Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

Pandemic Spurs Workspace Architecture, Design Innovation

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

Rare events, such as today’s pandemic, are moments in time when rediscovery creates innovation and new paradigms that produce quantum leaps into the future, said Dan Noble, President and CEO of HKS, Inc., an 81-year old Dallas-based architecture firm with

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in April

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we wrap up March, here are the stories of innovation and inspiration that grabbed our readers’ attention the most in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From the top story on how Jacobs responded to the pandemic, to a …

Hotels.com Wants to Help You Tie the Knot During Quarantine

Posted by Alex Edwards

Most weddings have been cancelled, rescheduled, or temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and continuous shelter-in-place order. But Hotels.com recognizes that this is the most important day of many people’s lives—so it’s offering a solution.

Headquartered in Dallas, Hotels.com …

How Dallas’ Travelocity (and its Roaming Gnome) Are Keeping Globetrotting Alive—and Your Zooms Interesting

Posted by Alex Edwards

While people across the country continue social distancing and staying at home (or at least, we hope they are), North Texas-based Travelocity has found a new way to help keep the travel bug alive.

Founded by the subsidiary of American …

#WeAreHEWMAN: Dallas Citizen Science Effort Crowdsources Gamers to Help End the COVID-19 Threat

Posted by Alex Edwards

While medical professionals everywhere have been hard at work for months searching for a cure to the COVID-19 virus, an unlikely industry has emerged to join the fight: the video game community.

A new effort from BALANCED Media|Technology (BALANCED) and …

Solution Fund: UT Dallas and SMU Partner With RevTech on Higher Ed (SAFE) Schools Challenge

Posted by Quincy Preston

UT Dallas and SMU are teaming up with RevTech, a retail technology venture capital firm based inDallas, on a challenge grant for solutions aimed at a new “safe normal” on higher-ed campuses. RevTech will award $5,000 grants to students

RevTech Awards $40,000 in Impact Grants to 8 Dallas-Area Startups and Nonprofits

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-based RevTech Ventures has awarded $40,000 in grants to eight local companies through its Impact Grant Program. The retail-focused venture firm aims to help strengthen and support our communities in these uncertain times. As RevTech puts it, “We are here

Greenville-based REC Foundation is Taking the World’s Largest Robotics Competition Virtual

Posted by Alex Edwards

The annual VEX Robotics World Championship—recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest robotics competition in the world—is going virtual for the first time ever.

Hosted by the Greenville-based Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, the …

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 so you can stay involved from the comfort …

Just the Good News: Dallas’ InspireMore Launches a Hub for Positivity Amidst COVID‑19 Pandemic

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

InspireMore, a Dallas-based media platform that spreads positivity, is hoping to spread some light during the global COVID-19 pandemic with the newly launched Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.

The dashboard, created by InspireMore co-founders Robert Neely and Hunter Stensrud, is dedicated …

You Could Use a Laugh: This Nonprofit Comedy Theater Wants to Help With ‘The Social Connection’

Posted by Maddie Preston

Stomping Ground Comedy is on a mission to connect people through comedy—and its new online group called The Social Connection is its answer to keeping people connected—and laughing—during the coronavirus quarantine. 

During this period of uncertainty and isolation, Stomping Ground …

Dallas VideoFest Will Recreate the Festival Experience This Weekend—Virtually

Posted by Alex Edwards

Think of this year’s rendition of Dallas VideoFest’s AltFiction as an old school television. Much like the ’70s, when you could only watch a showing at its scheduled time, the films will play live—but if you miss one, there’s no

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in March

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

As we wrapped up March, here are the stories of innovation and inspiration that are grabbed our readers’ attention the most in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From Alex Edwards’ top story on six locals in fashion who are

Calling All Makers: Better Block Has a How-To for Creating Medical Face Shields

Posted by Alex Edwards

From fashion designers to software developers, a number of North Texas companies have stepped up to make and donate personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 supply shortage. Dallas’ Better Block Foundation is now joining the fight—and urging others to

May the Trust Be With You: Plano Entrepreneur Shares His Latest Book on Kindle, Free

Posted by Quincy Preston

Trust is the most important quality you will ever have, says Dr. Yoram Solomon, the Plano-based author of “The Book of Trust” and founder of the Trust-Building Institute. And he wants to help companies and individuals build trust in teams,

The North Texas Fashion Industry is Making Medical Masks Amid Shortages to Fight COVID-19

Posted by Alex Edwards

Nearly every industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and fashion is no exception. Events are cancelled or postponed, buying and selling has slowed, brick-and-mortar shops are closed, much of production has halted, and the supply chain has been completely

Get Growing: Dallas’ Gardenuity and Alto Will Deliver a Garden to Your Door

Posted by Alex Edwards

Two local startups—Alto and Gardenuity—have teamed up to bring a little sunshine to North Texans during the cloudy days of the coronavirus pandemic. The project embodies using your business in the best way: rideshare Alto will be using its fleet

‘We are All in This Together’: EarthX2020, the World’s Largest Environmental Gathering, is Going Virtual

Posted by Alex Edwards

The show, as they say, must go on. That’s the case with EarthX, the Dallas-based nonprofit that convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival. Earthx2020 will this year be held virtually from April 23-25 and into May,

Look at Some Major Local Winners From AAF Dallas’ 2020 American Advertising Awards

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The American Advertising Federation of Dallas’ annual American Advertising Awards gala and competition took place last month with a “Must Love Ads” themed awards show. A number of local companies were honored in more than a dozen categories, including