Archive for May, 2017

Data Storage Biz Models: Which One is Right For Your Company?

Posted by Richard Blunk

As our reliance on data increases so too does the global need for data storage.

Since neither trend shows any signs of stopping or slowing down soon, prudent information technology and finance professionals should work together in a thorough and …

Axxess Testing App That ‘Uberizes’ Home Health

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based technology company Axxess is testing a new app that it says “Uberizes” the process of connecting home-health agencies with qualified clinicians to provide care all day, anywhere.

Called AxxessCare, the app is integrated with AgencyCore, the company’s secure HIPAA-compliant …

On Tap: State of Dallas County, Dallas Tech Fest, & Innovations in Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 the event …

New Markets to Ease
South Dallas Food Desert

Posted by Lance Murray

Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a $100,000 grant to help its planned market and cafe. Earlier this week, word came …

Mark Cuban Leads $1.5M
Meta SaaS Seed Round

Posted by Lance Murray

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban led a $1.5 million seed round that was closed recently for Meta SaaS, an Austin-based provider of technology that helps companies save money and better manage and utilize their software-as-a-service subscriptions. 

Cuban led the …

Reviving Fountain Place: $70M Redo Will Give New Life to Tower

Posted by Lance Murray

From Fountain Place on west to Trammell Crow Center on the east, things are looking up for office towers along Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas.

The 60-story Fountain Place building is getting a $70 million “re-invention,” which helped secure renewals …

Schools Turn to Makerspaces to Build Better Thinkers, By Design

Posted by Dave Moore

Amidst the splendor of mile-high Rocky Mountain National Park, two eighth graders from Dallas’ Alcuin School had their heads firmly planted on computer hardware.

“All they talked about were components for computers,” said Tim Wilson, a design teacher at …

Deadline Nears for WeWork Creator Awards

Posted by Heather Noel

Entrepreneurs and artists looking to be considered for WeWork’s inaugural Creator Awards should submit applications by June 12. 

The New York-based coworking company, which has locations in the Dallas area, is giving out more than $20 million to entrepreneurs, small …

Starbucks Headed to Red Bird, Boosting Redevelopment

Posted by Lance Murray

Starbucks is coming to Red Bird Mall in South Dallas, giving a boost to redevelopment and revitalization in the area.

As part of a national initiative to open stores in at least 15 underserved communities in the U.S., Starbucks will …

UTA Faculty Startup AbeXXa Makes Prestigious List

Posted by Lance Murray

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer has named AbeXXa Biologics, a faculty startup at the University of Texas at Arlington, as one of 40 “Best University Startups 2017.”

The Council is a Washington, D.C.-based association of startup officers from …

MBA Students Experience Innovation Overseas—Firsthand

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorEach year, students in The University of Texas at Dallas’ Executive MBA program and Global Leadership Executive MBA programs take a one-week international study trip to see how their classroom lessons play out on the world stage. 

This spring, the …

Dallas AIA Names Unbuilt Design Awards Winners

Posted by Lance Murray

Three designs have been named to receive the 2017 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards from the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The awards are the highest recognition the organization gives for excellence in unbuilt projects by Dallas …

Prosper Writer Wins Prestigious Nebula Award

Posted by Heather Noel

Prosper writer William Ledbetter has won one of the the most coveted awards in science fiction literature, according to D Magazine

The Nebula Awards are given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Each year, members …

Is High Tech Replacing Golf Fundamentals?

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

With the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the midst of “golf-mania” — that period between the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, and the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth — a new story is brewing. Namely,

Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth

Posted by Renee Yan

As part of its Future Edge DFW initiative, Capital One hosted Texas’ first BarnRaise, a maker conference that marries concepts of design and functionality to help solve community problems. 

The design-a-thon, which was organized by, Capital One’s pro-bono …

Carrollton Startup Wins Health Innovation Pitch

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Dynofit beat 13 other health-care startups nationwide to win the recent Health Wildcatters’ Health Innovation Pitch Competition at the 10th Annual Healthcare Dealmakers Conference last week. 

The Carrollton-based medical device startup, a 2015 Health Wildcatters graduate and TECH Fort Worth …

Warstic: Putting the Hunter Spirit into Baseball

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The high-concept short film presents a determined tone, featuring fire, intent faces, and the deep, dark woods. Amid dialogue and visuals of hunters, warriors, and the swing of a baseball bat, Dallas-based Warstic gets its point across: The bats …

British Recruitment Firm Lands at Ross Tower

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

When it came time to expand, United Kingdom company Frank Recruitment Group scoured the United States for a likely site.  

The winner? Dallas, thanks to its emerging tech sector.

In announcing the move, Frank Recruitment cited Texas as “a booming …

Forest Theater to get New Life as Performing Arts Space

Posted by Lance Murray

CitySquare has bought the historic Forest Theater and the adjacent retail shopping strip and plans to restore the long-vacant theater into a performance and teaching space.

The project will become part of a larger community center for surrounding neighborhoods off …

Economy Still Swinging as Business Cycle Continues

Posted by Lance Murray

If the current U.S. business cycle was a baseball game, are we in the first inning or the bottom of the ninth waiting for the “closer” to get the final out?

According to Jeff Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth …