Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

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, …

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

MyndVR to Distribute the ‘Most Powerful Biblical Adaption in VR Ever Created’ to Senior Living Communities

Posted by Alex Edwards

To help seniors stuck in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, MyndVR released an iteration of its technology that provided a gateway into the outside world. The spirit-lifting virtual reminiscence therapy was said to reduce anxiety and depression during a time

DeSoto-Based Geekletes Rebrands as Full-Service Education Hub For the Competitive Gaming Community

Posted by Alex Edwards

In 2015, Danny Martin co-founded Geekletes, a DeSoto-based esports development environment dedicated to helping gamers go pro. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the esports CEO saw a larger opportunity emerging in the market—the chance to transform his business

Testing Ground: 7-Eleven Opens Dallas’ Second ‘Lab’ Store in Lake Highlands

Posted by Alex Edwards

Irving-headquartered 7-Eleven wants Lake Highlands to “wake up and smell the bean-to-cup coffee.”

The international convenience store has officially opened its newest 7-Eleven Evolution Store, an experiential testing ground for patrons to try new concepts, in the northeast Dallas neighborhood. …

The Perfect (Out)Fit: Dallas Fashion Tech Startup Rent My Wardrobe Exits to Peer-to-Peer Rental Platform Wardrobe

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based tech fashion startup Rent My Wardrobe (RMW), an app for ‘borrowing’ and wearing stylish clothes from local closets, has exited to New York-based Wardrobe, one of the fastest-growing peer-to-peer rental platforms in the industry.

Though the two boast similar …

Who Pushes Our Buttons Better Than Our Family? A Dallas Organization Wants To Keep Harmony in the Holiday 

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Who can better push our buttons than our family? DFW-based Safe Conversations hopes to help people keep harmony during the holidays.

After meeting with a group of colleagues in 2010 to discuss how to make relationship education more accessible to …

Now Open: The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest Invites Kids to Explore the Future of Mobility

Posted by Alex Edwards

Toyota USA is continuously preparing for the future of mobility—and the Plano-based automotive manufacturer believes that future could lie with our children.

Designed to inspire creativity, the Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest invites kids to imagine their ideal vehicle …

Countdown to Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth, and 4 More Can’t Miss Virtual Events for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Quincy Preston

Check your calendars, innovators. Next week is loaded with events for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

You’ll find plenty of options to tailor to your needs. Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth (GEW FW), Capital Factory’s Texas Road Show, and Kendra’s Scott’s …

This Dallas-Based Subscription Service Is Pairing Coffee and Tips From Entrepreneurs With a Nod to Willy Wonka

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Grindology, a new box subscription service with crafted coffees and expert advice for startups, is sweetening the initial offering with… a golden pickle?

Grindology founder James McKinney is teaming up with the folks at Design Pickle for the service’s launch …

Arlington Architectural Acoustics Maker Fräsch Launches 3D Series Of Origami-Inspired Wall Tiles

Posted by Riley Farrell

We first told you about unique furniture company Fräsch and its special attention to absorbing noise pollution in 2018. Since then, the company has been acquired by Catalyst Acoustics Group, a portfolio of acoustic, seismic, vibration, and noise control companies.