Archive for July, 2017

American Airlines Using Tech to Change Mishandled Bags Process

Posted by Chloe Bennett

On Thursday, Fort Worth-based American Airlines announced a new technology to help travelers track their delayed baggage.

Customers won’t have to wait in line for luggage only to discover it’s been left behind. Instead, American has taken initiative to change the airline’s baggage process.…

Dallas’ iuzeit Working to Become Standard in Product Reviews

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

New product reviews, more fundraising, and acceptance into a San Francisco accelerator have Dallas startup iuzeit staying busy.

Founder and CEO Yogi Patel said his company recently added headphones to its website, which aggregates product reviews from various sites into one place.…

New Coworking Lab Debuting in Arts District This Fall

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A highly-anticipated coworking lab has finally announced plans to move into the Dallas Arts District with the help of a local developer.

New York-based Serendipity Labs Coworking has claimed 29,000 square feet in KPMG Plaza tower on Ross Avenue, The Dallas Morning News’ Steve Brown reported. …

Greenway Seeks Funding Partners for Gas-to-Liquid Plant

Posted by Lance Murray

On the heels of a successful test of its technology, Greenway Innovative Energy Inc. announced that it is talking with several oil and gas companies about joint venture project funding for the company’s first gas-to-liquid plant.

Greenway Innovative Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenway Technologies Inc.…

On Tap: Startup Weekend, Reunion Lawn Party & Happy Hours

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 website or registration page for the latest details.…

Women Texas Film Festival Returns for Round Two

Posted by Chloe Bennett

The Women Texas Film Festival will be returning for its second year to challenge gender inequity in entertainment.

This time, at the festival’s sponsor, Studio Movie Grill on Northwest Highway in Dallas. Running Aug. 16–20, the festival will feature eight feature films, 38 short films, and three virtual reality projects, D Magazine’s Alex Macon reported.

SMU, UTA Scientists To Help Unlock Mystery of Neutrinos

Posted by Lance Murray

Construction of a huge particle detector in South Dakota could lead to a change in how we understand the universe, and scientists from the University of Texas at Arlington and Southern Methodist University in Dallas will play roles in helping to unlock the mystery of neutrinos.

Parkland Innovation Center Adds Data Science Leader

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation has welcomed a new member to lead its data science team.

Vikas Chowdhry will be PCCI’s vice president of data science. Previously, he worked 15 years at Wisconsin-based electronic medical records software firm, Epic Systems Corp.,…

Bombardier Boosts Training Capacity at Dallas Center

Posted by Lance Murray

Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Business Aircraft has expanded the training capacity at its facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

The company said the increased capacity is for its Challenger 300 program that will complement the existing Challenger 350 training program at the facility, according to a report in

Leather Startup’s Kickstarter
Was Shoe-in to Reach Goal

Posted by Lance Murray

A husband and wife duo from Dallas are moving quickly to stamp their leather footwear and accessories business as an up-and-coming North Texas company.

According to D Magazine, Matt and Jacqueline Marciante had planned a Kickstarter campaign to help launch the business and were going to host party to get the word out.…

Richardson Startup Raises $4M, Moving Non-Opioid Drug Closer to Clinical Trial

Posted by Heather Noel

A company founded by current and former University of Texas at Dallas professors recently received a multimillion-dollar boost in its work to develop non-opioid alternatives to treat pain. 

Last week, CerSci Therapeutics closed a nearly $4 million Series A round of investment.…

Richardson’s Prodea Acquires Silicon Valley Company

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Anousheh Ansari, who has frequented technology headlines in recent years, has announced her Richardson-based company’s latest purchase — a Silicon Valley Internet of Things platform.

Ansari’s company, Prodea Systems Inc., is acquiring Arrayent Inc. to combine technologies to deliver the first carrier-grade IoT platform, according to a release.…

Dallas Dancers Create New Roles for Women

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Two Dallas dancers have reunited to build new life for women on stage.

After enduring a long-standing dissatisfaction in dance roles, Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman partnered to protest outdated concepts of women by doing something they love, The Dallas Morning News reported.…

Black Enterprise’s Top 100 List Includes 3 DFW Companies

Posted by Mallory Houser

Three Dallas-Fort Worth companies made the Black Enterprise Top 100 list.

Carrolton-based Facility Interiors Inc., Dallas-based Parrish Restaurants Ltd., and On-Target Supplies & Logistics Ltd. are among eight Texas companies who were named.

Black Enterprise magazine has assembled the annual list for 45 years, recognizing the largest black-owned businesses in the nation.…

The Study Gives Space, Educational Opportunities to Entrepreneurs

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A city library turned innovation center is gearing up to provide more support for Dallas-area startups.

A public-private initiative between the city of Irving and Indigo Group, The Study is a new haven for entrepreneurs looking to nurture and advance their businesses.…

Peterbilt Partners in Developing Driverless Truck Technology

Posted by Lance Murray

Truck drivers once were known as the knights of the highway, but Denton-based Peterbilt Trucks’ new partnership is aimed at putting technology in charge while the truck is hauling cargo on U.S. highways.

Peterbilt is partnering with Silicon Valley company Embark to develop autonomous trucking technology, the companies announced.…

Welman Project Turns Discards into Classroom Treasures

Posted by Lance Murray

A new Fort Worth nonprofit has a simple goal — to take the surplus materials businesses were going to discard and repurpose them in North Texas classrooms.

The brainchild of Vanessa Barker, The Welman Project became an official nonprofit in 2015 and since September 2016, it has reused roughly 76 dumpsters worth of material or about eight dumpsters worth of materials a month, according to the Fort Worth Business Press.…

Girl Scout Summer Camp Introduces Young Women to Pharmaceutical Careers

Posted by Mallory Houser

Fifteen-year-old Celeste Wang and 16-year-old Victoria Taylor aren’t afraid of a little competition from their fellow male classmates, especially when it comes to subjects like math and science.

“I actually like that more, the competitive nature,” Wang said. “I’m like, ‘bring it on!’…

UTD Travels to China to Show Off NTX Entrepreneurial Activities

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorIn a whirlwind five-day trip, Bryan Chambers, director of Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Dallas, visited four Chinese cities, extolling the virtues of the startup community in North Texas and the opportunities for innovation and investment in Texas — and talking about the prickly issue of managing intellectual property across borders.

Dallas ISD, Big Thought Partner on Social, Emotional Learning

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas ISD and Big Thought are partnering on the implementation of social and emotional learning programs in the district for the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative.

The Wallace Foundation awarded Big Thought and Dallas ISD with a joint planning grant last fall to help them develop a strategic plan for putting social and emotional learning into practice both in-school and out-of-school, according to a DISD release.…