Archive for January, 2020

Dallas Innovates 2020 Thought Leaders: Allen Economic Development Corporation

Posted by Daniel S. Bowman

The Allen Economic Development Corporation is charged with facilitating company relocations and assisting the expansion of existing businesses, which creates jobs and generates additional tax revenue for the community.

Tell us about the Allen Economic Development Corporation.

The Allen Economic

Dallas Innovates 2020 Thought Leaders: 900lbs

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Steve Deitz: CEO/Founder
Mitchell Massey: Sr. Interactive Producer/Creative Strategist

Innovation comes in many forms—from finished products and processes, to implementation and idea generation. How would you define your company’s innovations?

“Ideas are cheap, execution is everything,” says Chris Sacca (rockstar

Thought Leaders: Dallas Innovates The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by DI Content Studio | Special Advertising Section

In Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, we heard from some of North Texas’ paradigm-shifting companies and organizations. These six local leaders discuss how to recruit and retain talent, predict future work trends, and more in our special advertising section.

Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 21

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

T.D. Jakes Foundation Launches to Raise $100M for STEAM Education in Underserved Communities

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based leaders T.D. Jakes and Hattie Hill announced the launch of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. Hill is being named as its CEO and president, while Jakes will serve as Chairman of the Board. The foundation’s goal is to build bridges

DI People: Match Group, MoneyGram, AVIO Consulting, and Comerica 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

Match Group’s Longtime CEO Mandy Ginsberg Steps Down, New Chief Executive Named

Posted by Lance Murray

Sharmista Dubey has been named CEO of Dallas-headquartered Match Group following the Jan. 28 announcement that Mandy Ginsberg will be leaving the company after 14 years. Dubey, who was Ginsberg’s longtime deputy, assumes her new role on March 1.

Ginsberg …

Plano Restaurant Tech Startup OneDine Raises $5M to Broaden App’s Reach

Posted by Lance Murray

Last October, we told you OneDine was in the process of launching its Series A funding round. Now, the Plano-based restaurant tech startup has closed the round with $5 million in funding, which will allow it to extend the reach

North Texas Corporate Innovators Set the Stage for Disruption

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Yesterday, we published a story on seven societal trends ripe with opportunity, according to Anurag Jain of Dallas’ Perot Jain. When game-changing companies are in their earliest stages, he makes investments that could help them grow fast—backing dozens of

TWU is Hosting a Citizen Science Symposium This Week

Posted by Maddie Preston

Texas Woman’s University will host the Spring 2020 Symposium for the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Center for Innovation Southwest (SCI-SW). This year’s theme will be Civic Science: The Impact on our Communities by Plastics in

The Sinclair, the ‘World’s First All-Digital Hotel,’ Opens in Downtown Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

An incredibly fitting celebration last week anchored a day commemorating the grand opening of The Sinclair, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, in Fort Worth. 

Widely known as a historic landmark near Sundance Square, The Sinclair was constructed in 1929 and …

These Are the 7 Trends That Could Shape Our Future

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Before Texas Instruments and Electronic Data Systems were multibillion-dollar giants, each started as somebody’s idea for a new business.

When game-changing companies are in their earliest stages of life, Anurag Jain makes investments in them that help them grow fast. …

The USPTO is Now Accepting National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nominations

Posted by Maddie Preston

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is seeking nominations for the 2020 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Awarded by the president of the United States, the NMTI is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. 

First awarded …

Thought Leaders: Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFSDallas) is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Dallas, braiding public and private resources in talent development for over 35 years! WFSDallas manages an extensive and inclusive workforce development system, complementing the robust economic development

Thought Leaders: Linux Academy

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Linux Academy is the premier hands-on online training platform for all skill levels to learn the latest cloud technologies. Since 2012 we’ve provided self-paced courses, access to expert training architects, a massive library of courses, and real scenario-based environments for

Thought Leaders: DevMountain

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We provide immersive experiences that change lives. We’re a 13-week in-person coding bootcamp with a dedicated career support team. Our students are expected to learn the skills needed to apply for entry-level, full-stack development positions. Students are taught Git, JavaScript,

Thought Leaders: BG Staffing

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How does your company retain talent?

One of the main ways that we retain talent is by our very robust benefit plans that includes Healthcare, PTO, Holiday Pay and Matching 401k. We also offer a competitive Referral Bonus Program which

UNT’s College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism is Overhauling Denton Square

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

The top-ranked University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism (CMHT) is beginning renovations on a new multi-use event space located at the Denton town square.

The CoLaboratory at UNT on the Square hopes to be a community …

Q+A: How Fidelity’s Head of Talent Management Flips the Script on HR Tech

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Fidelity Investments, the multinational financial services corporation, employs around 40,000 people. But by leveraging technology, Fidelity helps its people feel more at home.  

“Organizations often start with the tech—in other words, “We need to get our employees onto XYZ tool,'” …

Discovery: NASA Selects UTA Team to Examine ‘Space Weather,’ UTD Research Focuses on 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 …