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August
08

Post Category: Accelerate DFW

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

On August 7th, Accelerate DFW Foundation held its first E'ship Hour which was designed for fellow entrepreneurs to get together and talk about some key issues that surrond entrepreneurship. The four key areas that were focused on for this event were: The Gaps of Entrepreneurship DFW, The Government's Role in Entrepreneurship, Who is an Entrepreneur?, Your Business Idea (In 5 Words Or Less). The whole point of these

July
29

Post Category: News

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

If you're in your 40s or 50s, you might think it's too late to start a business. Think again: It's actually the perfect time.

"The average age of startup founders is around 45."

Have the idea, but think you're too old to start a business... think again! A recent study conducted by the Census Bureau and two MIT professors found the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be middle-aged--even in

July
29

Post Category: News

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

Young Firms Drive Job Growth and Economic Dynamism

"2 million jobs a year were created in the United State by companies less than 5 years old in 2015"

New and young companies are the primary source of job creation in the American economy. Companies less than one year old have created an average of 1.5 million jobs per year over the past three decades. On the flip

June
21

Post Category: Workshops

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

Social media has played a huge role in the business world from promoting certain messages to promoting businesses to people all across the world. In this era, to have a successful business, they must be equipped to take on the task of promoting their businesses via social media through various ways such as a Facebook Ad, a simple boost on a Facebook post, or boosting a post

October
19

Post Category: Fundraising

Published by: Walker Lutringer

Who is John Paul Dejoria?

In 1980, John Paul and hairstylist Paul Mitchell converted a partially borrowed $700 into what is today the largest privately held salon hair care line, producing more than 100 products, with a presence in over 100 countries. DeJoria and Mitchell had a vision to start a company that would provide tools of success for hair care professionals, their salons, and

October
03

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

In this episode of Build Something, Matthijs Melchiors talks about his lifelong passion for building things and how that manifested into a career in architecture. His firm, Mel/Arch, which he runs with his business partner and wife Jie Melchiors, is a progressive architectural studio that focuses on commercial and residential projects throughout Texas. They are the developers of the Connex shipping container office park in

October
02

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Watch local entrepreneurs tell us who they are, where they conduct their business, and what is driving the passion behind their startup. You'll be amazed at the variety of businesses as well the diversity of entrepreneurs living among us. This short video will give you an exciting taste of the robust entrepreneurial scene developing in and around Fort Worth. 

Accelerate DFW wishes to thank our good

October
02

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Amber's business, Holistic Hemp Company, was born from her personal need to find quality CBD oil locally. Realizing that a gap in the local market existed, she and her partner (and sister) Alaina Lansing-Hames began to source the CBD themselves from highly reputable growers in Colorado. Educating Texans about the benefits of CBD oil is as important to them as making the oil available to

October
02

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Alaina Lansing-Hames founded Sundancer with her partner and sister Amber Lansing-Reusch when they realized consumers of their CBD products (sold through their first company Holistic Hemp Company) had additional needs for holistic products and services. Sundancer is a retail shop where people can ask questions without feeling judged and get access to a wide variety of products that support a holistic lifestyle. Alaina discusses some of

October
02

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Carly Burson's entrepreneurial journey took her from her native Massachusetts to large fashion retailers in New York City and finally to Fort Worth, Texas. But her journey didn't end here. Her company - Tribe Alive - sources handmade clothing from female artisans in Asia and Latin America, as well as locally, and she personally travels to meet the women she sources from. Her company is on