Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

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 …

ICYMI: Microsoft & Walmart Team on Dallas Cloud Factory, Health Wildcatters Pitch Day, StackPath Signs Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

In last week’s ICYMI, we highlighted a new venture from Sam’s Club: The Sam’s Club Now “future of retail” concept prototyping in Lower Greenville, which features a mobile-centric in-store experience and tech like allowing customers to scan as they

Calendar: WEDallas Boot Camp, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the International Supercomputing 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 …

Inner City 100: How 8 North Texas Businesses Benefit Low‑Income Areas

Posted by Payton Potter

Each year, Fortune publishes the Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing businesses in urban areas with high unemployment and poverty rates and low median incomes. This year, eight North Texas organizations were included on the list, including two

Impact House’s New #HackTheCulture Networking Series To Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Moving up in the workforce has, historically, not been an equal experience for people from diverse backgrounds. Through a new networking series — in a place where innovation meets culture — Impact House is seeking to change that.

The #HackTheCulture …

DI People: Ansira Taps MacLaren as COO, CFO; Pier 1 Names Chief Customer Officer, eGency Global Appoints COO

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 people

ICYMI: Toyota and Pizza Hut Team on Robotic Pizza-Making Truck, Dallas Startups, Prop Tech, and Mobility

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Thinking outside-the-pizza-box isn’t unusual for Pizza Hut. After all, who could forget last year’s limited edition Pie Top sneakers released for March Madness that let wearers order pizza with a squeeze of the shoe’s tongue?

And now, they’ve cooked up …

Southern Dallas Innovation Hub The DEC @ RedBird Awarded $200K Bank of America Grant

Posted by Alex Edwards

Big news for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center this week: Not only did The DEC celebrate the grand opening of their newest location, The DEC @ Redbird, but the expansion was also awarded the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant for

Dallas County Promise Students Kick off College Careers This Fall

Posted by Ann Hatch

DCCCD (Dallas County Community College District) is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorMore than 2,500 recent high school graduates who started classes on Aug. 27 in the Dallas County Community College District are special: they represent the first group of Dallas County Promise students who are participating in the new last-dollar, full-tuition …

Dollars for Good: Hall Commits $1M for Entrepreneurs; Good Returns & ORIX Name Recipients

Posted by Lance Murray

Hall notes 50th business anniversary by committing $1M for entrepreneurs

Well-known Dallas entrepreneur and real estate developer Craig Hall is marking the HALL Group’s 50th anniversary by committing to provide $1 million in grants from the Craig and Kathryn Hall

ICYMI: What’s New in Augmented Reality, Social Impact Making Headlines, Women in Tech, and What We’re Reading

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Interested in augmented reality at scale? Head downtown and check out the Dallas Mavericks installation on the back of the Downtown YMCA at 601 N. Akard. The 68’ x 193’ mural, created by Groove Jones, featuring Dennis Smith Jr. was …

Dallas’ MAG Impact Collective: Disrupting the Traditional Agency Model with Social Impact

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)A newly launched company headquartered in Dallas is looking to help shape the future of work as well as shake up the traditional agency model for marketing, design, branding, and strategy. Zach Weismann founded the MAG Impact Collective and launched …

Collective Impact: ‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.’

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates “Collective Impact” roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

Our expert panel explores the concept …

Collective Impact:
Making Dallas-Fort Worth a Hub for Social Innovation

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates “Collective Impact” roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

Our expert panel explores the concept …

Collective Impact: Social Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates Collective Impact roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

This wide-ranging discussion, moderated by Salah

ICYMI: Dallas VC Funding Report, Delivery Bots Are Coming, Infrastructure Week & What We’re Reading

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

ICYMI is a one-stop weekly mix of the important, the interesting, and the simply inspirational news and stories in the region. Dallas Innovates wants you to know what’s happening in our hub of innovation—it’s our mission—so we’re here to give

Innovative Spaces: A (Photo) Tour of Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Facebook’s first North Texas hyper-scaler facility opened in Fort Worth in the spring of 2017.  The roughly 150-acre high-tech campus—valued at more than $1 billion—will eventually include five buildings. Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center is part of its global network

Fort Worth’s First Zero-Waste Salon Will be Featured in ArtsGoggle

Posted by Blair Welch

Four hundred and twenty thousand pounds. That’s how much waste salons in the United States create on a daily basis, from paper to plastic to foil. Novak Hair Studios has taken that on as a mission. The salon — which

DevelopHer: Checking in at the One-Year Anniversary

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

DevelopHer, an online career development platform for women, may have reached its one-year anniversary this month, but the story of its genesis dates back some five years. Born of founder Lauren Hasson’s desire to empower others, DevelopHer shows women in

Efficiency, Sustainability Drive Massive Facebook Fort Worth Data Center

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Data centers have become big news in North Texas real estate development—and no project has garnered more ink than Facebook’s opening of the first North Texas hyper-scaler facility in Fort Worth in the spring of 2017.

The social media giant