Performance wear meets the symphony. This might seem like an unlikely pair, but as Kevin Yu realized, it was a pairing that made formal wear more comfortable. His idea of “performal,” formal meets performance wear, is allowing musicians of the finest symphonies to perform without...

*Disclaimer: BareLabor is part of the Collide Village Accelerator. This profile originally appeared on the Collide Village blog. Nearly everyone owns a car. Very few know anything about repairing it. Going to the auto mechanic when something is wrong with one’s car can be a confusing and frustrating experience....

*Disclaimer: JobNow is part of the Collide Village Accelerator. This profile originally appeared on the Collide Village blog. Turnover is a common problem for all companies, but the revolving door of restaurant employees is a challenge of magnitude. With some restaurant chains finding themselves hiring completely new...

*Disclaimer: MassVenture is part of the Collide Village Accelerator. This profile originally appeared on the Collide Village blog.  MassVenture is changing the way crowdfunding works, by letting the crowd have access to equity investments via their new online platform. No longer is millionaire status required to become...

“When you think about renting, you think about houses, cars, boats…big items. You don’t usually think about renting something in your house. And you should!” That’s how coffee with Anabella Watson, CEO of RentBillow started this past week. She isn't building just an online peer-to-peer rental business (within 9 months her...

The Village Initiative is an early-stage startup that will be a community-based crowdfunding platform which allows individuals to become members, tell their stories behind their student loan debt, and allow their own “villages” or network, contribute to their campaign. Co-founders Jason Hilliard and Randon Knighten are alumni of...

In August of last year, I had the opportunity to talk with Jena Draper, founder of Navvie, a local EdTech startup. Navvie is an educational content platform, "bringing schools and consumers an on-demand learning solution." Today, Navvie announced the official launch of their platform, along with an agreement with content...

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. [caption id="attachment_491136" align="alignleft" width="195"] Alex Fulton and Alec Siems, at...

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...

Company Cariloop Website http://cariloop.com 1-sentence elevator pitch Cariloop's digital platform helps you access information about geriatric care provider availability, pricing, and services. What do you do and who are your customers? Cariloop is taking the hassle out of finding quality care and services for our seniors. By supplying a transparent portal where...

Company Deals of Scale Website www.dealsofscale.com 1-sentence elevator pitch Deals Of Scale allows businesses to distribute socially amplified coupons, which are coupons that increase in value as more people want them, so that the connected economy can decide the discount from local businesses, national brands, and digital goods. What do you...

Company Quadfit Website https://www.quadfit.com 1-sentence elevator pitch Quadfit is an online personal trainer for coaches and athletes. What do you do and who are your customers? Quadfit is the free online personal trainer that helps anyone train like a collegiate or pro athlete. Sports specific power training made simple. You simply identify...

Born out of the original Dallas Startup Weekend, 1FTP (@1FTPapp) is ramping up for its official debut later this quarter. The development team, led by Brian Scates (@brianscates), set out to "change the way you use FTP." We spoke to Brian recently to see how far they've come. 1....

Give us the 30-second elevator pitch of your company TeamSupport.com is an enterprise class customer support management system designed for B2B technology companies as well as institutions providing internal support.  In short, we help companies excel at managing their customer support communications through the channel most...