Archive for May, 2018

Café Momentum is 1st DFW Nonprofit to Get Lyft Community Grant

Posted by Rachel Linch

A new Community Grant program will make Lyft more than just a convenient way to get around town, head to a favorite restaurant, or to get to a concert quickly. Thanks the grant program, the ridesharing company will serve Dallas area nonprofits in a new way — free rides for a month via a $1,000 ride credit.

Follow the Money: AT&T Part of $10M Lumina Round, Retail Startup Raises $5.7M, Buffett Unit Buys Ebby Halliday

Posted by Lance Murray


Dallas-based AT&T was an investor in a $10 million Series A funding round for Lumina Networks.

The round was led by Verizon Ventures and also included Rahi Systems.

San Jose, California-based Lumina, an open source networking company, said it will use the funding to support the development of new programs and geographic expansion in Europe and Japan.…

Ben Lamm-founded Hypergiant Names Sample as CTO

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Artificial intelligence startup Hypergiant announced Thursday it named C.K. Sample III as chief technology officer of the Hypergiant Space Age Solutions division.

In the role, Sample will be responsible for engineering leadership.

Hypergiant has three offices across Texas in Dallas, Houston, and Austin with CEO Ben Lamm headquartered in Dallas.…

Volunteers Needed for Event Looking to Empower Future Game Developers

Posted by Rachel Linch

Organizers of an upcoming Plano gaming workshop for young girls are looking for volunteers to help inspire future generations of creators, engineers, and designers. 

Media and information company Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games to put on a June 5 game development and design workshop for girls ages 8-16. …

East Quarter Coworking Space Offers Room for Business Growth

Posted by Rachel Linch

Dallas’ freshly rebranded East Quarter will welcome a new coworking space on July 1.

Colab Workspace will open its second location in a 110-year-old building at 2036 Commerce St. The coworking, private, and team office provider started five years ago in Fort Worth. …

Paul Quinn College, iDesign Partner on Online Curriculum

Posted by Lance Murray

Paul Quinn College is partnering with iDesign, a Dallas instructional design firm, to build an initial set of online courses to be available this summer.

The deal will make general education courses available online for the South Dallas college’s students.

iDesign will continue to develop more courses each school year free of charge. …

Dallas Invents: 79 Patents Granted for Week of May 22

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. 

White Paper: Creative Solutions to Home Care Staffing Challenges

Posted by Axxess

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorFive of the ten toughest jobs to fill in 2018 come from the home-based care industry, according to CareerCast. Axxess, the fastest-growing home healthcare technology company, has examined the latest trends related to critical staffing shortages and spotlights innovative solutions in its new white paper, “Staffing Care in the Home: A Critical Need and Creative Solutions.”

Meadows Prize Will Help CultureBank Develop New Arts Investment Model In Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

The $35,000 Meadows Prize for 2018 will be awarded to CultureBank, a San Francisco-based initiative that will create a new investment model to support artistic enterprises in Dallas, the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University announced.

Awarded to innovative artists and creative professionals, the Meadows Prize is an important part of SMU’s Ignite/Arts Dallas program, which couples artistic practices with community engagement in Dallas and nationwide. …

Here are 5 Essential Elements ‘Mompreneurs’ Need for Success

Posted by Trey Bowles

More than 130 women descended upon downtown Dallas to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center for the first-ever Mompreneur Brunch and Learn last week.

The event was a part of a multi-year series called #WEDallas, which is dedicated to creating programming that helps educate, equip, encourage, and empower women entrepreneurs.…

Daseke Betting on Technology Ready for the Long Haul

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Automatic transmissions, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, GPS tracking, built-in cameras, and electronic driver logs represent the future of the fast-evolving trucking industry.

For Daseke’s fleet of 5,000 trucks, that future is now. The Addison-based trucking empire has outfitted its trucks with the latest technology, some of which goes beyond what you find in today’s higher-end consumer vehicles.…

Developing the Technology Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted by Jenn Hulett

When I was in the first grade, I wanted to be a Girl Scout. Earning badges and wearing the uniform was majorly appealing to my six-year-old self. Unfortunately, my mother was putting herself through college during the day by working second shift as a cashier in the evenings, so we didn’t have much time for meetings and camping trips.…

Innovative Spaces: The Food Industry in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Site Selection magazine named Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington the No. 1 “most competitive” North American city in food & beverage last year. The impact of the more than 15,000 food and beverage businesses in DFW is substantial, accounting for roughly 370,000 local jobs.

Here are 5 Food and Beverage Trends You Should Watch

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The food and beverage sector is always evolving to meet the challenge of a changing marketplace, and in its recent Global Food Trends report, real estate professional services firm JLL highlights five trends that landlords and restaurateurs should track this year.

Site Selection Ranks DFW No. 1 Most Competitive in Food & Beverage

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

North Texas is no stranger to the food and beverage business sector. It long has been a valued location for everything from corporate headquarters, production and distribution facilities, and retail establishments.

The impact of the more than 15,000 food and beverage businesses in North Texas is substantial, accounting for nearly 370,000 local jobs.…

Mexican Pasta Maker Goes High-Tech at Cleburne Facility

Posted by Lance Murray

Pasta comes in many forms — circles, twists, stars, tubes, and even boringly straight — but no matter the pasta’s shape, the new La Moderna plant and U.S. headquarters in Cleburne is a modern, high-tech center for manufacturing plenty of this staple of many people’s diets.

Farmer Brothers Brews Business Success at New North Texas Home

Posted by Lance Murray

If you’ve recently had a cup of coffee at a restaurant, convention center, casino, or other institution, there’s a very good chance it was Farmer Brothers coffee.

And, if it was, it came from the company’s state-of-the-art headquarters and production facility in Northlake, the Denton County city to which Farmer Brothers relocated last year from its longtime home in Torrance, California.…

Get Plugged into Fort Worth’s Entrepreneurial Community in its First Startup Crawl

Posted by Heather Noel

Sometimes entrepreneurial events can give you a sense of déjà vu with the same people gathering over and over again.

A group of startup community builders is working to change that in Fort Worth and hopefully inspire more innovators to jumpstart their ideas into businesses.…

Discovery: How Genes Might Repair a Damaged Heart & Can Compounds Keep Tired Pilots Alert?

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA researcher at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth is studying compounds that could keep sleep-deprived pilots alert while on long missions, or even relieve cognitive impairment associated with Gulf War illnesses.

On Tap: Social Innovation Lunch, WeWork Open House, Women’s Leadership Events & Innovation in Talent Attraction

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. …