Archive for July, 2018

Infinity Festival Explores Advancements in Virtual Reality and Immersive Tech

Posted by Meredith McGrath

Among the dinosaur exhibits and ancient artifacts, museum visitors of all ages strapped on headsets at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and stepped into virtual reality to explore the latest advancements in immersive technology.

The museum hosted …

UTD Researchers Find Innovation Can Drive Sales

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

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What kind of customers do you have? More and more, customers are strategic shoppers, Metin Cakanyildirim, PhD, professor of operations management at The University of Texas at Dallas has found. Strategic customers may delay their purchase of an old version …

Dallas Millennial Club Shows Students Science’s Fun Side at Celebrate STEM in the Park

Posted by Rachel Linch

Standing in the middle of Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, 10-year-old Grace Raby picked up another colored bead to complete her handmade suncatcher. Music filled the air as she held up her creation with a big smile on her face,

DI People: UNTHSC Names Provost, EVP; TWU Appoints Associate VP, CIO; Chapman Honored by Les Femmes du Monde

Posted by Lance Murray


Effective Aug. 1, Charles Taylor, PharmD, will become Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Previously, Taylor served as dean …

Dallas Startups Teaming Up to Bring AI to Adventure Travel

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Two Dallas startups — Junction AI and Local Adventures — are teaming up in a performance-based agreement to integrate artificial intelligence into personalized marketing for adventure tours and gear.


Junction AI’s technology will serve as a back-end system for …

Future of North Texas Real Estate on Display at Urban Land Institute Showcase

Posted by Meredith McGrath

The future of North Texas real estate took center stage this week at the new Park District PwC Tower in downtown Dallas.

Architects, engineers, developers, and representatives gathered Wednesday to mingle and share projects that will shape the Dallas-Fort Worth …

Dallas Inventor Gives Gardening a Technology Makeover With Mini Smart Terrarium

Posted by Rachel Linch

A Dallas startup is bringing gardening beyond a backyard endeavor with a miniature terrarium that can support growing plants in the workplace to the living room and anywhere in between.

Outfitted with water sensors and sun-syncing lights, the 4-inch by …

C2 Wireless Consolidates New York, California Sites into Grand Prairie Distribution Hub

Posted by Lance Murray

C2 Wireless Inc. a distributor of wireless accessories, handsets, and parts, is opening a state-of-the-art distribution center in Grand Prairie.

The 65,000-square-foot facility will allow the company to scale up for continued growth and to maximize efficiencies.

A new facility …

Discovery: UTSW Discovers Alzheimer’s ‘Big Bang,’ UNTHSC Scientist Tracks Mosquitoes for Your Health

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed the “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease.

The study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute found the moment at which a healthy …

On Tap: How to Communicate With Developers, STEM in the Park & Network After Work

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: Craftwork Coffee Raises $932.5K, Selery Fulfillment Pulls in $850K

Posted by Lance Murray


Fort Worth-based Craftwork Coffee Co. announced in a new government filing that it has raised $932,500 of a $3 million equity offering.

Craftwork Coffee is led by President Trevor Hightower and founder and …

Silicon Valley Idea-stage Accelerator Founder Institute Planning Dallas Chapter

Posted by Heather Noel

One of the largest startup launch programs in the world is planting roots in Dallas.

After a successful move into Texas last year with its Austin chapter, Founder Institute plans to expand its presence in the state with chapters in …

Dallas Entrepreneurs Launch Cooking App, Enter Techstars Retail Program With Target

Posted by Meredith McGrath

About five years ago, Dallas entrepreneur Daniel Vitiello mailed a letter to Safeway with a $1 check enclosed to request his purchase history at the supermarket chain per the company’s instruction. 

Safeway replied with a large envelope containing printouts of …

Local Startup Evangelist Named Addison TreeHouse Director

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has named North Texas startup evangelist Nancy Hong as the new director of the Addison TreeHouse.

The hire comes just a month after The DEC named Alyce Alston as its new CEO, replacing co-founder Trey …

Health Wildcatter’s Startup Ataia Medical Secures $300K Seed Round

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Ataia Medical, a cohort of startup accelerator program Health Wildcatters’ fifth class, recently announced a $300,000 seed funding round led by Dallas-based early-stage venture capital firm Green Park & Golf Ventures and its principals, Clay Heighten and Carl Soderstrom.

The …

Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of July 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 assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned

Rich Templeton Takes Command Again at Texas Instruments

Posted by Lance Murray

Rich Templeton has retaken the helm at Dallas-based Texas Instruments Tuesday after the company announced the resignation of Brian Crutcher as president, CEO, and board member.

Templeton’s role as president and CEO is a permanent appointment, the company said in …

Tyler Technologies Software Will Help Orphans Around the World

Posted by Lance Murray

A Plano-based software company and a child advocacy nonprofit are teaming up in a new effort to better the lives of orphans living in developing countries.

Tyler Technologies Inc. announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arizona-based …

Doritos Blaze, Busta Rhymes Team for Hip-Hop Music Contest

Posted by Lance Murray

Doritos Blaze and rapper Busta Rhymes are searching for a new hip-hop star who will get a shot at performing during a major music festival, building a career, and winning $50,000 as the grand prize winner of “Blaze the Beat.”

Fort Worth’s MedHab Introduces Wearable Fall Detection Tech

Posted by Meredith McGrath

Pam Saunders wears a deep purple wristband on her arm that resembles a FitBit while her husband Larry dons a belt clip reminiscent of a pager. They’re more than accessories for the Arlington couple — they’re a safety net.

The …