Dennis Cail

SXSW’s 2023 ‘PanelPicker’ Opens For Voting—and DFW Companies Are Vying to Take the Stage

by | Aug 10, 2022
South by Southwest has opened its 2023 "PanelPicker" for crowd-sourced community voting through August 21. You could be among the people who vote to decide which panelists will take the stage next March at SXSW. Out of the thousands of session proposals up for voting, many have Dallas-area ties. We share just 10 of them—including ideas from Mark Cuban, the Dallas Cowboys, Venture Dallas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, CollateralEdge, Kanarys, Zirtue, Masterplan, and more.
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Dallas Fintech Zirtue Opens Its Platform to Businesses as a New Alternative Payment Solution
by | Dec 7, 2021
Zirtue's Alternative Payment Solution—operating in stealth mode to Fortune 500 corporate partners since early 2021—is now open to all businesses for consumers to pay their bills. It's a "new level of convenience," CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Cail says: The product gives those who are struggling a way to lean on friends, family, and loved ones to make payments, while providing accountability and trust to the lender.
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Patrick Brandt (left) and Aakash Kumar (right), who co-founded labor management platform Shiftsmart in 2015, are among the finalists for the 2021 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest Region Award. [Photo: Courtesy Shiftsmart]
The Unstoppables: EY Names 46 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest Finalists for 2021
by | Jun 5, 2021
These "audacious business leaders" from 38 companies were picked by a panel of judges. Here are the finalists.
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Dennis Cail Zirtue
Dallas Fintech Startup Takes the Awkwardness Out of Lending to Friends and Family
Dennis Cail launched Zirtue to reimagine lending. Its patent-pending app has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users. Ongoing access to Google engineers will help the fintech scale faster.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Dennis Cail of Zirtue

by | Jun 11, 2020
Dennis Cail, Co-Founder and CEO of Zirtue, shares his advice on being open and honest about things regardless of the situation, investing in yourself before others invest in you, and building a relationship with your mentor face-to-face (virtually, for now).
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Peer-to-Peer Lending: Dallas Fintech Adds Corporate Partners, Offers Alternative to Borrowing During COVID-19 Crisis
by | Mar 30, 2020
AT&T and UT Southwestern Medical are among Zirtue's corporate partners. The startup wants to help businesses collect more and write off less with its relationship-lending app.
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