Archive for October, 2017

1st Military Influencer Conference on Tap in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

More than 250 members of the military and veteran community are expected to attend the first Military Influencer Conference in Dallas aimed at connecting them with community leaders, entrepreneurs, and digital influencers.

The event, presented by MilBlogging, will be Sunday …

It’s a Big Weekend for Arts, Music in North Texas Cities

Posted by Jewels Clark

From Fort Worth to Richardson to downtown Dallas, North Texas has plenty of events featuring local arts and music to inspire art lovers, innovators and Dallas-area creatives.


Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform itself into a one-day

Taiyo America Opens Office in Dallas, ‘the New Silicon Valley’

Posted by Lance Murray

Taiyo America Inc. has opened an office in Dallas, the first step in the company’s plans to expand technical support and new business development into such areas as electric vehicles, robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.

The office opened Oct. …

SMU MakerTruck Ready to Show Off its Hands-On Learning Tools

Posted by Lance Murray

The MakerTruck is ready to hit the road representing Southern Methodist University in an outreach program for K-12 teachers.

The truck is designed as help teachers learn about how to inject the hands-on learning tools at the heart of the

Patent No. PP028502: Just Call Me Norman

Posted by Lance Murray

James Norman Moore died earlier this year in Arlington without seeing the fruits of his patent application for a namesake blueberry that’s unique in all the world.

Plant patents are uncommon, comprising a little over 600 of the patents issued …

$699K NSF Grant, Partnerships Will Help Astrapi Soar into Next Phase

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Dallas-based Astrapi Corp., which enhances satellite communications through its proprietary spiral-based modulation technology, is ready to move into the next phase of growth thanks to recent grants, equity raises, and partnerships.

The National Science Foundation awarded Astrapi a Phase II …

City of Burleson Launching Workforce Development Program

Posted by Jewels Clark

Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter announced recently that the city is launching a workforce development program to fill gaps in the local economy. 

Burleson Works will provide niche training for applicants and place them in jobs at participating companies in the …

Lubricant Tech Developed at UTA Would Lower Fuel Consumption, Vehicle Emissions

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Tribology, Lubrication, and Coating Laboratory have refined new vehicle lubricant technologies as part of an ongoing partnership with ESL TEKnologies. 

The new lubricant developed at the university will reduce friction, fuel consumption, …

$100K Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge Seeks Applicants

Posted by Lance Murray

Capital Factory, in partnership with DivInc, and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center announced Tuesday the $100,000 Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge targeting North Texas startups that have at least one female or person of color on their executive team.

Qualifying …

Dallas Architect Chosen to Build Waxahachie Community for Adults With Special Needs

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas-based Merriman Anderson/Architects has been chosen to build one of the first communities in North Texas for adults with special needs.

Daymark Living will be a 144,852 square-foot community with day programming and full-time living offerings for adults with learning …

Deep Space Ventures Makes Speedy 16th Investment

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Deep Space Ventures has closed its 16th portfolio investment, sealing a $100,000 deal with Austin-based Jog.AI in less than two weeks from the startup’s pitch.

Jog.AI is a platform providing users with a free conference call number on which …

Innovative Spaces: Brain Performance Institute Derives Design Inspiration from Human Brain Itself

Posted by Lance Murray

The Brain Performance Institute is designed like a brain, providing spaces devoted to increasing brain performance, enhancing brain resilience, and promoting brain regeneration.

A part of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, the new 62,000-square-foot …

Dallas Invents: 73 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 10

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

Techweek Dallas Releases Schedule, Techweek 100 Winners

Posted by Jewels Clark

Techweek is returning to Dallas at the end of this month with a lineup of speakers and events centered on the technology and startup community. 

The event series, which is meant to spotlight the tech ecosystem and give its players

Fort Worth Firm Makes Custom Glassboards Industry Standard

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

A Fort Worth company is leading the charge to encourage glassboard use in businesses, agencies, and educational institutions.

Writing on glass isn’t new. Employees in all types of businesses don’t hesitate to jot down information, equations, and thoughts on internal …

Dallas Climbs 12 Spots in Annual Innovation Report

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas has been placed among the top 10 cities in the U.S. that are ready to take on the “next-wave” digital economy, according to a recent research report analyzing the health of startup communities in 25 cities across the nation. 

UTD Grads Design Award-Winning Video Game

Posted by Lance Murray

This article was updated on June 28, 2019 to correctly attribute who created the game.

A pair of University of Texas at Dallas alumni who share a love of video game design have received an Indie Game Developer of the

Brain Performance Institute Opens Doors and Launches Global Movement

Posted by Emily Bywaters | The Center for BrainHealth

Last week, the Center for BrainHealth unveiled the new home of its Brain Performance Institute.

The 62,000-square-foot building and program center, located at Mockingbird Lane and Harry Hines Boulevard in Dallas, is the first of its kind. It is

Dallas Car Lending Nonprofit Shifts into Fast Lane With National Growth Plans

Posted by Heather Noel

Owning a car has given Jessica Wu a freedom she’d never had before.

When the native of Hainan, China first arrived in the U.S., she had no personal income, no driver’s license, nor friends to call her own. Her now …

Motivation to Create Insanely Great Products and Services

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorHave you heard this Guy speak? Guy Kawasaki – have you ever heard him speak?

If you are looking to reignite the entrepreneurial fire in your belly and are struggling to figure out why startups are so difficultall