Posted on: January 17, 2018

Pilotworks Food Incubator to Open in Northwest Dallas

Pilotworks is opening its first Dallas food incubator and shared commercial kitchen at 11830 Webb Chapel Rd. It will offer a state-of-the-art kitchen, classes and workshops, access to a mentor network, tailored membership programs, and rentable space.

D Magazine, January 11, 2018 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Dallas-based BioLum Sciences one of "Most Innovative" startups

PM360 magazine has named Bio-Lum Sciences one of the most innovative startups of 2017 in its annual "Innovations Issue." BioLum Sciences was founded in 2015, and its BioSense AMD product helps asthma patients assess and manage their condition.

Dallas Innovates - December 21, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Cafe Momentum's Chad Houser wins top prize at BBVA Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum has won the top prize at BBVA's Social Entrepreneurship Competition. Cafe Momentum is a nonprofit, restaurant training platform for juvenile offenders that is focused on serving great food and transforming young lives.

Launch DFW - December 21, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Re-Imagine Red Bird Pop-Up Market Sparks Excitement, Sense of Community in Southern Dallas

For many vendors at the Re-Imagine RedBird Pop-Up Market, the blossoming revitalization and investment in the region is bringing much-needed excitement and interest in Southern Dallas.

Launch DFW, December 18, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Dallas Fashion Designer Partners with Bloomingdale’s The SIL

Dallas designer Tish Cox has sewn ties with a new e-commerce store called The SIL (Stuff I Love). The new collaboration along with the backstory of Cox’s Cinderella rise in the industry was featured in the December/January issue of Garden & Gun magazine.

Dallas Innovates, December 18, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: December 4, 2017

The Official Cheese Detectives of Oak Lawn

In Urnerboden, a Swiss village in a high valley, about 60 families craft cheese the old-fashioned way. When the snow melts, they lead cows up the mountain to dine on the chilly flowers and grass.

Dallas Observer, November 30, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Dallas-Based GoBone Finds a Spot on Oprah’s Holiday List

The app-enabled dog toy GoBone is on a roll and moving up to Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2017. Dallas-based GoBone is run by Santiago Gutierrez, the CEO and founder of PulsePet, which makes smart, connected devices for pets and their people.

Dallas Innovates, November 17, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Here's why Californians should move to Dallas if they want to be boss

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? If you're living in Big D, you already have a leg up on the competition. A new ranking puts Dallas at No. 5 among the best cities to be self-employed.

CultureMap Dallas, October 17, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Why Austin startup evangelist Joshua Baer has set his sights on Dallas

Joshua Baer is founder and chief executive of Capital Factory, a startup hub in downtown Austin. In August, he announced he’d expand his focus to Dallas and Texas’ other major cities to strengthen the state’s reputation as a great place for startups.

Dallas Morning News, October 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: October 16, 2017

3D Skyline Replica Maker Passes $7K Kickstarter Goal in 8 Hours

What started as a fun hobby creating the Dallas skyline in a 3D printed model has turned into a full-fledged business for Brandon Warman with new cities and iconic buildings being added all the time. He calls the company 3D Printed Skylines.

Dallas Innovates, October 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: October 10, 2017

5 DFW Companies Ranked in Inner City 100 List

Five Dallas area businesses have been named to the Inner City 100. The list identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100-fastest growing businesses located in the nation’s inner cities each year, ranking them by revenue growth.

Dallas Innovates, October 4, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: September 29, 2017

DFW Consistently Ranked As Top 10 Patent Generator

Area accelerators, universities, corporations and nonprofits engage with the tech community to connect entrepreneurs and investors, elevate innovative ideas and entice talent to call Dallas home says JLL.

GlobeSt.com, September 28, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Dallas Mav Seth Curry helps local youth become entrepreneurial

Dallas Mav Seth Curry recently met with KIPP Destiny Middle School students at the Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition Program in Southern Dallas, where students are taught to think entrepreneurially about business and life.

SB Nation - September 13, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. But sometimes, the government steps in and gives you a hefty grant to make your city a more entrepreneurial place. At least, that’s what happened in Dallas.

Tech.co, September 11, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Dallas EdTech Startup Finds Partnerships are Key for Growth

When Tech EdVentures started offering its technology courses three years ago, it had 16 students. Now, it provides instruction at 16 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has touched the lives of more than 3,000 children.

Dallas Innovates, August 28, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 23, 2017

This Dallas company makes robots with faces, and is priming for growth

Richard Margolin has a specialized expertise — making robots with faces. During his previous work with universities, Margolin thought robots with faces could make a
difference educating children with autism. That's where he got the idea for RoboKind.

Dallas Business Journal, August 21, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 23, 2017

ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index Tops $1B

Four years after its launch, ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF has topped $1 B in assets under management. The ROBO Global Index, the original exchange traded fund dedicated to robotics investing, is composed of 83 companies from 14 countries.

