Archive for October, 2016

Internet Addresses as Intangible Property: Another DFW Innovation

Posted by Richard Blunk

When the internet was created, its was based on three assumptions. First, each device connected directly to the internet would need a globally unique number –- an “address” — in order to operate. Second, the 4.3 billion addresses

Here’s What Companies Should Know to Protect Their Data

Posted by Rick Henson

The significant costs and loss of customer or client trust has many businesses concerned with suffering from a data breach. These incidents have risen sharply since 2005. More than a decade ago, only 200 data breaches were reported, but through …

UT Southwestern Researcher Gets Prestigious NIH Grant

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

A researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center has been awarded a prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund.

The grant to Dr. Rama Ranganathan, director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center …

Bloom & Give Helps Keep Girls Focused on Education

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Dallas area residents Madhu Rajendran and Partha Raghunathan are using their business to combat gender disparity in their native India.

As founders of Bloom & Give, the former technology consultants sell bags, scarfs, and other accessories and donate half …

Fashion Startup Edition Collective Purchased by Custom Retailer

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas-based Edition Collective has been bought by men’s retailer Q Fifty One, according to D CEO.

The e-commerce fashion startup founder Matt Alexander will become president and CEO of Q Fifty One Digital, a newly formed division. Financial details …

ReStimCo: Plasma Fracking Could Inject New Life to Oil Fields

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Plasma fracking could revolutionize the energy industry again, eliminating the need for water, sand, and chemicals to stimulate oil and gas formations.

The experimental technology only takes a day or two to stimulate a well and, once it’s pumping, the …

Verizon’s Annual Student App Challenge Open For Entries

Posted by Krista Bourne


This fall, Dallas-Fort Worth area students in grades sixth through 12th have an opportunity to share their creativity and problem-solving skills with the world in the Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge, which …

Coppell ISD Using New Digital Tool for Personalized Learning

Posted by Heather Noel

Coppell ISD has a new digital tool to better cater to students’ individual learning styles. 

The school district is the first to use IBM Watson Element for Educators, an app that integrates analytics and data from areas such as academic …

Toyota Partners with Plano Chamber and Hiring Our Heroes

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Toyota Motors North America has partnered with the Plano Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program in an effort to attract military veterans and spouses for its new 2-million-square-foot North American headquarters in …

Center for BrainHealth Names Young to Lead Institute

Posted by Lance Murray

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has added a nationally recognized expert in blast injury research as executive director of its Brain Performance Institute.

Leanne Young comes to the Center for BrainHealth’s institute from Applied …

Madhukar Trivedi: Depression Research at ‘Inflection Point’

Posted by Heather Noel

UT Southwestern Medical Center has long led studies delving into depression, but Dr. Madhukar Trivedi said research alone won’t lend the greatest difference. The public has to get behind the topic.

“We have better tools to study the brain, we …

Automation Key For Border Security, Promoting Trade

Posted by Taneli Ruda


While the 2016 U.S. presidential election has at times turned to border security fiction, the fact is that companies truly depend on sound rules and regulations regarding the country’s borders for trade to …

Tixsee Makes Buying Mavs Tickets Seamless

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

More sports fans are turning to the secondary market to buy game tickets rather than going to the team’s own website or app.

It’s a problem all sports teams are facing these days because the demographic data on who is …

Dallas Startup Aims to Make Clothing to Embody Texans

Posted by Heather Noel

Drew Bagot never imagined he’d venture into the retail business.

He found his niche in finance and investment, but fashion has familial roots for him. After all, his mother is Shelle Sills, the former vice president and general manager of …

Spaces Dallas Opens Largest Coworking Space in City

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

The largest coworking space in Dallas opened Monday.

Appropriately named Spaces Dallas, it is in Uptown at 1919 McKinney Ave., and has 67,000 square feet over two-and-a-half floors. It has two street-level entrances and a 5,000-square-foot outdoor courtyard, according …

Ranzure Completes $13M Series A Funding Round

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Richardson-based Radio Access Network solutions company Ranzure Networks Inc. announced recently that it has completed a $13 million Series A funding round, co-led by LiveOak Venture Partners and Richardson-based Mitel.

The company also announced that Venu Shamapant, a co-founder and …

UTD Bioengineers’ Device Monitors Glucose Through Sweat

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Dr. Shalini Prasad and her team at The University of Texas at Dallas have created a wearable sensor that measures glucose through human sweat.

While the common blood glucose monitors require a small amount of blood to determine glucose levels, …

DHD Films’ 543% Growth Rate Lands it on Inner City 100 List

Posted by DHD Films


The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune have selected DHD Films for the prestigious 2016 Inner City 100 list.

This recognition places Dallas-based DHD Films in an exemplary lineage of …

900lbs of Creative VR Soccer Game Puts You in Goal

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A new virtual reality game puts gamers in the goalie box blocking penalty shots to save the day.

Dallas-based 900lbs of Creative calls it the FC Dallas Goalie Simulation game, the first of its kind for the HTC Vive headset. …

STEM vs. STEAM: Summit Attendees State Preference

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Sanjiv Yajnik believes that the ongoing debate between Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math education and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education has come to an end.

It seems that North Texas business leaders and educators attending last week’s CCBA summit …