Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

On Tap: Buildathon, Engage Dallas, & Teen Book Festival

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next two weeks — and beyond.  


THURSDAY, FEB. 23

MOMENTUM CONFERENCE 2017
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Dallas Teen Launches Natural Skincare Company

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A Dallas teenager has created her own skincare company to help people with sensitive skin.

Sophia Stener, 16, launched Mali Mali so she can sell her Soothing All-Over Moisturizer product, CultureMap Dallas reported.

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Mali Mali’s all-natural moisturizer [Photo: Mali

Cosmunity App Helps Users Find Their Inner Geek

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Whether it’s buying a rare comic, connecting with fellow comic fans or finding out about nearby events, nerds have a new online hangout called Cosmunity that just hit the app stores today.

Developed in Dallas by former University of Texas

Smart Cities Reverse Pitch Focuses on Community Needs

Posted by Julia Batlle

smart citiesTwenty-thousand dollars will be up for grabs at the Smart Cities Gigabit Reverse Pitch event Friday at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.

The event is part of the US Ignite’s Smart Cities Gigabit Communities …

Snapchat Spectacles Now Available for Online Purchase

Posted by Julia Falcon

Snap Inc. has released its Spectacles for purchase online. 

The social media outlet first released the accessory in September 2016, claiming it had the smallest wireless video camera in the world that is capable of holding a full day’s worth …

Dallas’ Perot Jain Looking to Double its Investment Portfolio

Posted by Heather Noel

For Dallas venture capital fund Perot Jain the draw for an investment is the entrepreneur rather than the company itself. 

“We are looking for good entrepreneurs. We know that they might have to change and pivot. We will work with …

Local Companies Named to ‘World’s 50 Most Innovative’ List

Posted by Julia Falcon

Two companies with ties to the Dallas area have made the Fast Company “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” list for 2017. The American business magazine chooses the companies based on the impacts they make in the world.

Telecom manufacturing giant …

NorthPark Microsoft Store Hosts Entrepreneurship Week Events

Posted by Dave Moore

This year, in celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 20-24, every Microsoft Store in North America will host workshops featuring local small business leaders, with the goal of raising awareness about business opportunities and strategies for the next generation …

Industrious Moving into Downtown Dallas’ One Arts Plaza

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Industrious will open a location in One Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas, the coworking company announced on its website.  

New York-based Industrious already has locations throughout the country, including Austin, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles.

Its 22,748-square-foot space opening this …

Eco-friendly Nail Salon & Apothecary Opens in Dallas

Posted by Kerry Curry

Pink Pedi, a nail salon and apothecary in Dallas that touts no fumes or toxins, has opened in Sylvan | Thirty, a mixed-use development along Sylvan Avenue that supports sustainability, entrepreneurs, and locally-sourced products.

Pink Pedi is the first nail salon in Dallas to exclusively carry the entire nail polish lines of OPI’s Infinite Shine hybrid polish collection and Zoya, a polish line free of all cancer-causing chemicals commonly found in nail polish.

Pink Pedi is the first