Archive for August, 2017

What’s New and Next in Education:
Back-to-School Edition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Back-to-school. We’re in the thick of it, and we know many of our Dallas Innovators are too. There’s a lot happening in the education landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.

Here’s some of the best of what’s new and next.

DFW Research Roundup: Cannabis, Earth-like Planets, and Stem Cells

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchUTA ASTROPHYSICISTS ID POSSIBLE EARTH-LIKE PLANET

There may be no place like home, but astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like plant may be spinning around in a star system 16 light years away.

Dallas Startup Serves Up Veggies in Slice Ready-Made For Burgers

Posted by Jewels Clark

Lack of time and fatigue are common excuses when settling for unhealthy fast food, but Dallas-based Nature’s Serving offers a new way to make drive-thru burgers more nutritious.

Developed with the help of Covance Food Solutions housed on Cornell University’s …

Denton County Nonprofit Fuels Hope With Power of Human-Animal Bond

Posted by Heather Noel

Ranch Hand Rescue has a soft spot for challenging cases — both humans and animals.

For more than eight years, the Denton County nonprofit has taken pride in serving people that couldn’t be helped by more traditional therapies. It’s also …

Take a Trip to Texas’ Future with The Edge of Texas This Fall

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In November, a two-day celebration of Texas’ future called The Edge of Texas will take place in downtown Dallas, and tickets have just gone on sale.

Produced by Texas Monthly and presented by VisitDallas, the inaugural event begins Nov. …

Tech Titans Honors Thomson Reuters Brian Peccarelli with Corporate CEO Award

Posted by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is a Dallas Innovates is Platinum Founding SponsorThomson Reuters announced that Tech Titans, North Texas’ most comprehensive organization supporting technology, has awarded Brian Peccarelli, president of the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, with the Tech Titans Corporate CEO Award. The award will be presented during …

Digital Fight Club: Experts Spar Over Tech Topics

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

From driverless cars to artificial intelligence, bright minds squared off on today’s hottest tech topics in the boxing ring at the Digital Dallas Fight Club event Wednesday at the Granada Theater on Greenville Avenue.

The “fights” pitted experts on both …

IGotBerries App Puts Help One Button Away After an Arrest

Posted by Lance Murray

Are you in need of help from a lawyer, bail bondsman, or you dad after being pulled over by a police officer and arrested? Fear not, there’s an app for that, too, and it’s called iGotBerries.

Richardson-based startup iGotBerries has …

Dallas VC Opportunities Remain Even as National Investing Declines

Posted by Lance Murray

Venture capital investing in Dallas remains strong, despite a lag nationally in VC spending from record levels in recent years, the Dallas Business Journal reports. 

The DBJ said that VC investors in Dallas participated in slightly more than $633 million …

UNT Hits ‘Play’ for Esports Enthusiasts With The Nest

Posted by Lance Murray

Esports is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the country, and the University of North Texas hopes to get in on the action with a new practice space called The Nest.

The facility inside the Media Library is scheduled to open …

Fort Worth Lays Foundation for its Smart City Future

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesCities are data machines.

Every phone call into dispatch centers generates a digital record.

Same for each water main break, every gallon of sewage treated, and dozens of other events and activities.

What if those terabytes were harnessed to make …

On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

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 Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 15

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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

Skrible Startup Seeks Restaurants to Beta Test Analytics Tool

Posted by Lance Murray

Restaurant data analytics startup Skrible is looking for a few good eateries to beta test its product.

Anthony Ball, CEO and co-founder of Skrible told Dallas Innovates that the startup will be releasing its beta product on Oct. 1.

“Beta …

Garland Photographer’s Show Depicts Year in the Life at Bonton

Posted by Heather Noel

Garland photographer Rachel Guillory will be the first to tell you she doesn’t do outside. 

A self-proclaimed concrete jungle type, digging in the dirt and planting vegetables would be the last activity she’d be caught doing. Well, that is, before …

Dallas ISD’s IDEA Tackles Students’ Emotional Well-being Along With Academics

Posted by Lance Murray

The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy is a unique Dallas public school that has a startup vibe and focuses not only academics, but the emotional well-being of its students.

Called IDEA for short, the school recently was featured in EdSurge

North Texas Giving Day Returns for 9th Year With Added Ways to Help Nonprofits

Posted by Lance Murray

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day returns for its ninth year on Sept. 14, with added ways to raise funds for area nonprofits.

The event is the region’s 18-hour online giving event that benefits nonprofits in the 16 …

Bloodbuy Uses Technology to Keep Blood Supplies Flowing

Posted by Lance Murray

The great ice storm that struck North Texas during Super Bowl week in 2011 did more than just make it difficult for fans to make it to the big game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The ice-covered roads also made …

Allen-based Company Creates Landline Robocall Blocker

Posted by Lance Murray

An Allen-based company that developed an app to block robocalls on smartphones has dialed in on a new product that does the same thing on a landline.

The new product called Call Control Home, comes in a black box the …

Arcadia Creates Great Places by Thinking About Families

Posted by Lance Murray

Arcadia Realty Corp. co-founders John Hodge and Bill Gietema want to build neighborhoods that attract families — generation after generation.

Dallas-based Arcadia specializes in developing master-planned mixed-use developments that blend single-family homes with townhomes, apartments, health and fitness, open spaces, …