As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that
Global Entrepreneurship Week returns to Fort Worth on a mission to connect local startups to the world
There is no denying the impact the concept of a "glocal" economy has had on the North Texas innovation ecosystem. So it was no surprise to hear that Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international initiative powered by the Kaufman Foundation and
Featured Event: LinkedIn Local - meetup concept that allows Linkedin users to connect with their networks offline, and create meaningful interactions. Venue: WeWork Clearfork Organizers: Joe Crenshaw, Evans Duren & Jake Jordan Prominent Speaker: Evans Duren Sponsors: Rev19, WeWork, Beacon Hill
A self-described “average guy” from Fort Worth, Cam Sadler’s love of technology and teaching has led him down his own unique path of entrepreneurship. He was in high school when he launched his first business, a blog where he reported
Crestline Investors leads round with participation from North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Others to Capitalize on $50B Market Opportunity as Enterprises Embrace Multi-Cloud Data-as-a-Service Actifio, the world's leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider,
Some of our favorite pics from We Work's official Fort Worth grand opening last month, courtesy of our events contributor Ashlee Inman.
Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman, Director of Innovation, UNT Health Science Center Have you ever been on a pub crawl? What about a pub crawl for startups? What about a pub crawl, in spaces where startups hang out that features local startups?
Nathan Butorac has been an entrepreneur since he was 11 years old. Like many kids trying to make a quick buck, he began by mowing lawns in his neighborhood. As he grew older, his ideas became more ambitious, although not
Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman Last week I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to represent the United States at the 10th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), a gathering of about 2,000 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial community builders from 170 countries. I joined six other
Brazen, a membership organization for women entrepreneurs, has officially launched today in six cities nationwide and is on a mission to unlock the tremendous potential in “growth-seeking” women business owners; a powerful segment underserved by an existing entrepreneurship support and
Dawn Shannon and Tamara Payne's journey together began years ago at a women's group that Payne ran, which then progressed into a professional relationship with Shannon providing professional coaching and Payne performing marketing tasks. Now the duo has teamed up together
Fort Worth's very own Cameron Cushman has secured one of six coveted mentor roles at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress next month in Istanbul. Cushman, who currently serves as Director of Innovation Ecosystems at the University of North Texas Health
What does a Rocket, BattleBots, and face painting have in common? Find out this Sunday as Rising Tide brings the community together to celebrate innovation a big way at their free, annual event. WHAT: Rising Tide Initiative, 2017 Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Summer may be coming to an end, but Carolyn Phillips' frozen pops biz, Alchemy Pops, is hotter than ever as she prepares to launch her very first brick-and-mortar shop in one of Fort Worth's up and coming areas, South Main
VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories has acquired Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. The transaction is expected to be completed early in the fourth quarter of this year and VF will pay Williamson-Dickie shareholders approximately $820
Raution Jaiswal is the founder of an all-in-one insurance tracking program called InsuredMine. “We have multiple insurances,” Jaiswal said during his talk at Dallas New Tech. He provided a scenario that is all too typical for today’s world, missing bill payments for
Jeremy Gregg delivers a thought-provoking speech about the American prison system at the latest Ignite DFW talks. He calls into question human morals, and how it relates to incarceration. He focused on four reasons the prison system exist: Punishment –
At Ignite DFW, Audra Marie Stanley tells her story about teaching in Uzbekistan, and unintentionally flipping off her students through a mistaken gesture. Her experience teaching English in Uzbekistan ignited her passion for teaching. During her 14 year career she
In October 2016, AsepsisLife announced that their first product, vImmune was one of 15 applications selected to join FbStart. vImmune has been taking significant strides to become a global product that will help track immunization for healthcare professional and families
Yesterday, Chris Hsiao announced that Gossamer, a consumer product design and engineering firm, is being acquired to Tekzenit, a world-class design, software development, and IT firm. Irving-based Gossamer, has previously worked with Dallas-based Tekzenit making this new partnership time-tested and beneficial for
[Disclosure: Roger Wilco Agency is a Launch DFW preferred vendor. Cody Marx Bailey and David Fares architected and executed the current version of Launch DFW.] If you've ever snagged a deal on Groupon, you've walked through the process of making a purchase
Linux Academy, a Fort Worth-based company, just launched a Community Edition that will now be available for free. Previously, only members were allowed to access the online training academy. Now, those that sign up can access all the features in order to get
