Archive for March, 2020

May the Trust Be With You: Plano Entrepreneur Shares His Latest Book on Kindle, Free

Posted by Quincy Preston

Trust is the most important quality you will ever have, says Dr. Yoram Solomon, the Plano-based author of “The Book of Trust” and founder of the Trust-Building Institute. And he wants to help companies and individuals build trust in teams,

Booster Lauds New Dallas Mobile Fueling Ordinance as Vital in COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas City Council has passed an ordinance allowing and regulating mobile fueling within the city. Same-day fuel delivery service Booster has announced the move will allow it and other such businesses to help during COVID-19.

The ordinance amends the …

PrimeVox Doubles Staff, Moves Into New Frisco Offices, and Boosts Telecom Capabilities During COVID-19

Posted by Lance Murray

Frisco-based PrimeVOX Communications, a provider of cloud-based VoIP telecommunications services, said it doubled its full-time staff and relocated late last year into a larger, improved office space in Frisco.

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VOIP, technology allows for the delivery …

Smart Electric Motor Maker Linear Labs Benefits from Supply Chain Independence

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based smart electric motor maker Linear Labs says its use of accessible materials create supply-chain freedom for its products against turbulence in global manufacturing.

In an announcement, Linear Labs said that unique attributes set it apart from manufacturers of …

Follow the Money: Gameway Raises $530K, Integrity Marketing 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.

Have …

Dallas’ Unique Software Development is 3D Printing Respirators for the COVID-19 Shortage

Posted by Alex Edwards

Another Dallas-based team has decided to use their resources for good during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The folks at Unique Software Development LLC have more than 20 in-house custom 3D printers, typically used for designing and prototyping projects for clients.

Health Care Systems’ Emphasis on the Patient Experience

Posted by Liya Getachew

SenderoWorking as a management consultant in the health care space has given me a unique perspective on the customer experience.

Unlike engagements in other industries, working in health care was the first time I thought about impacts on the “end …

Startups, Listen Up: Dallas Entrepreneurs Trey Bowles and Nick Kennedy Have a New Podcast

Posted by Quincy Preston

We are in uncharted territory, Dallas entrepreneurs Trey Bowles and Nick Kennedy say. And that’s why now could be the perfect time to launch their new podcast, SwitchBacks.

Bowles and Kennedy, both successful serial entrepreneurs, know something about surviving challenges

BuzzBallz Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Through Hand Sanitizer Production

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Around the world, distilleries are doing their part to help combat the mass shortage of hand sanitizer due to the COVID-19 pandemic—and Dallas-Fort Worth distilleries are no exception.

Last week, Lewisville’s Bendt Distilling Company made the jump from producing whiskey

15 North Texas Funders Launch a Shared Grant Application for Local Nonprofits During COVID‑19

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we’ve seen so far with the response to COVID-19, North Texans work fast. A group of 15 prominent local funders has quickly collaborated to create North Texas Cares, a new initiative that will provide support for local nonprofits working

‘So What Do I Do Now?’: Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide in the Age of the Coronavirus

Posted by Trey Bowles

The last week since the extent of the coronavirus severity has been a nightmare of biblical proportions and there has been more and more uncertainty every day. This is affecting all of us and has ramifications personally, professionally, mentally, and

North Texas Startup Offers At‑Home COVID‑19 Test Kits, Gets Overwhelming Response

Posted by Lance Murray

Editor’s Note: On March 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its Emergency Use Authorization guidelines. The announcement barred private labs from collecting at-home samples from customers. As reported by TechCrunch, this means startups such as Assist Health have

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of March 17

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

The North Texas Fashion Industry is Making Medical Masks Amid Shortages to Fight COVID-19

Posted by Alex Edwards

Nearly every industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and fashion is no exception. Events are cancelled or postponed, buying and selling has slowed, brick-and-mortar shops are closed, much of production has halted, and the supply chain has been completely

Front Lines: UTD Researchers Donate Personal Protective Gear for Parkland’s COVID-19 Response

Posted by Lance Murray

There’s a critical need for personal protective equipment to keep North Texas healthcare workers safe as they treat patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, and researchers and staff at the University of Texas at Dallas have banded together to donate supplies

Dallas Native’s Everlywell Releases First At-Home COVID-19 Test Rollout

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Editor’s Note: On March 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its Emergency Use Authorization guidelines. The announcement barred private labs from collecting at-home samples from customers. As reported by TechCrunch, this means startups like Carbon, Health Nurx, and

Quaranstreaming: SVP Dallas is Taking Impact Online with a Digital Gathering

Posted by Quincy Preston

Philanthropists step forward and lead responses to moments of crisis, says Tony Fleo, CEO of Social Venture Partners Dallas. That’s what they do. 

Fleo and his team are doing their part with a new event that he calls a Digital …

DI People: Compass Datacenters, Marconi Make SVP 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

SmartCounseling Has a New Virtual Suite for Mental Health Providers to Expand Online Services

Posted by Alex Edwards

As the CDC points out, it’s common for individuals’ stress levels to rise during an infectious disease outbreak. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming, especially when most of the population is faced with unknowns. Resources are available

Trimming Branches: Banking Companies Increase Focus on Digital Banking

Posted by Lance Murray

There’s an ongoing revolution in the banking industry. An increasing number of branches are being vacated, some new smaller ones are opening, and there’s been an increased focus on digital banking, according to a new report from real estate services