Archive for March, 2018

Discovery: Reducing Cancer Risk 1 Cup at a Time, Scientist Seeks Clearer Images of Deadly Tumors

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchI drink a lot of coffee, I admit it. I’m drinking some as I write. A new study from the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center says that might be a good thing.

On Tap: Dallas Startup Week, Automation Everywhere & Comedy Festival

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 website or registration page for the latest details. …

Follow the Money: Cuban Backs 3D-Printed Rocket Maker, RevTech Secures $10M

Posted by Lance Murray


Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was among a group of investors in a Series B funding round that brought in an additional $35 million for Relativity Space, which plans to 3D print its rocket engines and boosters.

Innovation Scorecard: Chamber Says DFW in ‘Position of Strength’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas favorably stacks up against cities across the U.S. and the globe in entrepreneurial spirit and innovation-readiness per a new “Innovation Scorecard” released by the Dallas Regional Chamber along with Accenture, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.

The four groups are partnering for a larger regional study with a two-fold goal of accelerating the growth of the North Texas innovation economy and boosting the area’s reputation as a hub of innovation.…

Homeless Kids, City Park, STEM Education Benefit from Philanthropy

Posted by Lance Murray


The transformation of the former Fannie C. Harris Elementary School in Dallas into a drop-in shelter for homeless youth has gotten a major boost this month after the coalition renovating the facility was awarded $50,000 by The Dallas Foundation as winner of the annual Pegasus Prize.…

FirstNet, AT&T Launch System ‘Core’ to Help First Responders Communicate

Posted by Lance Murray

First reponders across the nation now will have access to a specialized communications network to help them communicate with each other during times of emergency — such as terror attacks, mass shootings, and other events.

FirstNet built by Dallas-based AT&T is the first nationwide public safety communications platform that is dedicated to helping first responders, and is a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority.…

Applications Open for 3rd Annual Health Innovation Competition

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Health Wildcatters is seeking early stage health care startups to pitch in its third annual competition coming up in May 16 during the Healthcare Dealmakers Conference in Dallas.

The Dallas-based seed accelerator and coworking space is focused on helping early stage startups in health care get off the ground.…

Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of March 20

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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Submit Your Pick for 2018 ‘Startup Evangelist’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

With Dallas Startup Week rapidly approaching, organizers are asking the community to nominate their candidate for “Startup Evangelist of the Year.” 

“The Startup Evangelist protects and preserves the spirit of the community by being the voice of reason with a ‘give first’ mentality and championing community.”

Honor Courage Commitment, Linux Academy Partner for Veteran IT Training

Posted by Katie Kelton

In 1998, Cliff Sosamon left the Marine Corps to start his new life as a civilian — but something felt wrong.

“When we get out of the military, it’s like we hang up our identity,” Sosamon said.

“When we get out of the military, it’s like we hang up our identity.”

India-based Wipro Opens Plano Cybersecurity, Advanced Analytics Hub

Posted by Lance Murray

Wipro, India’s third-largest information technology company, has opened a cybersecurity center and a hub for advanced analytics in Plano.

“Our technology center in Plano is the latest milestone in our growing operations in Texas, and is testament to the local talent pool and the robust support offered by the state to the technology sector,” Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO and executive director of Wipro Ltd.,…

Ballou Joins FLUX Leadership to Bolster Blockchain in Agriculture

Posted by Lance Murray

Kirk Ballou has built a portfolio based on mobile apps and cryptocurrency. Now, you can add Mother Earth to his growing résumé.

Ballou joined Dallas-based tech startup FLUX this month as chief technology officer and chief blockchain officer, bringing his expertise to the company that is previewing the launch in mid-May of a new protocol that merges blockchain and agriculture.…

UTD Class Teaches the Business Side of Brewery Startup

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorCraft brewing contributed $4.9 billion to the Texas economy last year, according to Richard Harrison, PhD, an associate professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. Harrison, a self-described craft beer enthusiast, got the idea for a college course in craft brewing because of research from Stanford University on “resource partitioning theory” and craft beer: As big corporate brewers consolidated, it created space for smaller brewers to sell a wide variety of stouts, lagers and India pale ales.…

Female-focused The Riveter Plans Coworking Expansion to Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

A Seattle-based coworking company with a female focus is including Dallas in its expansion plans this year.

The Riveter opened its first location in Seattle 10 months ago and has a location in Fremont, Washington. Now, the company said in a GeekWire article that it’s planning to expand this year into Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver, and Bellevue, Washington.…

‘Humanizing the Digital:’ Symposium to Explore Intersection of Art + Tech

Posted by Lance Murray

Artists, researchers, makers, and students will gather in April on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton for the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium.

The event, April 20-21 in the Visual Arts Building, will feature two digital art exhibits hosted by the university’s Department of Visual Arts, as well discussions on digital fabricaiton in practice, theory, and curation.…

Plano Phone Service Provider for Seniors With Cognitive Issues on a Growth Spurt

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Tavis Schriefer knows firsthand the everyday challenges that come with caring for a loved one with dementia.

“My mom loved talking on the phone with friends and family, but was having increasing difficulty with the features and functionality of her smartphone and cordless home phone,” he told Dallas Innovates about his inspiration for founding teleCalm in 2016.…

Innovative Texting Project Sends Tips to Parents and Caregivers on Their Phones

Posted by KERA

Space donated by an anonymous Dallas Innovates sponsor.Parents provide the first building blocks for their child’s success. But kids don’t come with an instruction manual.

The new Start Smart Texas literacy program enables parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — anyone who cares for a young child — to receive convenient tips about child development, literacy and much more delivered by text, right to their phone.…

Real Estate: Tips for Commercial Landlords Strategically Planning for the Future

Posted by Erreka Campbell

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorWhether they own an office building, a shopping center or an industrial park, every commercial landlord should create (or re-evaluate) the overall operating or strategic plan for their property.

Not only is today’s environment competitive for attracting high-quality tenants, but tenants’ needs and wants are changing as quickly as new technologies pop-up and intentionally (or inadvertently) change the leasing business model.…

Mexican Pasta Maker La Moderna Unveils 1st U.S. Plant, Headquarters in Cleburne

Posted by Taylor Lowder

International Foods Corp. has opened a $50 million 150,000-square-foot La Moderna pasta plant and U.S. headquarters in Cleburne where it plans to produce 4,000 tons of pasta per month utilizing state-of-the-art technology and robotics.

La Moderna is the largest pasta maker in Mexico and the Cleburne plant joins the company’s six other plants in Mexico.…

Innovative Spaces: Pasta Maker Goes High-Tech with Robotics

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesLa Moderna has incorporated state-of-art technology and robotics into its new $50 million pasta plant and U.S. Headquarters in Cleburne. The 150,000-square-foot facility is the first La Moderna plant in the United States, and is unlike any of the company’s six plants in Mexico.