Archive for August, 2017

5miles Forms Blockchain Lab to Offer Tech Services

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based shopping app company 5miles has formed a blockchain lab that will offer technology development services for building new digital infrastructure.

Called 5xlab, the new network infrastructure will be designed in house by the lab’s team of engineers and will …

UTD Researchers Make Electric ‘Twistron’ Yarns Discovery

Posted by Lance Murray

A discovery by a research team from the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea is really a stretch, and a twist, and a potentially important way to generate electricity.

In the Aug. 25 issue of …

13-year-old CEO Lands Cozys in Walmart to Benefit Dallas-based Susan G. Komen

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

A 13-year-old entrepreneur is bringing her coffee cup cozys to Walmart stores this fall to benefit Dallas-based Susan G. Komen.

Jordan Phillips, CEO of Cozys For the Cure, first caught the eye of the breast cancer organization last year. …

Dallas-based Fanpage Raises $3M in Cash, Media Promotion

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Fanpage has raised $3 million in cash and media promotion and announced partnerships this week with Townsquare Media and iHeartMedia.

The Dallas-based startup allows users to create fan pages for music, sports teams, comics, and more via its app. Through …

Dallas EdTech Startup Finds Partnerships are Key for Growth

Posted by Heather Noel

When Tech EdVentures started offering its technology courses three years ago, it had 16 students.

Now, it provides instruction at 16 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has touched the lives of more than 3,000 children.

With the growth, there has …

Real Estate Tech Startup Truss Raises $7.7M, Plans Expansion

Posted by Lance Murray

A $7.7 million funding round will help the startup Truss — which simplifies the office leasing process for small- and medium-sized businesses — expand its real estate offerings and add employees.

TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois reported that the funding round was …

Fort Worth Inmates Helping Raise Service Dogs for Nonprofit

Posted by Heather Noel

Female inmates at a Fort Worth prison are helping raise puppies that will one day become service dogs for people with disabilities. 

Their work is for a national nonprofit organization called Canine Companions for Independence, which provides service dogs …

Dallas Invents: 56 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 22

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Health Wildcatters Names 9 Companies in its Fifth Class

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Health Wildcatters on Wednesday announced the nine companies that have been selected to take part in the mentor-driven, seed fund accelerator’s 12-week 2017 program.

“This is a unique class we have this year with the majority of startups being …

Toyota Forms New ‘Connected Technologies’ Group in Plano

Posted by Lance Murray

Toyota North America has created a new “Connected Technologies” group that will focus on improving user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles, the company announced Monday.

The new group, based at the company’s Plano headquarters, will …