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Why Launched in DFW? In short, it’s to drive interest and traffic to your company! AngelList, Crunchbase, Startup Genome, and all of the others require the founders to proactively create and manage a profile. If something changes, the expectation is that the founders will then return and keep the data up to date.

Launched in DFW turns the model on its head. Instead of filling out a lengthy profile at Launch DFW, we’ll do it for you. All you have to do is tell us who you are by installing the Launched in DFW bug.

With a simple copy and paste of the following code into your website, an image (the Launched in DFW bug) will load dynamically from our server, sending the image’s referer in the process. The server-side code will track the referrers and build a list of every site that has the code installed. Simple.

We’ll link these domains to startup profiles and content at Launch DFW. When your company is mentioned, your profile will be updated. When you present at a Launch DFW event, your profile is updated. You get the idea.

Over time, we’ll build a “Top X” list out of the data, and will provide direct links to all sites listed through the freshly minted Launch DFW Startup Profiles.

Here’s the code, no Javascript required*

<a href="//">
    <img src="//" style="width:30px;height:auto;">

The “img” argument in the image src attribute can be set to one of the following:

Can’t decide? Test them all at once by using “a” (for all)! You can set the image size (“width” or “height”) to whatever you’d like, just leave the other parameter to auto.

Your data is safe with us. We learn from data collected to help tell the real story of the Dallas/Fort Worth Startup Community! Any data shared will be in aggregate, and never about a company specifically, without permission.

* the image can’t be loaded without a referrer, so it has to be on a webpage to work. Clicking the image source if clicked, won’t work. That’s intentional.