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


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


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


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 »

Mark Doyle and Scruddle, A Portrait of Determination


“Time has always been the biggest challenge, especially as a solo entrepreneur,” says Mark Doyle, founder and President of Scruddle. “I spent a lot of time trying to develop a business model, coding the entire website and underlying services, running my outside software contracting firm, and finding time for my family.” He soon realized that… Read more »

Healthfundr Taps Healthcare Industry to Fund Healthcare Startups


Healthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest, activity, and innovation and will be for decades to come.  Healthcare startups continue to emerge, and the potential growth opportunities continue to attract investors – institutional… Read more »

Jurify: Lowers Cost and Time of Legal Research


Dallas-based startup, Jurify, is taking on one of the most challenging markets for any new entrant – the legal information and research industry. The stakes are high, but the current market is old, expensive, and dominated by a few key players. Any company that is able to carve out even a modest amount of this… Read more »

ilumi Launches Kickstarter Campaign


This week, ilumi Solutions announced the official launch of their Kickstarter campaign to fund their re-imagined LED light bulbs. The multicolor, intelligent, and tunable bulbs, after only two days into their funding campaign, have raised $16,134 of their overall $25,000 goal. The first thing that sticks out to potential donors is the fact that these bulbs… Read more »

DressMyWay Brings Dream Dresses and Dream Jobs to Life


The word innovation is tossed around a lot when it comes to the world of tech startups, but rarely is the actual definition examined. It is a simple definition: the introduction of something new. However, that simplicity leads us to believe that the “something new” must be a product. Not to say products cannot be… Read more »

Look Out LinkedIn! Who@ Has a Better Idea


The reason I love LinkedIn is my ability to reach out to just about anyone. It is digital networking at its best. In theory, if I can get in front of someone that needs my product or service, hopefully I can sell them a little easier if they have a chance to check my profile… Read more »

Verizon Power My Startup Launches: Wants to Give You Free Phones, Mifis, Tablets, and More

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Announced yesterday, Verizon has unveiled Power My Startup, a program providing early-stage startups with communications, strategic, and operational support.  The Power My Startup Kit includes a pair of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, a Verizon Mi-Fi, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a Verizon Power Pack, and a growing suite of software, free for up to a year…. Read more »

Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…


Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Dallas Mixer and Startup Showcase at Collide Center.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Reader’s Choice Who@ - Who@ is an API driven… Read more »

Health Wildcatters Announces Inaugural Accelerator Class


The new health care seed accelerator Health Wildcatters, cofounded by technology accelerator Tech Wildcatters, today released the 12 companies chosen for their inaugural program. This is the first health care accelerator Southwestern America has ever seen, and six of the startups are relocating to Dallas for the opportunity to be involved. “These businesses will have a… Read more »