MassChallenge

DSW Dispatches: Startup Mentor Helps Founders Craft Their Pitch

by | Aug 9, 2022
“Remember, we're just one pitch away from changing the world,” says Wen Zhang. “It's our job as a founder, as a co-founder to show people the world that we are seeing.”

The founder and CEO of the INNW Institute helps leaders hone their pitches when approaching venture capitalists and other investors
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From Trout Jerky to Bike Safety to Cancer Fighters: 13 DFW Startups Selected for MassChallenge Accelerator
by | Aug 9, 2022
Thirteen Dallas-Fort Worth startups are among the 250 companies named to the MassChallenge 2022 U.S. Early-Stage Accelerator. One of the most acclaimed startup accelerators in the U.S., MassChallenge has supported founders in 20 countries worldwide. Meet the 13 DFW startups who'll get "unparalleled" mentorship and partnership, free workspace in MassChallenge's Dallas office, and the chance to win equity-free cash prizes in the accelerator's up to $1 million annual competition.
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Follow the Money: Dallas SPAC Raises $123M IPO, FortyTwo.VC Aims to Raise $50M Fund, Crestline Investors Closes Funds with $3.6B in Commitments, and More
by | Mar 21, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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Collaboration Is the Key to North Texas’ Emergence as a Bio-Hub
"When it comes to the biotech industry, our region is leading the U.S. in key metrics of job growth and investment," write Kathleen Otto and George Goodno. One proof point? VC funding is flowing into DFW at a faster rate than any other area in the nation.

These North Texas life science leaders say the region's success is no coincidence. Here's how the shared ambition of key players and strategic collaboration has impact.
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Four North Texas Startups Chosen for MassChallenge’s 50th Cohort

by | Jun 29, 2021
The early stage startup accelerator has selected 229 startups to participate in its 2021 U.S. cohort in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Providence. Meet the North Texas businesses, and see what they'll gain from the program and coinciding awards event.
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MassChallenge Texas: Here’s How Solenic Medical’s UTSW-Licensed Medical Device Kills an Infection on a Prosthetic Joint
by | Sep 24, 2020
Using alternating magnetic fields in technology created by UTSW researchers, Solenic Medical aims to provide a better way to treat prosthetic joint infections than the current standard of care. Recently, the startup received an FDA designation of a Breakthrough Device.
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MassChallenge Texas: How Tremedics’ Patented Degradable Stent Technology Could Help Sick Babies With Heart Defects
by | Aug 11, 2020
Fort Worth-based Tremedics fills a technology gap by manufacturing a bioresorbable stent for congenital heart disease.
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MassChallenge Texas: How Dallas’ Hashing Systems Could Create a (Decentralized) Financial Infrastructure for the Future
by | Aug 10, 2020
Dallas-based Hashing Systems is on a mission to create the financial infrastructure of the future. The startup builds crypto-financial infrastructure based on Hedera Hashgraph and Ethereum, which enables companies to move tokens across a decentralized finance space faster and more cost effective than current methods.
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MassChallenge Texas: Meet the Denton‑based Development Studio That’s a ‘One‑Stop Shop’ for VR Training

by | Aug 6, 2020
From the Future tackles tough challenges and high-risk industries with its proprietary virtual reality training software. VR Hololab, which can manage multiple trainees across different locations, is enterprise-ready for licensing.
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MassChallenge Texas: This Frisco-based Voice-Enabled Platform Helps Seniors Age in Place
by | Aug 5, 2020
More than 90 percent of senior citizens would prefer to age right where they are. Briocare's smart voice technology allows them to do that, while providing caregivers with peace of mind.
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MassChallenge Texas: Meet the MedTech Startup Making Wearables That Mimic and Complement Biological Systems
by | Aug 4, 2020
Articulate Labs' wearable devices strengthen muscles through everyday activity. That makes its training more mobile, convenient, and effective, CEO Josh Rabinowitz says.
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North Texas Startups Among MassChallenge’s 2018 Cohort
by | Feb 22, 2018
The 84 startups come from five continents, 11 countries, 12 states, and five major Texas regions, including Dallas-Fort Worth.
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