Archive for July, 2017

DFW Ranked Among Top ‘Green’ Office Markets in U.S.

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In a recent study of environmentally-friendly cities, Dallas-Fort Worth placed No. 17 on a list of the top 30 “green” office markets in the U.S.

According to CBRE’s fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index, 31.7 percent of office spaces …

UTSW Researcher Leading Team Seeking Ways to Regenerate Damaged Heart Muscle

Posted by Lance Murray

A professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine will play a critical role in a “dream team” of international researchers looking for ways to regenerate damaged heart muscle in heart failure patients.

According to …

Fort Worth Fintech Exec Named to List of ‘Innovators to Watch’

Posted by Heather Noel

Months after taking Fort Worth-based Elevate Credit public, CEO of the online lender, Ken Rees, has been named one of the top executives “shaping the future of banking,’ by Bank Innovation

The financial services industry news website noted Elevate’s

Medical Startup has Opened Digital Doors for Texas Nurses

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A New York health-care startup has opened a new marketplace for Texas nurses who are on the hunt to freelance.

With more than $4 million in venture capital funding, digital staffing startup, Nomad Health, is branching out in Texas to …

Dallas Major Player in Uber’s New Trucking App

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Uber has already shaken up the taxi industry and the restaurant sector, so now the ride-hailing tech company has its sights set on trucking.

Uber Freight launched in Texas in the spring and has 70 percent of its drivers and …

Denton’s Upventur to Launch New Outdoor Social Platform

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Denton-based Upventur will launch a new social media platform Tuesday that focuses on the outdoor industry from fishing and paddle boarding to snow skiing and ice climbing.

It’s part Facebook and part Expedia, connecting users with friends, retailers, service providers, …

On Tap: Disney Institute, Ritz-Carlton Happy Hour & Net Worth

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 …

CBRE Report: DFW One of Best for Tech Talent

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth remains one of the top metro areas for technology talent, according to the “Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2017” report released this week by the real estate company CBRE.

The DFW area ranks No. 10 on the …

UNT Prof’s Laser Tech Licensed by Australian Research Group

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A University of North Texas researcher’s patented medical technology has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics in an effort to make surgery less harmful. 

The agreement marks the first time a UNT researcher’s patented technology has been …

AT&T Innovation Center Creates Data Tech for Red Bull Coolers

Posted by Chloe Bennett

One million Red Bull coolers could be outfitted with intelligent monitoring devices in the near future.

Broken and disappearing coolers require money, energy, and time that companies such as Red Bull look to conserve. There to solve the issues is …

Hair Loss Is Nothing To ‘Wig’ Out Over With Renaissance Plastic Surgery Hair Restoration

Posted by Westphall PR

In the old days, if you started balding or experienced hair loss, you may turn to an ill-fitting, awkward looking wig.

Imagine your wig or toupee falling off in the middle of a date!

Luckily for the DFW area, Renaissance …

McKinney Teacher Creates First Texas Latino Comic Con

Posted by Chloe Bennett

For the first time in comic con history, Dallas will be home to a convention with a mission to represent its large Latino population.

The free July 29 event at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas will include local comic …

Ask a VC: Event Gives Entrepreneurs Insight into Getting Noticed by Funders

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In this year alone, Deep Space Ventures has seen more than 200 pitches from entrepreneurs vying for funding from the Dallas-based venture capital firm.

Since it’s founding last March, there have been more than 500.

So, what does it …

Blockchain & IoT: Oaken Innovations Carves Niche in Cryptocurrency

Posted by Heather Noel

Only months ago, Flower Mound resident James Johnson and four other likeminded blockchain enthusiasts were a group of people with a passion for exploring future uses of cryptocurrency.

Now, with two global blockchain contest wins and a partnership with Toyota …

Allen Taps Scientel Solutions for Smart City Network

Posted by Lance Murray

smart citiesThe city of Allen has awarded Scientel Solutions LLC a contract to deploy a Smart City Network Platform in the city, with an expected completion date in October.

Scientel is a Plano-based universal system integrator. It will partner with Allen …

Target, KaBOOM! Challenge Offers $720K for City Redevelopment Designs

Posted by Mallory Houser

Playgrounds aren’t the only places acceptable for playtime.

KaBOOM! has teamed up with Target to create the Play Everywhere Challenge, offering $720,000 in grants to transform unconventional city spaces — sidewalks, bus stops, and even laundromats — into kid-friendly, playable …

Garland Native Takes on Writing ‘Doctor Strange’ Comics

Posted by Lance Murray

Marvel Comics has announced that Donny Cates, a 32-year-old writer from Garland who now lives in Austin, will be writing the new Doctor Strange series in an exclusive writing deal with the comics powerhouse.

Cates will be joined on the …

Dallas Team 1 of 8 Moving on in Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas team has been named as one of eight semifinalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

PeopleForWords — made up of members from Southern Methodist University Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and …

Texas A&M Law School Introduces Incubator Program

Posted by Mallory Houser

Any law student could attest that law school is anything but easy, but life after the bar exam may be a more difficult experience.

Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth is launching the first incubator-type program in …

New Plano Company Will Focus on Drone Repair

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

As unmanned aerial vehicles become more prevalent in the sky, so too is the likelihood of their crash. 

Fortress UAV, a newly formed subsidiary of Plano-based Fortress Solutions, will be dedicated to drone repair. 

According to businesses research firm, Gartner …