Archive for February, 2019

Fort Worth Art Startup Lets Patrons Take Texas With Them, Forever

Posted by Blair Welch

Texas, our Texas! No matter your tie to the Lone Star State, you can now have your own piece of Texas thanks to the designs of Fort Worth-based artist Allison Castillo.

Castillo opened Allison Castillo Designs inFort Worth in 2017. …

Discovery: $1.5M in Navy Grants Back UTA’s Hypersonic Wind Tunnel; UNTHSC Studies TBI and Parkinson’s

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do 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 …

Follow the Money:
ParkHub Buys Competitor, Closes $13M Series B Round; Kibo Makes Acquisition

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 …

Retailer Neighborhood Goods Raises $8.8M in Expanded Seed Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based retail startup Neighborhood Goods announced that it has raised $8.8 million in expanded seed funding, bringing the cumulative total in the new round to $14.5 million.

The startup also announced that it will add a second location that will …

New Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Will Bring Healthy Meals to Dallas Food Deserts

Posted by Alex Edwards

Postmates meets social innovation in Health Care Service Corporation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute’s new project, foodQ, that’s chosen Dallas as one of the first cities to make its debut.

This month, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and …

SMU to Break Ground Friday on Its New Hub for Research and Innovation

Posted by Alex Edwards

SMU is primed to move forward in the digital frontier with its new home for interdisciplinary research, the Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation, that’s set to break ground on Friday, Feb. 22.

The 50,000-square-foot hub will sit …

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Launches First-of-its-Kind Digital Tools to Aid Local Homebuyers

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is setting out to make buying a home easier than ever before with the launch of two digital tools: a mobile app and public education library.

Funded by donations from the Moody Foundation and …

Dallas’ Devilish Whiskey Distillery to Expand Nationwide in 2019

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Devils River Whiskey sets itself apart by using “the purest water in Texas” in its bourbon and rye whiskeys. Now the Dallas-based distillery is poised to release a steady stream of its bourbon and rye whiskeys across the country. 

After …

North Texas’ Tech Exits of 2018

Posted by Lance Murray

From entrepreneurs exiting startup ventures to major companies being bought and sold, the mergers and acquisitions activity in North Texas was bustling throughout the year. While the tech sector recorded many transactions, other sectors such as health care, marketing, and

Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 12

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

Texas Rangers Golf Club: High Tech Becomes Par for the Course

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas golfers riding in high-tech, GPS-enabled golf carts can now tee up on the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course: the Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington. 

Arlington Golf and the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club partnered …

DI People: Sabre, Ryan, SpotSee Announce 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

How Hacware’s Female Founder is Addressing the Human Element of Cybersecurity

Posted by Alex Edwards

As a software engineer, Tiffany Ricks noticed companies were spending a lot of money on building secure labs and making sure their network was protected from infiltrating hackers. But, she says, one area was lacking when it came to successful

Meet the Innovators: Christopher Brown, Modular and Zabo

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comChristopher Brown starts his day at 4 a.m. with meditation. He then moves on to reviewing code, checking financials, and making customer and partner calls for Modular, a technology company building a fully digital bank providing access to traditional checking,

ICYMI: Texas Healthcare Challenge Recap, StackPath Helps Form Kinetic Edge Alliance, Topgolf Moves Into Esports

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

If you huddled up indoors away from all the cold, cold rain last weekend, and you weren’t 20 floors up next to the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas, you missed one of the best entrepreneurial events of 2019 so far.

Health Wildcatters Hacks Healthcare with First Texas Challenge

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Health Wildcatters, a Dallas-based seed accelerator, hosted last weekend the first Texas Healthcare Challenge, a hackathon aimed at solving some of the largest problems plaguing the modern healthcare industry. More than 130 attended Friday, and 110 braved Saturday’s full-day hackathon.

Meet the Innovators: Veena Somareddy, Neuro Rehab VR

Posted by Allison Hatfield

Each year, more than 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke or other traumatic brain injury. Thousands more are diagnosed with spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.

So, in 2017, 29-year-old Veena Somareddy co-launched 

Startup Funding: Who Got the Money in 2018

Posted by Lance Murray

Scores of startups and established businesses in technology and other sectors are developing products, expanding, and hiring in North Texas. All those activities require money, and funding rounds—seed, venture capital, angel, and even corporate—are helping fuel entrepreneurial ventures in

Look Inside: VITAS Healthcare Opens New Hospice Care Facility in Dallas’ Southern Sector

Posted by Blair Welch

Methodist Dallas Medical Center has been chosen as the new site for VITAS, a hospice program serving terminally ill patients that can no longer care for themselves from their home.

The Miami-based company is now offering its services to those …

Discovery: Why UNTHSC Prescribes Escape Rooms to Students; UTSW’s Autism-Related Disorder Breakthrough

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do 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 …