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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 bi-weekly feature

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups. We’ve partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to

StackPath, a leading platform of secure edge services, recently announced it has partnered with Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, the global innovator of security solutions, to include private SSL certificates for no additional cost with StackPath content delivery network (CDN), web application firewall

Of all product development aspects, what is most crucial to achieving success? The answer to this question probably varies, but to many in the tech industry - the user experience should never be ignored. This mantra is the basis for

When it comes to size, did you know that DFW ranks fourth behind only New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles with approximately 7.4 million residents? It is no secret that there’s so much momentum right now in Dallas- Fort Worth

DFW-based coworking company Common Desk celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Fort Worth hub last Thursday. Common Desk members, as well as the general public, enjoyed food from HG Sply Co, beverages from Balcones Whiskey and Topo Chico, an airstream photobooth,

It’s Sunday and it's football season. Your team is on fire. It’s time to place your bets with PostitPlayit, an online platform that allows users to wager on traditional sporting events and skills-based contests like peer-to-peer sports challenges. Sports wagering is

Since our inception almost a decade ago, Launch DFW has been committed to the continued growth and success of North Texas startups. Local founders are an integral part of our brand's ethos. Whenever our team has an opportunity to partner

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups and business innovators. We’ve partnered with Fort Worth-based WeWork ClearFork to spotlight a few of the DFW-based entrepreneurs that

A disruptor is any entity that effects the shift of fundamental expectations and behaviors in a culture, market, industry, technology or process. Lincoln Stephens has lived a very predictable life. But not in the traditional sense of the word. His journey has predictably been

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has added one more location to its universe with the grand opening of the DEC @ Redbird on Thursday, Nov. 1, at a party that saw more than 500 attendees enter the 7,300 square foot space

RoboKind is one of those companies that flies relatively low on the radar of the DFW startup community, but since 2011 they’ve gone from 5 to 22 full-time employees, raised $17 million dollars locally, and reached students in 35 states,

Medical tragedies can strike anyone at any time and the last thing you want in that situation is to waste a ton of time trying to make sense of the mountains of paperwork and forms. That is why Kelli Thomas-Drake created

Local Arlington couple Luke and Lauren Brewer have officially opened the doors to their new coworking space, Union Worx Coworking.  Located at 500 East Front Street, the space is Arlington’s newest spot for coworking, shared workspace, private offices, meetings and

Depending on the industry or company you work for, getting a MBA  can be extremely helpful. But when you're launching a company, going back to school is often the last thing on a founder's "to-do" list because of the lack

For most people who live inside a gated community, you are very familiar with the infamous remote or "clicker you receive when you move in. They are easy to lose, easy to break, but you have to have it if

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 bi-weekly feature

Go to any startup event and you are sure to overhear talk about "scaling". How do companies build a scalable business model, workforce, or idea? Many entrepreneurs often avoid such heavy topics until it becomes impossible to ignore the inevitable.

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups. We’ve partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to

Background reading: Small business v. Startup Checklist for choosing a startup lawyer One of the most influential concepts that entrepreneurs are told to emphasize as they build their companies is iteration. Don't fret too much about getting things perfect up-front. Just

Brazen, a membership organization for female CEOs and women entrepreneurs, recently partnered with Golden Seeds and law firm Polsinelli, to host cocktails and a thought-provoking conversation on the state of capital and current resources available for female entrepreneurs in Texas,

There is no denying the impact the concept of a  "glocal" economy has had on the North Texas innovation ecosystem. So it was no surprise to hear that Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international initiative powered by the Kaufman Foundation and

Since Launch DFW's inception in 2009, a big part of our brand identity as the cool kids would say has been community collabs and partnerships. Our community impact continues to grow because of the support from our incredible partners 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 biweekly

Shortly after the not guilty verdict was returned in the Trayvon Martin case, recovering politico and public health professional Kevin Dedner, sick with sadness, fury, and grief, turned to his circle of friends and family members to check in on

After considerable thought and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s Community Roundtable event. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the community and ticket sales indicated that fact, but we also received considerable pressure to not host

