Archive for September, 2020

MassChallenge Texas: Here’s How Solenic Medical’s UTSW-Licensed Medical Device Kills an Infection on a Prosthetic Joint

Posted by Alex Edwards

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Solenic Medical was formed from the passion of two UT Southwestern inventors.

At a UTSW research …

The Coupon Industry is Big. And The Coupon Bureau is Changing the Game Using Dallas-based Hedera’s Tech

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

After Coca-Cola was invented in 1886, a new type of marketing was also born: the coupon. With the transformation of technology over the years, coupons have also evolved from pieces of paper offering free tastes of Coke to sites like

‘The Future of Air Force Training is Here’: L3Harris Tech-Led Team Will Help Transform USAF Flight Simulator Training

Posted by Quincy Preston

L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator based in Arlington, will lead a team to transform the U.S. Air Force’s flight simulator training that’s used to develop highly skilled air crews.

Todd Gautier, president of aviation systems at …

Swinerton Brings Construction Innovation and Expertise to Dallas

Posted by Swinerton

Swinerton, ranked the 18th largest general contractor in 2020 by Engineering News-Record, has a rich history of building in Texas and opened its Dallas office last year as its existing clients and new companies alike continue to move to the

Out of Stealth, Dallas ‘Smart Computing’ Platform Joins Highly Selective 5G Open Innovation Lab—and Wins a Global Competition

Posted by Alex Edwards

In April, Dallas-based Taubyte emerged from stealth as a smart computing platform that enables scaling software to global infrastructure catalyzed by 5G and IoT. Now, huge innovators in the space are already taking notice.

Taubyte was chosen this month to …

Hurry, Innovators: Fujitsu is Accepting Entries Until Sept. 30 For Its Ninth Accelerator (This Year, Virtual)

Posted by Alex Edwards

Tokyo-headquartererd Fujitsu, one of the world’s leading IT services providers, is looking for targeted startups that are willing to drive business in the Japanese market.

The Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company is putting out a call-to-action for …

AT&T and Microsoft Have a New IoT “Guardian Device” to Connect to the Cloud—and Bypass Public Internet

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-based AT&T and Microsoft have teamed up to help enterprises securely connect machines and equipment to the cloud almost anywhere in the world. Working together, they’ve developed an AT&T-powered “guardian device” that streamlines IoT deployment at scale.

“AT&T and Microsoft …

The Life/Work Blur: How These Dallas Companies Fight Burnout and ‘Zoom Fatigue’

Posted by Dave Moore

Six months into COVID-19 work life, Zoom fatigue and burnout are cropping up in the workforce, according to a panel of HR experts assembled Sept. 15 by the Dallas Regional Chamber.

The DRC’s Future of Work and Business panelists—represented by …

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 8

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

Dallas-Based River Logic Has Created a ‘Digital Twin’ of Philip Morris International’s Global Manufacturing Network

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based River Logic, a provider of prescriptive analytics technology, has used its supply chain optimization tech to create a ‘digital twin’ of multinational tobacco company Philip Morris International’s global manufacturing footprint.

It’s a huge feat—Philip Morris International (PMI) has some …

Hypergiant Industries Brings on Former IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq as Global CTO

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Mohammed Farooq is bringing more than 25 years of enterprise software experience to the next-gen AI and defense company. He will have GTM, technical, and operations roles at the 230-person startup that has headquarters in Dallas and Austin.

Hypergiant’s Dallas-based …

Winfield Place in Downtown Fort Worth Is for Sale—and Its Innovation Lies in the Elevator

Posted by Alex Edwards

After nearly $7 million in renovations, Winfield Place is on the market in downtown Fort Worth. And now, the 101-year-old building is revamped with innovation.

Winfield Place is a 33,064-square-foot, three-story building that sits at 210 E. 8th St. in …

Dallas-Based Boss Women Media Partners with Square on ‘Home Hustler’ Program for Black Female Entrepreneurs

Posted by Chantal Canales

Boss Women Media, an online membership platform and women’s empowerment community, has teamed up with mobile payment platform Square to host a four-week virtual “Home Hustler” Program to support women-owned businesses.

The four-week educational series will provide businesswomen with insights …

New Fort Worth Chamber CEO Aims for Growth, Innovation, and Development

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest chambers in North Texas, is getting a new CEO—and he already has big plans to “shine a bright light on the city’s future.”

Brandom Gengelbach took the reigns earlier this …

Bio North Texas Shifts iC3 Life Sciences Summit to Virtual Event

Posted by Quincy Preston

Bio North Texas will go virtual for the first time with its annual iC3 Life Sciences Summit this November.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the industry. That makes it more important than ever to share ideas and …

Southwest Transplant Alliance’s Recovery Center Gets $1.3M in its First ‘Backyard Support’

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Thanks to four major gifts totaling $1.3 million, the Southwest Transplant Alliance is in the home stretch of its capital campaign with just under $9 million left to raise. The new donations mark the first public contributions to the Dallas-based

EarthXR Launches First-Ever Virtual Immersive Nature Reserve to Kick Off Climate Week

Posted by Chantal Canales

EarthXR, a branch of EarthXFilm, is bringing the world to your screen through a new partnership with Wild Immersion. Endorsed by primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, Wild at Home will kick off Climate Week on Sept. 21 with 360-degree immersive

Headed to Houston: Local Rideshare Alto Makes Its First Expansion Outside of Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas gained its very own rideshare company back in 2018 when Alto hit the roads with its fleet of white, branded vehicles. Now, the startup is already ready to make its first expansion outside of its home base.

Starting Oct. …

Ariat International is Bringing a 1M SF Distribution Center and Diverse New Jobs to Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

A leading footwear and apparel brand has been working with the City of Fort Worth, Denton County, and the State of Texas to bring a 1-million-square-foot distribution center and a “diverse range of new jobs” to North Texas.

This fall, …

AT&T Gifts $500,000 to Dallas Agencies That Help Black and Underserved Communities

Posted by Quincy Preston

AT&T today announced a half-a-million-dollar donation to local agencies that help Black and underserved communities in the region. The contribution is part of the global company’s on-going “Believe Dallas” initiative to help prevent and mitigate homelessness.

Three local organizations, The …