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Foremost: an Interview Series and New Clothing Line, from the Creators of Need

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Just yesterday, we published our interview with Matt Alexander, founder and CEO of Need, and his recent accomplishments here in Dallas. We’re excited to hear about the newest project from the Need team: Foremost. Foremost is a small-batch, Dallas-made clothing brand and interview series, and will release its first collection on February 11. “Combining high-quality clothing with top notch story-telling, Foremost will deliver an air of dignity, exclusivity, and character to an industry increasingly…

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Startup Hustle: Matt Alexander

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Writing about Matt Alexander is, I’ll admit, a little intimidating. He’s a solid writer himself, having kept several blogs over the years — one that reached a readership of 1.5 million unique visitors per month. He started that blog when he was 11, by the way. So, yes, sending him any kind of draft did make me slightly nauseous. It doesn’t help, either, that the guy is English. Everything he says in person sounds…

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Kickstart Monday: Scarab, the wearable device that analyzes the world around you

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“We all do our best to steer clear of health threats. But what about the threats that we can’t see?” Amulet Corporation has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Scarab product. Scarab is a wearable device and app that collects data (LOTS OF DATA) about your environment and any potential threats like gases, electromagnetic waves, and radiation. “Because we can’t see them, we don’t give them much thought. Now, with…

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Expedia acquires Southlake-based Travelocity for $280 Million

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Expedia, Inc. and Sabre Corporation announced the acquisition of Southlake-based Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash. “Travelocity is one of the most recognized travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travelers per month,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “The strategic marketing agreement we’ve had in place has been a marriage of Travelocity’s strong brand with…

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Dallas startup Glass Media launches in over 30 locations across the metroplex

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If you missed Glass Media at our Holiday Dallas New Tech, not to worry — you’re going to see them around town. This month their technology will launch in over 30 locations around Dallas. Glass Media is an on-demand, dynamic projection and display technology, using an “SaaS platform that transforms storefront glass into an advertising/marketing medium empowering businesses to advertise WHAT, WHEN and WHERE they want.” Their new pilot program was…

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Applications for the DEC Ambassador Program are open!

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center was founded in 2013, and since then they’ve been creating opportunities for North Texas entrepreneurs to connect with their community and build their businesses. The DEC’s Ambassador Program provides similar opportunities, along with the benefit of volunteering for an awesome organization. Applications for the program are currently open. “We get asked all the time who should apply for the DEC Ambassador program. The answer is: anyone…

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Tech Wildcatters announces Corporate Innovation Network, the first of its kind

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Tech Wildcatters announced the first 10 members of its new Corporate Innovation Network today in an official release. “These corporations were chosen based on their commitment to innovation through collaboration with the startup community,” Gabriella Draney, CEO and cofounder of Tech Wildcatters explained. “Companies like 7-Eleven have proven their commitment in the past by partnering with Tech Wildcatters graduates Koupon Media and YooLotto. We want to encourage more of that…

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Announcing our LAUNCH DFW Membership Program!

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2015 is going to be chock full of fantastic programs and perks for our North Texas startup family, and we’re excited to announce the latest from LAUNCH DFW: the LAUNCH DFW Membership Program.  Membership with LAUNCH DFW means more opportunities to attend our events, early access to exclusive content and local resources, and more connecting with our startup ecosystem. A one-year membership includes: – Tickets to all Dallas New Tech &…

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: Possible Testing in Texas

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Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that he’s looking to build out test tracks for his Hyperloop project, potentially in the great state of Texas. He unveiled the plans for Hyperloop back in August of 2013, after the California high-speed rail was approved. “…I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too. How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL – doing incredible things like indexing all the…

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Tech meets art in downtown Dallas

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We’re sure you’ve noticed it, or at least heard: downtown Dallas has seen a surge of activity in the last year. We’re thrilled to hear that the artists and entrepreneurs of our community will be collaborating to bring the 10Under30 Art Exhibition to the Fort Work Gallery at Alto 211 next Thursday, January 22. The exhibition was co-curated by Nile Tuzun and Oren Salomon. “Dallas Fort Work’s mission is to bring together…