Although his background includes designing for some of the biggest brands in the world, Jarrod Ausborne feels right at home now as Chief Design Officer at Gig Wage, a  venture-backed payments platform specializing in independent contractors. Headquartered in downtown Dallas,

Today's another big day for the Texas (and Dallas) startup ecosystem. Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform with a focus on the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced that is has been acquired by LivePerson, a New York-based, leading provider

While rideshare is convenient, especially in a city like Dallas, it certainly has its risks. That is until a new company came along with a new approach. Bubbl, a rideshare company that uses current and retired law enforcement as its drivers,

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced today that it is participating in a series of events across the United States to meet promising entrepreneurs that are looking for funding. As part of the "call for innovation" initiative that it unveiled this

Glamping, virtual reality, techies and live music this weekend on a ranch about 25 miles outside of Fort Worth? No, we're not talking about the set of a new Texas indie film. We're talking about RebelCon and we'll bet serious money that

When we think of a treehouse, we can picture a physical tree fort constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of a strong tree above ground level. More often than not, a treehouse can be used for

Background reading: Angel Investors v. "Angel" Investors Friends and Family Rounds California, and particularly Silicon Valley, is its own world as far as early-stage startup investing goes. The reasons for that aren't complicated: because so much of the "angel" money swirling

In a time when our lives appear to be consumed by all things digital and social media, Denton startup Upventur is on track to shift the status quo with a pretty cool announcement today -  the completion of its acquisition and

We’ve all been there. You’re dedicated to your career, so much so that you end up neglecting your health despite all the warning signs. This was Patrick Smith’s story, the founder of a new and rapidly growing startup that’s been

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region's incredible startups. We've partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking,

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region's incredible startups. We've partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to spotlight

Independent spots for entrepreneurs and startups Let’s get one thing straight; Texas hospitality is special and unique, which explains why so many businesses are being established in this state. The "can do" and "how can I help you succeed" ecosystem allow

Fetch, the first off-site package solution for apartment buildings, recently announced $3 million in Seed funding, led by Silverton Partners.  With the financing, Kip McClanahan of Silverton will join Fetch's Board of Directors. Fetch was founded in 2016 in Dallas and has

Outside of binge-watching Law & Order, it's safe to say many of us are not well-versed in legal jargon. You may be someone who knows the difference between a defendant and a plaintiff, but what about the difference between an NDA

Background reading: Bad Advisors: The Problem with Localism Ask the Users Navigating Referrals in a Connected Startup Ecosystem A noticeable theme over the past 2-3 years is the “cross pollination” of startup ecosystems. By that I mean that the traditional zero-sum

Freelancers Union is a national non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY that promotes the interest of independent workers through advocacy, education, and by providing resources. The community aspect of Freelancers Union is SPARK, which are local monthly meetings hosted the

Three years ago, Ruben Izmailyan was in a very different place in life. He had just moved to Dallas with his wife for her job, and the day after they landed in town he began class at a local coding

Launch DFW is partnering with Spaces McKinney Avenue for the return of our Startup Community Happy Hour on July 19, and we want to introduce some of the people that make Spaces a great place to cowork. The Spaces coworking concept

The Launch DFW team is excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that office at local coworking space Industrious.  Meet AddedIQ Founding date/year: May 2017 Founder: Martin Zacarias and Paul Ingram Company Mission To provide our clients with intelligent data applications that help

If you're not familiar with #BigDOCC, you should start by telling yourself to ignore all of the "I'm not a morning person" messages your brain is sending you right now, and set your alarm to be on time for 8:00am

Sponsored by Egan Nelson The market for early-stage emerging tech corporate lawyers ("startup lawyers") has for a long time been bifurcated in the following way: on the one hand, you have massive law firms with hundreds or thousands of top-tier lawyers,

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

Nathan Butorac has been an entrepreneur since he was 11 years old. Like many kids trying to make a quick buck, he began by mowing lawns in his neighborhood. As he grew older, his ideas became more ambitious, although not

