Archive for June, 2018

Innovation Study: DFW Should Embrace its Sprawl & Work Together to Propel its Growth, Identity as ‘Hub for Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

It’s said there’s power in numbers and as North Texas looks to accelerate the growth and success of its innovation economy it’s going to take a communitywide effort, according to a study released Thursday.

Startups, corporations, investors, universities, government, social impact groups, and creatives all play a part and must unite to help the region become a place known for innovation, according to the report.…

Discovery: E-Whiskers May Lead to Electronic Human Skin, $750K Grant to Fund Neutrino Research

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHave you ever been intrigued by the whiskers on your pet cat or dog? Maybe not, but researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas are, and they’ve created artificial, electronic versions called e-whiskers.

Business as Mutual: Leaders Give Insight on How Collaboration + Innovation Happens in DFW

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status quo, but a recent “Business as Mutual” panel addressed what happens when collaboration meets innovation.…

Follow the Money: Texas Standard Raises $500K, DCS Global Gets Growth Investment

Posted by Lance Murray


Dallas-based clothier Texas Standard announced this week that it has raised $500,000 in a seed funding round — capital that will help the company with production and growing its staff.

“We are looking to hire across the board, and at the end of the day, are looking for great additions to the team,” co-founder Drew Bagot told Dallas Innovates via email.…

Voltea Unveils Innovative New Water Treatment System for Homes

Posted by Lance Murray

Voltea, a global provider of electro-desalination water treatment technology with North Texas ties, announced this week that its launching its first residential-focused water purification unit.

The Netherlands-based company, whose U.S. headquarters is in Farmers Branch, introduced the unit called DiEntry this week at PCBC 2018 at the Moscone Center In San Francisco.…

On Tap: Per Scholas Grand Opening, African Film Festival & a Branding Workshop

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. …

It’s a Year-Round Produce Harvest at Eden Green Technology in Cleburne

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A new vertical farm in Cleburne could change the way produce is grown worldwide with hydroponic watering, micro-climate controls, and 12 crop cycles a year.

Dallas-based Eden Green Technology showed off the state-of-the-art, 44,000-square-foot facility off Sparks Drive in Cleburne on Wednesday.…

Robotics Contest Getting a Reboot for Denton Students

Posted by Lance Murray

After a five-year hiatus, DC BEST is on its way back.

The name is an acronym for Denton County’s Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology Robotics competition, a six-week extracurricular robotics contest in the fall for Denton County middle and high school students.…

Dallas Center for Architecture Becomes AD EX, Reveals Plans for New Downtown Home

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Center for Architecture said Tuesday that it has changed its name to AD EX — short for The Architecture and Design Exchange — and released renderings of its new home at Republic Center.

AD EX said it wants to be the physical place and mechanism to enhance the conversation about walkability, mobility, historic preservation, affordable housing, economic development, and other issues releated to architecture and urban design that can impact the city.…

Sundance Square: A Study in Urban Revitalization

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Fort Worth’s Sundance Square has become a shining example for how to revitalize an aging downtown in a major metropolitan city. 

“At least weekly we get a phone call or a visit from another city or civic group who just wants to explore Sundance Square and wants to hear the planning and development principles behind it,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square.…

The Rise of Dickies Arena: Fort Worth Lassos $540M Facility Via Public-Private Partnership

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Dickies Arena received its last ceremonial piece of steel this week. Carrying the signatures of more than 100 city leaders and representatives, the beam moved the massive multipurpose facility even closer to hosting big-name concerts, sporting events, rodeos, and family entertainment.

Dallas Invents: 63 Patents Granted for Week of June 19

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 assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor are included.

Mobilizing Diversity & Inclusion in Your Organization

Posted by Rashad Givhan

Are you looking to develop a diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy at your company or enhance existing efforts?

While it is widely recognized that D&I groups can strengthen relationships and bridge differences, research also reveals that diverse companies outperform their comparable counterparts.…

Tech How-to: TWU Launches Free Workshop Series for Women in Business

Posted by Rachel Linch

The Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business is offering a series of free technology workshops for female business owners and entrepreneurs.

The goal of the workshops beginning Tuesday is to help female business owners increase their professional productivity. All of the workshops will take place Tuesdays in Room 105 of the Arts and Sciences Building on TWU’s Denton campus.

Dallas’ Cariloop, Facebook Unite on Caregiving White Paper

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

A Dallas startup has united with the social media giant Facebook to make a statement about supporting caregivers in the workplace.

Dallas-based Cariloop’s CEO Michael Walsh teamed up with Renee Albert, director of benefits for Facebook, and Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” series to author a white paper titled, “Taking Care of Caregivers: Why corporate America should support employees who give their hearts and souls to those in need.”…

Urban Land Institute Looking to Honor Local Real Estate Projects Via its Annual ‘Impact Awards’

Posted by Meredith McGrath

The North Texas district of the Urban Land Institute is accepting applications for its fourth annual Impact Awards gala to recognize exemplary developments, developers, and real estate practices in the area.

Applications and associated fees are due via email by June 29 and can be submitted by the owner, developer, architect, engineer, or other professional.…

Hire-On-Demand App Tilr Expands into Dallas Market

Posted by Lance Murray

Cincinnati, Ohio-based hiring startup Tilr has arrived in Dallas. 

Dallas is among the 12 new cities it’s expanding to, offering hire on-demand workers via an artificial intelligence-powered plaform that matches prospective workers based on their skills.

“Dallas is the perfect market to grow our platform and deliver workers the ability to gain new job opportunities in a way that eliminates bias, and gets people working in jobs that fits their unique skill set,” co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Summer Crenshaw told Dallas Innovates via email.…

EY Names Southwest Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

Posted by Lance Murray

EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, has announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Southwest.

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders, according to EY.…

Aronson Cello Festival Honors Late Cellist, SMU Instructor

Posted by Lance Murray

The sixth annual Aronson Cello Festival began Sunday at the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts and continues through June 30 featuring all women cellists and musicians.

The festival honors the eastern European-American cellist and former SMU teacher Lev Aronson, who influenced many successful cellists. …

Placemaker: David Spence’s Good Space Helps Transform Bishop Arts Neighborhood

Posted by Lance Murray

The home of Dallas’ busiest trolley stop in the 1930s, the Bishop Arts neighborhood in North Oak Cliff is returning to the vibrant nature it had in bygone times, a transformation that has been led by visionary developers and community advocates — people like David Spence of Good Space.