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July
09

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Have you ever returned something to Amazon and wondered where it went?

And it doesn’t have to be Amazon. Think of any digital retailer you have used, or physical store you have visited, and imagine a time when you returned something that either didn’t work, broke, or wasn’t to your tastes. 

That item doesn’t necessarily go back on the shelf of the store as “Used.”

July
06

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

David M. M. Taffet has over 30 years of experience building companies and turning organizations around. He has been to 53 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and is now founding a tech company in Fort Worth. This is Petal, whose offering is a waste-freezing trash bin that helps stop the spread of germs and odor.

While that product sounds interesting enough, all the

June
09

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Imagine you are a parent in need of a babysitter for the weekend, or if you’re a college student who babysits part-time and wants to know where to look for work. Joy Kendle’s QuickSit app is the platform for either party: an app that allows parents who need a babysitter to connect with ones in the area looking for work. Her business plan – to develop

April
20

Post Category: News

Published by: Lindsay Hubbell

Accelerate DFW client and local startup, 3D Healthcare has opened a drive-through testing site in downtown Fort Worth at 914 Lamar Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 in partnership with Guardian Visiting Physicians.

For your convenience and safety, the Physician or Nurse Practitioner will do an evaluation through the FaceTime app on your smart phone, tablet or computer.  After the evaluation is done, if approved, your appointment will

September
05

Post Category: News

Published by: Walker Lutringer

Ever wonder where startups get their funding? Many entrepreneurs ask potential investors to help fund their idea or to prove it out. Investors are not in the business of investing in ideas that have not been validated and that have not shown a significant amount of traction with potential customers.

Given this, where and how do early entrepreneurs fund their businesses? Kauffman Foundation (Access To

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

John Paul Dejoria - Co-founder of Paul Mitchell products & Patrón.