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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…

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Luper Helps You Stay Connected

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Mouyyad Abdulhadi wanted a better way to stay connected with his contacts, so he built Luper, a simple mobile application to keep in touch. We caught up with Mouyyad to learn a little more about Luper. What’s the 1-sentence elevator pitch? Helping you stay in touch and sustain your personal relationships. What do you do and who are your customers? Luper is simple app with one purpose: helping people stay in…

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Startup Profile: PingGo – Ping. Chat. Meet

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PingGo is a location-based social network recently launched by Varsity Letterman LLC. We caught up with cofounder Tom Munley to learn more. What’s the 1-sentence elevator pitch for PingGo? Ping. Chat. Meet. What do you do and who are your customers? We just launched our first, location based social networking app, PingGo, on iOS. Our customers are anyone looking to meet people close to them and communicate in real time. PingGo…

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Tell Us Quickly Promises Fast Feedback

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Locally based suggestion platform puts a new spin on online customer review. With the growing popularity of online customer review platforms such as Yelp, TellUsQuickly.com provides a new private system directly in-boxing suggestions to business owners. Individual customer experiences can be addressed through a five-question survey accessed by entering a pin number for a given business. Users can also acquire points to receive rewards. Business owners utilizing this service can…