Archive for October, 2017

SMU Announces Winners of ‘Big iDeas’ Competition

Posted by Jewels Clark

Southern Methodist University has awarded a select group of students with seed and startup funding for coming up with “Big iDeas.”

Big iDeas is a two-part competition hosted by SMU that gives undergraduate students a chance to pitch their …

DFW Trade Mission Focuses On China, South Korea

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will lead a trade mission this week to Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea aimed at promoting economic, tourism, and business opportunities in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“North Texas is a hub of innovation and diversity,” Rawlings said …

3 DFW Cybersecurity Startups Among Nation’s Best-Funded

Posted by Lance Murray

Texas is one of the leading homes for privately owned cybersecurity companies in the U.S., and three of the nation’s best-funded startups have offices in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to data from the analytics company CB Insights.

California is a base …

On Tap: Art House Dallas Anniversary, Retailing Summit & Friday Night Salon

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 …

Chi Omega Christmas Market: Shopping With a Purpose

Posted by Kimberly Westphall

In the world of Amazon Prime, free delivery and instant gratification, Christmas shopping can lose its charm. Who actually goes to the mall anymore with a shopping list and spends hours carefully combing through the stores searching for that perfect

Future of Health Care: Life Science Leaders Outline What Lies Ahead for Industry at iC3 Summit

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Finding the next big medical innovation can be a daunting, Herculean journey fraught with years of pitfalls and patience before finally reaching the market.

Compared to a tech startup, which requires a computer, coding, an internet connection, and a lot …

iC3 Summit: Life Science Leaders Talk Product Placement, Entrepreneurship & More

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

BionorthTX held its third annual iC3 Life Science Summit at the University of Texas at Arlington Thursday. The summit brought industry leaders together to discuss the future of health care, the impact of new technology, financial strategies communication, and entrepreneurship. …

Discovery: Blood Plasma and Alzheimer’s, NanOlogy’s Ovarian Cancer Trial & Studying Hurricane Debris

Posted by Lance Murray


Texas Health Dallas is one of three national sites conducting a unique clinical trial testing the theory that blood plasma from young, healthy people can be injected into older adults to treat

TREC Announces 3 Finalists for its First Shark Tank Focused on South Dallas Projects

Posted by Lance Murray

The Real Estate Council has released the names of finalists who will make pitches for funding in the organization’s first TREC Shark Tank.

Presented by Nexbank, the finalists will pitch their projects to redevelop parcels within the city of Dallas’ …

Fort Worth Entrepreneur Trades Selling Fighter Jets for Razors at His New Men’s Grooming Startup

Posted by Jewels Clark

Would you give up your well-paying job that also lets you travel the world to sell razor blades? Well, Patrick Coddou did.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Coddou was hired on at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics as a mechanical …

Dallas-based Gold’s Gym Launches Fitness App

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based Gold’s Gym has debuted a new personal training app.

GOLD’S AMP makes the workout experience accessible to users outside the gym through cardio, bodyweight, and stretching exercise sessions, according to a release

 “What sets this app apart is …

Down Payment Protection Provider ValueInsured Raises $6.5M in Funding

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Dallas-based home down payment protection insurance provider ValueInsured has received a $6.5 million injection of capital from longtime partners Everest Re Group Ltd. and Houston International Insurance Group.

The capital raise will give ValueInsured — the only provider of homebuyer …

3D Skyline Replica Maker Passes $7K Kickstarter Goal in 8 Hours

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

What started as a fun hobby creating the Dallas skyline in a 3D printed model has turned into a full-fledged business for Brandon Warman with new cities and iconic buildings being added all the time.

He calls the company 3D …

What Motivates Artists? Fort Worth Company’s Film Explores the Creative Life

Posted by Jewels Clark

A Fort Worth music licensing company has released a documentary that takes an in-depth look at creatives and what motivates them in their strive for success.

“Instead of asking ‘what’, we as artists need to be asking ‘why’,” said Daniel …

AIA Dallas Chapter Honors 9 Projects with Built Design Awards

Posted by Lance Murray

Nine projects have been named winners of the 2017 Built Design Honor Awards by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The winners, which were announced during a recent awards ceremony at The Venue at 400 N. Ervay …

After Two Years of Research, Pizza Hut Believes It Has the Tech to Deliver Hotter Pizza

Posted by Jewels Clark

Pizza delivered to your door is best served hot and Pizza Hut is turning up the heat.

The Plano-based company rolled out its new oven hot delivery system this week, which promises to deliver pizzas up to 15 degrees hotter. …

Dallas’ Jason Roberts Among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Urbanists Ever

Posted by Lance Murray

Count a longtime Dallas urban advocate Jason Roberts among the 100 “Most Influential Urbanists” of all time as voted by readers of Planetizen.

Roberts, who ranked 95th on the list, is co-founder of the Better Block Project, founder …

Former Commercial Litigator Starts ‘Clean-Crafted’ Wine Club

Posted by Kerry Curry

Sarah Shadonix loves to drink wine, but she didn’t like the headaches she typically got afterward prompting her to research what might be causing them.

What she discovered was that mass produced wines often contain synthetic pesticides, chemical additives, and …

Dallas’ Ben Lamm Among Adweek’s ‘Young Influentials’

Posted by Lance Murray

A notable Dallas entrepreneur has been named one of 10 rising tech stars among the nation’s “Young Influentials” by the publication Adweek.

Ben Lamm, co-founder and CEO of Conversable, was included in the group that Adweek said, is “shaking …

Dallas Invents: 68 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 3

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