Archive for October, 2016

UTA Physicists: Microwaves Kill Solid Tumor Cells

Posted by Lance Murray

Microwaves may hold a key to treating solid tumors, according to research being done by physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Their research has shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles can cause tissue-heating effects that can …

Dangle App Takes the Nagging Out of Kids’ Chores

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Finally parents, there’s an app that may eliminate the need for nagging your kids to complete their homework or chores. Larame Mergerson created Dangle as a way to stay connected to his son through the school year and prevent a …

OKI Data Americas Opening Irving Office, Bringing 100 Jobs

Posted by Lance Murray

Printing technologies company OKI Data Americas will open a new office in Irving to support its North American operations, and will  create more than 100 jobs in North Texas.

OKI Data intends to move into 18,167 square feet of space …

Pongathons Are Mobilizing DFW Tech Companies For Social Good

Posted by Lauren Hasson

Pongathons (ping-pong social tournaments) have officially arrived in Dallas.

For those of us who are not in-the-know about European trends (i.e. me), pongathons have recently become a social craze in Europe and have grown to include music and art entertainment …

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Oct. 13 – 20

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From celebrations for National Chemistry Week to workshops giving tips on starting a business or nonprofit, here are some events in the next week both to enlighten and inspire. 


WEDALLAS @THE DEC — 5 to 8 p.m. …

Dallas Startup Moo-ves into the $894M Dairy-free Milk Market

Posted by Susan McFarland

Moo-ve over big brands. A new Dallas-based almond milk business has recently launched, giving customers a new choice in dairy-free beverages.

Mooala, pronounced “moo-ah-luh,” hit the shelves at Central Market Sept. 26, followed by August launches at Royal Blue in …

Brainspace Gets Boost From CIA Investment Firm

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, is calling upon Addison-based Brainspace, to create custom features for the intelligence communities through a strategic partnership.

In-Q-Tel invests in technology that will keep the CIA ahead of the pack

Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
Gives Back to Dallas

Posted by Ruthie's Rolling Cafe

Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe Founder Ashlee Hunt Kleinert shares her passion for the Dallas community and insights from her outreach program, Ruthie’s Dozen.

What inspired you to start Ruthie’s Dozen?

It just seemed like a natural extension of our business. We …

11 KBS North Texas Properties Awarded Wired Certification

Posted by Lance Murray

Eleven KBS properties in the Dallas area have achieved Wired Certification from WiredScore, the first in North Texas to receive the distinction.

“At KBS, it is critical to us to stay ahead of the curve in terms of office technology, …

UNT Professor Sees Value in Plants For Alternative Energy

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Kent Chapman sees the potential for plant tissue to produce an alternative energy source. 

The University of North Texas professor of biological sciences is studying the cellular storage of lipids in plants. His goal is to learn ways to produce …

ParkHub Gets Investment From Jerry Jones, Plans New Device

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been so impressed by the parking app company ParkHub, he’s invested an undisclosed amount of money in the Dallas startup, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Jones has had plenty of opportunity to evaluate ParkHub’s …

New DFW Eateries Take Vegan Dining to Next Level

Posted by Courtney Garza

veganvoice-iconAs the new year rolled in, I read that 2016 was the year of the vegan, and with more restaurants integrating vegan dishes to their menus, there’s no doubt that the plant-heavy lifestyle is becoming more mainstream. But what’s …

Lessons in Crowdfunding: As Campaign Winds Down, Keep Efforts Strong for Final Push

Posted by Kim Rice

Jillian Jordan is puzzled.

Her first campaign for the Great Seed Bomb has proved out one of the truisms of community crowdfunding: “the money will come from your circle: your friends and their friends.”

Her millennial tribe, it turns out, …

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Celebrates National Chemistry Week

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating National Chemistry Week with hands-on activities. 

The American Chemical Society aims to raise awareness of chemistry in local communities Oct. 16-22. This year’s National Chemistry Week theme is “Solving Mysteries Through …

Texas Instruments Gives Funding to Local Arts Groups

Posted by Heather Noel

Texas Instruments and the TI Foundation are investing further in the North Texas arts community.

Collectively, they recently gave $2.1 million in grants to 30 local arts and culture organizations, according to The Dallas Morning News. Recipients include the …

Social Venture Partners’ BigBANG! Event Will Tackle Community Injustice Issues

Posted by Sean Caho


This year marks the seventh year that Social Venture Partners Dallas will host bigBANG! We have never approached a topic as challenging as this year’s theme.

BigBANG! 2016: Equity in Action …

Innovative Spaces: Sabre Puts Focus on User Experience

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesThe Design Studio is one of the first things Sabre’s clients notice when they step inside the sprawling headquarters in Southlake. 

“Our UX team and design teams use this for their collaboration space,” Tim Enstice said. “But seeing how it’s …

UTA Looks to Lead DFW in Becoming ‘Mega-City’

Posted by Lance Murray

The University of Texas at Arlington sits in the middle of the booming Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and it president sees that as a big advantage in leading the region forward to become a “mega-city.”

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, an …

Dallas-based Tixsee Creates New Mavericks App

Posted by Heather Noel

The new Dallas Mavericks mobile app was developed by a Dallas-based startup.

Tixsee, a company which focuses on fan experience technologies for sports and live events, partnered with the Mavericks to create the app for both iPhone and Android, according

C5 Event Introduces Teens to Tech

Posted by Heather Noel

The C5 Youth Foundation of Texas will host an event Thursday at Lofty Spaces in Dallas to give teens an opportunity to meet and discuss technological innovations with businesses and researchers.

Game-Changing Teens: Building Our Future will begin at 5 …