Archive for October, 2017

Techweek Day 2: Growth of Digital Media, Business Cases for Augmented Reality

Posted by Jewels Clark

Techweek Dallas commenced with a kickoff celebration Monday night at Community Beer Co. highlighted by networking, local brews, and virtual reality demos.

The room was filled with investors, entrepreneurs, and developers from various industries in the Dallas community, all networking and talking about their personal stories.…

Startup Champion & Tech Visionary Speaking at UT Dallas

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorEven for those who have heard the full-throttle, make-it-happen message of Guy Kawasaki, there’s nothing quite like hearing him live. The Silicon Valley visionary, “brand evangelist” for Apple, Mercedes-Benz, and Canva, and venture capitalist who started, is speaking at The University of Texas at Dallas on Nov.…

Gallery: Techweek Kickoff Party at Community Beer Co.

Posted by Jewels Clark

Techweek Dallas started off with a buzz of free beer at the Community Beer Co. and a short introduction from Lindsey Lewis, Tech in Motion and kickoff party organizer.

“It has been an amazing, just a year ago we had our first experience with Techweek and we are so excited to get to do it again this year,”  Lewis said.…

GameStop Video Game Rental Concept a Blast From the Past

Posted by Lance Murray

Is GameStop taking us through a time warp back to the 1990s with its new in-store used video game rental service called PowerPass?

Judging from what the industry press is saying, you’d think so.

Grapevine-based GameStop (NYSE: GME) is harkening back to the model created by Blockbuster Video with its program, Mashable reported.…

AT&T Introduces Platform to Simplify AI App Development for Businesses

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. wants to simplify the development of AI-powered applications for businesses, and is releasing a new platform called Acumos to do the job.

The company is developing the project, powered by AT&T Indigo, with Mumbai, India-based tech consulting firm Tech Mahindra.…

Victory Park Unveils Multicolored, Music-Themed Sculpture

Posted by Lance Murray

There’s a new sculpture in Victory Park, one that’s sure to strike a chord with visitors to the 75-acre development near downtown Dallas.

The multicolored piece called “Matchbox,” is a visual translation of a 1964 Beatles song by the same name.

Securonix, Demisto Partnership Enhances Cyber Threat Response

Posted by Lance Murray

Addison-based Securonix and California-based Demisto have announced an integration partnership that will help security operations center analysts better respond to cyber threats.

The partnership will improve analysts’ mean times to detect and to respond to the threats, the companies said in a release.…

Techweek Kicks Off 2nd Year with Party, Blockchain Discussion

Posted by Lance Murray

Techweek gets underway for its second year today with a presentation on blockchain at the University of Texas at Dallas and a kickoff party.

The Techweek Kickoff Party: Next Gen Technology with Tech in Motion, will be from 6-9 p.m. at Community Beer Co.,…

9 North Texas Students Among Siemens Regional Finalists

Posted by Lance Murray

Nine North Texas high school students are among the 101 regional finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, one of the premier research competitions for high school students in the nation.

Regional finalists were chose from a larger group of 491 semifinalists who, in turn, were picked from a pool of more than 1,860 projects submitted for the competition this year.…

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are making investment decisions.”

Women, a Major Force in
Small Business to the
Tune of $1.7T in Sales

Posted by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorWith over 11.3 million female-owned businesses in the U.S., women are a major force in contributing to the innovation and economic development of our country.

$1.7 trillion in sales    9.5 million employed workers

According to the American City Business Journals’ SMB Insights’ Woman SMB Owners report for 2017, women-owned companies account for $1.7 trillion in sales.…

Discovery: PTSD Treatment, Ancient Humans, Breast Cancer & $12M for Pediatric Research

Posted by Lance Murray


At least 34,000 years ago, human hunter-gatherer groups minimized inbreeding by developing sophisticated social and mating networks.

That’s according to a new study conducted by an international team of academics that included Southern Methodist University archaeologist David Meltzer.…

Medical Startup Claims First in Fort Worth Business Contest

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

For six years, Barry McCleland has been perfecting a wireless device that could alert pharmaceutical companies of temperature changes or rough handling of drugs.

The device needed to be cheaper and last longer than its competitors while potentially saving drug companies millions or even billions of dollars a year.…

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Looks at North Texas for Expansion

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth could be getting a new player in the coffee market over the next several years.

California-based coffee store chain Gloria Jean’s Coffees is looking at opening a number of new stores in North Texas, the North Dallas Gazette reported.…

Upventur Names Killian to Lead Latin American Division

Posted by Lance Murray

Denton-based outdoor startup Upventur has named Gabriel Killian to lead the company’s new Central and South American division.

Denton-area entrepreneur, Killian, has been name Director of Business Development in Central and South America.

“It’s really about connecting service providers that are there in the area and bringing them under the Upventur umbrella, and finding ways to mutually benefit one another,” Killian said of his new role.…

Dallas Library Gets Top Innovation Award for GED Testing Center

Posted by Lance Murray

The Urban Libraries Council has given the Dallas Public Library a Top Innovators Award for its GED Testing and Workforce Development Project.

The program at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library helps adults in Dallas earn their GED.

The 2017 Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative honors programs around the nation that provide “lifelong learning opportunities, meet the unique needs of diverse audiences, leverage technology to connect people with each other and vital resources, and address community issues.”…

On Tap: TechWeek Dallas, Tiny House Jamboree, TREC Shark Tank

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 website or registration page for the latest details. …

Optimal Blue Launches New Product for Secondary Mortgage Market

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Optimal Blue, which assists the secondary mortgage market with everything from software services, to consulting, to real-time data, has launched its new product, Enterprise Analytics.

The Plano-based company touts Enterprise Analytics as “a powerful business intelligence and data visualization tool” that represents “the latest innovation in its best-in-class Enterprise Secondary Market Solution.”…

Linux Academy, Cloud Assessments Secures $6.8M Series A Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based online and cloud training platform and community Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments has secured $6.8 million in Series A funding from Arthur Investments.

The company said it will use the funds to continue expansion of Linux Academy’s content catalog, and grow its Cloud Assessments’ platform with new training and hiring tools.…

Klyde Warren Park Gets the VR Treatment in New 360 Video

Posted by Kerry Curry

The American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded Klyde Warren Park the ASLA 2017 Professional Award of Excellence for General Design, has uploaded a 360 virtual reality video of the park.

The video takes viewers on a journey through Klyde Warren, immersing them in its many features.…