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The Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) program, a partnership between the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development, Dallas Development Fund, and National Development Council, has awarded over $600K to Dallas small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The Office of Economic Development is launching a $5 million Small Business Continuity Fund which will provide up to $10,000 in grants and up to $50,000 in low-cost loans. The program was approved by Dallas City Council on April 22nd.
Capital Factory has opened its first Dallas location at the newly refurbished Centrum office building. The new space is also home to The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, which moved from its original West End location to join forces with Capital Factory.
Our very own Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters brought home a Good Food Award this year for their Ethiopian Guji. It’s an organic, natural process coffee, and this is the second time any roaster from Dallas has won this award.
Innovation is a big deal in the Dallas area. We see it in every business sector, and innovators are hard at work all across the region creating new products, generating new ideas, and starting new companies.
North Texas is a vast hub of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and innovators — one that might seem a little daunting to dive into at first glance. But in reality, it’s a friendly playground with people who genuinely want to help others succeed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.