Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Calendar: Big Design, Museum Day, and the Women’s Business Conference

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 …

Apply Now to Dallas-Based Cloud Security Provider Armor’s “Fight For the Greater Good” Contest

Posted by Blair Welch

Dallas-based security-as-a-service company Armor is looking for unsung heroes—those who are giving back to their community and making a positive impact on the world—in their “Fight for the Greater Good” video contest. 

Armor’s goal is to help companies …

Social Enterprise Cornbread Hustle Helping Former Inmates Start Over, Find Meaningful Employment

Posted by Blair Welch

Last week at the Addison Tree House, a less-than-traditional graduation took place. Members of Cornbread Hustlea 90-day program dedicated to helping those in recoverycelebrated their new beginnings. 

“It was an amazing night and everyone was left …

‘Woodstock for Millennials’:
Pop-Up Museum Psychedelic Robot Coming to The Crescent

Posted by Alex Edwards

Psychedelic Robot is so much more than just a pop-up museum. It’s interactive. It’s cutting-edge. It’s immersive. It’s compelling. And, it’s sweeping the art world.

“We like to call it a ‘Woodstock for Millennials,'” Michael Bivins, co-owner of the Bivins …

DI People: Masergy Taps Parker as New CEO, Sabre Names New Exec, Tech Wildcatters Adds 2

Posted by Lance Murray


James Parker has been named chief executive officer of Masergy, a Plano-based software-defined networking services company.

Parker succeeds Chris MacFarland, who will assume the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer at …

UNT Dallas, Toyota, DART Launch Mobility Initiative to Combat Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

When UNT Dallas students learned that Dallas County was 20.6 percent food insecureand that some grocery stores in the area didn’t offer fresh fruits and vegetablesthey decided they had to do something about it.

In collaboration …

SMU to Host First Ever Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture Conference

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Whether you’re a history buff, political junkie, or home goods connoisseur, a new conference coming to Dallas probably has something for youthe only catch is, that ‘something’ is going to be explored through the medium of eighteenth-century

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 …

On Tap: Dallas Chocolate Festival, Hay Festival, & TechNest Fall Series

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, events may change at any time, so check the event …

A Celebration of Literature: International Festival Comes to Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Some of the most popular Latin American writers will be participating in this year’s Hay Festival, and for the first time, Dallasites will be able to experience it.

The Hay Festival is an event that celebrates Latin American literature, …

Follow the Money: Cyber Watch Gets $2.5M, Bank Makes Equity Investment in Modo Payments

Posted by Lance Murray


Plano-based Cyber Watch has received a $2.5 million investment from Cypress Growth Capital.

Cyber Watch assists its clients in planning and designing cyber security solutions to protect those organization’s critical assets utilizing the most-advanced, but …

Former Nike Director Launches Service-Based Shoe Brand in Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

When davi launched its Kickstarter campaign last week, the Fort Worth-based shoe company met its goal in under three hours—selling approximately 400 pairs of shoes.

“The team and I were blown away by the response,” founder Gabe Williams says. …

ORIX Foundation Makes $250K ‘Cycle’ to Good Returns

Posted by Lance Murray

Through its foundation, Dallas-based financial services group ORIX USA Corp. will provide $250,000 in capital to Good Returns, a Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise that makes loans to impact organizations.

Good Returns will use the funds to help organizations scale sustainable …

Dallas-based Vegan Cosmetic Line Wins 2018 Naturally Curly Editor’s Choice Awards

Posted by Alex Edwards

Yangu Beauty is created for women, by women. The skin-care line is using technology to generate products specifically for women of color, and it’s also employing women in Africa. 

“We are not only a cosmetics companywe truly care …

Fast Company is Searching for Applicants for This Year’s “Most Innovative Companies”

Posted by Blair Welch

Last year, two Dallas-based companies were recognized as some of the world’s most innovative and influential. Your company could represent DFW on this year’s list as wellbut time is running out to apply. 

Founded in 2008, Fast Company

Women’s Safety-Based Rideshare App Safr Driving into DFW This Fall

Posted by Alex Edwards

A new ridesharing service is launching in five cities this fall, and one of them is Dallas. Yes, Safr is based on providing safe ridesbut the company is actually doing a lot more to empower women.

The …

On Tap: Rebel With a Cause, Gathering of Games & Ideation Week

Posted by Alex Edwards

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, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Axxess Films: Public Education Campaign Raises Awareness About Value of Home Healthcare

Posted by Axxess

Axxess is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorIncreasing the numbers of those receiving care in the home has the power to revolutionize healthcare as we know it. The problem is that most people don’t know about its many benefits.

Spreading the word about the transformational benefits of …

Dallas Women’s Foundation’s HERitage Giving Fund to Award Yearly Grants

Posted by Alex Edwards

As the first African-American giving circle in the state of Texas, the HERitage Giving Fund is opening doors for female philanthropists of color. Applications are open for this year’s grants of up to $10,000, but hurrythe deadline to

Ramping Up Relief

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Since SBP (formerly known as the St. Bernard Project) joined forces with Toyota in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, the nonprofit organization has learned how to rebuild homes in less time