Archive for June, 2016

Technology Firm Dialexa Names New Marketing VP

Posted by Heather Noel

NEW LEADER BRINGS MORE THAN A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE


Dallas-based Dialexa named a new addition to its leadership team Tuesday.

Doug Platts will join the technology firm as vice president of marketing. He most recently served as vice president of …

Projectors Ready to Roll at Oak Cliff Film Festival

Posted by Julia Falcon

FILM FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE FILMS MADE WITH GRANTS AWARDED LAST YEAR


The 5th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will be held June 16-19 in theaters along Jefferson Boulevard and throughout the Bishop Arts District.

Established in 2012, the OCFF introduced …

Online Portfolios Harness the Power of the Internet for Job Searches

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

STUDENTS DEVELOP ONLINE PRESENCE WITH PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO


Business students at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management are required to take BCOM 4350 — a traditional business communications course in name only.

Most students don’t realize …

3 Things: Will Facebook Go All Video in 5 Years?

Posted by Lance Murray

Today’s stories include the future of Facebook, Texas’ economy is still a powerhouse, and a famed manufacturer is going to roll out an all-electric motorcycle. 

Ok, admit it. You’re on Facebook, and you really love to watch cat videos, …

Google Fiber Looks to Dallas for High-Speed System

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

GOOGLE FIBER’S SPEED OF 1 GIGABIT PER SECOND IS FAST ENOUGH TO DOWNLOAD A HIGH-DEF MOVIE IN SECONDS


Google Fiber announced Tuesday that Dallas may become the third Texas city to get its super speedy internet service. It already provides …

3 Things: Container Store: Walkie-Talkies Out, Wearables in

Posted by Lance Murray

CONTAINER STORE TO OUTFIT EMPLOYEES WITH WEARABLES TO AID COMMUNICATION


Container Store employees will be going hands-free by the end of July. The Coppell-based retailer is partnering with Richardson-based Theatro to supply some 3,000 Container Store employees with Theatro wearables …

Foundation Unveils Community Innovation Project

Posted by Lance Murray

Today’s stories include a new philanthropic initiative from the ORIX Foundation aimed at social innovation, big DFW telecoms vying to buy Yahoo’s internet assets, and why Takeharu Miyama is major name in Dallas real estate. 

The Dallas-based ORIX Foundation announced …

Reasoning Mind: Online Math Class a Plus for Kids

Posted by Heather Noel

NORTH TEXAS IS REASONING MIND’S LARGEST REGION BY ENROLLMENT


Yesenia Avila can tackle a math problem in a matter of seconds.

When, “23 + 6,” flashes across her tablet, she records the sum without any hesitation.

“I can sit and …

Business Clients Put UNT Student Consultants to the Test

Posted by UNT

CLASS ALLOWS STUDENTS TO WORK ON REAL-LIFE BUSINESS PROBLEMS


The idea came to Michael Ingle at 3 a.m. as he lay on his bare mattress waiting for his sheets to dry after a late night of laundry.

Consumed with thoughts …

Dallas Entrepreneur Muse Launches $10M Fund

Posted by Amanda Hayes

THE EARLY-STAGE FUND COULD INVEST IN 100 TO 150 COMPANIES


Dallas entrepreneur Alexander Muse has launched Sumo Ventures, a new early-stage investment fund starting at $10 million. Sumo Ventures is expected to invest in 100 to 150 companies, spanning a …

Dallas Heroes Project: Shining Light On Grassroots Change

Posted by Sean Caho

INTERVIEWS INTRODUCE READERS TO PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE


None of us suffer from a shortage of available stories or opinion pieces to keep us informed. With an infinite Facebook feed and myriad media outlets churning stories faster than we can …

IDEA Works FW’s Hayden Blackburn: Innovation is Everywhere

Posted by Jeff Bounds

DI ADVISER Q&A: HOW THE IDEA WORKS FW INCUBATOR HELPS ENTREPRENEURS


Good ideas can come from every industry, not just technology. That was an underlying notion behind the 2014 launch of IDEA Works FW, a Fort Worth incubator specializing …

3 Things: DISD Police Chief’s Retirement Plan: On the ‘Bubbl’

Posted by Julia Falcon

DALLAS ISD POLICE CHIEF TO START RIDE SERVICE; MICROSOFT AND LINKEDIN MERGE; CUBAN INVESTS IN NODE


Today’s stories include a new on-demand ride service, two big companies to merge, and Mark Cuban invests in another tech startup. 

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Lender Commits $5 Million to DFW Small Businesses

Posted by Amanda Hayes

THE LAUNCH BY AUSTIN-BASED LENDER ABLE IS MONDAY NIGHT AT THE DEC


Able Lending Inc., a national low-cost alternative lender to small businesses, announced on Monday a $5 million commitment to an estimated 20 small businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth.

It …

Ex-Wall Street Exec to Talk at Ellevate Event

Posted by Amanda Hayes

WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST FOCUSED ON INVESTING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR WOMEN


Ellevate Network strives to #InvestInWomen and close the gender income gap, and Dallas is a part of this movement.

The Dallas chapter of Ellevate Network is hosting a breakfast event Wednesday featuring …

CityMAP Plots Transformational Path for Downtown Highways

Posted by Lance Murray

CITYMAP PROPOSES MOVING STRETCH OF INTERSTATE 30, REMOVING I-345 ENTIRELY


The Texas Department of Transportation released its Dallas CityMAP study Friday, laying out a transformational vision for improving the aging highway system that encircles an increasingly crowded downtown urban core.…

3 Things We’re Reading: UNT App Helps Users Navigate Airport Terminals

Posted by Amanda Hayes

UNT STUDENT APP IMPROVES TRAVEL; DALLAS FASHION-TECH COMPANY EXPANDS TO CHINA; CANADIAN GOVERNOR INTERESTED IN DALLAS INNOVATIONS 


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three

3 Things We’re Reading: Mavericks Owner Keeps Ticket Prices Low for the Loyal

Posted by Julia Falcon

WHY MAVERICKS TICKET PRICES WERE LOWERED; VETERAN’S JOBS IDEA GOOD FOR THE SOLE & SOUL; MORE TECH TO COME TO NORTH TEXAS


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation

Kevin Vela: Here’s Why Dallas is Primed For ‘Series A’ Funding

Posted by Kevin Vela

WITH STARTUP SCENE EXPANDING, INVESTORS ARE TAKING NOTICE


Before I get going on why, let’s talk about what “Series A” means.

“Series A” is likely the most defined undefined term in the venture world; if that makes sense. It’s …

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for June 9-16

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, JUNE 9

DALLAS MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE — 7 p.m. at …