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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation
Dallas Innovates, Every Day: Here's your briefing on ideas and innovation in North Texas.
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Things to Do for innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Innovates Weekly Calendar
Calendar: Tech Talk, Romancing The Stone, Civil Rights Exhibition Opening
Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week—and beyond.
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Dallas Innovates 2020: The Magazine
by | Jan 6, 2020
A new generation of innovators is taking its place in Dallas-Fort Worth lore, creating the next wave of great companies, services, and ideas.
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Bio-Rad Laboratories Acquires Fort Worth’s Exact Diagnostics

by | Feb 24, 2020
Quality check: Based at the UNT Health Science Center, Exact Diagnostics produces and sells samples of viruses that labs can use to test their own equipment.
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Best Foot Forward: Maija Benincasa’s High-Tech Heels Combine Luxury with Comfort
by | Feb 21, 2020
Next on the list for the Dallas-based shoe designer is to bring a "femme-forward" touch to sneakers.
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This Resell Platform Gives Couples a Cost-Effective Wedding Solution
by | Feb 21, 2020
Dallas-based Snag My Wedding—which recently competed on the TV show "Elevator Pitch"—helps brides cut costs for their big day.
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Discovery: UT Southwestern Seeks Coronavirus Vulnerabilties, CPRIT Awards North Texans $21M for Cancer Research
by | Feb 21, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll read about a study led by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington that could lead to better treatment for osteoporosis, and the Center for BrainHealth seeking pilot phase participants.
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Follow the Money: Align Capital Closes Second Fund at $450M, AWH Capital Raises $129.8M, VitalTech Makes Acquisition

by | Feb 20, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity in North Texas, you’ll also find news from TPG, Dean Foods, Caregiver Inc., Blue River Partners, Neuro-Pro Monitoring, and StarRFoam.
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Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton founded Backstage Capital and and invests in startup founders who identify as a Woman, Person of Color, and/or LGBTQ. [DI composite: Images courtesy of Backstage Capital]
Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital Tour is Coming to Dallas
by | Feb 19, 2020
On May 12, Arlan Hamilton is coming to town with her multi-city, one-day event series, featuring a pitch competition, book release, and panel on the Dallas ecosystem. The Backstage Tour was created to celebrate underrepresented startup founders, just like Hamilton does with her VC firm.
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The National: Massive Downtown Dallas Redevelopment Gets New Name and First Tenant
by | Feb 19, 2020
Downtown Dallas Inc. has signed a lease as the first tenant in the 52-story building formerly known as First National Bank Tower. The revamped building is being called "the largest-ever adaptive, historical use development in Texas." Developers used new technologies to meet their aggressive deadline for completion this year.
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