Archive for March, 2018

Fort Worth’s Cameron Cushman Selected as Mentor for New International Startup Program

Posted by Heather Noel

Cameron Cushman, a champion for Fort Worth’s startup community and director of innovation ecosystems at UNT Health Science Center, has been selected as a mentor for a new international startup program.

In April, Cushman will travel to Istanbul, Turkey as …

Discovery: Women Lead Sustainable Living Research at AgriLife, UTD Scientists Develop ‘Genetic’ Circuits

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA trio of women at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas are among the leaders in agricultural and ecological research in North Texas who are finding new ways to support

Toyota Attracts Future Dreamers and Doers Through Innovation and Diversity

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

With technology advancing and the automotive industry experiencing immense changes, now more than ever, companies are seeking ways to adapt and innovate, and Toyota is edging toward the inside track.

Toyota understands diversity and inclusion are key business drivers, and …

On Tap: Elevator Pitch, Engineering Entrepreneurship Lecture & Dinner Dialogues

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 …

Follow the Money: Door Inc. Raises $8.7M in Equity Funding, Highland Homes Brings in $7.5M

Posted by Lance Murray


Door Inc., the Dallas-based tech-enabled residential real estate brokerage firm, announced that is has sold nearly $8.7 million of a $10 million equity offering.

Door, which was founded in 2015, …

Texas Instruments Coding Contest Challenges Students

Posted by Katie Kelton

As summer approaches, Dallas-based tech giant Texas Instruments has launched a new coding contest aimed at keeping students interested and curious about STEM through the end of the spring semester. 

TI recently announced the contest called TI Codes that challenges …

It’s Party Time! Social Dining Platform Brings People Together

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Interested in trying out new foods and meeting new people in a casual and personal social atmosphere?

Carl LaFlamme, founder and CEO of, sees a marketplace ready to embrace a new approach to dining out and hosting events. …

Fort Worth Chamber Adds Senior VP for Advocacy

Posted by Lance Murray

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has hired public affairs executive Rebecca Montgomery as senior vice president of Advocacy, leading one of four pillars of the Chamber’s new strategic plan, Fortify

Her appointment comes soon after the chamber announced

New Orders Stoke the Fortunes at GE Transportation Fort Worth Locomotive Plant

Posted by Lance Murray

With new orders boosting its business and casting aside an uncertain future, you might consider the GE Transportation plant in Fort Worth as the 1 million-square-foot locomotive engine factory that could.

GE announced this week that it secured orders for …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

UTA Names Adrian Parr to Lead College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs

Posted by Lance Murray

The appointment of Adrian Parr as the new dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington has an added benefit for the school — her husband, architect Michael Zaretsky, will join

Dallas Invents: 67 Patents Granted for Week of March 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

New Fort Worth Chamber VP’s Focus: Small Business, Entrepreneur Support

Posted by Lance Murray

A veteran in economic development, marketing, and banking has been hired by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce as senior vice president of small business and entrepreneurial support.

In his new role, Jarred Howard will lead one the four pillars …

Event to Spotlight Female Filmmaking & its History

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Female filmmakers will be the focus of an event this weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson. 

Women and the Movies They Make partners Dallas VideoFest along with Women in Film Dallas and WiFD’s Flicks by Chicks Film Festival. …

‘Rising Star’ Fashion Label Don Morphy Opens First Pop-Up Store

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas-based Don Morphy custom and ready-to-wear menswear label announced its first pop-up brick and mortar store in Victory Park running through April 12.

The fashion startup is a local success story. Founder Daniel Mofor’s experience goes back to management …

Walsh Makerspace Opens in West Fort Worth Neighborhood

Posted by Lance Murray

The Walsh Makerspace is now open in a 7,200-acre neighborhood in west Fort Worth, bringing 21st-century technology and tools to its residents and to the public.

The 2,000-square-foot makerspace includes a woodshop, computer design software and 3D printers, a laser …

Defying the Odds: Cause Studio Gives Nonprofit Professionals, Organizations Tools to Succeed

Posted by Heather Noel

When Robyn Brown first started organizing computer science workshops in the Dallas area, she wasn’t thinking the passion project would turn into a nonprofit.

Brown, who has a communications background in the software industry, began with bringing in professionals to …

Mavs Gaming to Bring Esports Arena Online in Deep Ellum

Posted by Lance Murray

Mavs Gaming will open an a multipurpose esports arena at the Dallas Mavericks’ former headquarters in Deep Ellum, giving Mark Cuban’s esports enterprise a new home that will be ready in time for season tip-off of NBA 2K in May.

Better Block Helps Churn Up Crowds for World’s Largest Cheese Board

Posted by Lance Murray

A Dallas nonprofit helped the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board become one of the hits at South by Southwest in Austin by constructed a digital “barn” inside a conference room that housed the World’s Largest Cheese Board.

The 70-foot-long board showcased …

Discovery: How Songbirds Could Help With Autism, 3D-Printed Microneedles Offer New, Lower Cost Option

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchScientists at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute are using songbirds to demonstrate that a specific set of neurons may influence how humans learn vocal behaviors.

Their study shows that a bird’s