Failure Happens: 5 Warning Signs for Startups From Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

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…


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

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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…


White House to West End: Investor Insights at the Angel Summit in Dallas

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

What do you do when the White House contacts you about holding the first national summit on angel investing? Of course, you choose Dallas to be the host of the prestigious event. That is exactly what Startup Angels decided when they launched Angel Summit….


Tech Wildcatters Supports a Strong Female Presence in Tech

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

The tech ecosystem in Dallas, Texas is starting to take off and, according to the team at Tech Wildcatters, it’s been a long time coming. The b2b accelerator has been in the city since before it started to ramp up growth in the tech…


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

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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…


Amazon Is Looking Towards Dallas For Their New Office

By | May 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm

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…


iLumi Kills it on Shark Tank, Brings Home $350,000 From Mark Cuban

By | Apr 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

We’ve been looking forward to watching Shark Tank all week to cheer on the fine folks at iLumi Solutions. Last night we turned the lights down, put our feet up, and watched Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora pitch their Bluetooth light bulbs to the…

Gear & Gadgets

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

By | Apr 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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…


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

By | Mar 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

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…


Deals of Scale is Reinventing the Common Coupon

By | Feb 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

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…


The DEC Announces Big-Time New Projects and Partnerships

By | Dec 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

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…

Social Media

Mark Doyle and Scruddle, A Portrait of Determination

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“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…

Startups & Apps

Jurify: Lowers Cost and Time of Legal Research

By | Sep 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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…


ilumi Launches Kickstarter Campaign

By | Sep 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

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…


DressMyWay Brings Dream Dresses and Dream Jobs to Life

By | Sep 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

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…


Jackalope Jobs: The Job Search Where the Networking is Done for You

By | Sep 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to job searching, any already employed individual will tell you that the key to success is networking. Though, the problem with that overly simplified answer is that a lot of job seekers might not have vast professional networks to tap for…

Social Media

Look Out LinkedIn! Who@ Has a Better Idea

By | Sep 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

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…