What’s New and Next in North Texas

Dallas Innovates is the tip of the spear for innovation news in Dallas-Fort Worth. It’s a next-gen lens on North Texas business news focused on disruption, growth, and the future.

We cover upstarts, game changers, and leaders shaping the future of business in North Texas. Our readers are growth-driven executives, entrepreneurs, investors, change agents, and other doers hungry for an edge.

Dallas Innovates connects the dots between innovation and the bottom line through news, features, and commentary online, in print, and our free daily newsletter


Dallas Innovates spotlights the innovations, influencers, and ideas making Dallas-Fort Worth a place of the future. Our independent editorial team aims to arm decision-makers and entrepreneurs with a competitive edge through our daily news and features.

The news platform launched in 2016 at D Magazine Partners in collaboration with the Dallas Regional Chamber, spinning off in 2021 as a media brand published by Dallas Next. The company, helmed by Dallas Innovates co-founder Quincy Preston, is built around an award-winning team of experienced journalists, creatives, and media veterans.

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Published by Dallas Next
Founder and Editor Quincy Preston
Editorial Director David Seeley
Executive Editor Glenn Hunter
Projects Editor Maddie Preston
Contributing Editor Sandra Engelland
Contributing Editor Lance Murray
Contributing Editor John Branch
Editor at Large David Kirkpatrick
Contributing Writer Leslie Barker

Creative Director Michael Samples
Media Maverick Jewels Clark

Group Publisher Kyle Moss
Publisher Dallas Innovates Tanya Sasser Rutledge
Publisher DALLAS® Publications/Dallas Next Steve Reeves
Director of Media Operations Kevin Fitch


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Dallas Innovates’ once-a-year magazine covers game changers, disruptors, creatives, and the new frontiers of technology in Dallas-Fort Worth. The collective strength of the innovation ecosystem and intellectual capital in Dallas-Fort Worth is a force to be reckoned with. To learn more about the upcoming special issue, connect with CEO and Editor Quincy Preston. To advertise, reach out to Group Publisher Kyle Moss.

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These editorial advisers served from 2015 to 2016 during the initial launch of Dallas Innovates.

To help us tell the story of the innovation scene in North Texas, we invited influential movers and shakers spanning our content pillars — creative, education, enterprise, invention, social, and startup — to be editorial advisers in our launch year. These founding advisers from diverse backgrounds added insight from their expertise to our organization. Each person was hand-selected to be a part of Dallas Innovates.

Hayden Blackburn

Trey Bowles, Founder, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Janis Burklund, Director, Dallas Film Commission

Calvin Carter, former CEO, Bottle Rocket

Catherine Cuellar

Duane Dankesreiter, Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation, Dallas Regional Chamber

Nan Ellin, Dean, University of Texas at Arlington

Melanie Ferguson, Director of Special Projects, Matthews Southwest

Art George, Retired Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments

Bob Gessel, Head of Network and Technology Strategy, Ericsson

Frank Grassler, Vice President of Technology Development, University of Texas at Southwestern

Deborah Kerr, Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Sabre

Paul Kimbel, Senior Director, Microsoft Technology Center

Pete Lerma, Principal, Richards/Lerma

Clarisa Lindenmeyer

Krista Nightengale, Founding Editor and Managing Director, Better Block Foundation

John Olajide, Chair, Dallas Regional Chamber Innovation and Capital Committee

Quincy Preston, Dallas Next

Bart Showalter, Department Chair of Intellectual Property (Firm-wide) Partner, Baker Botts

Nicole Small, CEO, Lyda Hill Foundation

Suzanne Smith, Founder/Managing Director, Social Impact Architects

Miguel Solis, Executive Director, Latino Center for Leadership Development

Clyde Valentin, Director of SMU Meadows Art and Urbanism Initiative, Southern Methodist University


Dallas Next

Publisher of Dallas Innovates and the DALLAS® publications 

Dallas Next LLC publishes Dallas Innovates and the DRC’s DALLAS® publications — DALLAS® Newcomer + Relocation, DALLAS® Economic Development, and DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate magazine.Together, the publications cover the business and innovation ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth. The publications are used as a primary tool to do business, understand the region, and connect North Texas people and companies—here and beyond. Dallas Next LLC is a media solutions company. Connect with Quincy Preston for more information.

The Dallas Regional Chamber

Dallas Innovates is a collaboration of Dallas Next with the Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live and work—in the United States. The Dallas Regional Chamber serves as a single point of contact in the region for companies, site selection consultants, and corporate real estate executives examining the region. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, which represent all facets of the North Texas business community. Contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at 214-746-6600 or visit dallaschamber.org

To connect with the innovation team at the DRC, reach out to Research and Innovation Senior Vice President Duane Dankesreiter.

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