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The DEC/Comerica Business Pitch Contest Comes to a Close: Rollout Takes Home First Place

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It’s been such an exhilarating Global Entrepreneurship Week, and we’ve seen some of the best technologies and startups that the North Texas area has to offer. Part of the excitement has culminated in The DEC’s Business Pitch Competition, presented by Comerica Bank, which opened in July this year. Nearly 130 startups applied for the competition, and 4 impressive companies took the stage for the final round on November 20. First…

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Tech Wildcatters and The DEC Help Dallas Celebrate Women in Startups

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If you hadn’t heard, yesterday was Women in Entrepreneurship Day. It was the first Women in Entrepreneurship Day, founded by Wendy Diamond, in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The day was established to “celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs,” and to encourage a worldwide movement in supporting the women and businesses that help to drive our economies. Last night, Tech Wildcatters opened up their beautiful space to celebrate, and partnered…


Health Wildcatters 2014: Startups Accelerating the Healthcare Industry

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LAUNCH DFW had front row seats at Dallas’ historic theatre, The Majestic, for yesterday’s Health Wildcatters Pitch Day. If there was one particular take-away from the event, it was how hard everyone worked to make the day so rewarding. Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek opened up the afternoon’s event by thanking everyone that had been involved throughout the 12-week accelerator program. The list of supporters, mentors, staff and sponsors is…


Startup Profile: Take Command Health

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Everyone recognizes the problems and headaches that come with health insurance. Jack Hooper and his wife experienced this first hand not long ago, when they found out she was pregnant with twins. “No one could help us figure out what having twins on a student health plan was going to cost,” Jack explained. He and his wife were thrilled about the addition to their family, but the more Jack researched,…


Sprinkl: The Next Element in the Digital Household

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Perhaps you’ll remember Sprinkl from the September Dallas New Tech event, when local tech entrepreneur Noel Geren presented the smart automation sprinkler technology. Well, we’re so thrilled to hear that Sprinkl is transitioning the product for a full-market launch, and their Kickstarter campaign is live today! The team at Sprinkl consists of Dallas residents Noel Geren and Daniel Pruessner, who have been developing the product for over a year. Sprinkl’s new take…


Get Ready for Global Startup Battle!

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Add another event to your calendar for November! Global Startup Battle is a Startup Weekend initiative, and “aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world.” During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other UP Global programs are hosted around the world. Winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another…


Announcing our Holiday New Tech Presenters!

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Hopefully you were able to make it out to last month’s Dallas New Tech, where we celebrated ONE YEAR of showcasing the amazing talent in our North Texas community. And for December, we’re having a special #BigDNT to celebrate the holidays! I guess you could say we like a party. You can register for the December event here – and you should, while there’s still Early Bird pricing! $5 a…

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Dallas Digital Summit is coming up next month!

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Dallas Digital Summit is two days of networking, strategy, and education. And it’s coming up next month! Dallas Digital Summit is presented by TechMedia. TechMedia was “founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,” and “has been highlighting and networking the technology, entrepreneurial and venture capital communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic since 2001.” Who goes to DDS? Attendees at Dallas Digital Summit are seen as individuals passionate about “influencing the direction of…


What’s Next? Startup Next – that’s what!

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Companies all over the world are formed every day. From that fleeting moment of the idea, through the culmination of toil to bring it to life, entrepreneurs are often on a path with no edge, no direction and no sense of progress. Startup Weekends were developed over seven years ago in Boulder with the intent to teach people how to start a company from scratch, leveraging disparate groups with diverse…


Entrepreneurs to Compete at TCU for Startup Weekend Fort Worth, November 21-23

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Startup Weekend is coming to Fort Worth! This is a 54-hour event where individuals pitch an idea and launch a business in one weekend, and it will all take place at Texas Christian University. “Startup Weekend Fort Worth will occur during the Global Startup Battle, which was created by Startup Weekend. Hundreds of Startup Weekend and UP Global programs are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event…