Top Three Reasons Dallas Is a Hub for Innovation

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Dallas is home to one of the country’s fastest growing technology companies serving the home healthcare sector: Axxess. Established in 2007 as a home-health consulting firm, Axxess evolved into a technology company in 2011 when it launched its breakthrough cloud-based software, AgencyCore. Axxess products and services streamline and integrate all aspects of running a home-health agency.

Being located in Dallas has played a significant role in the company’s success.

Being located in Dallas has played a significant role in the company’s success. The city brings together three key factors that are essential for Axxess and many other entrepreneurial companies around North Texas.

Startup Friendly

Incubators and angel investor networks help young companies fine-tune and sustain their business models through innovative ideas and resources. Organizations such as the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), VentureSpur (now RevTech), Tech Wildcatters, and Health Wildcatters have helped drive innovation in the Dallas entrepreneur community.

Tech Focus

In recent years, Dallas has become a hotbed for technology companies. According to SmartAsset, Dallas was ranked as the fourth best city to work in tech in 2014. If you want to start a tech company and sustain its growth, Dallas is the place to be.

Healthcare Hub

According to a recent report by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas-Fort Worth boasts a $52 billion healthcare industry, representing about 15 percent of all regional economic activity. Within the industry, home healthcare is the fastest growing sector. Since 2004, jobs in this sector have grown more than 70 percent nationwide, according to The New York Times. With an aging population to care for and the growing awareness that in-home care is often both preferred and more cost-effective, this sector is poised to continue growing.

According to SmartAsset, Dallas was ranked as the fourth best city to work in tech in 2014. If you want to start a tech company and sustain its growth, Dallas is the place to be.

Since launching AgencyCore, Axxess has continued to innovate in new technology products (first to introduce a platform-agnostic mobile app, first to establish a new, fraud-proof way to verify home visits), as well as its industry-leading approach to customer service. It has quickly become one of the industry’s most successful cloud-based technology solutions, trusted by more than 6,000 healthcare organizations serving more than 1 million patients nationwide.

Axxess has won numerous innovation, industry, and Best Places to Work awards. This is a diverse and multi-cultural organization with talent from more than 22 countries and where women represent 50 percent of the talent—an anomaly in the technology industry. Indeed, innovation is baked into everything Axxess does. Having evolved successfully from startup to industry leader, today this company continues to practice, preach, and teach innovation: within its walls, throughout the healthcare industry, to the next generation of innovators, and across the city that it calls home.


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