Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

ICYMI: Dallas is 5G Hotspot, DFW has Jobs for Hackers, Texas as a Major Biotech Hub, and Voltea’s Water Tech Goes Smart for CES

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Data and connectivity undergird the tech world, and according to local technology experts we are about to experience a major upgrade for the end-user experience as 5G begins rolling out.

Last week’s ICYMI mentioned AT&T will make Klyde Warren Park

10,000 Small Businesses Grads Outperform Peers in Revenue, Job Growth: Impact Report

Posted by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses DCCCD

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorA new report form Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses shows participating entrepreneurs continue to add jobs and revenue, receive external funding more frequently, and take their businesses to the next level.

The fourth edition Babson College report on 10,000 Small

ICYMI: Spacee Stacy the Virtual Bartender Serves Drinks—and Flirts; DFW, Neoface Facial Recognition Deploys; and Gemmy’s Bass Lip-Syncs Alexa

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

She’ll pour you your favorite cocktail just how you like it. She’ll converse with you. She’ll guide you through your order. And hey, she’ll even flirt a little. Things are going great—until she tells you she’s dating an iPad.

She’s …

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

Posted by Dallas Innovates

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 …

TWU Kinesiology Team Wins Big in NASA Challenge

Posted by Blair Welch

A team of Texas Woman’s University students traveled to Houston for the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase on Nov. 12—and they returned to Denton as the contest’s big winners.

The team—Acolytes of Apollo—won best overall team accolades, as …

R&D: UNTHSC Seeks to Give Stroke Victims More Time; UTSW Examines Heart Issues & Race

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Calendar: Dallas Millennial Gala, BionorthTX In the Know, Intramural Esports Coworking League

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, things may change at any time, so be sure to …

Q+A: CEO of Mobility Startup TransitScreen Talks Driving the Future of Transportation

Posted by Alex Edwards

Sometimes, by the time you decide whether to take a bus, train, rideshare, or bike, it would’ve been faster to just walk to your destination. It’s like trying to decide what restaurant you’re in the mood for: so much time

ICYMI: Mavs x Lympo Blockchain Fitness App; Nokia, AT&T, Jaunt Augment Reality; Roger Wilco Announces ICO

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Yesterday, Mark Cuban joined Antanas “Tony G” Guoga—a politician, investor, serial entrepreneur, former poker star, and co-founder of Lithuanian blockchain company Lympo—in announcing the U.S. launch of the first blockchain fitness app, Lympo Run.

The app lets users earn cryptocurrency …

Cultivating the Next Generation:
The Kidpreneur Expo and The DFW Children’s Business Fair

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Calling all kids with big dreams — these events, both on Nov. 17, offer kids the chance to pitch their business ideas, earn mentorship opportunities, and more.

The Kidpreneur Expo

This one-day event gives kids a chance to meet other …

R&D: UTA Scientist Examines Why We Exist; UNTHSC Institute Aims to Speed Memory Loss Care

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Savhera PBC Raises $60K for Essential Oil Company That Aids Indian Women in Slavery

Posted by Lance Murray

Hurst-based public benefit corporation Savhera PBC has raised $60,000 of a $200,000 equity offering for the company that was founded as a tool to provide jobs for women in India who are held in the throes of sex trafficking and

Using Innovation to Halt Climate Change: Naomi Oreskes Brings Expertise to UTA

Posted by University of Texas at Arlington

Naomi Oreskes, lauded researcher and author of the thoroughly-cited and acclaimed essay, The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, will speak Nov. 20 at University of Texas at Arlington’s Texas Hall.

Oreskes is a professor of the history of science …

Educator to EdTech CEO: Edmentum’s Jamie Candee Talks Converging Career Paths

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Edmentum partners with over 330 schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and has 170 employees based in its Richardson, TX co-headquarters alone. With Jamie Candee leading this education technology company, it’s easy to see why it’s making such an impact in Texas

ICYMI: Microsoft & Walmart Team on Dallas Cloud Factory, Health Wildcatters Pitch Day, StackPath Signs Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

In last week’s ICYMI, we highlighted a new venture from Sam’s Club: The Sam’s Club Now “future of retail” concept prototyping in Lower Greenville, which features a mobile-centric in-store experience and tech like allowing customers to scan as they

R&D: $200K Grant Aids UTA Reabsorbable Brain Implant Work; Will UTD Chess Computing Platform Say Checkmate?

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Program Puts SMU’s Lyle School on Path to Solve 14 Global Engineering Challenges

Posted by Blair Welch

Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering is teaming up with the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholarship Program to solve 14 worldwide engineering challenges around health, public welfare, and technology.

The first private college in Texas to utilize …

ICYMI: Toyota and Pizza Hut Team on Robotic Pizza-Making Truck, Dallas Startups, Prop Tech, and Mobility

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Thinking outside-the-pizza-box isn’t unusual for Pizza Hut. After all, who could forget last year’s limited edition Pie Top sneakers released for March Madness that let wearers order pizza with a squeeze of the shoe’s tongue?

And now, they’ve cooked up …

Dallas County Promise Students Kick off College Careers This Fall

Posted by Ann Hatch

DCCCD (Dallas County Community College District) is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorMore than 2,500 recent high school graduates who started classes on Aug. 27 in the Dallas County Community College District are special: they represent the first group of Dallas County Promise students who are participating in the new last-dollar, full-tuition …

DI People: Penney Names Interim CFO, Ebby Halliday Taps New CEO, Jacobs Appoints 3 Execs

Posted by Lance Murray

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 people