Archive for May, 2020

DI People: Comerica, Bank of Texas, Kimberly-Clark, and More Make Executive Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

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 tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Cameron Gawley of Buzzshift

Posted by Bill Chinn, CEO, The DEC

In this weekly column, CEO of The DEC Network, Bill Chinn, interviews a “celebrity mentor” that is currently participating in the organization’s Fast Start Mentor Program. The program matches tenured business leaders who have handled crises before to small business owners struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Mobile IoT: Dallas Supply Chain Innovator Doubles Down on Asset Tracking Tech with New Partnership

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Polte Corporation has announced a new partnership with CoreKinect to launch new IoT-powered supply chain tracking solutions for enterprises across the globe.

In teaming up, the two companies will address operational efficiency and real-time asset visibility in the supply chain.…

Uber Receives Three-Year Contract to Supplement DART Microtransit Service

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) GoLink program provides on-demand shuttles for areas throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. With DART’s Board awarding Uber Technologies, Inc. a three-year contract for its rideshare services to supplement DART’s GoLink program, it expects to offer more capacity for 13 service zones.

How Cariloop Plans to Ramp Up Hiring After its $6M Series A

Posted by Alex Edwards

In 2013, Cariloop graduated from the Health Wildcatters Accelerator program. The Dallas-based startup was ahead of its time; it’s one of the first to market that pairs families with a healthcare professional on a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based application. Now, Cariloop is on a track to success—it’s completed a $6 million Series A round and is ready to start growing its team.

Five Ways to Be an Effective Leader During Change

Posted by John Olajide

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorLeadership is accepting responsibility for a desired outcome: do all you can to lead, challenge, coach, and support others to achieve a shared goal. When done correctly, you empower yourself and others to lean in. I am the Founder and CEO of Axxess, the leading technology innovator for healthcare at home.

Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund to Provide $5M for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

“We were seeing so many small businesses and entrepreneurs fall through the cracks of the system and not get access to the PPP and other federal funding alternatives,” Trey Bowles, co-founder and executive chairman of The DEC Network, says.

So, together with The Dallas Regional Chamber and the Dallas Citizens Council, The DEC set out to help mobilize the private business and philanthropic efforts of Dallas through a fund “that would benefit the very lifeblood of our economy—small businesses,” Bowles told Dallas Innovates via email.

Setting Standards: Dallas Seeks Clean ‘Seal of Approval’ to Boost Travel, Tourism After Pandemic

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

What will it take for the public to travel once again?

VisitDallas is hoping a seal of approval on places such as hotels that show they comply with industry best practices in cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention will restore consumer confidence in travel and tourism once again.…

JPMorgan Chase Gives $670K to Dallas Nonprofits That Support Female Entrepreneurs, Financial Health, and Skills Training

Posted by Alex Edwards

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is continuing its COVID-19 relief efforts, this time with a huge commitment to small businesses and residents in Dallas.

Today, the global financial services company announced it has committed $670,000 to those hit hardest in the area from the pandemic—specifically female entrepreneurs and those in danger of losing transportation to get to work.…

Dallas Physician Launches a Manufacturing Company to Solve the PPE Shortage

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dr. Steffini Stalos is no stranger to adversity.

A local physician entrepreneur for the last decade, Stalos has vast experience helping laboratories at the nonprofit, for-profit, and government level. She’s been through everything from startup to shutdown, focusing on assisting each lab with overcoming challenges.…

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of May 12

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. 

‘Best Minds’: North Texas Smart City Consortium Launches with 21 Founding Members

Posted by Quincy Preston and Alex Edwards

smart citiesTrey Bowles and Jen Sanders, the co-founders behind the Dallas Innovation Alliance, have launched a new regional “smart city” initiative. And this time around, they’re “coming for everybody.” The duo has convened 21 North Texas stakeholders—so far—to work together to build “the most connected, smart, and resilient region in the country.”

Telehealth for Pets: Petzey Launches First-of-its-Kind Virtual Network of On-Demand Pet Healthcare

Posted by Alex Edwards

A new health and wellness company specifically for pets has launched in Dallas. And, in the era of COVID-19, it’s created a virtual network that provides an affordable, on-demand connection to local veterinary resources and knowledge centers.

Petzey Technology, Inc. recognized that access to veterinary experts was vital now more than ever.…

WorkSuites Opens its 20th Coworking Location With a Focus on Private Offices

Posted by Alex Edwards

WorkSuites “can’t imagine worse timing” to open another coworking location than the coronavirus pandemic. But, regardless, the Dallas-based flexible office company is moving forward with opening its 20th location in Allen.

COVID-19 originally delayed the announcement, especially considering pre-leasing for the space has been virtually nonexistent for the past two months.…

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Shontaye Hawkins, CEO of Profit is the New Black

Posted by Bill Chinn, CEO, The DEC

In this weekly column, CEO of The DEC Network, Bill Chinn, interviews a “celebrity mentor” that is currently participating in the organization’s Fast Start Mentor Program. The program matches tenured business leaders who have handled crises before to small business owners struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Inc. Names 14 North Texas Companies to the Best Workplaces 2020 List

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With the ongoing pandemic changing the way many workplaces traditionally operate, Inc. says “it is completely time to celebrate the companies that have managed to rise above.” 

More than 3,000 companies applied for the Inc. Best Workplaces 2020 list with 395 landing a spot.…

DI People: Hillwood, Front Burner Restaurants, Veritex Bank Make Executive Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

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 tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

Here’s How Arabella Advisors Plans to Make Dallas One of the Country’s Most Active Impact Investment Hubs

Posted by Alex Edwards

A well-established firm that supports the world’s leading philanthropists and impact investors is boosting its presence in North Texas.

Arabella Advisors was created to make philanthropy more efficient and effective for everyone from foundations and corporations to families and individuals. That involves a variety of services: designing and optimizing giving programs, creating custom philanthropic platforms, collaborating with partners, and implementing a range of nonprofits and projects.…

‘Work From Wherever’: Bottle Rocket Founder Deploys Tech, Revamps Processes for a New Future

Posted by Quincy Preston and Alex Edwards

Bottle Rocket, a company with a history of pioneering, is at it again. From its timely launch as a mobile app development startup in 2008—the day after Steve Jobs announced the App Store was open to third-party developers—to its current vision to help brands lead in a connected digital world, the Dallas-based company aims to stay at the crux of technology and innovation.

Cuban-omics: Mark Cuban Roughs Out Plan for Restarting a COVID-Battered Economy

Posted by Dave Moore

Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban has a prescription for what’s ailing the American COVID-rocked economy: An infusion of cash with an expiration date.

“The concept of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) was great,” he said. “But though it was approved in the first couple days of April, companies didn’t see it until weeks later.…