Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

Coming Soon: An NFT Art Gallery is Popping Up IRL in Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With everyone from Mark Cuban to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey getting in on non-fungible token (NFT) frenzy, it may come as no surprise that the minds behind Artist Uprising and Landmark Center have decided to create a pop-up gallery showcasing

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 innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to

Calendar: Not-to-Miss 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

EVERY LAST WORD: “The Word ‘No’ Can Be a Powerful Motivator”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a collection of the quotes that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter. Don’t miss …

Publicis Group’s Hawkeye Adds Senior Leadership Following a 300% Team Growth

Posted by Quincy Preston

Hawkeye—part of Publicis Group—is coming off a banner year that included its parent company’s $4B acquisition of data-company Epsilon.

Now, the agency is welcoming three senior leaders to maximize the proprietary solutions powered by Epsilon and guide what Hawkeye calls …

The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region is back for 2021. 

The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week (DSW) powered by Capital One will be held from August 1 – 5. 

The …

Arty Automobiles: Alto and Gray Malin’s Collaborative Art Car Will Soon Drive Dallas’ Streets

Posted by Bella Pinera

Famous fine-art photographer and former Dallasite Gray Malin is returning to his roots via a new collaboration with local rideshare startup Alto. 

Starting yesterday, drivers in Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles began noticing an art and automobile collaboration, “Alto Art …

Elon Musk Teams Up With XPRIZE on $100M Carbon Removal Competition

Posted by Alex Edwards

XPRIZE, a leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s greatest challenges, has found a new partner in tech mogul Elon Musk.

Together, the duo is launching the $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition: a four-year global …

‘The Social Hotel’: SOVA Prepares to Open its Doors in Downtown Dallas

Posted by Bella Pinera

Coming soon to downtown Dallas is SOVA, a premier boutique hotel that has announced plans to revamp the hospitality industry with its new hotspot that’s “fresh to the shores of America.”

Developed by 27-year-old twin brothers, Blake and Brandon Shirk, …

Made For Motherhood: Neiman Marcus Veterans Create Luxury Activewear for Moms-To-Be

Posted by Bella Pinera

Let’s face it, for many women, the 40 weeks of pregnancy can often be among the least fashionable—and the least comfortable—of their lives. The dynamic duo behind Berkley Clothing aims to solve this problem with their fashionable, and comfortable, activewear

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Here Are 15-Plus 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, …

Texas Wind Force: How This Dallas Founder’s Vision Fueled an Industry

Posted by Alex Edwards

When John B. Billingsley was growing up on his family’s small cotton farm in West Texas, he witnessed the natural power of a wind-swept, sunny landscape.

In that rural environment, his family drew water from a well, and he bred …

Dallas-Based Hair and Beauty Company You Go Natural Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding Round

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

You Go Natural (YGN), a Dallas-based hair and beauty company, announced it has closed a $2 million seed funding round led by Brand Foundry Venture Partners with other notable participants including Capital Factory, Willow Growth Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

First Look: Capital One Reveals Plans for Its First-Ever Airport Lounge at DFW

Posted by Quincy Preston

Capital One will open its first-ever airport lounge this summer, starting at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Whether you’re looking for an oasis of calm, a place to reenergize, or a place to work, the Capital One Lounge has travelers

Virtually Beautiful: Mary Kay Launches Suite 13

Posted by Quincy Preston

After a year of masked social distancing, how do you best sell beauty? Global beauty brand Mary Kay Inc. has a new digital answer: Suite 13, its first virtual pop-up online showroom.

The immersive virtual experience platform offers Mary Kay’s …

The Event Nerd is Opening a Studio in Deep Ellum to Plan Virtual Experiences

Posted by Alex Edwards

A local event connoisseur has announced plans to open a new studio in Deep Ellum equipped with the infrastructure needed to host any occasion—virtually.

Like event planners across the country, J. Damany Daniel (note that the “J” is silent) and …

Revolving Kitchen’s Commercial ‘Ghost’ Kitchens Help Restaurants Optimize Deliveries While Lowering Costs

Posted by Alex Edwards

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a rise in what’s convenient and cost-effective.

While restaurants, catering businesses, and food trucks across the country took a massive blow last year, delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates started doing really well. …

Find Me In the Club(house): Here’s Why You Should be on Social Media’s Latest Phenomenon

Posted by Leah Frazier

It’s not everyday that you can hit the club and work at the same time—but since November, I’ve been frequenting one of social media’s most buzzed about hotspots, Clubhouse, almost every day.

Launched as an “audio only” app, Clubhouse skyrocketed …

ICYMI 2021: The Q1 Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of news briefs. For the current edition of ICYMI, click here.  

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for Dallas Innovates Every Day, the best of Dallas-Fort Worth innovation delivered straight …

Full STEAM Ahead: Texas Middle School Girls Experience Virtual Innovate(her) Conference

Posted by Michaela Markels

With March being Women’s History Month, Capital One and UT Dallas have taken it as an opportunity to expand the scope of the annual Innovate(her) program, which is meant to empower girls to pursue their passions in fields where they