Archive for August, 2018

Paleontology Evolves at the Perot Museum

Posted by Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Monumental changes are coming to paleontology at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science – some freshly conceived, and others, millions of years in the making. 

The Perot Museum’s interest in and emphasis on prehistoric studies predates its 2012 debut in Victory Park, back to its previous iteration in Fair Park.…

Dallas Women’s Foundation’s HERitage Giving Fund to Award Yearly Grants

Posted by Alex Edwards

As the first African-American giving circle in the state of Texas, the HERitage Giving Fund is opening doors for female philanthropists of color. Applications are open for this year’s grants of up to $10,000, but hurrythe deadline to apply is Aug.

DFW Innovation Economy: Frameworks for Success in 9 Infographics

Posted by Eric Griffin

DFW Innovation Economy is a serial look at chapters from the 2018 Innovation Assessment produced by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) and Accenture. Each chapter of the Assessment comprises key metrics that can be tracked over time to evaluate the strength of Dallas-Fort Worth’s innovation economy in relation to competitor metropolitan areas.

On Tap: Greater Dallas Planning Council Collaborative, Latino Leadership Luncheon, and Rebel with a Cause

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. …

R&D: New Center Fills Gaps in DFW Severe Weather Forecasts; Helping the Body Battle ‘Superbugs’

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA new “Living Lab for Severe Weather Warning Systems in North Central Texas,” has been created by the partnership announced this week by the weather network and analytics company Understory and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Colorado State University—the lead institutions for the Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, CASA, that is based in Fort Worth.

Ramping Up Relief

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Since SBP (formerly known as the St. Bernard Project) joined forces with Toyota in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, the nonprofit organization has learned how to rebuild homes in less time and at lower cost.

Softvision Acquires Arrow Digital, Seeks to Hire RPA Specialists

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Arrow Digital’s Uptown Dallas studio has been acquired and the new owner has 15 open positions for robotic process automation specialists.

Austin-based Softvision acquired Arrow Digital’s studios in Dallas, West Palm Beach, Florida, Ukraine and India last month. All of Arrow Digital’s 160 employees will be retained.

Follow the Money: Fuse Medical Raises $3.27M, MedHab Gets $914K, Truck Yard Hauls in $4.2M

Posted by Lance Murray


Fuse Medical Inc., a Richardson-based provider of innovative products for surgeons, said in a new Form D filing that it has raised all $3,276,488 of an equity funding round.

Founded in 2011, Fuse provides a variety of orthopedic impants including internal and external fixation products, upper and lower extremity plating, total join reconstruction, soft tissue fixation and augmentation for sports medicine procedures, full spinal implants for trauma, degenerative disc diease, and deformity indication. …

Dallas Insurance Startup Bestow Expands to 32 States After $15M Funding Round

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Bestow Inc. has expanded its democratized life insurance platform to 32 states just three months after receiving $15 million in Series A funding.

The Dallas-based startup just launched in Texas in November so the company’s growth has been fast. The company also launched an “Application Programming Interface” that gives customers a clear, transparent evaluation of their life insurance options.

United Way, Texas Instruments Collaborate for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

If anyone’s wondering what the nonprofit leaders of tomorrow look like, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas wants you to look no further than Dallas-Fort Worth. The nonprofit has announced a new collaboration with Texas Instruments that will provide funding to help produce the future’s philanthropic leaders for the next two decades.

Arlington, to Begin Autonomous Van Pilot Program in Fall

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Self-driving vans powered by are coming to Arlington’s entertainment district this fall.

The fleet of three vans will shuttle residents and visitors around a geofenced area that includes AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park starting Oct. 19. The rides will be free with each van carrying three passengers, an ambassador to explain the technology and a safety driver to ensure there are no incidents.

A Walk in the Parks: Study Notes Dallas’ Efforts to Improve its Existing Greenspace

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Even before Dallas builds a smart park in the West End, improvements to the city’s existing parks have garnered national attention from The Trust for Public Land.

The study released Wednesday shows that 60 percent of Dallas residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.

Dallas Invents: 90 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 14

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.

Common Desk to Open its Largest Location Yet at Trammell Crow Center

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The rapid growth of coworking continues in North Texas with the latest announcement that Common Desk will open a 52,000-square-foot space in Trammell Crow Center next year.

This will be Common Desk’s fifth location in the region and its largest, occupying two floors in the downtown skyscraper.

Oil & Gas Tech Firm Geoforce Moving, Expanding HQ to Plano

Posted by Lance Murray

Geoforce, an oil and gas technology company that operates on the philosophy that the “chaos and pain of field operations could be alleviated with technology,” announced Tuesday that it is moving and expanding its headquarters from Coppell to the 12-story Granite Park V office tower in Plano.

RevTech Retail Accelerator Selects Quartet of 2018 Cohort Companies

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based seed fund and venture capital retail accelerator RevTech has announced the companies that will participate in this year’s cohort.

RevTech said it selected four companies — two of them from Dallas — that show strong entrepreneurial experience and ability to solve retail’s biggest challenges.…

Nonprofit Collaborative Working to Nurture DFW Biosciences Industry

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Imagine the biosciences industry in North Texas as a petri dish full of organisms with the power to save lives and lead to breakthroughs that put the region on the map.

It just needs an ecosystem that connects scaling companies to university researchers, funding, lab space, and corporations where these ideas can thrive.…

Tech Conference: RebelCon Melds ‘Rebels of All Kinds’ Via VR/AR, Music & the Great Outdoors

Posted by Alex Edwards

Glamping. Mermaids. Fitness. Rebel Role Model’s Rebelcon isn’t your average tech conferencebut make no mistake, it means business.  

“You’ll walk in as a rebel, and leave as a role model,” so says CEO Nancy Coblenz. At Hollow Hill Ranch in Weatherford from Sept.…

Dallas-Fort Worth Rises in Ranking of World’s Top Cities for Innovation

Posted by Lance Murray

When you think of the world’s cities that are trailblazing innovation, you might think of Tokyo, London, Toronto, and New York. Dallas-Fort Worth is on that list, too, and watch out, it’s gaining ground.

A new ranking from 2thinknow place the North Texas metro area as 13th among the world’s top 500 cities for innovation.…

Lovejoy ISD First in Education Sector to Use Richardson Company’s Security Tech

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

As classes begin Monday, teachers in the Lovejoy school district will be wearing new technology around their necks that can immediately notify school resource officers of an emergency or threat on campus.

The MadeSafe devices were developed by Richardson-based Enseo initially for employees in the hotel industry, but have been adapted for use in schools. …