Archive for the ‘Enterprise’ Category

Sherwin-Williams is Searching for a New Global HQ and R&D Location. Dallas-Fort Worth Might be a Contender

Posted by Lance Murray

Cleveland-based paint giant Sherwin-Williams has confirmed it is looking for a place to put a new headquarters and a research-and-development facility, and experts believe Dallas-Fort Worth is being considered.

The search process is in its infancy, so we shouldn’t expect …

Dallas Innovates—The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report


It’s the No. 1 thing on the minds of North Texas leaders.

Companies, large and small, need to attract, hire, and retain the best talent. And the competition has never been greater for digitally savvy innovators.

Enter Dallas Innovates—The

North Texas Scientists Aim to Win a $50M (and Climbing) War on the Roses

Posted by Quincy Preston

A virus called Rose Rosette has cost the horticulture industry $50 million over five years, and “North Texas is ground zero,” according to D CEO magazine.

One city known as “The Rose Capital of America”—Tyler—has nearly given up on planting …

Venture Dallas: Big-Name Speakers Talk Tech, Funding, and Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

More than 300 entrepreneurs and investors gathered at the first-ever Venture Dallas this week.

Launched by nine local dealmakers, the two-day conference boosted relationships between local founders and out-of-town investors, put North Texas even more on the map as an …

How a First-Year Venture Conference Opened Investors’ Eyes About DFW’s High-Growth Companies

Posted by Jeff Bounds

At its core, the first Venture Dallas summit this week was about making introductions that lead to deals. Investors from 15 states had more than 150 meetings with entrepreneurs were in the books by 10 a.m. Wednesday—the event’s second and

Venture Dallas: Emmitt Smith on Why Retirement is Overrated, Off-Season is Key, and DFW is the ‘Center of the Universe’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Emmitt Smith might be a Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back and three-time Super Bowl Champion, but he also now runs several businesses spanning real estate, construction, and technology.

This week at Venture Dallas, Smith sat down with MVPindex …

Tech Disruptors Are Already Delivering Changes to the Supply Chain, C&W Report Says

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas is already abuzz with drones, robots, 3D printing, and autonomous trucks disrupting the supply chain in ways we could have only dreamed of a few years ago.

Robots at Amazon fulfillment centers in Dallas-Fort Worth are on their …

A Look at the Industries Dallas-Fort Worth May Dominate Down the Road

Posted by Jeff Bounds

The inaugural Venture Dallas conference this week was about connecting entrepreneurs with investors. But, the 300-plus attendees were also treated to possible answers to an overarching question: What industry will become synonymous with North Texas?

“We have an opportunity to …

Follow the Money: Neighborhood Goods Nets $11M, Ford Financial Fund Raises $1B; Integrity Marketing Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Have …

McKesson and TrakCel Form a Collaboration to Commercialize Cell and Gene Therapies

Posted by Lance Murray

McKesson Corp., the Irving-based pharma distribution giant, has announced a new collaboration with TrakCel, a software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems.

Together, the two companies intend to collaborate on support for cell and …

Venture Dallas Kicks Off With One-on-One Meetings at Capital Factory

Posted by Alex Edwards

North Texas’ newest tech conference—launched by nine local dealmakers dedicated to expanding the innovation ecosystem—made its debut this week. The two-day summit, dubbed Venture Dallas, garnered founders and investors both locally and nationally to grow the region’s innovation ecosystem

Masergy Announces AI-Powered ‘Virtual Engineer’ to Enable Autonomous Networking

Posted by Lance Murray

Masergy, a Plano-based networking services provider, has introduced Masergy AIOps—software which can be thought of as a virtual engineer using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

AIOps is the “industry’s first integrated AI-based, digital assistant for network, security, and application optimization,” …

JLL Report: Fort Worth’s Near Southside Primed to Become Innovative Economic Force

Posted by Lance Murray

Earlier this year, we told you about the plans Fort Worth leaders have for a first-of-its-kind medical innovation district south of downtown, an ambitious undertaking that could attract medical-related enterprises to the city and potentially could become an innovation hub.

Dallas Invents: 156 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 3

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

DI People: AT&T Business, Smoothie King, and Hilti North America Make Leadership Announcements

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 the people moves

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.

Each 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 …

BionorthTX Names Pharma Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist as Stone Award Recipient

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas has a booming biotech sector that includes Fort Worth businessman Paul Dorman, the chairman and CEO of DFB Pharmaceuticals who has a strong record as an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. And bionorthTX, North Texas’ life sciences trade association,

Venture Dallas: Inaugural Tech Summit Will Highlight North Texas as an Investment Catalyst

Posted by Payton Potter

Next week, nine North Texas dealmakers are unveiling an enterprise of their own: Venture Dallas. The new tech conference will give startups and investors an opportunity to connect with innovators, business luminaries, and investors from around the nation.

It’s one …

Done Deals: ParkHub Tech Heads to Warriors’ Arena, NTT Data Extends Partnership, Colliers Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas companies are constantly finding funding, so we’re here to help you keep up.

Our Done Deals dashboard is updated daily to bring you the latest money moves, from investments to exits. Have a deal we should know about? …

Look Inside the Mixed-Use Creative Community at Oak Cliff’s Tyler Station

Posted by India Edwards

Oak Cliff native and co-founder Monte Anderson had a vision when acquiring the former Dixie Wax Paper manufacturing plant: to create a collaborative village for aspiring creatives and business owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, now called Tyler Station.

Almost …