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A disruptor is any entity that effects the shift of fundamental expectations and behaviors in a culture, market, industry, technology or process. Lincoln Stephens has lived a very predictable life. But not in the traditional sense of the word. His journey has predictably been

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has added one more location to its universe with the grand opening of the DEC @ Redbird on Thursday, Nov. 1, at a party that saw more than 500 attendees enter the 7,300 square foot space

“Music is a labor of love.” Jeff Mitchell's entrepreneurial journey truly lives and breathes this sentiment. He’s the founder and CEO of Decks in the Park, a free, tech-driven, music festival series that regularly draws 7-10 thousand people to Klyde Warren Park during

Paul Mitchell hair products. Patron tequila. These are the products and brands that most people associate with John Paul DeJoria, the self-made billionaire whose extremely modest beginnings taught him the value of hard work and persistence. But JP – as his

Since Launch DFW's inception in 2009, a big part of our brand identity as the cool kids would say has been community collabs and partnerships. Our community impact continues to grow because of the support from our incredible partners and

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

Glamping, virtual reality, techies and live music this weekend on a ranch about 25 miles outside of Fort Worth? No, we're not talking about the set of a new Texas indie film. We're talking about RebelCon and we'll bet serious money that

In an environment where many are decrying the death of brick and mortar storefronts, Julian Addo is leaning into the in-person shopping experience. “It [opening a store] is only risky if there is no experiential element,” Addo said. “People want an

Dawn Dickson knows a few things about bootstrapping. The serial entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio began her career before the cottage industry of self-help guides and advice books from successful entrepreneurs took off. As a marketing manager for Nationwide Insurance in 2001,

Guest Contributor: Beth Casey Starting your own business is never easy. Among the plethora of other decisions, you must also consider how best to market yourself. Today, the name of the marketing game is digital. Statista reported that there were over

When it comes to running a successful business these days, entrepreneurs need a formidable mix of grit, ambition, faith, a strong network and technology too. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

The Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs and creatives that call North Texas home. This week's spotlight is on a content creator that offices at Industrious and has a true passion for flavorful storytelling. Meet

Dallas is known as the kind of city where, on any given day, a single interaction could change your life. A new job, a big business deal, an opportunity of a lifetime

Guest Contributor: Chirag Gupta Area high school students are participating in local startup community events now more than ever these days and they are not just coming to observe. Over the past few years Dallas has seen several young entrepreneurs start

Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman, Director of Innovation, UNT Health Science Center Have you ever been on a pub crawl? What about a pub crawl for startups? What about a pub crawl, in spaces where startups hang out that features local startups?

Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman Last week I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to represent the United States at the 10th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), a gathering of about 2,000 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial community builders from 170 countries. I joined six other

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

When it comes to running a successful business these days, entrepreneurs need a formidable mix of grit, ambition, faith, a strong network and technology too. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

Back in 2012, theSkimm began as a free, daily email newsletter produced from the comfort of co-founders Danielle Weisberg's & Carly Zakin's couch. Now, over 6 million people utilize theSkimm as their daily news source. "Skimm'd From the Couch" is the latest development from theSkimm bringing

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the final Dallas New Tech of 2017! Special thanks to event partners Tech In Motion, Workbridge Associates, Vela Wood, Dallas B.R.A.I.N and the Dallas Public Library. Founder Fave Matt Alexander joins us the

For many vendors at the Re-Imagine RedBird Pop-Up Market, the blossoming revitalization and investment in the region, spearheaded by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the Red Bird Mall redevelopment team, is bringing much-needed excitement and interest in

Calling all fabulous women who are passionate about Dallas, startups and looking for their next big opportunity. Brazen Global is on the hunt for an Interim Director. Read on for details

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: BLVCK Founder: Eric Townsend Neighborhood: Oak Lawn/ Uptown area What was the inspiration to start BLVCK?  BLVCK started out as a "see a need, fill a need" project. I was talking with some friends

Milk Snob is a well-loved multi-functional cover designed by a mom, for moms, that is taking the Internet by storm.  The soft, breathable fabric serves as a car seat cover and nursing cover, in fun and funky prints, offering a

The Startup Genome team is looking to include as many startups as possible to complete a survey to ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard.  The Global Startup Ecosystem Survey and Startup Genome is looking to understand the issues facing the startup

Gabriella (Draney) Zielke is the co-founder and CEO of the Tech Wildcatters. The Tech WildCatters is a company that invests their money, time, and resources into startups. As they work with many different entrepreneurs, Zielke wrote an article titled, "Do dysfunctional families

At Ignite DFW, Bethany Hilton presented on the topic: Building a Power Network. Hilton is an account manager for Improving, a software development and consulting services firm. She explained that in June of 2015, she was laid off from her

John South has over 25 years experience in internet marketing, technology, and business improvement. He's the President of global operations for GPO, a digital marketing agency, and Partner to Venture451, where he mentors, consults, and invests in startups. Based on his extensive

https://youtu.be/oglr4t2dOJY?list=PLBSUBckYUX-PKuGpCBrZKAWMc4ATe9Nnx Why does following your dreams lead to stunning success for some but idleness and failure for others? Can we finally get to the bottom of this so that all of us can know the formula for making ideas reality? Business owner Ashley

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Who brought the suit? Relax! Keep your hoodie on. Martin Stein from Pitch PR graced the 1 Million Cups stage to pitch PitchPR, a division of TrizCom Public Relations, on Wednesday, February 17. PitchPR, a startup PR

Jonathan Van, cofounder of Dallas-based real estate accelerator Motive, knows a thing or to about entrepreneurship. And so when he decides to throw out a few nuggets of advice for anyone who'd like to follow in his footsteps, its worth

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

Accion Texas and the  Hispanic 100 leadership network are partnering up to raise $250,000 for Dallas-area Latina entrepreneurs. “We wanted to take it to the next level in North Texas,” said Luther G. Branham, president of Accion’s North Texas market. Of

Local entrepreneurial graduates partner up to deliver college start up kits to new students. After a time consuming and expensive transition into dorm life upon entering college four years ago, cousins Shanil Wazirali and Sagar Hemani came up with a business

Inspired by Start Something That Matters, local entrepreneur Travis Watson, sets out to make a difference for dogs in need. Since the explosive growth of the Toms campaign, the 'buy one, give one' market has latched onto several retail industries over

Attention entrepreneurs in DFW! Mark Cuban's Shark Tank is coming through Dallas this week on Saturday.   Here's some details: Attend one of our Nationwide Open Calls where you will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea

The guys over at Grasshopper have a hit on their hands.. check this bad boy out and represent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exmwSxv7XJI