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Introducing Collide Village, a New Startup Accelerator in North Texas

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The official start of North Texas’s newest accelerator, Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP), on November 6th, 2014 is evidence of the rapidly growing startup community in Dallas-Fort Worth. Collide Village is a milestone driven seed stage startup accelerator housed in the Addison TreeHouse, a resource centered coworking space in the Dallas-area town of Addison. The Village offers… Read more »


Failure Happens: 5 Warning Signs for Startups From Entrepreneurs

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The lure of Texas-sized riches has uncovered the hidden entrepreneur in many souls. Success stories are highly publicized but there is a wealth of knowledge that can be extracted from failed startups as well. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The DEC, a non-profit to promote entrepreneurs and startups,  held their first event on Celebrating Failures, dubbed Fail… Read more »


Winners Announced for The DEC and Comerica’s Inaugural $50k Business Pitch Contest

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After 5 months, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Comerica’s inaugural $50k business pitch contest came to an end. Here’s a timeline of the competition: June 12, 2014 – Contest announced In the inaugural year of the contest more than 130 applications were received from local entrepreneurs and start-ups across North Texas. July 1st –… Read more »




Muuzii Partners with Deportes Media to Bring Real-Time Spanish-to-English Translation to US Latinos

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Mobile translation company Muuzii announced today a partnership with leading Spanish-language sports broadcasting group Deportes Media LLC to bring real-time Spanish-to-English translation to any text-enabled mobile device. This partnership is part of the company’s effort to bring mobile translation and language services to the North American Hispanic community. Unlike other learning services available for the phone, Muuzii… Read more »


The Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s Annual Business Competition Is Almost Here

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Yesterday the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) announced that they will partner with Comerica Bank for The Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s North Texas Business Pitch Contest, their annual business competition. Comerica Bank will be the presenting sponsor of the contest and provide the full amount of prize winnings of $50,000 as well as in-kind support to… Read more »


Amazon Is Looking Towards Dallas For Their New Office

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Today Candace Carlisle of the Dallas Business Journal reported that Amazon is looking to secure an office space in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Per her article, the Seattle based online retailer apparently has its name tied to a lease agreement that began on May 15. The office space at Two Galleria Tower is 88,615… Read more »



Tune in Friday to See Dallas’s iLumi on Shark Tank

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This Friday at 9 pm, Dallas startup iLumi will reach national audiences on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. The episode has already been filmed, but cofounder Corey Egan’s lips are sealed. “Filming for the show was a surreal experience,” says Egan. “There were at least a few times when I thought to myself, ‘Is… Read more »


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re really seeing is this explosion of entrepreneurial activity,” he says. Bowles… Read more »


Who Are The 27 Most Influential Startup Personalities in Your City? Nominate Them for the Tech Cocktail 27

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What is the Tech Cocktail 27? The Tech Cocktail 27 is the 27 most influential startup personalities in your city.  They are your community’s top entrepreneurs, investors, connectors, hustlers, and thought leaders.  If an entrepreneur were dropped into your city and asked, “who do I need to know?“, The Tech Cocktail 27 would be the… Read more »


Deals of Scale is Reinventing the Common Coupon

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The global coupon industry has reached an all-time high and since its inception more than 125 years ago, coupons have evolved from traditional newspaper cut-outs into new digital formats. In a busy marketplace where an increasing number of consumers are looking for ways to save money, startup Deals of Scale believes it can find a… Read more »


The DEC Announces Big-Time New Projects and Partnerships

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) last night celebrated their national launch at a special event, the ‘State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas: View from the DEC,’ held by the founders. Amidst the partying, the DEC introduced new projects and partnerships dedicated to empowering Dallas’ entrepreneurial community further. Officially launched in June 2013, in only six months the… Read more »