Archive for July, 2020

Dallas Innovators: Mahendra Alladi’s AccelQ Software Works to Help Healthcare and Retail Organizations Achieve Digital Transformation

Posted by Sophia Gonzalez

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comAccelQ CEO and Founder Mahendra Alladi successfully exited his first startup in 2014 with 18 years of experience in the software industry and a newfound perspective for future endeavors.

“The first company actually gave me exposure to really understand how …

New Dallas Nonprofit Heroes Foundation Assists Military Veterans in Finding Fulfilling Careers

Posted by Riley Farrell

While volunteering for the U.S. Armed Forces teaches men and women a plethora of skills in leadership and tenacity, veterans seeking employment after deployment find disproportionate challenges. For Chris Montoya, that statistic is both inspirational and personal.

Montoya is the …

North Texas De Novo TYME Bank Withdraws Application With the FDIC

Posted by Quincy Preston

The organizers of de novo TYME Bank have withdrawn the proposed North Texas bank’s application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The withdrawal is a casualty of “the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the group behind the proposed bank

Impact Ventures: Meet One Stop Wellness, a Comprehensive Health Solution That Empowers Employees

Posted by Alex Edwards

The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a majority of companies to rethink how to approach employee health and wellness. In North Texas, stats show that company culture in today’s virtual world and finding ways to safely return to

Look Inside: A Reimagined Crockett Hall in Fort Worth Goes Beyond the ‘Food Court Model’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

From coffee, burgers, and shawarma to cocktails, tacos, and more, the revamped Crockett Hall recently reopened with original fan favorites along with new eateries on West Seventh in Fort Worth.

Formerly known as Food Hall at Crockett Row, the reimagined …

EnginSoft Expands its U.S. Headquarters in McKinney With a Grant From MEDC’s Innovation Fund

Posted by Alex Edwards

McKinney continues to be a hub for growing tech startups as SaaS company EnginSoft announced today it was expanding its U.S. headquarters.

The news comes on the heels of product-as-a-service company Invene deciding to relocate its headquarters to McKinney from …

Extreme Sandbox in Sachse Lets You ‘Play with a 26-Ton Excavator for Fun’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

For all those who have ever dreamed of operating an excavator, bulldozer, or another piece of heavy construction equipment, Extreme Sandbox is opening just the place at The Station in Sachse this September.

Extreme Sandbox brings heavy equipment and adventure …

The University of North Texas to Debut an MBA in Music Business This Fall

Posted by Sophia Gonzalez

The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business and UNT’s College of Music together will be initiating a Master of Business Administration degree in music business for the 2020 fall semester.

The collaborative program promotes an interdisciplinary …

DI People: Jacobs, PLH Group, Tailwater Capital, and Borden Dairy Make Executive Changes

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 …

Impact Ventures: Meet nVenue, a Sports Tech Startup That Wants to ‘Revolutionize the World of Fan-Engagement’

Posted by Alex Edwards

Updated Feb. 22, 2021: Dallas-based nVenue was picked as one of 10 startups for the first annual Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator. The startup, founded in 2018, was selected from more than 1,000 applicants in 70 countries.


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WEDallas: Local Experts Talk Video Marketing in the Era of COVID-19, and Beyond

Posted by Alex Edwards

In the age of COVID-19, companies of all sizes have been forced to adapt to a more virtual-centric world.

While large corporations began quickly churning out new ad campaigns and social media strategies, for entrepreneurs, taking things digital can oftentimes …

Five North Texans Make the List of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and American Express have released the 13th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. Five companies with North Texas ties made the list.

The Life Coach School (Allen), Buzzballz (Carrollton), Akorbi (Plano), Enseo (Plano), …

The Show Must Go On: Dallas Startup Week 2020 Is Going Virtual

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

As COVID-19 began to spread across the United States last March, The DEC Network decided to postpone its keystone event to August. But even a pandemic can’t stop the folks behind the region’s largest week-long event for entrepreneurs and innovators.

DFW’s ‘Clean-Crafted’ Wine Pioneer Launches New MIXABLE Brand

Posted by Sandra Engelland

With e-commerce booming during the pandemic, Scout & Cellar, the company that pioneered “Clean-Crafted” wine, is introducing a new lower-alcohol alternative for cocktails.

MIXABLE brand beverages are made by combining fermented, carbon-purified white and rosé wines with a distilled neutral …

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Heidi Potthoff, Founder of HMP Mufasa

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 Mentoring Program. The program matches tenured business leaders who have handled crises before to small

Q+A: RealCom Solutions Founder and CEO on Putting Clients’ Needs First and the Future of Work

Posted by Michael Wood

Charlie Bogart, founder and CEO of RealCom Solutions, shares how the telecommunications technology company has put the needs of its clients first amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He forecasts the future of work in the face of rapid technological change and

Fort Worth MillerCoors Brewery Invests Millions to Expand Production of Hard Seltzers

Posted by Quincy Preston

The MillerCoors brewery in Fort Worth is expanding production with an investment of millions from owner Molson Coors—but not to make more beer. It’s bullish on another fizzy drink: Seltzer. Cowtown’s oldest and largest brewery will add capacity for a …

United Way Dallas and CoSpero Consulting Come ‘Together for Tomorrow’ to Solve Educational Problems

Posted by Chantal Canales

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has joined forces with CoSpero Consulting to launch a new initiative that provides programs and services to students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The collaborative organization of ten cohort participants, dubbed Together for …

Toyota Motor North America Makes Five Executive Changes to Social Innovation, Toyota de Mexico Operations

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Plano-headquartered Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced two employees are taking on new roles, while two executives are retiring and one person is stepping down from a current role.

Sean Suggs will be taking on the role of …

Impact Ventures: Meet Latinx Spaces, a Digital Publication Redefining Latinx Media

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Latinx community in the U.S. is currently around 60 million people strong. In the next 40 years, that’s expected to nearly double. That equates to a purchasing power of $1.7 trillion—making Latinx an increasingly large player in American life