At Dallas New Tech January, Jerry King pitched his company Bonfire that brands itself as a simple RV reservation management tool. King initially launched a site called RV Spotfinder that was similar to hotels.com in where avid RVers could search for the best and cheapest...

ReferLocals is attempting to breach the gap between local businesses and their customers. The new Dallas start-up, founded by Mahesh Kashyap, has recently launched their iOS app and website for both the online consumer and business professional. Marketed as an easy to use platform, ReferLocals...

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 quote (RFQ) process. Their platform...

At last week's Dallas New Tech, Cristiano Oliviera, the CEO of Olivia.ai, presented. Oliviera opened by explaining that his company solves the problem that is the #1 cause of distress for 75% of adults in America: money. For the millions of adults living in America, Oliviera explained 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 Nextech Invest Ltd., and now...

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,...

Wing Ware is a Dallas start up that is improving the safety and reliability of aircraft fueling equipment, by revolutionizing the maintenance records for the equipment. DNT heard from Kent Dial, the President and Founder of Wing Ware. Wing Ware is a software company offering...

There are few people who can pop-up out of the audience, create a product on-the-fly, and then deliver a succinct 30-second pitch to a crowd of hecklers. Josh Stramiello, who you may remember from Dallas New Tech (April 2016) with his company BEVScore, did the...

Walking into the doctors office can, at times, feel like being quizzed on your vital signs, or personal history, or in the case of rehab, your personal habits. It can feel like your doctor, nurse, and technician are not listening to you… or, better yet,...

Billions of gallons of water are used daily for irrigation. The average homeowner will use 20,000 gallons of water on their lawn per month. 50% of which is water wasted due to system errors and inefficiencies… to put this in dollars and cents that’s $30...

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...

According to Lindsay Levkoff, Ph.D., a makerspace, also referred to as a hackspace or hacklab, is “a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and collaborate.” Basically, all the stuff you couldn’t do at school before with people...

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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPkorQ1fweQ By Marlene Den Bleyker Maintaining your home can be time consuming and expensive. Additionally, finding service providers and managing them also brings a new set of issues. Pallavi Raj, cofounder of HomeBlis, Inc., laid out the challenges by pointing out that the average homeowner needs four to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Klvtj6vJY By Teryn O’Brien Imagine this scenario: You come home on a Friday night, and your significant other asks, “What are we going to do tonight?” It’s the dreaded question couples ask across the country, joked Nick Vrana, founder of Take Us Out (TUO). “That question is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWvJ0yKD0o by Marlene Den Bleyker Providing mental and physical stimulation for your dog is critical. Today’s pet owners find themselves caught up in their everyday life, often leaving dogs on their own. Santiago Gutierrez, founder and chief executive officer for PulsePet, had an opportunity to speak to an...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYzr0hbXwXA by R. Danes Milo is a two­foot tall robot that helps kids with autism overcome the social handicaps that characterize the disorder. Developed by Dallas, Texas­ based Robokind, the facially expressive, socially responsive robot breaks a lot of molds in children’s autism therapy. Chief Technology officer and...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP82-2MdAP0 by Marlene Den Bleyker Describing local tourism as a sweaty bus full of people, Omeed Shams and Andrew Brown, co‐founders of Kwest, propose a whole new twist to exploring a city to the audience at Dallas New Tech in October. Shams said, ”Kwest is a brand new and...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeguDCjjGI by Teryn O'Brien At this very moment, 850,000 people are celebrating their birthday in the United States. Nacho Birthday is an online crowdfunding platform intended to tap into the celebration of birthdays. Ryan Ogbeide, Founder of Nacho Birthday, presented at Dallas New Tech. “Birthdays are the biggest...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev2KJ8sXypc by Marlene Den Bleyker Engaging the customer through email can be a frustrating experience for many organizations. Maintaining large databases containing email addresses is a daunting task due to the accuracy and availability of the email address. Daniel Stevens, founder of Kickbox, an email verification service, explained...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQRwCqnsZA by Teryn O'Brien Imagine you’re away from home, and you’re getting calls from your home security company about an activated alarm, and you can’t do anything about it. It’s with this scenario that Omar Barlas, Founder of SensorSphere, opened up his presentation at Dallas New Tech. SensorSphere’s...

Nothing rings in the beginning of summer like a BBQ. Oh and 100 degree Texas heat—but our friends at MiniBar can help with that! We are thrilled to announce the folks at Common Desk and the team behind Launch DFW are partnering up to throw a...

LAUNCHDFW is proud to partner with The DEC, Tech Wildcatters, and Startup Grind to produce a day of education & celebration on women's entrepreneurship May 28th. Whether you're an aspiring or established entrepreneurs, a mompreneur, or a socialpreneur, this program is setup for those who share a common...

We can't thank our community enough for their attendance and participation in April's Dallas New Tech, our monthly showcase event. Our next Dallas New Tech event is May 5th at Trinity Groves — you can get your tickets by clicking here.  Now, are you ready for the...

We hope you've had time to recuperate from 2014 -- get ready to start this year off right! Next week we have several events for the community planned, and we hope you're able to join us! DALLAS NEW TECH Dallas New Tech will be next Tuesday, January 6, at...

Big news everyone! I've just upgraded our calendar plugin and community members can now directly add both calendar feeds and single events to the LAUNCH DFW Community Calendar. Our goal with the calendar has always been to provide a single source to see ALL the awesome...