At Ignite DFW, Audra Marie Stanley tells her story about teaching in Uzbekistan, and unintentionally flipping off her students through a mistaken gesture. Her experience teaching English in Uzbekistan ignited her passion for teaching. During her 14 year career she noticed something about her students. “It...

  At Ignite DFW 6, Steve, who is vegan, gave a talk on ethical eating and the effects that meat diets have on the ecosystem.  He argued that a plant-based diet isn’t only sustainable for the human body, but also economical with the potential to eliminate...

The independent pop-up shop Unbranded is back in time for the holiday shopping. Unbranded is the brainchild of Bryan Deluca, CEO of Foot Cardigan, and Matt Alexander, CEO of Q Fifty One Digital. The event has now become a successful annual tradition that has Independent vendors...

This is not a joke: What does a former truffle chef turned coleslaw master, a LinkedIn for patients coupled with a match.com algorithm, and a “Medium” for video have in common? You might wonder if you missed a headline in the news about coleslaw and...

Insight! That was the name of the game at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 24th. The community both gave insight, and gained it by listening to the pitches by Laura and Laramie. Both products are in beta (or, in Laura’s case, still being researched),...

Cheri Garcia, inventor of the Luminous Envy tanning bed, and PR worker for Mark Cuban companies, talked at Ignite DFW this week about Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency she founded to help convicted felons and former drug addicts find jobs. Cheri explained that entrepreneurs often get into...

Joseph Brewster, the CEO of a DFW design company as well as his own photography company, often speaks and mentors on the topics of productivity and life management. At Ignite DFW this week he asked the question: Why do we scare ourselves? He explained that sane, rational people will pay good money to...

“Make it Healthy. Make it Yummy. Make it Simple.” This was the tagline of Muffin Else, the sole presenter at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, July 20th. Shira Krakowski and her husband, Oz, presented their certified paleo muffin mix made with eight ingredients. Their mixture...

Dallas’ Festival of Ideas, held at Fair Park on Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, gathered not only great minds in the industries of literature, entrepreneurship, health, education and infrastructure/architecture but Dallasites that were completely invested in the improvement of their city. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in last...

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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9NobPrH44 By Teryn O’Brien Eighty-two percent of all carbon emission is man-made, and 28% of that emission is from automobiles. Electric cars are the answer to this problem, according to Edward Morgan, CEO of Revitalize Charging Solutions, Inc. “Most people want to buy an electric car,” said Morgan....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWvJ0yKD0o by Marlene Den Bleyker Providing mental and physical stimulation for your dog is critical. Today’s pet owners find themselves caught up in their everyday life, often leaving dogs on their own. Santiago Gutierrez, founder and chief executive officer for PulsePet, had an opportunity to speak to an...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYzr0hbXwXA by R. Danes Milo is a two­foot tall robot that helps kids with autism overcome the social handicaps that characterize the disorder. Developed by Dallas, Texas­ based Robokind, the facially expressive, socially responsive robot breaks a lot of molds in children’s autism therapy. Chief Technology officer and...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofTAcKRgsw by Marlene Den Bleyker How much do you charge to manufacture a circuit board? Ask Chintan Sutaria, founder of CalcuQuote, who has developed a software program that helps electronic contract manufacturers improve the speed and accuracy of their quote process. “We help companies stop losing money on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev2KJ8sXypc by Marlene Den Bleyker Engaging the customer through email can be a frustrating experience for many organizations. Maintaining large databases containing email addresses is a daunting task due to the accuracy and availability of the email address. Daniel Stevens, founder of Kickbox, an email verification service, explained...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQRwCqnsZA by Teryn O'Brien Imagine you’re away from home, and you’re getting calls from your home security company about an activated alarm, and you can’t do anything about it. It’s with this scenario that Omar Barlas, Founder of SensorSphere, opened up his presentation at Dallas New Tech. SensorSphere’s...

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...