Archive for July, 2016

Gallery: Art Meets Tech at Digital Dallas < Art/Code > Event

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Wednesday’s < Art/Code >, hosted by Digital Dallas at the Aria Stone Gallery in the Dallas Design District, was an intersection of art and technology.

“Digital Da Vincis” was how one of the organizers described the artists whose works were created by writing code, pushing pixels or doing crazy things with light, electronics, and even brain waves.

Lauren Hasson: Time Tracking App Acquired by Dallas-Based Company

Posted by Lauren Hasson

It takes a special product to stand out in Apple’s relatively crowded App Store and for the past two years the Hours Time Tracking app has done just that.

With its unique user experience and beautiful interface, Hours has continued to “wow” droves of users, members of the press, and even Apple.…

3 Things: Texas Rangers’ West Dallas Academy Focuses Beyond Sports

Posted by Heather Noel

Today’s stories include plans for the Texas Rangers’ youth academy in West Dallas, UTD’s new degree offerings, and how the city of Arlington is joining the Pokémon Go trend.

The new Texas Rangers’ youth academy in West Dallas will offer more than just baseball and softball instruction. …

Bowles Touts DEC’s Example to Arkansas Mayor’s Summit

Posted by Lance Murray

LARGE AND SMALL CITIES COULD BENEFIT FROM THE DEC’S MODEL, BOWLES TELL SUMMIT


Trey Bowles, Dallas Innovation Center founder and CEO and co-founder of the Dallas Innovation Center, recently was the keynote speaker at the first Mayor’s Summit on Entrepreneurship in Little Rock, Arkansas.…

Oscar Insurance on Mission to Change Health Care

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

THE STARTUP REPRESENTS ROUGHLY 40,000 CLIENTS IN TEXAS


With a timeline, instant messaging, photo sharing, and the ability to make appointments at the click of a button, it’d be easy to confuse the Oscar Insurance app with Uber, Facebook or maybe Open Table.…

< Art/Code > Event Lights Up with Digital Art at Dallas Gallery

Posted by Heather Noel

ARIA STONE GALLERY WAS THE VENUE FOR THE “MIND-BLOWING” ART SHOW IN DALLAS


Exhibits fusing art and technology filled the Aria Stone Gallery Wednesday night as part of Digital Dallas<Art/Code> event, which organizers called “mind-blowing.”

Amid Aria Stone’s slabs of natural stone, Dallas-area digital artists displayed their work, which ranged from 3D models and video installations to interactive experiences using social media or brainwave activity.…

3 Things: DFW Firm Creates Bulletproof Blinds

Posted by Julia Falcon

A Dallas area inventor is making home decor bulletproof, a company from Denton wants to takes its software into space, and an app helps advertisers connect to their viewers. 


A Frisco-based company that makes concealed safes and other bulletproof materials just unveiled its newest creation, bulletproof blinds.…

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for July 28 – Aug. 4

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From watching performances at the Modern Dance Festival to the kick off The Grove’s Think Like an Innovator series, here’s a list of events happening in the next week we thought you might like.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

3D PRINTING TRAINING — 9 p.m.…

UTSW Gets $1M Grant, to Team with UTA on Cancer Project

Posted by Lance Murray

THE PROJECT COULD LEAD TO A $200 MILLION CANCER TREATMENT CENTER


UT Southwestern Medical Center has received a $1 million planning grant from the National Institutes of Health to help launch the first heavy ion cancer treatment center in the nation, and it has enlisted the help of a physics professor from the University of the Texas at Arlington in the endeavor.…

Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe to Participate in Reunion Lawn Party

Posted by Ruthie's Rolling Cafe

A FORMER CONTESTANT ON THE VOICE WILL PERFORM AT THE LAWN PARTY


Saturday will mark the second Reunion Lawn Party of the summer, taking place at the foot of our city’s most iconic building, Reunion Tower. From 6:30 until 10:30 PM, guests can enjoy the musical stylings of Hannah Kirby, former contestant on NBC’s The Voice as well as party favorite Tin Man Band.…

Cheri Garcia: 3 Lessons I Learned from Mark Cuban about Growing Your Brand

Posted by Cheri Garcia

There’s a difference in promoting your business and promoting your brand.

I used to work in the newsroom and reviewed hundreds of emails a day from people trying to get their business on TV. As an assignment editor, I was the person who ignored your press release.…

Symbology Clothing Plants DFW Roots

Posted by Heather Noel

ETHICAL FASHION LINE EMPOWERS WOMEN THROUGH CLOTHING


While visiting a remote village in India, Marissa Heyl had her “aha moment.”

“I was watching a woman block print a tablecloth and I envisioned it as a beautiful dress and that was kind of it,” Heyl said.…

3 Things: Survey Says DFW Becoming Tech Hub

Posted by Julia Falcon

Dallas residents believe DFW will be the next tech hub of Texas, according to a survey, and an app for moviegoers lets them incorporate Facebook friends; and a high school in Collin County opened a STEM lab with the help of an office supply chain. 

Be a Dallas Innovator at Workbench at the Grove

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

THINK LIKE AN INNOVATOR: HOW TO CREATIVELY GROW YOUR BRAND WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY


Cheri Garcia, founder of Cornbread Hustle and exclusive public relations representative for Mark Cuban Cos., is joining The Grove for an inspirational and informative evening.

Garcia will share her story about how to: Come up with story ideas news stations will love, combine your passion with what people need to find your purpose, and find the courage to take risks despite feeling like all odds are stacked against you.

Make Yours the Best Launch Team Ever

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

GETTING THE RIGHT TEAM IN PLACE IS CRITICAL TO LAUNCHING A NEW CONCEPT


With an idea and a market, and some funding, and a ton of motivation, and a great team, a new concept should be a success. A lot of factors go into the next best thing, but getting the “team” right can be critical.…

Modern Magic: How Data is Changing Site Selection

Posted by Jeff Bounds

SITE SELECTION EXPERTS CRUNCH THE NUMBERS SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT LOCATION


Companies across North Texas are using cutting-edge data wizardry to peer into the future as part of the site selection process for their operations. And few are better at it than The Container Store.…

3 Things: Seminar Series Tackles Cybersecurity

Posted by Julia Falcon

A cybersecurity seminar is happening in Dallas, a Frisco entrepreneur digitizes youth sports, and a new program for website security has been launched.


Protection 1 will be hosting a series of seminars for small and mid-sized businesses in the DFW area that started Tuesday and runs through mid-August.…

Pokémon Go: Marketing Tips, Tricks, and Ideas

Posted by Tuck Ross

Pokémon Go is taking over the world, and it’s having a real-world effect for innovative businesses that are willing to play along.

What’s Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality (AR) game that uses your phone camera and Google Maps to place Pokémon in the world around you.

100 Men Who Give a Damn: Happy Hour Charity

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

THE GROUP MAKES FUNDRAISING QUICK, EASY, AND FUN FOR PROFESSIONAL MEN


Charlie Gillis has done the golf tournaments, the dinners and other fundraisers for charity. All are great ways to give back, but Gillis felt a new, innovative approach was needed in Dallas.…

Unreasonable Labs Targets Social Impact Startups

Posted by Lance Murray

THE STARTUPS WILL BE ABLE TO TEST THEIR BUSINESS MODELS AT UNREASONABLE LABS


Ten idea-stage, social impact startups will receive mentoring from local entrepreneurs and business leaders at Unreasonable Labs North Texas, a five-day intensive training accelerator being launched at the The Grove, 501 Elm St.,…