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Following the Progress of Dallas Health Tech Startup, Virtual Visit

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It’s been quite the ride, following the progress of Startup Weekend Health winner, Virtual Visit. The team competed at the Startup Weekend Health event back in September, and won first place that weekend. Virtual Visit is a platform that allows family members to interact with and get updates on the care that their relatives are getting at nursing homes. “It’s a new way for families to track the day to…

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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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Yoxxie: The Next Generation of Event Planning

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If you’ve ever planned or volunteered for an event, you have an idea of just how much goes into pulling that kind of thing off. Whether attendance is in the dozens or thousands, a good amount of energy goes into the logistics behind programming the event, keeping things interesting, and, most importantly, engaging your crowd. And now, more than ever, people are paying attention to the data that comes from…

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A Better Way to Play Fantasy Football: Dumpster Fire

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If you haven’t already started a fantasy football league, there’s still a little bit of time left before the draft. And you might consider supporting a local startup by signing up with Dumpster Fire. “We aim to make the fantasy football experience an enjoyable one, and our platform reflects that,” states cofounder and president, Chris Rodriguez. “Having played on multiple fantasy football platforms myself, we’re trying to make Dumpster Fire…

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Navvie: The Future of EdTech

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There are a number of new technologies that have emerged in education in the last few years — from sharing artwork with classmates to Google’s new Google Classroom, which helps teachers “create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes,” using Google Drive. Jena Draper is a recent graduate, and had experienced frustration with learning in the academic environment she was in. “Many of our textbooks were…

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Grouplet: Student Entrepreneurs Make Group Messaging More Useful

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Alex Fulton and Alec Siems are both seniors at SMU. They recently finished up the “Accelerate Your Startup” course with Trey Bowles this past semester, and are currently working at the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) this summer. Both students found the class to be incredibly valuable and challenging. As a computer science major, Siems was able to use what he learned in several classes and apply that directly to building a messaging…

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Upswing Takes Online Learning to the Next Level

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The need for academic support, especially in the realm of online learning is a prevalent one. Upswing uses innovative technology to not only meet that need, but to adapt to the changing requirements in the realm of academia. Upswing is an “online knowledge-sharing marketplace,” and we’re excited to share their story here! What’s your one sentence elevator pitch?  Upswing is a software company that partners with colleges and universities to improve student retention…

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Silvr: Quicker Than Cash

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By this fall, DFW won’t need to worry about having cash at the valet. Silvr, a single-party mobile payments provider, enables “consumers to make payments from their phones, for items traditionally only accessible by cash.” And as Bart Lomont, cofounder and CEO of Silvr, points out,  it’s “actually quicker than cash.” Another Dallas-area startup, Parqer, also offers a cashless option for consumers. Parqer uses Stripe, which encrypts and stores payment information. Silvr,…

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Matramoney Wants to Kickstart Your Wedding

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Crowdfunding has obviously been blowing up and different sites are going after all sorts of verticals. The wedding industry is no different. Local startup Matramoney wants to help you have the wedding of your dreams. What’s the 1-sentence elevator pitch? Kickstarter for weddings What do you do and who are your customers? With the average wedding running over $27,000, today’s couples are desperately trying to find ways to off set…

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Chui Wants to Modernize Your Doorbell

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UPDATE: Chui is now over 100% funded on their crowdfounding campaign. There are only 16 pre-order slots left for the first batch so you better get on it if you’re interested. https://preorder.getchui.com/the-world-s-most-intelligent-doorbell Want to see who’s at your door? Leave an automated message for a friend, or break up with lover? Clock employees in or out? Chui can help. Chui is “smart camera that makes your home socially intelligent. Chui can…