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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation
by | May 12, 2021
Dallas chorale group Verdigris Ensemble sold its programmable music NFT for $375,000; SMU Cox MBA programs have a STEM designation; Dallas is No. 3 in the nation for IT job posting; Smoothie King has a deal with the Dallas Cowboys; Axxess CARE is expanding nationwide; and more.

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EVERY LAST WORD: ‘We Like to Have Multiple Ways to Win’
by | May 10, 2021
Gore Range Capital's Ethan Rigel has the last word on managing risk in early-stage investing.

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Here Are 15-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators
Browse our curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and social innovators.
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Pandemic Evolution: PCCI Announces the Next Phase of Its COVID-19 Vulnerability Index

The index highlights progress, but also ongoing at-risk communities. It’s a precursor to other major announcements for tracking COVID in the coming weeks, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation says. As community and pandemic efforts evolve, so does the intelligence it needs. To meet those needs, PCCI is evolving its technology.
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TechFW, Cowtown Angels, and Other Local Organizations Team Up for Inaugeral Women & Wealth Event
by | May 12, 2021
This virtual event is bringing together female entrepreneurs and investors for a day full of education, connection, and inspiration on May 20. Dallas native Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Backstage Capital, will be the event's keynote speaker.
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E-Scooter Pioneer Bird to Go Public via Merger With Dallas SPAC
by | May 12, 2021
Bird Rides, which operates a fleet of shared electric scooters, has entered a business combination agreement with Switchback II Corporation, a local special purpose acquisition company that focuses on the energy transition sector. The news comes on the heels of scooters potentially returning to the streets of Dallas after being banned last fall.
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Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of April 27
by | May 11, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Bank of America's authentication using blockchains, Dell's validation of data integrity through watermarking, Samsung's compensating for a movement of a sensor attached to a body of a user, SYNERGEN Technology Labs' baby monitor system sound and light delivery based on vitals,Toyota's parking meter monitoring and payment system, and Walmart's product recognition through multi-model image processing.
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Coming Soon: An NFT Art Gallery is Popping Up IRL in Dallas

by | May 11, 2021
With NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, recently becoming a hot topic, Artist Uprising and Landmark Center have partnered to bring the digital art to life in North Texas' first NFT pop-up gallery.
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