Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

‘Vision for Life’: Richardson Startup Evergaze Chosen for National MedTech Program

Posted by Natalie Le

Over 800 medical technology startups from around the world competed for one of 50 spots in MedTech Innovator’s 2019 Accelerator and Showcase program. Over the course of four months, the participants will connect with leading industry stakeholders, meet with investors,

Dallas-Based Streaming Channel Gives Viewers a Taste of Texas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

You might find yourself hungry for more after watching Nikky Phinyawatana—founder of Dallas’ Asian Mint and EnjoyMint—bring the movers and shakers of DFW’s food industry into your home with new streaming channel Texas Foodies TV.

Viewers can interact with Phinyawatana …

TREC Foundation Funds Renovations for the We-Cycle Resource Center to Promote Safe and Quality Transportation

Posted by Natalie Le

As part of the Dallas Catalyst Project (DCP), The Real Estate Council (TREC)—in partnership with St. Philip’s School & Community Center, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and CitySquare—began its work to revitalize parts of South Dallas and Fair Park in late 2017.

Better Block in a Box is Bringing Placemaking to Cities’ Doorsteps

Posted by Payton Potter

It seems like everything is delivered in a box now, from meal prep kits to groceries to late-night Amazon shopping binges. Now, urbanism-focused nonprofit Better Block Foundation is joining the ranks of online retailers to bring placemaking materials to cities’

Complexity Gaming, U.S. Army Partner to Integrate Esports into Program for Soldiers

Posted by Lance Murray

Frisco-based Complexity Gaming is joining forces with the U.S. Army to give soldiers a glimpse into competitive gaming and Complexity players a taste of a soldier’s day-to-day life.

The partnership between complexity and the Army’s Installation Management Command’s Family and …

Take a Closer Look at DreamHack Dallas 2019 with DHD Films’ Gigapixel Photos

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The first-ever DreamHack Dallas was held earlier this month, and approximately 30,000 people attended the three-day long festival. If you weren’t able to attend, you’re in luck—DHD Films captured 360-degree highlights complete with an interactive video.

Dallas-based DHD Films …

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Raises Over $61.5 Million To Support North Texans

Posted by Natalie Le

By the time the fiscal year ends on June 30, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will reach a financial milestone: raising $61.6 million in its annual Unite Forever endowment campaign. Two-thirds of the funds will go to support United Way’s

‘If Only These Walls Could Talk’: UNT Dallas College of Law Unveils New Law Center at Historic Old City Hall

Posted by University of North Texas System

The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law celebrated a monumental moment in its young history Thursday afternoon, welcoming visitors for the first time into its new Law Center, historic Old City Hall in downtown Dallas, following a

Kimberly O’Neil Shares Business Expertise Through New Social Innovation Startup Founders Summit

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Last week, Kimberly O’Neil—a Dallas-based executive leader, professor, and startup nonprofit and social inno consultant—was awarded the United Way Social Innovation Award for bettering the North Texas community with her ideas and unique ways of thinking. Now, O’Neil plans

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

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation. From industry disruptors, to technological breakthroughs, to groundbreaking advancements, we’ve seen a lot in 2019—and we can’t wait to see what the rest of

Sustainable Eatery MIXT Is Cooking Up Expansion Plans Around North Texas

Posted by Liz Goodwin

Green makes green, and MIXT, a fresh and fast-casual eatery, proves it.

The California-based restaurant with one location in Dallas is on a mission to keep its ingredients local and reduce its carbon footprint. And now it’s looking to expand …

UTD and Rainbow Kids Partner in Summer Camp to Inspire Local Homeless Youth

Posted by Natalie Le

Rainbow Days and The University of Texas at Dallas have partnered to host the 24th annual Kids’ University summer camp, which aims to teach children living in local shelters how to set goals and aspire for a higher education. 

Dallas-based …

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Receives $150K to Expand Workforce Development Capacity

Posted by Natalie Le

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Pathways to Work program—a partnership of employers, funders, and training providers that helps individuals progress to middle-skill jobs—has been chosen for a grant program to train individuals and close talent gaps in the technology

DI People: GameStop, Solera Holdings, OutMatch, VAR Technology Finance Make Executive Moves

Posted by Lance Murray

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 people moves tied

Rethinking Renting: Dallas Is a Target Market for Co-Living

Posted by Lance Murray

Coworking is on the rise, but the office is not the only place that’s taking a turn toward the communal. According to a new report, Dallas is a prime location for growth in co-living, a type of community housing in

Female-Focused Nonprofit StateraArts Introduces Mentorship Chapter in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Liz Goodwin

StateraArts, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing women into equal representation in the arts, has added a sixteenth chapter to its ranks by establishing a Dallas-Fort Worth Mentorship program.

Statera derives from the Latin word for “balance,” which symbolizes a holistic …

By Veterans, For Veterans: DFW Social Startup Builds Eco‑Friendly Container Homes

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Rebuilding Our Heroes began with a purpose: housing and hiring veterans. It has already created its first “green” house prototype and has plans in the works to build a housing production facility in Collin County this year.

The overall mission …

Nowitzkis Named Honorary Chairs for North Texas Giving Day

Posted by Lance Murray

Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki have been announced as honorary chairs of the Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day, which will take place on Sept. 19.

Now underway with nonprofit kickoff events taking place through June 4, …

DISCOTECH: Meet Sweet Tooth Hotel’s Newest Art Installation

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

DISCOTECH wants to transform guests into pop idols during this multi-sensory exhibit opening in Dallas’ Victory Park on May 25.

Sweet Tooth Hotel is collaborating with px.lab to bring together electronic music and new media for interactive audio-visual installations. After …

Life Time Plans to Launch Luxury Living Community Focusing on Health and Wellness

Posted by Liz Goodwin

Life Time Living is bringing health and wellness home with its future launch of a holistic residential community.

With over 1.7 million members, Life Time—the healthy lifestyle company that owns Life Time Fitness gyms—plans to launch new luxury residences that …