The Dallas 100™ Entrepreneur Awards

For 34 years, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business and the Dallas100™ sponsors have celebrated the innovative spirit, determination, and business savvy of area entrepreneurs.

In addition, we have saluted the diversity, creativity, and resolve it takes to create and sustain a successful business in today's competitive environment.

Companies that apply are judged on their sales growth over the last three years and have credit reports and character satisfactory to the Dallas100™ judges and There is NO cost for your company to apply.

Benefits of being an SMU Cox Dallas100™ winning company include:

Public Recognition

  • Companies receive an award acknowledging the organization's accomplishments. Let the world know that through your hard work and leadership, you are one of the super stars in the DFW area.
  • Many past SMU Cox Dallas100™ winning companies have gone IPO a short time after winning, like Alkami Technology, Inc. and Solo Brand.
  • Approximately 1,000 business and community leaders attend this annual ceremony, usually held in the fall.

Media Exposure

  • Print media, social media, and radio are involved in the event, from the application process through the winners' announcement.

Special Programming

  • SMU Cox Dallas100™ sponsors and presenters periodically invite winning companies to various seminars and meetings designed to promote growth for your company.

Companies that qualify for the 2024 SMU Cox Dallas100™ must be:

  • An independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship, or partnership (not subsidiaries or divisions of a parent company) as of May 1, 2024, and must be an operating company;
  • Headquartered in the DFW area;
  • Have sales of more than $1 Million in fiscal year of 2021 but less than $250 Million in 2023.
  • Have a three-year sales history that reflects growth during the three-years sales period.
  • Have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas100™, determined at the sole discretion of the Dallas100™.

Complete your application below.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Nancy Hong at



The SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Gala

The biggest celebration for successful entrepreneurs in Big D!

2023 Dallas 100™ Winners

Company Name
Company Description
 1 StaffDNA
Digital platform for healthcare staffing
 2 Advantis Medical
Travel healthcare staffing
 3 Aligned  Plano Data Center Provider
 4 Big Town Concrete, LLC
 Irving Ready-mixed concrete producer
 5 LiquidAgents Healthcare
Full-service healthcare staffing solutions
 6 Front Burner Society
Restaurant incubator and operator
 7 Ironside Human Resources
Healthcare staffing
 8 o9 Solutions
AI software platform provider
 9 Focus Staff
Travel healthcare staffing services
 10 Paynetworx, LLC
Van Alstyne
 Payment processing provider
 11 Newline Interactive
 Allen  Interactive displays, intuitive software
 12 Alto  Dallas  Premium ride-hailing service
 13 Embark  Dallas  Business advisory firm
 14 Elevate Windows and Doors
 Grand Prairie
 Vinyl windows and doors manufacturers
 15 Sol-Ark  Allen  Solar engineering company
 16 BBG Real Estate Services
 Dallas  Commercial real estate services
 17 BeauTech Power Systems, LLC
 Dallas  Aircraft engine leasing
 18 Valor Healthcare, Inc.
 Dallas  Healthcare services contractor
 19 Precision Global Corporation
 Rockwall  Venture capital firm
 20 Rudick Construction Group, Inc.
 Dallas  Full-service commercial general contractor
 21 Curis Functional Health
 Dallas  Functional health and wellness company
 22 Alwood  Richardson  Aluminum extrusion and hardware merchants
 23 Coats Homes
 Dallas  Luxury custom home builder
 24 Anders Group
 Irving  Allied health recruiters
 25 Lone Star Analysis
 Addison  Prescriptive analytics, guided AI
 26 Ameripipe Supply, Inc
 Dallas  Pipe, valve and fitting supplier
 27 RiseIT Solutions
 Dallas  Software and technology services company
 28 Zeal IT Consultants
 Dallas  Software development consultancy
 29 Qentelli, LLC
 Dallas  Digital and cloud technology company
 30 Apex Dental Partners
 Dallas  Administrative support services to dentists
 31 ZINTEX Remodeling Group
 Lewisville  Bathroom installation and renovation
 32 Ameripac, Inc.
 Grapevine  Contract packaging and fulfillment
 33 Linear Roofing & General Contractors, LLC
 Addison  Commercial and residential insurance re-roofing
 34 Emler Swim School
 Dallas  Swim instruction for children
 35 Phoneternet, LLC Real Time Feedback
 Dallas  Customer engagement platform
 36 Blue Hammer Roofing, Inc.
 Dallas  Commercial roofing
 37 Anserteam Workforce Alliance
 Dallas  Multiple industry staffing services
 38 SYNERGEN Health
 Dallas  Technology-driven revenue cycle services
 39 T2D Concepts
 Farmers Branch
 Purpose-driven hospitality group
 40 BP Aero Engine Services, LLC
 Irving  Commercial aircraft engine repair
 41 Tek Leaders, Inc.
 Frisco  Digital transformation and strategic consulting
 42 Brainvire Infotech, Inc.
 Plano  Digital transformation company
 43 M Crowd Restaurant Group
 Irving  Restaurant group
 44 Hite Digital
 Frisco  Digital marketing and branding agency
 45 SignaPay  Irving  Credit card processing
 46 Zimperium  Dallas  Mobile security platform
 47 Compass Datacenters
 Dallas  Custom, move-in-ready data centers
 48 CityVet, Inc.
 Dallas  Veterinary medical care and pet services
 49 G Texas Custom Catering, LLC
 Dallas  Full-service catering and bar company
 50 HealthMark Group
 Dallas  Healthcare information management technology
 51 FTK Construction Services
 Allen  General contractor
 52 Take Command
 Dallas  Tech startup healthcare system
 53 Amino Transport
 Southlake  Third-party logistics firm
 54 Cloud Communications Group
 Dallas  Technology expense management and IT advisory
 55 ParkHub  Dallas  Parking management technology
 56 Tolleson Wealth Management
 Dallas  Financial services of all kinds
 57 C1S Group, Inc.
 Dallas  Industrial and commercial renovation
 58 pawTree, LLC
 Southlake  Customized pet food and supplements
 59 Buchanan Technologies


