Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

ICYMI: North Texas Tech at ‘Retail’s Big Show’; iLab Founder leaves Neiman Marcus; DFW Named 2019 Global Airport

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Last week’s column featured the annual Consumer Electronics Show and this week we’re sticking with the major expo theme—this time covering NRF 2019, also known as “retail’s big show.” The event ran January 13-15 in New York City and had

Apply Now to the Pipeline Angels Signature Events Coming to Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Since launching in 2011, Pipeline Angels has graduated over 300 members from its angel investing bootcamp and invested more than $5 million in 40+ companies as part of the pitch summit process.

This year, Dallas has another chance to get

RSVP Today! Dallas Innovates 2019 Magazine Reception

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Dallas Innovates 2019 Magazine Reception

Follow the Money: Fossil Sells Smartwatch Tech to Google, Lantern Pharma Raises $535K, Alto Gets $14.5M,

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What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants to 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 …

Training the Workforce: Accessible Education Keeps Dallas on the Cutting Edge of Innovation

Posted by Payton Potter

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to more than 230,000 high-tech workers. Moreover, the region is home to the the majority of the state’s high-tech jobs, amassing 32 percent of its tech workforce.

Houston, meanwhile, is home to 27 percent

AT&T Pledges $1M to Closing Skills Gap, Supporting Tech Startups

Posted by Payton Potter

When it comes to being the change you want to see in the world, AT&T’s new Skills Building Challenge, a program designed to increase North Texas’ talent pool and overcome the nation’s tech skills gap, embodies the motto.

In celebration …

Dallas Housing Authority Taps Private Developers In Affordable Housing Effort

Posted by Payton Potter

The National Low Income Housing Coalition reported in March 2018 that Dallas-Fort Worth has only 19 affordable housing units per every 100 renter households in the metro. A new public-private partnership between Dallas Housing Authority and 12 private developers aims

ICYMI: AT&T’s 5G, Toyota’s Autonomous Safety System, and the Bell Nexus Air Taxi Make Waves at CES 2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

In case you haven’t been keeping up with tech news, 2019 International CES ran from January 8-11 in Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is probably the most famous and arguably the most important tech expo of the year

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $106M in 2018, Names New Board Members and Chair-Elect

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas has wrapped up its 2018, and is moving strongly into the new year. To continue growth, CFT announced three new members of its board of trustees, and named a new board chair-elect. The foundation also

Follow the Money: YourCause Exits in $157M Deal; Viziv Technologies Raises $1.37M; Floafers Gets $200K

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants to 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 …

Calendar: Denton Black Film Festival, Urban Conversations Series, Using Data as a Communication Superpower

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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. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save

Social Innovation: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the social stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From combating food deserts (UNT, Toyota, DART) to awarding nonprofits grants (Capital One) to transformative conservation projects

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 …

Year In Review: Our Top 10 Most‑Read Stories of 2018

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation. From industry disruptors, to technological breakthroughs, to groundbreaking advancements, we’ve seen it all in 2018—and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

As we …

Restaurant with a Purpose Pops Up in Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

C21 is not your average pop-up restaurant: The name comes from the extra twenty-first chromosome that people with Down Syndrome are born with.

The unique dining experience, traveling to cities across the country, popped up in Dallas in December. The …

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

Recycling For A Cause: Re-Teck Turns E-Waste Into Charitable Giving

Posted by Payton Potter

Making the world a better place is about more than just feeding the hungry or preserving the environment—especially for Re-Teck, a reverse supply chain management and recycling company that aims to do both.

Re-Teck, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Li …

29 Acres to Fill a ‘Need in North Texas’ with Innovative Autism Community

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Nonprofit organization 29 Acres is working to bring a supported living community, complete with a “state-of-the-art technology platform” and an 8,000 square-foot community center” to Denton County by 2020.

Last year, Dallas Innovates told you about the Dallas couple behind

Dallas Dentist Turned ‘Wine‑preneur’ Bottles Ethiopian Tradition

Posted by Alex Edwards

Inside every bottle of Bilquis wine is a mead crafted out of honey, hops, and water—with a taste of Ethiopian tradition, dating back thousands of years, on the side.

Dallas-based Bilquis was co-created in 2013 by local dentist Hana Worede, …