Archive for May, 2016

Volker Staack Discusses Shift in Corporate Research Spending

Posted by Amanda Hayes

STUDY FINDS R&D DOLLARS GOING ABROAD


The secret to successful corporate research and development spending may not be in how much money is spent, but where.

Volker Staack, a principal with PwC’s strategy consulting business, Strategy&, shared this insight at the 5th North Texas Innovation Leaders Forum on May 26 at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.…

3 Things We’re Reading: Vision For Dallas as ‘Impact City’ Gets National Attention

Posted by Heather Noel

GOOD RETURNS CEO GETS NOTICE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT MODEL; MEMORY CARE CENTER DESIGNED TO COMFORT ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS;UTA HIRES RENOWNED BIOLOGIST


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Dallas Innovates Voices columnist Salah Boukadoum wrote about reimagining Dallas as an “Impact City,” for social and sustainable enterprise.…

Tech Titans Reverse Pitch Event Turns the Tables

Posted by Lance Murray

BIG COMPANIES WILL BE ABLE TO TELL STARTUPS WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR


Most pitch days put startups on the hot seat in front of a panel of judges or a voting audience.

On Thursday, Tech Titans will flip it around and turn it upside down with its Reverse Pitch event at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Texas Instruments Auditorium on the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson.…

Dallas Data Center Roundtable: DFW Breaks Through

Posted by Christine Perez

AT A TIME WHEN DEMAND FOR INNOVATIVE DATA CENTER SPACE IS SKYROCKETING, DALLAS-FORT WORTH HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TOP MARKETS IN THE COUNTRY.


This article originally appeared in the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review, Spring 2016. Part III of this series will appear on Dallas Innovates June 7. 

Axxess Technology Helps Hygia Healthcare Focus on Patients, Not Paperwork

Posted by Axxess

SOFTWARE ALLOWS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT


At Axxess, we’re proud to have clients who provide exceptional health-care to their patients in the comfort of their own homes.

It’s our mission and privilege to build the technology and services that let them be more efficient, and bring the focus back to where it should be — on their patients, not their paperwork.…

3 Things We’re Reading: UTA App Offers Real-Time Flood Reports

Posted by Amanda Hayes

NEW APP GATHERS DATA ON AREA FLOODS; DALLAS STARTUP GROWTH GARNERS NATIONAL NOTICE; AVIATION COMPANY RELOCATING TO FORT WORTH


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Not sure if your travel route is flood-free?

Protect Against Payment Fraud With Sabre’s Virtual Credit Cards

Posted by Sabre

SINGLE-USE CARD NUMBERS SAFEGUARD PAYMENTS IN CORPORATE TRAVEL


With a 19 percent year-over-year growth in fraud, the corporate travel industry faces serious challenges to its payment processes.

In addition to this steady increase in fraudulent activity, today’s corporate travel managers grapple with time-consuming credit card reconciliations and expensive out-of-policy travel.…

Tech Wildcatters’ First ‘Gauntlet’ Group Reaches Pitch Day Milestone

Posted by Heather Noel

STARTUPS SHOWCASED THEIR IDEAS, MINGLED WITH POTENTIAL INVESTORS


For the last three months, Tech Wildcatters Executive Director Molly Cain has watched startups blossom into budding businesses.

On Thursday, the inaugural cohorts in the Dallas-based accelerator’s new data-driven program, “The Gauntlet,” had their time in the public spotlight during Tech Wildcatters Throw Down: Spring Pitch Day at the House of Blues.…

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for May 26 – June 2

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

We know you’re busy, so we’ve pulled together some events that will keep you on the forefront of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s what’s on our radar this week:


THURSDAY, MAY 26

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR — 6 to 8 p.m…

Chris Kersey: Health-care Industry Bolsters Hacker Defenses

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

KEYNOTE SPEAKER POINTS TO MAJOR INFLUENCES IN HEALTH-CARE TECHNOLOGY


Medical records are accessed five times more often by hackers than patients, a shocking reality for the U.S. health-care industry, Chris Kersey, partner and managing member for Camden Partners, said Thursday.…

