Archive for March, 2019

Dallas Innovates—The Magazine

Posted by Quincy Preston


We begin our fourth year with a toast to the newest member of the family — Dallas Innovates 2019, an annual magazine highlighting Dallas-Fort Worth as a hub for innovation. This year, our second annual print publication

‘Why Dallas, Now’: State of Entrepreneurship 2019 Announces Powerhouse Speaker Lineup, Agenda

Posted by Lance Murray

Keeping with tradition, Dallas Startup Week will once again host the State of Entrepreneurship event at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas. Now in its sixth year, the event is themed “Why Dallas, now.”

The event will feature Dallas Mayor …

NASCAR Driver to Help Open World Wide Technology’s New Plano Office

Posted by Lance Murray

One of NASCAR’s rising young stars will help officially open World Wide Technology’s new office location in Plano this Friday.

WWT’s new Plano office at 601 Data Drive has roughly 70 employees in fields ranging from engineering to business development …

Discovery: Neuro Rehab VR Teams Up With Schools for Robotic Glove; UTD Explores Roots of Chronic Pain

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 …

Winter is Coming to Dallas With the Game Of Thrones Augmented Reality Experience

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Take your best shot at battling Game of Thrones’ infamous White Walkers with AT&T’s new AR game exclusive to only five cities—including Dallas.

The game, titled “The Dead Must Die: A Magic Leap Encounter,” will be available to play at …

The ‘Airbnb for Events’ Expands its Rental Offerings to Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Whether looking for a meeting space, event location, photo shoot backdrop, or media production site, Dallasites can now rent it all—by the hour—on Peerspace.

Billing itself as “the world’s largest marketplace for hourly rentals of unique spaces,” Peerspace announced its …

Follow the Money: Linear Labs Gets $4.5M; TIER REIT & Cousins Merger Creates $7B Company

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.

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Top 10: Tech Boosts Job Growth in Dallas Metro, Report Says

Posted by Lance Murray

Tech-related employment in the Dallas metropolitan area continues to grow. In 2018, the region added 9,324 new jobs, according to the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Cyberstates 2019 report.

The findings show Dallas ranks seventh in net tech employment and …

Soccer Meets STEAM: How FC Dallas is Using Sports to Educate Frisco Students

Posted by Blair Welch

The San Francisco 49ers education consulting academy (EDU) has paired with the National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) to bring a new STEAM program to Texas. 

The program will connect science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to the world …

View from the Scooter: Uber Brings ‘Ride Pass’ to Dallas, SMU Tests Scooters on Campus

Posted by Payton Potter

Whether you’re a bootstrapping entrepreneur or just a person with a penchant for pinching pennies, rideshare surge fare is always an unwelcome expense.

In October 2018, Uber announced its Ride Pass program, which lets users who pay a monthly fee …

Lyft Launches its Scooters in Dallas, Debuts $5-a-Month Community Pass Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Starting Thursday, Lyft is adding dockless electric scooters to its transportation lineup in Dallas, making it the third city in Texas in which the company is offering scooters.

“Lyft is committed to a future where Dallas is built around people …

How One Dallas Startup Hopes to Change the Solution to Workplace Harassment

Posted by Alex Edwards

Jared Pope is on a mission to change the culture around workplace harassment.

Pope is the brains behind Work Shield, a third-party platform for employees to address any work-related issues. But, upon submitting a report, Work Shield independently conducts an …

Notable Projects: Developments Make Room for Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth Healthcare

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

UT Southwestern is in the middle of a 20-year growth plan to add to and update its facilities to accommodate its growing education, research, and patient care operations, Warner says. This includes an ambulatory hub near the Clements University Hospital

The Prescription for North Texas Healthcare: ‘Retailization,’ Hospitality, and Mergers

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Healthcare in North Texas is growing and evolving in urban hospital districts and in suburban cities. This, in turn, is creating a real estate sector rife with new construction, existing facilities expansion, and creation of environments incorporating hospitality and new

GameStop, Envy Gaming Collaborate to Boost Esports Profile

Posted by Lance Murray

Grapevine-based video game retailer GameStop is hitting the play button on a wide-ranging esports sponsorship that will feature a partnership with Dallas-based Envy Gaming.

It’s all part of an effort to support the next generation of professional gamers and increase …

Dallas Invents: 87 Patents Granted for Week of March 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

Ziglar Launches SOS Assessment to Help You Discover Your Entrepreneurial Self

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based business and personal development company Ziglar Inc. says it can help you find out what type of entrepreneur you are. So, in collaboration with original “Shark Tank” star Kevin Harrington, Ziglar has launched the SOS Assessment.

Ziglar was founded …

Linear Labs Closes $4.5M Seed Round for Revolutionary Electric Motor

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based, father-and-son-led Linear Labs has closed a $4.5 million seed round in support of its revolutionary next-gen electric motor that’s said to be more powerful and efficient than conventional electric motors.

The funding will be used to market the

DI People: The Riveter, GameStop, Topgolf, Smoothie King Announce Executive 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

Irving Company’s Helicopters Play Pivotal Role in Norwegian Cruise Ship Rescue

Posted by Lance Murray

When more than 1,300 stranded passengers and crew on a disabled cruise ship off the coast of Norway were tossed and traumatized by heavy seas and strong winds over the weekend, it was crews from a North Texas company that