Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

In June, stories on funding, expansions, and the changing nature of the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on Toyota Motor North America making two executive changes to AT&T announcing its new enterprise-level home office connectivity plan,

EVERY LAST WORD
‘This is how we are going to be able to say we changed the world.’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

We love folks who have a way with words. 

Here’s a roundup of quotes from North Texas innovators that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every …

AT&T Business’ Anne Chow Becomes First Global Female CEO to Serve as United Way Dallas’ Campaign Chair

Posted by Alex Edwards

Anne Chow has made another big move that further reinforces her status as a trailblazer for women in business.

When Chow took the role of CEO at Dallas-based AT&T Business, she became the unit’s first female and woman of color …

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Virtual 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

Dallas’ Carpenter Plaza Expansion Will Make It the Largest Park in the Downtown Core

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

For the first time in decades, the renovated 5.6-acre Carpenter Park will connect Downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas.

Since 2011, Carpenter Plaza hasn’t functioned as a park due to roadway re-configurations. Through a public-private partnership between the City …

Here’s a Roundup of COVID-19 Funding Options for DFW Small Biz. But Key Deadlines Are Approaching

Posted by Dave Moore

More than two dozen funding options are available for small businesses in the region to help them contend with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, but deadlines are approaching rapidly for some funding. Other options are also opening as well.

The …

Two Dallas Entrepreneurs Developed a Community Video App to Assist Those in Stressful Encounters With Police

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Dallas-based entrepreneurs behind the Bundil investment app have formed a new company with technology aimed to keep people safe during police encounters.

We See You LLC, founded by uncle-nephew duo Jason Lewis and Dmitri Love, is behind a mobile

Black in Business: North Texas Entrepreneurs Give Advice, Share Perspective, and Open Dialogue

Posted by Alex Edwards

Earlier this year, Texas was ranked as the No. 2 state for Black entrepreneurs to build a business. While there are many factors that make the state, and Dallas-Fort Worth, a great place for founders of color—camaraderie, opportunity, economic

Dallas-Based Comerica Bank Commits $1 Million to Launch Black Capital Access Program With National Business League

Posted by Quincy Preston

Comerica Bank will commit $1 million over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership to develop and launch a new access to capital initiative that will assist Black businesses across the country, the Dallas-based

A Dallas-Based Artist is Showcasing a Four-Day Art Exhibit In Bonton Neighborhood to Shed Light on Gentrification

Posted by Chantal Canales

The COVID-19 pandemic initially forced Nigerian visual artist Jeremiah Onifadé to postpone his new show “Blue Dot.” Now, it is set to happen this weekend. The 96-hour exhibition will take place in the Bonton neighborhood of Dallas in partnership with

Get Shift Done Fund Goes National, Expands Hunger and Unemployment Initiative

Posted by Alex Edwards

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of local North Texas innovators acted fast to form Get Shift Done. The nonprofit was meant to support unemployed hospitality and service workers who lost their paychecks while at the

Capital Factory’s First Virtual ‘Women  in Tech’ Summit Highlights Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Quincy Preston

Capital Factory’s 2020 “Women in Tech” summit packed in information and inspiration on Tuesday. Kicked off by CEO Josh Baer, the streamed event included a keynote chat with Mary Grove, who previously served as Director of Google for Startups

New Texas Women’s Foundation Report Shows Women Hold a Huge Stake in Texas’ Workforce

Posted by Alex Edwards

Texas Women’s Foundation has released the findings of its Economic Issues for Women in Texas 2020 report, which examines the economic status of Texas women in regard to gender, race, and ethnicity. It showed that women make up half the

The Juneteenth Movement: Bottle Rocket Designates June 19 ‘A Company-Wide Day of Reflection, Learning, and Action’

Posted by Sophia Gonzalez

Addison-based Bottle Rocket has activated a campaign called the Juneteenth Movement “to bring together businesses in Dallas and beyond to put a voice and actionable change behind the racial injustice that plagues our nation,” according to a statement.

The digital …

In the Face of Change, Black Entrepreneurs in North Texas Step Up. Here’s How You Can Too

Posted by Alex Edwards

Earlier this year, Texas was ranked as the No. 2 state for Black entrepreneurs to build a business. While there are many factors that make the state, and Dallas-Fort Worth, a great place for founders of color—camaraderie, opportunity, economic

Denton Software Engineer Plans to ‘Feed the Social Justice Revolution’

Posted by Chantal Canales

After being arrested on Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on June 1 during a Black Lives Matter protest, Denton-based software engineer Jeziel Jones noticed a trend in his conversations with fellow protestors: food.
 
That’s when Jones decided to create the Potluck …

Texas Women’s Foundation’s HERitage Giving Fund Awards $23,000+ to Six Black Female-Led Nonprofits

Posted by Riley Farrell

The HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation has awarded more than $23,000 of fully unrestricted grants to six nonprofit organizations that are both led by and serve black women. The intent is to support the organizations’ operations during the

80+ Scenes From the Dallas Mavericks’ Hosted ‘Courageous Conversations’ Meet Up

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Wearing protective face masks, more than 100 people—many of them law enforcement officers, Mavs fans, employees of the Mavs, and employees of the American Airlines Center—gathered to hear team owner Mark Cuban, Dallas Regional Chamber Board Chair John Olajide, and

Dallas Mavericks Fight White Privilege, Racial Stereotypes With ‘Courageous Conversations’

Posted by Dave Moore

The Dallas Mavericks—not known for backing down from the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or James Harden—faced off against their toughest opponent yet Tuesday, June 9, at the American Airlines Center: racism.

The public outcry over a police officer’s …

AECOM, AT&T, Toyota, and More Partner on Dallas’ First Climate Action Plan

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

It’s a common saying that it takes a village to raise a child. For Dallas’ new Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP), it took two major committees, two rounds of formal community meetings, more than 180 individual meetings with