If you've ever worked in an office building, you've probably noticed and felt the separation between your company and other companies. Office buildings can house anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of employees. But how many of us have worked
Modern Message is a Dallas-based SaaS company founded in 2012 that created a unique platform called, “Community Rewards." They announced on Facebook Live their new branding and program design for Community Rewards, which is set to release in 2017. This redesign is strategized
As online retailers continue to pop-up across the internet, so does competition. Recently launched Threadhabits looks to join the fray by creating an affordable peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where anyone can sell their unused clothes or their designer clothing. Currently, in
Matthew Tyler Brown visited Dallas New Tech to talk about his latest project, Caterly. Caterly is led by Smoot Carter and provides the Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, and Atlanta, GA regions a platform that connects businesses with restaurants to meet their catering
Local developer, Blake Harris, has introduced an app that allows anyone to run their own ad agency from the convenience of their phone. The game, Advertising Agency, is a fun simulation game that creates the experience of being an ad
Early last month, David Cherrie, cofounder at Workplace Arcade, stopped in to Dallas New Tech to talk about his company and why he is working to change how people think about employee engagement. Workplace Arcade guarantees retailers an uptick in sales,
A recent discussion on a community Slack channel has led to an interesting debate. The discussion centered around the desire for those who are hiring to keep their cards closely held while also needing to offer specifics for those who might
Soccer is well-loved around the world, and the team behind F.C. Link is looking to help managers and coaches work better by offering a free team management app designed specifically for the sport. Designed by former players and coaches who
If you're a soccer fan, then you'll already be waiting for Major League Soccer's 2016 MLS Cup that will take place on Saturday, December 10th. What you might not know about is a branch of the MLS called MLS Works, which is
Panamplify has announced that Kevin Jemison has joined the team, having been lured from Adobe. While at Adobe, he led analytics and optimization efforts for some of the biggest brands in the business including United Health Group, BBVA, Cox Cable, and Fidelity.
TOOR is a real estate tool that is used by realtor and home sellers to ensure potential buyers have immediate access to a house on the market. Recently featured on ABC's Shark Tank, and showcased on both Tech Crunch and
Ivie & Associates, a marketing solutions company headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, has acquired BuzzShift, a digital strategy agency based in Dallas, Texas. Buzzshift is a Google Premier Partner, which means that they've passed exams and earned certificates to earn their
Caterly makes one of the most arduous tasks, in-office catering, easy. Available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Atlanta the Caterly platform connects businesses with restaurants for all of their catering needs. Led by Smoot Carter, Caterly provides and serves more
Traxo, a leader in traveler data aggregation has released their newest comprehensive suite of travel data aggregation tools named the "Traxo CAPTURE." The Traxo CAPTURE utilizes email inbox scanning with existing data aggregation services to capture detailed information for partners, such as
Yahoo Finance reported that it's been a record-breaking third quarter for investors and startup companies in the Dallas area. In total, these companies received over $274 M of venture capital. This breaks previous quarterly records for both 2015 and 2016.
The Tech Wildcatters have more reason to celebrate, as they announced on their twitter feed that one of their teams, Fast Visa, leveled up to Level 4 in their Gauntlet program. The Gauntlet is an accelerator program created by the Tech
Linux Academy is announcing a partnership with Microsoft's Visual Studio Dev Essentials to connect the first 25,000 Visual Studio Dev Essentials members to also receive Azure training as part of a three-month, all-access membership with Linux Academy. Meanwhile, the next 25,000 program members
Sunny Nadolsky is the CEO and founder of MediBookr and presented at Dallas New Tech last week. MediBookr is an online marketplace for medical imaging such as CT scans and MRIs for both patients and medical imaging centers. On the patient side, they are
In a press release, CalcuQuote was honored to be named part of the Techweek100 for Techweek Dallas. CalcuQuote provides electronics manufacturing service (EMS) quote management systems. They have integrated with big component suppliers and utilize custom labor profiles, to create a sophisticated request for
Earlier this year on June 1, a new food delivery service opened in Addison. Since then, MenuRunners has gone through a tremendous growth spurt. MenuRunners has acquired several companies since their opening, including their latest acquisition, 380 Delivery located in
Tech Fort Worth, a non-profit organization with a goal of helping entrepreneurs and startup companies successfully launch technology-based platforms, has announced that Hayden Blackburn, former owner of IDEA Works FW, will be joining as an Assistant Director on December 1.
