Archive for November, 2017

On Tap: The Great Seed Bomb, Lunch With HuffPost Founder & Dallas Networking Mixer

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. …

TCU Senior’s Startup Offering Tech Repair On Demand

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Texas Christian University senior Daniel Castenada wants to cut down long wait times that have become the norm for some tech repair shops. 

Through his startup FlyFix, he offers on-demand tech repairs and is a self-described “Uber” of phone repairs, according to FWinc.…

Ieso Digital Health to Establish U.S. Headquarters in Irving

Posted by Kerry Curry

United Kingdom’s Ieso Digital Health, which just won two prestigious innovation awards, is establishing a U.S. headquarters in Irving as it works to expand its mental health care model throughout the U.S.

The Cambridge-based company, founded by psychologists, uses real-time, one-on-one accredited therapists coupled with technologically advanced artificial intelligence to provide behavioral health treatment to clients in an online setting.…

Which Are the ‘Coolest’ Tech Employers in DFW? DevMountain Has Made Its Picks

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

North Texas has its share of dynamic technology companies and a new list by DevMountain reveals the top 10 “coolest” employers in the region.

“At DevMountain, we know people don’t have to be in Silicon Valley or New York to build great tech careers.”

UTD Entrepreneurs Earn
Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarships

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorThree students from The University of Texas at Dallas  have each won a $15,000 scholarship from the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation. Recipients were selected based on their entrepreneurial aspirations, leadership qualities and academic credentials.


Omeed Shams, an innovation and entrepreneurship graduate student, Rachel L.…

Code Breakers: UNT Prof, Students Tackle Zodiac Killer’s Code for History Channel Series

Posted by Lance Murray

Few unsolved serial killer cases have drawn more attention as that of the Zodiac killer who terrorized residents of northern California with a series of attacks in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

The killings were followed by taunting letters and codes with strange, ancient symbols sent to newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

CyberMiles Announces $30M Raised in Initial Coin Offering

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based CyberMiles announced it has raised nearly $30 million in the crowdfunding phase of its initial coin offering.

Participants from 111 countries contributed to the ICO, the company said.

CyberMiles is a new blockchain platform that is designed and optimized for commercial applications and is led by Dr.…

Fort Worth Half-Marathon Runner Creates Post-Run Aguas Frescas Drink

Posted by Jewels Clark

Fort-Worth half-marathon runner Gabriel Zambrano has made a change of pace recently venturing into the entrepreneurial scene with his startup Aguas on the Trinity.

Zambrano began competing in half-marathons at a young age and just never stopped running, but one day after a race he started to question the usual post workout sports drinks.…

Unbranded Announces Vendors
for 2017 Pop-up Shop

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas pop-up shop Unbranded has announced this year’s list of vendors.

Since 2014, Unbranded has transformed a vacant space into a temporary retail shop giving a select group of entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, artists, chefs, and more a brick-and-mortar space to sell their products during the holiday season.…

Do You Have an ‘Edison Award’ Worthy Innovation? Here’s a Chance to Be Honored

Posted by Heather Noel

There’s still time left to put your name in the hat for the annual Edison Best New Product Awards.

The decades-old awards program invites organizations across the globe to submit their new products or services to be recognized as “game changing” innovations.…

Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 21

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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Reshaping the Built Environment: Creating a Memorable Urban Form For DFW

Posted by Heather Noel

The time is ripe for change of North Texas’ urban pattern, according to real estate developer and planner Paris Rutherford.

Take a gander of the area from a bird’s eye and the landscape creates no sense of place like Paris, France might, said Rutherford, a principal at Dallas-based Catalyst Urban Development.…

The OTT Revolution
Comes to Dallas

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorVideo content viewing is on the move, just like everything else. From user-generated content like great pet videos or spectacular skateboard fails to premium original programming from broadcast giants, digital video is where it’s at today. eMarketer (eMarketer, October, 2017) estimates that the number of digital video views will climb over two billion this year, and the average time spent watching digital video keeps rising.…

Lockheed Martin Forecasts Tech Trends for Defense in 2018

Posted by Lance Murray

Defense giant Lockheed Martin has looked ahead and identified the top technologies it said will play a major role in the years ahead for the defense and aerospace industry.

Lockheed Martin is a major employer in Dallas-Fort Worth, employing thousands of people at its Lockheed Martin Aeronautics division, based in Fort Worth, and its Missiles and Fire Control business unit based in Grand Prairie.…

Trend Micro Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security with Canada-based Immunio Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

Cybersecurity giant Trend Micro Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired Immunio as part of its efforts to expand its Hybrid Cloud Security solution.

Japan-based Trend Micro’s U.S. headquarters is in Irving, and Immunio is a Montreal, Canada-based company that was a pioneer in real-time web application security.…

UT Southwestern Piloting Career Exploration Program

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Jennifer Peters knew as she started her postdoctoral work in cancer biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center that academia wasn’t in her future. 

The fifth year postdoctoral researcher wanted to receive more training before heading out into the workforce, though she wasn’t sure what career path was for her.…

UNIBEES App Planning Rapid Expansion in 2018, Venturing Beyond a Freebie Finder

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

An app that helps college students find free food and events on campus has 12,000 users at some of the state’s biggest universities and could launch nationwide next year.

UNIBEES founders Abinav Varma Kalidindi and Chandra Kiran Achanta started the app at the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2016.…

Arlington Turns to Rideshare Service Via for Mass Transit

Posted by Lance Murray

Since 2013, the city of Arlington’s mass transit system was a single bus route that was used mainly by students at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Earlier this month, the Arlington City Council voted to end the route, and replace it with the ridesharing service Via beginning Dec.…

Discovery: Disrupting Breast Cancer, Mapping Human Cells & Long-lasting Bioimplants

Posted by Lance Murray


A professor at the University of Texas at Dallas has designed a molecule that could benefit breast cancer patients for whom current treatments aren’t working anymore.

Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UT Dallas, along with his colleagues published a paper recently in the online journal eLife that describes how they designed the molecule and how it is effective in halting the progression of treatment-resistant breast cancer cells in isolation and in an animal model, according to UTD.…

On Tap: ‘Truth’ at the DMA, Instagram Workshop & IBM Tech Talk on Blockchain

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. …