Archive for March, 2017

Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Wednesday, April 5

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 7, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we’re so excited about all the events that we decided to put together our own calendar, which we thought you might like, too. And we’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.…

Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Friday, April 7

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 7. 

Here are the events for Friday. Be sure to double check dates, times, and venues in case there are changes.

DSW 2017 is using Sched this year so each guest can customize their schedule online. …

Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Thursday, April 6

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 6, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we’re so excited about all the events that we decided to put together our own calendar, which we thought you might like, too. And, we’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.…

Dallas Innovates Guide to Dallas Startup Week 2017

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Dallas Startup Week 2017 kicks off Monday and it’s packed with thought-provoking panels of industry leaders, open discussions with the Dallas startup community, and, of course,  a few happy hours sprinkled throughout. 

The best part of the third-annual Dallas Startup Week is the Dallas startup community is coming together to make this the best year, yet.…

Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Tuesday, April 4

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 6, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we’re so excited about all the events that we decided to put together our own calendar, which we thought you might like, too. And we’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.…

Dallas Startup Week Calendar: Monday, April 3

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Startup Week 2017 runs through April 7, and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we’re so excited about all the events that we decided to put together our own calendar, which we thought you might like, too. And we’ve added a registration link to all the events listed.…

UTA Students Make Big Project out of Tiny Houses

Posted by Lance Murray

Often college students are encouraged to think big for their academic projects, but students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs have been told to think small for their senior design projects — tiny actually.

The students are building tiny houses between Greek Row Boulevard and UTA Boulevard.…

Inc Column Names Area Leaders as World’s Top CEOs

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas-Fort Worth area CEOs are getting some recognition as being models for servant leadership. 

In a column written for Inc., Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, culled together a list of his top 10 CEOs “who walk the talk of servant leadership.”…

Cook Children’s Patients Escape on ‘Dreamlike Journey’ Via VR

Posted by Julia Batlle

Patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center took a journey to new and exciting places this week with the help of Dallas-based 900lbs of Creative.

From scuba diving in the Florida Keys to hiking atop a mountain in New Mexico, patients at the Fort Worth hospital had the opportunity to step out of their hospital rooms Wednesday and into virtual worlds through virtual reality headsets. …

Storytelling: A Tool to Assess Organizational Values, Culture

Posted by Jonathan Silk

In the United States, working Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work with their peers, direct reports, supervisors, students, etc. It stands to reason that leaders interested in establishing a positive organizational culture would want to understand the social context of the organization they lead. …

UNT Makes Strides in Genetic Research with Chemical Mapping

Posted by Julia Batlle

A student at the University of North Texas completed the first 3D imaging of the inside of Arabidopsis thaliana, a tiny seed that is used for plant research.

Drew Sturtevant, a doctoral student in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences, used a technology called MALDI-mass spectrometry imagery, which is used to generate chemical heat maps that give researchers an inside look at molecules in a tissue.…

UTD: Junior High Girls Head to College to Tackle Innovation, Information Technology

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

Two events this spring will give junior high school girls hands-on experience in careers that await them.

These events, both on The University of Texas at Dallas campus, are reaching girls well before most of them have begun to think about college and focus on areas that are under-represented by women in the workforce.…

Rentberry Offers ‘One-Stop Shop’ For Home Rental Market

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Technology has already disrupted the apartment industry with rental payments, maintenance requests, and document signing all being done seamlessly online.

But there wasn’t a one-stop shop for the home rental market.

In 2015, Alex Lubinsky founded Rentberry, a closed-loop rental platform that’s based in San Francisco, but has seen some of its biggest growth in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

On Tap: Dallas Startup Week, iMake, & Big Texas Beer Fest

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you.  As always, events may change at any time, so check event website or registration page for the latest details.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Aims to Boost Female Participation

Posted by Julia Batlle

DFW female artists and art lovers are invited to the first Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, to be held Friday at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum. 

The Cedars Union, the Meadows Museum, and the Dallas Public Library have partnered to bring the event to Dallas in the hopes that it will increase participation by North Texas women on the website Wikipedia — a free online encyclopedia whose content is generated collaboratively by its users.…

How Does AT&T Look at Smart Cities Market? It’s About Mindset

Posted by Heather Noel

smart cities$1.5 trillion.

That’s how much business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan says the global smart cities market could be worth by 2020. 

Dallas is just one of many cities in the nation investing in tech-infused community upgrades to bring more efficiency and sustainability.…

Former Oak Cliff Church Will Soon Open as Performing Arts Center

Posted by Julia Falcon

Built in 1929, the Winnetka Congregational Church is being restored and transformed into a for-profit arts center that will provide space for theater companies.

After two years of zoning battles with the city, owners Todd and Lola Lott are getting closer to opening the arts center of their dreams.…

Deep Space Ventures Makes 7th DFW Investment in 12 Months

Posted by Lance Murray

Deep Space Ventures Managing Partner Stephen Hays just signed his seventh startup investment deal in Dallas-Fort Worth in past 12 months, investing in Legalinc, a Plano-based legal services company.

In addition to seven DFW deals, Hays’s venture capital fund has been busy elsewhere, completing 12 investments nationwide, 10 in Texas alone.…

How About Crowdsourcing the Next Health-Care Bill? DFW Company Has an Online Tool

Posted by Kerry Curry

Although the Republican effort at health care reform started and ended in nearly the blink of an eye, Americans of all political stripes are continuing to think carefully about health care and have crowdsourced a bill they are tweeting directly to President Donald Trump.…

Highland Park ISD Names Leader of New Innovation Institute

Posted by Julia Falcon

Highland Park ISD has named an executive director for its new Moody Innovation Institute. 

Dr. Geoffrey Orsak, the former dean of Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, will be the first leader of the forthcoming institute focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math curriculum. …