Archive for February, 2019

The DEC Partners With Dallas’ EO Accelerator For New Startup Speaker Series

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) has partnered with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) Network for a year-long speaker series to be held at different coworking spaces around Dallas. The series will showcase the EO Accelerator, a program that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.

MμZ Motion Brings Innovation to Collaborative Robotics

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

If robots are taking over, MμZ Motion is poised to provide some of their mechanical guts with its patented motion systems.

But, there’s nothing to fear about the robotic future according to Carl Copeland, the founder and CEO of MµZ Motion.…

A National Conference Celebrating Veteran Entrepreneurs is Coming to Dallas This Weekend

Posted by Alex Edwards

Kicking off today, Dallas is playing host to over 250 veterans and their families in a first-of-its-kind coalition that celebrates successful veteran entrepreneurs, the Veteran EDGE conference.

The weekend-long event, hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, is connecting veteran-focused entities, whether it be businesses, regional and national service organizations, or corporate partners.…

Follow the Money: Door Gets $5.4M, Ikonopedia Nets $2M in Series C, Muzooka Notes $3.9M

Posted by Lance Murray

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

Have a deal we should know about?…

The Future of Work: What You Need to Know

Posted by Kai Andrews, Principal, Point B

Do any of these statements sound familiar?

Dallas Startup Nickson Living is Making Moving Easy

Posted by Blair Welch

Thanks to Nickson Living, moving no longer has to be a hassle.

When founder Cameron Johnson started Nickson Living, his goal was to make the lives of his clients easier.

Furniture rentals from big box retailers have started to make waves, with brands like IKEA recently making announcements.…

North Texas Cities Partner with Tech Communities at Open Data Day

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

There’s so much data being generated these days, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The data could be from a crowdsourced traffic app like Waze, from vehicle-mounted cameras, or from a dozen departments within a municipality.

A lot of good data goes unused or can’t be found just because there’s so much out there, and because cities don’t always prioritize easy access to data.…

Thinking Outside the Blockchain Box: SMU Tackles Sustainability with High Tech Solutions

Posted by Payton Potter

Making the world a better place is no easy feat, but researchers, engineers, academics, social impact professionals, and students at SMU are teaming up to lower the entry barrier for blockchain and make the revolutionary technology available to communities that need it most.

Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 19

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 patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Fashion-Forward: rewardStyle Brings on Top Execs to Move Into a Phase of Accelerated Growth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Thanks to rewardStyle, influencers are now in your Instagram feed, on your coffee table, and part of your shopping experience. A pioneer in global influencer marketing, the Dallas-based company is behind every shopaholic’s favorite app, driving over $1B in retail sales each year.

Go Time: Traffic-Control Signals Cut Stoplight Wait by 40% in Richardson

Posted by Dave Moore

What would you do with the time lost waiting for traffic lights to change?

Some drivers near the University of Texas at Dallas are finding out, if for only a one-mile stretch of road.

Traffic flow has been zipping along substantially better through a portion of Richardson along the border of the UTD campus.…

Startup Couples: rewardStyle’s Amber & Baxter Box on Balance and Finding Success—Together

Posted by Payton Potter

rewardStyle is a global technology platform that empowers influencers to provide for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship. Today, 35,000 influencers use rewardStyle to power their businesses and 4,500 retailers have chosen rewardStyle to leverage the power of influencer marketing at scale, and those retailers invest well over $100 million in the platform annually.

TCU and UNTHSC’s Fort Worth Medical School Rethinks Healthcare Education

Posted by Will Maddox

For generations, medical school has meant two years of lectures and memorization for tests—with little connection to the practice of healthcare or interacting with patients—followed by two years of grueling hours in the hospital. Texas Christian University and the UNT Health Science Center’s new medical school in Fort Worth is hoping to turn that tradition on its head.

DI People: Varidesk, Masergy, One Technologies, rewardStyle Make Leadership Moves

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 moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

UNT Dallas Program Nurtures Aspiring Educators, Opens a ‘Thirdspace’ for Teachers and School Leaders

Posted by University of North Texas System

John Gasko is finding a way to reshape education by making the classroom a place where innovation can thrive.

Gasko, professor and dean of the School of Education at University of North Texas, stresses the importance of nurturing the mental well-being of students and teachers, ensuring both feel motivated and encouraged in the classroom.

Photo Recap: Innovate(her) Conference Sparks Innovative Thinking in Middle School Girls

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Technology, innovation, entrepreneurship—these are concepts that Capital One and the UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hope to instill in the young women that attended the second annual Innovate(her) Conference.

“It really is about educating young women about technology and finance and the entrepreneurial mindset to help them prepare for, hopefully, technology careers in the future,” Hilary Jackson, Capital One’s vice president of technology, told Dallas Innovates.…

TWU Begins Work on New $54M Science & Technology Center

Posted by Lance Murray

Texas Woman’s University has broken ground in Denton on a new $54 million Science & Technology Learning Center, a facility it says will add much-needed space and will enhance efforts to increase research activities.

The building will be a four-story, 80,000-square-foot facility at the northwest corner of North Bell Avenue and Texas Street, and will be home to graduate and undergraduate research laboratory space for biology, chemistry and biochemistry, nutrition and food science, and psychology programs.…

Hedera Announces Initial Governing Council Members of Global Industry Leaders

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Last week, Hedera Hashgraph, a Dallas-based next-gen public ledger company, announced the launch of the Hedera Governing Council. The group will govern changes to the software, which is run by millions of Hedera distributed nodes, with the goal to provide stability and guaranteed continued decentralization.

Early Adopters: Accenture Survey Puts Dallas Ahead of the Pack in Emerging Tech

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Accenture recently released its Technology Vision 2019 survey results based on 100 respondents in the Dallas area and a total of 6,600 business and IT executives worldwide.

Overall, Dallas tended to trend ahead of the U.S. when it came to emerging technology adoption.…

Meet the Innovators:
Skip Howard, Spacee

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comGrowing up, Skip Howard’s dyslexia made schoolwork difficult. He had to learn how to “hack the system” to survive. His high school guidance counselor told him he wasn’t “college material,” and recommended he find a minimum wage job instead. But Howard didn’t listen.