Archive for December, 2017

Love Field to Get High-Tech System That Detects, Tracks Wildlife, Drones & People

Posted by Lance Murray

New technology has been authorized for Dallas Love Field that will enhance safety for aircraft taking off and landing at the city-owned airport six miles northwest of downtown Dallas.

The Dallas City Council voted recently to buy the Pharovision Wildlife …

Dallas Home Repair Startup Raises $2M for Texas Expansion

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A Dallas startup aimed at disrupting the home repair and warranty business recently raised $2 million in seed money so it can expand to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston in January.

The Fixd app gives homeowners a way to find …

Former GameStop Exec Joins McKinney-based Playful

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Mark Stanley, who led a turnaround at Grapevine-based GameStop, will be the new chief business officer at Playful Corp., a McKinney-based video game developer.

Playful Corp. created the new position after working with Stanley on a collaboration for “Star Child” …

Dallas Fashion Designer Partners with Bloomingdale’s The SIL

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas designer Tish Cox has sewn ties with a new e-commerce store called The SIL (Stuff I Love).

The new collaboration along with the backstory of Cox’s Cinderella rise in the industry was featured in the December/January issue of Garden

On Tap: Frisco Fiscal Hackathon, Branding Through Storytelling & Blockchain Expert Talk

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 …

Dallas Startup Week Expanding Beyond Downtown Dallas in 4th Year

Posted by Heather Noel

Organizers of Dallas Startup Week are planning to expand the event series beyond downtown in 2018.

The free, five-day celebration of all things startup is geared toward bringing area entrepreneurs and local leaders together for educational workshops and discussions around …

Bond Buyer Honors The T With Deal of the Year Award

Posted by Lance Murray

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority has been honored as the Southwest Deal of the Year at The Bond Buyer’s 16th Annual Deal of the Year Awards Dec. 6 in New York City.

The Deal of the Year Awards recognizes

Boost to Education: Hunt, TI Foundations & Texas Workforce Commission Donate Funds to Local Schools

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter


The Nancy Ann Hunt Foundation has given Southern Methodist University a $15 million gift to continue support of the prestigious Hunt Leadership Scholars Program.

The donation will be split, with $10 million dedicated …

Dallas Billionaire Entrepreneur Dundon Adds NHL Team to His Portfolio

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas billionaire entrepreneur Tom Dundon has iced a deal to become the majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team, adding to his growing portfolio of business and sports successes.

The team, which plays at PNC Arena in Raleigh, …

Dallas Women’s Foundation Awards Record $4.5M in Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Dallas Women’s Foundation announced a spike in grants for 2017, investing in 144 different organizations helping women and girls in need.

“We are very excited to have reached a new record of $4.5 million in grants that address the …

Discovery: Improving Social Deficits in Autism, SMU Prof Named ‘Budding Genius’ & Watershed Mapping

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchIs it feasible to treat autistic children through neuromodulation?

Researchers from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center are looking into it after a new study showed …

Big Ideas Get Cash Infusion at UTD Competition

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorThe Big Idea Competition at The University of Texas at Dallas showed there is no lack of entrepreneurial ideas among its student-competitors. At the BIC finals last month, entries ranged from wearable robotics that augment human motion to web portals …

Apple Investment Will Help Finisar Open Sherman Plant, Create 500 Jobs

Posted by Lance Murray

Apple’s $390 million investment in optical communications company Finisar will lead to new life for a shuttered 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman and the creation of roughly 500 jobs in northern Texas.

The investment, announced Wednesday, is Apple’s second from …

Dallas’ NBA 2K Team Announces Name, Logo & Social Media

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas’ NBA 2K League team has announced its new name, logo, and social media channels.

Mavs Gaming is the team name and the logo reflects the Dallas Mavericks colors of white, off-white, and royal blue.

“We wanted a symbol that …

Southern Dallas Pop-up Market Features Local Entrepreneurs

Posted by Heather Noel

Red Bird Entrepreneur Center may not be open yet, but that doesn’t mean its leaders can’t offer programming and begin engaging the surrounding neighborhoods.

“We don’t have to have a physical location to start serving entrepreneurs in the community,” said …

Frito-Lay Parent Orders New Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

Posted by Lance Murray

Doritos, Fritos, and Lays potato chips will be quietly whizzing their way to stores near you in the future, after the parent company of Plano-based Frito-Lay Inc. reserved 100 of Tesla Inc.’s new electric Semi trucks.

It’s all a part …

Former Pro Basketball Player Switches to Home Development

Posted by Kerry Curry

Former professional basketball player Edwin Tatum has launched a Dallas residential development company focused entirely on modern homes with an international flair.

Tatum’s company, Detate Property Group, is in the process of identifying and acquiring property in several Dallas-Fort …

Fort Worth Economic Plan: Entrepreneurs Critical Piece to City’s Future Success

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Entrepreneurs are an essential part of Fort Worth’s future and the city needs to do everything it can to foster their success, creating ecosystems where they can thrive, and even consider offering tax incentives.

But there’s also a live-and-play component …

Doggo CEO Selected As First Participant in Capital One Mentorship Program

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Garage, Capital One’s innovation center in Plano, has chosen entrepreneur Srishti Goel as the first participant in its free mentorship program for female business owners. 

The Garage announced the new program, which is open to female business owners …

Dallas Designer Makes Architectural Digest’s AD100 List

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas designer Jan Showers has been included in Architectural Digest’s 2018 AD100 list of the world’s top architects and interior designers.

Showers, who heads Jan Showers & Associates Inc., has had a three-decade career that includes writing two books …