Archive for April, 2019

Gillian Friedman Fox of the Dallas Symphony on the Intersection of Corporate, Arts and Entrepreneurship

Posted by Capital One

Capital One is committed to elevating DFW as a destination for top talent and spurring growth as a world-renowned innovation and technology hub through our partnerships in the community and STEAM programming. Through this series, Capital One is shining a …

The Pitch: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Awards $225K to This Year’s Top Social Innovators

Posted by Alex Edwards

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is shining a light on some of the region’s most promising social pioneers—and giving them a whole lot of money, too.

This year’s third annual social innovation competition awarded $225,000 in two grand events: The

Project Pachinko: Van’s Kitchen Invests Millions in Tech to Perfect Egg Rolls

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Van’s Kitchen’s sole focus has been on producing egg rolls for more than 30 years. Now, it hopes to continue to “make every bite the best one” by implementing new equipment and facilitating better internal communications.

Van’s Kitchen has three …

Bottle Rocket, Social.Lab Leverage Data to Build More Powerful Experiences

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorThis week, Bottle Rocket and Social.Lab announced a collaboration that brings together the core strengths of each of these two Ogilvy powerhouses. Bottle Rocket, a world leader in application design and product development for the Connected Lifestyle, and Social.Lab, a

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of April 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 patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Balancing a Nonprofit and Homework: Paper for Water is Led by Some of Dallas’ Youngest CEOs

Posted by Blair Welch

Meet two of Dallas’ youngest entrepreneurs: Isabelle and Katherine Adams, who started the nonprofit Paper for Water when they were just 5 and 8 years old.

“We’ve been doing it for so long, that neither of us really remember before …

Fort Worth’s ‘First Justice Enterprise’ Empowers Women Through Employment

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Melissa Ice was frustrated. She saw a gap between the outreach that her nonprofit The Net provided to female survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, with their ability to get jobs. So she and Sarah Bowden decided to create an

DI People: TCU’s Neeley School of Business, CBRE, AMN Healthcare 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

Explore Mathematics During a Virtual Walk Through SMU With talkSTEM’s New Video Series

Posted by Alex Edwards

In an effort to expand awareness on the importance of studying science, technology, engineering, and math, talkSTEM has partnered with Southern Methodist University in a new initiative for students.

talkSTEM is a Dallas-based nonprofit that aims to broaden participation in …

The Intersection of Corporate, Arts, and Entrepreneurship: Meet Johnathan Brownlee

Posted by Capital One

Capital One is committed to elevating DFW as a destination for top talent and spurring growth as a world-renowned innovation and technology hub through our partnerships in the community and STEAM programming.

Through this series, Capital One is shining a

Alliance Data to Sell Epsilon Business in $4.4B Cash Deal

Posted by Lance Murray

Alliance Data Systems Corp., a Plano-based global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, has agreed to sell its Epsilon business to Publicis Groupe for $4.4 billion in cash.

Paris, France-based Publicis Groupe is one of the world’s largest global …

‘Dallas Has Been Made for Esports’: How Startups Can Grab a Spot in the Gaming Industry

Posted by Christopher Augustine

Esports, a trailblazing tech trendsetter, has the potential to establish itself as a major player in the growing tech industry. The question now is—how can North Texas startups stand out and grab the industry by the controller?

Panelists from Infinite …

The Recipe to Individual Success? Barack Obama says Innovation, Hard Work, and Resilience

Posted by Payton Potter

Since leaving office, former President Barack Obama says he’s been spoiling his wife Michelle, spending time with his daughters, writing a book, and developing the Obama foundation. On Thursday, however, he came to Dallas to spread a message of inclusion.

Discovery: REHEAL Glove Advances at UTA; UTD Studies Why Women Get More Migraines

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 …

Opportunity Rising Foundation Names 6 New Board Members

Posted by Lance Murray

Six new advisory board leaders have been named by the DHA for the Opportunity Rising Foundation, charged with helping improve the lives of young people through education. 

The foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 1997 by DHA, formerly …

Dallas-based MoneyGram Wants to Give Gig Economy Workers Better Access to Cash Payments

Posted by Alex Edwards

MoneyGram International Inc., a Dallas-headquartered money transfer enterprise, today announced a partnership with Atlanta fintech startup KyckGlobal to better serve the expanding population of U.S. gig economy workers.

With the partnership, both companies aim to leverage each other’s platforms to …

Follow the Money: Nimbix Gets $4M, Energy Spectrum Raises $867M; Sentrics Acquires SeniorTV

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 …

FlintConf Aiming to Have Positive Impact on Denton Economy

Posted by Blair Welch

On April 12, Stoke in Denton will be hosting FlintConf, a one-day, single-track conference for young entrepreneurs of all levels and backgrounds.

Stoke is partnering with the Greater Denton Arts Council and Tech Mill to create a conference that aims …

Dallas Wedding Fashion Designer, Retailer Watters Launches E-Commerce Site

Posted by Lance Murray

Watters, the Dallas-based designer and retailer of top woman-owned bridal brands, announced the launch of its e-commerce site, while also welcoming a new brand.

The global company now offers the ability to buy wedding dresses from its new By Watters …

‘Math Will No Longer Protect Your Data’: VaultChain Wants to Make Data Impossible for Hackers to Reassemble

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Doug Peckover reads articles daily about how the Chinese and other hostile powers are trying to hack U.S. corporations to steal trade secrets.

The advent of quantum computing makes the threat even more imminent.

Even scarier, the U.S. response to