Archive for April, 2016

Startup Savvy: Moving From Your Dining Room to Rented Space

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

As with so much of entrepreneurial life, the answer for when to move from your dining room table to legit office space is a firm, “It depends.”

George DeCourcy, a finance professor at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen …

Peeyr Matches Students with Tutors in Same Age Range

Posted by Patrick Kobler

‘WORKING WITH A PEER TUTOR IS LIKE WORKING WITH A FRIEND’


Gautam Bhargava and Jed Rollins never finished high school, but the pair’s new education startup Peeyr is making affordable tutors accessible to students across Dallas-Fort Worth.

“I’m an 18-year-old …

Dallas Startup Week: Gallery from Day 4 Events

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

It’s been a great week, and it’s not over, yet. Here are Friday’s event photos from Dallas Innovates Creative Director Michael Samples, Media Development Manager Courtney Garza, and others.


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Dallas Startup Week: Cybersecurity Stands Guard for Startups

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

STARTUPS NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HACKERS


Startups who think they’re too small to be hacked couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, the vast majority of startups could be hacked within a half hour with disastrous results.

When corporations such …

Dallas Startup Week: Panel Discusses Corporate Sponsorships

Posted by Jeff Bounds

EXPERTS OFFER CREATIVE TYPES TIPS FOR SUCCESS


For creative types seeking to land corporate sponsorships for their work, everything boils down to working well with others.

That was the message that that a panel of experts delivered at a discussion

Dallas Startup Week: Day 4 Coverage Roundup

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

#DSW16 runs through April 16


Dallas Startup Week began on Tuesday, and various media outlets have been writing about it. We know there’s a lot going on, and we’re here to keep you on top of it all. We’ve scoured …

Dallas Startup Week: How to Break into the Game Industry

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The video game industry looks fun and exciting, but breaking into this field is anything but glamorous.

A panel of video game veterans swapped war stories and offered advice about how to freelance, start your own game, or get noticed …

Dallas Startup Week: Common Desk’s Not Your Everyday Office

Posted by Harrison Long

A RELAXING ENVIRONMENT CAN PROMOTE MORE WORK


The hustle of life for a startup in a sprawling area such as Dallas-Fort Worth can be intimidating, but that’s where places like Common Desk can step in and help.

Common Desk is …

DFW Offers Great Ecosystem for Startup Families

Posted by Amber Backes

LIVING OPTIONS, MULTIPLE HUBS MAKE AREA GOOD PICK


“To win big, I need to move to Silicon Valley.” Not so, especially when pairing the startup life with family.

Living outside of the “Valley” has many benefits, including the ability to …

Dallas Startup Week: Mentors Guide Entrepreneurs

Posted by Michael Gordon

BUSINESS VETERANS OFFER ADVICE DURING SESSION


Today’s Dallas entrepreneurship ecosystem has created an environment where competition is overshadowed by collaboration. Now, local entrepreneurs are taking industry insight from seasoned professionals and applying it to their own businesses through the mentor …

Dallas Startup Week: Secret to Success is in the Coding

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

When the rubber hits the road and it’s time to do coding, startups face a plethora of options that could determine success or failure.

Kirk Ballou, CEO of Touch Titans, and Don Archer, chief technology officer at ACA Express, explained …

Dallas Startup Week: Gallery from Day 3 Events

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

We’re having a great time meeting entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, and tech types at Dallas Startup Week. Here are Thursday’s event photos from Dallas Innovates Creative Director Michael Samples, Media Development Manager Courtney Garza, and others.


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Dallas Startup Week: Day 3 Roundup Coverage

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

#DSW16 runs through April 16


Dallas Startup Week began on Tuesday, and various media outlets have been writing about it. We know there’s a lot going on, and we’re here to keep you on top of it all. We’ve scoured …

National Grilled Cheese Month: An Homage to Grilled Cheese

Posted by Kimberly Westphall

RUTHIE’S ROLLING CAFE PIONEERED THE FOOD TRUCK AND GRILLED CHEESE CRAZE IN DFW


April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and that’s reason to celebrate. 

Dallas has its own food truck that is dedicated to creating the most delicious grilled cheese …

Dallas Startup Week: Gallery from Day 2 Events

Posted by Michael Samples

With two days down and three to go, here are Wednesday’s event photos from Dallas Innovates Creative Director Michael Samples, Media Development Manager Courtney Garza, and others. Check back as we add more photos throughout the week.


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Dallas Startup Week Schedule for Friday, April 15

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Dallas Startup Week 2016 runs Tuesday through April 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we got so excited about all the events on the schedule that we decided to put together our own planning calendar, which we …

Dallas Startup Week: Session Looks at Visual Side of Business

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

SESSION ENCOURAGED THINKING VISUALLY, OUTSIDE THE BOX


Imagine a mutant outbreak where hundreds of super humans need to be classified based on their power level, age, last known location, affiliation and activity level.

The challenge, issued by Stephen Anderson to …

Q&A: TrippAlly founders talk about company’s beginnings

Posted by Maggie Barton

TrippAlly founders Olia Bosovik and Jeanne Whitesides took time recently to talk about what led them to start the company.

What was the inspiration for starting the company?

Olia: We all love to travel and are passionate about traveling with …

Dallas Startup Week: Is Transportation Up to Speed?

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

SENSORS, SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL CHANGE HOW WE GET AROUND


Roads and ground transportation are primed for rapid innovation and disruption, according to experts who spoke at the Dallas Startup Week seminar Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re traveling the same speed as your …

Dallas Startup Week: DFW is ‘Nexus’ for Innovation in Virtual Reality

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

VR TECHNOLOGY MAKING STRIDES IN NORTH TEXAS


The long-awaited breakthrough for virtual and augmented reality could be coming soon.

Both technologies have fallen short for several years, always promising big things, but continually failing to penetrate mainstream adoption.

Several experts …