Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Quincy Preston

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s top innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Virtual Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. 

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, things to do are a little different. We’ve rounded up a few events and activities for innovators so you can stay involved from

‘Credit scores are a chicken/egg problem.’

Posted by Quincy Preston

We love folks who have a way with words. 

Here’s a roundup of quotes from North Texas innovators that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every …

How This Dallas-Based Female Entrepreneur Launched a Clothing Line in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted by Chantal Canales

After dreaming of starting her own fashion line and working in the athletic world for 12 years, Amber Johnson decided to take a leap of faith and make her dream a reality.

The idea started forming when Johnson was working …

Dallas Chocolate Festival Goes Virtual, Partners With Alto to Deliver Chocolate To Your Door

Posted by Chantal Canales

COVID-19 has changed the majority of our daily routines, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the sweeter things in life. And another company pivot is making that happen: for the first time, the infamous Dallas Chocolate Festival is

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in July

Posted by Quincy Preston

In July, stories on pivots, expansions, fundings, and fighting COVID with UV light rose to the top of our list.

From our piece on how the 54-year-old Dallas County Community College District became a single accredited institution called Dallas College

Dallas Mavs, Stars, and Zoo Team With Dallas County Health for #NTXDoesItRight

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and the Dallas Zoo have teamed up with Dallas County Health and Human Services on a clever mask-wearing campaign called North Texas Does It Right. Described as a “full-fledged movement” by the group’s creative

Look Inside: Bomb Factory Owners Are Creating Virtual Events for Any Occasion

Posted by Dave Moore

COVID-19 has moved artists such as Idina Menzel to perform from their living rooms, often with all the production value of a Zoom conference call, while concert venues including The Bomb Factory, Canton Hall, and Trees—all owned by Clint and

Reel Representation: Fort Worth Filmmaker’s Romantic Thriller Chosen By Multiple Film Festivals

Posted by Riley Farrell

Fort Worth-based Chyna Robinson released her newest, critically-acclaimed film “No Ordinary Love” last year. Now, it has made the cut and will be among those showcased at the BronzeLens Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which both

Impact Ventures: Meet Red Plum, a Platform That Makes Building WordPress Sites Easier

Posted by Alex Edwards

To Andrea Malone, learning how to navigate open-source content management system WordPress is necessary to successfully building a brand. But launching a website can be difficult (and time-consuming) for businesses without the budget or in-house knowledge to do so.

Last …

Look Inside: A Reimagined Crockett Hall in Fort Worth Goes Beyond the ‘Food Court Model’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

From coffee, burgers, and shawarma to cocktails, tacos, and more, the revamped Crockett Hall recently reopened with original fan favorites along with new eateries on West Seventh in Fort Worth.

Formerly known as Food Hall at Crockett Row, the reimagined …

Extreme Sandbox in Sachse Lets You ‘Play with a 26-Ton Excavator for Fun’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

For all those who have ever dreamed of operating an excavator, bulldozer, or another piece of heavy construction equipment, Extreme Sandbox is opening just the place at The Station in Sachse this September.

Extreme Sandbox brings heavy equipment and adventure …

WEDallas: Local Experts Talk Video Marketing in the Era of COVID-19, and Beyond

Posted by Alex Edwards

In the age of COVID-19, companies of all sizes have been forced to adapt to a more virtual-centric world.

While large corporations began quickly churning out new ad campaigns and social media strategies, for entrepreneurs, taking things digital can oftentimes …

DFW’s ‘Clean-Crafted’ Wine Pioneer Launches New MIXABLE Brand

Posted by Sandra Engelland

With e-commerce booming during the pandemic, Scout & Cellar, the company that pioneered “Clean-Crafted” wine, is introducing a new lower-alcohol alternative for cocktails.

MIXABLE brand beverages are made by combining fermented, carbon-purified white and rosé wines with a distilled neutral …

Impact Ventures: Meet Latinx Spaces, a Digital Publication Redefining Latinx Media

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Latinx community in the U.S. is currently around 60 million people strong. In the next 40 years, that’s expected to nearly double. That equates to a purchasing power of $1.7 trillion—making Latinx an increasingly large player in American life

Lights, Camera, Climate Action: Environmental Documentaries Directed By UNT Professor Wins Six Telly Awards

Posted by Riley Farrell

This year’s Telly awards recognized local talent in the University of North Texas’ Department of Media Arts twice for Dr. Melinda Levin’s ethnographical movies: “Cuban Earth” and “Mongolia: Earth and Spirit.” 

Levin acts as the director

DFW CPG to Support the ‘Nation’s First Consumer Products Accelerator’ Coming Soon to Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-Fort Worth hosts a variety of accelerators for its evergrowing community of entrepreneurs. Coming this fall is a niche program tailored to later-stage startups specifically focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG).

Dubbed the “nation’s first consumer products accelerator,” SKU is …

Fort Worth’s Voicebox Karaoke Reopens its Doors With New Safety Requirements in Place

Posted by Chantal Canales

Voicebox Karaoke Fort Worth will reopen its doors in the Cultural District on Friday, July 3, after its initial soft reopening on June 26. The karaoke venue first opened to families and small groups in January, but had to close

DI People: Match Group, Six Flags, CBRE, and More Make Executive 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 …

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

In June, stories on funding, expansions, and the changing nature of the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on Toyota Motor North America making two executive changes to AT&T announcing its new enterprise-level home office connectivity plan,