Archive for December, 2017

Taking Flight: Hackathon Tackles Business of Airplane Parts

Posted by Lance Murray

The soaring world of how airplane parts are bought and sold is the inspiration for The World in Flight Hackathon Saturday and Sunday at The Study Innovation Center in Irving.

Hackers will vie for $6,000 in total prize money — …

Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 5

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

Dallas Artist/Maker Creates ‘a Little Bit of Magic’ With Her Shamstones

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)From printmaking and sculpture to photography and installation art, Shamsy Roomiani is an artist of many talents. 

But, it’s her glowing Shamstones that have garnered the most attention and made Shamsy feel that she’s come into her own. 

The one-of-a-kind …

SMU, UTA Profs Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Posted by Lance Murray

Two North Texas university professors have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional honor given to academic inventors.

Bruce Gnade, executive director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership and clinical professor within …

Real Estate Brokerage NATIVE Launches With New App

Posted by Lance Murray

Two veterans of the luxury real estate industry have launched NATIVE International Realty, a technology-based residential real estate brokerage with its headquarters in Dallas.

CEO Josh Ellis and Chief Operating Officer Gene Taylor started the brokerage to offer an innovative

TWU Introduces Flavor Chemistry Program to Address Local Industry Needs

Posted by Heather Noel

When most people describe the taste of orange juice they might mention the drink’s sweet or sour tang.

Flavor chemist Dr. Xiaofen Du has a more intricate sense explaining the drink’s fresh, seedy flavor or even the nuance of lemon …

Dusk Comics: A Home for Independent Creators, Strong Female Characters

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dusk Comics publisher, founder, and head writer David Doub always has had a passion for comic books, and now his DFW-based company is helping him live his dream and help independent creators get their work published.

He founded Dusk Comics …

Taste Community Restaurant: Pay-What-You-Can Concept Opens in Fort Worth

Posted by Jewels Clark

The long-awaited Taste Community Restaurant has opened its doors for business at 1200 S. Main St. in Fort Worth, serving customers with a pay-what-you-can model.

We reported in June that the healthy and nutritious restaurant was on the way, with …

Hyatt Regency Dallas: Experts on Holiday Happenings in Dallas

Posted by Kimberly Westphall

Each year, the Hyatt Regency Dallas serves its guests as an expert in all things related to holiday activities. After all, the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Dallas hosts guests from across the world who are traveling to our thriving metropolis…

On Tap: Energy Forum, Call of Duty World League & Smart Gigabit Cities App Challenge

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 …

REVTECH Announces First ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’

Posted by Jewels Clark

REVTECH named Dallas ethical home decor startup founders as the first recipient of its REVTECH Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The Dallas retail accelerator honored the women during an event Thursday, which celebrated North Texas entrepreneurs disrupting the retail industry. 

Monetizing Your Passion: Fashionable Dallas Duo Talk About Building rewardStyle

Posted by Jewels Clark

They say opposites attract, and in the case of Amber Venz Box and Baxter Box, it was a perfect fit. 

As part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Global Perspectives speaker series this week, the fashionable Dallas duo shared …

Boss Fight Entertainment Moving its HQ to Watters Creek in Allen

Posted by Lance Murray

Video game development company Boss Fight Entertainment is on the move, announcing that it will relocate its headquarters to the first building being built at One Bethany at Watters Creek in Allen.Boss Fight logo

Boss Fight, founded by David Rippy, Scott …

Funding Roundup: Frisco Wearable Tech Startup Raises $95K, Burleson Project Gets $900K Incentive

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter


Head injuries, concussions, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy suffered on the football field have been a topic of public discussion in recent years. According to the Chicago Tribune, growing concerns about …

Discovery: Stressed Mitochondria, Personalized Breast Cancer Care & Aircraft Construction With Alloys

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA discovery by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington could lead to the development of new treatments for cancers and some neurological disorders.

The researchers have identified proteins that help mitochondria recover from …

Founders Live to Hold Monthly Live-Streamed Pitches at NoD

Posted by Lance Murray

The Founders Live is expanding into Dallas with live-streamed monthly pitch events beginning in January at NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road.

In October, the pitch competition held a pilot event at NoD, the North Dallas coworking space opened by …

Sneak Peek: Here’s a Look at Plano ISD’s New Fine Arts Center

Posted by Lance Murray

The public is getting its first look at the new $50 million Plano ISD Fine Arts Center with the release of the initial set of renderings for the state-of-the-art facility.

The images were released by the Dallas office of the …

UTD Team Reconstructs Apollo Mission Recordings

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have taken a giant step in making audio recordings of the U.S. Apollo lunar missions available for all mankind in a five-year project that overcame many technical challenges.

In 2012, researchers at …

Jerry Jones-Affiliated Firm Invests in The Gents Place

Posted by Lance Murray

Blue Star Innovation Partners has made a substantial investment in The Gents Place, an upscale Dallas lifestyle club that offers men’s grooming and other services.

Blue Star is an investment venture for growth-stage companies founded by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry …

TAS Environment Services Acquires Delmar Disposal

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based environmental services provider TAS Environment Services LP has acquired Delmar Disposal Co., a Dallas-based industrial waste services provider.

TAS is a portfolio company of TEAM Partners LLC, a Dallas private equity firm. Delmar is the second add-on acquisition …