Archive for April, 2019

Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith Becomes Equity Partner in Cryotherapy Business

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, who knows a lot about coming back from a devastating injury to achieve full health, has joined Houston-based iCRYO Cryotherapy as an equity partner.

Cryotherapy, also called cold therapy, utilizes low temperatures in medical rehabilitation …

Health Wildcatters Pilots First Spring Pitch Day for Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Future Innovators

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Health Wildcatters, a nationally recognized seed accelerator focused on health-related startups, hosted its first-ever spring cohort pitch day last week, held at its office location in downtown Dallas.

The spring program was a pilot, adding to Health Wildcatters’ full fall …

Notable Environmental and Policy Leaders to Discuss Real Solutions for the Planet

Posted by EarthX

A compelling and varied bevy of recognized environmental and policy leaders will lead the conversation about sustainability at EarthxBanquets, a series of intimate evenings the week of EarthX. Beginning April 25 and running through April 27, banquets each night will

Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of April 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 patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

PGA Creating ‘Silicon Valley of Golf’ with New Headquarters in Frisco

Posted by Lance Murray

The PGA of America is bringing what its CEO called the “Silicon Valley of Golf” to Frisco, detailing Monday how moving its headquarters to the Collin County city will bring new innovations to a game that dates to the 1450s.

The State of North Texas VC: Insights from 4 Insiders

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

With first quarter numbers now released, it’s time to take a look at venture capital activity in North Texas—specifically, what kinds of investments VC is chasing, and which sectors are hot.

According to figures from Crunchbase, the region continues to …

Hosch & Morris: Dallas is Now Home to One of the First Data Privacy Law Boutiques in Texas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas is welcoming a new law firm by the name of Hosch & Morris PLLC, which will offer a pragmatic, preemptive approach to reducing the risks surrounding data privacy.

Hosch & Morris calls itself “one of the first law boutiques …

DI People: Stantec, BBG, Methodist Health Systems Make Leadership Moves

Posted by Lance Murray

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on executive and 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

First-Of-Its-Kind Event Aims to Connect The North Texas Life Science Community

Posted by Blair Welch

Tuesday evening’s first ever North Texas Life Science Career Symposium aims to connect local academic students with career opportunities in the world of life sciences.

The conference will be held at the Community Beer Company in Dallas on May 21, …

‘EarthX Can Be to Dallas, What SXSW is to Austin’

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s hard to tell if Trammell S. Crow’s Turtle Creek compound more embodies EarthX or the man himself.

Nestled between the trees and streams in a private enclave, the main house is a tableau rife with artifacts, collections, artwork, memorabilia,

How These North Texas Leaders are Spearheading a Sustainable Future With a New Regional Coalition

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The population of North Texas is expected to double by 2050. This is part of why university leaders are helping to lead a new regional coalition of experts to examine the area’s ongoing environmental, social, and economic challenges. 


Deloitte Seeks Applications for Its 2019 Technology Fast 500 List

Posted by Lance Murray

It’s that time of year again, where Deloitte seeks out the fastest-growing technology companies in North America with its Technology Fast 500 list—and the application process is now open.

This is the 25th year for the list. The application deadline …

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong Leads with Focus on Southern Dallas, Innovation, Collaboration

Posted by Paul Corliss

Bob Mong is the President of the University of North Texas at Dallas – the fastest-growing public university in Texas. Mong arrived in 2015 after working as a journalist for 44 years, most of it at the Dallas Morning News

Fashion First: Neiman Marcus Taps Potential of Luxe Pre-Owned Market with Fashionphile Investment

Posted by Quincy Preston

Neiman Marcus has inked a deal to acquire a minority stake in Fashionphile, an e-retailer of preowned “ultra-luxury” handbags and accessories. The deal creates an exclusive partnership that will be a key part of Neiman Marcus’ transformation into a

Guinness Record: 846 People Learn AI Coding at Capital One Event

Posted by Lance Murray

Here’s a case where 846 heads were better than one.

Capital One said it set a Guinness World Records title on Wednesday for the largest Artificial Intelligence programming lesson when 846 people learned the fundamentals of Python coding language during …

Robots in Action: Amazon Takes DISD Robotics Championship Teams Behind the Scenes, Gives $10K to STEM

Posted by Blair Welch

Amazon is well known for its use of robots to speed package retrieval and delivery from its fulfillment centers in North Texas.

Recently, the company showed its support for students from five Dallas ISD robotics teams who have qualified for …

Content Lineup: Adventure Through Nature With Mixed Reality at EarthxInteractive 2019

Posted by Alex Edwards

Ever wanted to explore outer space? Maybe, dive with endangered whales, or surf with dolphins? Now you can—EarthX wants to take you on a wild, immersive journey to explore the most remote areas of the world. 

Not literally, though.

EarthxInteractive, …

Discovery: UTA Prof Gets $300K to Study Mycobacteria; UTSW Team Studies Liver Cancer Treatment

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 …

Headquarter of Headquarters: How Fehmi Karahan Turned Ross Perot Sr.’s Vision into a Reality

Posted by Lance Murray

Master developer Fehmi Karahan has a clear view from his office high above the Dallas North Tollway. Decades ago, the view consisted of rolling grasslands. Today, the location is home to corporate giants and thousands of people who live and

Follow the Money: VC Backs Edgetensor, Stryve Biltong Gets $16.5M, Neiman Marcus Invests in Fashionphile

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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