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How to get to Downtown Dallas

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If you’re coming to downtown Dallas, these are the best options for getting here: Walk. If you’re already Downtown, or are coming from Uptown, The Cedars, Deep Ellum, or any of the 15 districts that make up Downtown Dallas, walking is the best option. Use Google’s walking directions for best results. If the weather has you down (hot/cold/rain) or you’re up for an extra adventure, Dallas has a unique system…

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Tech EdVentures’ Celebrates A Year of Growth

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Tech EdVentures launched one year ago with a big vision: teaching engineering, robotics and computer coding to children. If yesterday’s one year anniversary celebration at NoD Coworking is any indication, then the future is looking bright for this North Dallas startup. Dr. Allen Selis, Tech EdVentures’ founder, greeted a packed room of 200 parents and children with one difficult question: “How many of you think that your children’s schools are preparing…

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Tech Wildcatters’ Emerge Accelerator brings innovation to Department of Homeland Security

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Tech Wildcatters and the Center for Innovative Technology, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, unveiled four unique startups who intend to put life-changing products into the hands of first responders at their Emerge Accelerator Dallas demo day on Thursday, August 20. The Emerge program was born out of a commission from the Department of Homeland Security. There was a need to provide innovative solutions to the millions of…

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Welcome to Launch DFW—Fort Worth

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Written by Lin Nelson + Hayden Blackburn  The Fort Worth startup scene is growing with a strong base of community and activity throughout the year (IMPACT Awards, Values & ventures, FW Business Plan Competition, Startup Weekend) that provides the community opportunities to celebrate startups and the entrepreneurs launching them.  We also have key events to connect every week including 1 Million Cups FW,Tech Tuesdays, and the Fort Worth OCC. With…

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Welcome to Launch DFW—Denton

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Written by Kyle Taylor  We just had our awesome annual Bootstrap Denton party last week where we get the entire Denton tech and creative communities together to showcase unique organizations in the area to talk about what they’re working on and how we can get involved. This is great for our local community, but we’re also part of a greater community — the entire North Texas region. With this, Denton is featured…

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Editor’s Note: Let the Collaboration Begin

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As you may have heard, Launch DFW is entering a new chapter. We’ll still bring you the same great content you’ve come to expect from us like news, events, and profiles of people from across the technology, startup, and entrepreneurial community. But, we’ll also be introducing video content and audio podcasts—you can look forward to original programming as well as a curated selection of multimedia content from across the community….

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The Re-Launch of Launch DFW

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Today we are thrilled to announce a new chapter for Launch DFW, one wherein we not only embrace the entire region and all of its players, but one that simultaneously empowers every willing community member to share their voice and experience. Launch DFW will continue to be a leader in news, information, and stories about startups, technology, and entrepreneurship in North Texas. And now with new relationships and partnerships, we…

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Welcome to Launch DFW—North Dallas

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It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce my new role as Regional Editor for Launch DFW North Dallas. This first post is meant to introduce the region and to thank all of the founders, creatives, tech bloggers, and designers that make North Dallas awesome. You guys and girls ROCK! I started one of the first coworking spaces in North Dallas in 2014, at the time very unsure what…

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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…

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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…