Archive for May, 2017

Steve Guengerich Settles into Role at UTD Institute

Posted by Lance Murray

Steve Guengerich has taken charge at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas, bringing with him a background in corporate innovation at an Austin startup accelerator and incubator.

As executive director at the institute, …

Planning to the People:
How CityMap Democratized Urban Design

Posted by Dave Moore

It’s been 60 years since President Dwight Eisenhower launched an interstate highway system that connected cities while bisecting neighborhoods across the country. These highways have encircled downtowns across America for decades, providing a means of escape or entry for cars

Groundbreaking Geneticist Collins to Make SMU Addresses

Posted by Lance Murray

A trailblazing physician-geneticist will make two appearances this weekend at Southern Methodist University — one a free public symposium on Friday and then delivering the commencement address on Saturday.

Francis S. Collins led the Human Genome Project before becoming director …

Dallas Among Nine U.S. Sites for Inner City Capital Seminars

Posted by Dave Moore

Attention, entrepreneurs seeking to strengthen or gain a business foothold in inner-city neighborhoods.

This summer, Dallas will be among nine U.S. cities to host Inner City Capital Connections seminars, which coach leaders of businesses operating in inner-city communities on how …

REVTECH To Open New Coworking Space in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based accelerator and seed capital fund REVTECH now has its own place to call home-sweet-home.

REVTECH announced Sunday that is launching its own coworking space on June 1. It will house REVTECH’s accelerator programs and funds, several alumni and mentors, …

Nonprofit Is Inspiring Youth
‘One Line of Code at a Time’

Posted by Julia Batlle

A local nonprofit and the Dallas ISD have come together to strengthen computer technology programs in local schools. 

Hack My Future is a private nonprofit focused on creating a new generation of technological leaders through its programs, “one line of …

Baby Box Offers Infants Safe Sleep, Peace of Mind For Parents

Posted by Lance Murray

If you see a young mother putting her baby down for a nap in a cardboard box, don’t be alarmed.

The boxes are part of a growing movement. Backers believe “Baby Boxes” could lower the infant mortality rate, not only …

7-Eleven Exec Makes Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative’ List

Posted by Heather Noel

7-Eleven’s Jesus Delgado-Jenkins has been named one of Fast Company‘s “Most Creative People in Business,” for 2017.

The business publication compiles the annual list to showcase 100 leaders from around the world who are “shaping the future of business …

Deep Ellum Music, Art Venue Readies for Summer Opening

Posted by Lance Murray

Work is beginning on a new music and art venue in Deep Ellum that will have two stages, a bar, and a food truck park.

Deep Ellum Art Co. is scheduled to open this summer, according to a report in …

The Enterpreneur’s Arsenal: Interactive Maps for the DFW Innovation Ecosystem

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Looking to locate all things innovative in the North Texas region? Here’s the interactive toolkit that puts it at your fingertips. The maps include accelerators and incubators, innovation centers, makerspaces, executive offices, and coworking spaces. 

The growing startup community led …

Unmanned Vehicles: Key Takeaways from XPONENTIAL

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Unmanned vehicles are boldly going where divers, helicopters, and workers hanging by ropes have gone in the past.

Industry experts gave insight from the front lines of drone technology at the keynote panel Thursday for the XPONENTIAL 2017 conference at …

14-Year-Old to Become Youngest-Ever TCU Grad

Posted by Lance Murray

Carson Huey-You entered Texas Christian University in 2013 as an 11-year-old. On Saturday, he will become a 14-year-old college graduate with a degree in physics — TCU’s youngest-ever graduate.

Carson will join 1,575 people who will receive their bachelor’s degree …

U.S. News Ranks UTD No. 1 for MBA Salary-to-Debt Ratio

Posted by Julia Batlle

The University of Texas at Dallas recently was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the best salary-to-debt ratio of MBA graduates according to U.S. News & World Report

Graduates of the Naveen Jindal School of Management are best …

Fort Worth Startup Working On Seamless Surgery Scheduling

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Complex surgeries can be stressful enough for patients, but when they get canceled at the last minute because someone wasn’t notified, it can be even worse.

The anesthesiologist, the medical implant provider, the insurance company, surgeons, and nurses all have …

Coworking Spaces: Writer’s Trek Reveals the Attraction

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas is filled with freelance, contract, startup, and self-employed workers looking for a place to call their work home, other than their actual home.

Writer S. Holland Murphy of D Magazine, a former at-home freelancer herself, decided to

On Tap: Smart Cities Summit, Tech Showcase, Healthcare Dealmakers Conference

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 …

SMU Students’ Device Measures Muscle Health

Posted by Lance Murray

A group of engineering students at Southern Methodist University has developed a small, inexpensive device that could help improve the lives of people with some of the world’s most-devastating neuromuscular diseases.

The portable bioelectric impedance analyzer is about the size …

Will German Retailer Lidl Disrupt DFW Grocery Sector?

Posted by Lance Murray

In recent years, the grocery sector in North Texas has seen new names pop up in the area as retailers enter Dallas-Fort Worth looking for their slice of the ever-growing DFW market. 

The German grocer Lidl is one of the …

Contest Win Helps Astrapi Gain
Notice in Satellite Community

Posted by Kerry Curry

Astrapi, a Dallas technology startup and pioneer in spiral-based signal modulation, has attracted the attention of investors and potential clients after winning the grand prize at the inaugural Satellite 2017 Startup Space pitch competition.

About 100 companies entered the competition …

Queen Anne to Brutalism: Dallas Exhibit Brings Out City’s Varied Architectural Side

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

When you think of the words “Dallas architecture,” what might come to mind are … a lot of steel and glass.

In reality, architecture in and around Dallas is quite diverse, encompassing everything from Queen Anne and Mid-Century modern homes, …