Archive for October, 2017

The Park Effect: How Klyde Warren Park Altered the Face of Downtown

Posted by Kerry Curry

At just 5 years old, Klyde Warren Park gets plenty of credit for the transformation that has occurred around its edges — new commercial and residential development, rising rents and property values, and a growing fan base that flocks to

Blockchain Is Here, So What Now?

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Blockchain is the next evolution of the internet that will upend many traditional industries the same way Netflix and e-commerce disrupted traditional cable television and brick and mortar shopping.

And businesses that aren’t jumping on board with the technology could …

Plano-based ResMan Garners $36M Growth Investment

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based property management software firm ResMan has secured a $36 million investment from Mainsail Partners and plans to use the funding to grow the company.

ResMan said it will use the injection of cash to accelerate development of its products, …

RealPage Increases UK Presence With PEX Software Acquisition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Richardson-based RealPage Inc. has increased its footprint in the United Kingdom and Australia, with a $6.2 million acquisition of London-based PEX Software Ltd.

PEX provides property management, online leasing, and resident software platforms to clients in the UK and Australia …

TCU Junior Moving On To Nationals of Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Posted by Maggie Barton

Editor’s Note: Maggie Barton’s SPURstartup has previously partnered with the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

Last Tuesday, Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Fort Worth hosted its annual Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

GSEA as a world-wide student startup competition. Students move up the ranks …

WeWork Hosting Fall Giving Events in North Texas

Posted by Jewels Clark

WeWork is launching a philanthropic event series in North Texas with its “Give Back, Give Big” campaign.

“WeWork’s mission is to help people make a life, not just a living,” said Nathan Lenahan, head of operations for WeWork’s southern region, …

Innovative Spaces: Blue Cross Blue Shield’s C1 Innovation Lab

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesSince Blue Cross Blue Shield was founded in Dallas in 1929, it made sense to company leaders that the city’s Historic West End would serve as a launching point for their firm’s future. Hence, the C1 Innovation Lab — located

How the C1 Innovation Lab Landed in Dallas’ West End

Posted by Dave Moore

Sometimes, the answer to a riddle materializes before your eyes.

Such was the case with Dr. Dan McCoy, who, along with his colleagues at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, had been wrestling for years with the challenges of reducing …

Dallas Invents: 106 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 17

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

Rug Doctor Reinvents With New
Offices, Products & Branding

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based Rug Doctor LLC is reinventing itself with an innovative new headquarters, new equipment, branding, and a rejuvenation of its mission to be a global leader in the do-it-yourself carpet cleaning market.

Rug Doctor will show off its new look

Allen-based WatchGuard Files Paperwork for $75M IPO

Posted by Lance Murray

WatchGuard, the Allen-based provider of mobile video cameras and evidence management software for law enforcement, has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $75 million IPO.

The company plans to list on the Nasdaq exchange under the

Startup Weekend Fort Worth Could Give Life to Your Million Dollar Idea

Posted by Jewels Clark

Startup Weekend is coming to Fort Worth and is giving you the opportunity to make your million dollar idea a reality.

The concept is simple. Gather talented people from all industry backgrounds, give them a deadline, and watch them turn …

Plano Game Developer Calls Upon STEM ‘Superheroes’ in New Card Game

Posted by Heather Noel

A Plano game developer is hoping its new card game will offer a fun way for young learners to get engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and show that not all superheroes wear capes. 

From physicist and mathematician Isaac …

Nexeon MedSystems Goes Public, Receives Innovation Grants

Posted by Lance Murray

As Nexeon MedSystems Inc. has been racking up grant funding, the Dallas-based company recently began offering its shares on the OTC Market.

Nexeon announced last week that it has received a Phase I Small Business Research Innovation grant from the …

AT&T, Apple Use Alphabet’s Balloons to Reconnect Communications in Puerto Rico

Posted by Lance Murray

Much of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is still without power and has limited cell phone service, but Dallas-based telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is working to get Puerto Ricans communicating again with each other and the outside world.

TechCrunch reported …

Iraq War Vet Starts Company to Help Other Vets Secure Jobs

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

A senior at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering has started an independent claims adjusting firm that provides on-the-job training to military veterans — training that helps them become small business owners who contribute to their local economies.

As …

The Connected Lifestyle is Here. Are You Ready?

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorBottle Rocket is at the forefront of the shifting world of connections between brands and people.

The future of our business depends on our ability to continuously innovate. In the midst of the ever-changing landscape of connected devices, we’re looking …

AxxessCare: Innovative Home Health Staffing Solution

Posted by Axxess

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorIn recent months, Axxess has been testing an innovative new home health staffing solution called AxxessCARE that ‘Uberizes’ the process of connecting home health agencies with qualified clinicians to provide care to patients anywhere and at any time. Currently in …

On Tap: E-Commerce Summit, Texas Veggie Fair & ArtsGoggle

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 …

Discovery: UTA Researcher Gets $900K Grant; SMU Predicts Soldier Energy Levels

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchUT Arlington aerospace researcher Andrew Makeev continues to get support for his projects related to finding better ways to recognize flaws and structural damage of composites.

The university announced that …