UNT STUDENT APP IMPROVES TRAVEL; DALLAS FASHION-TECH COMPANY EXPANDS TO CHINA; CANADIAN GOVERNOR INTERESTED IN DALLAS INNOVATIONS
Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:
University of North Texas students created an award-winning app that could make air traveling easier. The app, Paeros, won first in the student research competition at the recent American Association of Airport Executives conference in Houston. UNT’s team captain David Looney said Paeros is like Google Maps for inside an airport terminal. Airport personnel are also able to tap into the system to improve safety and awareness for both customers and employees.
Dallas-based fashion technology startup rewardStyle is expanding to China. Co-founded in 2011 by Baxter Box and his wife, Amber Venz Box, the company helps fashion bloggers, social media influencers, and retailers to attract revenue. Box said the market in China has been able to connect on mobile purchasing “so much better than the U.S.,” so a six-person team from rewardStyle opened up an office there in August. RewardStyle had a major year of growth, hiring 100 new team members, tripling the size of its Dallas headquarters, and opening an office dedicated to software development in San Mateo, California. D CEO has more on how Dallas has the potential to be a fashion-tech launch pad.
Canadian Governor General David Johnston said he hopes to adopt three Dallas innovations. Dallas leaders shared ideas with the Canadian leader at the Communities Foundation of Texas during a recent roundtable discussion. The Dallas participants included top executives from eight local nonprofit organizations including Dallas Women’s Foundation, Educate Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Johnston’s main takeaways were in the areas of literacy, mental illness, and private-public partnerships for Dallas public schools. The Dallas Morning News has more on Johnston’s impressions of programs underway in the city.
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