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North Texas Entrepreneurship

October
16

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Dalia Katan is a serial entrepreneur who has worked in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her current startup, Presently, intends to simplify the gift-giving process between family and friends.

In my conversation with her, I learned of someone with immeasurable drive, inspired by a rigorous upbringing and curiosity, creativity, and ambition.

Though Dalia is not a local entrepreneur, her story can give

October
02

Post Category: Accelerate DFW, Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

If you had popsicles as a kid, you probably have that one flavor that you always go to. For me it was orange. Nothing beat that sweet flavor on a hot summer day. Cherry and grape were delightful as well. Then there were banana popsicles, the ones that had two sticks coming out the bottom. And nothing said “treat” like a large fudgesicle – except

September
18

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Residing in an art studio deep within Fort Worth, an artist is working tirelessly on portrait after portrait.  The artist’s name is Artonomous – and it’s a robot. It’s learning how to paint portraits and its creator, portrait artist Pindar Van Arman, is teaching it. The goal is not just one individual robot painting portraits, but a factory producing art created by AI.

The key

September
04

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Jimmy Sweeney thinks movies are a high art best shared with others. 

The husband-half of the wedded pair who founded The Grand Berry Theater in Fort Worth believed movies can foster a purposeful, community-driven experience. He has acted on his vision, and he and his wife’s theater is built and run to inspire connections and conversations around the medium he loves.

Founding The Grand Berry

August
21

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Trevor Whalen

Getting cool stuff in the mail is exciting. We may remember as kids running to the mailbox to check for the next edition of our favorite magazine. Presently we run to the front door to check for our latest Amazon package. 

Piñatagrams’ founder Nathan Butorac wanted to send fun, unique things in the mail. Messages in bottles, piñatas, snails – the kind of thing that

August
10

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

August
07

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

July
10

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.”

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