Archive for April, 2016

Here’s What You Shouldn’t Miss at Earth Day Texas This Weekend

Posted by Heather Noel

EARTH DAY EVENT IS WORLD’S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO


Earth Day Texas will return to Fair Park this weekend with more than 770 exhibitors focused on environmental education and awareness.

The three-day event founded by Trammell S. Crow prides itself in …

Solve the Nursing Shortage by Solving the Faculty Shortage

Posted by Juanita Flint

INNOVATION AND BETTER SALARIES ARE PART OF THE STRATEGY


While the United States has grappled with a nursing shortage for many years, a new wrinkle has emerged that affects the shortage even further.

A lack of nursing faculty at colleges …

Binge Watch: A Video Recap of Dallas Startup Week 2016

Posted by Heather Noel

IN CASE YOU MISSED DSW16


It was five awesome days. Dallas Startup Week, which ran April 12-16, featured more than 160 events and 14 tracks of content. From fireside chats with successful entrepreneurs, to startup advice for those looking …

Reliant Gives a Charge to UTA Campus, Dallas Zoo

Posted by Lance Murray

SOLAR-POWERED CHARGING STATIONS WERE DONATED RECENTLY


Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington and visitors to the Dallas Zoo are getting a charge out of new technology that can keep their mobile devices going.

Reliant recently donated …

Apple Agrees to $24.9M Patent Settlement with Dallas Firm

Posted by Lance Murray

APPLE WILL GET A 3-YEAR LICENSE ON THE PATENT, UNDER THE SETTLEMENT


Technology giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has agreed to pay a Dallas-based patent licensing company $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged Apple’s Siri violated a …

Facts + Firsts: Dallas Scientists are Pioneers in Autism Research

Posted by Heather Noel

APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH


In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight the groundbreaking autism research being performed at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, a joint program between UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s …

Happier House Helps Homeowners Find Contractors

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

ROOFS, GUTTERS, A FENCE? A NEW WEBSITE MIGHT BE YOUR ANSWER


Izzy DiChiara doesn’t fix broken windows or damaged roofs, but his newly launched website aims to make it easier for homeowners to connect with contractors who can.

Called …

Student Startups: App Aims to End Food Waste, Feed Families

Posted by Maggie Barton

FRIDGELY FOUNDER RAISING FUNDS TO IMPROVE, HELP FEED FAMILIES


Justin Ehlert, founder of Fridgely, is sick of wasting food.

The Fridgely app is a food expiration date tracker that reminds you when food is going to expire, allowing you to

Dallas Startup Week: Finding Your First Office Space

Posted by Harrison Long

IT’S IMPORTANT TO CHECK OUT A PROPERTY BEFORE SIGNING A LEASE


Four individuals with deep ties to the Dallas business community shared their expertise last week during a session at Dallas Startup Week on building your business and locating your …

9HappyPeople Supports Job Creation in South, East Dallas

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

T-SHIRTS SPREAD GOOD VIBES TO HELP RAISE FUNDS


If one person spreads positivity to nine people, and each of those nine share happiness with nine more people, it won’t be long till the whole population of the United States …

Facts + Firsts: American Airlines Marks 90 Years of Flights

Posted by Heather Noel

AIRLINE HOLDS MANY HISTORIC FIRSTS IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION


Fort Worth-based American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) is celebrating its 90th birthday this month, and we thought it might be fun to look back at the origins of the world’s largest airline.

The

Dallas Startup Week: Urban Farming Gains Momentum

Posted by Michael Gordon

HOW URBAN FARMS POSITIVELY IMPACT THE COMMUNITY


Update: Urban Farm Co. said Tuesday that it has partnered with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Jody and Maximillian Wall said that they were contacted by Allison Marbut, vice president of education

Royse City Students Virtually Connect with Baker to Learn Fractions

Posted by Christina Carrion

STUDENTS LEARN REAL-WORLD USES FOR FRACTIONS


Imagine being 7 years old and learning about fractions for the first time. For some, the concept of fractions is easy to understand, for others, there is a need to apply this new concept …

The Value in the Information Sharing Economy

Posted by John Olajide

SHARING KNOWLEDGE HELPS STRENGTHEN AN INDUSTRY


Think about the last training event you attended. How much did you pay for it?

Information is arguably the most precious commodity in business. With knowledge comes power, and more often than not, the …

Group Helps Veterans Cope With PTSD Through Cycling

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

PEDAL AGAINST PTSD FORMS A VETERAN CYCLING COMMUNITY


In 2013, U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Kevin Campagna cycled the Tour Divide—a 2,745-mile race that stretches from Alberta, Canada, all the way to New Mexico.

“People tend to work through

Texas Instruments’ #DIYwithTI Events Produce ‘Chief Geeks’

Posted by Lance Murray

USING TI PARTS, EMPLOYEES CREATE MYRIAD DEVICES DURING EVENT


Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) realizes there’s a little bit of geek in many of its employees, but to the Dallas-based chipmaker, that’s a great thing.

To showcase the geek abilities of …

Dallas Startup Week: Gallery from Day 5 Events

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Saturday was Family Day at Dallas Startup Week. Here are a selection of photos from Dallas Innovates Creative Director Michael Samples, Media Development Manager Courtney Garza, and others.


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Dallas Startup Week: Young Entrepreneurs In Spotlight

Posted by Emily Heft

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SHOW SUCCESS CAN HAPPEN AT ANY AGE


Saturday’s Young Entrepreneurs Presentation, a family-oriented session of Dallas Startup Week, gave the stage to two teams of budding culinary entrepreneurs.

Four giggling boys in neon yellow T-shirts and baseball …

Dallas Startup Week: 8 Things to Know About Funding Your Business

Posted by Emily Heft

KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS, AND NEVER DEVALUE YOURSELF


Kowork on Saturday hosted the Dallas Startup Week session, “Show Me the Money: Funding or Investors for Your Business, When and How,” that gave entrepreneurs strong advice on how to fund their …

Dallas Startup Week: How to Have Crowdfunding Success

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

HERE’S HOW TO TILT THE ODDS IN YOUR FAVOR


Crowdfunding is a risky roll of the dice for any startup, including video game creators.

If they reach their goal, they’ve got funding to continue pursuing their dream but also …