With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to...

Insight! That was the name of the game at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 24th. The community both gave insight, and gained it by listening to the pitches by Laura and Laramie. Both products are in beta (or, in Laura’s case, still being researched),...

Drones have become a means to new advances, through not only delivering your second season of Game of Thrones, but photography, video and now an emerging sport. But, what other applications could it be used for? Two Dallas-based companies are part of the Teal Drones product launch...

“Make it Healthy. Make it Yummy. Make it Simple.” This was the tagline of Muffin Else, the sole presenter at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, July 20th. Shira Krakowski and her husband, Oz, presented their certified paleo muffin mix made with eight ingredients. Their mixture...

Jackpot Rising, is a Dallas startup founded by William Webb, who grew up in University Park and graduated from SMU. His previous work was in private equity, before launching Jackpot Rising. Recently, the startup gained $3 million in funding from a Dallas venture firm that wished to remain private. Webb...

Texas, the second largest state, in the heart of the south holds the Dallas-Fort Worth metro. Where Fort Worth holds the history of the old south, and Dallas contains a hub of city-slickers, this area is where companies should not only start their business, grow...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The fifth installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, July 19,...

"You already know what to do. Why not get paid for it?" Or so goes klink's tagline, emblazoned across their site. With a current account full of investor cash and the impressive social following to match, klink's Dallas-based intrepid poobahs have surely lived up to their company's storied...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to...

The SMU School of Engineering is already known for its many triumphs.  Now it’s adding to its reputation for leadership. There Marc Christensen, dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, leads a multi-institutional team working under the complicated acronym “REVEAL” determined to see the detail...

https://youtu.be/8KWTtJuQYUM Virtual reality is one of those areas that has always inspired fantasies of the fantastic things technology might enable us to do. Perhaps one day, literally any experience could be lived out through advancements in technology. While the actual technology available has yet to live up to...

Among the various presentations that took place during Dallas Startup Week, the Secrets of Health System Innovation panel offered information from a range of contributing speakers of diverse medical backgrounds. The list of panelists included Shawn Lovelady, Sr., director of strategic development at Children’s Health; Dr. Trisha...

https://youtu.be/h2XH5dA-EpU During Dallas Startup Week 2016, Kevin Kirkpatrick led a panel that discussed marketing through games and games for marketing. Essentially, the gamification of marketing. The panel consisted of four entrepreneurs of Dallas startups, who spoke about using a game platform to engage consumers. On the panel were: Todd...

https://youtu.be/HCDpy0VeQEQ?list=PLBSUBckYUX-PKuGpCBrZKAWMc4ATe9Nnx Krista Nightengale, managing director of the Better Block Foundation, took to the stage at Ignite DFW 4 to inform us about the future of Dallas. “We are on the cusp of greatness, but we can’t screw it up," she said. She began by talking about where...

https://youtu.be/vLlyy7-rmTY?list=PLBSUBckYUX-PKuGpCBrZKAWMc4ATe9Nnx Michael Pratt, founder of Panamplify, stepped up to the Ignite DFW challenge to inspire the audience with his talk about the "Star in Our Faults." According to Pratt, the reference to "star" means our strengths and the "faults" are our vulnerabilities. He quoted French playwright Molière and...

Performance wear meets the symphony. This might seem like an unlikely pair, but as Kevin Yu realized, it was a pairing that made formal wear more comfortable. His idea of “performal,” formal meets performance wear, is allowing musicians of the finest symphonies to perform without...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to...

Andrew Zusman, VP of product for Skyrise, Inc., featured his product at Dallas New Tech on March 1 as an engagement tool for the occupants of commercial buildings. Appealing to property managers, Skyrise is a communication and concierge platform for commercial buildings. The app provides internal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu0tJ-EB2u8&list=PLru-y7rdenfo8SlRMVhZ6vRzRpcZTWc_w by Teryn O’Brien What is the link between Ultimate Frisbee and education? Chintan Sutaria, CEO of CalcuQuote, spoke about the power of sports at this week’s Ignite DFW. Joining the Indicorps Fellowship in 2010, an organization that recruits young professionals of Indian origin, Sutaria has been...

Dallas’ Festival of Ideas, held at Fair Park on Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, gathered not only great minds in the industries of literature, entrepreneurship, health, education and infrastructure/architecture but Dallasites that were completely invested in the improvement of their city. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in last...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUEPCQ9pFg by Marlene Den Bleyker Matt Houston has spent the past 10 years working to help the city of Dallas with his involvement in the Community Development for Economic Equality. He said that usually he is the youngest person in the room, resulting in strange looks from...

Dallas-based SaaS startup, Modern Message, today announced the completed expansion of its corporate headquarters to better accommodate the 120 percent employee growth the company experienced in 2015. Modern Message pioneered the concept of advocacy marketing in the apartment industry through its platform Community Rewards. The platform...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyz1vmP5S2I by Marlene De Bleyker The brain holds some of our oldest technology, according to Jeremy Gregg, managing director of Gregg Partners. He recently took to the Ignite stage to talk about the heart of poetry, saying “Not about meter or rhyme or musical language but one...

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region and will bring those to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kdeugyS-Y by Marlene De Bleyker As a corporate attorney, Emmanuel Obi, one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40, grew tired of sipping his latte and look out his office window.  He felt he could use his law degree for a higher purpose. He said,” I was...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ov7KOVxu0 by Marlene De Bleyker Scrolling through his artwork on stage, Willie Baronet, artist and Southern Methodist University professor, spoke about how being creative will make you happy. He said, “Being creative can be scary because people might judge me, it’s scary and it can be frustrating.” However,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb46Lr5wsog by Teryn O’Brien Because of the rise of big data and contemporary analytics, a marketer’s time is being consumed more and more with getting reports for their campaigns. The big problem is that data scientists don’t scale well—all you can do is hire more people. But...

If you have a love for pop culture, then take your nerdy heart to a place where it can run wild and free. Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, presented by FAN EXPO, returns to the Irving Convention Center Feb. 13-14, 2016, with a hearty offering...

The Dallas-Fort Worth startup community has momentum, that's clear. Startups here, like everywhere else in the world, grow from humble beginnings. CoFounders Lab, the co-working spaces, universities, and coffee shops are some of the places founders meet. Readers of Launch DFW have no shortage of...