Startup Accelerator

From Dumpling Makers to VR Job‑Trainers, Impact Ventures Welcomes its Newest Startups

by | Apr 4, 2022
Dallas-based nonprofit accelerator Impact Ventures has unveiled the lineup of its latest cohort, made up of nearly 20 companies that span from Nepalese dumpling makers to virtual reality job-training platforms.
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Dallas Accounting Platform Rebrands as Once, Then Gets Selected by Industry Accelerator Program
by | Feb 24, 2022
Last week, Dallas-based BaCo Tech—whose accounting platform turns redundant CPA tasks into "touch-it-once" solutions—rebranded itself as Once Accounting Technologies. Today, it became one of two Dallas-area startups selected for the 2022 Startup Accelerator, sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and CPA.com.
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All finalists of CodeLaunch’s seed accelerator competition gathered on stage in Frisco after 3GStrong’s 2019 win. Photo by Rachel Walters.
Who’ll Be the Big Winner? CodeLaunch DFW Startup Event Will Feature Three Dallas-Area Finalists
by | Nov 12, 2021
CodeLaunch—known for splashy events that are part tech trade show, part startup conference—will host the finals of its 10th seed accelerator competition on November 17 at Frisco's Comerica Center. Three of the five finalists are from DFW. Meet them here.
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LaunchBio and TechFW Announce First Cohort of Startups for Dallas’ ThinkLab Accelerator
by | Feb 3, 2021
The program will offer eight Dallas biotech and life science companies free business training with the hope that they will one day locate their companies to Pegasus Park, a mixed-use social purpose project near the Dallas Design District and the Southwestern Medical District.
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SKU DFW To Feature Inaugural Consumer Packaged Goods Startup Cohort at Virtual Showcase

by | Nov 11, 2020
On Nov. 17, six CPG startups will give a virtual taste of their brands through pitches to a national audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.
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‘Let’s Build the Future’: Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Is Bringing Its Startup Accelerator to Dallas
by | Sep 29, 2020
The Founder Institute, which bills itself as the largest pre-seed startup accelerator in the world, is adding Dallas to its list of chapters in more than 225 cities. Applications for technology companies are now open, and a few notable local founders and CEOs have already signed on as mentors.
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Calling All Innovators: Pediatric Hospitals Seek Solutions for Healthcare Pain Points Through KidsX Accelerator
by | Sep 17, 2020
Over 30 pediatric hospitals including Dallas' Children's Health have come together through an accelerator program called KidsX. Startups are invited to apply to help these hospitals solve pain points through Oct. 7.
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Entrepreneurs celebrate a 2019 Impact Ventures' cohort, photographed in the time before COVID. [Photo: Impact Ventures]
Apply to Accelerate: Diversity‑focused Impact Ventures Opens Applications for Fall 2020 Program
by | Sep 15, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann says the startup accelerator aims to create more diverse and inclusive ecosystems.
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Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Aims to Help Underrepresented Startups

by | Jul 16, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann was motivated by the opportunity gap: "As of 2018, just 2 percent of minorities received venture capital funding and 2 percent of minorities were represented in the tech industry workforce,” he says. A Dallas Innovates series highlights startups in Impact Ventures' first spring program.
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St. Louis Sports Accelerator Launching Program in Frisco
by | Apr 30, 2018
Stadia Ventures has aligned with LaunchPad City to make its move into North Texas. Its first program in Frisco also will debut its new esports-focused track.
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Why Every Dallas Startup Should be at SXSW
by | Feb 26, 2016
SXSW (South by Southwest) is the one annual event that combines technology, music, film, startups and epic meetups right in the heart of emerging tech capital, Austin. Over the last few years, Dallas has been getting attention on the national startup scene more than ever before — which makes attending SXSW an absolute must. Here’s what we think every entrepreneurial-minded attendee should have on his or her agenda during SXSW.
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