DEC and Tech Wildcatters partnering on election-themed pitchfest
Two North Texas startup leaders are joining forces for the first time to offer the winner of an upcoming election-themed pitchfest the best of both their resources.
In conjunction with Comerica, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Tech Wildcatters will put on Pitchocracy this election season, culminating in a final pitch day on November 16.
Trey Bowles Appointed to National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
On Monday, Trey Bowles, CEO and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Cofounder of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
Med tech startup wins free flights for a year from Southwest Airlines
Wednesday evening, her idea took first place in the Southwest Airlines Soar to Success Business Pitch Contest, held at the Addison Treehouse. Nadolsky gets free flights for a year to be used for business purposes.
After a two-month testing period, MediBookr is set for a broad roll-out in DFW by October 1. But Nadolsky has a goal to be in 15 cities by the end of the year, which makes the free flights crucial.
DEC has $130M Impact on DFW, Report Shows
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has a $130 million annual impact on Dallas-Fort Worth, according to figures released Wednesday evening in The DEC Impact Report.
DEC co-founder and CEO Trey Bowles said the economic impact report prepared by Axianomics LLC, a third-party economic development consultant, showed that companies who have officed at the DEC support 1,350 full-time equivalents in jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA.
New Numbers Show the Dallas Startup Scene is Thriving
A new startup launches almost every day Texas – especially in Austin and Dallas, where the tech industry is strong. But startups open just as often as they close. With so much fluidity, economists struggle to put a number on the impact startups have on the economy and how the community is doing overall. New numbers, taken from an independent economic impact study by Axianomics, look at how startups performed from 2013 to 2015.