Archive for January, 2018

NTT Data Innovation Summit: Is Your Company Ready For a Digital Labor Force?

Posted by Heather Noel

The future will be increasingly digital — and yes, that means even some jobs will go by the wayside — but experts say companies should not view the virtual robots that are entering the workforce as foes.

“I think very …

Society Honors Frisco’s 4 Traffic Data Programs

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Anyone who has been in North Texas for a while knows that the city of Frisco has grown by leaps and bounds in a very short amount of time. 

After all, Frisco is the home of the so-called $5 Billion …

Texas Woman’s University’s Chemistry Program Featured in National Review

Posted by Katie Kelton

Texas Woman’s University is the only Texas school out of nine universities recognized in The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ latest issue of Peer Review Civic Major by Design for “graduating chemists with civic lenses.”

The association said …

Fill it Up: Booster Fuels Expands Service to Shopping Mall

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Booster Fuels recently aligned with The Great Mall of the Bay Area in California and now allows shoppers there the opportunity to fill up their cars while they are inside shopping.

Booster was founded in December 2014, and has been …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

The New Frontiers:
DFW Companies Leading the Charge

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Research and advisory firm Gartner announced its top tech trends for 2018. Here’s a quick glance at some of the Dallas-Fort Worth companies leading the charge in each arena.

AI Foundations

Flux Farms

The Dallas-based software startup has developed inexpensive …

NBCUniversal Looking for DFW Nonprofits Making Tech-based Social Impact

Posted by Katie Kelton

Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits will benefit from a new transformative technology grant program from the NBCUniversal Foundation.

Over the next two years, the foundation and NBCUniversal-owned Television Studios will partner to donate $5 million to nonprofits around the country as part …

Bell, Boeing Expect Big Lift From Delivery Drones

Posted by Lance Murray

You probably remember all the hoopla when Amazon announced in 2013 that it was developing delivery drones to fly a package to your doorstep. 

Some people thought the idea was crazy. But some aviation industry giants — Fort Worth-based Bell …

Discovery: New Tech to Battle Heart Failure, Crystals Behave Unexpectedly Under Heat

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHeart failure — where the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body — is a serious condition that affects millions of people in the United States.

The American …

Fort Worth’s BRIT Recognizes Sustainable Winegrowers in International Contest

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Solar arrays, variable-speed drives on equipment, and naturally-cooled caves have helped a family-owned business win the top award in the eighth annual sustainable-winegrowing competition put on by Fort Worth’s Botanical Research Institute of Texas, or BRIT.

Initiatives like those in …

Dallas Female Entrepreneurs Got Their Start With the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Posted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

The Girl Scout Cookie Program has sparked the careers of millions of female entrepreneurs over the past 100 years.

When asked, more than half — 57 percent, to be exact — of Girl Scout alumnae in business fields credit the

Fastest Labs Finds Growth in North Texas Market

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Speed and accuracy are the name of the game when it comes to drug testing.

Businesses don’t want to lose hours or even days waiting for someone to take a test and get results. And they need to trust the …

Follow the Money: MediBookr Seed Round Nets $675K, defi Solutions Has $55M Series C Raise

Posted by Lance Murray


MediBookr, the Dallas-based health-care shopping platform, raised $675,000 in seed funding that will go toward product enhancement and client support.

The MediBookr website and mobile app allows users to search for and find health-care …

Dallas ISD Spanish Teacher a Contender for $1M Global Teacher Prize

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Dallas ISD teacher Akash Patel has been named a Top 50 finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

The Global Teacher Prize is for educators teaching students from kindergarten through high school. It seeks to honor educators such as …

On Tap: Entrepreneurs Summit, Healthcare Innovation Breakfast & Sunday Supper Concert

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 …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check for upcoming dates for 2018.


CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …

ShearShare Snags Win in Capital Factory Diversity Challenge

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell won $100,000 in the Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge Tuesday evening, clearing the way for the McKinney startup to grow its team.

The challenge was put on by Capital Factory in partnership with …

South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesToyota’s philanthropic arm will shift its focus to mobility issues in south Dallas as the next phase of Dallas Innovation Alliance’s smart cities initiative begins.

The car company, which just opened its North American headquarters in Plano last year, is …

After Successful Tests, Exos Awaits License to Launch its Reusable Rocket

Posted by Lance Murray

Caddo Mills-based Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies could get a license to fly its new reusable Suborbital Active Rocket with GuidancE, or SARGE rocket in February after a successful “tie down test flight” at the Caddo Mills Municipal Airport.


Fueling Disruption:
Local Startups That Got Funding in 2017

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Funding rounds brought millions in capital from investors for North Texas startups.

Lantern Pharma

The cancer-fighting Dallas pharma raised $3.7 million in May from its Series A equity financing to continue its search for and testing of abandoned cancer drug.…