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ICYMI Special Edition:
North Texas Innovators Look Back on #SXSW2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival recently concluded and North Texas was well-represented. So, we rounded up reactions, takeaways, and snapshots from this year’s event in this week’s special edition ICYMI column.

Hubert Zajicek, CEO of Health Wildcatters, summed up …

Dallas VideoFest’s AltFiction Winners and Next Season’s $10K Grant

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Dallas VideoFest wrapped up its 31st season last month with the Alternative Fiction Fest—nicknamed AltFiction—and a major grant for the upcoming season.

“Who can even define what the idea of television is anymore with networks along with the gamut of

Dallas Launches Climate Action Website to Encourage Environmental Engagement

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

This week, the City of Dallas launched the Dallas Climate Action website as a public resource for information about the city’s progress in environmental and climate initiatives.

As part of the Dallas Environmental Quality & Sustainability (DEQS) office, the website …

Hear the Mayoral Candidates’ Plans for Education at CityLab High School Foundation’s Forum

Posted by Alex Edwards

The race for Dallas’ next mayor is officially on with a finalized lineup of nine candidates. Before voting in the May election, it’s important to know each candidate’s plans for the city.

That’s why CityLab High School Foundation is

Stacy’s Pita Chips Launches $200K Program To Help Women Grow Their Food Businesses

Posted by Alex Edwards

This March, purchasing a bag of Stacy’s means so much more than just an opportunity to munch on some pita chips.

As a female-founded brand, Stacy’s Pita Chips is dedicated to celebrating entrepreneurial women in Women’s History Month (and beyond). …

Lyda Hill Philanthropies Commits $25M to Inspire the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Posted by Alex Edwards

Lyda Hill wants 2019 to be the year of female STEM pioneers.

2018 was a breakthrough year, she says, and she’s going to continue to build up the inspiring, real women making change.

And what better way to empower, celebrate, …

Southern Dallas Pitch Competition Strives to ‘Even the Playing Field’ for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Blair Welch

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center at Redbird ([email protected]) is partnering with Comerica Bank for a new pitch competition intended to help entrepreneurs ‘take flight.’

“The startup scene in Dallas has traditionally neglected the innovation, brilliance, and ingenuity coming from Southern Dallas,” …

EarthX: Changing the World

Posted by Tony Keane, CEO, EarthX

We can all make small changes in our lives that will have an impact on improving the environment. That message is at the core of our Dallas-based nonprofit, EarthX.

In 2011, Trammell S. Crow founded Earth Day Dallas. It started …

ICYMI: Technology Puts DFW Ahead of the Experiential Retail Trend, 5G is Coming, Cowboys Coworking

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Several weeks ago, we featured North Texas brands showing off retail innovations at the NRF 2019 “big show” in the space, and this week we’re looking at local brands succeeding with experiential retail.

Dallas-based Topgolf is often cited as an …

Thinking Outside the Blockchain Box: SMU Tackles Sustainability with High Tech Solutions

Posted by Payton Potter

Making the world a better place is no easy feat, but researchers, engineers, academics, social impact professionals, and students at SMU are teaming up to lower the entry barrier for blockchain and make the revolutionary technology available to communities that

New Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Will Bring Healthy Meals to Dallas Food Deserts

Posted by Alex Edwards

Postmates meets social innovation in Health Care Service Corporation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute’s new project, foodQ, that’s chosen Dallas as one of the first cities to make its debut.

This month, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and …

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Launches First-of-its-Kind Digital Tools to Aid Local Homebuyers

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is setting out to make buying a home easier than ever before with the launch of two digital tools: a mobile app and public education library.

Funded by donations from the Moody Foundation and …

ICYMI: Texas Healthcare Challenge Recap, StackPath Helps Form Kinetic Edge Alliance, Topgolf Moves Into Esports

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

If you huddled up indoors away from all the cold, cold rain last weekend, and you weren’t 20 floors up next to the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas, you missed one of the best entrepreneurial events of 2019 so far.

Look Inside: VITAS Healthcare Opens New Hospice Care Facility in Dallas’ Southern Sector

Posted by Blair Welch

Methodist Dallas Medical Center has been chosen as the new site for VITAS, a hospice program serving terminally ill patients that can no longer care for themselves from their home.

The Miami-based company is now offering its services to those …

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 …

Q+A: GoodWork’s Amy King on Bringing Sustainability and Wellness to Coworking

Posted by Alex Edwards

Amy King defines coworking as both a shared workplace, and as a way for the solopreneur or remote worker to combat isolation. It’s about connections as much as it is about extra-caffeinated hospitality.

And that’s what she’s doing with her …

Inclusive Kanarys Platform Raises $575K to Bring Advanced Tech to Social Enterprise

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Kanarys Inc., a Dallas-based company with an inclusive work culture platform, recently closed a $575,000 pre-seed funding round. The company described its capital as necessary to lay the groundwork to launch the platform and add data analyst and AI/machine learning

Meet the Innovators:
Corey Clark, BALANCED Media Technology

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comWith the mission of bringing purpose to play, Corey Clark is using video games to advance medicine. His company, BALANCED, combines human intelligence and machine learning that allows people and computers to work together to solve problems.

“In the simplest …

Coworking Grows Up: Shared Space Is One of North Texas’ Hottest Placemaking Tools

Posted by Jeremiah Jensen

It wasn’t long ago that we were asking ourselves: “Is coworking a fad?”

Guess what? It’s not a fad.

Over the last few years, coworking has grown up a lot. What was once a fringy experiment in utilizing vacant space …

Look Inside: 2019 Dallas Innovates Magazine Reception

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates editorial team and more than 250 top innovators in North Texas gathered last week at WeWork in Uptown to celebrate the launch of Dallas Innovates 2019 — The Magazine.

The Dallas-Fort Worth innovation community was well …