Digital Fight Club

CodeLaunch DFW is Bringing its Seed Accelerator Competition Finals to Dallas for the First Time

by | Nov 2, 2022
After years of holding its annual event in Frisco, CodeLaunch DFW is coming to Southside Music Hall at Gilley’s in Dallas on November 16. Six companies will face off for the top prize in an event that comprises a tech tradeshow, a startup conference, and a “raucous networking event.” And this year it's modeling itself after local favorite Digital Fight Club. “CodeLaunch is a startup and rock-n-roll show like nothing you've ever seen before,” promises President and Founder Jason Taylor.
Gallery: Scenes From Digital Fight Club 2022
Hundreds packed the Granada theater to watch the gloves-off "fights" to cap off Dallas Startup Week. Tech types duked it out verbally amid cheering, hooting, and generally raucous reactions from the audience.

Check out what you missed—or relive it here.
Local Tech Founders Duke it Out at Digital Fight Club, Capping Off Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 12, 2022
Ten local founders and innovators sparred in gloves-off debates, "fighting" to win each round.

The fight card included challenges like: Should brands be transparent? Should the government be involved in building the metaverse? And is ESG important? Here are the knockout rounds.
Digital Fight Club Is Coming Back IRL to the Granada for Dallas Startup Week
by | Jul 22, 2022
A night of tech founder battles, raucous crowd roars, and BS-calling corporate refs will hit the Granada Theater on August 11. That's when Digital Fight Club returns to its in-person, party-fueled finest during Dallas Startup Week 2022. Ten top local tech leaders will go 1-on-1, fighting with their wits on five disruptive tech topics. "We plan on breaking molds again," says Michael Pratt, the event's founder and host.

Digital Fight Club: Here’s Who Left the Ring a Champion

by | Aug 29, 2019
This year's Digital Fight Club put Dallas' top tech talent head-to-head in a debate on the most current hot topics. See what they had to say, and who came out on top.
Photo Gallery: See What Went Down at This Year’s Digital Fight Club
by | Aug 29, 2019
Once the lights went out and the mics were hot, competitors went head-to-head in a semi-friendly battle on hot topics in tech.
Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization, and Privacy
by | Aug 26, 2019
Fight #5 of Digital Fight Club puts Andy Chen, SVP of +1 Labs at Match Group, and Mike Orren, chief product officer at The Dallas Morning News and president at Belo Business Intelligence, against each other.
Synthetic Reality: Does Real Even Matter?
by | Aug 22, 2019
For Fight #4 of Digital Fight Club, Farrukh Malik, CEO of Roomored, will go up against Steve Nix, CEO of ForwardXP.

Secure Me: Digital Safety Across the Ecosystem

by | Aug 16, 2019
The Fighters for Digital Fight Club's second Fight are Lee Harrison, CEO of Thru, versus Stephen Ellis, CTO of Plymouth AI.
Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West
by | Aug 13, 2019
Digital Fight Club's Fight #1 will feature Robert Mundinger, founder of, versus Steven Duong, associate vice president of AECOM's Design + Planning and Economics, as the Fighters.
The Untold Story of How Digital Fight Club Came to Be
by | Aug 9, 2019
Now in its fourth year, Digital Fight Club is returning later this month to the Granada Theater in Dallas. Take a look inside the upcoming fight night and the events that led to its creation.
Digital Fight Club Expanding its Bouts to Boston & Beyond
by | Aug 27, 2018
Digital Fight Club has partnered with the Consumer Technology Association — parent of the annual Consumer Electronics Show — to take the concept nationwide.
Knock your blockchain off: In "Fight No. 4," it's Big Company vs. Nimble Startup, says Digital Dallas Founder Michael Pratt. Jaime Chambron of NTT Data will go up against Mark Hopkins of Roger Wilco.

Dallas Innovator Perk: 10 Free Tickets to Digital Fight Club 2018

Be the first to grab them before they're gone, and we'll see you at the fights on August 1.
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Startup Catches Eye of Billionaire Mark Cuban by Email Pitch
by | Sep 6, 2017
Factmata, a British anti-fake-news startup, landed an investment from Cuban in its seed round.
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Digital Fight Club: Experts Spar Over Tech Topics
by | Aug 24, 2017
The “fights” pitted experts on both sides of tech issues debating in lightning round fashion before a packed house of more than 450 people.
On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery
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