3 Things We’re Reading: Toyota Announces Partnership With Uber

Posted by Heather Noel

TOYOTA INVESTS IN UBER; UTD OFFERING NEW ACADEMIC TRACK; DALLAS RANKS NO. 5 FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Toyota, which will soon move its North American headquarters to Plano, announced Tuesday that it had entered in a partnership with Uber.…

reVolver Podcasts Targets Hispanic Audience

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

FORMER UNIVISION EXECUTIVE AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER HEADS SPANISH-LANGUAGE PODCASTS COMPANY


As a former Major League Baseball pitcher, Jack Hobbs knows how to mix up his pitches, but these days he’s mixing up a variety of Spanish-language podcasts.

Hobbs is the president of Dallas-based reVolver Podcasts, which means “to mix it up” in Spanish.…

Socrates Health Solutions Wins Pitch Competition in Dallas

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

STARTUP CAME OUT ON TOP OVER 14 OTHER COMPETITORS AT HEALTHCARE DEALMAKERS CONFERENCE


Socrates Health Solutions snagged the grand prize at the inaugural Innovation Pitch Competition Wednesday at this year’s two-day Healthcare Dealmakers Conference at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas.…

Healthcare Dealmakers Conference 2016

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

NINTH ANNUAL EVENT HELD AT ADOLPHUS HOTEL IN DALLAS


Innovate and Accelerate is the theme for the two-day, invitation only event. Dallas Innovates is on the scene and giving you a look at what goes on behind the scenes, during the speaker and panel sessions, and at the Health Innovation Pitch Competition.…

People Behind Tech Wildcatters Startups Share Business Stories

Posted by Heather Noel

STARTUP FOUNDERS SHARE WHAT SPURRED THEIR IDEAS


Editor’s Note: This post will be updated with information as it becomes available. 

Startups that will present Thursday during Tech Wildcatters Throw Down: Spring Pitch Day at the House of Blues in Dallas, took a moment this week to answer some questions about how their businesses began.…

Healthcare Dealmakers Conference Melds Money, Medicine

Posted by Lance Murray

INNOVATION CAN HELP CUT HEALTH-CARE COSTS AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES


The health-care industry is in the midst of great change in how it’s regulated, how it provides care, the technology it uses, and the way in which it is financed.

Attendees at the 9th Annual Healthcare Dealmakers conference, which kicked off its two-day run Wednesday at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, heard industry and investment experts talk about those topics and more.…

3 Things We’re Reading: Get to Know Dallas’ Patent Office Director

Posted by Heather Noel

PATENT OFFICE DIRECTOR IS IN ‘DREAM JOB’; STUDENTS TRAVEL WORLD WITH NEW TECH; CHILI’S TO UNVEIL MOBILE PAYMENT OPTION


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

We mentioned the new Texas Regional U.S.

UTD Student Startups Reach Funding Goals

Posted by Maggie Barton

THREE STUDENT STARTUPS RAISE MONEY THROUGH CROWDFUNDING


Students at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas launched crowdfunding campaigns this semester to get cash toward their business ideas.

Three student startups — Icing Aid, Converse VR, and Travabond — reached their funding goals in early May.…

3 Things We’re Reading: Zagat Spotlights Young Culinary ‘Rock Stars’

Posted by Heather Noel

ZAGAT RECOGNIZING CULINARY STANDOUTS WITH FREEBIES; INTERSTATE BATTERIES INVESTS $10M IN RECYCLING STARTUP; TELLING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UI, UX


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Zagat is celebrating the release of #Zagat30Under30 list in Dallas with freebies all week.…

Dallas Data Center Roundtable: A Critical Connection

Posted by Christine Perez

AT A TIME WHEN DEMAND FOR INNOVATIVE DATA CENTER SPACE IS SKYROCKETING, DALLAS-FORT WORTH HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TOP MARKETS IN THE COUNTRY.


 

This article originally appeared in the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review, Spring 2016. Part II of this series will appear on Dallas Innovates May 31.