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One Idea, 10 Days, Infinite Possibilities

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On June 15th I decided to start a business. I’ve started businesses in the past, so it was nothing new to me. I decided to try a different approach. I’m a consultant by trade and my goal was to quickly land clients in a repeatable and scalable manner. Ten days later I landed my first client with check in hand. This is on top of my normal, full time work…


rewardStyle raises $15M at a $290M Valuation

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Dallas startup rewardStyle, a monetization platform for fashion bloggers, just announced it has closed $15 million in funding at a $290 million post-money valuation. The company, run by husband and wife team Amber and Baxter Box, was also the recent recipient of the EY Innovation Award. See the full press release below:   DALLAS, TX — (Marketwired) — 06/30/15 — rewardStyle, the first and only monetization platform solution that empowers…


Startup Family: Andres & Carrie Fabris of Traxo

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Always incubating. That was the constant theme when I met with the Andres and Carrie Fabris to pick their brains about what worked and what didn’t during the early stages of startup Traxo, a Dallas-based mobile app that organizes travel plans and accounts. An industry couple, Andres and Carrie met while working for a large travel based corporation. When Andres left his salaried job to build Traxo in April of 2008, the couple had only been married…


Equity Crowdfunding Town Hall to take place in Arlington

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Curious about equity crowdfunding? Check out the Texas Equity Crowdfunding Town Hall next week in Arlington. Thinkcrowdfund.com, in collaboration with the Texas State Securities Board, U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Arlington Public Library, CrowdPay, NextSeed, Lendoor, MassVenture, TruCrowd.com and Comerica Bank, will host its upcoming equity crowdfunding town hall in Arlington, Texas on June 30, 2015. The exciting new town hall was created for Texas business owners interested in selling shares in their businesses to raise capital. Attendees…


Startup Hustle: Trey Bowles of The DEC and Addison Treehouse

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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!  Trey Bowles, CEO & Co-Founder Dallas Entrepreneur Center and The Addison Treehouse Tell us about The DEC and The Treehouse:…


Drizly Partners with Goody Goody Liquor to Launch Alcohol Delivery in Dallas

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Drizly™, the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor, today announced the launch of its delivery service in Dallas. Powered by a partnership with Goody Goody Liquor, the No. 1 volume liquor retailer in North Texas, legal-age drinkers can shop thousands of products right from their smartphone with delivery in less than one hour. Dallas marks the 15th major metropolitan city that Drizly is now available in. The Drizly service…



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In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T*, Plano-based LaunchAbility and Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters are working with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and New York University’s ABILITY Lab to find ways technology can enhance the lives of people with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. To do this, they’re challenging technology developers in North Texas to take part in the first-ever Connect Ability tech…

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Level Office Buys Katy Building, Launches Coworking & Private Office Space

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Chicago-based Level Office recently purchased the historic Katy Building in Dallas’ West End and will host the grand opening for its first Dallas (and second Texas) location on Thursday. Level Office is the latest entrant into an ever-crowding market of turn-key office and coworking space geared towards small businesses and entrepreneurs. “Downtown Dallas is a fantastic place to be an entrepreneur right now, and we want to support those small…

3 startup marketing strategies you should be doing

3 Startup Marketing Strategies You Should Be Doing

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What is marketing? No, not what is the definition of marketing… What does “marketing” mean nowadays – in our big data, Internet of things, social media enriched lives? Ah, so glad you asked such a smart question! Marketing is a relationship between you and your audience. And, like all good relationships, good marketing is made up of communication, transparency and trust. I know what you’re thinking, “this is nice and…


Dallas New Tech Summer Break

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While summer doesn’t officially begin until the 21st, we all know that the summer season here in DFW is well underway.  As such, Launch will be taking a summer break from Dallas New Tech for July and August (that means no DNT in July and August).   Don’t worry though! That just means you have a couple of free Tuesday evenings to enjoy with your friends.  And we look forward to…