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RewardStyle has outgrown its digs and picked a soon-to-be renovated office space to serve its growing needs. Also, read about Neos Therapeutics' latest accomplishment and what the Dallas-Fort Worth startup community is doing for Flint, Michigan.
RewardStyle soon will have a new office to call home, giving it the chance to customize its design, provide more space for growth and incorporate more amenities into its workplace. The Dallas-based startup, which developed a platform to help fashion bloggers monetize their content, soon will occupy 32,000 square feet at The Centrum building, which is under a $20 million renovation at 3102 Oak Lawn Ave. The space is almost four times the size of its current 8,500 square foot office in the Knox-Henderson area. The company plans to move into its new space in March. The deal, which was found by CBRE’s Jeff Eiting, began in late summer and wrapped up in 90 days. RewardStyle, led by Baxter Box and Amber Venz Box, will move into part of the eighth and the entire ninth floor, with the ability to expand with growth. As of March last year, the company employed about 100 people. It recorded $280 million in sales from its traceable links in 2014. It also closed on a $15 million investment in summer, which helped the company add investors including Russia’s Miroslava Duma, who founded Buro247.com, Nasiba Adilova, also of Buro247, and Veronica Chou, president of Iconix China.
The startup community will host an emergency three-day hackathon to raise awareness and create solutions for the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The event will be hosted Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at Fort Work in Alto 211. Flint, Michigan’s water is contaminated with lead as a result of aging pipes. The Michigan governor declared a state of emergency in the city followed by President Obama declaring the issue as a federal state of emergency earlier this month. The hackathon will aim to develop technology solutions that could serve as aid.