Archive for September, 2017

Upcoming Deadline: US India Chamber Seeking Nominees for Small Biz Awards

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The US India Chamber of Commerce DFW and Governor’s Office are looking to honor four small businesses who exemplify leadership and innovation in the region. 

Categories in the Governor’s Small Business Awards include: Most Innovative Small Business, Emerging Woman-Owned Business …

WeWork Lassoes First Fort Worth Spot, Will Open in 2018

Posted by Heather Noel

WeWork is officially setting up shop in Cowtown. 

The New York-based coworking company announced Thursday it plans to open its first Fort Worth location in 2018.

The coworking space will be in the Offices at Clearfork at 5049 Edwards Ranch …

New SMU Business Dean Sees More Tech in Cox School’s Future

Posted by Lance Murray

It’s been a busy month and a half for Matthew Myers, the new dean of the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Danielle Abril of D CEO reported that in his first 44 days of work, Myers has …

3 North Texans Up for
‘Most Influential Urbanists’ Title

Posted by Lance Murray

The population of the U.S. increasingly is living in urban environments among the hustle and bustle — and the issues — that come with life in large cities.

Planning, design, and development website Planetizen is asking its readers to vote …

URComped Goes All In With Expansion to Casinos Nationwide

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

High-level gamblers are used to getting free offers to lure them back to a casino, whether it’s credits toward gambling, exclusive seats at a concert, or a free cruise.

The problem is, when that person visits another casino, they start …

Former Choose Energy Employees Launch VC Firm

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Early-stage startups have a new investor to pitch to called Intelis Capital, a Dallas-based venture fund that’s proud to be part of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The founders could have made the leap to Silicon Valley, but decided to lease …

Could NanOlogy’s Nanoparticles Reshape Cancer Treatment?

Posted by Lance Murray

A new pharmaceutical business in Fort Worth is working to develop an advanced cancer treatment based on nanoparticles that are injected directly into tumors.

NanOlogy was formed by Fort Worth-based private investment and development group DFB Pharmaceuticals in cooperation with …

Power Drop Plugs Into DFW with Phone Charger Vending Machines

Posted by Lance Murray

If you’re at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco and your cell phone battery is low, now there’s a solution if you didn’t bring a charger.

Power Drop announced that it has launched phone charging vending machine kiosks in the mall that …

ShearShare Co-founder Named Finalist for L’Oréal USA’s ‘Women in Digital’ Awards

Posted by Heather Noel

University of Texas at Dallas alumna Courtney Caldwell has been selected as one of three finalists for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards.

The beauty company’s annual awards program recognizes female entrepreneurs in the digital space and provides …

Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 5

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

With New Hire, Chamber Aims to Expand Innovation in Dallas Region

Posted by Dave Moore

The Dallas region is already a magnet for some of the most innovative and high-tech companies, from the self-driving shuttle in Arlington to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield C1 Innovation Lab in Dallas’ Historic West End.

Not to mention …

The DEC Receives $600K Grant for Southern Dallas Expansion

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is another step closer to realizing its expansion plans for southern Dallas with a recent investment from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

The $600,000 grant from the regional EDA office in Austin will

TalentNet Live Panels Address Automation, AI in Recruitment

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Workforce management software company TalentNet recently hosted its annual TalentNet Live recruiting conference in Dallas, showcasing the latest in recruitment tools and offering reassurance about the role of automation in the industry.

TalentNet Live began as the first Twitter chat …

Arlington’s Frame4Frame Festival Returns With Focus on Diversity

Posted by Jewels Clark

A North Texas festival featuring film, art, and music is raising cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity and creativity for the second year.

The Frame4Frame Festival is sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council, the Arlington Film Society, and the …

Uber, Airbus To Discuss DFW Flying Cars Initiative at Summit

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Dreams of flying through Dallas in style are getting a lift this month at the Rotorcraft Business & Technology Summit with Uber and Airbus. 

Hosted by Rotor & Wing International, the event will take place Sept. 20-21 at the Omni …

The Next Real Innovation: Business Purpose

Posted by Salah Boukadoum

Economist Marci Rossell gave a speech in Dallas last week in which she noted that there were two great innovations in the last 40 years that truly drove corporate productivity.

The first was technological: Individual workers gained access to computers. …

Unconference, Hackfest Looks for Solutions in Unexpected Places

Posted by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is a Dallas Innovates is Platinum Founding Sponsor

There’s a lot to be gained by letting go.

That’s one message, at least, from Thomson Reuters’ tax and accounting technology Unconference and Hackfest. The event’s flexible structures made for a freewheeling three days of development and exploration.

“[The] three …

With National Drive Electric Week in Full Swing, an EV Owner Shares Tips From the Road

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The National Drive Electric Week kickoff in Grapevine was a first for me in all my years of reporting.

For once, I was covering an event and participating at the same time. More than 180 electric and hybrid vehicles registered …

On Tap: TACA Gala, Big Design Conference, DWE Women’s Expo

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 …

Toyota, Children’s Health Team Up to Cut Central Line Infections

Posted by Lance Murray

A collaboration between Toyota and Children’s Health has led to a 75 percent reduction in central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) for patients in the system’s gastroenterology unit.

CLABSIs can be acquired by patients when bacteria or other germs get …