Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

North Texas’ Grandscape Named World’s “Most Innovative Retail and Entertainment Project” at London’s RLI Awards

Posted by David Seeley

Most shopping and entertainment districts don’t cause much of a stir. But Grandscape, the sprawling mixed-use development in The Colony north of Dallas, has been causing buzz left and right lately. Now it’s gained global recognition for it—by winning the Most Innovative Retail and Entertainment Project award at the Global RLI Awards in London.

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.

Friday, October 22

“I told them who I was and what I wanted to do.

Local Artist Couple Opens Community Art Space in a Century-Old Historic Fort Worth Home

Posted by Alex Edwards

A 100-year-old historic home in Fort Worth has been reinvigorated with purpose thanks to a husband-and-wife duo who want to breathe new life into the community.

This week internationally celebrated artists Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby announced Kinfolk House, a collaborative project space that aims to explore the intersections of life, cultural pursuits, and artistry. …

Red Bull Racing Show Run Roars Into Downtown Dallas’ Harwood District

Posted by David Seeley

Downtown Dallas is quieter on Saturdays. Not on Oct. 16 — a free Red Bull Racing Show Run will roar across the Harwood District in a four-hour, multi-format event.

The event is timed to rev things up for the Formula One Aramco U.S.

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Event details courtesy of organizers.

Friday, October 22


Hosted by RevTech
The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas
1 – 3 p.m.

RevTech’s new Brand Launchpad is created to help foster the next generation of innovative retail concepts in North Texas.…

High-Tech U.K. Bar Concept Electric Shuffle Is About to Slide Into Deep Ellum

Posted by David Seeley

If golf can turn into gamified entertainment at venues like Puttery and BigShots, just imagine what you can do with a shuffleboard. Well, Electric Shuffle has—and it’s coming soon to Deep Ellum in Dallas.

The U.K.-based chain of bar-eateries “reimagines” shuffleboard with “unparalleled vision technology” for an immersive, highly social experience.…

ClubCorp CEO on Dallas as a ‘Golf Mecca,’ the $100M BigShots Golf Expansion, and How Tech Is Changing the Game

Posted by David Seeley

If you think golf is taking over Dallas, join the club. No, literally, join the club—at least, that’s what David Pillsbury hopes you’ll do. As the CEO of Dallas-based ClubCorp, America’s largest owner and operator of private golf and country clubs, Pillsbury thinks high-tech “golf entertainment” is great news for his 200+ clubs and venues nationwide.

Apply Now: Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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

So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, recognition programs, and available grants innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, so check the official websites for the latest details.…

Changemakers Will Explore Transformational Leadership and Innovative Strategies at Virtual Summit

Posted by David Seeley

Capital One’s sixth annual Reimagine Communities Summit—a free, half-day virtual event to be held October 6—arrives at a pivotal time for communities in North Texas and across the U.S. To empower our communities beyond the pandemic, the summit will bring together leaders to help organizations navigate challenges and seize opportunities for positive change.

DFW Goes LEGO Crazy: From the Perot Museum to a 12-Year-Old Cedar Hill NASA Intern to a STEM-Loving Dallas Tech Star and More

Posted by David Seeley

LEGO is taking over North Texas, one primary-colored brick at a time. On September 24th, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will unveil its newest exhibition, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks. But that’s just one example of how LEGO is stacking up in Dallas-Fort Worth.

6 Dallas Innovators You Need to Know Today—and Why

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 from startups to big-name corporations. Here are six people you need to know right now—and why.…

Fort Worth TV Star and Hotelier Jonathan Morris Is an Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur

Posted by Sandra Engelland

The entrepreneurial life is chock full of challenges, as is filming a show about entrepreneurs during a global pandemic while you’re getting a 21-room boutique hotel off the ground.

But for Jonathan Morris, Fort Worth entrepreneur and host of ‘Self Employed’ on the Magnolia Network, the timing was unexpectedly perfect.…

First Look: Drive Shack Opens Its Debut Puttery Location Friday at Grandscape in The Colony

Posted by David Seeley

Forget everything you know about mini-golf—the sad old Astroturf, the ho-hum windmill, the sullen kid whacking your knee after her ball lips the cup. That all gets blown away Friday when the first-ever Puttery opens at Grandscape in The Colony, just north of Dallas.

Dallas’ Prebiotic Pop Brand Raises $13M From CAVU Ventures and Celebs Like Halsey, Russell Westbrook, and More

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based prebiotic beverage brand Poppi is taking on “big soda” with its clean, better-for-you product options—and it’s gotten some star-powered backing to do so.

Poppi today announced a $13 million funding round to expand distribution, scale its internal team, and invest in more marketing opportunities.…

Dallas’ MyndVR and Healing HealthCare Systems Offer Virtual Escapes for Seniors and Care Home Residents

Posted by David Seeley

Dallas-based MyndVR, a leading provider of virtual reality solutions for seniors and “active agers,” has partnered with Healing HealthCare Systems to offer Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment VRx (C.A.R.E.) to residents who use the MyndVR system at senior and memory care communities, assisted living centers, hospice care, and in the home. 

How UT Dallas’ ATEC Is Turning Its Students Into Animation and Game Design Rock Stars 

Posted by Alex Edwards

There’s a huge demand in the field of animation and game design, according to UTD’s Tim Lewis. That’s especially apparent in Dallas-Fort Worth, and he says it’s only going to continue.

Lewis is an assistant professor of instruction in The University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC)—a multidisciplinary academic research school with programs that build upon the creative disciplines of science, technology, art, engineering, and management.…

Irving-Based Nexstar Media Acquires Digital Political News Platform The Hill for $130M

Posted by David Seeley

Irving-based Nexstar Media has acquired The Hill, one of America’s leading political digital media platforms, for $130 million.

The Hill attracted 48 million average monthly users and 2.2 billion total pageviews in 2020, according to Comscore. It also had 914 million video views on Twitter.  …

Dallas’ Flite Golf and Century Golf Pair Up As a Driving Range and Entertainment Twosome

Posted by David Seeley

Get your slice ready. Dallas companies Flite Golf and Century Golf have teamed up to bring gamification tech to golf ranges and golf entertainment venues—with help from Senior Advisor Ken May, former CEO of Topgolf, Drive Shack, and FedEx Office.

The partnership unites Flite’s turnkey gamification and tech platform with Century’s decades of golf course ownership and operations experience.…

Dallas Gets Tastier: Sweet Tooth Hotel To Open New Experiential Art Exhibit in Allen

Posted by Bella Pinera

Sweet Tooth Hotel is unveiling Rewind: A New Immersive Art Experience this fall in North Texas, set to feature ten Installations and seven emerging artists.

The idea behind the Sweet Tooth Hotel is to expect the unexpected—each experiential art outlet is different from the next, and the team says, that’s “exactly the point.”…