Archive for June, 2016

Tutoring Startup Peeyr Takes Top Prize at McKinney Contest

Posted by Julia Falcon

CITY’S FIRST STARTUP COMPETITION NAMES WINNERS


Tutoring startup Peeyr snagged the $3,500 grand prize at the Innovate McKinney Local Startup Competition grand finale event on Tuesday.

Judges selected the McKinney-based startup from a group of five finalists in the inaugural …

Starting Your Own Business? Do You Know the Risks?

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

LEARNING HOW TO MANAGE RISK IS KEY FOR BUSINESSES


Starting a business? Do you know what the risks are? More importantly, do you know how to manage the risks?

Every business needs a risk management program to help identify …

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for June 30 – July 7

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

We scoured the internet to find events that will boost your brain and keep you entertained. Plus, we found the largest fireworks show in DFW so you can enjoy a Texas-sized Independence Day celebration!   

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

ASTEROID DAY —

3 Things: TCU Biologist Leading Effort to Save Bat Population

Posted by Amanda Hayes

We’re high-fivin’ TCU’s effort to help save the bat population, Duncanville natives are making a name for themselves in the startup community, and Bottle Rocket Studios is expanding its offices abroad.

Texas Christian University researchers could save the bat population …

DIA Unveils Vision for Living Lab in West End

Posted by Lance Murray

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LEADS THE DALLAS SMART CITIES PROGRAM


This post was updated at 11:15 a.m. June 30. 

The Dallas Innovation Alliance on Wednesday unveiled its vision for its living lab in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas …

3 Things: UTD Gets $1.3M for Cancer Research

Posted by Julia Falcon

The University of Texas at Dallas has received more money for its cancer research program, the Dallas Public Library has also received money to fund projects, and Facebook adds a simpler way to plan events.


Professors at UT Dallas recently

Data Tool Helps Hotel Managers Understand Guest Behavior

Posted by Nick Vivion

HOTEL BEACONATOR TRACKS GUEST MOVEMENTS VIA SMART PHONES


Understanding guest movements is often more intuition than science: hotel managers might rely on basic visual analysis of traffic flows, or perhaps spend heavily on a vendor to come in and manage …

Electric Car Adds Buzz to UTA Race Event

Posted by Lance Murray

ELECTRIC CARS CAN GET TO FULL TORQUE MORE QUICKLY THAN A COMBUSTION ENGINE


One of the parking lots at the University of Texas at Arlington again will be a mini version of Texas Motor Speedway July 9-10, and, this year, …

For Shopping, Fun, Reflect’s App is Interactive Guide

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

DALLAS-BASED COMPANY TAKES INTERACTIVE SCREENS TO NEXT LEVEL


The interactive touchscreens that help shoppers navigate the 560,000-square-foot Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony were developed by Reflect, a Dallas company.

The company’s goal is to replicate the experience people have …

Dialexa Co-founders Earn EY Emerging Tech Honor

Posted by Amanda Hayes

THE DALLAS COMPANY IS KNOWN FOR CREATING WORLD-CLASS TECH PRODUCTS


Dialexa Chairman Mark Haidar and CEO Scott Harper took home the prestigious EY Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016 Southwest Award during a special gala event Saturday at the …

3 Things: KDC Looking to Add Deep Ellum High-Rise

Posted by Amanda Hayes

A new office tower is planned for Deep Ellum, a Dallas native entrepreneur is helping industrial companies go digital, and new shared office space sprouting up in North Texas.

Dallas-based developer KDC is pitching a 14-story office tower as part …

Smart Agriculture: Farms of the Future

Posted by Verizon

WIRELESS FARMING TECHNIQUES HELP EFFICIENCY, PREDICTABILITY


Across the globe, digital technology — specifically the concept of the Internet of Things — brings value to a variety of unexpected industries.

Frequently called “IoT,” the concept refers to a giant system of …

3 Things: Dallasite Annie Clark Featured For New Guitar Design

Posted by Julia Falcon

Dallasite Annie Clark aka St. Vincent designs lighter weight guitar, UNT will soon be using an old grocery store as collaboration space for students, and there’s a new award for area immigrant entrepreneurs.


Dallasite Annie Clark designed a new guitar 

CommonEdits Creates Digital Library to Protect Artists’ Rights

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

COMMONEDITS HELPS REMIX ARTISTS STAY LEGIT


Today’s independent artists don’t need record deals to get millions of downloads online. The problem comes when musicians remix copyrighted music and then sell it online.

This piracy has resulted in plenty of lawsuits …

1st McKinney Startup Competition to Name Winners Tuesday

Posted by Heather Noel

THE CITY’S FIRST STARTUP COMPETITION IS AIMED AT SPURRING FUTURE BUSINESS


McKinney Chamber of Commerce and The WERX Foundation are hoping to spur future business growth with the city’s inaugural startup competition.

Money magazine said we were the No.

Trends and Tech in Office Space Planning Part 2: Health

Posted by Christine Perez

LEADING ARCHITECTS, DEVELOPERS, AND EXECUTIVES DISCUSS USER PERSPECTIVES ON OFFICE SPACE


In the past, workers would move
 to where the jobs were. These days, it’s the companies that are chasing employees. In a brain-based economy, they’ve learned they must locate …

Reel FX Takes Us on Virtual SkyDive to Support Veterans

Posted by Heather Noel

VIDEO CAMPAIGN RAISES AWARENESS FOR VETERAN PROGRAM


Stephen Valyou and Todd Love don’t let anything hold them back.

In 2007, a sniper shot Valyou while he was serving in Iraq leaving the Army veteran paralyzed from the waist down.

Love, …

3 Things: TWU Student Filling Gap in Dance Apparel Industry

Posted by Amanda Hayes

A TWU student is using her business to fill a gap in the dance apparel industry, a one-of-a-kind conference is coming to Dallas, and a Dallas City Council decision is making members of the community reminisce on the past.

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Creating a Maker City

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

The Maker City movement is big. So big that President Barack Obama declared June 17-23 National Week of Making

“During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the …

3 Things: It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate ‘National Week of Making’

Posted by Julia Falcon

Today’s stories include information on National Week of Making, a former SMU student and other athletes teaming up to help police, and Instagram and Twitter are introducing new features.

Although today is the last day for National Week of Making