Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

Look Inside: Bomb Factory Owners Are Creating Virtual Events for Any Occasion

Posted by Dave Moore

COVID-19 has moved artists such as Idina Menzel to perform from their living rooms, often with all the production value of a Zoom conference call, while concert venues including The Bomb Factory, Canton Hall, and Trees—all owned by Clint and

Reel Representation: Fort Worth Filmmaker’s Romantic Thriller Chosen By Multiple Film Festivals

Posted by Riley Farrell

Fort Worth-based Chyna Robinson released her newest, critically-acclaimed film “No Ordinary Love” last year. Now, it has made the cut and will be among those showcased at the BronzeLens Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which both

Impact Ventures: Meet Red Plum, a Platform That Makes Building WordPress Sites Easier

Posted by Alex Edwards

To Andrea Malone, learning how to navigate open-source content management system WordPress is necessary to successfully building a brand. But launching a website can be difficult (and time-consuming) for businesses without the budget or in-house knowledge to do so.

Last …

Look Inside: A Reimagined Crockett Hall in Fort Worth Goes Beyond the ‘Food Court Model’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

From coffee, burgers, and shawarma to cocktails, tacos, and more, the revamped Crockett Hall recently reopened with original fan favorites along with new eateries on West Seventh in Fort Worth.

Formerly known as Food Hall at Crockett Row, the reimagined …

Extreme Sandbox in Sachse Lets You ‘Play with a 26-Ton Excavator for Fun’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

For all those who have ever dreamed of operating an excavator, bulldozer, or another piece of heavy construction equipment, Extreme Sandbox is opening just the place at The Station in Sachse this September.

Extreme Sandbox brings heavy equipment and adventure …

WEDallas: Local Experts Talk Video Marketing in the Era of COVID-19, and Beyond

Posted by Alex Edwards

In the age of COVID-19, companies of all sizes have been forced to adapt to a more virtual-centric world.

While large corporations began quickly churning out new ad campaigns and social media strategies, for entrepreneurs, taking things digital can oftentimes …

DFW’s ‘Clean-Crafted’ Wine Pioneer Launches New MIXABLE Brand

Posted by Sandra Engelland

With e-commerce booming during the pandemic, Scout & Cellar, the company that pioneered “Clean-Crafted” wine, is introducing a new lower-alcohol alternative for cocktails.

MIXABLE brand beverages are made by combining fermented, carbon-purified white and rosé wines with a distilled neutral …

Impact Ventures: Meet Latinx Spaces, a Digital Publication Redefining Latinx Media

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Latinx community in the U.S. is currently around 60 million people strong. In the next 40 years, that’s expected to nearly double. That equates to a purchasing power of $1.7 trillion—making Latinx an increasingly large player in American life

Lights, Camera, Climate Action: Environmental Documentaries Directed By UNT Professor Wins Six Telly Awards

Posted by Riley Farrell

This year’s Telly awards recognized local talent in the University of North Texas’ Department of Media Arts twice for Dr. Melinda Levin’s ethnographical movies: “Cuban Earth” and “Mongolia: Earth and Spirit.” 

Levin acts as the director

DFW CPG to Support the ‘Nation’s First Consumer Products Accelerator’ Coming Soon to Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-Fort Worth hosts a variety of accelerators for its evergrowing community of entrepreneurs. Coming this fall is a niche program tailored to later-stage startups specifically focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG).

Dubbed the “nation’s first consumer products accelerator,” SKU is …

Fort Worth’s Voicebox Karaoke Reopens its Doors With New Safety Requirements in Place

Posted by Chantal Canales

Voicebox Karaoke Fort Worth will reopen its doors in the Cultural District on Friday, July 3, after its initial soft reopening on June 26. The karaoke venue first opened to families and small groups in January, but had to close

DI People: Match Group, Six Flags, CBRE, and More Make Executive Moves

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 businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves …

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

In June, stories on funding, expansions, and the changing nature of the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on Toyota Motor North America making two executive changes to AT&T announcing its new enterprise-level home office connectivity plan,

Todd Interests and East Quarter Give $1 Million Donation to Fund Harwood Park Construction

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas developer Shawn Todd, his company Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter are making a major investment in downtown’s fourth urban park.

Parks for Downtown Dallas, a nonprofit that aims to establish major downtown public parks, announced that …

Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the 2020 Winners of $2K in Artist Grants

Posted by Chantal Canales

The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced the winners of its Nasher Artists Grants program, which financially supports North Texas artists and their passions.

To better support artists through the COVID-19 pandemic, Nasher this year restructured the program by doubling the …

Now Streaming: Dallas-Based AfroLandTV is the New ‘Netflix for the Global Pan African Diaspora’

Posted by Alex Edwards

A new streaming platform has launched out of Dallas that’s available to viewers worldwide via an iOS and Android app. But, it’s different from what you typically binge—AfroLandTV is being touted as the first-ever online Pan African streaming platform.


The ‘Un-Agency’: Why a Third‑Generation Dallas Business Owner Built a Company to Connect ‘Gig’ Talent

Posted by Quincy Preston and Maddie Preston

Zach Weismann, founder of Dallas-based MAG Impact Collective, has his eye on the very future of work. And, ready or not, that future is now, he says. With large companies continuing to downsize and the sheer number of workers who

Black in Business: North Texas Entrepreneurs Give Advice, Share Perspective, and Open Dialogue

Posted by Alex Edwards

Earlier this year, Texas was ranked as the No. 2 state for Black entrepreneurs to build a business. While there are many factors that make the state, and Dallas-Fort Worth, a great place for founders of color—camaraderie, opportunity, economic

A Dallas-Based Artist is Showcasing a Four-Day Art Exhibit In Bonton Neighborhood to Shed Light on Gentrification

Posted by Chantal Canales

The COVID-19 pandemic initially forced Nigerian visual artist Jeremiah Onifadé to postpone his new show “Blue Dot.” Now, it is set to happen this weekend. The 96-hour exhibition will take place in the Bonton neighborhood of Dallas in partnership with

New Dallas PE Firm Bootstrap Ventures Makes $1M Investment in Behavior-Driven Ad Platform

Posted by Alex Edwards

A few months ago, a new boutique private equity firm called Bootstrap Ventures launched out of Dallas and Irvine, California. The firm is diversified in a variety of industries, but specializes in energy and mineral rights. Though the official announcement