Archive for December, 2019

Waterlogic USA Selects Grapevine for North American Headquarters

Posted by Lance Murray

Waterlogic USA is joining other companies including Gamestop and Kubota Tractor by basing its headquarters in the Tarrant County city near DFW International Airport.

The company, founded in 1992, joins Japan-based Kubota Tractor as an international company locating its North American base in Grapevine.…

Perot Museum Announces New Chief Development Officer

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science announced Katherine Stenesen as its Chief Development Officer. Stenesen has a strong nonprofit background coming to the Perot Museum after seven years with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, most recently serving as its chief development officer, and before that almost eight years at SMU rebuilding a donor relations program for a $1 billion campaign.

Irving’s Trend Micro is Addressing Diversity Gaps in Cybersecurity

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Irving-based cybersecurity company Trend Micro strengthened its commitment to underrepresented people at last week’s AWS re:Invent conference. Now, it plans to more than double the yearly time and budget investments in lowering skills and diversity gaps in cybersecurity.

“With a female CEO and an employee base spread almost equally across the eastern and western hemispheres, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to Trend Micro,” said Leah MacMillan, chief marketing officer for Trend Micro, in a statement.…

A Car-Free Community Could Be Coming to Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Lance Murray

A developer creating neighborhoods intentionally designed without areas for residents’ cars has plans to build a community in Dallas-Fort Worth, reports Bisnow.

The developer, San Francisco-based Culdesac, has started work on one such community in Tempe, Arizona. The neighborhood is called Culdesac Tempe and it is expected to have 1,000 residents occupying 636 multifamily units without private cars or parking spots, according to Bisnow.…

Autonomous Food Delivery Robots Hitting the Streets at UT Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Texas at Dallas can now get delivery of their meals on wheels—robot style.

New York-based Chartwells Higher Education, a contract food service management company, and Starship Technologies, an autonomous robot company founded by two Skype co-founders and led by a former Airbnb exec, is literally rolling out autonomous food delivery robots at the UT Dallas in Richardson.…

This Dallas Startup Transforms Memories Into 3D Models

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Founder Shahrukh Lalani launched Shrink3d in May 2017 by using sandstone to print full-color 3D figurines. Since then, its audience has grown from 500 to 3 million people. 

“My goal was to be an entrepreneur,” Lalani told Dallas Innovates. “I was researching different ideas, and I had some experience 3D printing.…

Discovery: Dallas Stats Show Low Rates of Depression, UTA Researcher Honored

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 microscope, sign up for our e-newsletter.

Follow the Money: MacFarlan Raises $8.65M, MoneyGram Gets $20M, NTT Data Buys Austin IT Firm

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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New Dallas Skincare Company Plans Launch in American Eagle and Anthropologie

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Aerie for American Eagle Outfitters and Anthropologie are joining Urban Outfitters on the list of stores selling a Dallas-based skincare company’s acne solution product.

Both retailers plan to stock their shelves with WKND Cosmetics’ trademarked Simple Pimple Patch in January 2020, according to a statement.…

Dallas-based Prime Women Media Acquires Digital Magazine

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas’ Prime Women Media, which creates content for women 50 and older, announced it’s buying The First Line’s website. The move is designed to continue building an audience for Prime Women’s expanding portfolio.

Prime Women Media offers articles written “by prime women for prime women,” which includes fashion, travel, fitness, beauty, finances, and entertainment.…

‘Pot of Gold’: Dallas Stays Near Top of CompTIA’s Tech Town Index of IT Jobs

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth continues to be a big draw for tech companies and tech workers as a place to succeed, grow, and have a good life, according to the CompTIA Tech Town Index 2019. The association called DFW a “pot of gold” for future tech talent.

Unbranded Holiday Pop-Up Shop Returns to Downtown Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Downtown Dallas, Inc. has opened its Unbranded holiday pop-up shop downtown for the fifth consecutive year.

The short-lived retail spot opened in the historic Dallas Power & Light Building and provides free retail space to a curated roster of entrepreneurs, designers, and artists.…

Bestow Expands its Executive Team

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Digital life insurance company Bestow announced a number of executive additions to its C-suite, VP, and legal teams on Dec. 4.

Bestow’s mission is to make getting life insurance easier by letting customers apply for it online, receive a quote in minutes, and buy an inexpensive life insurance plan.…

Dallas Startup Week is Moving to the Cedars

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With more than 10,000 people having attended Dallas Startup Week 2019, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has decided to move its keystone annual event’s basecamp location to Gilley’s Dallas to support its growth, according to a statement.

“Our post surveys from 2019 said two things very strongly.…

AT&T’s New First-of-its-Kind Blimp Helps First Responders During Major Natural Disasters

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

AT&T is adding a 55-foot aerostat—more commonly known as a blimp—called FirstNet One to its FirstNet public safety communications platform. With the “first-of-its-kind public safety communications solution,” AT&T intends to help responders stay connected in the midst of large-scale, catastrophic events.

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 26

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Southwest Transplant Alliance Expands Donor Tech Statewide

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) announced it’s expanding its automated electronic referral technology to health systems across Texas. The platform automatically ties into hospitals’ electronic medical records in order to alert STA when a possible organ donor meets clinical triggers to help the more than 113,000 individuals on the organ transplant waiting list.

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in November

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrapped up October, we decided to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. From successful startups (freshbenies), to new funding (Kanarys), to industry leaders (Luminator Technology Group), our most popular stories certainly highlighted what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.…

DI People: J.C. Penney, Invitation Homes, Borden, Remington Hotels Make 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 to innovation and technology in the region.

NTT Data Services to Acquire Fast-Growing Austin-Based IT Firm

Posted by Lance Murray

NTT Data Services, a Plano-based leader in global technology services, has agreed to buy Flux7, an IT services firm that has been on the Inc. 5000 list for three consecutive years.

Austin-headquartered Flux7, an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner, provides cloud implementation and migration, automation, and DevOps consulting services for enterprises.…