Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

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, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any …

UTD and WEDallas Celebrate Female Entrepreneurship at the Second Annual Women’s Summit

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

It’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, and Dallas’ startup community is here to celebrate. 

The week is designed to commemorate female founders and bring together those making the region an ideal place to launch a company. Since 2007, women-owned small businesses have …

Inclusive Smart Cities: Moving from Technology-Centric to Citizen-Centric Smart Cities

Posted by Deloitte

As urban populations grow increasingly diverse, many cities are turning to technology and smart city solutions to build more livable environments and improve the delivery of public services. However, smart city design and implementation challenges, coupled with the digital divide

Solutions Through Collaboration: Dallas Funders Tackle Workforce and Business Challenges with New Program

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy announced its inaugural 2019-2020 class of 24 fellows representing community-based organizations, businesses, post-secondary educational institutions, and government agencies.

The program is a combined effort of Communities Foundation of Texas, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and …

IF/THEN Summit Convenes Nationwide Female STEM Role Models in Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Lyda Hill Philanthropies is on a mission to empower women in STEM across the U.S.

Through its IF/THEN initiative, the Dallas-based philanthropy has made many commitments to fund world-changing advancements in science and nature. The first-of-its kind coalition—announced earlier

McKinney Nonprofit Provides Showers to the Homeless

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

While taking a shower may be a daily task for many people, for others, it’s a luxury.

“Folks can count on a weekly shower, they can count on us being there. And, it’s funny—a lot of them will tell me, …

Craig Hall Receives 5th Annual Impact Awards’ Vision Award

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas developer and entrepreneur Craig Hall was the main focus at the North Texas District Council of the Urban Land Institute’s 5th Annual Impact Awards held earlier this month at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Hall was presented with ULI North

Calendar: Dallas Millennial Gala, Urban Design Awards, Tech Titans Masterclass

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas has plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. 

We scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save the Date guide full of …

Eight North Texas Leaders Make the 2020 HITEC 100 List

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council will be honoring its 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in tech, including eight people based in North Texas.

The awardees will be honored on Oct. 24 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. …

Texas Women’s Foundation’s Orchid Giving Circle Awards $219K in Community Grants

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Orchid Giving Circle, a Texas Women’s Foundation group, is celebrating its fifth year with $219,500 in grants for 14 North Texas nonprofits benefiting the local Asian community. The grants were announced at the Grantee Celebration earlier this month at Toyota’s

STEM, STEAM, STREAM: “In Dallas, the Ingredients are Here.”

Posted by Alex Edwards and Quincy Preston

Education matters to business, and a STEM, STEAM, and STREAM education is vital to building the future workforce. In Dallas Innovates’ first two installments of our “Learning Reinvented” roundtable, eight local experts weighed in with their collaborative ideas on the

JPMorgan Chase Neighborhoods Program Invests $6M in TREC Community Fund

Posted by Lance Murray

The Real Estate Council Community Fund has received a $6 million investment from JPMorgan Chase’s Partnerships for Rising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) program—the biggest single investment ever awarded to TREC Community Fund.

The investment—one of seven made nationwide—follows …

Dallas Bound: Nonprofit JUST Makes Investments to Female Entrepreneurs Based on Trust

Posted by Alex Edwards

JUST is on a mission to rewrite the “story of opportunity” in Texas, one woman at a time.

The Austin-based nonprofit, which solely supports female entrepreneurs to create more resilient communities, has announced it’s headed north for the team’s first-ever …

Klyde Warren Park Expansion Renderings Show its Westward Growth

Posted by Lance Murray

Klyde Warren Park has released renderings of its planned westward expansion over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway toward Field Street.

The project will expand the downtown green space 1.5 acres, with construction scheduled to begin in winter 2021 and be completed …

Beyond Smart Cities: Dallas Ranks High in Global Cities’ AI Readiness Index

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas sits at No. 8 in the world and third in the nation in the Global Cities’ AI Readiness Index conducted by The Oliver Wyman Forum, which evaluates how cities are prepping for tech that can disrupt the way we

STEM, STEAM, STREAM: ‘The World Doesn’t Work Without Technology Anymore, Nothing Does.’

Posted by Alex Edwards and Quincy Preston

Since STEM was coined, it’s been a movement built on fundamentally shifting the way we think about education. STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Math—and its variations, STEAM (with its “A” for Art) and STREAM (with its “R” for Reading and wRiting), have

‘We have an opportunity to be the electrification capital of 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 …

Tech Titans Live! Expo and Trade Show Will Highlight All Things Tech

Posted by TechTitans

Companies will showcase leading-edge equipment, software, and solutions for technology companies at a trade show and networking event on Tuesday, October 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson.

Throughout the Live! …

Reimagine Communities Summit: How Human-Centered Design and Digitalization Drive Innovation

Posted by Alex Edwards

Capital One is a firm believer that technological advances are continuously and quickly driving the state of our communities.

With its Future Edge initiative, Capital One made a pledge to help these communities prepare for the future by providing access …

Inspire Frisco is Bringing Together 12 Texas Universities Through Tech Event

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Inspire Frisco is hosting nine Dallas-Fort Worth-based universities along with three others from Texas for a one-day technology exchange event Wednesday at the UNT Inspire Park in Frisco. 

Through USpinX, Inspire Frisco is hoping to provide a “collision space” for …