Archive for March, 2017

Texas Glove Maker Takes New Strides With Dallas Shoe Biz

Posted by Julia Batlle

A longtime Texas baseball glove maker is partnering with a Dallas-based flip-flop company to create a new kind of sandal released Tuesday. 

Nokona has been making leather baseball gloves by hand in a factory in Nocona, Texas, for more than …

Dallas Companies Make ‘Most Interesting’ Travel Startups List

Posted by Julia Batlle

With the constant advancement of technology and the growing efficiency of our world, the nature of corporate travel is changing, and new startup companies are emerging to meet the needs of that transformation. 

Skift, an online news site that …

Students Buy Renewable Energy Credits to Power UNT

Posted by Lance Murray

A student group at the University of North Texas is buying enough renewable energy credits from Denton Municipal Electric to power both Denton campuses for a year.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that the We Mean Green Fund bought a year’s

Dallas Lawn Care Startup Adds Robotic Mowers to Offerings

Posted by Heather Noel

For a Dallas lawn care startup, the future of landscaping lies in robots. 

Robin has started offering its customers the option of forgoing the traditional lawn crew in favor of a robotic lawnmower.

According to the company’s website, …

Victory Park Welcomes First Public Art Piece

Posted by Heather Noel

Victory Park has unveiled the first installation in its public art program.

The 8-foot steel sculpture depicting a hand making a “V-sign” gesture sits at the intersection of Victory Park Lane and Olive Street. It’s the work of California-based artist …

Computer Model Predicts Most Deadly Lung Cancer

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a computer model that is able to predict the most deadly lung cancer by evaluating a fraction of the more than 900 differences in shape and structure of cancer cells.

The …

Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesTwo new 55-inch touchscreens and other smart features unveiled in the West End represent a large leap forward for Dallas’ Smart Cities initiative.

The screens, which are part of the Dallas Innovation Alliance’s Smart Cities Living Lab, display points of …

Dallas Arts Week Grows into Dallas Arts Month

Posted by Julia Falcon

When your artistic canvas’ content becomes too big to fit into a week, just stretch it into a month.

That’s what the city of Dallas has done, renaming what had been known as Dallas Arts Week into Dallas Arts Month, …

SMU Guildhall Named
Top Video Game-Design Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Gamers are always chasing the high score, the top of the list for any game.

SMU Guildhall has reached the top, being named the No. 1 graduate game-design program in The Princeton Review’s eighth annual report.

“Becoming the No. …

Initiative Aims to Grow South Dallas’ Grassroots Nonprofits

Posted by Heather Noel

When Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders started in 2011, priorities were on cultivating its mission of workforce and leadership development and building the nonprofit’s structure.

Then, like many other budding nonprofits, focus rested mostly on helping clients.

“We did all those things …

Right Brain Factory Channels Creative Instincts into Branding

Posted by Julia Falcon

The left brain is the place that controls logic, analysis, and computation. The right brain controls creativity and imagination, among other things.

Coppell entrepreneur Brad Neathery realized his strengths are right-brain oriented, and that’s where he came up the the …

Hispanic IT Execs to Gather at Leadership Summit

Posted by Kerry Curry

The Hispanic IT Executive Council will honor and promote Hispanic technology leadership April 5-7 at a digital transformation summit in North Texas.

The “Dallas Leadership Summit and HITEC 50 Awards Luncheon,” is being hosted by retail giant J.C. Penney, and …

WalletHub: Texas Ranks Among Most Innovative States

Posted by Kerry Curry

Texas is the 15th most-innovative state, according to a WalletHub ranking of innovation that compares all the states and the District of Columbia.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, said its analysts compared the 50 states and D.C. …

Dallas Startup Selected For NYC Project Entrepreneur Intensive

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas-based ParkIT has made the list of 12 companies pitching during next month’s Project Entrepreneur Intensive in New York City. 

The April 7-8 program from Rent the Runway Foundation and UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs brings together 200 female-founded startups for networking …

Toyota Gets License to Use
Microsoft Connected Car Tech

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Toyota now has direct access to all of Microsoft’s connected car technology and patents, giving the Japanese automaker a head start on new features such as artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and gesture control. 

This marks Microsoft’s most extensive intellectual property

GetPayroll Launches App
for ‘Micro-Companies’ at SXSW

Posted by Lance Murray

Doing the employee payroll is one of the necessary, but sometimes daunting tasks a small business owner performs each month.

Lewisville-based payroll startup GetPayroll launched its SIMON app earlier this month during Startup Night at the South by Southwest Conference …

Social Entrepreneurs Vie for $100K in ‘Shark Tank’ event ‘With a Heart’

Posted by Heather Noel

Five social entrepreneurs will be competing in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest April 6 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. 

During “OneUp the Pitch,” social entrepreneurs will present their solutions to community issues in front of five …

The Epic Will Revive

Historic Deep Ellum Building

Posted by Lance Murray

Construction has begun on The Epic, a mixed-used, transit-oriented development in Deep Ellum that will incorporate one of the area’s most-historic buildings into its fiber.

The development is a project of Westdale and KDC, and will sit on an …

Chevy Bolt EVs, Teen Driver Tech
Put Charge in Auto Show

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Chevrolet’s first fully electric vehicle made its Texas debut at the DFW Auto Show this week, along with other innovative vehicles.

The auto show runs through Sunday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.

The first

Deborah Paris of Fort Worth’s StraCon Services Named State’s Small Biz Person of the Year

Posted by Heather Noel

A Fort Worth small business owner has received top honors from the U.S. Small Business Administration as the Texas Small Business Person of the Year.

Deborah Paris, president and manager of StraCon Services Group LLC, will travel to Washington, …