month archive

Last week, Rocketeers hosted TiE Dallas, an organization that gathers entrepreneurs in the Dallas community for networking, mentoring and education. Bottle Rocket’s Calvin Carter shared his entrepreneurial story with interviewer Lee Blaylock, founder of Who@, and event... read more

Rocketeer Charity: The State Fair of Texas Raffle

The State Fair of Texas Raffle was selected as our second charity of the month – and it couldn’t be more timely! The State Fair of Texas will open its doors in exactly one month, kicking off 24 days of music, entertainment, exhibits, livestock shows, food galore and the infamous Big Tex. (That’s right, Big Tex is back too!) While this is a nostalgic event for many Texans, its mission is to promote... read more

Rocketeer Recognition: Bottle Rocket Named Sixth Fastest-Growing Tech Company in North Texas

Bottle Rocket was named the sixth fastest-growing technology company in North Texas by Fast Tech! Fast Tech, a Tech Titans Award, recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the DFW Metroplex. Fast Tech award winners for 2013 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2010 to 2012. Thank you to our great... read more

Rocketeer Recognition: Bottle Rocket Named to Inc. 500 for Second Consecutive Year

Bottle Rocket was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, ranking no. 284 on the magazine’s 32nd annual Inc. 500/5000 list. “We’re honored to be recognized for our growth, which only comes from our incredible team successfully doing great work for top-tier national brands,” said Calvin Carter, founder and president of Bottle Rocket. “Two years... read more

App Launch: New and Noteworthy Syfy Now App is Now Available

Watch full episodes of Syfy on our latest AWE app – Syfy Now! Syfy Now is your destination for all your favorite Syfy shows, including new episodes available the day after they air for most programs. Access to the app is free through participating service providers. If your provider isn’t currently available on Syfy Now, there are still plenty of great things to enjoy; including selected full... read more

Rocketeers in Orbit: Calvin Carter Shares Principles to Success with SMU Students

Head Rocketeer Calvin Carter recently met with a class of MBA students at Southern Methodist University – Calvin’s alma mater – to discuss entrepreneurism, successes and lessons he has learned along the way. The following principles, or “Calvinisms” to Rocketeers, are an integral part of the Bottle Rocket culture. Figure out your values early on. Share them with everyone you meet. Don’t do... read more

Rocketeer Charity: The Arc of Texas

The Arc of Texas was selected as our first charity of the month. The Arc was created so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can actively participate in their communities and make choices that affect their lives in a positive manner. The organization provides training for independent living, lessons for effective advocacy and education on all aspects of interest to individuals and... read more

Rocketeer Wisdom: Mobile Isn’t a Screen Size

"What we're gonna do is get rid of all these buttons and just make a giant screen."  Before Steve Jobs made this announcement in 2007, smartphones looked pretty different. At 3.5 inches, the iPhone’s seemingly giant screen was the largest anyone had ever seen. How has the mobile industry responded? Six years later, the industry exploded with manufacturers racing to ‘one up’ the iPhone’s innovative... read more

App Launch: Starwood Expands Android App to Chinese Market

Our partner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, expanded the Starwood Preferred Guest program by releasing an Android app for Chinese consumers – the brand’s fastest-growing market.  Starwood operates 121 hotels in China and has more than 100 properties being developed, making the country a crucial location for innovation. While we have mastered hospitality in previous SPG apps, the Chinese app is... read more

App Launch: Telemundo Now

Telemundo is now available wherever you are! Watch full episodes of current Telemundo novelas and shows on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Telemundo Now. Create a Mi Lista for all your favorite shows. Some full episodes are also available without a TV subscription. Click here to get the app on iTunes! ... read more