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

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

The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region is back for 2021. 

The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week (DSW) powered by Capital One will be held from August 1 – 5. 

The …

Mayor Eric Johnson at the State of Entrepreneurship: ‘I Believe That Dallas Needs To Be a City That Leads’

Posted by Alex Edwards

To a crowd full of local entrepreneurs, creatives, and business leaders at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s annual State of Entrepreneurship, Mayor Eric Johnson put out a rallying cry for what the future of innovation might look like in Dallas: “We

EVERY LAST WORD: “The Word ‘No’ Can Be a Powerful Motivator”

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 …

Dallas’ Trinity Hunt Partners Acquires 3 Tech Companies, Launches Plano-based Argano

Posted by Alex Edwards

A new company has emerged out of Plano to deliver next-gen business and technology services that keep pace with today’s fast-changing customer expectations.

The launch is an amalgamation of two North Texas tech firms, Plano-based Keste and Arlington-based interRel, combining …

Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of April 11

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

The Dallas Cowboys Are About To Get Thumped — By $700M Recovery Tech Firm Hyperice

Posted by David Seeley

Will the Cowboys draft a cornerback tonight? Hyperice wants to know, because they’ll be thumping his muscles for years to come.

The Dallas Cowboys and Irvine, CA-based recovery tech company Hyperice have announced a multiyear partnership. The team will use …

Outmatch Hires New COO To Grow Its ‘Hiring Experience Stack’

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Outmatch, a talent analytics platform that touts ‘the industry’s first and only Hiring Experience Stack,’ has appointed Wilson Warmack as its chief operating officer to accelerate growth and product adoption.

Warmack brings to Outmatch more than a decade of …

The DEC Network’s State of Entrepreneurship Event Has a Confirmed Speaker Lineup and a New Title Sponsor

Posted by Alex Edwards

Published March 24, 2021; Updated April 29, 2021
The DEC Network has announced its title sponsor, Dallas Incorporated, and the lineup of speakers (below) for the event. Dallas Incorporated is launching a 12-month program to find, fund, and launch the

Dallas’ Take Command Health Raises $12M in Series A Funding to Capitalize on Demand for More Flexible Health Benefits

Posted by Alex Edwards

Take Command Health, a Dallas-based health reimbursement arrangement administrator on a mission to create a consumer-centric healthcare system, has closed on a $12 million Series A round to “capitalize on tremendous demand.”

The funding was led by LiveOak Venture Partners, …

‘The Social Hotel’: SOVA Prepares to Open its Doors in Downtown Dallas

Posted by Bella Pinera

Coming soon to downtown Dallas is SOVA, a premier boutique hotel that has announced plans to revamp the hospitality industry with its new hotspot that’s “fresh to the shores of America.”

Developed by 27-year-old twin brothers, Blake and Brandon Shirk, …

Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of April 13

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

Dallas Fintech Zirtue Receives Investment From Northwestern Mutual, Bringing Its Total Seed Funding to $4M

Posted by Alex Edwards

Zirtue, a Dallas-based fintech startup behind the first and only relationship-based lending app, has received an undisclosed investment from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of industry titan Northwestern Mutual.

The funding is an addition to Zirtue’s …

Made For Motherhood: Neiman Marcus Veterans Create Luxury Activewear for Moms-To-Be

Posted by Bella Pinera

Let’s face it, for many women, the 40 weeks of pregnancy can often be among the least fashionable—and the least comfortable—of their lives. The dynamic duo behind Berkley Clothing aims to solve this problem with their fashionable, and comfortable, activewear

The Pitch: Cornbread Hustle Sweeps Five Categories, Including Social Innovator of the Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

This year, Dallas-based Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency that assists people with criminal records in finding meaningful employment, snagged the spotlight at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ fifth-annual The Pitch.

Presented by AT&T, The Pitch is a social innovation competition …

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Here Are 15-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

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, recognition programs, and available grants innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, …

TechFW, Cowtown Angels, and Other Local Organizations Team Up for Inaugural Women & Wealth Event

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

On May 20, TechFW, in partnership with Cowtown Angels, Texas Woman’s University – Center for Women Entrepreneurs, and Texas Women’s Foundation, plans to bring together female entrepreneurs and investors through the inaugural Women & Wealth Event.

Investors and entrepreneurs will …

Dallas-Based Hair and Beauty Company You Go Natural Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding Round

Posted by Alexa Vickaryous

You Go Natural (YGN), a Dallas-based hair and beauty company, announced it has closed a $2 million seed funding round led by Brand Foundry Venture Partners with other notable participants including Capital Factory, Willow Growth Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of April 6

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