Archive for April, 2018

EarthX: Coexisting With Nature, Mobile Greenhouse & Workplace Design

Posted by Taylor Lowder

EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, included exhibitors from a number of universities and other educational groups this past weekend at Fair Park in Dallas. 

Attendees could explore careers in science, technology, education, art, and math as well as learn more about university sustainability projects and tips to become more ecofriendly.…

EarthX: Urban Development, Art for a Cause & Tiny Homes

Posted by Katie Kelton

The EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, featured speakers and exhibits focused on topics from urban development to virtual reality systems to the new tiny house craze.

The “Urbanism, Development & Density,” panel held Friday afternoon featured speakers analyzing recent developments in city planning, and the different ways the environment can play a factor in rejuvenating certain areas.…

Clean Tech Funding May Return, With an Assist From DFW

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Private investments in environmentally-friendly energy inventions may be poised for a rebound — and North Texas is helping lead the charge, according to panelists at a conference last week.

Known as “clean technologies,” or clean tech, the field wasn’t developed enough to deliver strong financial returns quickly when venture capitalists poured large sums of money into it late in the last decade, speakers said April 19 at the E-Capital Summit, held at Dallas’ Fair Park.…

Emerging Technologies Summit: Harnessing AI, Blockchain & IoT for Future Disruption

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The collision of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and Internet of Things is coming fast, where machines will know more about humanity than we’ve ever known, a decentralized ledger will accurately and quickly handle contracts and currency, and wearable devices and sensors will collect data on everything we do.

Things To Do in Honor of Earth Day

Posted by EarthX

Texas-based non-profit EarthX is hosting the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival from April 13-22, 2018, in Dallas. The EarthX three-day expo, five-day group of conferences and 10-day film festival champions progress and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, interactive programming and thought leaders with interactive and immersive family entertainment, live music and sustainable food pavilions.…

Reflections on Earth Day:
A Collection of Top Stories

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, we’re taking a look back at some of our past stories focused on the environment.

From renewable energy and sustainable wine growing to an artist’s plight to protect the ocean and a crowdfunding platform for agricultural investments, here are six stories about efforts to be kind to our world. …

Q+A: Meet Local Startups Exhibiting at the EarthX Innovation Expo

Posted by Katie Kelton

Energy technology startups with North Texas ties will be part of the 40 exhibitors featured at the E-Capital Summit Innovation Expo at EarthX this weekend.

EarthX Vice President Matt Myers, who helped organize the E-Capital Summit to facilitate discussions about clean tech investment, said 20 percent of this year’s participants are women-led companies or groups.…

Celebrating Earth Day Around Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Taylor Lowder

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, April 22, we’ve found local events celebrating sustainability. Highlights include EarthX at Fair Park, the award-winning Denton Redbud Festival, Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, as well as various community events throughout the area.…

Discovery: Here’s Why You’re Thirsty After Drinking Alcohol; Boosting PTSD Treatment; Water Recycling Tech

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchIf you’ve ever wondered why drinking alcohol or consuming sugar makes you thirsty, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have an answer.

A study published recently by UT Southwestern researchers reveals it’s a hormone that acts on the brain to increase your desire to drink water in responsse to specific nutrient stresses that can cause dehydration.…

On Tap: Jeff Bezos at SMU, World IP Day & Digital Fabrication Symposium

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: Intelis Capital Leads WNDYR Funding Round, Voltea Raises $10M

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based venture capital firm Intelis Capital was lead investor in a funding round for WNDYR, a Dallas-based information technologies, professional services, and training startup with operations in North Texas.

WNDYR was founded in 2015 by CEO Claire Burge and Chief Operating Officer Tracey Foulkes.…

Serendipity Labs Coworking Space to Open at HALL Park in Frisco

Posted by Katie Kelton

Serendipity Labs is expanding its presence across North Texas with its latest venture — a new coworking space at HALL Park in Frisco that will launch in September.

Dallas-based HALL Group, which focuses on developing innovative spaces across Dallas such as HALL Park and HALL Arts, will be a joint venture partner on the new Frisco location.…

In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way has been working in the social sphere for more than 125 years, but don’t call it “old.”

At least when talking about it in terms of “old power,” as outlined by authors Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, says Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.…

Real Estate Recap: Five Lessons Learned From Dallas Startup Week

Posted by Erreka Campbell

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorYou didn’t have to be “in” real estate to benefit from attending any one of the Real Estate sessions from this year’s Dallas Startup Week. 

Each session’s featured speakers ranged from experts to CEO’s discussing topics relevant to any startup like funding sources, social media marketing and business model selection.…

Home Depot to Hire 1,000 for 3 Tech Centers, Including Irving

Posted by Lance Murray

The Home Depot announced Wednesday that it will hire roughly 1,000 new technology professionals this year at its main technology centers in Irving, Atlanta, and Austin.

The hiring spree is part of the home improvement company’s $11.1 billion, three-year strategic investment plan, the company said in a release.…

Dennis Dayman: Bringing Exits, Insights & Advice to the Table

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The new “Meet the Mentor” series is a way for Dallas Innovates to celebrate the depth and breadth of mentors in North Texas and highlight the collected wisdom and experience available to the startup community, entrepreneurs, and other seekers of knowledge.

UTA Developing Assistive Technologies Program With $381K Grant

Posted by Lance Murray

The University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a campuswide assistive technology program that could help reduce barriers faced by people with disabilities.

The program got a boost recently with a $381,778 Research Experiences for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation.…

Dallas Invents: 103 Patents Granted for Week of April 10

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. 

Six Lessons Learned
at the Adobe Summit

Posted by Reagan Alhadef

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Adobe Summit along with eight other members of Defakto. In addition to hearing and watching demos of the latest and greatest tech innovations in the world of Adobe, we also learned more about how we can meet and surpass the needs of our customers to continue to provide them with a more personalized and seamless experience in the ever-changing landscape of digital innovation.

NextSeed Seeking Dallas Female Entrepreneurs for Pitch Contest

Posted by Katie Kelton

NextSeed, a Houston-born crowdfunding platform connecting local business owners with investors, is looking for Dallas area female founders to highlight in its inaugural event in North Texas. 

NextUp Female Founders Dallas will include a marketplace and pitch competition featuring female entrepreneurs at Victory Plaza.