Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

EVERY LAST WORD: “With Its ‘Can-Do’ Spirit, Texas Can Harness the Momentum of the 2021 Freeze and Transform the Markets for Energy Efficiency.”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a roundup 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 …

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

Meet AECOM’s Dev Rastogi, the Local Exec Spearheading Infrastructure Projects That Could Redefine Transportation

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Dev Rastogi works with forward-thinking ideas.

As the vice president at AECOM, a multinational engineering firm that has a large presence in North Texas with 230 employees, Rastogi is armed with innovation, determination, and ingenuity. The Dallas executive uses her …

Drive Shack Is Bringing Its High-Tech Mini Golf Concept to Dallas This Summer

Posted by Michaela Markels

What was once the world’s largest golf course management company, now Drive Shack, is moving forward with plans to debut its brand of miniature golf venues that will include tech-enhanced indoor putting, entertainment, and upscale food and beverages.

The Puttery …

The Founder of Envy Gaming Says the Popularity of Esports Is ‘Enormous and Growing’ in a Virtual Pandemic World and Beyond

Posted by Sandra Engelland

When the pandemic led to mass sports cancellations early in 2020, esports found its time to shine. Mike Rufail leads the Dallas-based Envy Gaming team, which was able to pivot in ways that other sports can’t.

“Esports was born online, …

A New Hiring Platform for the Service Industry Launches in Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

After months of testing tens of thousands of users, a platform that provides the restaurant industry with a frictionless hiring process has launched across the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Called Seasoned, the new app offers a suite of easy-to-use, low-cost tools …

Dallas Jewelry Brand Grows $100 Investment to $1M+ Revenue—In About a Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

In August 2019, Dallas-based Allie + Bess launched their line of bold bracelet stacks with an initial investment of just $100. Today, the women-owned jewelry brand has announced its first collaboration—and grown its run rate to more than $1 million,

Meet the Future 50: Dallas-Fort Worth Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know in 2021

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Here are the innovators and disruptors who are blasting North Texas into the future.

Their secret weapon? The resilience that helped them conquer a rocky year and has them poised for 2021. They’ve scored big wins by hanging tough, doubling

Dallas Innovates 2021: The Resilience Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Quincy Preston and Duane Dankesreiter Dallas Innovates2020 was a year like no other. Dallas-Fort Worth faced a global pandemic, a recession, and social unrest that challenged our community to its core. Yet we’re still here—heads held high, guiding the way out, asking others to follow. We’re

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories of 2020

Posted by Alex Edwards

2020 was anything but ordinary. As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world, life (and business) as we know it completely changed.

But that didn’t stop North Texans from proving their resilience. Over the course of COVID, we witnessed pivots, launches, …

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

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, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any …

EVERY LAST WORD 2020: The Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of Every Last Word, our collection of quotes from 2020. For the current edition, click here.  

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter.  Make sure you …

Dallas’ MAG Impact Collective Launches New Initiative to Help Individuals Align Passion with Purpose

Posted by Zach Weismann

Finding your passion, making a living off it, and helping to improve the world is not easy. I should know because that’s been my main focus for the last 15 years.
85% of people know that individual action can create …

Music to Your Ears: The Beauty of Art, Innovation During a Pandemic

Posted by Capital One

For centuries, music and the arts have provided entertainment and reprieve for audiences around the world. Research even points back to the healing powers of music used to calm anxiety, relieve pain and improve cognitive functions. In North Texas,

A Dallas Love Field Parking Garage is the Dallas Mavericks’ Newest Fan Thanks to a Local Artist

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Just in time for the National Basketball Association’s season opener, Dallas Love Field airport’s new Parking Garage C has gone blue for the Dallas Mavericks.

The themed floor filled with 5,000 parking spaces has been covered with graffiti art from …

‘The River Always Wins’: Dallas Conservationist David Marquis’ Essay on Water is a Metaphor for Hope and Progress

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

“Rivers, ancient as days, may differ in the life along their banks, their depth, or the frequency of their flooding, but one thing is true: if enough drops flow together in the same direction long enough, the river always wins.”

Experience ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ in Augmented Reality at AT&T Discovery District in Dallas

Posted by Quincy Preston

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will hit theaters—and HBO Max—on Christmas Day. But visitors to the AT&T Discovery District store in Downtown Dallas can experience parts of the movie now.

A new activation by AT&T, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is also a destination …

Walmart and Intel Are Bringing Their Holiday Drone Light Show to Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

With the tumultuous events of the past year, Walmart knew the upcoming holiday season was in need of a little extra shine—one that goes beyond the standard set of lights. That’s why the Bentonville, Arkansas-based multinational retail corporation recently announced

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in November

Posted by Alex Edwards

In November, stories on experiential retail, COVID-19 inventions and pivots, commercial real estate, and the future of work rose to the top of our list.

Here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on

1. Testing Ground: 7-Eleven Opens