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Austin Startup, Favor, Expands to Dallas

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Austin-based delivery app startup, Favor, announced their launch in Dallas earlier this week. “We launched last summer in Austin, and things have been moving super fast — we have over 400 runners now that serve the Austin area, and are so excited to be in Boston and Dallas now,” says Zac Maurais, Cofounder and CMO of Favor. Zac started Favor with his best friend from highschool, Ben Doherty. Since their…

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The DEC Announces its 2014 State of Entrepreneurship Event

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On December 10, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will open its doors to the community for the 2014 State of Entrepreneurship event. “Dallas was built with a can-do spirit and enterprising attitude,” states an announcement from The DEC. “That’s why The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is proud to host the State of Entrepreneurship event bringing together a dynamic network of entrepreneurs and community leaders as we celebrate the region’s growth of the…

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United Way Announces Its 2014-15 GroundFloor Fellows

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We’re thrilled to hear that United Way of Metropolitan Dallas announced its newest GroundFloor Fellows yesterday! United Way founded GroundFloor last year, with seed investment from AT&T, EY and a number of other individual donors. Café Momentum, a culinary job-training program transforming the futures of at-risk youth, was the fund’s first recipient. “Our first group of GroundFloor recipients, including the incredibly successful Café Momentum, is proving these social innovation investments…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Dallas Does it Right

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Dallas: a city thought to be saturated with oil tycoons and business moguls is slowly starting to be recognized for something else –startups. Now you may laugh to yourself a little and shake your head, but then I’d tell you that you’re wrong. When you think about it, Dallas makes perfect sense. Dallas made Forbes’ list of Best Places to Launch a Startup In 2014. Toyota (ring any bells?) is even…

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LAUNCH DFW’s Holiday Gift Guide!

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We’re excited to announce that our 2014 LAUNCH DFW Holiday Gift Guide is now live! Local businesses and service providers are featuring their wares for FOUR WEEKS on our site.  Head over to our Gift Guide page to check out the awesome companies that are supporting our economy and startup community. The guide will be LIVE through December 24 so, if you’re interested in being a part of it – you can contact Lauren at lauren [at] launchdfw.com for more…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…