Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

In The Trenches: Dallas Army Veteran Introduces Collection Through Virtual Fashion Show

Posted by Alex Edwards

As a U.S. Army Veteran and daughter of a disabled Army veteran, London Burton knows what it means to be “in the trenches.” The World War 1-era military term refers to troops who dug trenches for protection until they charged

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 …

ICYMI: Microsoft & Walmart Team on Dallas Cloud Factory, Health Wildcatters Pitch Day, StackPath Signs Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

In last week’s ICYMI, we highlighted a new venture from Sam’s Club: The Sam’s Club Now “future of retail” concept prototyping in Lower Greenville, which features a mobile-centric in-store experience and tech like allowing customers to scan as they

Egg Pods & Noise-Fighting Felt: Fräsch is ‘Not Your Typical Furniture Company’

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Fräsch’s funky furniture designs and a special attention to absorbing noise pollution completely transform the look and feel of office spaces. 

Fräsch means “fresh, cool, and modern” in Swedish and it lives up to its name with innovative designs that …

Calendar: WEDallas Boot Camp, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the International Supercomputing Conference

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, things may change at any time, so be sure to …

Inner City 100: How 8 North Texas Businesses Benefit Low‑Income Areas

Posted by Payton Potter

Each year, Fortune publishes the Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing businesses in urban areas with high unemployment and poverty rates and low median incomes. This year, eight North Texas organizations were included on the list, including two

Scenes from Aurora Dallas 2018

Posted by Michael Samples

Aurora, Dallas’ biennial light and sound art festival, was held on Saturday night in the city’s civic center. This year, the free outdoor art display took on the theme of “Future Worlds.” Streets were closed around City Hall …

ICYMI: Toyota and Pizza Hut Team on Robotic Pizza-Making Truck, Dallas Startups, Prop Tech, and Mobility

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Thinking outside-the-pizza-box isn’t unusual for Pizza Hut. After all, who could forget last year’s limited edition Pie Top sneakers released for March Madness that let wearers order pizza with a squeeze of the shoe’s tongue?

And now, they’ve cooked up …

Future Worlds: Aurora Dallas 2018 to Converge Art and Innovation With Its New Forward-Looking Theme

Posted by Blair Welch

Hey downtown Dallas, it’s your time to shine — literally. For the first time since 2015, Aurora, the public biennial exhibition of light, video, and sound art, returns this weekend to illuminate the city. With 17 installations to explore, the

Creating Preeminent Experiences for the Connected Lifestyle

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorThe millennial and the centennial cohorts are digital natives, and they live the Connected Lifestyle. They have clear expectations for what constitutes a superior experience, and in their minds, that equals a good brand. For brands to succeed with this …

Meet Sally: A New Salad-Making Robot Has Landed in Dallas

Posted by Blair Welch

Dallas, meet Sally — the world’s first fresh-food making robot that has now found a new home in Dallas, its maker says.

The device was invented by Chowbotics, a company that works on creating robots for food-based products in order …

Building With Data: How HKS’ LINE Innovation Team Drives Change Using Algorithms, Creativity, Nature

Posted by Dave Moore

How does one fabricate an NFL stadium to resemble colliding ice floes? HKS Architects, the world’s sixth-largest-earning architecture firm, according to Architectural Record, illustrates the answer in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

But that’s just one of many riddles and …

Dallas To Host National Restaurant Innovation Summit

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas’ national reputation as a leader in the food and beverage sector has earned the city a major prize. For the first time, the city will host the National Restaurant Association’s 2018 Restaurant Innovation Summit Nov. 7-8 at various venues.

Global Kitchen: UNT Students Take Culinary Journey In Chef-Led Class

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorA new class at the University of North Texas is teaching students about the world’s vast variety of foods in a unique way.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s “Global Kitchen: A Culinary Journey” course takes UNT students through …

ICYMI: What’s New in Augmented Reality, Social Impact Making Headlines, Women in Tech, and What We’re Reading

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Interested in augmented reality at scale? Head downtown and check out the Dallas Mavericks installation on the back of the Downtown YMCA at 601 N. Akard. The 68’ x 193’ mural, created by Groove Jones, featuring Dennis Smith Jr. was …

Take a (Photo) Tour of The World’s Largest Digital Festival Coming to Dallas, DreamHack

Posted by Alex Edwards

For the first time, DreamHack is combining its digital festival and esports arena experiences to create the biggest North American event gamers have ever seen — and, it’s going to be held in Dallas.

From May 31 to June 2,

Toyota Connected North America Sponsors AgileCamp 2018 Conference in Irving

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Toyota Connected North America, a global technology company founded by Toyota, today announced it will sponsor AgileCamp 2018. The business process management conference will be held Nov. 2, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center.

Toyota Connected North America’s Chief of

ICYMI: Dallas VC Funding Report, Delivery Bots Are Coming, Infrastructure Week & What We’re Reading

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

ICYMI is a one-stop weekly mix of the important, the interesting, and the simply inspirational news and stories in the region. Dallas Innovates wants you to know what’s happening in our hub of innovation—it’s our mission—so we’re here to give

Fort Worth’s First Zero-Waste Salon Will be Featured in ArtsGoggle

Posted by Blair Welch

Four hundred and twenty thousand pounds. That’s how much waste salons in the United States create on a daily basis, from paper to plastic to foil. Novak Hair Studios has taken that on as a mission. The salon — which

Tessa Hoskin: Mentor, Author, and Alpha Female Gives a Real-World Perspective

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

From program management to business development to health care, Contessa “Tessa” Hoskin mentors startup founders in a wide variety of fields. While Hoskin garners experience across a multitude of fields to motivate budding entrepreneurs, her own mentors—in turn—inspire her. So