Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

EarthX Teams Up with National Geographic for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fast approaching, Dallas-based environmental organization EarthX announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society for its Earthx2020 event, which will be held April 22-26 at Fair Park in Dallas.

“As we celebrate the …

Dallas Mavericks Partner with Chime on Entrepreneurial and Community Initiatives

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Mavericks announced a multi-year partnership with banking company Chime, which will include supporting programs in North Texas communities.

Chime’s initiatives across DFW will focus on financial literacy and education and contribute to the Mavs Foundation’s mission of supporting …

Q&A: Meet Bill Chinn, the New CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Posted by Quincy Preston

After a 20-year run at GameStop and a stint leading Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bill Chinn is now making entrepreneurship his daily pursuit—and it’s a “dream come true.”

As the new(ish) CEO of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Chinn has been …

Dallas Innovates 2020: The Magazine

Posted by Quincy Preston

We begin the new decade with a toast to our newest magazine, Dallas Innovates 2020. This year, the cover of our third annual print publication declares “The Future is Here.” It’s a moment for innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth, one that

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Rebrands to Envision Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind has officially changed its name to Envision Dallas, a move that formalizes its relationship with Wichita, Kansas-based Envision. The move adds the 88-year-old agency to Envision’s locations in 11 states.

Envision Dallas has now adopted …

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories of 2019

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

It’s been a major year for Dallas-Fort Worth—especially when it comes to innovation. 

As we move into a new decade, we’d like to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From …

Communities Foundation of Texas Sees its Largest Year Yet With $118M in Grants in 2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) invested $118 million in community grants in the 2019 fiscal year—the largest grantmaking year in its 66-year history.

The 11th annual North Texas Giving Day was one of CFT’s 2019 highlights, during which $50 million …

Axxess Places Corporate Citizenship at the Heart of the Company

Posted by Alex Edwards

Axxess is committed to making lives better. 

As a home healthcare company, Axxess offers state-of-the-art software solutions to improve the care of patients across the U.S. But beyond the company’s suite of technological services, it has a commitment to corporate …

The Abilities Expo is Coming to Dallas Market Hall

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Abilities Expo is coming to Dallas Market Center on December 13-15. The event is focused on people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets, and healthcare professionals and features cutting-edge products and services across a range of disabilities.

Southwest Transplant Alliance Expands Donor Tech Statewide

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) announced it’s expanding its automated electronic referral technology to health systems across Texas. The platform automatically ties into hospitals’ electronic medical records in order to alert STA when a possible organ donor meets clinical triggers

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in November

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrapped up October, we decided to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. …

#GivingTuesdayDFW: United Way and UTD Expand Business for Good Program to Enhance Social Media

Posted by Lance Murray

With #GivingTuesdayDFW approaching next week, the semester-long Business for Good program is being expanded to help nonprofits enhance their social media ahead of the giving day. The program is a collaboration of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the University

DCCCD Teams Up With Edquity to Launch Emergency Aid Mobile App for Students

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas County Community College District has announced a partnership with Brooklyn-based student financial success and emergency aid company Edquity. The organizations are launching a mobile app that allows students to apply for and receive emergency grants in less than

JPMorgan Chase Invests $1M in North Texas Military Vets

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing more than $1 million to support military veterans in North Texas. The funds will help veterans make the transition to civilian life by training them in the IT industry via NPower, encouraging veteran entrepreneurs

Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

All companies are tech companies.

Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, a special edition of the Dallas Innovates magazine, looks at how companies in Dallas-Fort Worth are attracting and retaining the best talent. Startups, corporates, nonprofits, and organizations work hard …

bigBANG! 2019 Encouraged Conversations Surrounding an Inclusive Economy

Posted by Maddie Preston

bigBANG! says it’s Dallas’ longest-running event for game-changing social innovation. The theme of this year’s bigBANG! event is inclusivity, focusing on the deep conversations that encourage innovative solutions for positive change in Dallas. bigBANG! hopes to serve as an incubator

Community Change: The Strong America Tour is Heading to Denton

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The nationwide Strong America tour promoting Chuck Marohn’s book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, will be in Denton on Nov. 21. While the book release is the reason for the tour, Marohn, an engineer and

Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2020, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for The Innovation Awards 2020. The inaugural program honors companies and leaders—CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and more—driving innovation in North Texas.

All finalists will be recognized at an exclusive …

Global Entrepreneurship Week is Returning to Fort Worth With 50-Plus Events

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a worldwide event launched in 2008, is coming to Fort Worth on November 14-22 with more than 50 events and counting across Tarrant County. The event’s themes for 2019 include education, inclusion, ecosystems, and global.

“Many …