Dallas Innovates, August 18, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Detail Provisions buys stake in Foot Cardigan of 'Shark Tank' fame

Foot Cardigan, the Dallas-based online subscription company that sends zany socks to 30,000 regular customers monthly all over the world, is ready for its next act. The company has sold a majority stake to Detail Provisions Co.

Dallas Morning News, August 7, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Capital Factory Brings its Austin Accelerator to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Capital Factory is joining forces with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center to take the first step in building a Texas ecosystem for startups and investors. The accelerator will connect Austin & Dallas startups with mentors, investors, work space, & training.

D Magazine, August 8, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Dallas New Tech is moving to the Dallas Arts District

Next month Dallas New Tech, the monthly showcase for the city's coolest and newest technology, is moving to the Dallas Arts District. Its new home will be Industrious, the latest coworking space to open in Dallas.

Launch DFW - August 3, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: August 4, 2017

This Dallas startup wants to upend sports media

With the latest upgrades to its mobile app, Fan Media Network, a Dallas startup, has almost all the product capabilities it needs to start raising advertising funds and recruiting talent. The development process has been almost three years in the making.

Dallas Business Journal, August 2, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: July 31, 2017

This Dallas Leather Company Got Their Kickstarter Funded Within Hours

On the same day that Matt and Jacqueline Marciante were planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their leather footwear company, they had also planned a party to help get the word out. 30 minutes beforehand, they hit their $10,000 funding goal.

D Magazine, July 26, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Red Pegasus Owners Tell Us What Has Made Their Weird Comic Book Store Work

Two years after a sign about their wedding plans went viral, Gabriel Mendez and Kenneth Denson continue to have a special connection with shoppers at their Red Pegasus Comics shop in a converted house in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.

Dallas Observer, July 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Dallas start-up wants to disrupt real estate market

A start-up based in Uptown said it intends to disrupt the residential real estate market by reducing the six percent commissions that realtors charge. Door Homes charges $5,000 to buy or sell a house regardless of its price.

WFAA.com, July 13, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Dallas Startup Recognized for ‘Breakthrough’ Medical Tech

TissueGen Inc., recently received the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award from MedTech Breakthrough for its patented biodegradable polymer-based fiber that has the potential to provide new patient-care opportunities.

Dallas Innovates, July 14, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Cutting Down Clutter: Local Startups Offer Solutions to Clothing Storage

Two Dallas startups want to cut closet clutter: one offers clothing storage and the other flexible hangers. Clouset stores clothes when they are out of season or no longer needed. Hangio is the perfect hanger that can hold any type of clothing.

Dallas Innovates, July 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Exposition Park Coworking Community Will Be Hub Where ‘Profit Meets Purpose’

Exposition Park will officially welcome a new coworking community Saturday with a mission to meld enterprise and social good. Impact House Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann said his space will operate in the intersect where “profit meets purpose.”

Dallas Innovates, June 27, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Dallas Women Win $144K at WeWork Creator Awards

Two Dallas women, Keisha Whaley and Jennifer Ding, have been granted $144,000 in funding for their entrepreneurial pitches as part of the inaugural WeWork Creator Awards.

Dallas Innovates, June 28, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Dallas Startup Modern Message Set to Expand with $2M Investment

Dallas startup Modern Message plans to leverage its first institutional capital, a $2 million Series A round of funding, to grow its team and apartment engagement platform.

Dallas Morning News, June 21, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Dallas Innovates First Look: REVTECH’s New Space

A mentor-driven retail accelerator, which offers a 12-week program to advance technology in retail and grocery industries, is settling into its own place in a 13,000-square-foot coworking space at Dallas’ Walnut Glen Tower.

Dallas Innovates, June 23, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 21, 2017

1st Women Veterans' Enterprise Center to open in Southern Dallas

The Women Veterans' Enterprise Center, a pilot for a national model, is opening at 4900 S. Lancaster Rd. in southern Dallas. The center will provide coworking space, a conference center, and a cafe lounge, with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship.

Dallas Innovates - June 16, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 14, 2017

New businesses for more growth in Oak Cliff

Some new businesses are adding energy and momentum in the Vermont Village area of Oak Cliff. Big banners reading “Now Open” are greeting neighbors as they pass along the 1700 block of South Ewing Avenue.

WFAA.com, June 7, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Health Wildcatters Named Among Top U.S. Accelerators

Health Wildcatters, the Dallas accelerator for health-related startups, has been named one of the top accelerators in the country by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project for the second year in a row.

Dallas Innovates, June 8, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Makers’ utopia: The real estate development giving entrepreneurs a leg up

The next big shopping arena in Oak Cliff is the size of a Walmart plus a CVS store. It’s huge, but it’s no big box. Tyler Station, adjacent to DART’s Tyler/Vernon station, is a developer’s mixed-use dream in a 125,000-square-foot former factory.