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP Executive succession, particularly involving the Founder CEO, can be a tense time in the history of a startup.  But not always. In fact, in my experience working with VC-backed startups across Texas and elsewhere, there are many

Guest Contributor: Cameron Cushman Last week I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to represent the United States at the 10th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), a gathering of about 2,000 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial community builders from 170 countries. I joined six other

Sponsored by Egan Nelson LLP One unfortunate, and somewhat unique, aspect of startup ecosystems is that they have a large power/experience imbalance between parties doing business with each other. On the one hand, you have seasoned, well-connected investors who close multiple

You have the best idea, product, or service, and the world must know about it. It’s time to work to work with a communications professional. But do you hire internally, or work with an agency? What about freelance professionals? Plus,

Launch DFW has officially settled at our new headquarters at Industrious Dallas, and are excited to introduce you to some of the innovative entrepreneurs that share our space. Each month, we will be featuring some of our neighbors, and this

It’s Monday, and you’re back to the grind (yes probably both with coffee and work). Check out this week’s hot stories and local events guaranteed to keep you plugged in.   The Latest Reads to Launch your Week Looking to attend #DSW18? Check

Everyone has a favorite snack, and if you asked Adam Van Cleave, beef jerky would be his first pick every time. So it's no surprise that he developed his own snack company, Van Cleave Dry Goods, with a mission to produce

It’s Monday, and you’re back to the grind (yes probably both with coffee and work). Check out this week’s hot stories and local events guaranteed to keep you plugged in.   News You Can Use This Week Microsoft, Softtek partner with Apollo living

It’s Monday, and you’re back to the grind (yes probably both with coffee and work). Take a step back from this week’s to-do list to launch some personal development into your week. Check out this week’s list of local events

Coming from a background in small business solutions, Biztrack CEO Kevin Carrillo’s career so far has led him to where he is today: launching his own business. In his time working with smaller businesses, he began to realize that they

Working in a startup, you face many unconventional hours and unpredictable schedules, and its easy for fitness to fall by the wayside. NERDbody CEO and Founder Scott Ericsson shares his tips to keep you active even with the busiest of schedules. GET PHYSICAL When

Most startups know that sometimes the great idea you start out with in the beginning of building a business isn’t quite the same one that you end with. Iteration is the name of the game, which often times results in

If you’re an avid Launch DFW reader, you know that we’re passionate about creating and supporting our local community. So in keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re bringing back a special annual tradition

Summer may be coming to an end, but Carolyn Phillips' frozen pops biz, Alchemy Pops, is hotter than ever as she prepares to launch her very first brick-and-mortar shop in one of Fort Worth's up and coming areas, South Main

iGotBerries.com is a free application available through both Google Play for Android and iTunes for Apple devices and gives users the power to solicit the help required in case of an arrest situation. Whether the user needs to contact a

What if you could harvest water directly from the air? Let's say 40 to 100 gallons of pure potable water. Would you? How would you use it? To water the yard? Drink? Fill a pool? That's exactly the problem Carrollton based

Three Things is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey. They interview leaders in the startup and small business communities (founders, employees, investors, etc.) about three pieces of advice they would give to someone

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

This post is courtesy of Dallas based “The Modern Block,” a weekly online publication of conversations with today’s most influential founders, creatives, and makers. Says Jason Vo, Founder & Editor of The Modern Block: “I believe there’s a tremendous amount

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.

The Tech Wildcatters have more reason to celebrate, as they announced on their twitter feed that one of their teams, Fast Visa, leveled up to Level 4 in their Gauntlet program. The Gauntlet is an accelerator program created by the Tech

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.

William Cervin presented at Dallas New Tech this month on Tantrum Street, a startup he founded with the goal of becoming the world's first personalized item-level transaction data marketplace. He explained that we are in an era of convergence, with the whole world essentially following each

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

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

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

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.

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

Health Wildcatters are hosting a grand opening party to celebrate their move! They're taking over the entire 20th floor of Pacific Place, a building in the Main Street District in downtown Dallas  1910 Pacific Avenue Suite 20000, Dallas, TX 75201.

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,

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