Archive for May, 2020

Attention, Jobseekers and Small Business Owners: Google is Now Offering Digital Skills Training for Free Online

Posted by Alex Edwards

Nearly every facet of everyday life went virtual in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and education was one of the country’s biggest adjustments.

We previously told you about a number of local and national organizations deploying online resources to …

Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of May 5

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

Pandemic Spurs Workspace Architecture, Design Innovation

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

Rare events, such as today’s pandemic, are moments in time when rediscovery creates innovation and new paradigms that produce quantum leaps into the future, said Dan Noble, President and CEO of HKS, Inc., an 81-year old Dallas-based architecture firm with

Support the Story: Three Female Founders Curate Luxe Brand Boxes to Help Local Businesses

Posted by Quincy Preston

The idea for HerStory started with a FaceTime call during the COVID-19 lockdown when “two preschoolers had just found out that their pre-k 4 class was canceled for the indefinite future.”

The kiddos got bored and their moms—Akola’s Brittany Underwood …

A New Dallas-based Startup Aims to be the ‘Online Dating’ of Residential Real Estate

Posted by Alex Edwards

HomematchX, a real estate matchmaking startup that connects similar buyers and sellers, has launched a new platform intended to move the industry forward.

The Dallas-based company is calling it the only platform that “maps sellers and buyers’ real estate journey …

Beauty and Brains: Research Institute BRIT to Manage the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Posted by Quincy Preston

In what it called “a historic vote,” the Fort Worth City Council today approved a 20-year agreement for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (best known by its acronym, BRIT) to manage the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. 

After years

‘Mompreneurs’ Discuss How They’re Making It Work Amidst a Pandemic

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Since 2018, The DEC Network has teamed up with Capital One, which is the WEDallas founding partner and title sponsor, on the WEDallas Mompreneur event. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the two organizations still hosted the annual event—this time as

AT&T Leads Initiative to Train Veterans to Fight Cybercrime, Protect U.S. Data Infrastructure

Posted by Quincy Preston

Virtually overnight, businesses had to move to a remote workforce in the pandemic. With the increased number of people adapting to that digital transformation comes a greater need to keep the critical online infrastructure safe.

AT&T wants to help protect

‘This Name Better Represents What We Do’: Healthcare AI Startup Docsynk Rebrands As FelixHealthcare.AI

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based DocSynk is at a major turning point. The healthcare AI startup has landed key industry partnerships, worked on scaling its team, and is on its way toward Series A funding. That, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, led to

DI People: Jacobs, Stream Data Centers, ECI Software Solutions, Make 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 …

MedVentures Pitch Competition Goes Virtual, Dallas-based Ataia Takes Home the Top Prize

Posted by Quincy Preston and Alex Edwards

Dallas startup Ataia Medical took home the top prize in this year’s MedVentures pitch competition, which rounded out the event’s first-ever virtual conference on Wednesday. Startups from around the country pitched to a blue-chip audience of judges and investors from

‘There’s More Opportunity in an Emerging Market’: Florida Tech Firm Optym is Relocating to North Texas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Optym, a global provider of next-gen optimization software solutions, is headed to North Texas.

Optym currently sits on a 10-acre campus in Florida, but Dallas real estate developer Billingsley Company announced this week that the company signed a lease at …

Infogroup is Giving Government Agencies Data That Could Help COVID-19 Response

Posted by Alex Edwards

A new partnership between Dallas-based Infogroup and California-based Esri aims to give government agencies a better handle on COVID-19.

Infogroup provides data and real-time business intelligence solutions to enterprises, small businesses, nonprofits, and political organizations. In teaming up with Esri, …

Economy in Brief: New Dallas Region Economic Report Shows Initial Impact of COVID-19

Posted by Dave Moore

Few doubt that the world and DFW economy have suffered a roundhouse blow with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a report released today, the Dallas Regional Chamber drills down into data that presents a historical economic snapshot, and …

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet CEC Entertainment’s Chris Boult

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 to small business

Dallas International School Launches COVID-19 Webinar Series Welcoming Experts Across Industries to Discuss Issues Impacting Community

Posted by Dallas International School

Dallas International School (DIS), an established private international school in Dallas offering a unique multi-lingual and multi-cultural education, has launched a COVID-19 webinar series that will discuss community-related issues surrounding the current COVID-19 global pandemic. The webinar series is set

Dallas’ Paul Quinn, JPMorgan Chase Join More Than 20 Black Leaders in a Virtual Celebration for Grads

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most academic institutions have had to cancel or postpone their graduation ceremonies. But Paul Quinn College (PQC) president Dr. Michael Sorrell came up with an idea for a virtual commencement ceremony, which has come together

Amazon’s Hiring 1,500 at a New Site in Oak Cliff, the First to Open in Texas During the Pandemic

Posted by Alex Edwards

Amazon is opening another fulfillment center in North Texas, this time in Oak Cliff. The 855,000-square-foot site will be the first to open in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the opening of DAL3, Amazon plans to hire more than …

A Newly Formed DFW Company is Making Equipment to Decontaminate N95 Masks With UV Light

Posted by Alex Edwards

A myriad of companies and entrepreneurs across Dallas-Fort Worth have stepped up to produce personal protective equipment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But a group of local innovators, all in various industries, had a different idea—create an entirely new device that

Space Innovation: Hypergiant’s New AI-Driven Remote Satellite Operations (aka H.I.V.E.) Keeps Eyes on the Sky

Posted by Alex Edwards

Most companies have innovated quickly in the time of COVID so employees can stay safe and work remote. But for some, that’s not so easy. The global pandemic has the potential to slow critical operations at government and commercial flight