 Managed IT services
 60 Synaptic Pediatric Therapies
 Richardson  Pediatric speech and occupational therapy
 61 SoundPro  Irving  Audio, video and lighting equipment
 62 Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc.
 Dallas  Civil engineering firm
 63 Maple Distributing
 Irving  Premium appliances distributor
 64 Pursuit  Dallas  Sales and marketing staffing firm
 65 Expo Home Improvement
 Carrollton  Home improvement company
 66 Warrior Logistics, Inc.
 Coppell  Long-haul freight transportation provider
 67 Level 5 Retail Construction, Inc.
 Sachse  High-end retail general contractor
 68 Bython  Frisco  Digital publishing and marketing company
 69 ENO8  Plano  Digital product development studio
 70 Octed, LLC DBA
 Coppell  Experts in AS400/IBMi programming
 71 Imaginuity  Dallas  Service marketing and advertising agency
 72 D3V Technology Solutions
 Dallas  Cloud engineering firm
 73 Lime Media Group
 Rockwall  Experiential marketing agency
 74 Direct Orthopedic Care
 Addison  Full-service orthopedic clinic
 75 IMCS Group, Inc.
 Irving  IT and healthcare staffing company
 76 BuzzClan  Dallas  Technology consulting and staffing firm
 77 MMC  Irving  Workforce management services provider
 78 Plutus Health, Inc.
 Dallas  Healthcare revenue cycle management
 79 Care Continuity, Inc.
 Irving  Patient navigation company
 80 Sirius Building Company
 Dallas  Finish-out construction
 81 MangoChango  Dallas  Software development
 82 Mohr Partners, Inc.
 Dallas  Real estate advisory and outsourcing services
 83 Valent Partners
 Dallas  Management and technology consultant
 84 Wheeler Staffing Partners
 Plano  Staffing firm
 85 United Protective Services
 Dallas  Security services company
 86 Lightbeam Health Solutions
 Irving  Health management platform
 87 Summit Endeavors DBA Georgetown Building Solutions, LLC
 Addison  Importer of finish-out building materials
 88 Vista Bank
 Dallas  Banking services
 89 Our Data Works, Inc. DBA Our Service Works
 Carrollton  eCommerce fulfillment and customer care
 90 Value Creed, LLC
 Plano  Consulting and managed services firm
 91 ESA, Enterprise Staffing Agency, LLC
 Dallas  Medical and hospitality staffing firm
 92 Dux Commercial
 Carrollton  Commercial drywall contractor
 93 Red Elephant
 Lewisville  Architectural sign manufacturer
 94 Lawson Event Rentals
 Dallas  Event rental company
 95 Northgate Construction
 Addison  Commercial general contractor
 96 ID90 Travel, Inc.
 Southlake  Travel app
 97 Unity Search, LLC
 Dallas  Staffing firm
 98 Cariloop  Richardson  Human-centered caregiver support platform
 99 Allata  Dallas  Application development firm
 100 OrderMyGear
 Dallas  Custom-branded store platform

To read more about the 2023 winners, read the press release here.

Presenting Sponsor

Texas Capital

Texas Capital stands out as the premier institution in the regional banking sector, offering a comprehensive suite of commercial banking services tailored to the unique needs of Texas enterprises. With a deep understanding of the financial needs of small- to mid-sized businesses, Texas Capital offers solutions designed to support every business model. Our services include specialized lending, treasury management and strategic advisory, and we ensure our clients have the resources and personalized service they need to thrive in a competitive market. By combining robust industry capabilities with a client-centric approach, Texas Capital remains a trusted partner for businesses seeking to navigate the complexities of today’s economic landscape.

Program Sponsors

The William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is on a mission to help SMU students and alumni create new ventures and foster an ecosystem that improves lives and the economic prosperity of the North Texas community. To realize this mission, our focus is on programs, experiences, and opportunities that will catalyze ecosystem development, reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship, and provide meaningful funding, access, experience, market validation and talent that facilitates the translation of new ideas into successful commercial ventures. With this support, we believe that any SMU student or alumni has the potential to be a successful entrepreneur, and in turn, reap the rewards of significant value creation, economic growth, and job creation for our community.

Executive Press

Executive Press started as a small but feisty printing company focused on making our clients look good on paper. Over the years, traditional paper printing has evolved. So has Executive Press. We are no longer small, but we're just as feisty. It's not just about paper anymore either. Wood, plastic, acrylic, vinyl, metal, shirts, hats, and jackets to name a few.


FORVIS was created by the merger of equals between BKD and DHG. We now have the scale and scope of a dynamic, top 10 professional services firm—but we'll continue our legacy of Unmatched Client Experiences with remarkable care, expertise, and drive.

USI Insurance Services

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals.


MarketScale helps B2B companies engage their communities, by building, deploying and broadcasting original content that educates, inspires and informs. With MarketScale, companies can build their own podcasts, virtual events, original series, online universities and more.

Media Sponsors

Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas Business Journal features local business news about Dallas. We also provide tools to help businesses grow, network and hire.


Award Winning NewsRadio 1080 KRLD brings you Dallas Fort Worth and National News as it happens. Listen now, for free, on Audacy.

Previous Winners


For questions regarding sponsorship of the 2024 Dallas 100 Awards, please send inquiries to

For more information about Dallas 100, please call the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, please email or call 214.768.3330.



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