Archive for October, 2018

Follow the Money: Impact Shares Gets $1M from Rockefeller Foundation, Phynd Adds $4M in VC round

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants 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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Dallas’ MAG Impact Collective: Disrupting the Traditional Agency Model with Social Impact

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)A newly launched company headquartered in Dallas is looking to help shape the future of work as well as shake up the traditional agency model for marketing, design, branding, and strategy. Zach Weismann founded the MAG Impact Collective and launched …

Artificial Intelligence: Experts Tackle Challenges, Ethics — and What Is It, Anyway?

Posted by Payton Potter

Creating the “infallible human” is no easy feat.

Four North Texas artificial intelligence experts joined United States Patent Office Director Andrei Iancu last week in Dallas to jumpstart a discussion on AI between government, industry, and universities. 

The panel, during

Paul Quinn’s Plano Expansion Gets First Major Investment, $1M From Strada Education Network

Posted by Alex Edwards

Earlier this year, Dallas-based Paul Quinn College had some big news: It would be expanding its Urban Work College Model for the first time ever with a new location in Plano. This week, that announcement is came to fruition, as

Collective Impact: ‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Dallas Innovates “Collective Impact” roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

Our expert panel explores the concept …

Dallas Invents: 155 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 16

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

WiredScore Garners $9M in Series A Funding for Expansion and New Products

Posted by Lance Murray

WiredScore, the global rating system for digital connectivity in commercial real estate buildings, announced Tuesday that it has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round.

The New York City-based firm has made Dallas one of its flagship markets, …

It’s Supernatural: Poo-Pourri Founder Suzy Batiz Launches New All-Natural Cleaning Line

Posted by Alex Edwards

Cleaning is one of those things that nobody actually enjoys doing (and if you do, all power to ya), but if you don’t want to live in filth, it just has to get done. However, if anyone can make that

Collective Impact:
Making Dallas-Fort Worth a Hub for Social Innovation

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Dallas Innovates “Collective Impact” roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

Our expert panel explores the concept …

Tech Town Ranking: CompTIA Index Plugs Dallas Near the Top

Posted by Lance Murray

More and more, Dallas-Fort Worth is growing an identity as a tech hub, a place where tech companies and tech workers can flourish. The CompTIA Tech Town Index 2018 agrees.

Dallas ranks No. 6 on the new index, breaching a …

DI People: Kimberly-Clark Names New Chief Executive, Lifeblue Taps New CEO

Posted by Lance Murray

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits — from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people

Toyota Connected North America Sponsors AgileCamp 2018 Conference in Irving

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Toyota Connected North America, a global technology company founded by Toyota, today announced it will sponsor AgileCamp 2018. The business process management conference will be held Nov. 2, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center.

Toyota Connected North America’s Chief of

Calendar: Big Ideas in BioTech, Open Media Legal Hackathon, Sh*t Your Lawyer Says, Texas Mobility Summit, The DEC @Redbird Opening

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 …

Collective Impact: Social Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Dallas Innovates Collective Impact roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

This wide-ranging discussion, moderated by Salah

ICYMI: Dallas VC Funding Report, Delivery Bots Are Coming, Infrastructure Week & What We’re Reading

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

ICYMI is a one-stop weekly mix of the important, the interesting, and the simply inspirational news and stories in the region. Dallas Innovates wants you to know what’s happening in our hub of innovation—it’s our mission—so we’re here to give

Innovative Spaces: A (Photo) Tour of Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Facebook’s first North Texas hyper-scaler facility opened in Fort Worth in the spring of 2017.  The roughly 150-acre high-tech campus—valued at more than $1 billion—will eventually include five buildings. Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center is part of its global network

Fort Worth’s First Zero-Waste Salon Will be Featured in ArtsGoggle

Posted by Blair Welch

Four hundred and twenty thousand pounds. That’s how much waste salons in the United States create on a daily basis, from paper to plastic to foil. Novak Hair Studios has taken that on as a mission. The salon — which

TCU Announces New Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Posted by Alex Edwards

TCU students called out, and their university answered — bringing to campus the Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Formerly the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, the upgrade comes from students, staff, and the community demanding more access to opportunity. In a …

DevelopHer: Checking in at the One-Year Anniversary

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

DevelopHer, an online career development platform for women, may have reached its one-year anniversary this month, but the story of its genesis dates back some five years. Born of founder Lauren Hasson’s desire to empower others, DevelopHer shows women in

Efficiency, Sustainability Drive Massive Facebook Fort Worth Data Center

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Data centers have become big news in North Texas real estate development—and no project has garnered more ink than Facebook’s opening of the first North Texas hyper-scaler facility in Fort Worth in the spring of 2017.

The social media giant