Archive for December, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About DFW-Based Accelerators

Posted by John Backes

CultureMap. Cafe Momentum. The Citizenry. Fanprint. Primal Sensors. Proxomo. Koupon Media. URComped. Dwelo. Skyrise. Leaseful. Casalova.

These are only a sample from a select club of elite, young …

Dallas IQ Bar: Where Food and Conversation Intersect

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

The idea behind the Dallas IQ Bar is simple: a group of people meets at a restaurant, enjoys dinner and drinks, and discusses a handful of controversial topics during 25-minute segments. They might chat about municipal spending. Or argue about …

Virtual Reality Is Here

Posted by DHD Films

Virtual reality began as an impossible idea, living only in the imagination of the Jetsens. Yet in the past few years, it has become a tangible goal. Such technologies as the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard make this seem like …

Top Three Reasons Dallas Is a Hub for Innovation

Posted by Axxess

Dallas is home to one of the country’s fastest growing technology companies serving the home healthcare sector: Axxess. Established in 2007 as a home-health consulting firm, Axxess evolved into a technology company in 2011 when it launched its breakthrough …

Developer Scott Rohrman Brings Life to Deep Ellum’s Walls With 42 Murals

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

The 42 Murals project started with a bunch of blank walls in Deep Ellum. Some of them were crumbling. Some were covered with chipped paint. Some were dotted with recessed doors and barred windows.

Starting in 2012, 42 Real Estate

Enterprise: State of Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dan Koller

Welcome to the content hub for enterprise news and commentary. In this area, we’ll focus on IT and telecom, energy and computing. Here’s a look at where we are, and where we’re headed.

Whether you are reading this story on …

How an All-Male School Is Changing Our Expectations of Students

Posted by Nakia Douglas

Six years ago, when we began the work of researching and building the foundation for the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy (BOMLA) at B. F. Darrell, there were numerous questions about the plans and intent for our future campus. We’re …

What Gets This Angel Investor to Invest

Posted by Hubert Zajicek

As a startup, your first money will likely come from angel investors. But, unlike professional investors (VCs, funds, strategic partners), angel investors don’t have the same due diligence capabilities to vet startups. That’s why many angel investors invest in packs; …

Dallas-Fort Worth Is Home to Six Nobel Laureates

Posted by Patrick Kobler

This past October, Dr. Aziz Sancar became the first University of Texas at Dallas alum to win a Nobel Prize. Sancar, who earned his PhD in molecular and cell biology from UT Dallas in 1977, was awarded the 2015 Nobel …

Ruthie’s Food Trucks Launches Kindness Truck

Posted by Ruthie's Rolling Cafe

The Ruthie’s Food Trucks team just launched a new extension of it motto “Food Truck with a Purpose.” The team created a food truck that exists to disseminate kindness throughout the community. The staff and volunteers will lead the kindness …

Space Makes the Place

Posted by Clyde Valentin

Unique, innovative arts spaces are turning up all over Dallas. Some are micro-locations; some are larger, well resourced nascent institutions. But the point is: they are here, and they are growing.

This type of non-juried and uncensored philosophy is precisely

These (Vegan-Friendly) Boots Are Made for Walking

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Kat Mendenhall is a native Texan from a family of cattle ranchers, so it’s no surprise that she has a strong affinity for high-quality cowboy boots. She’s also a vegan, and when she realized her love for leather cowboy boots …

The Executives POV: the State of CRE and Technology

Posted by The Real Estate Council

From changing how a transaction is processed to tracking foot traffic with censors, technology is rapidly altering how the commercial real estate industry operates. To bring you what’s happening now and what’s next, The Real Estate Council (TREC) recently partnered …

InRFood Announces $100,000 Investment

Posted by Krista Nightengale

Matt Goodman with D Healthcare Daily reports that InRFood, a Health Wildcatters graduate, received a $100,000 investment from venture capital firms Village Capital and Global Health and Social Innovation Capital Partners.

The organization beat out 10 other startups to …

Mark Cuban’s Cyber Dust Brings Us Face to Face With Each Other

Posted by Cheri Garcia

There’s no question that Dallas is becoming a popular spot for entrepreneurship and innovation—and it’s not slowing down any time soon. We will continue to see a growth in our startup community because our culture is changing, not just in …

Solutions for a Smarter, Safer, and More Connected City

Posted by Verizon

Thomas Grimes is Verizon Wireless’ national account manager for Smart City Solutions in the state of Texas. He is responsible for designing and implementing Verizon’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy in government agencies throughout the state, including in Dallas-Fort Worth. …

Dallas Cowboys, Frisco ISD, and City of Frisco Team Up for Innovative Partnership

Posted by Darcy Schroer

Frisco is home to one of America’s most bold and innovative initiatives in public-private partnership. The Dallas Cowboys have teamed up with the Frisco Independent School District and the City of Frisco to build an event center with a lot …

App Entrepreneurs Detail Their Aha Moments

Posted by Dan Koller

New apps are being dreamt up every day. To provide inspiration, we plan to regularly explain how the Dallas-based founders of established apps conceived their groundbreaking ideas.



The elevator pitch: ShopSavvy lets you find the best price for a …

Dallas Is Never Going To Be Silicon Valley. And That’s Okay.

Posted by Scott Harper

Every startup founder at one point has asked him or herself: should I move my startup to Silicon Valley? Would it improve my startup’s chances of success? Will I have better access to capital? Will it be easier to recruit …

The Dallas of My Dreams

Posted by Suzanne Smith


I am a rarity in Dallas—I grew up here. I was born at Medical City and grew up outside of Dallas in the rural outskirts of Rockwall. We lived on 50 acres, …