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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Meow Wolf is coming to Grapevine; Dallas is No. 1 in U.S. in multifamily investments; Ruiz Foods opening co-HQ in Frisco; Halo 2+ dog collar released; and more stories from North Texas.

Plus, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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The Last Word: UT Dallas Professor xtine burrough on the Dancing Baby Meme
Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including Ferris City Manager Brooks Williams; new Dallas Fed President and CEO Lorie Logan; SMU grad Marillyn Seeberger; Corporate Finance Associates' Dan Vermeire; the TRA's Dr. Emily Williams Knight; entrepreneur coaching guru Nick Kennedy; and more.
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Opportunities for Dallas Innovators
Check out this curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and impact innovators in North Texas.
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DI People: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, DallasNews Corp., JCPenney, Solo Brands, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | May 13, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Securonix, Gig Wage, Unleashed Brands, DFW Alliance of Technology and Women, Yooz, ROBOAMP, Communities Foundation of Texas, Tarleton State University, , New Western, Westmount, SMU, SBI, OncoNano, and more.
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Fort Worth Immunotherapy Startup Gets $1.8M Grant Ahead of First Clinical Trials

by | May 12, 2022
AyuVis, an immunotherapy startup, is set to get a $1.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The funding will support the pre-clinical research of its drug candidate to treat the second-leading cause of death in premature babies.

Founder Suchismita Acharya calls the timing "perfect."
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Payroll Giant Opens Grapevine Office, Making North Texas Home to its Second Largest Operation
by | May 11, 2022
Paycom Software, an Oklahoma City-based payroll processing and human resources solutions firm, has opened a new operations center in Grapevine. Construction on the 150,000-square-foot, 14-acre campus began in 2019 with the aid of $5 million in Grapevine tax incentives. One thousand employees are expected to work there by end of 2022.
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With $4M in Funding, Dallas Startup Aims to Streamline the Hiring Process
by | May 11, 2022
Dallas-based software startup HireLogic aims to improve the job interview process with its AI- and machine learning-powered platform, designed to help automate the screening process. Its CEO says he wants to help companies "gain insights from interview data to make faster, better hiring decisions."
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Blackstone LaunchPad Blasts Off at UT Arlington
by | May 11, 2022
The program enables student entrepreneurs to earn national recognition and startup resources through a national network. Here's a look at several innovations students have developed within the program—from 3D-printed rock-climbing grips to autonomous drone software and more.
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