Oak Cliff Advocate, May 29, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Dallas Among Nine U.S. Sites for Inner City Capital Seminars

This summer, Dallas will be among nine U.S. cities to host Inner City Capital Connections seminars, which coach leaders of businesses operating in inner-city communities on how to build sustainable businesses, and aid them in obtaining capital.

Dallas Innovates, May 16, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: May 16, 2017

New interactive toolkit for entrepreneurs

Are you a Dallas-area entrepreneur looking for all things innovative & local? Then look no further than this new interactive toolkit, where you'll find co-working & maker spaces, innovation centers, incubators & more.

Dallas Innovates - May 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Dallas tech startup Astrapi wins major prize

Dallas technology startup Astrapi, a pioneer in spiral-signal modulation, has attracted the attention of investors and potential clients after winning the grand prize at the inaugural Satellite 2017 Startup Space pitch competition.

Dallas Innovates - May 11, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 28, 2017

New Deep Ellum coworking space fills very specific niche

Frontier Coworking has launched in Deep Ellum, and it aims to serve a very specific niche: businesses that want private offices and less distractions than the typical coworking office.

CultureMap Dallas, April 26, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Dallas startup Modern Message wins award for its Community Rewards platform

Local startup Modern Message has won 2017 Best Off-Campus Vendor/Operator Solution at the Student Housing Business Innovator Awards. Modern Message designed the Community Rewards platform for EdR, a company that owns and manages student housing.

Dallas Innovates - April 17, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Gourmet kolaches shop rises in North Dallas with sweet family touch

You won't find kolaches with a more personal touch than at Zamykal Gourmet Kolaches, a new shop to Dallas whose pastries come with a bittersweet family story.

CultureMap Dallas, April 12, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Dallas Laundry Startup Sells to Procter & Gamble

University Laundry is the latest Dallas startup to score a big exit. At the kickoff of Dallas Startup Week on April 3, the college campus laundry service announced that it sold to Procter & Gamble and will be rebranded as Tide University Laundry.

D Magazine, April 4, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Dallas Knocks Atlanta From Top Spot in Small Biz Ranking

Dallas knocked Atlanta from its perch as the top metro area ranked in Paychex's small business jobs index last month, the payment processing firm said on Tuesday — yet another economic indicator pointing to growth in the Metroplex.

Dallas Morning News, April 4, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Local businesses Akola and Bonton Farms win at "OneUp the Pitch"

Five social entrepreneurs competed at the recent "OneUp the Pitch" competition, held as part of Dallas Startup Week 2017. Jewelry company Akola won the judge's award of $75,000, and healthy food provider Bonton Farms won the $25,000 audience award.

Dallas Innovates - April 7, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

The Dallas Innovates Guide to Dallas Startup Week 2017

Dallas Startup Week 2017 is in full force this week, with thought-provoking panels of industry leaders, open discussions with the Dallas startup community, and of course, a few happy hours sprinkled throughout. See the full schedule and make your plans!

Dallas Innovates - March 31 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: March 30, 2017

BioLum is developing a mobile app to help people better manage asthma

Dallas-based startup BioLum is building mobile applications to help people manage their health. Starting three years ago, the company has developed a mobile device that helps asthma suffers measure their breath for lung function in just 30 seconds.

Dallas Innovates, March 9, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: March 30, 2017

The Wild Detectives celebrates three years, changes things up

Beloved Oak Cliff neighborhood bookstore The Wild Detectives is celebrating its three-year anniversary. The independent bookstore will increase its community programming, fully curate its book selection, create a new cocktail menu, and extend its hours.

Oak Cliff Advocate, March 22, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Patina Bleu grand opening Saturday March 25th

Interior design firm Pantina Bleu will resurrect its retail presence in the Bishop Arts District. For five years, the company has operated by appointment-only out of its warehouse. Owner Greg Barker is known for remaking old furniture in creative ways.

Oak Cliff Advocate, March 22, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Initiative aims to grow South Dallas' grassroots nonprofits

Ten local nonprofits are receiving training in a pilot program being offered by the United Way, UNT-Dallas, and the State Fair of TX. Agency staff will meet for 6 months of group trainings to learn how to scale up their organizations and increase impact.

Dallas Innovates - March 27, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

The Dallas Innovates Guide to Dallas Startup Week 2017

Dallas Startup Week 2017 is in full force this week, with thought-provoking panels of industry leaders, open discussions with the Dallas startup community, and of course, a few happy hours sprinkled throughout. See the full schedule and make your plans!

Dallas Innovates - March 31 2017 Small Business - Home Archive
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Tech firm Zinwave waves goodbye to UK, heads for Dallas

In a rare international move, the wireless networking company Zinwave will relocate its headquarters to 2525 McKinnon Ave. in Uptown. The company is citing Dallas’ large technical workforce and central location as an ideal hub for a global firm.

Dallas Morning News - March 15, 2017 Small Business - Home Archive