Tech Wildcatters is a leader in Dallas accelerators, and is beyond pleased to announce that StuntShare and Mobifalcon leveled up to Level 4 as part of their new accelerator model, the Gauntlet. The advancement to Level 4 means that these teams
When it comes to the health and well-being of our children, there is nothing that most parents would not do to ensure they are feeding their youngsters healthy, safe, high-quality food. For parents that are always going a million miles
Molly Cain, in an article "3 Fatal Mistakes Startups Make in An Accelerator" for Medium, asks the question if your startup really benefits from an accelerator. Then she goes even further and introduces the idea that perhaps there are some instances
The Frisco-based company Touch Titans just launched their new app that uses the iPhone camera to gamify fitness. Gamification applies game mechanics and design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Typically, it incorporates the user's desire to achieve success, in order
Creative Minds Solutions, a company that designs and manufactures hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity from water sources, won the 2016 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Thursday at the TCU Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. The sixth annual competition was a Fort
RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, together with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, announced today their new Robots4Autism School Grant Program. This program will give schools the opportunity to adopt a research-based curriculum to aid
Chris Mogridge, the COO and co-inventor for iLumaware created a Kickstarter campaign to fund his project called the Shield TL. Kickstarter is an online community where creators of all kinds can find the resources they need to make their creation come to
The Dallas News recently reported that ParkHub, a startup that coordinates parking payment systems, received an investment from Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, according to Tom Walker, the vice president of tax and business development for the Jones family. George Baker, the founder and
On November 7th the Global World Summit will begin and last until November 10th in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit will see around 50,000 attendees from entrepreneurs, to big businesses that will show off their latest tech, and share business practices.
William Cervin presented at Dallas New Tech this month on Tantrum Street, a startup he founded with the goal of becoming the world's first personalized item-level transaction data marketplace. He explained that we are in an era of convergence, with the whole world essentially following each
Today, Edition Collective is excited to announce its acquisition by Q Fifty One, marking a bright new step in a company that has been bucking the typical retailer trend. Alexander founded Imprint (formerly Need) in 2013, which was quickly followed by
There was once a time when kids would go around their neighborhoods and offer to mow lawns for a few bucks. In recent years, these opportunities have dwindled, or altogether disappeared. Scott Bennett, founder and CEO of Skratch, saw a
In a press release, Richardson-based Ranzure Networks announced that they completed a Series A funding of $13 million dollars, co-led by LiveOak Venture Partners and Mitel. Ranzure plans to use the funding to further its product and solutions development, and build a sales
Yahoo Finance recently announced that Brainspace has reached a partnership agreement and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT). The result of this strategic alliance will accelerate the market presence of Brainspace in analytics for digital investigations. By supporting Brainspace's technology, IQT also ensures that
Peloton, a Dallas-based biotechnology company in its clinical stage that focuses on small molecule cancer therapies, completed a $52.4 million series D round of financing in September of this year. Previous investors include Remeditex LLC, The Column Group, Tichenor Ventures LLC, Topspin Fund LP and
Robert Sabella and Deepak Jain are the co-founders of Swych, a mobile gifting company that has revolutionized the concept of sharing gifts with other people. Sabella began by posing the question: "How many of you have gotten a gift card that you've never used? Or you
Following Cole Oliver's presentation on CHDR financial at Dallas New Tech, Craig Fuller, presented about the Dallas-based company, Transvix. Transvix is one of the largest private technology investors in North America, where Fuller serves as the CEO. Fuller explained that Transvix is building a futures exchange and derivatives market.
The Startup Genome team is looking to include as many startups as possible to complete a survey to ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard. The Global Startup Ecosystem Survey and Startup Genome is looking to understand the issues facing the startup
Dialexa announced in a blog post that Russell Villemez will serve as its Head of Technology Strategy. Dialexa is a technology research, design, and creation company. They work alongside clients to launch any product on any platform, from the first idea