Archive for February, 2020

UT Dallas Researchers Develop a New Cybersecurity Tool That Actually Welcomes Hackers

Posted by Sandra Engelland

A new approach to cybersecurity developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas harnesses hackers as “free labor” for the job of creating better systems to block them.

Using deception technology to detect and in some cases combat unauthorized use of information systems is now a common technique for cybersecurity specialists.…

‘Not Cool, Dude’: Trend Micro’s Factory Honeypot Found Real Solutions to Cyber Attacks

Posted by Sandra Engelland

As smart machines make work more efficient in just about every industry, hackers are seeking more ways to profit by crippling the technology we rely on to get stuff done. While most of us know about data breaches and ransomware attacks on big businesses and local government agencies, small- to mid-size manufacturers and businesses are increasingly faced with cyber threats.

DSW20: What to Expect at Digital Fight Club and the Women of Innovation Summit

Posted by Maddie Preston

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center plans to host over 120 sessions across 16 tracks to connect entrepreneurs and change-makers in DFW at its annual keystone event, Dallas Startup Week. The second annual Women of Innovation Summit and the Corporate Startup Innovation Summit will take place this year, along with the recently announced Digital Fight Club.

Dallas-Area Companies ‘Sprint’ to Solve Pain Points in Their Health Benefits

Posted by C1 Innovation Lab

Hourlong meetings sprinkled across the calendar just don’t cut it when the challenge is as big and complex as rethinking how employees interact with their health benefits.

That’s where the design team at the C1 Innovation Lab, part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, comes in.…

Dallas’ Kim O. Collabs on a New Collection With Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin

Posted by Maddie Preston

Kim Stephens-Olusanya, a local entrepreneur and influencer, has teamed up with celebrity stylist J. Bolin to curate a new clothing collection meant to encourage and inspire women. The collection, called The Debut, is being launched Feb. 28th during the pair’s fashion show. 

Bath Bombs for a Cause: Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Provides Job Opportunities Through Edgar’s Bath Goods

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is giving adults with disabilities an opportunity to find more independence through Edgar’s Bath Goods.

Goodwill says it’s the largest employer of people with disabilities worldwide, and it’s newest venture called Edgar’s Bath Goods is a continuation of that mission.…

Discovery: SMU Team Propels Drone Communication Forward, UTA Professor Creates Sustainable City Simulations

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.

The Leaning Tower of Dallas: ‘When You See an Opportunity, Lean Into It.’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Richards Group decided to make the most out of its next-door neighbor by doing what it does best—turning the #LeaningTowerofDallas into a marketing opportunity.

In case you somehow missed the addition of Dallas’ newest landmark in the past few days, what was meant to be a full building demolition turned into a happy accident.…

Dallas Ranks Ninth Among Milken Institute’s Top 25 Best-Performing Cities

Posted by Lance Murray

Continuing to benefit from its growing reputation as a strong economy, Dallas has made the Top 10 on the Milken Institute’s 2020 index of the Top 25 Best-Performing Cities.

The Dallas-Plano-Irving metro area ranked No. 9 on the index. Last year, Dallas placed fifth.…

By Kids, For Kids: Dallas’ DeadSoxy and Vogel Alcove Team Up on Socks for Social Good

Posted by Sandra Engelland

If you want colorful, comfortable socks that make a statement for social good, Dallas’ DeadSoxy has your feet covered, with a little help from some young friends.

DeadSoxy makes what it calls the “perfect no-slip sock that’s durable, comfortable, and makes you feel confident and soxy.”…

Follow the Money: Rosy Wellness Gets $1M in Seed Round, CareView Raises $100K, Integer Buys Israeli Medtech Company

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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Meet the Innovators: Lyndsey Harper, CEO and Founder of Rosy

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comAfter seven years as an OB-GYN, Lyndsey Harper, M.D., birthed a plan for a new business.

Frustrated that her patients didn’t have an adequate place to address their decreased sexual desire, Harper created an app for just that: Rosy.

The startup offers trusted information and resources to the 31 million women who need it nationwide.…

Experiential Retailer Neighborhood Goods Expands With a Third Store, This One in Austin

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Neighborhood Goods will bring its fresh, experience-focused take on the department store to Austin on March 13 with a third storefront.

While traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are scaling back, Neighborhood Goods is moving forward into a new market with a 10,600 square-foot store in the Music Lane development on South Congress Avenue.…

Dialectic Therapeutics Plans to Further Cancer Drug Research Using $3M Seed Award

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas biotech startup Dialectic Therapeutics Inc. has announced plans to use a $3 million Seed Award for Product Development Research from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to further develop its lead product candidate, an anti-cancer drug.

Dialectic focuses on creating innovative new technologies to address late-stage difficult cancer diagnoses, according to the company.…

Valerie D. James, Founding Dean of Admissions, Bids Farewell to College of Law

Posted by UNT Dallas Law Communications

During an interview with UNTD College of Law Communications, James shared many poignant memories while at the helm of Admissions.

It was more than a notion for Attorney James to leave her successful career in Arkansas with huge hopes of persuading Texas law students to choose a new law school without a campus to speak of.…

AT&T Selects Dallas’ K2View as its Platform for Test Data Management

Posted by Erika Fanuzzi

K2View TDM, a fast-growing, leading provider of data solutions distribution, announced that it will become AT&T’s new platform for test data management. The adoption marks a major partnership between two Dallas-headquartered companies.

In the past, AT&T’s process for testing data required a central team tasked with going through source systems and provision data, which required retrofitting the data to the testing environment.…

WorkSuites Opens its Largest Dallas Location Yet

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

WorkSuites, a coworking company with locations across North Texas and the greater Houston area, has announced a new location off the Central Expressway just north of downtown Dallas, tapping into the trending Fitzhugh/Henderson Ave. market.

The new spot is WorkSuites’ ninth and largest Dallas location, and is also the 19th biggest in North Texas and fifth new location opened in the last year.…

Rosy, the Tech Platform Helping Women With Low Sex Drive, Raises $1M in Seed Round

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Rosy Wellness, an evidence-based tech platform providing education and resources for women with low sexual desire, has announced a $1 million seed funding round.

The Dallas-based startup has an app designed by MDs that provides users with a sexual wellness score, access to an extensive library of education and a community where women can openly discuss their sex lives.…

Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 18

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. 

Photo Gallery: Health Wildcatters Hackathon Promotes Women in Science and Healthcare

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Noted healthcare accelerator Health Wildcatters recently hosted its third hackathon in the Texas Healthcare Challenge (TXHCC) series, but this time, with a twist: The focus was solely on women.

The WISH (Women in Science & Healthcare) hackathon involved over 100 women in science and healthcare fields.…