Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

McKinney Game Competition Platform Joins Newchip Startup Accelerator Cohort

Posted by Quincy Preston

De’ Lamar Technologies, a McKinney-based software technology company, has been accepted into Newchip Startup Accelerator’s September Pre-Seed Cohort in Austin.

The startup joins 33 others that range in industry focus from flying cars to robot-built custom furniture to social network …

Dallas Innovates—The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report


It’s the No. 1 thing on the minds of North Texas leaders.

Companies, large and small, need to attract, hire, and retain the best talent. And the competition has never been greater for digitally savvy innovators.

Enter Dallas Innovates—The

North Texas Scientists Aim to Win a $50M (and Climbing) War on the Roses

Posted by Quincy Preston

A virus called Rose Rosette has cost the horticulture industry $50 million over five years, and “North Texas is ground zero,” according to D CEO magazine.

One city known as “The Rose Capital of America”—Tyler—has nearly given up on planting …

Venture Dallas: Big-Name Speakers Talk Tech, Funding, and Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

More than 300 entrepreneurs and investors gathered at the first-ever Venture Dallas this week.

Launched by nine local dealmakers, the two-day conference boosted relationships between local founders and out-of-town investors, put North Texas even more on the map as an …

How a First-Year Venture Conference Opened Investors’ Eyes About DFW’s High-Growth Companies

Posted by Jeff Bounds

At its core, the first Venture Dallas summit this week was about making introductions that lead to deals. Investors from 15 states had more than 150 meetings with entrepreneurs were in the books by 10 a.m. Wednesday—the event’s second and

Venture Dallas: Emmitt Smith on Why Retirement is Overrated, Off-Season is Key, and DFW is the ‘Center of the Universe’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Emmitt Smith might be a Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back and three-time Super Bowl Champion, but he also now runs several businesses spanning real estate, construction, and technology.

This week at Venture Dallas, Smith sat down with MVPindex …

Tech Wildcatters’ Fall 2019 Cohort Kicks Off with Seven New Startups

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based global seed accelerator Tech Wildcatters has selected its Fall 2019 Cohort with seven new startups—three of which are establishing a home base in Dallas.

Tech Wildcatters visited tech hubs around the world to find the best founders for this …

‘ClassPass of Coworking’: Deskpass Wants to Make Shared Spaces Even More Flexible in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s no secret that coworking is consistently climbing in Dallas-Fort Worth. Last year, Regus predicted coworking will contribute $4.2 trillion annually to the U.S. economy by 2030. And Dallas is at the front of the pack—a 2019 Colliers International report

Follow the Money: Neighborhood Goods Nets $11M, Ford Financial Fund Raises $1B; Integrity Marketing Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Have …

McKesson and TrakCel Form a Collaboration to Commercialize Cell and Gene Therapies

Posted by Lance Murray

McKesson Corp., the Irving-based pharma distribution giant, has announced a new collaboration with TrakCel, a software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems.

Together, the two companies intend to collaborate on support for cell and …

Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator Names Heyn Managing Director

Posted by Lance Murray

Cynthia Heyn has been appointed managing director of Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator, where she will be responsible for the overall execution and operations of the incubator, along with its strategy and partner relations, according to a statement. 

The incubator was …

Venture Dallas Kicks Off With One-on-One Meetings at Capital Factory

Posted by Alex Edwards

North Texas’ newest tech conference—launched by nine local dealmakers dedicated to expanding the innovation ecosystem—made its debut this week. The two-day summit, dubbed Venture Dallas, garnered founders and investors both locally and nationally to grow the region’s innovation ecosystem

JLL Report: Fort Worth’s Near Southside Primed to Become Innovative Economic Force

Posted by Lance Murray

Earlier this year, we told you about the plans Fort Worth leaders have for a first-of-its-kind medical innovation district south of downtown, an ambitious undertaking that could attract medical-related enterprises to the city and potentially could become an innovation hub.

Dallas Invents: 156 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 3

Posted by Quincy Preston

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

DI People: AT&T Business, Smoothie King, and Hilti North America Make Leadership Announcements

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 the people moves

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.

Each 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 …

Linear Labs Launches a New Electric Motor Aimed at Micromobility

Posted by Lance Murray

Smart electric motor maker Linear Labs has launched the newest iteration of its patented high-torque Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) motor—this one created specifically for micromobility uses, such as e-scooters.

Fort Worth-based Linear Labs is known for its products and IP …

Venture Dallas: Inaugural Tech Summit Will Highlight North Texas as an Investment Catalyst

Posted by Payton Potter

Next week, nine North Texas dealmakers are unveiling an enterprise of their own: Venture Dallas. The new tech conference will give startups and investors an opportunity to connect with innovators, business luminaries, and investors from around the nation.

It’s one …

Done Deals: ParkHub Tech Heads to Warriors’ Arena, NTT Data Extends Partnership, Colliers Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

North Texas companies are constantly finding funding, so we’re here to help you keep up.

Our Done Deals dashboard is updated daily to bring you the latest money moves, from investments to exits. Have a deal we should know about? …

Look Ahead: Venture Dallas’ 2019 Conference Schedule

Posted by Maddie Preston

Venture Dallas is happening next Wednesday, but there’s no time like the present to get ahead. Here’s what attendees can expect during Wednesday’s epic lineup. For more details, visit Venture Dallas’ website.

Arranging Venture Dallas was no simple task, …