Archive for October, 2018

R&D: Helping Moms of Premies Battle Depression, PTSD; Common Diabetes Drug Cracks Chronic Pain

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 …

Innovation Incubator: UNT Health Science Center Set to Open 173,000 Square-Foot Research Facility

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorAnticipation and excitement continue to grow as move-in day approaches for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building in Fort Worth. This five-story building will be the home of the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy, the Texas Christian

Southern Dallas-Based ‘YourDrive’ Launches Vehicle Subscription Service

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

With rideshare subscriptions and fresh takes on leasing on the rise, car ownership could soon be a thing of the past. This transition is spurred along by southern Dallas-based YourDrive Texas, an innovative leasing program stuffed with perks that soon

Follow the Money: Investment Pushes Ryan to $1.1B Valuation, D.R. Horton Invests in Startup That 3-D Prints Homes

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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Centuries Old German Manufacturer Kirchhoff Looks Ahead with $20M Garland Expansion

Posted by Lance Murray

Innovating and adapting to the times is critical to a company surviving and growing, and the family-owned Germany-based Kirchhoff Automotive has been doing just that since it was founded in 1785 as a needle maker.

Fast forward to 2018, and …

Calendar: ULI Impact Awards, Back to Space, First Female-Choreographed SMU Meadows Dance Concert & bigBANG!

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 …

Socially Conscious Food Distributor FoodMaven is Expanding to Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

More than 45 million Americans are food-insecure, while 40 percent of all U.S.-produced food goes to waste each year. These numbers didn’t add up to the founder of FoodMaven — a socially innovative for-profit coming to Dallas-Fort Worth this year

Half-Earth Day: EarthX Reflects on Reducing Waste

Posted by EarthX

Earth Day is a well-known and long-established celebration on our planet — it’s diversity, and the challenge of protecting the environment for all living things. Half-Earth Day, coming up on Monday, Oct. 22, is a relative newcomer to the calendar.

Experts, Leaders Will Tackle Innovative Infrastructure Solutions at Forum in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

Infrastructure surrounds us all, from the water systems that nourish us to the highway systems that allow us to freely move throughout North Texas. It’s one of the most important elements in our lives, and one of the most

Investor Assets Meet Social Impact: Good Returns, Inverdale Raise $10M for Guarantee Program GIVS

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based social enterprise Good Returns and asset management firm Inverdale Capital Management announced today that they have raised more than $10 million in funding for their Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies, or GIVS.

Good Returns GIVS has a unique philanthropic model that offers …

Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 9

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

New ‘Era’ for Vinli:
Out of Stealth With Mobility Intelligence Platform, ALD Automotive Partnership

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based mobility startup Vinli recently announced it would be forming a strategic partnership with ALD Automotive, a France-based global mobility solutions company. The move will bring together ALD’s service built around smart car data, and Vinli’s cloud-connected car and data

Lyft Rolls Out Monthly Subscription Option

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Popular ridesharing app Lyft announced in a company website post it was introducing an All-Access subscription plan to its users across all marketsincluding Dallas-Fort Worth.

Under the plan, users will pay $299 every 30 days for 30 rides …

DI People: Accenture Interactive, PestRoutes Software, and BBG All Make Appointments

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

Dallas-based Ridesharing Startup Alto Raises $13M, Plans to Launch Next Month

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Uber, Lyft, and the numerous other ridesharing options cruising around Dallas-Fort Worth are about to get some new competition. Alto, a new Dallas-based ride-hailing service, is set to launch mid-November.

The service runs something of a middle ground between familiar …

From the Pastures of Edwards Ranch Rises a Modern Workplace

Posted by Mark Sullivan


Everyone in Fort Worth knows of Edwards Ranch, a vast stretch of pasture that’s been around longer than the city itself. It’s still in the hands of family members who strongly feel that any development should be thoughtful, forward thinking,

FinTech: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Join Dallas’ LoanBeam to Help Make Home-Buying Easy

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

With the number of freelancers and contracted employees on the rise, Dallas-based LoanBeam and Freddie Mac are joining digital forces to make home-buying easy. But, also, LoanBeam and Fannie Mae are teaming up to launch a new workbook that will

What’s on Tap? Craft Beer is Pouring into Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

If everything’s actually bigger in Texasthe craft beer market is no exception.

Apparently, happy hour is every hour in the Lone Star State, as craft breweries have seen massive expansion in the past few years.

A $4.5 million …

Common Desk Expands to Dallas’ West End with Sixth Location

Posted by Alex Edwards

Common Desk is heading to the Innovation District. The Dallas-based coworking firm announced today that it is opening a sixth North Texas location in downtown at the West End’s Factory Six03which also happens to coincide with its sixth

Pei Wei Pokes at Panda, Hopes to Be “The Wei Forward” With Clean-Label Initiative

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

It all started with chicken.

On Oct. 1, Irving-headquartered international restaurant chain Pei Wei Asian Kitchen launched “The Wei Forward”, a call for transparency centered around allowing consumers to make informed dining decisions. The mission is to show guests …