Archive for September, 2018

Reimagined Crow Museum of Asian Art Opens With ‘Clouds and Chaos’

Posted by Blair Welch

The Crow Museum, the only museum in Texas dedicated solely to Asian arts and culture, is getting a new name and a multi-million-dollar upgrade. 

The reimagined Crow Museum of Asian Art, formerly known as the Crow Collection of Asian Art, recently underwent a facelift and expansion.…

By the Numbers: Tech Roots Give DFW the Edge in UX/UI Boom

Posted by Dave Moore

The Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies. To follow the series and get the news on what’s now and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, sign up for Dallas Innovates Every Day.

Lyft Challenges DFW Residents to Ditch Their Cars for 30 Days, Announces “CAR-nival” Rides For State Fair

Posted by Alex Edwards

Between the dreaded commuter traffic, hassles of parking, and fluctuating gas prices, driving in DFW can sometimes be a headache. We’ve all been there (some of us with more road rage than others), but given the opportunity, would any Dallasites actually choose the life of ride hailing and sharing?

House Flipping Bungalo Launches Dallas into Haggle-Free Homebuying

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A home-buying startup called Bungalo recently launched in Dallas and Tampa, Florida, with the aim of streamlining the homebuying process while providing an experience akin to buying a certified pre-owned vehicle — minus the haggling.

Austin-based Amherst Residential — which founded the single-family rental company Main Street Renewal — has vaulted into the home-flipping business by launching Bungalo, backing the effort with a more-than $1 billion investment. …

R&D: Novel Stroke Therapy Called Leap Forward, Scientists Will Tackle Aging at Conference

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we pore through press releases and websites doing a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your microscope, sign up for our e-newsletter.

Nonprofit Innovation in a
Time of Change

Posted by Jana Etheridge

One of my favorite things about working at Capital One is our engagement with our local community and our nonprofit partners. In fact, earlier this year, Capital One celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Plano campus and the community we’ve been fortunate to have been a part of for the past decade.…

Creative Vault: Your Guide to Resources for Designers and UX/UI Pros in DFW

Posted by Dave Moore

Creative Vault: Your Guide to Resources for Designers and UX/UI Pros in DFWThe Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies.

Calendar: Reimagine Communities, Women’s Business Conference, RebelCon, Clouds and Chaos

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, things may change at any time, so be sure to check the official website or registration page for the latest details.…

Teaching the Next Evolution of UX Design Thinking

Posted by Dave Moore

The Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies. To follow the series and get the news on what’s now and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, sign up for Dallas Innovates Every Day.

Societal Urgency: UTD’s Cassini Nazir on the First-Person Experience

Posted by Dave Moore

The Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies. To follow the series and get the news on what’s now and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, sign up for Dallas Innovates Every Day.

Workforce of the Future: How Companies Should Handle ‘Onboarding’ in the Gig Economy

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

What if Stephen King had gig tools?

At the Big Design conference last week, Brian Sullivan posed this question to audience members during the Continuous Onboarding in the Gig Economy presentation.

Sullivan, along with co-presenter Katherine Vatalaro (scheduled co-presenter Ben Magill was unable to attend), walked attendees through the topic of how companies within the gig economy should handle the onboarding process. …

Follow the Money: Nanoscope Gets $4M, Integrity Bio-Chem Raises $2.9M, Keurig Dr Pepper to Buy Core

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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A Look Into the Future: Industry Leaders Say Universities Provide UX Firepower

Posted by Dave Moore

The Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies. To follow the series and get the news on what’s now and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, sign up for Dallas Innovates Every Day.

BionorthTX to Award Darlene Boudreaux With 2018 Dennis K. Stone Award

Posted by Alex Edwards

The bionorthTX Board of Directors has announced Darlene M. Boudreaux as this year’s recipient of the 2018 Dennis K. Stone Award.

BionorthTX attributed multiple ventures that all contributed to Boudreaux’s success. She served as the executive director for TechFW, a nonprofit technology incubator, from 2006 to September 2018—but she recently announced her retirement.…

RE Tech Firm Compass Enters Fort Worth, Announces $400M Series F

Posted by Lance Murray

Compass, a New York City-based real estate technology company, has entered the Fort Worth market, bringing with it a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the whole buying and selling workflow. The move comes at the same time that Compass announced a $400 million Series F funding round.…

TXU Names First North Texas Energy Leadership Awards Winners

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

TXU Energy announced the five North Texas companies winning the inaugural TXU Energy Leadership Award Program honors. The five winners exhibited “impressive, measurable results” across the award program’s five energy-related categories said Gabe Castro, vice president of business markets for TXU Energy, adding TXU hopes the success of those companies will motivate other businesses.…

Startup Incubator WeWork Labs Dallas to Open in November

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

WeWork announced plans to open its first Dallas WeWork Labs in its Thanksgiving Tower location in November.

Will Akins — bringing his previous experience as director of both the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) and Addison Treehouse — will serve as manager of the WeWork Labs in Dallas.…

XR: 4 North Texas Companies ‘Extend the Experience’

Posted by Dave Moore

The Design With a Big ‘D’ series digs into the scope and depth of the Dallas-Fort Worth UX/UI industry as the region becomes a hot spot for design talent and companies. To follow the series and get the news on what’s now and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, sign up for Dallas Innovates Every Day.

Dallas Invents: 54 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 18

Posted by Quincy Preston

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.

B Lab Names Social Impact Architects a “Best for the World” Company

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Social Impact Architects is no stranger to creating positive changes — this is the fourth year in a row that the company has been named as a “Best for the World” by the nonprofit B Lab. The business exceeds expectations by being selected as an honoree in four different categories, including Overall, Changemakers, Customers, and Governance.