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RollKall, a platform for managing and scheduling off-duty security officers, closed a $1.5 million Seed round investment led by Founder Equity Fund and The Athos Group. Founder Equity Fund, a venture studio with offices in Chicago and Dallas, looks for opportunities

Guest Contributor: Chirag Gupta Area high school students are participating in local startup community events now more than ever these days and they are not just coming to observe. Over the past few years Dallas has seen several young entrepreneurs start

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

With March Madness upon us, you've probably spent a decent chunk of time looking at statistics to find the winning bracket predictions. With his app EPLAY, RevSports's Co-founder and CEO Ryan Girardot is working to change the way basketball statistics are collected,

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly

McKinney-based ShearShare has secured a coveted spot (along with 11 other startups) to pitch at the sixth annual Google Demo Day on March 28. Google for Entrepreneurs is sponsoring this event at their San Francisco office, inviting startups from North and

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our new

Last summer, we launched #LaunchCEO (pun intended), a new event segment designed to shine a light on North Texas CEO's taking bold ideas and creative innovation to the next level at our monthly Dallas New Tech events. For our March #BigDNT event, we invited

Texas-based Hypergiant has officially launched this morning with plans to provide a new industry model for machine intelligence and a commitment to providing business outcomes through technology. Leveraging platform products and services to create powerful technology solutions and smarter, more efficient

it's not everyday that you get an opportunity to chat with someone who's built and sold a company for billions. Yes, billions with a "B". But when you chat with Lance Crosby, you quickly discover that regardless of the big

GoBone Inc., the maker of smart, connected devices for pets and their people, announces that its flagship product, GoBone, the world's first app-enabled smart bone for dogs, has been included on Oprah's Favorite Things List 2017. GoBone. which is already

Over the last few years ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become more popular and created an entirely new industry for entrepreneurs to break new ground. One such service is an on-demand gas delivery company called Booster Fuels. Founded

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

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

As online retailers continue to pop-up across the internet, so does competition. Recently launched Threadhabits looks to join the fray by creating an affordable peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where anyone can sell their unused clothes or their designer clothing. Currently, in

Matt Holland is the CEO and co-founder of KnKtd (pronounced connected) Behavioral Health. He presented at BigDNT and explained that there is a problem that most of us don't ever talk about, but is increasing every year. "88 million people in the

ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name

Yahoo Finance reported that it's been a record-breaking third quarter for investors and startup companies in the Dallas area. In total, these companies received over $274 M of venture capital. This breaks previous quarterly records for both 2015 and 2016.

On November 4 thru the 6, Fort Worth hosted a startup weekend where developers, designers, and entrepreneurs came together to share their fresh ideas. The highlight of the convention was the pitching contest that had startup teams selling their ideas

The Digital Transformation. That’s what historians are going to call the first few decades of the 21st century, when data analytics and automation usher in a new paradigm of communication and change the nature of transactional business. Software tells bankers

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

Tech Wildcatters is a leader in Dallas accelerators, and is beyond pleased to announce that StuntShare and Mobifalcon leveled up to Level 4 as part of their new accelerator model, the Gauntlet.  The advancement to Level 4 means that these teams

Retail Technology Ventures, known as REVTECH, announced in a press release that the Australian-based startup company Workplace Arcade, is opening an office in Dallas. REVTECH is a seed fund and venture accelerator company located in Dallas. Arcade recently graduated from

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

The Dallas News recently reported that ParkHub, a startup that coordinates parking payment systems, received an investment from Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, according to Tom Walker, the vice president of tax and business development for the Jones family. George Baker, the founder and

On November 7th the Global World Summit will begin and last until November 10th in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit will see around 50,000 attendees from entrepreneurs, to big businesses that will show off their latest tech, and share business practices.

Today, Edition Collective is  excited to announce its acquisition by Q Fifty One, marking a bright new step in a company that has been bucking the typical retailer trend. Alexander founded Imprint (formerly Need) in 2013, which was quickly followed by

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

In a press release, Richardson-based Ranzure Networks announced that they completed a Series A funding of $13 million dollars, co-led by LiveOak Venture Partners and Mitel. Ranzure plans to use the funding to further its product and solutions development, and build a sales

Yahoo Finance recently announced that Brainspace has reached a partnership agreement and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT). The result of this strategic alliance will accelerate the market presence of Brainspace in analytics for digital investigations. By supporting Brainspace's technology, IQT also ensures that

The Startup Genome team is looking to include as many startups as possible to complete a survey to ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard.  The Global Startup Ecosystem Survey and Startup Genome is looking to understand the issues facing the startup

The startup community in Denton, Texas is growing. With the recent annual Bootstrap Denton networking event having been hosted at Stoke, the newest tech-oriented co-working space and entrepreneur center, it is apparent that the growth will only continue.  The Bootstrap Denton

With the struggles of finding affordable health solutions, many people have gone without the needed medical coverage. Dallas-based DocSynk has set forth a plan to use mobile applications and artificial technology that will be able to tell if a current

