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North Texas Startup Report

Welcome to the first North Texas Commission Monthly Startup Report. This report is aimed at being an easy way for you to learn about and connect with emerging companies in North Texas. Each generation produces a new class of entrepreneurs and future leaders of our industries, communities and region. Crucial to developing the much coveted Unicorns of the startup world is making sure there is a healthy ecosystem for forward thinking ideas to thrive. So we must continually connect with these new innovators in order to learn trends, new ideas and create new opportunities for our region and our businesses.

North Texas has a robust and exciting entrepreneurial landscape and here at the North Texas Commission we’d like to bring this to you. Each month this report will give a brief overview of organizations we think you should know about. Each young organization will represent a new way of thinking or bring you a new solution.

If you would like any additional information please contact Taylor Schrang at taylor@ntc-dfw.org.


COMPANY PROFILES:

CALAMITY GYM

Improve your strength and your Karma. We all know that working out is good for us. Now it can be good for others. Calamity Gym is an exercise app that donates 25 percent of all profits to charity. They partner with over 50 charities so your workouts can go to the causes you love. This month’s featured charity is Children’s Health.

Calamity Gym also offers corporate services to help companies better serve employees and the community. Recruit Talent, keep your workforce healthy, while also supporting a worthy cause.

www.calamitygym.com

FOREMOST



From the creators of the magazine-catalog hybrid, NEED, Foremost delivers the exclusivity, narrative and quality of the world’s luxury brands at unprecedented prices and with exceptional focus upon our process. Each month, Foremost releases a limited-edition collection of clothing — three-to-five items per gender — alongside an interview series with some of the world’s most prominent, interesting and creative personalities.

www.foremostedition.com

KINSKII



Families separated by distance need a better way to create meaningful memories when they interact online. Kinskii utilizes ‘gamified’ video chat experiences which enable young ones to stay engaged by playing games with their relatives embedded in the video chat experience. This will allow parents and family members to actually play with children even if they can’t be with them, such as military families that can now have activities to share. This company is in pre-launch, but you can sign up for more information on their website.

www.kinskii.com

VIRTUAL VISIT



Virtual Visit helps nursing home providers communicate better and more securely with the families of their residents and provides a HIPPA compliant way for families to stay connected with their loved ones in full-time care facilities. Families can get regular updates from providers and coordinate family visits in a way that saves time and improves care. Facilities can provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values and ensures that patient values guide all care decisions. Contact and communication are central to meeting the resident’s social and emotional needs.

www.virtualvisitsolutions.com

DRAW ATTENTION



With a world revolving around tech, often people catch themselves without pen and paper. Maybe a date needs to be written down, a discussion leads a brainstorm or someone just wants to doodle. Draw Attention has capitalized on the tech-heavy consumer market by creating white board stickers for laptops. Pop one of these stickers on a laptop lid (or anywhere, for that matter), and the space transforms into a blank canvas for any possible purpose: a billboard, a white board, a scratch pad and an invitation. It’s the perfect solution.

www.drawattention.co

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