The Birth of a Startup Studio Model in the Dallas Ecosystem

TahirBlog, CoBuild

Building a startup has its own challenges and failure can sometimes be too costly for your startup journey. Let’s start this blog with a few very common startup quotes that we have all heard in the past. ‘If you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time, you’re not aiming high enough.’ – Alan Kay ‘You cannot be afraid … Read More

This Dallas Startup Promises To Save Airbnb Hosts $250 A Month


It all started with a party. A rager. It was December 2014. David Krauss was living in Dallas, and wanted to become the “Airbnb king” of the city, he says. However, in the first few months of managing his short-term rental property, he was smacked with a noise complaint by the local police, and a cease-and-desist letter from the the … Read More

Addison’s Collide Village Launches Startup Studio CoBuild


The program aims to help entrepreneurs create successful companies with hands-on support. BY DANIELLE ABRIL PUBLISHED IN BUSINESS & ECONOMY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 9:52 AM   Addison accelerator Collide Village has launched CoBuild, a startup studio aiming to provide entrepreneurs resources and hands-on partnerships to launch successful startups. “There’s no other program of this nature with hands on execution in Dallas,” said Tahir Hussain, founder … Read More

Company Close Up: HomeAware

TahirCohort News

With the explosive growth of companies like AirBNB and HomeAway, travel have been changed forever. These companies have expanded the short term rental market dramatically and have already made renting someone’s home a viable and cost-saving alternative to staying in a hotel. This revolution in travel accommodations has brought better options for travelers, but also a new set of challenges. … Read More

Company Close Up: Rapidi2i


We live in the age of “Data.” We are able to count, quantify, and track nearly everything. The flip side of this is that there is so much data that one could feel lost, trying to look for the needle in the proverbial haystack. What makes this data usable is Insight. While a lot of attention has been focused on … Read More

Company Close Up: BareLabor

TahirCohort News

Nearly everyone owns a car. Very few know anything about repairing it. Going to the auto mechanic when something is wrong with one’s car can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Consumers often feel held hostage by auto mechanics making recommendations for repairs they don’t understand. Consumers are unsure if the repair is necessary or the price is fair. BareLabor … Read More

Company Close Up: JobNow

TahirCohort News

Turnover is a common problem for all companies, but the revolving door of restaurant employees is a challenge of magnitude. With some restaurant chains finding themselves hiring completely new staff every 6-12 months, finding qualified candidates quickly is critical to survival. On the flip side, the time it takes to fill out applications for restaurant work is time consuming, despite the … Read More

Company Close Up: HomeBlis

TahirCohort News Maintaining a home in the 21st century often requires some help. Whether it be landscape, or home cleaning, home-owers just can’t do it all themselves, nor do they want to. People would rather spend time enjoying their home than working on it. Despite the clear demand, this industry still operates in a mostly 20th century model with phone calls … Read More

Company Close Up: MassVenture


MassVenture is changing the way crowdfunding works, by letting the crowd have access to equity investments via their new online platform. No longer is millionaire status required to become an investor in real estate and private businesses. Crowdfunding until now has largely been an act of charity. Backers see a cool product or early company and contribute money to help … Read More