Posts Tagged ‘Shark Tank’

Social Enterprise Cornbread Hustle Helping Former Inmates Start Over, Find Meaningful Employment

Posted by Blair Welch

Last week at the Addison Tree House, a less-than-traditional graduation took place. Members of Cornbread Hustlea 90-day program dedicated to helping those in recoverycelebrated their new beginnings. 

“It was an amazing night and everyone was left …

Entrepreneurs Hear How to Succeed at Dallas Consumer Product Innovations Day

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

North Texas entrepreneurs have found success in the consumer packaged goods sector developing everything from premixed cocktail drinks to smart light bulb solutions.

Entering this hyper-competitive industry can be like navigating a minefield with so many unknowns like when should …

Entrepreneurial Mindset: Local Schools Giving Young Students Tools to Create Their Own Businesses

Posted by Meredith McGrath

As a grunge-rock instrumental walk-up song blares through the speakers, a team of high school students in business professional dress ascend the stairs of the stage at Varidesk headquarters in Coppell.

The Coppell High School students present a new business: …

TREC Seeks Real Estate Proposals for 2018 Shark Tank: GrowSouth

Posted by Lance Murray

Proposals for commercial real estate projects from Dallas residents and area organizations are being sought by The Real Estate Council Community Fund as part of its second Shark Tank: GrowSouth event.

The event is scheduled for the fall. 

Interested individuals …

TREC Shark Tank Finalists Hook Investments for Real Estate Projects

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Millions of dollars, new jobs, housing, and health care are all coming to South Dallas thanks to The Real Estate Council Shark Tank event Thursday night at Gilley’s Dallas.

Modeled after the hit ABC show Shark Tank, three real …

TREC Announces 3 Finalists for its First Shark Tank Focused on South Dallas Projects

Posted by Lance Murray

The Real Estate Council has released the names of finalists who will make pitches for funding in the organization’s first TREC Shark Tank.

Presented by Nexbank, the finalists will pitch their projects to redevelop parcels within the city of Dallas’ …

TREC Seeks Entries for 1st Real Estate ‘Shark Tank’ Pitch

Posted by Lance Murray

The Real Estate Council has put out a call for entrants for its first-ever Shark Tank-style competition.

TREC is seeking real estate projects aimed at driving economic development in Southern Dallas within the footprint of the GrowSouth Initiative.

Here’s …

Selery Fulfillment Gets $1M From Deep Space Ventures, Angels, Mark Cuban

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas area startup is reaping the benefits of its local community, with Mark Cuban, Deep Space Ventures, and angel investors pouring $1 million of capital into the company. 

It’s the largest funding round yet for Farmers Branch-based Selery Fulfillment, …

Mark Cuban Offers His Tips on Being a Leader

Posted by Lance Murray

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is well known for offering his opinions and tips about life, business and the startup world.

In a recent interview with Men’s Fitness, the Shark Tank star offered up tips and advice about …

3 Things: Want To Pitch Your Business to Mark Cuban? Here’s Your Chance

Posted by Heather Noel

Researchers at UTSW have found a diagnostic method that could help detect prostate cancer earlier, Charitybuzz auction offers chance to have lunch with Mark Cuban, and a Dallas startup is ready to “sock it to” Australia.

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3 Things: Could Artificial Intelligence Be The Future of Internet Search?

Posted by Heather Noel

Startups are using artificial intelligence to develop new internet search techniques, Exxon Mobil has found a new process that could reduce emissions and energy usage in plastic manufacturing, a Flower Mound group provides a forum for entrepreneurs seeking advice.


3 Things We’re Reading: Dallas Cowboys Have New Football Tech

Posted by Amanda Hayes


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Cristo Rey Students Make Shark Tank-style Pitches

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg


Twelve students at Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School bravely got up in front of their classmates and teachers on April 15 and pitched their ideas, Shark Tank-style, to a panel of …

Mark Cuban Makes Headlines with Austin Appearance

Posted by Lance Murray

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the hit ABC television show Shark mark cuban mugTank, was in the news over the weekend for his appearance in Austin near the South by Southwest Conferences and …

With Director Aboard, Regional Patent Office Buzzing With Activity

Posted by Dan Koller

After the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced plans to establish three regional outposts beyond its first one in Detroit, more than 50 cities were considered as potential locations. When all was said and done, Dallas was one of …

CES 2016 Roundup: Dallas-Fort Worth Companies Showcase Innovations

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Dallas-Fort Worth’s growing hub of innovation was well represented at CES 2016, the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Tech-giants like AT&T and Texas Instruments made big announcements, while many of the city’s emerging startups used the tech industry’s ultimate stage …

Mark Cuban’s Cyber Dust Brings Us Face to Face With Each Other

Posted by Cheri Garcia

There’s no question that Dallas is becoming a popular spot for entrepreneurship and innovation—and it’s not slowing down any time soon. We will continue to see a growth in our startup community because our culture is changing, not just in …

Life After ‘Shark Tank’

Posted by Patrick Kobler

For seven seasons, the hit show Shark Tank has put aspiring entrepreneurs in front of a panel of shark investors to pitch their ideas, inventions, and companies. A fortunate few secure an investment from one or more of the sharks, …

Economic Development and Entrepreneurs Collide at the Addison TreeHouse

Posted by Orlando Campos

treehouse5Not many economic development entities can say their offices are in a TreeHouse, but I can.

My office is surrounded by more than 80 innovative, aspiring entrepreneurs who are working hard to turn their ideas into viable, thriving companies. I …