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  • We’re #1! GEW FW 2020 Rocked!
    This year’s GEW Fort Worth was ranked #1 in the United States with 93 virtual events scheduled across 5 days.
  • Innovator Spotlight: EJ Carrion of 817 Podcast and Student Success Agency
    Innovate Fort Worth podcast featured EJ Carrion, a Texan, an advocate for students, a motivational speaker and an author who saw the potential in Fort Worth and decided to stay. Student Success Agency EJ  was a first-generation college student and got the opportunity […]
  • Innovate Fort Worth Podcast: Favorite FW Innovators, Part II
    Fort Worth is full of innovation and innovators. The Innovate Fort Worth was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for those local innovators to tell their stories and share their latest projects with our community. At the end of each episode the […]
  • Launch and Grow Your Company with the Sparkyard Growth Circuit!
    Sparkyard celebrated its one-year anniversary in November during Fort Worth’s third annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. In 2019, we were excited to become the central connection point between local entrepreneurs and the resources available to help them launch and grow their companies. We made […]
  • Shop Local this Holiday Season
    Need help with a large delivery? How about that perfect gift that will also contribute to the greater good? Fort Worth small businesses have everything you need to complete your holiday shopping.
  • Startups Created 25,147 Jobs in Tarrant County in 2018. So What?
    New research, conducted by Sparkyard and HSC shows that new companies have created about 25,000 jobs a year in each of the last six years in Tarrant County.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About GEW Fort Worth 2020
    This year we have over 80 sessions during the week so there will be something for everybody’s taste. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about GEW FW this year.
  • GEW Session Guide for 2020
    Global Entrepreneurship Week is back again in Fort Worth…in a whole new way! Due to COVID, an all-virtual, all free event in 2020 is going to change how the people in DFW can participate in GEW!
  • Innovator Spotlight: Vanessa and Taylor of The Welman Project
    Have you ever wondered what a fabric store does with all their fabric scraps? Or maybe that clothing manufacturer that has boxes and boxes of last season’s clothing line that they aren’t able to sell? How about a restaurant that changes their logo […]
  • Fort Worth Private Equity Funding
    In a previous blog post, we looked at early stage capital investment in Fort Worth, and where the city stood in comparison to other Texas and US cities. We established that Fort Worth doesn’t have a lot of early stage capital, but it turns […]
  • Innovator Spotlight: Jakayla Dixion of Feel the Color
    Have you listened to the Innovate Fort Worth podcast featuring entrepreneur Jakayla Dixion? This young lady was able to see a need for a community of individuals and allow them to do something as simple as navigate the world of fashion with independence. Here […]
  • Electrifying Funkytown: Linear Labs + Fort Worth
    The City of Fort Worth finalized an economic incentive package deal with Linear Labs in June that provided a nearly $70 million Research and Development (R&D) grant for the innovative, electric-motor company. This package represented the first use of this R&D tax credit […]