Archive for November, 2020

This New Addison-Based PPE Supplier Is Manufacturing and Sourcing From the U.S.

Posted by Alex Edwards

Though the coronavirus pandemic has run rampant throughout the U.S. for the majority of 2020, an ongoing story, which has resulted in a number of company pivots and launches, has been the availability of high quality personal protective equipment. One of those stories revolves around two North Texas entrepreneurs: John Bielamowicz and David Baillargeon.

Making Your Company Equitable and Inclusive

Posted by Susanna Welch

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorWide-spread media coverage followed the death of George Floyd and gave rise to the critical focus on racial injustices in our society. While many organizations reacted quickly by implementing diversity programs, there is still a great deal of progress to be made, especially in the technology industry where women, people of color and other minorities have been underrepresented for decades.

MyndVR to Distribute the ‘Most Powerful Biblical Adaption in VR Ever Created’ to Senior Living Communities

Posted by Alex Edwards

To help seniors stuck in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, MyndVR released an iteration of its technology that provided a gateway into the outside world. The spirit-lifting virtual reminiscence therapy was said to reduce anxiety and depression during a time when it’s needed most.

Coworking Adapts to Survive and (Eventually) Thrive

Posted by Sandra Engelland

To survive a COVID-19 economy, coworking companies are relying on various strategies to help them withstand the storms brought on by the pandemic.

A recent report from Cushman & Wakefield notes that at the end of Q2 2020, the vacancy rate for all office spaces in the Dallas market was 19.4 percent, an increase over the 18.6 percent forecast for the period prior to the pandemic.

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads the Nation in Apartment Demand for Q3 2020

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Dallas-Fort Worth led the nation for apartment demand in the third quarter of 2020, according to a report from RealPage.

The top four markets in the nation were all in the Sunbelt, with Atlanta, Houston, and Phoenix coming in behind Dallas-Fort Worth.

Bio Boom: Dallas-Fort Worth Is Emerging as a Hub for Biotech and Life Sciences

Posted by Mike Rosa

Over the years, I’ve come to expect to see our region at or near the top of most “best cities” or “best places for” lists, particularly when the ranking is based on economics, growth, or corporate recruitment.

We lead the nation in population and job growth.…

Leadership: Valuing a Variety of Voices and Communities Makes Dallas-Fort Worth Better for All, Says HKS’ Alex John

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Whether he’s on a project as a senior designer at HKS or serving in the Dallas community, Alex John believes in the power of bringing people together to make something better.

A vice president at HKS, John is applying that hopeful attitude in leading TREC’s effort toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in Dallas-Fort Worth’s commercial real estate community.

Innovative Spaces: Deep Ellum’s ‘Touchless Tower’ Offers Next-Level Wellness and Safety

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

International developer Hines continues to expand its innovative offerings with The Stack Deep Ellum, the first Dallas-area office development with touchless access from parking garage to office space. The project is the latest in a series of additions to its Dallas-Fort Worth portfolio, complementing Hines’ residential and industrial developments.

Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 10

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.

On-Demand and Same-Day Delivery App Lalamove Responds to COVID With Discounts For Small Businesses

Posted by Alex Edwards

Small Business Saturday is fast approaching on Nov. 28, and Lalamove, an on-demand and same-day delivery startup, wants to give back.

Data from the International Council for Small Business shows that micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) make up more than 90 percent of all businesses, accounting for some 60 to 70 percent of total employment.…

Now Open: The Bosai-Tech Open Innovation Challenge Is Looking For Startups in Emerging Tech

Posted by Alex Edwards

Four leading Japanese firms—Tokio Marine, Dai-ichi Life, NTT DoCoMo, and Mitsui Knowledge Industry—are looking to form business alliances that can drive emerging technology.

Through the Bosai-Tech Open Innovation Challenge, the firms are hoping to be introduced to foreign enterprises in IT, IoT, AI, fintech, sensors, satellites, healthcare, drones, and robotics.…

Jacobs Strengthens its Mission-Critical Cyber Solutions With a New Acquisition

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-headquartered technical professional services firm Jacobs has made an acquisition that it hopes will strengthen its portfolio of mission-focused government solutions in the cyber domain and Intelligence Community.

The Buffalo Group, a Virginia-based provider of advanced cyber and intelligence solutions, will offer Jacobs a set of analytic and technology capabilities with the acquisition.…

Berkshire Biomedical Wants To Transform Virtual Patient Care through Novel Medication-Administering Device

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Digital health company Berkshire Biomedical, LLC is on a mission to revolutionize personalized medication delivery through its concentration on virtual care. 

With 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions never getting filled and approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease not taken as directed, it may come as no surprise that non-adherence accounts for at least 10 percent of hospitalizations, according to Annals of Internal Medicine.…

North Texas Companies Offer Five Keys to Keeping Employees Engaged While Working From Home

Posted by Patricia Blasquez, Director, Regional Marketing

As the global pandemic stretches on, many companies are expecting remote work to continue.

At a recent meeting of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Talent Attraction Council, members shared that less than 25% of their employees have returned to working in person.…

Digital Training: Dallas Startup Skyllful Keeps Frontline Workers and Remote Professionals Up to Date on Essential Tech

Posted by Chantal Canales

During the pandemic, millions of frontline workers are helping to keep the economy moving. Essential workers during this time need to stay up to date with the business processes that are required in their work, but with rapidly changing technology, it can be hard to keep up.

Dallas’ Signify Health Acquires Tech Company PatientBlox To Accelerate Value-Based Care Transition

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider Signify Health has made a strategic acquisition of PatientBlox, which it plans to help advance its prospective episode of care payment models and value-based care transition.

With PatientBlox’s expertise in applying distributed ledger technology to healthcare, the tech company will integrate the blockchain tech into Signify’s value-based care platform, supporting $6 billion in healthcare annual spending. …

DeSoto-Based Geekletes Rebrands as Full-Service Education Hub For the Competitive Gaming Community

Posted by Alex Edwards

In 2015, Danny Martin co-founded Geekletes, a DeSoto-based esports development environment dedicated to helping gamers go pro. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the esports CEO saw a larger opportunity emerging in the market—the chance to transform his business into a comprehensive online education hub.

Atmos Energy Gives $1M to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Prepare the Next Generation of Readers

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company that is the largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor in the U.S., is making a $1 million contribution to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) to inspire North Texas children with the love of reading.

DI People: Catalyze Dallas, Mavenir, and Munck Wilson Mandala 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 tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

2020 Big Idea Competition Winners Announced, X-Nerve Takes Home the $100K Prize

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

“When you see an opportunity, if you then realize that if you put in the work you can fulfill that opportunity and turn it into a company, amazing things can happen,” serial entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank ‘Shark’ Cuban said during the 2020 Big Idea Competition’s keynote speech.