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

Texas Supreme Court OKs "eminent domain authority" for Texas Central bullet train; Sandbox VR opens "immersive metaverse experience" in Dallas; UNT and Choctaw Nation partner on advanced. mobility corridor; Fort Worth is No. 6 in the U.S. for women in tech; and more stories from North Texas. Plus, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Kangkook Jee on Cybersecurity
Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including Sherman Mayor David Plyler; ThinkWhy's Jay Denton; "Cha Cha Real Smooth" filmmaker Cooper Raiff; Zalat Pizza founder Khanh Nguyen; UTSW's Reuben Arasaratnam; Amphibian Stage Productions' Kathleen Culebro; Southwest Airlines Founder Herb Kelleher; 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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Texas small business owners say inflation is hurting their ability to hire and retain workers, forcing them to raise prices on consumers
New Survey: Increasing Inflationary Pressures, Higher Energy Costs Squeezing Texas Small Businesses
by | Jun 13, 2022
Texas small business owners say inflation is hurting their ability to hire and retain workers, forcing them to raise prices on consumers; 90% of respondents say inflationary pressures have worsened since January.

74% of respondents across all sectors say rising energy prices are impacting their business, according to a survey from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices.
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DI People: McKesson, CBRE, Axxess, RumbleOn, and More Make Leadership Moves

by | Jun 24, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Gaedeke Group, Simpli.fi, Signify Health, Dallas Market Center, DartPoints, Mass Luminosity, and others.
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Game On: North Texas is a ‘High‑Tech Entertainment’ Paradise
by | Jun 24, 2022
From Topgolf to Puttery, Electric Shuffle, TOCA Social, Two Bit Circus and more, North Texas may be America's greatest high-tech playground. Check out this roundup of who's playing what where. (And yes, you can even roll a bulldozer in Sachse.)
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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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Eleven North Texas Black Designers Wow 1,500 at Legacy West Fashion Show
by | Jun 23, 2022
The first Juneteenth Fashion Show—here and in the U.S.—was held Sunday at the Legacy Hall Box Garden at Legacy West in Plano. Produced by Think Three Media, the show featured fashion creations by 11 history-making Black designers.

"Putting a spotlight on our incredible Black creatives, designers, and artists here in DFW was undoubtedly the icing on the cake," said Think Three CEO Leah Frazier.
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McKesson Forms Joint Venture with HCA Healthcare to Fight Cancer

by | Jun 23, 2022
Two giants in their industry are teaming up to accelerate cancer research. The new joint venture is an "important step forward" to increase access to clinical trials, says McKesson CEO Brian Tyler, McKesson CEO. Separate from the joint venture deal, McKesson will acquire Genospace, a personalized precision medicine platform that’s part of HCA’s research institute.
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