company  to exit that went through Dallas...

Uber, the company that provides on-demand private car service, has launched in Dallas! Why take a taxi when you can arrive in style in a black town car or SUV?! While it's not quite their *official* launch, they announced today on their blog that Uber cars...

Dallas-based GiftCardLab.com, which allows customers to create and send customizable plastic and e-giftcards, just announced it has raised $3M of debt financing from Cypress Growth Capital. It's the company's third round of funding. Cypress provides what is called royalty financing, where they provide growth capital in...

The fruit of Dallas entrepreneur Jeanette Cajide's labor is finally available for download in the app store. The app, Blurtt, is a "tool that allows users to express themselves" using text overlaid on photos of your own or ones found across the web. Blurtt takes the standard...

via press release: DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- Koupon Media, the creator of a new and innovative platform for delivering digital coupons to consumers via mobile devices, today announced that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding, led by DFJ Mercury, with participation from the Matthew Pritzker...

DENVER, Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hosting.com, a leading provider of cloud hosting and recovery services, today announced the acquisition of Dallas-based NeoSpire, a mission-critical managed hosting company. The acquisition both expands the physical footprint of Hosting.com and adds additional expertise to the company's portfolio...

Dallas-based luxury mens' brand, J. Hilburn, announced it has closed $5 million in new financing led by Bridgescale Partners to expand interactive technologies, product development and its nationwide sales force. J. Hilburn offers custom dress shirts, trousers, "Performance Polos" and the like (even cuff links!), but one...

Wondering what your local congressman is doing to for Dallas startups? Well, here's your chance to find out. Join MIT Enterprise Forum and US Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) for Startup BBQ on June 8 at Tech Wildcatters. Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 12:00pm-2:00pm Price: $30 - MITEF Members, $40...

Locaii is a social, location-based app that seeks to return people back to reality, instead of entomb them in their phone. How's that, you say? The idea is to allow for more real world conversation, instead of having everyone look at their phone...

Tech Wildcatters will host a Startup Career Fair today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Tech Church. More than 15 technology startups will participate, including Tech Wildcatters' Spring 2011 Class. They will be looking to fill front and back-end design and development roles, business development and...

Tech Wildcatters' Dallas Entrepreneur Outbreak starts Friday with a roundtable/happy hour at 6 p.m. CDT at the Tech Church. The event continues at  1 p.m. on Saturday with a full day of innovation and entrepreneurial idea sharing with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Paul...

Gary Vaynerchuk, famous for all sorts of things like Winelibrary TV, swearing like crazy, and his first book CrushIt!, is swinging through Dallas promoting his new book, The Thank You Economy. Here are the basic details: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CT) Lakewood...

On Tuesday, TeamSupport.com released sales and revenue numbers for 2010. Here are the highlights: Customer base increased by over 300%. Top line revenue increased by a factor of 8. Tripling of their staff. Release of many user-requested features. You can read the entire press release here (PDF). TeamSupport.com  is a Dallas...

TechStars has joined with the White House's Startup America initiative to launch TechStars Network, a formal alliance of independently owned and operated start-up accelerator programs. Dallas' TechWildcatters will lead DFW's efforts toward the national goal of enabling 5,000 business leaders and investors help startups create 25,000 new...

Time to start counting down the days until the next Dallas Startup Weekend! If you haven't already, hurry and get your tickets to join a bunch of other startup junkies building the Next Big Thing! Startup Weekend Dallas takes place at Big in Japan located at...

You have until Sunday to get early-bird pricing on your tickets, so get them now! Use discount code "DFWearlybird" for 20% Off. http://cot.ag/cGdauL Here are the rest of the details courtesy of Ryan Roberts: Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is set to take place November 12th-14th. Whether you...

DALLAS -- Oct 14, 2010 -- Dallas area based McKinneyNews.net, a hyper-local news website focused on McKinney, Texas, and WhichBox Media, a Dallas-based online publishing technology company, today announced the selection of the whichbox(TM) Platform as the foundation for transforming McKinneyNews.net into Town Square Buzz, an online publication...

Jeff Iacono is co-founder of CollegeJobConnect.com, one of 5 teams in the inaugural class at Tech Wildcatters, a Dallas-based mentorship-driven microseed fund and startup accelerator. CollegeJobConnect (CJC) grew out of some inefficiencies Iacono noticed while going through undergraduate recruiting as a student and while he was...

