Archive for the ‘General’ Category

How Avocados From Mexico Is Breaking the Produce Mold to Keep Up With the Superfruit’s Industry Boom

Posted by Bella Pinera

Avocados From Mexico was named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies this year for good reason. Amid the COVID pandemic, the company saw a boom in its industry—and a record-breaking fiscal year of 2.4 billion pounds of imported avocados. 

Unleashing Opportunity: Here Are the 105 North Texas Graduates of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

A graduation ceremony was held this month at Fort Worth’s Coyote Drive-In-Theater to celebrate the latest batch of graduates from Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program. The 105 North Texas graduates participated in the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 cohorts—while at the same time fighting against COVID-19 to keep their lights on and turn their small business dreams into reality.…

Spurred by Texas Growth, Local Consulting Firm Slalom Adds 200+ Jobs

Posted by Dave Moore

Increased business activity and the shift toward digitizing company operations have spurred the Slalom consulting firm to increase its Dallas operations by about a third, and to expand its other Texas offices even more.

Slalom plans to add more than 200 total jobs in Texas by end of this year in software development, experience design, strategy, and jobs relating to the Salesforce platform and other key technologies, according to a company news release.…

Stillwater Capital Gets Zoning Approval for The Link, a $1B Mixed-Use Addition to PGA Frisco

Posted by David Seeley

Golf fans, get ready to dive right in: the zoning’s fine.

Dallas-based investor/developer Stillwater Capital has received zoning approval for The Link, a 240-acre master-planned district at PGA Parkway and Legacy Drive in Frisco.

The Link will be a $1 billion mixed-used addition to PGA Frisco, and will be the only CRE project with direct views of the PGA Championship golf course slated to open in summer 2022.

Innovative On-Demand Auto Mechanic RepairSmith Expands to Dallas and Houston

Posted by Quincy Preston

On-demand mechanic RepairSmith is headed to Texas. The at-home car repair and maintenance service, which makes house calls in customized Mercedes Sprinters and other vans, is now available in Dallas and Houston, it announced this week. The service will expand to Austin later in May.

Falkon Technologies to Double Team, Expand Footprint With a Grant from the McKinney Innovation Fund

Posted by Alex Edwards

Yet another tech startup has gotten a boost from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation’s Innovation Fund. Falkon Technologies, a custom software development company, is the latest to receive a grant from the MEDC and expand its headquarters in McKinney.

With the new capital, Falkon plans to add 3,000 square feet to its headquarters at 2150 S.…

DI People: Kimberly-Clark, Medecision, Comerica Bank, and More Make 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 tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

DI People: Blossom Street Ventures, Transwestern, MoneyGram, and More Make Moves

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

ICYMI 2020: The Archive, August – December

Posted by Quincy Preston

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of news briefs. For the current edition of ICYMI, click here.  

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for Dallas Innovates Every Day, the best of Dallas-Fort Worth innovation delivered straight to your inbox.…

Dallas-Based Shokworks Builds New Football Prediction App to Benefit Celebrity Sports Foundations

Posted by Alex Edwards

Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Las Vegas Raiders can now win tickets, sideline passes, or autographed paraphernalia—while benefiting charity—through a new app developed by Dallas-based Shokworks.

Shokworks, a provider of custom software development, technology outsourcing, and IT consulting services to startups and enterprises, teamed up with its gamification partner Rivals Media to launch the mobile game, set to debut near the end of the 2020-2021 NFL season.…

‘There’s Hope Ahead’: Dallas-Based ThinkWhy’s LaborIQ Platform Predicts Economic Acceleration Late Next Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the U.S. added 245,000 jobs in November for an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. That comes at a time when COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise. But, according to Dallas-based ThinkWhy, despite the slow pace of economic recovery expected in early 2021, “there’s hope ahead.”

Bell Textron to Open 600-Employee Commercial Business Center at Former American Airlines HQ

Posted by Alex Edwards

Fort Worth-headquartered Bell Textron, a leading aerospace manufacturer and Textron Inc. company, has signed a new lease in Fort Worth for the four-story building that formerly housed the American Airlines Federal Credit Union. 

The long-term, 109,187-square-foot lease includes the entire Class A building on Amon Carter Boulevard.…

We’re Hiring!

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

D Magazine Partners is seeking a motivated Advertising Executive to join the B2B advertising sales team and grow new business across digital and print for Dallas Innovates.

D Magazine Partners has a culture of excellence from the products we produce to the people we hire, and we are looking for a dynamic individual who is ambitious, organized, self-motivated, and self-directed.…

Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Receives $750K from Texas Workforce Commission

Posted by Chantal Canales

The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation has announced its partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Texas Youth Robotics Initiative to expand access to robotics and learning resources to underrepresented high school students across the state of Texas.

Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, REC Foundation aims to increase student involvement in STEM through robotics and engineering programs.…

Voices: Reinventing the K-12 Classroom in 2020

Posted by Chirag Gupta

Now that the school year has begun in Texas, many public school teachers are back to work in their physical classrooms on campus, while others have adopted innovative “hybrid” models involving distance learning and virtual classrooms. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the K-12 school “classroom” experience is being reinvented by teachers and administrators who are working together in new and innovative ways that none of us could have ever prepared for.

ICYMI 2020: The Archive, Jan. 1 – July 31

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of news briefs. For the current edition of ICYMI, click here.  

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for Dallas Innovates Every Day, the best of Dallas-Fort Worth innovation delivered straight to your inbox.…

Dallas Invents: Patents Granted
in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Invents is a look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted by the USPTO to local assignees and those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. …

AIA Dallas’ Unbuilt Design Award Winners: Agent Architecture is Hacking Dallas Freeways

Posted by Alex Edwards

At the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards, unbuilt projects by Dallas architects were put on display. Three designs won awards—read about the other two winners here and here—out of 42 entries from 30 local firms.

AIA Dallas’ Unbuilt Design Award Winners: Eric Gonzales Takes on the Sublime Landscape of Iceland

Posted by Alex Edwards

At the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards, unbuilt projects by Dallas architects were put on display. Three designs won awards—read about the other two winners here and here—out of 42 entries from 30 local firms.

AIA Dallas’ Unbuilt Design Award Winners: Gensler Reimagines the Frisco Public Library

Posted by Alex Edwards

At the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards, unbuilt projects by Dallas architects were put on display. Three designs won awards—read about the other two winners here and here—out of 42 entries from 30 local firms.