Recently, Innovate! and Celebrate's global conference was held on September 20th through the 22nd in Silicon Valley. The 3-day conference allowed attendees, such as industry leaders, startup founders, and investors, to expand their programming and networking opportunities. There, attendees could also meet the

Trey Bowles has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). He will be tasked with advising Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship policy and support.  Bowles' is the co-founder and

The Intuit Development team just announced on their blog which teams would be competing for $100,000 at the QuickBooks Connect 2016 event in San Jose, California. On October 24th, ten different teams will be competing on stage at Intuit's Small

Gabriella (Draney) Zielke is the co-founder and CEO of the Tech Wildcatters. The Tech WildCatters is a company that invests their money, time, and resources into startups. As they work with many different entrepreneurs, Zielke wrote an article titled, "Do dysfunctional families

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

The Innovation By Design Awards spotlight the best of the best in areas such as apps, branded environments, health, products, social good, websites, and platforms.  They reviewed more than 1,700 designs, and there were 15 winners and 231 finalists identified.

Vinli has been making great waves since it's launch, and only continues to grow and expand its market presence. The company that brings WiFi to cars with a simple plug-in device, caught the attention of some big car companies. TechCrunch's article explains,

DMagazine recently reported that Fort Worth startup TransVix received a two million dollar vote of confidence from Hunt Technology Ventures. The Dallas-based company is one of the largest private technology investors in North America. The funding is led by David Hunt,

If there is one thing that all homeowners have in common, it is the need to worry about lawn care.  Having a well kept lawn makes the home look welcoming and appealing, but this can be a time and labor

Kevin Vela is a managing partner at Vela | Wood PC, a Dallas-based law firm that focuses on startups and small businesses. He recently published an article explaining what "Series A" funding is and why Dallas is the prime location for

Have you ever thought about the potential diseases that the food you’re eating might cause… while you’re eating lunch? Or the toxins that the skincare product that you’re using might be putting on your skin… when you get out of the

Finding what you're good at can be exceptionally hard.  Finding your niche can be even harder.  Joshua Wilson is a Dallas based growth and business development expert, who helps those who need it find the tools they do not even

The brothers behind the San Francisco tech startup, IFTTT, are not the typical Silicon Valley startup team.  Linden and Alexander Tibbets are also seventh-generation Texans and graduates of Duncanville High School.  Melissa Repko of the Dallas Morning News connected with Linden,

John South has over 25 years experience in internet marketing, technology, and business improvement. He's the President of global operations for GPO, a digital marketing agency, and Partner to Venture451, where he mentors, consults, and invests in startups. Based on his extensive

For foreign entrepreneurs, until last week, working in the United States was a daunting challenge. But this all changed when the White House announced plans to let people stay in this country for up to five years- so long as

DriveAds is changing the world of outdoor advertising. By turning personal vehicles into mobile billboards, DriveAds ensures those on the road see the ad at every mile, and provide a potential source of extra income for the everyday driver.  This Dallas-based

Mizzen + Main CEO and Founder Kevin Lavelle has called an owner's meeting. A unique call as Lavelle admitted "we have no institutional investors, and no one asked for the meeting."  The company, which aims to create menswear that feels good and

Penny Kim recently shared her story about how she was scammed by a Silicon Valley startup, so that others might learn from her experience. Her story began in May when she applied for a Marketing Director position with a startup in the

Far too many people in the startup community, along with others in the general business community, believe that San Francisco is the best place to be.  While there are certainly advantages to San Francisco, this city is no longer the

Tech.Co introduced their Top 50 Startups that are competing at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 that is taking place in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose from September 20-22.  There are four teams that made it from Texas, and all are

Robert Brevelle is the Managing Director and COO at Tech WildCatters. Tech WildCatters is a company that invests their money, time, and resources into startups. They launched an accelerator in 2009 entitled, "The Gauntlet," which is a five-stage process of the

Insight! That was the name of the game at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 24th. The community both gave insight, and gained it by listening to the pitches by Laura and Laramie. Both products are in beta (or, in

Patrick Seaman has been a mentor, advisor, and consultant for startups for 12 years. He's been involved with startups focused on software, media productions, and e-commerce, to name just a few. He created a presentation called, "Attracting Talent to Startups," which addressed the startup

David Burrows is the founder and CEO of Laundri, an app-based on-demand laundry cleaning, dry-cleaning and shoe-shining service. He spoke last week at Dallas New Tech on the one-year launch anniversary of the company, explaining how they got started and what their business model

Heath Barnett is the founder and CEO of Partake Golf, a Dallas-based startup.  Partake Golf is a consumer-based application that allows golfers to order food, beverage, and retail offerings from the clubhouse on demand, and have it delivered to them on the golf course. Heath

GoForth& is a recent startup luggage rental company located right here in Dallas, Texas. Michael Coleman founded the company after a coworker commented on the difficulty of storing the seven suitcases she owned to visit her family in India every year. GoForth& rids

Stackpath, a Dallas based security-as-a-service startup, announced this week that it is emerging from stealth. It has $180 million in funding, along with 4 company acquisitions. These acquisitions bring over 30,000 customers with them- not bad for a service that hasn't

