Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

DI People: Comerica, Shermco, Encore Bank, Mary Kay, and More Make Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

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 …

Future Readiness: This $15M Microsoft Training Program Aims to Accelerate Digital Skills in Minority Communities

Posted by Dave Moore

Black-led nonprofits have less than a week to apply to be part of a $15 million Microsoft training program aimed at accelerating digital skills in minority communities.

Up to 50 nonprofits will receive up to $100,000 over three years for …

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Virtual 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

Dallas Startup Now Cuisine Launches Beta of its Fully Automated Robotic Takeout Stations

Posted by Alex Edwards

Adam Lloyd Cohen built the beta version of a robotic meal-making machine in his garage.

Cohen is your textbook problem solver. He’s always thought that having takeout stations in apartment buildings and condos would appeal to residents looking to grab …

MassChallenge Texas: Here’s How Solenic Medical’s UTSW-Licensed Medical Device Kills an Infection on a Prosthetic Joint

Posted by Alex Edwards

Ed. Note: Dallas Innovates teamed up with MassChallenge Texas to highlight entrepreneurs and their high-impact companies in the current Texas cohort. Find them here.

Solenic Medical was formed from the passion of two UT Southwestern inventors.

At a UTSW research …

The Coupon Industry is Big. And The Coupon Bureau is Changing the Game Using Dallas-based Hedera’s Tech

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

After Coca-Cola was invented in 1886, a new type of marketing was also born: the coupon. With the transformation of technology over the years, coupons have also evolved from pieces of paper offering free tastes of Coke to sites like

Out of Stealth, Dallas ‘Smart Computing’ Platform Joins Highly Selective 5G Open Innovation Lab—and Wins a Global Competition

Posted by Alex Edwards

In April, Dallas-based Taubyte emerged from stealth as a smart computing platform that enables scaling software to global infrastructure catalyzed by 5G and IoT. Now, huge innovators in the space are already taking notice.

Taubyte was chosen this month to …

Hurry, Innovators: Fujitsu is Accepting Entries Until Sept. 30 For Its Ninth Accelerator (This Year, Virtual)

Posted by Alex Edwards

Tokyo-headquartererd Fujitsu, one of the world’s leading IT services providers, is looking for targeted startups that are willing to drive business in the Japanese market.

The Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company is putting out a call-to-action for …

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 8

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

Hypergiant Industries Brings on Former IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq as Global CTO

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Mohammed Farooq is bringing more than 25 years of enterprise software experience to the next-gen AI and defense company. He will have GTM, technical, and operations roles at the 230-person startup that has headquarters in Dallas and Austin.

Hypergiant’s Dallas-based …

Dallas-Based Boss Women Media Partners with Square on ‘Home Hustler’ Program for Black Female Entrepreneurs

Posted by Chantal Canales

Boss Women Media, an online membership platform and women’s empowerment community, has teamed up with mobile payment platform Square to host a four-week virtual “Home Hustler” Program to support women-owned businesses.

The four-week educational series will provide businesswomen with insights …

Headed to Houston: Local Rideshare Alto Makes Its First Expansion Outside of Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas gained its very own rideshare company back in 2018 when Alto hit the roads with its fleet of white, branded vehicles. Now, the startup is already ready to make its first expansion outside of its home base.

Starting Oct. …

DI People: Jacobs, BNSF, Kimberly-Clark, Transwestern, and More Make Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

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 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 top innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education

‘A majority of startups require a ‘second act’ during their growth stage.’

Posted by Quincy Preston

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 …

#HackTheCulture: Impact Ventures Debuts Hackathon Series Focused on Social Justice

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Hack The Culture 2020 plans to explore the intersection of social change, justice, and technology by bringing together developers, designers, and other people in tech with activists, community organizers, and policy makers.

With these people coming together from diverse backgrounds, …

McKinney Innovation Fund Draws Hundreds of New Jobs, 11 Tech HQs in Eight Months

Posted by Gloria Salinas, Managing Director, Economic Development, DRC

While most corporate relocation decisions have been delayed due to the pandemic, McKinney Economic Development Corporation’s Innovation Fund is landing tech startups at warp speed.

Over the past eight months, the Innovation Fund—an incentive-based fund for tech startups in …

Roomored Gets Investment to Boost its 3D Visualization Platform for Homebuilders—Timely Tech in a COVID World

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based Roomored was equipped for COVID before it even began.

The startup is a pioneer in the virtual home buying experience with its revolutionary 3D visualization platform that literally constructs a new reality for homebuilders.

Since founding Roomored in 2016, …

BPS Agriculture’s New Startup Is Using Tech to Help Farmers Reduce Environmental Impact and Stay Profitable

Posted by Alex Edwards

The team behind North Texas-based diversified agricultural holding company BPS Agriculture has launched a venture that wants to help farmers reduce their environmental impact while increasing profitability.

Called PureAcre, the new startup will focus on bringing high-performance management products—like Earth-friendly …

Urban Air Fuels Expansion With $700K in Incentives for ‘3-Pack’ Franchise Deals

Posted by Quincy Preston

Urban Air Adventure Park, which grew from a single trampoline park in Southlake to a worldwide chain in just under a decade, is investing in its expansion despite a global pandemic. The indoor park pioneer has an “Ultimate Adventure” for