Archive for July, 2017

Dallas Named One of Top Vegan Cities in America

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Everything’s bigger in Texas: the blue skies, our legendary state fair, and even our vegan presence.

Vegan news magazine, VegNews, has named Dallas as one of the top vegan-friendly cities in the U.S.. Measured by cities’ flavors, fashion, and …

Meet the Dallas Mobile Studio Behind Your Favorite Apps

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorWho would have known that in nine short years, Bottle Rocket would create hundreds of successful mobile experiences (including four Apple Hall of Fame apps…to our knowledge, no other company has more than one), an award-winning authenticated viewing platform, and

AmplifAI Focuses AI Tech on Improved Performance, Morale

Posted by Lance Murray

Richardson-based AmplifAI has introduced AI-based technology that allows companies to deliver smarter, more-personalized training and coaching to improve the performance and morale of employees who contact customers.

Founded by Sean Minter in 2014, the startup is developing the new artificial …

Deep Space Ventures Closes Two $500K Investments

Posted by Lance Murray

Deep Space Ventures has closed $500,000 investments each for two companies, continuing a busy year and half of activity for the Dallas-based venture capital firm.

The companies are Austin-based Self Lender and Haste, which is headquartered in Atlanta.

Deep Space …

With Telemed Law in Effect, Plano Firm Launches 3-D Telepresence Doctor Visits

Posted by Dave Moore

On any given day, visitors to a nondescript industrial building in Plano might round a corner and come eye-to-eye with a clipboard-wielding man in a white coat — who isn’t really there.

What visitors actually see is a 3-D hologram …

Airport of the Future: Dallas Design Firm Envisions Airports as ‘Microcosms of Cities’

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A Dallas-based design and architecture firm is hoping to reshape the traveler experience at airports using technological tools to guide its work. 

By targeting the senses of airport goers, global architecture firm Corgan used its own technology to make the …

DeSoto Woman Wins 7-Eleven Store in Franchise Contest

Posted by Mallory Houser

Alyson Lawson of DeSoto is one of three women who are new owners of their own franchise-fee free 7-Eleven store, valued at approximately $190,000.

In a effort to cultivate a larger group of female franchisee owners, Irving-based 7-Eleven created the …

Is Lack of Access to Capital a Myth?

Posted by Cristin Thomas and Cynthia Nevels

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorOne of the biggest challenges for small businesses to plan out their growth is identifying what resources it needs and when.

In order for a small business to grow, it has to have resources. One important resource that is needed

Dallas Strong Benefit Concert Set
for Memorial Weekend 2018

Posted by Mallory Houser

Plans are underway for a music festival honoring the five Dallas police officers who were killed July 7, 2016. 

Zak Chaouki was inspired to create the Dallas Strong Music Festival after watching the news unfold last year.

“I sat on …

CodeLaunch Announces Finalists for Annual Pitch Day

Posted by Mallory Houser

Five app visionaries will showcase their ideas for up to $30,000 in services at the annual seed accelerator competition, CodeLaunch.

Since 2013, Code Authority Custom Software has hosted this competition as a way for creators to receive seed support. Each …

Coppell’s intelliVOL Works to Ease College Admission Process

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Applying to college is a rigorous process, requiring a boatload of information.

Not only do admissions offices of colleges and universities want to see grades and coursework, they want to know a student’s extra-curricular activities, particularly those involving community service.…

West Dallas Program Readies Young Adults for Health Careers

Posted by Heather Noel

West Dallas resident and Army veteran Reon Thomas has held many jobs — packager, restaurant server, security worker — but none resonated with him or gave him opportunities for career growth to support his budding family, he said.

Through a …

On Tap: Arts and Business, Millennial Entrepreneurs & ProjectEDU

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 …

Dallas Startup Recognized for
‘Breakthrough’ Medical Tech

Posted by Mallory Houser

TissueGen Inc., recently received global recognition for its patented biodegradable polymer-based fiber that has the potential to provide new patient-care opportunities. 

The Dallas biotech startup’s ELUTE fiber won the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award from MedTech Breakthrough, an organization …

TWU Dance Alumna Receives Fellowship to Write Feminist Choreography Book

Posted by Mallory Houser

Texas Woman’s University alumna Candice Salyers has received a $30,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women to write a book on feminist choreography. 

Based on criteria such as excellence in teaching and commitment to women’s issues, the AAUW

Sabre Corp. Travel Chatbot Ready for Testing

Posted by Lance Murray

Sabre Corp., the Southlake-based travel technology company, announced this week that it has developed an AI-powered chatbot that gives users a tool to add intelligent and conversational features to their apps.

A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate …

Kobi Electric Readies to Roll Out Smart Lighting

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Fort Worth-based Kobi Electric is developing a line of smart lighting and has brought on industry veteran Terence Ndofor to spearhead testing and design of the products.

Ndofor will serve as the director of product development and engineering. In that …

Shake Shack, Horseshoe Project
Earn Design-Build Awards

Posted by Lance Murray

You can’t get much more different than a hamburger restaurant and a major urban highway project, but now the Dallas Shake Shack and the Horseshoe Project have something in common — each has won a national award from the Design-Build

Tech Titans Announces 2017 Finalists for Annual Awards

Posted by Mallory Houser

Texas’ largest technology trade association, Tech Titans, has selected the finalists for its annual awards gala honoring masters of technology and innovation.

From school teachers to large company executives, Tech Titans has nominated leading candidates who are shaping the tech …

WestBend, Foundry District Bringing Arts to Center Stage

Posted by Lance Murray

The arts are taking center stage at two Fort Worth real estate developments as sculptures, murals, and photography get new places to shine in the North Texas sun.

Both The Foundry District and the WestBend development have major art events …