Archive for September, 2019

Fort Worth-Based PMG Expands its Uptown Office, Tripling the Dallas Team

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Last year, PMG’s Dallas office had a target hiring goal of 25 employees. Now, the global company hopes to fill its Uptown location with upwards of 80 team members. 

PMG manages over $1 billion in digital media spending; seven of …

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 17

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

Poo~Pourri and Hotels.com Put New Couples at Ease in a Cheeky Co-Branded Campaign

Posted by Lance Murray

A co-branded ad and social media campaign from Addison-based Poo~Pourri and Dallas-based Hotels.com is addressing one of the most-important issues new couples may face when making their first overnight trip together—the bathroom.

Starring the companies’ famous brand characters Poo~Pourri girl …

DI People: Cyber Group, Apex Clearing, and Brinker International Make Leadership Announcements

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 the people moves

Eosera Doubles its Fort Worth Manufacturing and Warehouse Space to Fill a Growing Demand

Posted by Alex Edwards

Four years ago, Elyse Dickerson took a major risk by leaving big pharma to co-found a biotech firm of her own called Eosera. She noticed there was a major gap in ear care and quickly got to work, eventually launching

Systum Places First in Distribution Software Platform Ranking

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Plano’s Systum has been placed at the top of a new Best Distribution Software list by FinancesOnline, an independent reviewing platform.

Systum provides a cloud-based, all-in-one inventory management system to its customers through a subscription-based platform. The business management platform …

Burns & McDonnell Meets Growth Needs With Fort Worth Office Expansion

Posted by Lance Murray

Burns & McDonnell has expanded its office space in Fort Worth, making more room for a growing team that will add 50 new jobs in Fort Worth and 50 in Dallas by 2021.

Burns & McDonnell is housed in the …

RevTech’s 12th Semi-Annual Event Talks Emerging Retail and the Tech Behind It

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based VC fund RevTech Ventures is long-known for boosting startups that sit on the intersection of retail and technology. That includes investments, year-round mentorship and support, and hosting a program for accelerator graduates. But that support also includes staying up-to-date

AT&T Backs ScholarShot’s Education Initiative with $100K Contribution

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas tech giant AT&T Inc. is teaming up with ScholarShot by contributing $100,000 toward the program’s efforts through AT&T Inspire, an initiative to help provide access to the education and training needed for people to find employment.

ScholarShot’s goal is …

Report: Perryman on (Traffic) Congestion

Posted by Quincy Preston

Americans waste 8.8 billion hours and 3.3 billion gallons of fuel due to congestion, according to a new Urban Mobility Report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

That’s a direct price tag of $166 billion, according to M. …

Photo Gallery: Scenes From PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2019

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Downtown’s Main Street become a haven for miniature temporary parks last week in celebration of 2019’s eighth annual PARK(ing) Day Dallas.

On the third Friday of September each year, parking spaces across the country are creatively transformed into interactive installations …

MacFarlane to Lead SMU’s Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Posted by Lance Murray

Southern Methodist University in Dallas has named Duncan MacFarlane the first executive director of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, tying together the university’s Lyle School of Engineering and Cox School of Business into an

Speak4America: Competition Lets Students Use Their Voices to Inspire Volunteerism

Posted by Quincy Preston

High school students from across Dallas-Fort Worth have a new opportunity to speak up and speak out to encourage volunteerism.

Dallas-based national technology nonprofit VolunteerNow will host the first Speak4America speech competition on Saturday, Oct. 5—giving students the chance to …

The ‘Only Female Black-Owned Coworking Space in Texas’ is in Dallas, and It’s Expanding

Posted by Alex Edwards

Coworking is on the rise, but to Dallas entrepreneur Ro Simmons, there’s a huge gap in the industry.

Simmons noticed that throughout the country, there was rarely any spaces founded by women of color. So she decided to do something …

Cruise for Soapbox Supremacy When the Red Bull Race Comes to Dallas

Posted by Maddie Preston

The Red Bull Soapbox Race makes its way to DFW for the second time on Sept. 28 at The Colony’s Austin Ranch. The race will feature some of the wildest street racing around with exciting prizes for the winners. 

Austin …

Brewing Up Business: Phil Romano and George Esquivel on Crafting a Company

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Dallas-Fort Worth has a national reputation as a leader in the food and beverage sector. And with high-profile entrepreneurs Phil Romano and George Esquivel at the helm, a recent industry event turned into a 40-minute master class.

Romano and Esquivel …

Discovery: UTA Prof Battles Malware With Hardware; E-Cigarette Injuries Possibly Underreported

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 …

New Omnitracs Exec Takes the Wheel of its Data, AI, and Machine Learning Operations

Posted by Lance Murray

All parts of the transportation industry are being affected by next-gen technology with the AI market in transportation estimated to grow by nearly 20 percent annually to $10.3 billion by 2030.

To support a strategy to enhance its products …

Ericsson Picks Lewisville for $134M Smart Factory of the Future to Accelerate 5G

Posted by Lance Murray

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson announced it has chosen Lewisville for its new 300,000-square-foot, fully automated smart “Factory of the Future,” where it plans to produce 5G and Advanced Antenna System radios, according to a statement.

Ericsson expects its products will …

Follow the Money: Tailwater Capital Commits $150M, Morningstar Raises $16M, Elbit 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.

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