Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Calendar: Not-to-Miss 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

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

Posted by Quincy Preston

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every 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

The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region is back for 2021. 

The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week (DSW) powered by Capital One will be held from August 1 – 5. 

The …

Mayor Eric Johnson at the State of Entrepreneurship: ‘I Believe That Dallas Needs To Be a City That Leads’

Posted by Alex Edwards

To a crowd full of local entrepreneurs, creatives, and business leaders at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s annual State of Entrepreneurship, Mayor Eric Johnson put out a rallying cry for what the future of innovation might look like in Dallas: “We

EVERY LAST WORD: “The Word ‘No’ Can Be a Powerful Motivator”

Posted by Quincy Preston

These North Texas innovators had “The Last Word.” Here’s a collection of the quotes that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every Day e-newsletter. Don’t miss …

Denton Nonprofit to Open Bob’s House of Hope, a Safe House for Young Men Exploited by Sex Trafficking

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Denton-based nonprofit Ranch Hands Rescue has announced that Bob’s House of Hope, a safe house for young men exploited by sex trafficking to help them rebuild their lives, will officially open on June 1.

Bob Williams, CEO and founder of …

The Pitch: Cornbread Hustle Sweeps Five Categories, Including Social Innovator of the Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

This year, Dallas-based Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency that assists people with criminal records in finding meaningful employment, snagged the spotlight at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ fifth-annual The Pitch.

Presented by AT&T, The Pitch is a social innovation competition …

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Here Are 15-Plus 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, …

Denton Nonprofit Carton Council Wants to Make Sure Cartons Don’t End Up in Landfills

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Carton Council, a Denton-based nonprofit that aims to find long-term collaborative solutions to divert valuable cartons from landfills, has released new research that shows consumers don’t “speak the same language” as those in the recycling and packaging industries.

Based …

The Digital Divide is Real. AT&T Commits $2 Billion To Bridge the Broadband Connectivity Gap

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

AT&T is building on its past $1 billion contribution by committing an additional $2 billion to support the nation’s most vulnerable communities.

The media giant is hoping to bring broadband connectivity to more Americans through its renewed commitment as millions …

PQC President Michael Sorrell to Helm The Dallas Foundation’s Board of Governors

Posted by Alex Edwards

One of Dallas’ most esteemed, well-known leaders in education, Dr. Michael Sorrell, has been chosen as the next chair of The Dallas Foundation’s Board of Governors. He succeeds Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt, who has served as chair since 2019.

The Dallas …

EarthX’s Virtual E-Capital Summit to Generate Investment Into Environmental Ideas and Companies

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based EarthX is going virtual for the second year in a row amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And set to return from April 28-30 is the coveted E-Capital Summit, an invitation-only event that investors and founders are encouraged not to

Dallas’ Marcus Graham Project Collaborates With Hennessy on $1M Accelerator for Black Entrepreneurs

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Marcus Graham Project, a Dallas-based nonprofit working to develop the next generation of diverse leaders in the media industry, has launched a new acceleration fund with Hennessy to create a more equitable ecosystem for Black entrepreneurs.

Called “Never Stop …

These Programs Are Inspiring Budding Musicians in Dallas to Pursue Their Dreams

Posted by Capital One

After first trying out soccer, swimming and chess in elementary school, Yasmine Bougacha discovered her greatest passion while playing violin in her school’s orchestra.

“I really liked playing the violin but I remember my teacher telling me I would have …

Southern Dallas’ Redbird Mall Revitalization Brings Access, Talent, and Purchasing Power to the Area

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

Five years after launching the redevelopment of Redbird Mall in Southern Dallas, owner and developer Peter Brodsky has proven his thesis—the demand for a vibrant mixed-use development south of Interstate 30 in Dallas is a sustainable investment that generates a

Building Solutions Appoints Leaders from Big Thought, SMU, and More to Educational Campaign’s Advocacy Committee

Posted by Bella Pinera

To further the goals of its “Building Solutions for Brighter Futures” campaign, Dallas firm Building Solutions has named members to its advocacy committee.

Building Solutions recently launched a year-long campaign to bring awareness to the inequities in school facilities and …

ICYMI 2021: The Q1 Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

You’ve found Dallas Innovates’ archive of news briefs. For the current edition of ICYMI, click here.  

Make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for Dallas Innovates Every Day, the best of Dallas-Fort Worth innovation delivered straight …

Southern Dallas Thrives Receives $750K Grant from PepsiCo Foundation To Help Women with Job Placement and Security

Posted by Michaela Markels

Made possible by a three-year, $750,000 grant from the PepsiCo Foundation, the Women’s Workplace Readiness Initiative is the latest project of Southern Dallas Thrives, a program launched by a partnership between United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, The PepsiCo Foundation, and

This Goes On Your Permanent Record: GreenLight Credentials Uses Blockchain for Students’ ‘Life Transcript’

Posted by Sandra Engelland

GreenLight Credentials CEO Manoj Kutty and his team are using blockchain technology to make records secure and shareable. The applications of the tech is two-fold: to connect students, academic institutions, and businesses by providing real-time access to lifelong learning achievements,

DI People: Pillar Clinical Research, Dallas City Homes, Mohr Capital, and More Make Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

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 the people moves …