Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

ICYMI Special Edition:
North Texas Innovators Look Back on #SXSW2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival recently concluded and North Texas was well-represented. So, we rounded up reactions, takeaways, and snapshots from this year’s event in this week’s special edition ICYMI column.

Hubert Zajicek, CEO of Health Wildcatters, summed up …

Dallas VideoFest’s AltFiction Winners and Next Season’s $10K Grant

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Dallas VideoFest wrapped up its 31st season last month with the Alternative Fiction Fest—nicknamed AltFiction—and a major grant for the upcoming season.

“Who can even define what the idea of television is anymore with networks along with the gamut of

World-Famous Culinary Conference is Coming to the Dallas Arboretum This Saturday

Posted by Alex Edwards

For the first time, Farmer Lee Jones has decided to take his world-renowned culinary conference outside of his home state—and he’s chosen Dallas as the premiere location.

Farmer Jones is the founder of The Chef’s Garden, which combines traditional farming …

Noted Ballerina Debra Austin to Visit TCU for 5-Day Residency

Posted by Lance Murray

A renowned American ballerina will visit the Texas Christian University campus in April to participate in a five-day ballet residency.

Debra Austin will visit the campus as the Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair, created in partnership with the …

Stacy’s Pita Chips Launches $200K Program To Help Women Grow Their Food Businesses

Posted by Alex Edwards

This March, purchasing a bag of Stacy’s means so much more than just an opportunity to munch on some pita chips.

As a female-founded brand, Stacy’s Pita Chips is dedicated to celebrating entrepreneurial women in Women’s History Month (and beyond). …

In My Feelings: The Connections Between Music, Emotional Intelligence, and Change Management

Posted by Amanda Kraft

Change is hard.

Almost three months into the year, and I’m still writing “2018.” Attendance at the gym has already fizzled. Big or small, it’s hard to fundamentally change your behavior – especially if it’s easier just to keep doing …

New Gold Shipping Container in Klyde Warren Park is a ‘Portal’ to the Rest of the World

Posted by Alex Edwards

If you’ve walked by Klyde Warren Park this week, you might have noticed a large gold shipping container situated amidst the greenery. Although the shimmery exterior is intriguing in itself, we’re here to recommend that you take the time to

Meet the Innovators: Dale Carman, Groove Jones

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comThe moment Dale Carman put on a VR headset, he realized the world was changing.

Carman is one of four who in 2015 founded next-generation creative agency Groove Jones, which uses virtual and augmented reality to bring imagination to life.…

6 Reasons a Digital Marketing Agency Chose a Coworking Space

Posted by Benjamin Neupert


In 2005, Brad Neuberg kick-started the space sharing movement in San Francisco. The concept of merging independent stand-alone offices with shared workspaces was always his vision. However, not all people embraced or even understood the idea, but Brad had a

ICYMI: Technology Puts DFW Ahead of the Experiential Retail Trend, 5G is Coming, Cowboys Coworking

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Several weeks ago, we featured North Texas brands showing off retail innovations at the NRF 2019 “big show” in the space, and this week we’re looking at local brands succeeding with experiential retail.

Dallas-based Topgolf is often cited as an …

Dallas’ New CANVAS Hotel is Bringing Art to the City

Posted by Blair Welch

South Dallas is getting a new splash of color with the rotating art displays featured at the CANVAS hotel. 

The hotel—which held its grand opening party this week—features an ever-changing art gallery that was launched with the help of gallerist …

Fashion-Forward: rewardStyle Brings on Top Execs to Move Into a Phase of Accelerated Growth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Thanks to rewardStyle, influencers are now in your Instagram feed, on your coffee table, and part of your shopping experience. A pioneer in global influencer marketing, the Dallas-based company is behind every shopaholic’s favorite app, driving over $1B in

Startup Couples: rewardStyle’s Amber & Baxter Box on Balance and Finding Success—Together

Posted by Payton Potter

rewardStyle is a global technology platform that empowers influencers to provide for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship. Today, 35,000 influencers use rewardStyle to power their businesses and 4,500 retailers have chosen rewardStyle to leverage the power of influencer marketing

Fort Worth Art Startup Lets Patrons Take Texas With Them, Forever

Posted by Blair Welch

Texas, our Texas! No matter your tie to the Lone Star State, you can now have your own piece of Texas thanks to the designs of Fort Worth-based artist Allison Castillo.

Castillo opened Allison Castillo Designs inFort Worth in 2017. …

ICYMI: Texas Healthcare Challenge Recap, StackPath Helps Form Kinetic Edge Alliance, Topgolf Moves Into Esports

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

If you huddled up indoors away from all the cold, cold rain last weekend, and you weren’t 20 floors up next to the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas, you missed one of the best entrepreneurial events of 2019 so far.

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. 

So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any …

DHD Films Shows Off Group VR in Dallas Showcase

Posted by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses DCCCD

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Sponsor

Gone are the days of an isolated virtual reality experience that restricts a user to a single headset. DHD Films’ new activation, DHDGroupVR, puts viewers in the middle of an interactive virtual environment and lets friends and colleagues play and

Coworking Grows Up: Shared Space Is One of North Texas’ Hottest Placemaking Tools

Posted by Jeremiah Jensen

It wasn’t long ago that we were asking ourselves: “Is coworking a fad?”

Guess what? It’s not a fad.

Over the last few years, coworking has grown up a lot. What was once a fringy experiment in utilizing vacant space …

Look Inside: 2019 Dallas Innovates Magazine Reception

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates editorial team and more than 250 top innovators in North Texas gathered last week at WeWork in Uptown to celebrate the launch of Dallas Innovates 2019 — The Magazine.

The Dallas-Fort Worth innovation community was well …

26 North Texas Innovators Who Are The Future Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates

They are renegades, visionaries, and people who don’t take no for an answer.

They work in fields ranging from biotech to blockchain, artificial intelligence to the internet of things. With big ideas, solid investments, and the right connections, these men