Archive for November, 2017

Florida-based Moss Construction Expands to North Texas

Posted by Lance Murray

Florida-based Moss Construction Management is opening a McKinney office where the company will pursue opportunities in the multifamily, hospitality, office, and mixed-use sectors.

Industry veteran Robert Hodges has joined Moss as a vice president and will lead the company’s North …

Next Generation of Care: Universities Find New Ways to Shape Future Caregivers

Posted by Lance Murray

Medical schools are thinking differently about how they educate the next generation of health-care professionals.

The Fort Worth medical school opening in 2019 as a partnership between Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center will …

Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 14

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

Ex-NFL Receiver Mark Clayton Catches Entrepreneurial Spirit With Headphones Company

Posted by Lance Murray

Former NFL player and current Dallas resident Mark Clayton no longer runs routes as a wide receiver. Now he runs his own business as a technology entrepreneur.

Clayton has designed what he said is the first wireless over-the-ear headphones for …

Stacy’s Snacks’ Rise Project Aims to Increase Female Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jewels Clark

Stacy’s Snacks has created the Stacy’s Rise Project to advance women in the culinary industry and has announced the first class of scholarship winners.

Stacy’s is one of the brands under the Plano-based Frito-Lay North America umbrella. The Stacy’s Rise …

UNT Receives $1.6M Grant for High School Career Connect

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Greater Texas Foundation has awarded a $1.6 million grant to the University of North Texas to support High School Career Connect.

The grant funds the first three years of the program and provides students with career development tools, skills …

UTA Emotional Robotics Lab
Looks at Human-Robot Bonds

Posted by Lance Murray

Can a robot fill in the emotional gap needed to be a companion or caretaker to humans, providing emotional or physical support?

That’s what the new Emotional Robotics Living Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is looking into.

Dallas Market Center to Debut
Space for Hand-Crafted Products

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas Market Center will open up space for retailers of artisan-style products to set up shop and sell their wares.

“We serve tens of thousands of retailers across the country and they are looking for more products that are uniquely …

Recap: See the Ideas Spurred at Startup Weekend Fort Worth

Posted by Cameron Cushman

Editor’s Note: Cameron Cushman was a volunteer organizer for this year’s Startup Weekend Fort Worth.

So what happens when you have the former CEO of Startup Weekend facilitating your weekend-long company creation event and you get an extra hour in

Toyota Helps Make Parkland Emergency Room More Efficient

Posted by Lance Murray

Parkland Memorial Hospital CEO Dr. Fred Cerise was asking how the public hospital could move patients through the emergency room more quickly.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Cerise reached out to Plano-based Toyota Motor North America, which has a …

Report: DFW Emerging as Tech Market With Jobs, Office Space

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Mention “tech cities,” and what might comes to mind are Silicon Valley, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, or Austin. But, Dallas-Fort Worth is emerging as a tech market, according to two new reports. 

“People have thought of Austin as Silicon …

With a Click, Innovation Revolutionizes Operating Room

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorDr. Peter Baek has parlayed medical training, a military career, and academic resources into a deceptively simple startup that may provide critical drug compliance in operating rooms nationwide. His product, Click-to-Comply, is used in 14 DFW-area hospitals, and is poised …

Dallas Startup Pryzm Gets Patent on Digital Lens Technology

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Pryzm Labs Inc. has received a patent on lens technology for devices such as cellphones that the company said will enhance creativity in digital media for a variety of uses, including social media.

U.S. Patent No 9569683 is for …

Medical VR Startup Takes First at UTD Big Idea Competition

Posted by Heather Noel

From giving attraction maps the augmented reality treatment via a mobile app to an unmanned aerial system capable of monitoring air quality, University of Texas at Dallas students offered a variety in Thursday’s Big Idea Competition final.

But, it was …

UTA College of Business to Host Veterans Symposium, Resource Fair 

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is hosting its first Veterans Business Symposium and Resource Fair on Saturday at the College of Business Building on campus.

The event is free and open to all veterans, disabled …

Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Tips on ‘The Art of Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple executive and current chief evangelist at the free graphic-design tool website Canva, gave a keynote speech about the art of innovation and also served on the judging panel of the 2017 Big Idea Competition at

Dallas-Based GoBone Finds a Spot on Oprah’s Holiday List

Posted by Jewels Clark

The app-enabled dog toy GoBone is on a roll and moving up to Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2017.

Dallas-based GoBone is run by Santiago Gutierrez, the CEO and founder of PulsePet, which makes smart, connected devices for pets and their …

From Seats to Shoes: Southwest Airlines, Mexican Fashion Label to ‘Upcycle’ Old Leather

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is working with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernandez to upcycle hundreds of pounds of leather from airplane seat covers into consumer goods.

The line of products is called LUV Seat: Mexico, and the recycled seat …

Discovery: Global Warming Link, Enlarged Aortas in Ex-NFL Players & Texas “Wild Places”

Posted by Lance Murray

SMU RESEARCHERS CONFIRM ANCIENT GLOBAL WARMING LINK

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas examined fossil leaves from Ethiopia to determine that a link between carbon dioxide and global warming existed 22 million years ago.

The research will help scientists …

Photos: Take a Virtual Look Inside NTT Data Services’ Client Experience Center

Posted by Heather Noel

Wednesday NTT Data marked the one-year anniversary of its $3.1 billion acquisition of Dell Services.

NTT Data Services, the Plano division of the Japanese IT services provider, held an event to celebrate its “innoversary” and officially open the Client …