Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Apply Now: The Dallas Foundation’s Pegasus Prize Includes a $50K Social Innovation Grant

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Dallas Foundation continues to invest in solutions to solve challenging—and ongoing—problems for residents of Dallas County.

Through its annual Pegasus Prize, the oldest community foundation in Texas recognizes organizations that apply bold, unique ways to address the most pressing needs in the community.…

Forces for Good: Highland Dallas Awards $2.4M in New Grants

Posted by Quincy Preston

FORCES FOR GOOD:  The Highland Dallas Foundation has awarded $2.4 million in new grants to three local nonprofits:

Healing But Hurting: New Study Shows Impact of Healthcare Workers

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

One of three U.S. healthcare workers is battling depression caused by the COVID-19 pandemic—and more than 73 percent report feeling negative about their mental state. That’s according to Voices of Healthcare Heroes, a new study released today from CulturIntel, a data science affiliate of Irving-based AI-powered marketing firm Cien+.…

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each 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 invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each 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 invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.


Friday, October 15

“A lot of times I feel in a weird way that I’m from the future.”

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Event details courtesy of organizers.


Saturday, October 16

RACING SHOW RUN DALLAS

Hosted by Red Bull
Harwood District
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Red Bull Racing Show Run will arrive in Dallas for the first time, taking over the Harwood District area for an unforgettable experience where the spectators’ hearts will race nearly as fast as an F1 car.…

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park is becoming the gathering spot for high-impact nonprofits. The social impact hub, named after the proverbial water cooler collisions that foster community and ideas, has announced its “next 15” tenants.

The 15 nonprofits were picked after a competitive application process last summer.…

Reimagine Communities: Changemakers Explore ‘Where Do We Go From Here’

Posted by Alex Edwards

When Capital One launched its Impact Initiative, the financial services giant made a commitment to support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity. 

These goals are what made this year’s Reimagine Communities Summit—Capital One’s sixth iteration of the event—so vital.…

UNT Health Science Center Gets $50M to Use AI to Rectify Health Disparities

Posted by David Seeley

Inequities in healthcare aren’t just unfair—they can be deadly. According to the CDC, health equity can only be achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.”

Richardson-based BUiLT Turns One and Pushes Forward in Its Diversity-in-Tech Mission

Posted by Maddie Preston

Last week, BUiLT International celebrated its one-year anniversary as a non-profit organization working to advance the representation and participation of Black people in tech. Peter Beasley, the co-founder of the organization, was voted in as chairman of the board for another year. 

North Texas Innovation Alliance Teams Up to Supersize New Smart City Partnership

Posted by Quincy Preston

The North Texas Innovation Alliance is a founding member of one of the largest smart cities networks in the country. The new initiative, called the National Smart Coalitions Partnership (NSCP), unites more than 100 governments across seven regional smart cities consortiums. 

The Texas Blockchain Summit Will Feature Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Other Cryptocurrency Boosters

Posted by David Seeley

This Friday’s inaugural Texas Blockchain Summit in Austin could be a watershed event for making Texas “the jurisdiction of choice” for Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Lee Bratcher, president of the Texas Blockchain Council, will host a wide array of speakers including Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis.

Dallas-Area Startup ASD.ai Gets $1M Angel Investment for its Rootines App, a “Digital Diary” for the Neurodiverse

Posted by David Seeley

For people on the autism spectrum—especially kids—daily routines can be a lifeline. That’s why ASD.ai launched the Rootines app, to make tracking routines easy and insightful for parents and caregivers alike. Now the Dallas-area startup has gotten a boost with a $1 million angel investment from Pittsburgh-based Determined Capital.

GMC and General Motors Team Up With Dallas-Based Marcus Graham Project To Increase Diversity in Media, Marketing, and Advertising

Posted by David Seeley

GMC says its vehicles “have the power to get the job done.” Now the automaker and its parent company, General Motors, are teaming up with the Dallas-based nonprofit Marcus Graham Project on a very different job—helping aspiring leaders who are Black, indigenous, and people of color to find careers in marketing, media, and advertising.

‘The Upstart Entrepreneurs’: Locals Recognized on the Third Installment of the Forbes Next 1000

Posted by Alex Edwards

At the beginning of 2021, Forbes launched its Next 1000 initiative to spotlight entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country who are battling to survive—and thrive—amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The year-round program, which highlights those with under $10 million in revenue or funding, has released periodic installments of “sole proprietors, self-funded shops, and pre-revenue startups” that represent the country’s resilience and adaptability.…

The Dallas Foundation Awards a Total of $50K to Seven Local Nonprofits

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Dallas Foundation, the 92-year-old organization that’s best known as the first community foundation in Texas, has awarded seven local nonprofits its 2021 Community Impact Prize as part of Sept. 23’s North Texas Giving Day. 

The Foundation said that each winner aligns with its strategic priorities: Partnerships that reduce intergenerational poverty, meet today’s most pressing needs, and position the Dallas region for a more equitable future.…

Apply Now: Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. 

So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, recognition programs, and available grants innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, so check the official websites for the latest details.…

Changemakers Will Explore Transformational Leadership and Innovative Strategies at Virtual Summit

Posted by David Seeley

Capital One’s sixth annual Reimagine Communities Summit—a free, half-day virtual event to be held October 6—arrives at a pivotal time for communities in North Texas and across the U.S. To empower our communities beyond the pandemic, the summit will bring together leaders to help organizations navigate challenges and seize opportunities for positive change.

Gov. Greg Abbott Meets With Small Business Owners at Dallas Farmers Market

Posted by David Seeley

Governor Greg Abbott visited Dallas Farmers Market Friday and got an earful from 12 small business owners about the challenges they face, from the tight labor market to rising costs to the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Gov. Abbott met with the small business owners at a table outside American Butchers, in a roundtable session sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices.…