Archive for March, 2016

Northrop Engineer’s Lecture to Focus on Space Telescope

Posted by Lance Murray

The chief engineer of Northrop Grumman’s James Webb Space Telescope program will discuss the National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s goals for the program on April 2 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth.

The lecture …

Honorary Chair, Award Recipient Named for SVP Philanthroparty

Posted by SVP Dallas

Sixteen years ago, Social Venture Partners Dallas created North Texas’ first and continuous social impact venture fund. The purpose of the SVP fund is to invest in entrepreneurial organizations that are being built to provide solutions to some of our …

Atmos Energy Puts the Flame in DFW Airport Eateries

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The open flame has revolutionized restaurant kitchens at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport terminals, allowing The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que and Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill, among others, to open up.

DFW Airport wanted higher-end restaurants in its terminals …

Can Exercise Treat Hidden Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms?

Posted by Rong Zhang

Each year, more than 2 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most cases are mild to moderate, the individuals recover, and they resume their normal lives.

But do they really?

Mild head injury sufferers may …

Art for Dumpsters Contest Raises Recycling Awareness

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Art for Dumpsters 2016 finalist Robert Opal plays off Roy Lichenstein’s Pop-Art style to lend a happy face to dumpsters and a hip, fun side to everyday recycling. (Art via Robert Opal.)


LET’S FACE IT. DUMPSTERS ARE UGLY. As a …

Would You Take Tax Advice From a Robot?

Posted by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, a global sponsor of TED2016, is pleased to bring you a talk from Tax & Accounting President Brian Peccarelli who asks the question, “Would you take tax advice from a robot?”


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Nepris Brings Industry Experts into the Classroom

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Ed tech startup Nepris is leveraging virtual connectivity technologies to bring industry experts into the classroom.

“Nepris brings the world to every student no matter where they live or what their socioeconomic barriers are,” says Sabari Raja, CEO and co-founder …

Sabari Raja: How Nepris Helps the Community Grow

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Sabari Raja is co-founder and CEO of Nepris, which connects professionals to classrooms via virtual connectivity technologies. Here, the emerging DFW ed tech leader talks about where the idea for Nepris came from, how DFW helped the company grow, and

Uber Debuts New App, Delivery Service in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

Uber on Tuesday announced that it has expanded it UberEATS business to a new, standalone app that will make food delivery even easier in Dallas.

It’s the first time Uber has launched a separate app outside the ability to request …

Deep Space Ventures Focused on Dallas Startups

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The decline of the oil and gas industry could be a boon to the Dallas startup sector.

Just look at Deep Space Ventures, a new venture capital fund that’s already shelled out $1.75 million. Read more about it in the

mHealth: The Doctor Will See You Now

Posted by Verizon

The traditional healthcare model landscape is changing dramatically. Federal healthcare policy, technology advancements, and the need to provide the absolute best care in the most cost-effective manner have driven major shifts in a highly complex and heavily regulated industry.

Patients …

Fan Media Network Adds Crowd-Source Funding

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The line between sports bloggers and sports writers continues to blur with the new Fan Media Network app.

The Dallas startup now gives its “correspondents” the ability to crowd-source funding so they can improve their production and even follow the …

An Evolving Love Letter to Dallas

Posted by Sharon Lyle

I grew up at the heels of oilmen and real estate moguls. It certainly wasn’t a scene out of Dallas, but true to the stereotypes the show capitalized on, there were moments that could have been.

I bought into …

Roma Boots Combines Fashion with Philanthropy

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Samuel Bistrian still remembers his first pair of boots. They were faded orange hand-me-downs passed to him by an older sibling.

Despite being well-used and worn, they brought 6-year-old Bistrian immense joy. He could go outside to play in the …

Chad Houser: How Café Momentum Changes Lives

Posted by Lance Murray

Have a wonderful meal. Help change lives. It’s a simple, but powerful message put forth by Chad Houser, executive director and executive chef at Café Momentum, in a segment of the Shaping DFW video series sponsored by Cadillac on the …

Pieces Technologies Helps Hospitals Improve Health Care

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The analytics of health care has become a multimillion-dollar business for Pieces Technologies.

The startup just secured $21.6 million in Series A funding and launched its software in Children’s Health System of Texas.

Pieces Technologies is using software to help …

How Wearables, Smartwatches are Transforming Travel

Posted by Nick Vivion

While the launch of the Apple Watch managed to capture the lion’s share of buzz, smartwatches and wearables have been gradually growing in popularity.

Kickstarter phenom Pebble saw nearly 69,000 people drop over $10 million on its first-generation smartwatch — …

Mouser Continues Innovation Interview Series

Posted by Lance Murray

Mouser Electronics Inc., the Mansfield-based distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to continue its Innovation Spotlight interview series.

The newest interview is part of the Portable Power Series and Empowering Innovation Together …

Becoming the Impact City in Dallas

Posted by Salah Boukadoum

In my last column, I challenged Dallas to reimagine itself as the Impact City — the global center for sustainable organizations solving the world’s biggest problems.

But as the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “a goal without a …

Innovation and Partnerships Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Scott Emmons

If you want to sustain a creative and productive innovation pipeline, you must have great partners. In some cases, you will be dealing with mature organizations that have established business processes and workflows for partnerships.

However, I have found that …