Archive for February, 2018

Dallas’ Reel FX Spins Off Advertising Arm Into Company ‘Challenging the Status Quo’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Advertising in today’s fast-paced, multi-platform world requires quick, outside-the-box thinking and a war-like mentality.

That’s why when it came time for Reel FX to spin off its advertising arm, the Dallas company named it ATK PLN, short for Attack …

Accenture Technology Vision: Report Unravels Trends Transforming Business

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Accenture released its Technology Vision 2018 report covering five major trends unfolding over the next three years: citizen AI, extended reality, data veracity, frictionless business, and internet of thinking.

The global professional services firm, with an office in Dallas, sees …

As Part of Engineers Week, Perot Museum Challenges Young Girls to Build Bridges

Posted by Katie Kelton

“Five minutes left,” yelled a contest moderator at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as young girls frantically raced to assemble the final touches on their bridges made out of upcycled materials.

For the past 15 minutes, fourth-, fifth-, …

Nonprofits Will Get Tools for Growth in $21M Initiative from Deion Sanders, Stand Together

Posted by Heather Noel

A group of Dallas nonprofits will embark on a four-month journey this week to learn how they can amplify their impact in some of the city’s most poverty-stricken areas.

It’s a new $21 million initiative from former Dallas Cowboy and …

Dallas Invents: 72 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 13

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

As Beta Launch Nears, Entrepreneur Has Nothing To Lose But Time

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorFor UTD senior James Griffin, the route to startup success is littered with nonstop workweeks, balancing his class schedule — and programming, programming, programming.

Griffin is working on a launch of RamifAI, an automated degree-planning software application, after experiencing firsthand …

Could Arlington’s Smart District Water Meters Save Money, Avert Disaster?

Posted by Lance Murray

Sometimes water leaks are a drip, drip, drip, and sometimes they’re a steady stream. When that leak is in a city water pipe, it can result in a catastrophic collapse and an expensive loss of money and resources for city

Applications Open for CodeLaunch Seed Accelerator

Posted by Katie Kelton

Code Authority is looking to turn entrepreneurs’ ideas into reality in its annual seed accelerator competition. 

The Frisco-based software firm is accepting applications through May 31 for CodeLaunch. Code Authority has hosted the seed accelerator competition since 2013 to …

AI Firm Hypergiant Officially Launches From Stealth

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Texas-based Hypergiant, an artificial intelligence company announced its launch today.

The firm, with offices in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, describes itself as “the office of machine intelligence for the Fortune 500” in a release. Its three strategic divisions — Hypergiant …

DFW Ranked No. 4 Among ‘Most Entrepreneurial Cities of 2018’

Posted by Katie Kelton

North Texas was named among the top 5 metro areas in the nation for entrepreneurs in a Fit Small Business study.

Fit Small Business, an online publication dedicated to providing information to help small business owners throughout the …

Q+A: HollerDoc Wants to ‘Put Health Care Back into the Patients’ Hands’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)Nick Qureshi said he wants to “put health care back into the patients’ hands,” with his latest venture.

Qureshi and co-founder Emad Siddiqui created the HollerDoc app to take advantage of the telemedicine trend as well as offer patients and …

Discovery: Sway, TCU Partner on Sports Performance Research & UTA Gets $3.3M for Heart Study

Posted by Lance Murray

SWAY MEDICAL, TCU SPORT SCIENCE CENTER PARTNER ON RESEARCH

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchSway Medical and Texas Christian University’s new Sport Science Center have agreed to a multiyear partnership that will support research at the center.

Sway will provide a three-year financial commitment to …

Follow the Money: Pieces Technologies Raises $3M

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AI and predictive analytics startup Pieces Technologies has raised $3.25 million in a debt-only funding round.

The funding is part of a total offering of $15 million, according to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. …

Chicago VC Fund Deepening Its Roots in Dallas, Planning First Texas Investment

Posted by Heather Noel

Chicago-based Founder Equity, known for its fee-free model for early-stage investing, has officially expanded its venture capital fund to Dallas.

The move has been years in the making, said Founder Equity partner Joe Dwyer.

“We’ve purposely structured our fund so

On Tap: Mad Scientist Ball, Citymakers & IoT Business Expo

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 …

Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas in $800M Deal

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix announced an agreement Wednesday to purchase Infomart Dallas from ASB Real Estate Investments through an $800 million debt and cash deal.

The transaction, which is expected to close by mid-2018, includes Infomart’s operations …

North Texans Launch Talent Agency for Fashion Influencers

Posted by Taylor Lowder

North Texans Tina Craig, Suzanne Droese, and Lynsey Eaton have collaborated on a new agency to represent fashion influencers.

Estate Five will focus on representing a wide range of talent, something Craig feels the larger agencies have lacked thus far, …

Dallas Pop-up Shop Unbranded Takes Up Residence at The Statler

Posted by Katie Kelton

After closing for the holiday season in December, Unbranded is opening its doors again sooner than expected.

For the past four years, the Dallas pop-up shop has operated in vacant spaces during a three-week selling period spanning from the end …

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Making its First Stop in Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Steve Case-backed Rise of the Rest 2018 tour will kick off in Dallas on May 7.

The tour, officially known as Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour with Steve Case, hosts events across the U.S. with the mission …

Dallas Invents: 58 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 6

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