Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Bio North Texas Shifts iC3 Life Sciences Summit to Virtual Event

Posted by Quincy Preston

Bio North Texas will go virtual for the first time with its annual iC3 Life Sciences Summit this November.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the industry. That makes it more important than ever to share ideas and …

AT&T Gifts $500,000 to Dallas Agencies That Help Black and Underserved Communities

Posted by Quincy Preston

AT&T today announced a half-a-million-dollar donation to local agencies that help Black and underserved communities in the region. The contribution is part of the global company’s on-going “Believe Dallas” initiative to help prevent and mitigate homelessness.

Three local organizations, The …

DI People: Jacobs, BNSF, Kimberly-Clark, Transwestern, 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 …

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

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 top innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education

‘A majority of startups require a ‘second act’ during their growth stage.’

Posted by Quincy Preston

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 …

Calling All Innovators: Pediatric Hospitals Seek Solutions for Healthcare Pain Points Through KidsX Accelerator

Posted by Dave Moore

Though children comprise about 15 percent of all medical patients, a disproportionately high number of health care apps are geared toward adults. Yet adult-oriented health care apps seldom work for children.

For example, adult asthma management apps don’t translate well …

Mike McKinley Is Named 101st President of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas

Posted by Riley Farrell

An organization doesn’t hit the century mark without a thread of innovation. 

That’s something incoming president Mike McKinley is ready to tackle. To withstand a hundred years of change—present year included—the Salesmanship Club of Dallas has evolved its practices, techniques,

#HackTheCulture: Impact Ventures Debuts Hackathon Series Focused on Social Justice

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Hack The Culture 2020 plans to explore the intersection of social change, justice, and technology by bringing together developers, designers, and other people in tech with activists, community organizers, and policy makers.

With these people coming together from diverse backgrounds, …

EarthxTV Launch Will Kick Off Climate Week on Sept. 21

Posted by Riley Farrell

On Sept. 21, Dallas-based EarthX will mark the onset of Climate Week with the unveiling of EarthxTV, a virtual platform with a mission to become the go-to streaming network for coverage on inter-industry solutions to critical environmental concerns. 

EarthxTV is

Social Venture Partners Dallas Announces Dana Juett Residency’s Fifth Class

Posted by Sophia Gonzalez

Social Venture Partners Dallas has chosen the members that will comprise the fifth class of the Dana Juett Residency. These young professionals will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in philanthropy by going through the program dedicated to social

9/11 Heroes: Old Parkland Installs Monument Honoring United Airlines Flight 93

Posted by Quincy Preston

As many remember lost loved ones and heroic acts by first responders and citizens on 9/11, Old Parkland in Uptown Dallas has erected a commissioned bronze statue in honor of the heroes on United Airlines Flight 93. Called “Non Sibi,”

Anurag Jain and Patrick Brandt Share How They Started Nonprofit Get Shift Done Amidst a Pandemic

Posted by Riley Farrell

Get Shift Done is an initiative formed during COVID-19 that connects displaced hospitality workers with nonprofits to serve and provide hunger relief to 11 cities across the United States. In just 90 days of existence, Get Shift Done served 40

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in August

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

In August, stories on education, expansions, exits, and growing companies rose to the top of our list. Here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on

1. Mark Cuban Foundation Offers Free AI Bootcamps Through Partnerships with Walmart, Elevate,

How Will 2020 Ultimately Reshape Society? Dallas’ Social Impact Leaders Weigh In

Posted by Alex Edwards

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the social injustice movement, and economic fallout, our world will be forever changed by the happenings of this year.

Dallas Startup Week’s Social Impact Track tackled the question of how this year’s events could lead to …

Capital One, GoFundMe, and National Urban League Unite in Coalition for Small Business National Advocacy Program

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Keeping doors open despite the challenges of an ongoing pandemic is the goal of Small Unites, a new national movement and advocacy program supporting small businesses.

The $50 million effort launched on August 31 is powered by a coalition of …

COVID-19 Community Toolbox: Resources for Small Business, Nonprofits, and Entrepreneurs in North Texas

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Innovates is following the COVID-19 pandemic developments in the region to help organizations navigate the crisis. Here’s a weekly roundup of resources.

In addition, organizations such as the Dallas Regional Chamber, UNT Health Science Center, the UTD Institute for

Texas Women’s Foundation Board Announces New Directors and a Chair Elect

Posted by Alex Edwards

Texas Women’s Foundation is blazing a trail for its “legacy of inclusion” with its 47-member board that makes up one of the most diverse and powerful in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) today announced eight new …

Mark Cuban Foundation Offers Free AI Bootcamps Through Partnerships with Walmart, Elevate, and Headstorm

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Mark Cuban Foundation, which is the private charitable foundation of Dallas Mavericks Owner and “Shark” Mark Cuban, teamed up with Walmart, tech-enabled credit solutions provider Elevate, and product and engineering firm Headstorm to host the second year of its

How is COVID Affecting Youth in Dallas? The City Needs Your Help to Answer

Posted by Alex Edwards

In partnership with Dallas County, PCCI, UT Dallas, Dallas ISD, and Codeup, the City of Dallas is launching a student data challenge posed on a key question: “How is COVID affecting youth in Dallas?”

The COVID-19 Data Challenge will have …