Hypergiant is in the news again. The game changing Texas-based startup announced the launch today of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, an independent software company within Hypergiant Industries that will leverage AI to provide a fundamentally new way of engaging virtually with physical environments.Hypergiant Sensory Sciences is...

Startup Name: Goodieboxx Overview/summary of company: Goodieboxx provides a frictionless, integrated, point of consumer convenience as a scalable last mile solution for consumers and retailers. Goodieboxx stores are custom-branded, self-service retail stores that combine the luxury of online shopping with the gratification of traditional retail. [caption id="attachment_1349614"...

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 feature designed especially for startups,...

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 in 2014, Booster Fuels has...

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...

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 beta, Threadhabits offers men’s fashion...

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 United States struggle with mental...

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 goes beyond the number 500...

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. Good news for local area...

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 to a room full of...

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 quote (RFQ) process. Their platform...

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. Every year, the summit awards...

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 operational requirements declared by the...

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 event was hosted by TechMill,...

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 insurance plan will cover a...

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 newest tech startup companies and...

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, the founder and managing partner...

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 shower? Or what about, what...

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 realize they have in order...

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, the CEO, and Alexander, who...

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 years of experience, South wrote...

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 Laura’s case, still being researched),...

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 community with his advice on its'...

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 is based on. "Did you know...

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 travelers of the hassle of buying...

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 officially launched yet. StackPath chair and CEO...

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 that are used by UNT...

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 without additional app development and...

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 learned that every person needs...

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 that entrepreneurs often get into...

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 to Austin.  His work experience...

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 of the Teal Drones product launch...

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 of us that every one...

“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 with eight ingredients. Their mixture...

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 offices on the second floor,...

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 very active in the startup community....

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 firm that wished to remain private. Webb...

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 only start their business, grow...

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 working alongside Tina Mims, the executive...

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...

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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...