The Denton Startup Community, entrepreneurial fervor, and technological ecosystem is thriving. In fact, listen to how Denton was described at the 2014 State of Entrepreneurship evening at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center on December 10, 2014...

Let's get an assessment of where we are as a startup community. Help me crowdsource a list of local startups and Denton-based innovative businesses and non-profits by adding to the table below. While the technical definition of "startup" is vague, we'd like to focus on potentially scalable or established entrepreneurial pursuits (profit or nonprofit) that are outside the service industries.

There are some distinct categories starting to emerge, let's just keep everything together for now and we are categorize at a later point...



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HomeExplorer HomeExplorer Profit Early Stage

3D scanning for real estate - Microsoft ImagineCup Competitor

eInstruction Ed Tech Profit Established early leader in Denton tech 
All In Learning Ed Tech Profit Established from the Founders of eInstruction
Animal Care Technologies Veterinary Tech Profit Established  
From the Future/ Jovian Minds Gaming, App Development Profit Established  
iTeach Texas Ed Tech Profit Established Female Founder
ReadyRosie - Pascal Learning, Inc. Ed Tech and Social Enterprise Profit Scaling Female Founder
Bookkeeper Girl Accounting Tech Profit Scaling Female Founder
Brainwash Inc. App Development Profit Established Authored "iOS in Practice", 100+ apps developed including Sticks, former eInstruction employee
Swash Labs Creative Ad Agency Profit Scaling  
Square 205 Branding and Interactive Agency Profit Scaling  
Santander Creatives Creative Arm of Global Financial Firm Profit Established Headquartered in Dallas, creative team in downtown Denton
GSATi IT Firm Profit Established Female Founder
Tech Mill Coworking Space Non-profit Early Stage  
Mentor Denton Social Enterprise Non-profit Early Stage/Scaling  
Compost Denton Social Enterprise Unknown Early Stage  
Forward Tutoring Social Enterprise Non-profit Early Stage Founded by TAMS students
Denton Music Workshop School of Music Profit Early Stage  
Denton Community Market Small Business Incubator Non-profit Scaling Female Founder
Austere Magazine Magazine Unknown Early Stage Female Founder
35 Denton Music Festival Profit Scaling  
Oaktopia Music Festival Unknown Early Stage  
Innovation Greenhouse at UNT Coworking Space/Incubator Non-profit Scaling  
Serve Denton Collaborative Non-profit Space and Incubator Non-profit Scaling  
Create Denton Digital Collaborative Platform Non-profit Early Stage  
Triple Threat Press Letterpress, Graphic and Web Design Profit Scaling Female Founder
Dime Store Small business incubator, collaborative space, local handcraft platform Profit Scaling Female Founder Website for local news and cultural happenings Profit Scaling  
Armadillo Ale Works Craft Brewery Profit Scaling Denton's original craft brewery is coming back to Denton bigger and better than ever in 2016!  
ECAP Ed Tech Profit Scaling Texas teacher certification program
Only In Denton Online Local Business Platform Profit Early Stage  
Frack Free Denton Social Enterprise Non-profit Winning  
Hub and Spoke Social Enterprise Collaboration and Platform Profit Early Stage Female Founder
Redwood Studios Music Studio Profit Early Stage  
VoteDenton Social Enterprise Non-profit Complete  
Pan Ector Industries Screen Printing and Design Profit Scaling  
Norman Roscoe Print and Design Profit Early Stage  
Aquapony Innovations, LLC Web coding + database application development Profit Scaling We made the equipment checkout software for the film departments at UNT, UT Arlington and KD College.
Shiloh Field Community Garden Non-profit Scaling Largest Community Garden in the US
Cardo's Farm Project Community Farm and Education Center Unknown Scaling Female Founder
Serious Creatures Illustration shop Profit Early Stage

We make hand illustrated stationary and art prints.

Female Founder


Brilliant Technologies Technically advanced optical solutions Profit Established  
Systeem Medical Information Systems Healthcare IT Services Profit Established Providing Managed IT Services, Clinical Workflow Analysis, and Electronic Health Record Expertise. Established in 2009.
SCRAP Denton Community art classes for kids and adults.  Affordable materials for students, teachers, families, artists and entrepreneurs.  Open workshop space for community use. Non-Profit Scaling Female Founder
Play Without Boundaries  Educational Games integrated with a Video Chat Interface   Profit Early Stage  We provide anyone separated by distance from a younger relative the possibility of engagement and connection like never before. Female Founder
Explorium Denton Children's Science Museum Non-profit Early Stage  
Denton Spatial Consulting GIS Services - Asset Management- Land Planning - CAD Drafting Profit Early Stage Founded by 3 Denton area residents coming early 2015.
Clean Sweep Mobile Mattress Cleaning Profit Early Stage

Franchising globally


Audacity Brew House Manufactures and Sells Craft Beer Profit Established

All our beer is brewed on site in Denton, Brewery Includes a Tap room and Patio.


Everyday Modish  Wardrobe Consulting and Personal Shopping  Profit Early Stage Started by Bethany Koehn to help women discover and define their personal style, and learn how to maintain it in a way that fits their lifestyle and budget
Kubos Corporation Satellite Technology Profit Early Stage Hardware and Software satellite missions for clients into LEO
Revival Media Web Development  Profit Early Stage Develop websites for churches and ministries. Will be creating digital marketing courses for churches in 2015. 
Buoy Loans Peer to Peer Lending Profit Early Stage Only true peer to peer lending company on market; mobile focused with an emphasis on the borrower and social awareness.
Sono Solutions Healthcare Bill IT Profit Early Stage Computer intelligent coding platform that automates the medical billing process.



Whiteboard decals for any of your digital devices Profit Early Stage Founded by TechMill board member Kyle Taylor and LittleDOCC organizer / Digital Dallas board member Eric Swayne
Premium Beat is a curated royalty free music website that provides exclusive, high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects, including videos, films, apps, games, and television programming. Profit Scaling

Based in Montreal, Canada with an expanding satellite office here in downtown Denton.




Burro Music Mixing Post-Production Audio Processing Profit Early Stage Remote audio mixing / mastering studio

Good Faith Energy









A Creative Art STUDIO


















Land and Mineral Owner Platform









Art Gallery and Art STUDIO offering classes for both children and adults and representing 50 local artists.

Social Enterprise










Early Stage










Bringing various energy organizations and America's Land and Mineral Owners on a unified platform. Building a database with accurate public opinion on energy issues


This woman owned business which was established on a shoestring, focuses on community activities and events, features local artists and offers classes for children as well as adult classes in stained glass, painting, printmaking and more.