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Startup Hustle: Clarisa Lindenmeyer of Tech Wildcatters

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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 every Friday for this weekly series!  Clarisa Lindenmeyer, VP of PR and Corporate Affairs, Tech Wildcatters Current Neighborhood: Old Preston Hollow Describe your typical day in…

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Who Run the World? Girls Going Places

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With Dallas Startup Weekend: Women around the corner, Launch DFW is highlighting female entrepreneurs and innovators during the month of May. Below is a recap by Jeanne Spreier of the Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by UT Dallas for the next generation of female leaders.  This sounds like a recipe for boredom and whining: Put 136 junior high and high school girls in a room with 36 professional women to learn about financial security, education…

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Startup Family: Confession of a Startup Wife—A New Paradigm was Needed

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For the first two years of our startup life I viewed this thing as my husband’s world. “I don’t care what you do that is your world, your business. I am doing my own thing.” Literally when we launched the startup I was running my own little children’s item resale business and halfway through the pregnancy with our second child. I knew this startup was his passion and the best path for him but…

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Dallas Startup Governor Selected for SXSW V2

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Governor, the cloud-based content mastery system and easy-to-use website authoring tool, has secured a spot in the exclusive Startup Spotlight at SXSW V2 this July in Las Vegas. Governor was selected from thousands of applications and will present along with 15 other startups from around the world. The brainchild of founder, Travis McElroy, Governor debuted in March at SXSW and has secured over 200 clients such as North Park Center, The Dallas Arboretum, and…

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1MC Weekly: Village and Gurrate

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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 new entrepreneurs present each week, and with ample opportunities for other business owners and possible customers to provide feedback, companies receive valuable insight into their business models….

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Spice Madam: changing the way people explore different cultures through food

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With Dallas Startup Weekend: Women around the corner, Launch DFW is highlighting female entrepreneurs and innovators during the month of May. Below is a Q&A with Spice Madam Co-founders, Meghana Moya and Kim Simithraaratchy.  What’s the story behind Spice Madam? Meghana: I had the idea for a spice subscription box to bring flavors from around the world into people’s lives! I wanted to create a monthly box of different spices from around the…

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Check Up with Health Wildcatters

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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 2013. Preparing for their third class this Fall, Health Wildcatters is well on its way to being a major player in the US—their graduates have…

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Culture Map Tastemaker Awards Hit Dallas

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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 and we can’t forget the delicious food we tasted or the unique beverages consumed. So over a margarita I chatted with Mister Muse – who…

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Rent it Out with RentBillow

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“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 site has had over 400 signups and she created an iOS app), she is building a community. Let’s start with the peer-to-peer rental story. According to Anabella,…

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Luxury Beauty Retailer Selects Dallas as First Texas Location

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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 become a one-stop, beauty haven in neighborhoods around the country—the place where you can pop in, say hello and pick up your favorite cleanser or…