Archive for the ‘Startup’ 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

Flexible Labor Platform Ramps Up with Five Leadership Hires and Promotions

Posted by Alex Edwards

Shiftsmart, a Dallas-based online marketplace for workforce management, has made a series of executive appointments to ramp up its leadership team and continue revolutionizing the flexible labor market.

The announcement includes two appointments, one addition, and several promotions.

Shiftsmart powers …

Lighter, Faster, Stronger: Dallas‑Based Materials Company Aims to Revolutionize Aviation, Defense, and Space With Aluminum Alternative

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Roger Raley leads a team of engineers developing HX5: a lighter, faster-to-produce alternative to aluminum for aviation, defense, space, and more.

Less weight means less fuel, says Raley, president of Alpine Advanced Materials.

“Every gram of weight you save …

EVERY LAST WORD: “An Emerging Sentiment Took Hold That You Don’t Need To Be in the Bay Area To Build the Next Unicorn or Decacorn.”

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 …

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

This Dallas Native Returned Home From the Bay Area to Launch His Digital Design Company, ‘Not Dev’

Posted by Michaela Markels

As the world transitioned to digital amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Dev Gupta—a Dallas native and UT Austin alumnus—was already working virtually, turning his freelance work into a fully functioning business.

His company, Not Dev, works with clients on …

How These Married Dallas Physicians Launched a First-of-its-Kind Medical Education Platform and Podcast

Posted by Michaela Markels

istockphoto imageAaron Fritts and Gopi Shah got married during their residencies and co-founded BackTable in 2016 in Dallas.

Since, their company has expanded to include an app, blogs, and podcasts, in which doctors and other healthcare professionals share ideas and personal …

Four Dallas-Area Female Founders Talk Funding. Finding the Money Wasn’t Easy, But They Did It

Posted by Quincy Preston and Jasmin Brand

Dallas-Fort Worth has a burgeoning pipeline of female-founded companies. But for women, the startup road is paved with unique challenges in accessing funding to launch and scale their businesses. We talked with four successful female entrepreneurs who say finding the

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 16

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Water-Based Chemistry: North Texas Startup Invents Agriculture and Energy Solutions That Are Better for Business AND the Environment

Posted by Quincy Preston

Bravis Brown and his team at BPS Technology are improving agricultural production and the environment through sustainable chemical innovations. With a dozen patents filed in the last 12 months—all powered by a water-based technology called SymMAX—the company’s invention is moving

Dallas Residential Real Estate Startup Nada Raises $1.07M on Republic—the Max Funding Amount

Posted by Alex Edwards

Last July, we introduced you to Nada, a fairly new startup on the scene that plans to disrupt the residential real estate model for buying and selling a home.

The Dallas-based team launched in late 2018, raised around $800K …

Google for Startups Picks Three Dallas-Area Founders for Second Academy Cohort 

Posted by Alex Edwards

Three North Texas entrepreneurs—Roberto Inetti, Fred Burns, and Kedreon Cole—have been chosen to participate in the highly selective Google for Startups Founders Academy, a six-month program that aims to assist budding startups in growing revenues and gaining access to capital.

Dallas-Based Startup Listeners on Call Connects People Looking for (Virtual) Human Interactions During the Pandemic

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

Cole Egger, co-founder and chief executive officer of Listeners on Call, realized after his father’s five-year-long battle with cancer that he wanted to continue his father’s legacy of empathy. Listeners on Call is an app that accomplishes that by connecting

Success in the Genes: Launching in a Pandemic Didn’t Hurt This Fast-Growth Dallas Biotech Company

Posted by Quincy Preston

Since emerging from stealth less than a year ago, Taysha Gene Therapies has been anything but quiet.

Founded by R.A. Session II in 2019, Taysha saw an explosive start last year raising $125 million in Series A and

Dallas-Based Zabo Is Bringing Cryptocurrency International Through a New Partnership

Posted by Alex Edwards

Zabo, a Dallas-based financial data aggregator for cryptocurrency accounts, has formed a partnership with Money Dashboard, a free personal financial management application in the UK, to allow more people to see their cryptocurrency accounts alongside their bank accounts.

Through the …

The 10X Effect: 15 Minutes with Billionaire Grant Cardone Completely Transformed My Business

Posted by Dennice Johnson

Grant Cardone is the mecca of entrepreneurs. He ranks among the greatest in business and has 10X’d the lives of some of the top entrepreneurs in the world. His events are magnetic and impactful—attracting the likes of Hollywood celebs such

Lunch, with a Side of History, is Served

Posted by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorScattered across the Dallas area are several Black small business owners who have very different businesses—but share common goals. Among those goals is bringing awareness about Black History Month by neatly tucking their extraordinary products into an ordinary shoebox—a unique

Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 9

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

This Fort Worth Couple Brews Small Business Collaborations at Trinity Coffee House—Including a Local CBD Company

Posted by Bella Pinera

Trinity Coffee House recently announced its collaboration with WelCel, a premium line of full-spectrum hemp CBD oil products based in Fort Worth, which is said to make Trinity one of DFW’s only coffee shops that offers CBD as an add-on

Meet AECOM’s Dev Rastogi, the Local Exec Spearheading Infrastructure Projects That Could Redefine Transportation

Posted by Sandra Engelland

Dev Rastogi works with forward-thinking ideas.

As the vice president at AECOM, a multinational engineering firm that has a large presence in North Texas with 230 employees, Rastogi is armed with innovation, determination, and ingenuity. The Dallas executive uses her …