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 …