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,...

Roberto Inetti is a Dallas-based professional photographer turned developer. Inetti is introducing Statimgram, a program that allows the scheduling of Instagram photos.  The idea of Statimgram came while Inetti was working on another project of his, BookMe.io, an online community for the modeling industry. "I was looking...

Sammy Abdullah, Co-manager at DAN Fund, a Dallas venture capital firm, recently penned a post on LinkedIn entitled "Why you shouldn't join an accelerator." Sammy's concern is that the value-add for those with no start-up expertise in need of guidance and mentor-ship has been diminished by...

The two presenters at 1 Million Cups both responded to the question, “What can the community do for you?” the same way. Their response is an important lesson for all entrepreneurs to learn, and one in which Brice McBeth of Standish and Devon Diaz of...

"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...

"We believe that the social web provides investors with the means to keep up with the evolving landscape of culture and news more efficiently than any conventional form of financial media or research." That's the philosophy behind TickerTags, a local company that uses sentiment analysis and...

Given the many ways technology has influenced our consciousness, we tend to have shorter attention spans and higher expectations of entertainment. Tech normally keeps up pretty well, but the change has affected how effective advertiser's campaigns are. In short, brands have to do more to keep us happy. The...

May was Military Appreciation Month, and on May 21st of this year GMC launched a virtual reality video that allowed viewers to immerse themselves in a skydive experience, alongside veterans Staff Sgt. Stephen Valyou and Cpl. Todd Love. The video was part of GMC's #enlistme campaign, introduced by actor Josh Duhamel, to raise awareness...

Dallas local, Mason Pelt, spoke last month in VentureBeat about the important difference between user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). He offered some great tips on achieving a good UX, which is something that received a lot of attention at this year's Dallas Startup Week in...

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It is impossible to deny that how people communicate is something that is constantly changing with the times.  From handwritten correspondence, to the telephone, to e-mail, and now to texting, communication is constantly evolving.  Now, conversational commerce is starting to find its American audience, and...

Dallas is taking a huge leap forward when it comes to embracing urban farming thanks to smart farm startup Flux.  Flux Farm Inc., just opened its headquarters in Dallas and is going to create incredible opportunities in the high-tech farming field.  The leaders of Flux...

There are 135 million makers in the United States, and with the maker movement growing stronger by the day, the need to personalize what you are making, along with the satisfaction of creating something, the do-it-yourself industry is only going to continue to grow.  There...

Pickup is an innovative company that is currently available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as Houston, that eliminates the need for the user to find a friend with a truck in order to move something.  No longer do you need to bribe pals with...

One of the best questions that you can ask at 1 Million Cups is “How did you come up with this idea?” or “What got you started doing this?” or “Why do you feel that this problem is one worth solving?” An entrepreneur's response to...

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...

No more pain in the grass! Dallas based start-up Robin gives you the ability to put your lawn on “auto-pilot”. Co-founder Justin Crandall of Robin, spoke Tuesday night at Dallas New Tech, explaining his on-demand landscaping service that greatly simplifies your outdoor maintenance routine. Think...

One of the best parts about attending 1 Million Cups is the opportunity to hear from a spectrum of companies: those with traction and looking for funding, to those in development and pitching their concept. The community will always bring their feedback and comments… it’s...

There is a misconception that founders need the help of a fundraising advisor in order to bring in investors.  Hired with the hope of building a meaningful relationship between startup and investor, these advisors make grand promises, but according to Vincent Jacob, they are largely unnecessary. In a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Local TV station CW33 recently did a short feature on the Dallas Maker Space. While it’s not news to a few in the audience, many more would benefit from knowing that these kinds of resources are available just a short drive away. The space, in Carrollton...

Launching its fifth program year and seed investment fund after seeing breakout success in its 2015 startups, REVTECH is accepting applications for its 2016 program. The accelerator’s focus area revolves around tech and product innovation for the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, with an emphasis on...

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 you...

The Addison Treehouse, a coworking space known locally as ‘the Treehouse’, is celebrating their 1 year anniversary. We thought it would be the perfect time to interview their current Director, Tara Vornkahl, about how they got started. We’ve also included links to some of the...

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 in each region and will bring those to you at...

  Rivet Radio, the smart audio platform, recently announced its partnership with independent broadcast solutions provider, Radiate Media, to deliver listeners on-demand audio traffic reports based on the driver’s location. Traffic reports will be integrated into the listener’s playlist interspersed with Rivet’s award-winning programming and podcasts. “Drivers can...

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 in each region and will bring those to you at...

The following is an editorial by Skyler Fike. It was my first year of high school—circa 2001—and as a course requirement, the freshman were obliged to take a class on leadership development. Mrs. Carpenter taught us all the essentials for making a good first impression. Shake...

Are you a strong writer with a keen interest startup community events? Then we want to hear from you! As Launch DFW grows to be at the forefront of startups, technology, and entrepreneurship across North Texas, we are focusing our efforts on strong content. Currently, we...

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 in each region and will bring those to you at...