Kubos, a startup in Denton, Texas developed an open source space flight software platform. They have become the first external customer of the University of North Texas Nanofabrication Cleanroom. The UNT clean-room has been operational since late 2014 and offers a variety tools

Xclaim is led by Brian Maupin, who serves as CEO, and Joshua Ellinger, who serves as CTO. Xclaim delivers one-click integration of location-based advertising and push notifications into existing ad campaigns. Their solution is able to reach both prospects and customers

Tim Girgis spoke on the topic, "Dignity for All." Though spending most of his life in Dallas, he previously spent a year and a half working at non-profits focusing on community development and orphan care initiatives in Haiti. There, he

Cheri Garcia, inventor of the Luminous Envy tanning bed, and PR worker for Mark Cuban companies, talked at Ignite DFW this week about Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency she founded to help convicted felons and former drug addicts find jobs. Cheri explained

Arlo Gilbert, CEO of Baby Vida in Austin, Texas recently shared a Facebook post detailing his thoughts on providing alcohol at technology events for the Austin startup community. Gilbert previously spent over nine years in the DFW area before moving

Drones have become a means to new advances, through not only delivering your second season of Game of Thrones, but photography, video and now an emerging sport. But, what other applications could it be used for? Two Dallas-based companies are part

Denali Boards is a local startup founded by Eric Harter and Joe Szeremet in Frisco, Texas.  Together they make hand crafted wood cutting boards. No two boards are alike, due to being made from unstained end cut wood. "Joe and I both feel deep inside

Economic Development Division for the City of Denton, in conjunction with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), has announced that Stoke, a new 9,216 square foot co-working space and entrepreneur center, will be opening on August 1st. “Many people have worked hard

“Make it Healthy. Make it Yummy. Make it Simple.” This was the tagline of Muffin Else, the sole presenter at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, July 20th. Shira Krakowski and her husband, Oz, presented their certified paleo muffin mix made

NōD Co-working, (pronounced "node") was founded by Chirag Gupta, and is based at 17290 Preston Road in Dallas. They will be expanding by an additional 7,500 square feet at their current location, where they occupy three floors. The expansion will include eight new private

Ameeth Sankaran, partner at 2M Companies, the family office of Morton H. Meyerson (a Dallas billionaire), recently wrote an article about family office investing and its benefit to entrepreneurs. Sankaran sits on the Board for 8 companies, has worked as a consultant for many more, and is

Jackpot Rising, is a Dallas startup founded by William Webb, who grew up in University Park and graduated from SMU. His previous work was in private equity, before launching Jackpot Rising. Recently, the startup gained $3 million in funding from a Dallas venture

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

Texas, the second largest state, in the heart of the south holds the Dallas-Fort Worth metro. Where Fort Worth holds the history of the old south, and Dallas contains a hub of city-slickers, this area is where companies should not

As of July 11th, Nancy J. Hong became the director of student programs at Texas Women's University's center for women in business, a.k.a "TWU's Hub." The Hub seeks to help women succeed in creating and running their own businesses. Hong will be

Addison News recently announced a partnership between Southwest Airlines Co. and The Addison Treehouse, a local startup co-working space that provides entrepreneurs with education and mentorship opportunities to support their business efforts. The two companies are hosting a competition they call

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Within the realm of big data, a technology shift is happening to procure new ways of discovering & understanding large amounts of information. At the forefront of this shift is Dallas’ very own, Brainspace, to tackle the movement. Dave Copps, CEO

Narration provided by local startup Narify. Building a startup is hard work, no doubt, but avoiding common pitfalls can increase the chances for success. If you’re new to this, or even if you’ve been at it for decades, take a look

PediaQ is hoping to change the face of pediatric medicine, by offering on-demand urgent care to parents through a mobile app platform. With insurance companies embracing the services provided by PediaQ, parents only pay their Urgent Care co-pay plus an additional $25

Artificial intelligence is coming, and in Dallas, her name is Ashley.ai. Ashley would like to help you set your appointments.  Ashley is your personal scheduling assistant, and she makes it possible for you to never have to schedule meetings again. All

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

Alexander Muse announced in mid-June the sale of Architel, as well as the launch of Sumo Ventures, creating new opportunity for early stage startups.  This week Muse announced via Medium that Molly Cain is joining Sumo Ventures as a Venture Partner. Cain will

Unreasonable Institute has announced that they are launching an Accelerator at The Grove in Dallas, "tailored to fit the unique challenges that for-profit/for-good startups face when launching and scaling for impact and profit," according to Co-Owner of The Grove Justin

Fort Worth-based Ammo Subscription announced last week that they have reached a huge milestone--securing funding.  This veteran-owned business sources the best available ammunition, and delivers it on a user-defined schedule; either weekly or monthly.  The founders define the cost as inexpensive,

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

Gautam Bhargava is no ordinary teenager; last summer, having noticed that there were few resources for young Dallas entrepreneurs, he set about creating his own program with his peers.  The result was SATUS, a three-week entrepreneurial accelerator program by teens, for teens that

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

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

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