Brian Wiblin is the founder of FillAnyPDF.com, an online tool that allows form-filling and form sharing, as well as digital signatures. With FillAnyPDF.com, Wiblin is a graduate of the Tech Wildcatters boot camp, at 12-week program that provides office space, mentoring, some seed money, and...

KeyRing, the mobile loyalty program app from Mobestream Media, just announced today that they've partnered with Mooyah Burgers & Fries to bring the Mooyah Moo Croo program to your smartphone. From the KeyRing blog: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes has partnered with Key Ring to develop an...

unplugged event to host community discussion Come meet your peers and hobnob with folks who will share their greatest ideas and experiences at this exciting community discussion. Speakers from some of the most forward thinking organizations in the local DFW startup, tech, and creative arenas will...

Beat the heat on Monday, August 9 at Happy Hour at CoHabitat, sponsored by Proxomo Software and the guys at OpenCamp. There’ll be networking, and it’ll be a good chance to talk to people who are attending OpenCamp (August 27-29; and don’t miss the Army’s...

The Dallas Startup Happy Hour is the talk of the startup community in Dallas. As a result of the events, several startups have found a) employees, b) co-founders, c) angel investors and d) had a few free drinks. What: Dallas Startup Happy Hour When: Monday, May 3rd...

Give us the 30-second elevator pitch of your company TeamSupport.com is an enterprise class customer support management system designed for B2B technology companies as well as institutions providing internal support.  In short, we help companies excel at managing their customer support communications through the channel most...

Registration is open for the Dallas TechFest 2010 being held July 30th at University of Texas at Dallas. Last year, over 400 developers attended the conference, which is sponsored by Microsoft. The conference will have sessions on a variety of topics, including: Microsoft .NET Java ColdFusion Flex PHP For more information and...

This Week in Startups, hosted by entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, will be doing a live episode of the show in conjunction with local Startup Meetups, powered by Meetup.com, around the globe. There is a Dallas meetup being planned as part of the event. Here are the details: ...

Startup Happy Hour is held the first Monday of every month and is open to all DFW area startup founders, startup employees, investors, and people thinking about doing a startup. The event was started by Alex Muse and has been connecting entrepreneurs with employees, co-founders...

The Inc. CEO Project is rolling into town on June 3rd and there are still a few seats available. The event is free but registration is required. Here are the details: Secrets to Smart Growth from CEOs Who’ve Done It What Got You Here Won’t Get You There An...

The new Dallas seed fund and incubator Tech Wildcatters just announced that they will be hosting a happy hour with Brad Feld, managing partner of Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars. From the Tech Wildcatters blog: Brad Feld, managing partner of Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars...

Just a friendly startup neighborhood reminder that @CoHabitat will be hosting its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil tomorrow, May 15th. Come join the who's who and what's what of the DFW Startup community as over 100 entrepreneurs, startups, investors and generally all around good people descend on...

Sequoia funded startup Eventbrite is looking for an evangelist in the Dallas area. If you like startups and like to party, this job may be for you! From Help A Startup Out . com Position:  Event Evangelist – Dallas, TX Eventbrite is the world’s largest, fastest growing social commerce...

Like them mudbugs? It's time for the Second Annual Cohabitat Crawfish Boil! There's a great group of web startups working on the next big ideas @CoHabitat. So come prepared to meet some new people and get your hands dirty! We're expecting entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, and onlookers from...

Capital Factory, an Austin-based startup incubator/accelerator/seed-fund, announced their next class today. Included in the list is Dallas-based company, Smackages, described as an online beauty community. I haven't heard of Smackages previously and am still digging for a website and more information. Congrats to them nonetheless! Here is...

After pushing back dates and much curiosity/confusion, the new Dallas seed fund Tech Wildcatters has finally announced its inaugural class. Congratulations to all the companies receiving funding! Mobestream Media Mobestream Media provides consumers a way to manage their loyalty accounts from their phone via our patent pending Key...

DALLAS, TX – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced that FireHost, a Secure Web hostingcompany, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards in the Best Security Solution category. FireHost impressed the SIIA CODiE Award judges with its unique, enterprise-grade,...

Architel, a well known company in the Startup community here in Dallas for sponsoring events like Dallas Startup Happy Hour and Startup Weekend Dallas, announced today that it has acquired one of their biggest competitors. Here is their press release: Scott Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Architel,...

Give us the 30-second elevator pitch of your company Memory Reel is the simplest way to maintain a personal journal of your life. We pull together the photos & updates you already share on your favorite web sites (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Gowalla etc.) and seamlessly place it...