Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. 

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, things to do are a little different. We’ve rounded up a few events and activities for innovators so you can stay involved from

EVERY LAST WORD: “An Emerging Sentiment Took Hold That You Don’t Need To Be in the Bay Area To Build the Next Unicorn or Decacorn.”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a collection of the quotes that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter. Don’t miss …

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Quincy Preston

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to

DFW Founder and CEO Suzanne Smith Helped Create a Survey Addressing The Great Nonprofit Reset of 2021

Posted by Bella Pinera

A cross-disciplinary team of nonprofit experts—Suzanne Smith of Social Impact Architects, Kim Bulger of Atigro, John Gillespie of CRCFO, and Susan Kelly of Kelly Strategies—conducted a survey of nonprofits in January 2021 to better understand the challenges facing the social

Catalyze Dallas Founder Named to Board of Washington, D.C. Nonprofit Combatting Global Crime and Security Threats

Posted by Bella Pinera

The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) says it’s a nonprofit digital-age think tank dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. 

Utilizing cutting-edge technology, C4ADS manages, integrates, and analyzes data from various …

AT&T VP Talks about Trust and Transformation in Telecommunications

Posted by Quincy Preston and Sandra Engelland

“Imagine a world where no matter where you are you can get coverage, in any kind of emergency,” says Kate Hopkins, a vice president at Dallas-based AT&T.

Hopkins credits the company’s investment in advanced technology for new innovations that support …

Innovation in Action: How This Local Organization is Creating Sustainable Jobs

Posted by Capital One

The year 2020 changed how we live and work, with many consumer trends taking flight. From food delivery to streaming services, businesses pivoted to prioritize convenience and safety. Michael Thomas, Executive Director of My Possibilities, never envisioned the company his

Building a Better Tomorrow: United Way Dallas, Social Impact Firm Name 11 Nonprofits to Collaborative Cohort

Posted by Bella Pinera

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and CoSpero Consulting, a local social impact firm, have announced the second cohort for Together for Tomorrow, a collaborative problem-solving group of service providers that aims to “reimagine how they go about creating social change.”

Dallas-Based VolunteerNow Launches All-in-One Mobile App for Volunteering

Posted by Alex Edwards

Nonprofits, school districts, businesses, governments, municipalities, and more now have direct access to on-demand volunteers via a new mobile application from Dallas-based technology nonprofit VolunteerNow.

Called an all-in-one volunteer solution, VOLY.org is VolunteerNow’s web-based recruitment, management, and reporting platform that’s …

Dallas Short Term Rental Alliance Offers Emergency Accommodations Program Amid Winter Freeze and Outages

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Dallas Short-Term Rental Alliance, or Dallas STRA, has an Emergency Short-Term Accommodations Program to connect people who need shelter to available rentals with power, heat, and water. The organization says the program is open for both accommodation-seekers and accommodation-providers

Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans

Posted by Quincy Preston

Here’s a roundup of resources that can help during the North Texas deep freeze and its aftermath. You’ll also find COVID-19 assistance. 

For organizations such as the Dallas Regional Chamber, UNT Health Science Center, the UTD Institute for Innovation and

Dallas-Based Spark Biomedical Gets FDA Clearance for its Drug‑Free Solution to Opioid Withdrawal

Posted by Quincy Preston and Sandra Engelland

Spark Biomedical CEO Daniel Powell and his team of detox developers are fighting the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has worsened during COVID-19. Since its Sparrow Therapy System received FDA clearance in January, Spark has begun providing drug-free opioid withdrawal relief

This Fort Worth Logistics and Moving Startup Delivered Free Firewood in DFW During the Winter Storms

Posted by Alex Edwards

Update: Gozova received more than 2,000 requests in less than 36 hours since its announcement on Feb. 17. The company delivered more than 180 firewood bundles in the first two days—picking up donated and company-purchased wood and driving throughout Dallas-Fort

Rainwater Charitable Foundation Enters Partnership to Establish Network of Brain Banks

Posted by Michaela Markels

The Rainwater Charitable Foundation has formed a strategic partnership with CurePSP, a New York-based nonprofit that focuses on PSP and other neurodegenerative diseases, in an effort to increase tissue access to researchers.  

Together, the organizations will establish and initially fund

DI People: Perot Museum, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Nicholas Residential, 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 …

Founded by PEAK6, This Action-Oriented Fintech Coalition to Fight Systemic Racism Is Led in Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

PEAK6, a financial technology company headquartered in Chicago, has launched a new initiative called Fintech in Action to advance hiring, promoting, and retaining more Black employees in the fintech industry. The coalition is comprised of 28 fintech companies—but it will

Women Helping Women: Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Trailblazing “Agents of Positive Change”

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation, which claims the status as the largest regional women’s foundation in the world, has announced the seven recipients of its 2021 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leadership Awards.

The honorees are “agents of powerful …

Her Goal? ‘Changing the Face of DEI, So That We Can All Work Where We Belong’

Posted by Quincy Preston and Sandra Engelland

Mandy Price and her team at Kanarys—a tech platform that helps companies prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion to strengthen workplace culture—had a landmark year in 2020.

The Black and female-founded startup was chosen for the inaugural Google for Startups …

Meet Milo: A New RoboKind Robot That Improves Remote Learning for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Dallas-based education and robotics company RoboKind has released new software that aims to help educators and students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn more efficiently in remote settings. 

Called robots4autism: Avatar, the remote learning technology is a version of RoboKind’s …

Dallas-Based American Heart Association Awards $60K to Community Health Entrepreneurs

Posted by Michaela Markels

The Dallas-headquartered American Heart Association (AHA) recently hosted the finale of its fourth annual National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator program virtually.

The American Heart Association launched the program in 2016 to inspire and equip entrepreneurs and organizations who are …