Archive for May, 2017

Is Your Company ‘Dallas 100’ Worthy? Put It In the Running For Annual Entrepreneur List

Posted by Heather Noel

The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business is looking for the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area. 

Its annual Dallas 100 list ranks 100 of the area’s “best entrepreneurial businesses,” based …

Healthcare Dealmakers: Money & Medicine Come Together

Posted by Lance Murray

Health-care opportunities and challenges took center stage this week at the Healthcare Dealmakers Conference at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas.

It was the 10th year for the Polsinelli law firm to hold the conference, a forum

Startups Making Health Care More Accessible Via Apps

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Dallas startup Solv launched a new app that helps patients schedule medical appointments with urgent care centers.

And, it automatically finds centers that take your insurance. The costs are presented upfront, too.

The app went live recently after a six-month …

Dallas-based Cinestate Releases First ‘Ear Book’ With More Projects Coming Soon

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Mystery, horror, and romance come together in Cinestate’s first “ear book” called The Narrow Caves. The Dallas-born company released it on Audible this week. 

Deep Vellum owner and Dallas-based publisher Will Evans and film producer Dallas Sonnier are spearheading …

Winners Named in Richardson Smart Cities Reverse Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesA smart parking system that uses cameras could revolutionize parking at the University of Texas at Dallas. And medical students could soon be using augmented reality to improve their bedside manner.

Both application ideas won a $5,000 prize in the …

Mobile Makerspace Once Known as SparkTruck Rolls Into Town

Posted by Lance Murray

You might call it a maker truck in the making, and it’s about to hit the streets of Dallas to promote the maker movement to teachers and students alike.

Formerly called the SparkTruck, Southern Methodist University adopted the vehicle from …

Summit: The Long Drive Toward
Scoring a Smart Cities TD

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesIf the race to become a smart city were an offensive drive in a football game, how close to the end zone is the Dallas region?

That question — raised at Tuesday’s North Texas Smart Cities Summit at the University …

Mexican Tech Company Sets Up Headquarters in Addison

Posted by Heather Noel

North Texas has gained yet another corporate headquarters.

Mexico-based IT company, Softtek has moved its U.S. and Canada headquarters from Miami into a 14,000-square-foot space in Addison, according to D CEO‘s Danielle Abril. 

Softtek offers technology solutions for automation, …

On Tap: Soluna Festival, North Texas Small Business Conference, Tech Titans Awards Gala

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 …

Applications Open for 2017 ‘Entrepreneur 360’ List

Posted by Heather Noel

Entrepreneur magazine is looking to recognize the top privately-owned businesses in America as part of its annual “Entrepreneur 360” list. 

As the name implies, the list highlights 360 small businesses each year who score well across four key metrics: impact, …

Does Electricity Shopping Baffle You? These Entrepreneurs Say They Have a Better Way

Posted by Lance Murray

Still confused and frustrated about whether you found the best deal possible with your electricity provider?

It’s been 16 years, after all, since the state of Texas gave electricity consumers the right to choose. Deciding which plan is right can …

Growing Pains: Five Tips to Prepare for Rapid Growth

Posted by Cristin Thomas

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorImagine doubling or tripling the size of your business in a year. Picture the moment you rise above your competition by landing that big contract promising a 40 percent increase to your gross revenue. Take a minute, live in the …

TI Unveils New Sensor Chips for Automotive, Industrial Uses

Posted by Kerry Curry

Texas Instruments Inc., a large supplier of semiconductors to the automotive industry, has developed new mmWave sensor chips that it says are the most precise and smallest such sensors on the market.

Dallas-based TI said the new chips, which it …

Smart Cities Summit: The World as We Will Come to Know it

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesFlying cars, self-sustained electric grids, and autonomous cars aren’t just fantasies — they could all transform the world in the next eight years.

These bold predictions were the focus of the 2025 Visionaries Roundtable discussion Tuesday during the North Texas …

Local Food Truck Begins Initiative to Feed Homeless Kids

Posted by Heather Noel

The numbers Cynthia Nevels read were staggering. Nearly 4,000 homeless students in Dallas ISD.

Nevels ran across the figure in a February Dallas Morning News column. In it, Dallas ISD’s Mark Pierce said the district homeless count was probably …

Common Desk Announces Fort Worth Coworking Location

Posted by Lance Murray

Common Desk is heading west to open its first location in Fort Worth, becoming one of the tenants at the newly renamed Crockett Row at West 7th.

That’s the new, rebranded name for the popular West 7th dining, entertainment, and …

Forbes Puts Dallas Atop ‘Best Cities for Jobs’ List

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas keeps hauling in the accolades, this time being named No. 1 on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Jobs.

Dallas, it seems, reinvents itself almost daily, according to Forbes, which honored the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area in the list, …

Soluna Festival Features ‘Dreams and Illusions’ Theme

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Soluna Festival has kicked off in Dallas and runs through June 4, featuring a mix of DFW-based performing arts groups as well as international performers.

This is the third year for the festival that offers collaborative …

My Possibilities Begins $25M Campaign for New Campus

Posted by Lance Murray

My Possibilities has announced the first phase of a three-year, $25 million capital campaign that will expand the nonprofit’s ability to serve the more than 250,000 people with a cognitive disability over the age of 5 living in North Texas.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum Gets a New Name,
Plans New State-of-the-Art Space

Posted by Dallas Holocaust Museum Center

In 2005, the Dallas Holocaust Museum moved from the basement of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center in North Dallas where it was founded to its current leased location at 211 North Record Street in the West End Historic District